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2021-22 Student-Athletes of the Year

By Joshua Nishimoto

Blake Rice

Blake Rice

Cowboy Rodeo Star

As a junior (class of 2023), Blake Rice loves to play team sports and ride horses. He’s an Honor Roll student currently taking AP and college courses and has big plans for his future. “I would like to play college football,” Blake said, “or just attend college and earn a degree in an agricultural field.”

Blake has played varsity football, baseball and basketball for Bonners Ferry High School. He’s been recognized as Intermountain All-League for both football and baseball for the last two years. And when he’s not playing team sports, he’s out roping cattle and riding horses.

“During the summer, I like to ride horses and compete in rodeos,” he said. “I compete in both calf roping and team roping.”

While not completely sure what the future holds for him, Blake’s passion for team sports and the leadership skill he’s gained from those sports will carry him through to his next endeavor.

“In my experience, the team comes first,” Blake said. “Especially in football, the team comes first, and the team is only as strong as the weakest player.”

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