Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 12-18 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Thursday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Friday. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveid.
WEEK 1 WINNER: URIAH CHAVEZ, LAKE CITY
WEEK 2 WINNER: JACK MAXWELL, EMMETT
WEEK 3 WINNER: KAYSEN ISOM, THUNDER RIDGE
WEEK 4 WINNER: ZACH CLARK, POST FALLS
WEEK 5 WINNER: SETH KNOTHE, BISHOP KELLY
WEEK 6 WINNER: CHAD REDINGER, MOSCOW
WEEK 7 WINNER: JARED GRAINGER, LEWISTON
WEEK 8 NOMINEES:
Keegan Croteau, Bishop Kelly QB: Tossed for 163 yards on a near-perfect 12 of 15 passes completed and two touchdowns through the air, as well as another on the ground in a win over Vallivue. (READ MORE)
Jordan Erickson, Rocky Mountain RB/WR: Rocky’s do-it-all back/receiver broke loose for 115 yards and three touchdowns, headlined by a 22-yard burst up the middle to take a two-possession lead in the fourth.
Jake Farris, Mountain View QB: Passed for 289 yards and two touchdowns while completing 18 of 25 attempts, reports The Idaho Press.
Antonio Fifta, Timberline RB: Ran for 132 yards on 10 carries and logged a touchdown in a loss to Skyview, per The Idaho Statesman.
Zane Helm, Melba RB: Ran for 198 yards on more than 12 yards per carry in a 47-12 win over Nampa Christian, per The Idaho Press.
Maxwell Lehman, Rocky Mountain RB: Rushed for 157 yards and a late touchdown in a league title-clinching effort to push his season total past 600 yards.
Spencer Lyman, New Plymouth RB: Turned 13 touches into 132 yards and a touchdown, per The Idaho Statesman.
Kyle McClure, Middleton QB: Accounted for 318 yards of offense — 197 passing yards, 121 rushing — and a touchdown to beat Nampa, reports The Idaho Press.
Xander Nawahine, Rocky Mountain DB: Snagged two interceptions in a 31-14 win over Meridian to clinch a fourth consecutive league title.
Cody Newhart, Sandpoint WR: Caught touchdown passes of 92 and 75 yards for 267 total receiving yards, reports The Spokesman-Review.
Kaimen Peebles, South Fremont QB: Threw for 299 yards and four scores, as well as 47 rushing yards, to help the Cougars snap defending 3A state champ Sugar-Salem’s 14-game win streak.
Parker Pettit, Sandpoint QB: Tossed for 309 yards in a 31-21 win over Moscow, reports The Spokesman-Review.
Jackson Stampfli, Eagle, RB: Turned 14 carries into 168 yards and three touchdowns in a romp of Centennial, per The Idaho Statesman.
Trace Stimpson, Melba RB: Ran for four touchdowns and 160 yards total on the ground in a win over Nampa Christian, per The Idaho Press.
Davis Thacker, Meridian WR: Caught seven balls for 101 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown catch from Malakai Martinez to put the Warriors on the board.
Carter Woodland, Notus RB: Ran for 178 yards and four touchdowns in a 52-0 win over Wilder, per The Idaho Press.