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All-Idaho football: Prka, Kohal, Cope, Hauser named to 5A first team

| December 19, 2020 1:16 AM

Three Coeur d'Alene Vikings and one Post Falls Trojan were named to the 5A all-Idaho first team this week, as voted on by coaches statewide.

Coeur d'Alene placed senior quarterback Jack Prka, senior offensive lineman Jackson Kohal and junior defensive lineman Cameren Cope on the first team.

Post Falls placed senior wide receiver Tommy Hauser on the first team.

Prka, who has signed with NAIA Carroll College in Helena, Mont., passed for 2,396 yards and 32 touchdowns with five interceptions this season.

Kohal, a three-year starter, has signed a certificate of commitment with the Air Force Academy.

Cope had 12 1/2 sacks, 52 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.

Hauser, who has committed to Idaho, was named to the first team for the second straight year. He had 69 catches for 843 yards and eight touchdowns this year for the Trojans.

Coeur d'Alene also placed seven players on the 5A second team — senior Eli Jolly, who made the team as a kicker and punter; junior running back Gunner Giulio, senior wide receiver Ethan Garitone, senior linebackers Jack Dohm and Trent Elstad, senior defensive back Tyson Pottenger and junior defensive back Isaiah Griffin.

Senior linebacker Dante Hardin of Lake City was also named to the second team.

Eagle quarterback Ben Ford was Player of the Year. Chris Culig of Rocky Mountain was Coach of the Year.

4A

Moscow linebacker Jonah Elliss, a Utah signee, made the first team.

Second-team picks from the 4A Inland Empire League were Moscow senior offensive lineman Tyler Skinner, Sandpoint senior offensive lineman Marcus Anderson and Sandpoint senior linebacker Tag Benefield.

Quarterback Caden Young of Emmett was the Player of the Year. Scott Berger of Skyline was Coach of the Year.

3A

No local players were selected.

Running back Hayden Kincheloe of Homedale was the Player of the Year. Tyler Richins of Sugar-Salem was Coach of the Year.

2A

St. Maries senior linebacker Eli Gibson was named to the second team.

Grangeville had two second-team picks — senior offensive lineman Adam Sabotta and junior linebacker Caleb Frei.

West Side linebacker Taze Stegelmeier was Player of the Year. Tyson Moser of West Side was Coach of the Year.

1A Division I

No local players were selected.

Prairie lineman Dean Johnson was the Player of the Year. Brennan Jones of Oakley was Coach of the Year.

1A Division II

Mullan-St. Regis placed three on the second team — junior defensive lineman Luke Trogden, junior linebacker Caleb Ball and senior defensive back Riley Trogden.

Dietrich quarterback/linebacker Brady Power was named Player of the Year. Rick Astle of Dietrich was Coach of the Year.

The Idaho Statesman newspaper of Boise compiled the votes. Complete teams can be seen at IdahoStatesman.com