GOODING, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Gooding quarterback Shane Jennings just received his first Division I offer to Utah State University.
On what sets Jennings apart from other standout quarterbacks, “Shane puts in an incredible amount of time on the little things,” said Senators head coach Cameron Andersen. “He has been running our system since the 5th grade, so he has a high football IQ in what we do. This allows him to focus on all the small things that make a good QB a great QB. He also is a tough competitor. He wants to win each situation, each snap.”
As a sophomore, he accumulated 2,173 yards, 29 passing touchdowns to go along with nine interceptions. He rushed for 1,080 yards and 14 touchdowns. His Senators fell to Snake River in the state semi-final.
Following that campaign, Jennings earned an invitation to an exclusive quarterbacks camp in Los Angeles over the summer.
Junior year he passed for 2,593 yards with 33 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He also rushed for 1,007 yards and 15 touchdowns. He helped the Senators reach the state quarterfinals, but would love to end his high school career with a title, ending a drought that has lasted since 1985.
Gooding continues its tradition of producing all-state quarterbacks. Jennings is a back-to-back first-team selection. Andersen explains, “as the QB’s coach, I am very proud of the tradition that we have created of having great Senator QB’s. You have to be very selective throughout their time as a Senator to pick the right guys, and we have been very lucky to have selected amazing athletes, competitors, and leaders who were willing to work for every accolade they have received.”
Looking at previous Gooding quarterbacks, Wyatt Williams passed for 1,335 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013. He also rushed for 805 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2014, he passed for 2,056 yards and 28 touchdowns to go along with five picks. He rushed for 1,236 yards and 13 touchdowns. In 2015, he had his best year of his career, 3,075 yards, 41 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He rushed for 1,319 yards and 11 touchdowns. That year the Senators reached the state championship, but lost to Emmett. The Huskies ended up moving to the 4A level in 2016-2017.
Tyler Visser was the quarterback in 2016 and produced 2,813 yards, 34 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He rushed for 1,425 yards and 17 touchdowns. He helped the Senators reach the state semi-final where they fell to the eventual state champion Fruitland.