Knothe received 61.58% of the vote, beating out Rigby WR/QB Taylor Freeman who finished second with 14.69%. Capital QB Max Clark and Homedale RB Hayden Kinchloe tied for third with 3.39%.
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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Sep. 21-27:
Dane Bradshaw, Nampa Christian RB: Took 18 carries for 158 yards and two scores in a 34-21 win over Buhl, reports the Idaho Press.
Landon Cheney, Nampa Christian QB: Threw for 223 yards on 20 of 32 passing and three touchdown passes in a 34-21 win over Buhl, reports the Idaho Press.
Max Clark, Capital QB: Talk about a debut varsity start. Clark threw 253 yards and six touchdowns in the air, and another on the ground in Capital’s 55-12 win over Skyview. (GAME STORY / PHOTO GALLERY)
Carter Woodland, Notus: Accounted for 149 yards of offense — 109 rushing and 40 receiving — as well as two touchdowns in a 40-20 win over Idaho City, reports the Idaho Press.
Taylor Freeman, Rigby WR/QB: After catching 2 TDs and over 100 yards receiving last week at WR, Taylor stepped in to play QB this week and accounted for 5 TDs (4 throwing, 1 rushing) in a 54-7 win over Thunder Ridge.
Hayden Kinchloe, Homedale RB: Turned 35 carries into 297 yards rushing and three scores to lead Homedale past McCall-Donnelly, 33-12, reports the Idaho Press.
Elijah Larson, Sandpoint WR: Accounted for 129 receiving yards and the team’s lone touchdown catch in a 24-6 loss to Lewiston. (READ MORE)
Gabe Matthews, Declo QB: Rushed for 208 of his team’s 287 rushing yards and threw two touchdowns in a 32-12 upset win over the No. 2 team in 3A, Gooding. Matthews has shown full command of the offense after returning from Tommy John surgery.
Taylor Marcum, Timberline RB: Ran for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 49-13 win over Boise, per The Idaho Statesman.
Lincoln Marler, Vallivue WR: Doesn’t get much more efficient than this: three catches, 85 yards, three touchdowns in a 54-0 win over Caldwell.
Issak Plew, Nampa QB: Threw for 205 yards, rushed for 65 more and five total touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown in a 41-40 win over Emmett. (READ MORE)
Jack Prka, Coeur d’Alene QB: Threw four touchdown passes — three more than 25 yards — and ran in another as Coeur d’Alene took downs its first 5A opponent and rival Lake City.
Bridger Poulsen, South Fremont WR: Logged 138 yards and four touchdowns — two reception and two rushing — for South Fremont.
Abe Rodriguez, Payette QB: Threw four touchdown passes to lead Payette to a momentous 31-28 win over Parma —its first league win since 2014, reports the Argus Observer.
Max Spielman, Timberline QB: Tossed for 233 yards on 13 of 18 passes completed and three total touchdowns in a 49-13 win over Boise, per The Idaho Statesman.
Tre Kofe, Hillcrest RB: Accounted for 197 yards and three touchdowns, including a 96-yard score in the victory over Shelley.
Zach Clark, Nampa QB: Passed for 195 yards and three touchdowns, and ran another one in as Nampa beat Idaho Falls.
Kaimen Peebles, South Fremont QB: Passed for 308 yards and four touchdowns in what his coach said was his “best game” of the year in a win over Snake River.
Matt Almgren, Watersprings RB: Rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns, adding a fourth score on a fumble return in a win over Rockland.
Vander Brown, Lakeside RB: Rushed for 259 yards and three touchdowns in win over Wallace.