Rocky Mountain High School
Conference: 5A Southern Idaho Conference - West Division Pod A
Head Coach: Scott Criner
Years as Head Coach: 2nd year
Previous Experience: 25 years college football assistant (Boise St x2, Univ. of Cincinnati, Univ. of Pacific, Northern Arizona, Sacramento St / 1 year XFL / 9 years high school (3 as HFC @ Timberline – 5 years OC @ Eagle – 1 year HFC RMHS)
Record Last Year: 10-2
Conference Record Last Year: 9-1
State Titles: None
Who do you have coming back this year?
Conner Vrba LG 12 / Zack Bennett OC 11 / Austin Carlson LT 12 / Devyn Christian WR 12 / Jake Roper TB 11 / Ryan Gillespie WR 11 / Sean Fitzgerald DL 12 / Emilio Gomez DB 12 / Jacob Seward DB 11
Any Returning Players with Honors?
Conner Vrba 12 1st Team All 5A SIC / 1st Team All-State OL,
Zack Bennett 11 HM All- 5A SIC OL,
Jake Roper 11 HM All- 5A SIC RB,
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Khalil Oliver DB (1st Team All-State / Univ. of Oregon),
Jake Knight TE (2nd Team All-State / Auburn on a track scholarship – originally signed with Oregon St. for football),
Kekoa Nawahine (1st Team All-State / Boise St.),
Riley Bradshaw (1st Team All-5A SIC QB / Weber St.),
Garry Callis (1st Team All-5A SIC / 2nd Team All-State DL / Weber St.),
Issaiah Johnson (1st Team All- 5A SIC / Scottsdale CC).
Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
Christian Blaser QB (Transfer from Capital HS)
Photo By: Loren Orr - #13 Devyn Christian
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
Speed / O-line
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
Speed / coverage ability
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Turnovers (create more)
Does your team have a motto/theme for the upcoming season?
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
Our overall team growth and team speed
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
Lake City (it was a shootout last year) , Anytime we play Eagle / Capital / Centennial. Eagle is our rivalry school and Capital and Centennial are in our conference
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Growth and attention to detail.