Filer High School
Conference: 3A Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference
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Head Coach: Allen Kelsey
Years as Head Coach: 7th Season
Cooper Moon, PG, 12
Nick Meyerhoefer, 11
Marcus Hale, W/P, 12
Chance Koyle, W, 12
Returning Players with Honors:
Cooper Moon, All-Conference
Key Players lost from last year:
Connor Tews, Guard
Incoming impact players:
Josh Hughes, P, 11
Ashton Karel, P, 11
Garret Miskin, G, 11
Written by: Sven Alskog
The door is open in the 3A Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference for supremacy at the top. All four teams are in the mix as the season gets underway, and for seventh year Filer Head Coach Allen Kelsey he has enough coming back to have his Wildcats considered as one of the favorites.
Losing All-Conference talent Connor Tews from the guard line creates a bit of a challenge, however comparatively speaking Filer has much more of its roster from a year ago back than teams such as Gooding and Buhl.
All-Conference point guard Cooper Moon enters his senior season as the unquestioned team leader of this bunch of Wildcats, with good weapons surrounding him.
That supporting cast for Filer is led by seniors Marcus Hale down low and Chance Koyle from the wing. Nick Meyerhoefer as a junior figures to see a lot of minutes. He'll provide good scoring potential.
"We should have a balanced attack with a few guys capable of leading us in scoring on any given night," said Kelsey.
He says that the Wildcats hope to improve their inside game, namely offensive rebounding.
Last season in conference play Filer really struggled, something which can be chalked up heavily to low scoring outputs on the offensive end. For the team to take the next step that offensive productivity needs to see an increase.
One thing should be a constant though; the defensive end of the floor.
"We have some size and some good athletic kids. We should have a really good defensive team," said Kelsey.
For the team to have a winning season it comes down to rebounding the ball. Filer put a heavy emphasis on improving that aspect of the team in the offseason and how that plays out in live game action will determine whether this is an upper-echelon team in the conference or near the bottom.
There is plenty to be excited about either way.
"Really a nice group of young men," said Kelsey. "Should have good teamwork and chemistry. Good balance of inside and outside players."