Clearwater Valley High School
Conference: 1AD1 Whitepine League
Classification: 1A D1
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Head Coach: Kolby Krieger
Years as Head Coach: 7th Season
Record Last Year: 1-7
Trey Pfefferkorn RB/DB, Sr.
Mitchell Morrow QB/DB, Sr.
Keirnan Owens G/NT, Sr.
Zack Krieger FB/LB
Taylor Roy, TE/DE, Sr.
Dawson Fisher, G/DT, Sr.
Trey Dominguez, TE/DB, Sr.
Mitchell Nuxoll, G/DT, Sr.
Carson Morrow, TE/DE. Jr.
Returning Players with Honors:
1st Team All-Conference-Trey Pfefferkorn, DB
Key Players lost from last year:
Incoming impact players:
Entire Freshmen class
Written by: Brandon McIntosh
Every team likes to have plenty of seniors every season. The Clearwater Valley Rams and Coach Kolby Krieger have plenty. With eight seniors, they look to battle the difficult route through the Whitepine League.
Winless the past two season in league play, Coach Krieger looks for that senior leadership to bring in some wins for his football team. The struggles were there both on offense, scoring 44 points, and defense, giving up 383 in six league games, but the Rams return 14 of 16 starters.
Redemption is the word being used in the Kooskia area. Redemption for three rough and rocky years for a group of seniors who are hungry to get their footing and compete in the Whitepine. Along with that, they will be suiting up 11 freshmen who, in Coach Krieger’s words “are the future of Ram football and have the opportunity to learn from a good senior class.”
Returning nearly everyone, they are experienced, big, and athletic. Led by the defensive backfield of Trey Pfefferkorn, an All-League selection and Mitchell Morrow, the Rams look to put it together with these two leading the way. Other names to wat for on this defense is nose tackle Keirnan Owens who will be eating up blockers and allowing linebacker Zack Krieger to move freely around the field making plays. Pfefferkorn and Krieger will be looking to get the offense going in the offensive backfield and giving the Rams dual threats moving the ball on the ground.
Coach Krieger and his team will need to clean up the overall output and take care of the ball in order to give themselves a chance to battle with Whitepine opponents.
“In the toughest league in the State, you must execute. Teams will capitalize on any mistakes,” says Coach Krieger.
For these seniors entering their final year in a Rams uniform, they will kickoff a week later than most Idaho teams. They will open up play against new Whitepine opponent, the Wallace Minors, in a neutral field game at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow. The game that is circle on the calendar comes Sept. 9 at home against river rival Kamiah. They must travel to the homes of those who made the playoffs last season, Prairie and Lapwai in back-to-back weeks and wrap the season up at Genesee.
The Rams are in the hunt for their first league win in over two years. With one, could come more with this senior heavy squad.