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Joseph Dougherty named to All-USA Idaho team

Named to the 2017-18 All-USA Idaho football second team is Madison’s Joseph Dougherty as a tight end. The 6’3”, 210-pound receiver for the Madison Bobcats had 70 receptions for 790 yards and nine touchdowns.

“Joe was a man among boys when he caught a pass across the middle,” said his coach, Mitch Buck, after the Rigby game last fall.

In the Rigby game, Dougherty scored on two 2-point conversions in the Bobcat’s 22-21 win that propelled them into the post-season playoffs. In another important game, he scored two touchdowns against Hillcrest where the Bobcats won 28-21.

“I am humbled by this award and have to give credit to a great quarterback (Jordan Porter) who got the ball to me, a great coach that gave me the opportunity to play and teammates that believed in me,” said Dougherty.

USA Today named players to the team “based on their athletic achievement from the 2017-18 season.”

Some colleges have indicated an interest in Dougherty to play in the future, but he expects to go on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before considering any offer.

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