Few things ever stood in the way of Butte County this season. In fact, when it mattered, only one team did. West Side topped the Pirates in the 1AD1 state title game, but in all of that, one Pirate remained consistently impressive: senior Boone Gamett.

That’s why he is The Post Register’s 8-man all-area player of the year.

On offense, Gammet totaled 17 catches for 267 yards and six touchdowns. On defense, he notched 48 tackles, eight sacks, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries — plus two defensive touchdowns. He even shined on special teams.

That was never more evident than in the playoffs, when Gamett blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown. He did the same against Notus in the quarterfinals, when he came up with a strip sack and returned the fumble for a touchdown.

“The thing is there’s no quit with him. He’s one of those high-motor players,” Butte County coach Sam Thorngren said. “He’s not the biggest kid, but he’s scrappy, and he has no quit, a no give up attitude. Determination — that’s his thing.”

With that, here are our eight-man all-area football selections.

Tyler Wanstrom, QB/DB, Butte County

Treyton Miller, RB, Butte County

Jrew Plocher, QB, Watersprings

RJ Philps, RB/LB, Challis

Porter Taylor, OL, Butte County

Cory Gamett, DL, Butte County

Rebel Beard, DB, Butte County

Tui Schwenke, OL, Challis

Ethan Smith, DL, Butte County

Avery Robles, TE/WR, Challis

Braxton Gamett, LB, Butte County

Greg Woods is a sports reporter at the Idaho State Journal. Follow him on Twitter at GregWWoods.

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