Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Oregon High School Athlete of the Week for March 1-7 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff.
Read through the nominees and cast your vote. We’ll send a free SBLive T-shirt to the winner of the poll! Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Monday.
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Week 1 football recap:
THIS WEEK’S WAFD BANK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Sage Allen, McNary: The junior cornerback won the battle for a 50-50 ball with four seconds left to preserve the Celtics’ 19-14 win over West Albany.
Tyasin Burns, Pendleton: Burns ran for three touchdowns and returned a punt for another in the Buckaroos’ 46-0 rout of Parkrose.
Austin Carter Redmond: Carter, moved from quarterback to running back for his senior year, rushed for four touchdowns and approached the 200-yard mark in the Panthers’ 35-0 win over Bend.
John Coiner, Crescent Valley: In his first high school football game, the freshman returned a fumble more than 70 yards with about two minutes left for the go-ahead touchdown in the Raiders’ 12-9 win over South Albany.
Damir Collins, Jefferson: The Oregon State signee rushed for 149 yards and both touchdowns — including a 74-yard burst in the first quarter — in the Democrats’ 13-0 win against Lincoln. (STORY, PHOTOS FROM JEFFERSON’S WIN)
Tyler Cox, Glencoe: Cox had three touchdown catches in the Crimson Tide’s 42-22 victory over Liberty.
Conner Croskrey, Newberg: Leading the Tigers’ defense in their 14-9 win over Sherwood was Croskrey, who had nine tackles, a strip fumble and a sack.
Josh Davis, Sutherlin: Davis rushed for 225 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 41-6 win against Klamath Union.
Royce Fasel, Glencoe: The Crimson Tide star rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-22 win against Liberty.
Jackson Flatner, Roosevelt: In his first game of organized football, Flatner caught five touchdown passes, including the game-winner with about 90 seconds left, to push the Roughriders to a 38-32 win over Wilson. (STORY, PHOTOS FROM ROOSEVELT’S WIN)
Tanner Fletcher, Hood River Valley: Fletcher racked up 313 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries, powering the Eagles to a 30-14 win over La Salle Prep. (PHOTOS FROM HOOD RIVER VALLEY’S WIN)
Jamar Flippen, Banks: He was a force on both sides of the line of scrimmage in Banks’ 49-18 win against Astoria. Flippen had two interceptions and made eight tackles, and on offense he carried the ball 13 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns.
Cooper Gobel, Banks: Gobel completed 22 of 26 passes for 283 yards with five touchdowns in a 49-18 rout of Astoria.
Logan Going, Grant: Going had three touchdown passes in the Generals’ 26-0 win over Barlow.
Jacob Hage, Cascade: Hage completed 15 of 17 passes for 205 yards and a touchdown in the Cougars’ 41-0 rout of Woodburn.
Gavin Haines, West Linn: Haines rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns in the Lions’ 37-6 win over Tualatin. (STORY, PHOTOS FROM WEST LINN’S WIN)
Chase Hix, Wilsonville: Hix had four touchdown passes in the Wildcats’ 34-15 win against Scappoose.
Bryce Indell, Willamette: Indell rushed for three touchdowns to pace the Wolverines to a 40-21 victory against North Eugene.
Kyle Jaekel, Sunset: In his first substantial varsity action at quarterback, Jaekel passed for five touchdowns in the Apollos’ 40-0 rout of Sandy.
Luke Johnson, Central Catholic: Johnson, succeeding four-year starter and all-state honoree Cade Knighton, threw for three touchdowns in the second quarter of his first varsity start, a 35-6 Holy War win against Jesuit. He finished with four touchdown passes and having completed 21 of 37 passes for 255 yards.
Imarion Kelly, Roosevelt: Kelly fired six touchdown passes — five to Jackson Flatner, one to TJ Jackson — to help power the Roughriders to a 38-32 victory against Wilson. (STORY, PHOTOS FROM ROOSEVELT’S WIN)
Caleb Kim, Sunset: Kim had 146 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in the Apollos’ 40-0 shutout of Sandy.
Sean LaChapelle, Milwaukie: LaChapelle had 12 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery on defense. On offense, he tallied 80 yards and a touchdown receiving for the Mustangs, who edged Tillamook 14-13.
Tristan Lee, Mazama: Lee passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Vikings to a 35-0 win over rival Henley.
Brian Mannion, Mountainside: Mannion rushed for one touchdown, passed for three scores and finished with 210 yards through the air in the Mavericks’ 49-7 rout of Beaverton.
Lucas Meerten, Eagle Point: Meerten set the tone for the season by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. He added a receiving touchdown as the Eagles beat Springfield 24-7.
Dom Montiel, Marshfield: Montiel had three touchdown passes in the Pirates’ 37-21 victory against Stayton.
Jakoby Moss, Mountain View: Moss tied a career high with three touchdown passes in the Cougars’ 33-3 rout of Summit.
Kaleb Moxley, Southridge: Moxley ran for two touchdowns and had seven tackles at linebacker, helping the Skyhawks notch a 35-0 win at Forest Grove.
Kyle Moxley, Southridge: After missing last season with a knee injury, Moxley dominated in his return to action, making 11 tackles, a sack and four hurries in the Skyhawks’ 35-0 win at Forest Grove.
Matt Mueller, Molalla: Mueller had two interceptions to highlight a defense that shut out Madras in a 21-0 victory.
Andrew Oliver, Lakeridge: The older brother rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns in the Pacers’ 35-20 win against Oregon City. (STORY, PHOTOS FROM LAKERIDGE’S WIN)
Ryan Oliver, Lakeridge: The younger brother completed 22 of 31 passes for 220 yards and two scores in the Pacers’ 35-20 win over Oregon City. (STORY, PHOTOS FROM LAKERIDGE’S WIN)
Logan Person, Dallas: Person did a little of everything in the Dragons’ 26-7 win against South Salem. He ran for a touchdown and caught a pass for another. He kicked two field goals and broke up two passes.
Julia Pinnell, Southridge: The Skyhawks keeper made 11 saves to post the shutout as Southridge snapped Jesuit’s Metro win streak at 24 matches by playing the Crusaders to a 0-0 draw.
Jake Reichle, Lakeridge: Reichle recorded two interceptions in the Pacers’ 35-20 win over Oregon City, including one he returned 49 yards for a touchdown. (STORY, PHOTOS FROM LAKERIDGE’S WIN)
Michael Rincon, Jesuit: In his first game as the Crusaders’ lead back, Rincon rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, though Jesuit lost the Holy War against Central Catholic, 35-6.
Reagan Scheffler, Eagle Point: Scheffler led the Eagles with 11 tackles and two forced fumbles in their 24-7 win against Springfield.
Andrew Simpson, Mountainside: Simpson caught 10 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns in the Mavericks’ 49-7 victory against Beaverton.
Carter Steeves, Corvallis: Steeves was 13 of 17 for 215 yards and three touchdowns — all in the second half — to lead the Spartans to a 21-7 win over McKay.
Cam Stortro, Glencoe: Stortro fired three touchdown passes in the Crimson Tide’s 42-22 victory over Liberty.
Mikayla Topaum, Barlow: She scored two goals to lift the Bruins to a 2-0 victory over Beaverton on the night high school sports officially returned in Oregon.
Nate Vidlak, Hidden Valley: In his first start since taking over for his brother as the Mustangs’ quarterback, Vidlak accounted for five touchdowns — three passing, two rushing — in a 48-0 win over Phoenix.
Max von Arx, Grant: One of the biggest highlights of Week 1 was turned in by von Arx, who returned an interception from near midfield for a touchdown in the Generals’ 26-0 win over Barlow.
Tavon Wilson, Madison: Wilson rushed for all three of the Senators’ touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, as Madison snapped an 11-game losing streak by beating Cleveland 20-14.
John Wolfe, Vale: He caught eight passes for 118 yards and scored two long touchdowns — on a 66-yard punt return and on an 82-yard catch-and-run pass play — in the Vikings’ 21-12 victory against Baker.