I’ve seen all five Intermountain Conference teams play at least once. Here are my picks for the best of IMC football so far.
Team – Mountain View – Until someone beats them… they are the best!
Quarterback – John Bledsoe, Summit – This is a tough one. It could also been Caleb Tatum, Mountain View; Mike Irwin, Mountain View; Creighton Simmonds, Bend and Jacob Johnson of Ridgeview. I’ve seen Bledsoe play the most this year and the sophomore looks like the real deal.
Running back – Derek Brown, Redmond – Other good backs (like Cody Anthony of MV), but Brown is just a stud! He’s going to have some Redmond-record-breaking numbers this year.
Receiver – Kyle Cornett, Summit – A deep threat with great moves. Also up there are Quinn Fettig, Bend; Cam McCormick, Summit; Chris Adamo, Mountain View; Austin Albin, Mountain View and Dantly Wilcox of Mountain View.
Kicker – Zach Emerson, Mountain View – No question about it! He looks like he could be kicking in the Pac12 right now… and he’s just a junior.
Punter – Zach Emerson, Mountain View – Hands down the best punter as well.
Returner – Kyle Cornett, Summit – Has ran several back to the house and had several more called back on penalties. He’s a threat every time he touches the ball. Chris Adamo of MV is a big time threat as well.
Exciting team – Redmond – They score a ton of points on a lot of long run plays.
Performance – Jacob Johnson, Ridgeview – 8 TD passes in a single game.
Surprise Team – Bend – They are better than they thought they’d be. The Lava Bears are 5-2 right now after going just 1-8 last year.
Best Game – Mountain View 27, Summit 20. This was the best IMC game I’ve seen in a long time.