Nyssa transfer to compete for WHS quarterback position

It seemed a little unusual.
 For the last four years, every day, quarterback Brett Spencer was one of the first ones on the field, and one of the last to leave, during Weiser High School’s annual June team camp.
 This year, as players hit the field for the first time in over six months, he wasn’t there.
 Idaho’s 2021 3A Player of the Year, who led the Wolverines to a state title last November, is now a Bengal, having accepted a full-ride scholarship to play football for Idaho State University in Pocatello.
 Since November, it has been an unspoken truth that WHS would miss the multi-talented athlete who garnered conference and state honors on both offense and defense.
 There was a new face, however, during this year’s camp, held May 31 - June 3.
 Taking snaps for the Wolverines was quarterback Andrew Enders who recently transferred from Nyssa High School where he saw time on the varsity as a freshman and became the team’s starter his sophomore and junior seasons.
 He settled in Weiser with his family about two weeks ago.
 “Some different things happened at my school in Oregon and my parents kind of wanted to get out of Oregon and into Idaho,” he told the Weiser Signal American. “We met with coach Harrison and it’s been such an amazing experience here so far. All my teammates have already been texting me and have been super welcoming and it’s been just an amazing experience. We really feel like the Lord has led us to come here and we feel like this was the right thing to do.”
 Enders, who said he has had a football in his hands from the time he was four-years-old, led his team to the 2021 Oregon state 3A football playoffs where the Bulldogs lost 34-6 to No. 2-ranked Rainier in the first round.
 He said he is joining a team that possesses more offensive weapons than his previous team and has been working hard to learn the Wolverine offense system.
 “There is definitely some learning,” he said. “I’m not 100 percent perfect by any means, but I was really fortunate before school got out; I’ve been able to meet with coach Harrison and he gave me the playbook and I’ve been studying it. I definitely need to get better, but with my teammates, everybody is helping out. Anytime I don’t know exactly what I’m doing, they are always there to help me.”
 While Enders appears to be the heir apparent following Spencer’s departure, also helping to fill the void is Kolin Cook, who was a starter on last year’s junior varsity squad. During team camp, he appeared to be an accurate passer and knows the system. He also recorded an interception during the team’s final scrimmage on Friday, June 3. 
 The Wolverines travelled to Twin Falls on Monday, June 6 to attend the annual Southern Idaho Football Camp held on the College of Southern Idaho campus.


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