Raft River High School
Conference: 1AD1 Snake River Conference
Classification: 1A D1
Head Coach: Brian Poole
Years as Head Coach: 3
Previous Experience: 20 years
Record Last Year: 8-3
Conference Record Last Year: 6-2
State Titles: 1987, 1995, 2002, 2004
Gregg Scott, Kelley Meredith
Who do you have coming back this year?
Wil Holtman TE/LB 12, Dalton Peterson QB 12, Max Boden RB 12, Bruen Higley DB/WR 12, Rogelio Gomez OL/DL 12, Ivan Poole OL 11, Wacey Holtman RB/LB 10, Haden Boden DB 12
Any Returning Players with Honors?
Rogelio Gomez - All State, All Confrence, Wil Holtman - Conference Defensive Player of Year
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Clay Teeter DB leadership and experience, Wasey Erickson DL leadership and ability to pressure QB.
Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
Bowdrie Ottley DL 12, Seth Ward WR 12, Chandler Hansen DL 12, Luke Gilbert OL 11, Braegon Erickson LB 11.
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
We return all of our skill kids this summer. We are further ahead, offensively, than we were after 3 games last year. We will have ability to spread the ball around to a lot of players and spread the field. Our offensive line is much improved with size and experience.
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Become a better passing team and create a good tempo and rhythm.
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
Front 5 and stopping the run.
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Must become better at covering and pressuring the QB.
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
Oakley has long been a rivalry game that has been absent for past 2 seasons. It will also play a large role in the playoff picture.
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Being Humble and working hard as a team.
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school football?
What makes your school the best place to coach for?
Strong Community support.