HS football: Highland’s Kobe Tracy named 5A District 5-6 Player of the Year
Highland quarterback Kobe Tracy was named the 5A District 5-6 Player of the Year, announced Wednesday. The league’s all-conference honors were voted on by the district’s coaches.
The senior quarterback finished the 2018 season 248 of 354 for 2,883 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Tracy set the Rams’ single-season record for completions, topping the previous mark of 245 set in 2005 by Mike Davenport. Tracy also had the third-best single-season completion percentage (70.2) in team history.
Teammate Landon Demuzio earned offensive player of the year honors. The senior running back tallied 1,291 yards rushing, 692 yards receiving and 21 offensive touchdowns. Highland’s Gino Mariani was named coach of the year after leading the Rams to a second-place finish at the 5A state playoffs.
Highland running back Jesus Garcia, tight end Drake Hill, wide receiver Andrew VanSickle and offensive linemen Tanner Drury and Colton Heinz were named to the first-team offense, while defensive lineman Kamiah Olsen, linebackers Dylan Jester and Taylor Kerr, and defensive backs Carter Fellows and Jayden Bell were first-team selections on defense. Bell was also a first-team punter.
Highland had four players named to the second-team offense, including Fellows as a return specialist. Four Rams were selected to the second-team defense, and three Rams earned honorable mention honors.
Madison linebacker Brigham Castillo was tabbed as the conference’s defensive player of the year.
The full all-conference teams can be found below.
5A DISTRICT 5-6 ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
Player of the Year: Kobe Tracy, QB, Highland
Offensive Player of the Year: Landon Demuzio, RB, Highland
Defensive Player of the Year: Brigham Castillo, LB, Madison
Coach of the Year: Gino Mariani, Highland
Quarterback: Jordan Porter, Madison
Running back: Karson Hastings, Madison; Jesus Garcia, Highland
Tight end: Drake Hill, Highland
Wide receiver: Andrew Van Sickle, Highland; Mason McWhorter, Madison; Kayden Toldson, Thunder Ridge
Offensive line: Landon Cook, Rigby; Tanner Drury, Highland; Colton Heinz, Highland; Nathan Sanders, Madison; Dallin Whitehead, Madison
Kicker: Spencer Hathaway, Madison
Return: Karson Hastings, Madison
Quarterback: Keegan Thompson, Rigby
Running back: Brigham Youngstrom, Rigby; Malakai Valora, Madison
Tight end: Spencer Hathaway, Madison
Wide receiver: Austin Richards; Highland; Bohlder Murray, Madison; Spencer Richins, Rigby
Offensive line: BJ Madsen, Rigby; Seth Moedl, Thunder Ridge; Elijah Fonti, Thunder Ridge; Blake Williamson, Highland; Nate Franz, Rigby
K: Logan Armstrong, Highland
Return: Carter Fellows, Highland
Defensive line: Kamaih Olsen, Highland; Trey Williams, Madison; Ziggy Falevi, Rigby; Tanoa Togiai, Rigby
Linebacker: Dylan Jester, Highland; Taylor Kerr, Highland; Brigham Carter, Madison; Jaxon Graham, Rigby
Defensive back: Jayden Bell, Highland; Carter Fellows, Highland; Jaden Schwab, Madison; Freddy Sheppard, Rigby
Punter: Jayden Bell, Highland
Defensive line: Luke Togiai, Highland; Bridger Bair, Madison; Ares Vankirk, Thunder Ridge; Jack Hall, Highland
Linebacker: Trey Talbot, Rigby; Connor Isom, Thunder Ridge; Micah Naumu, Highland; Brigdon Craig, Thunder Ridge
Defensive back: Davis Berry, Madison; Payton Richardson, Rigby; Trey Murdoch, Thunder Ridge; Jadon Whitworth, Highland
Punter: Spencer Hathaway Madison
Honorable mention offense
Wide receiver: Lane Gillespie, Thunder Ridge
Tight end: Brycen Uffens, Rigby
Offensive line: Jared Piper-Perez, Highland
Honorable mention defense
Defensive line: Jacob Ramsey, Highland; Erubey Garcia, Rigby
Linebacker: Landon Johnson, Rigby
Defensive back: Logan Armstrong, Highland; Micah Moss, Rigby; Robbie South, Madison