Three Buffalos earn 3A all-state football honors
Three Madras White Buffalos football players earned all-state honors. Seniors Kody Zemke, Treyvon Easterling and Erik Boynton worked hard to be recognized as some of the best players in 3A during the 2019 season.
Zemke was the anchor for the White Buffalos on defense as a middle linebacker. Zemke earned 3A Special District 1 Conference Defensive Player of the Year earlier in the year and was one vote away from earning the 2018 Defensive Player of the Year his junior season.
Zemke earned 2019 second team 3A all-state honors for Madras. He ended the season with 79 solo tackles, 41 assisted tackles, 38 tackles for a loss, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Easterling earned honorable mention 3A all-state running back for the White Buffalos to end his football career at Madras High. As a sophomore, Easterling earned 4A Tri-Valley Conference first-team honors as the starting running back for the Buffs. His junior season, Easterling split carries and earned second team honors in the 3A Special District 1 Conference. Easterling finished his senior season with 3A SD-1 first team honors and all-state honors.
Easterling had 177 carries for 927 yards, averaging 5.24 yards per carry and 103 yards per game. He also scored 14 touchdowns for the White Buffalos.
Speedster safety Erik Boynton led the team in tackles for Madras during the 2019 season. Boynton was a downhill safety who could also show off his defensive back skills if teams threw his way. He had 61 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles, 21 tackles for a loss and three interceptions.
Madras finished the 2019 season with a 6-4 record, losing to Rainier in the first round of the state playoffs.
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