Photo By Willy Harris - #5 Braden Honn
Written By: Sven Alskog
Former Idaho State head coach John Zamberlin takes over the program at Meridian with an exciting roster in place that looks ready to compete in the 5A SIC in year one.
After playing fairly young last season, the Warriors appear ready to reap the rewards of that in 2019, with quarterback Braden Honn returning talented receiving options Davis Thacker, Cruz Crofts and Cole MacDonnell.
Tyler Barron is also back to anchor the offensive line.
The offensive unit experienced immense production last year, piling up points and yards in bunches, including four games with point outputs over 40 for the season.
On the other side of the ball, Meridian has work to do after yielding 26 points or more to every opponent that the team squared off with a year ago.
Zamberlin enters the program with a defensive background, having played linebacker in the NFL for the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs and served as the defensive tackles coach at Weber State.
A key newcomer, Luke Eames, comes to the program from New Plymouth and should be an instant impact newcomer from the linebacker position.
In order to improve the win total from a year ago, Meridian will need marked improvement on the defensive side of things to pair with an offense that is expected to once again be strong.
The Warriors begin the season on August 30 against Skyview.