Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Oregon High School Athlete of the Week for Aug. 30-Sept. 5 as nominated by coaches, fans and readers.
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.
James Bell, McDaniel football: Bell had touchdown runs of 22, 33 and 25 yards and passed for more than 250 yards as the Mountain Lions defeated Fort Vancouver, 56-12.
Will Dau, Churchill football: Dau had two of the Lancers’ five interceptions in their season-opening 35-28 win against Eagle Point.
Hiro Diamond, Liberty football: Diamond accounted for six touchdowns — four passing, two rushing — in the Falcons’ 56-0 rout of Aloha.
Cayden Eckel, Roseburg football: Eckel, a sophomore, rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns in Roseburg’s 23-7 win over Summit.
Royce Fasel, Glencoe football: Fasel ran 29 times for 273 yards and three touchdowns and was 2 of 5 passing for 95 yards — including an 80-yard touchdown to Zack Schlottmann — in the Crimson Tide’s 36-29 loss to Sheldon. Fasel also made 10 tackles on defense.
Elle Frazier, Grant girls soccer: Frazier’s hat trick powered the Generals to a season-opening 4-0 victory against Oregon Episcopal. (Story)
Kyrin Fuimaono, McKay football: Fuimaono completed 21 of 34 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Scots to a 25-21 win against Putnam.
Carter Greene, Marist Catholic football: Greene had five touchdown passes (three to Connor Chase) in the Spartans’ 49-12 win over Sweet Home.
Chase Harmon, West Linn football: The first-year starting quarterback had an impressive debut, passing for 226 yards and two touchdowns as the Lions took down Jesuit, 17-3. He completed 18 of 23 passes. (Story, photos)
Kohler Hernandez, Central football: Hernandez had 300 yards from scrimmage (190 rushing, 110 receiving) and scored three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 40-24 win over Redmond.
Caleb Kim, Sunset football: Kim had three touchdown runs and an interception in the Apollos’ 48-6 rout of Tigard. He finished with 107 yards rushing. (Story, photos)
Taylor Krueger, Jesuit girls soccer: Krueger had three goals in the Crusaders’ 6-0 win over Sherwood in an opening-week showdown between two of the top girls soccer programs in Oregon. (Photos)
Caden Lasater, Crater football: Lasater returned one of his two interceptions 90 yards for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and rushed for more than 100 yards to help the Comets cruise past North Bend, 31-0.
Jack Layne, Lake Oswego football: On an emotional night in which the school honored late coach Brian Bartsch, Layne passed for four touchdowns to power the Lakers to a convincing 40-7 win over Mountainside. (Photos)
Shinjiro Metzger, Sunset boys soccer: Metzger scored two goals, including the game-winner with less than 6 minutes left, to lead the Apollos to a season-opening 4-3 win over Franklin, the 2019 Class 6A state champion. (Story)
Chase Nelson, Central football: Nelson passed for 283 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-24 victory over Redmond.
Logan Smith, Sprague football: Smith fired five touchdown passes in the Olympians’ 41-20 win against Corvallis.
Matthew Soles, Canby football: Soles had a touchdown and two interceptions in the first half of the Cougars’ 26-20 victory against Dallas.
Brock Thomas, Sheldon football: Thomas carried 17 times for 150 yards and three touchdowns and was 16 of 26 passing for 247 yards and two scores in the Irish’s 36-29 win over Glencoe.
Stryder Todd-Fields, Central Catholic football: Todd-Fields returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown — the first of his two scores — to send the Rams on their way to a 28-7 win over Camas. (Story, photos)
Tomás Veliz, Woodburn football: Veliz scored four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) in the Bulldogs’ 35-0 shutout of Klamath Union.
Jerrik Wangler, North Salem football: Wangler had 19 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown and forced two fumbles on defense, helping the Vikings beat Roosevelt, 48-28.
Sayre Williamson, Mountain View football: Williamson rushed for 203 yards and four touchdowns in the Cougars’ 42-22 victory against Century.
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