KC Snyder is a 5,8″ 150-pound senior running back and defensive back for the
Malad Dragons. He is one of four senior captains for the team as well. He has had a stellar start to the 2013 season. In wins over Marsh Valley and Ririe, Snyder has accumulated 275 rushing yards on just 21 carries for a yards per carry average of 13 yards while scoring 5 touchdowns. He has also chipped in with a 67-yard kickoff return touchdown and 13 receiving yards. KC has also been playing shutdown defense on each opponents best receiver.
KC, like the other senior captains, is a vocal leader on and off the field for the Dragons. He is a beast in the weight room and even organized team activities throughout the summer, including conditioning and throwing. Head coach Coda Tchida was quick to praise all that KC brings to the team. He said, “KC is a great leader and competitor. He shows up to practice and games ready to work hard and push his teammates to be the best they can be.” Tchida also noted his outstanding athletic ability saying, “KC is a great running back and defensive back for this team. He hits the hole so hard and fast and is always running downhill, which is why it is so hard to bring him down. The running game is so vital to our success as a team, and KC’s ability to produce for us helps us out a lot.”
Snyder noted that he needs a lot of help from his teammates to continue to produce for the Dragons. He said, “the offensive line and receivers have stepped up and made it really easy for me to find the endzone. If they (offensive line and receivers) continue to open lanes for me to run through, we will continue to be successful.”
While Malad has started off with wins over Marsh Valley and Ririe, KC and the Dragons now have a tough three game slate before a bye week. Friday is homecoming against Firth and next week the Dragons travel to 3A Bear Lake for a tough road contest before coming back home to face another dangerous 3A team in Sugar-Salem.
“It is a tough next three games for us. But all of our focus and preparation is on Firth as they are going to be a very tough test for us on homecoming,” Snyder said. KC continued, “They have a lot of returning players and we know we have to play a perfect game against them at home to escape with a victory. Practice this week has been tough and we have watched a lot of film on them to help us prepare for the game. As a captain, I need to make sure that the players stay focused with all of the homecoming activities going on this week.”
KC and the Dragons will be in action for the homecoming game Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Make sure to wear your orange and black and come out and support the Malad High School Dragons in a tough contest against Firth.