Highland K Ian Hershey voted the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Highland kicker Ian Hershey for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 8-14!

For the second straight week, the senior came up big with another three field goals, including a 40-yarder as time expired to send the Rams to their fifth state championship game in nine years in a 29-27 win over Eagle.

Hershey ran away with this week’s honor, receiving 64.75% of the total vote. There were over 18,000 votes tallied this week!

We are currently accepting WaFd Bank Player of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email regan@scorebooklive.com or message us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveid.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Nov. 8-14:

Tiger Adolpho, Rigby QB: Tallied 322 yards and six touchdowns himself, including the game-winning 2-yard run in a 55-49 triple overtime semifinal win over Meridian.

Kross Antonnacchi, Meridian RB:  Rumbled for three touchdowns and more than 100 yards, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Warriors endured a gut-wrenching 55-49 triple overtime semifinal loss to Rigby.

Payton Beck, Oakley QB: Went 14-of-17, including 11 completions in a row, for 304 yards and two touchdowns, while scoring another two on the ground in a 52-22 semifinal win over Butte County.

Isaac Cranney, Oakley WR: Came down with five catches for 106 yards in a 52-22 semifinal win against Butte County as the Hornets advanced to their third state title game over the last four years.

Ian Duarte, Eagle WR: Piled up 252 yards of offense, including touchdown grabs of 90 and 67 yards in a 29-27 semifinal loss to Highland.

Zheik Falevai, Rigby RB: Galloped for 168 yards and two scores in the Trojans’ instant classic 55-49 triple overtime semifinal win over Meridian.

Sam Krunz, Rigby WR: Recorded 10 receptions for 131 yards and a touchdown in a thrilling 55-49 triple overtime semifinal win over Meridian to get his team to a third consecutive state title game.

Ryken Echo Hawk, Pocatello RB: Tallied 102 yards and two scores as the Thunder fell to defending state champion Skyline 36-31 in the semifinals.

Lachlan Haacke, Skyline QB: Completed 22-of-25 passses for 240 yards and three touchdowns, with another on the ground in a 36-31 semifinal win over Pocatello.

Ty Koepp, Kendrick QB: Combined for 228 yards and five touchdowns, including 131 and two rushing, in a 46-30 semifinal win over Castleford to get the Tigers back to the title game for the first time in five years.

Riley Morey, Carey DB: Had not one, not two, but three interceptions, one of which he took back for a score, while also hauling in a 23-yard touchdown catch in a 54-20 semifinal win over Dietrich.

Parker Pettit, Sandpoint QB: Racked up 292 yards of total offense and three touchdowns while also running for the game-winning two-point conversion in a 29-28 overtime semifinal win over Blackfoot.

Austin Ramirez, Blackfoot RB: Chalked up 157 yards and three scores in a 29-28 back-breaking overtime semifinal loss to Sandpoint.

Quentin Riley, Meridian WR: Notched 138 yards and a touchdown in a heartbreaking 55-49 triple overtime semifinal loss to Rigby.

Kenyon Sadiq, Skyline WR: Had a career day with 12 catches for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Grizzlies to a 36-31 semifinal win over Pocatello for their fourth title game appearance in the last six years.

Connor Simpson, Carey RB: Amassed 184 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in a 54-20 semifinal rout over Dietrich.

Brett Spencer, Weiser QB: Only missed on one pass in going 11-of-12 for 220 yards and five touchdowns, while running for another 40 yards and a score in a 49-27 semifinal win over Gooding.

Kole Spencer, Raft River RB: Did it on both sides of the ball with 154 yards and two scores on offense, while having four tackles, a sack and an interception on defense in a 51-6 semifinal shellacking of Lapwai.

Ethan Toribau, Oakley RB: Ran for two touchdowns and hauled in a 57-yard TD catch in a 52-22 semifinal win over Butte County.

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