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. 13-19 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.

Bryan Blank, McMinnville football: Blank kicked three second-half field goals — including the game-winner from 19 yards — to send the Grizzlies to a 23-21 win over Oregon City.

Hunter Borter, Beaverton football: Borter completed 24 of 28 passes for 378 yards and five touchdowns in the Beavers’ 50-49 loss to Glencoe.

Brayden Burton, Lebanon football: Burton had 14 carries for 194 yards and three touchdowns, including an 85-yard scoring run down the sideline that cemented Lebanon’s 32-21 win over Central.  

Elliott Bush, Central Catholic volleyball: Bush had a match-high 16 kills Wednesday in the Rams’ 25-14, 25-10, 25-14 sweep over Gresham — Central Catholic’s 67th consecutive Mt. Hood victory dating to a five-set loss to Barlow on Sept. 20, 2016.

Darrius Clemons, Westview football: Clemons had five catches for 138 yards and three touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 55-7 rout of Century. 

Royce Fasel, Glencoe football: Fasel’s fifth rushing touchdown, a three-yard score with 14 seconds left, and ensuing conversion pass powered the Crimson Tide to a thrilling 50-49 win over Beaverton. Fasel carried 31 times for 241 yards. He was 10 of 14 for 142 yards passing, with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Konner Grant, Tigard football: Grant ran the ball 24 times for 180 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers posted their first win of the 2021 fall season, 30-13 over Mountainside.

Rhyli Grim, Gladstone girls soccer: Grim recorded a hat trick to fuel the Gladiators’ 3-0 win over Valley Catholic on Tuesday.

Trenton Hughes, Hood River Valley football: Hughes factored in all four of the Eagles’ touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) and batted away a pass on a two-point conversion try in overtime to preserve a 27-26 win over Ridgeview.

Caleb Lakeman, Tualatin boys cross country: Lakeman set a personal record at the Meriwether Classic — 14:50.5, a top-five time in the country.

Sam Leavitt, Westview football: Leavitt passed for five touchdowns — three to Darrius Clemons — to power the Wildcats to a 55-7 win over Century.

Kyle Littlejohn, Redmond football: Littlejohn rushed for 236 yards and five touchdowns in the Panthers’ 76-12 victory against The Dalles.

Colton Marsters, Roseburg football: Marsters ran for three touchdowns and connected with Landyn Dupper on a 60-yard scoring play to lead Roseburg to a 34-12 win over Southridge and a 3-0 start. He finished with 177 yards on 13 carries.

Jacob Newell, Thurston football: In the Colts’ first game of the season after a COVID pause, Newell had four catches for 137 yards and three touchdowns in a 58-0 win over Springfield.

Cru Newman, Central Catholic football: Newman threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns — including the game-winner to Jordan King in overtime — as the Rams traveled to Tumwater, Wash., and outlasted the Thunderbirds, 42-35.  

Jaden Poulshock, David Douglas football: Poulshock rushed for 252 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries, had a touchdown catch and 88 yards receiving, and had an interception and eight tackles on defense for the Scots, who defeated Gresham 58-30.  

Jake Reichle, Lakeridge football: Reichle ran for two touchdowns, caught a scoring pass and returned an interception for a touchdown to highlight the Pacers’ 42-13 win over Liberty.

Mason Spellecy, Hood River Valley football: Spellecy had eight receptions for 113 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles’ 27-26 overtime win against Ridgeview. He also had two interceptions.

Brock Thomas, Sheldon football: Thomas threw for three touchdowns, ran for two and caught a scoring pass for the Irish in their 42-28 win over Newberg. He has been responsible for 16 touchdowns through three games. 

Leithan Thompson, Sandy football: Thompson scored both Sandy touchdowns — including an 83-yard catch-and-run play late in the fourth quarter — and intercepted a pass at the end to preserve the Pioneers’ lead in a 14-7 win over Barlow.  

Jack Wagner, Tualatin football: Filling in for star quarterback Jackson Jones, who was sidelined with a shoulder issue, Wagner had four touchdown passes in the Timberwolves’ 43-0 rout of Aloha.

Sayre Williamson, Mountain View football: Williamson finished with 214 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries in the Cougars’ 31-28 win over Sprague.

Johnny Withers, West Salem football: Withers had 18 carries for 164 yards and three touchdowns, helping the Titans fight off South Salem for a 36-28 victory.

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