Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Oregon High School Athlete of the Week?

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Oregon High School Athlete of the Week for Sept. 6-12 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. 

If you would like to make a nomination in a future week (any sport, any school), email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveor.

Kyron Albright, Beaverton football: Albright returned a kickoff 88 yards for a score and caught a 38-yard pass from Hunter Borter for another touchdown, helping the Beavers pull away from Aloha for a 41-18 win.

Ben Augee, Tualatin boys soccer: Augee had two goals and an assist in the Timberwolves’ 3-1 victory against rival Tigard. (Story, photos)

Tate Brechbiel, Gladstone football: Brechbiel rushed for more than 200 yards, including a 50-yarder that allowed the Gladiators to seal a 21-20 win over Astoria.

Jimmie Copeland, Eagle Point football: Copeland finished with 132 yards on six receptions, including a touchdown catch in the first quarter of the Eagles’ 24-7 victory against Springfield.

Hiro Diamond, Liberty football: Diamond accounted for seven touchdowns (four passing, three rushing) — including an 80-yard run on the Falcons’ first snap — in a 52-0 rout of Lincoln. Through two games this season, he has been responsible for 13 touchdowns. 

Mason Ebenal, Sunset football: Ebenal had three touchdowns — two receiving, one rushing — to help the Apollos roll past Southridge for a 45-7 win.

Cayden Eckel, Roseburg football: Eckel, a sophomore, ran for four touchdowns, all in the first half, to lead Roseburg on its way to a 37-7 rout of Mountain View.

Jake Fay, Barlow football: Fay’s monster game — 313 yards rushing, 14.2 yards per carry, two touchdowns — powered the Bruins to a 44-28 win over Central.

Ashton Foster, Dallas football: Foster was an efficient 13 of 16 for 171 yards and two touchdowns in the Dragons’ 34-6 victory at Wells.

Hudson Giertych, West Salem football: Giertych rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown in the Titans’ 42-20 win over Grants Pass. He had a blocked extra point in the first half.

Mark Hamper, West Linn football: Hamper had more than 150 yards receiving and three touchdown catches and intercepted an opponent’s pass for the second game in a row, helping the Lions cruise past North Medford for a 49-7 win. (Photos)

Chase Harmon, West Linn football: Two starts, two big games for the first-year starting quarterback. In the Lions’ 49-7 victory against North Medford, Harmon passed for five touchdowns and around 350 yards. (Photos)

Mizael Harris, La Salle Prep boys soccer: Harris had two goals in the Falcons’ season-opening 4-1 win over Corvallis in a showdown between two of the likely Class 5A title contenders.

Zeke Heaton, Mazama football: Heaton rushed for 247 yards and four touchdowns for the Vikings in their 42-14 win over Crater.

Kolby Johnson-Sallee, Dallas football: On offense, Johnson-Sallee had three catches for 46 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, he had six tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack. The Dragons defeated Wells, 34-6.

Caleb Lakeman, Tualatin boys cross country: Lakeman, a senior, turned in a 15:43.50 to finish in first place at the TRL preview. His brother, junior Aaron Lakeman, was second.

Logan Law, Milwaukie boys cross country: Law took first place at the NWOC Preview, recording a time of 15:53.91.

Jack Layne, Lake Oswego football: Layne passed for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth to drive the Lakers to a 48-20 win over Sherwood. (Video)

Noemi Lundgren, Putnam girls cross country: Lundgren finished in first place (21:04.67) and helped the Kingsmen win the team championship at the NWOC Preview.

Olivia Maulding, La Salle Prep volleyball: The junior middle blocker had 13 kills, seven aces and four blocks in the Falcons’ 26-24, 30-32, 25-13, 25-18 victory over rival Wilsonville. (Story)

Jaydon McBreen, Westview football: McBreen scored three touchdowns — two on interception returns — to power the Wildcats to a 49-16 win over Mountainside.

Jaden Mitchell, Gresham football: Mitchell scored three touchdowns, including an 86-yard kickoff return, to carry the Gophers to a season-opening 26-6 win over Nelson.

Dom Montiel, Marshfield football: Montiel passed for 422 yards and five touchdowns in the Pirates’ 57-6 win over Churchill.

Heath Nichol, Sweet Home football: Nichol passed for 245 yards and four touchdowns to lead his team to a 35-0 win over North Marion. He added 28 yards on five rushes.

Charlie North, Franklin boys cross country: North won the PIL Preview with a time of 15:47.35.

Malakai Nutter, Bend football: Nutter rushed for 231 yards and four touchdowns to power the Lava Bears to a 41-27 victory against South Medford.

Logan Person, Dallas football: Person had 173 yards from scrimmage on offense — 137 rushing, 36 receiving for two touchdowns — in the Dragons’ 34-6 rout of Wells. He recorded six tackles on defense.

Jae’Sean Pete, Grant football: The Generals lost 44-27 to Sheldon, but Pete did his part, piling up 273 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries.

Ana Peters, Lake Oswego girls cross country: Peters, a freshman, ran to victory at the TRL Preview in a time of 18:32.77.

Logan Ready, McNary football: Ready booted a 43-yard field goal to give the Celtics an overtime win, 17-14, at Newberg.

Kaiya Robertson, Franklin girls cross country: Robertson edged Wells’ Charlotte Richman by less than a second to win the PIL Preview — 18:11.10 to 18:12.02.

Drew Rodriguez, Sprague football: Rodriguez had an interception return for a touchdown for the second game in a row on top of two touchdown catches, spearheading the Olympians’ 40-14 victory over Century.

Malik Ross, Tualatin football: Ross started the game with an 86-yard kickoff-return touchdown and sealed the 35-28 win over Silverton with a diving interception on the 1-yard line with 30 seconds left. He also had a 63-yard touchdown run. He finished with 131 yards on 14 carries and had two catches for 49 yards. (Story, photos)

Daschel Smith, South Salem football: Smith passed for 287 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Saxons came from behind to beat Lebanon, 29-20.

Brock Thomas, Sheldon football: Thomas passed for 275 yards, rushed for 120 and totaled five touchdowns for the second game in a row in the Irish’s 44-27 win over Grant.

Lucas Tuski, Marist Catholic football: Tuski ran the ball 13 times for 274 yards and four touchdowns, fueling the Spartans’ 42-6 victory at Tillamook. All four of Tuski’s scoring runs covered more than 25 yards.

Miles Williams, Clackamas football: Williams had a scoring catch and exceeded 100 yards through the air, returned a punt for a touchdown and made an interception at the end to seal a 38-30 victory for the Cavaliers against Washington power Camas. (Story, photos)

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