Capital High School
Conference: 5A Southern Idaho Conference - West Division Pod A
Head Coach: Todd Simis
Years as Head Coach: Entering 11th Season
Previous Experience: 12 years @ Boise High School ( 6 as Head Coach); 1 year @ East Jr, High
Record Last Year: 10-2
State Titles: 1983 & 1991
John Gough, Matt Jacobsen, Jason Gordon, Russ Weeks, Roman Keefe, Dave Kemper, Brad Tinker, Jarrel Root
Who do you have coming back this year?
(Conner Poulson QB/P Senior)
(Tarik Littlejohn WR/S Senior)
(Tomas Idoeta RB Senior)
(Derrick Fontenot RB Senior)
(Brenan Leatham OL Junior)
(Brandon Van Slochteren OL Senior)
(Ben Vering DL Junior)
(Jacob Tenorio DL Senior)
(Alonso Del Toro DL Senior)
(Austin Thorell LB Senior)
(Colby Larson DB/K Senior)
Any Returning Players with Honors?
(Conner Poulson: IdahoSports.com Student Athlete of the Year & Co-Offensive Player of the Year in the SIC.)
(Tarik Littlejohn WR/S All-Idaho and USA Today ALL-Idaho Team)
(Austin Thorell LB All-SIC)
(Ben Vering DL All-SIC)
Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
We hope to have many new impact players. Too early to tell but there are lots of candidates.
Photo By: Jason Duchow - #8 Conner Poulson
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
We will be very good on offense. We run a no-huddle spread attack and have lots of experience returning. Our kids understand the system and have had a fantastic summer working to improve.
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Always can work to improve ball security and eliminate penalties. I think going even faster is a possibility too.
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
We like the athletes we have on defense. There will be some new faces but there is talent and toughness. Our strength would be the athleticism of our kids. We aren’t big but can run.
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Increase our takeaways and play more aggressive. Decrease the number of points we gave up.
Does your team have a motto/theme for the upcoming season?
Our 2014 motto is RISE. In other words go a little further in everything we do.
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
Great team chemistry and work ethic
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
Madison because it is the first game.
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Continue to improve daily.
If you could change one rule in high school football, what would it be?
I would like to see Idaho re-work how they seed the state playoffs.
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school football?
Relationships with the players and coaches.
What makes your school the best place to coach for?
Tradition and the type of kids we get to coach on a daily basis. Great support from our administration and parents too.