Future Bronco Wraps Up Senior Season

Future Bronco Wraps Up Senior Season

Fruitland HS LB Joey Martarano (Fruitland, ID) verbally committed to Boise State well over a year ago & just wrapped up his senior season about two weeks ago. He & his teammates came up just short in their quest for a state championship, but Martarano was proud of how the team battled through adversity all season long. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his senior season & more.

Fruitland HS LB Joey Martarano (Fruitland, ID) verbally committed to Boise State well over a year ago and just wrapped up his senior season about two weeks ago. He and his teammates came up just short in their quest for a state championship, but Martarano was proud of how the team battled through adversity all season long.

"Yeah, that was a tough loss against Shelley but you have to give them credit," he said. "Everyone knew they were going to have a real good team this year," he added.

"They (Shelley) had 25 seniors and we only had 7," he stated. "Still, there were a lot of great moments this season. We beat that team down in California, beat Middleton, and battled through some injuries too. I think having Alec (Dhaenens) would have helped a lot in the passing game."

"I'd have to say my favorite moment came from my sophomore year," said Martarano. "We were down twenty-one points against Weiser, came back, and won it with three seconds left. I was able to run it in from about fifteen yards out to win the game. We won state in the next game."

With his HS career now behind him, the future Bronco has his sights set on preparing for Boise State.

"I'm not going to play basketball this year," he said. "I'm just going to train for Boise State and do some winter stuff for baseball."

"I'm just trying to stay focused on playing football at Boise State," he said. "I'm excited to play for Coach Pete and I want to focus on what I know I can have. I'm focused on football."

He also got a call on Thanksgiving from the Bronco coaching staff.

"Yeah, I talked to Coach Pete and just about all of the coaches on Thanksgiving," said Martarano. "Basically, we just talked about football season and he asked if I was planning on playing basketball. He said he was fine with it if I wanted to play, but I told him I'm just going to focus on preparing for Boise."

"I'm 100% committed."

Martarano (6'4, 235) has been in attendance at every home game this season and says while the defense has been outstanding, they're only going to get better.

"The scary thing is that we're young on defense," he said. "They've been tearing it up all season long. What I notice most is how they all fly to ball and are very instinctive. They don't make many mistakes."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Joey Martarano.



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