New Plymouth High School
Conference: 2A Western Idaho Conference
Head Coach: Dallan Rupp
Years as Head Coach: 1
Previous Experience: 7 years as an assistant at Mountain Home High School
Record Last Year: 4-5
Conference Record Last Year: 4-5
State Titles: None
Church, Eric Pfeifer, Caleb Campbell, Darrell Brown, Cody Pfeifer
Who do you have coming back this year?
Chase Bowen RB/LB 12th;
Marcus Davis OL/DL 12th;
Tyler Powell WR/DB 12th;
Kyler Harris QB/DB 12th;
Oscar Cisneros OL/DL 12th;
Teegan Petross OL/DL 11th;
Tate Yager WR/LB 11th;
Any Returning Players with Honors?
(Kyler Harris 1st Team All-WIC QB)
(Tyler Powell 1st Team All-WIC WR 2nd Team All-WIC OLB 2nd Team All-WIC Punter)
(Marcus Davis 1st Team All-WIC OL)
(Chase Bowen 2nd Team All-WIC MLB)
(Tate Yager HM All-WIC MLB)
(Teegan Petross HM All-WIC C)
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Nick Tanner OL/DL took care of the QB’s blindside and led our DL with tackles for loss.
Cole Pattee OL/MLB 2nd leading tackler last year.
Eric Paulsen TE/OLB Versatile player who was a threat as a blocker and receiver.
Photo By: Clayton Bunt - #52 Marcus Davis
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
Balance. With Kyler Harris going to Tyler Powell in the air and the line opening holes for Chase Bowen on the ground we feel like we can consistently take what the defense gives us to move the ball down the field.
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Cut back on the negative plays. Turnovers, penalties, and missed blocks killed a lot of drives for us last year.
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
We have solid group of linebackers coming back with Chase Bowen, Tyler Powell, and Tate Yager. They stuff the run, pressure the QB, and hustle to the ball.
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Stopping the big play which usually means trusting your teammates enough to do their job that you are only concerned with doing your job.
Does your team have a motto/theme for the upcoming season?
It’s not every Friday; it’s every day.
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
The opportunity that they have to be something special.
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
Take your pick they’re all fun. It’s high school football.
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Coming together as a team and trusting in each other.
If you could change one rule in high school football, what would it be?
No fair catches on punts. If you’re afraid to catch it then let it bounce.
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school football?
The opportunity to teach daily self improvement to young men is a fulfilling opportunity and a great responsibility and requires that I practice what I preach. I love the opportunity to challenge young men and myself.
What makes your school the best place to coach for?
Strong support from the school administration and community. Working with people who make it enjoyable to come to work every day.