Local High School Football Player to Play for the University of Idaho
Kennewick's Nathan Knapik will go from playing football in the Mid-Columbia Conferance (MCC) to the Big Sky Sky Conferance next football season as the Kennewick High School lineman has committed to play at the University of Idaho.
2023 was a successful season for the Kennewick High School Lineman
The 2023 campaign was a good one for the 6'7 lineman. Knapik helped anchor a line that led the Lions to a 3A qauarter-final game appearance against Eastside Catholic. In the regular season, the Lions finished with 7-1 conference record and a three way tie for the conference championship. Knapik was also named the MCC's Offensive Lineman of the Year in addition he was named First-Team All-Conference on the offensive line in his junior and senior seasons. Knapik was also honored to the Second-Team All-Conference on the defensive line in his senior season.
University of Idaho Football
The University of Idaho Vandals are coming off a successful season in the Big Sky Conferance in the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Vandals went 6-2 in the conference and finished in second place behind the University of Montana. The University of Idaho had a deep play off run before falling to the University of Albany in the FCS quarter-finals.