Here are the candidates for the Washington Federal high school athlete of the week for Sept. 2-8, as nominated by fans, readers and Scorebook Live’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Thursday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Friday morning. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.
Jacques Badaloto-Birdsell, Camas RB: Badaloto-Birdsell logged 171 yards on the ground at 9.5 yards per carry, including a 63-yard touchdown run, to help lead Camas to a season-opening 24-14 victory over Lincoln.
Justin Baker, Kennedy Catholic ATH: Baker had a big game on both sides of the ball in the Lancers’ 32-27 win over Bethel on Friday, including a 91-yard kickoff return touchdown and a touchdown reception.
Gabe Johnson, Kentwood RB: Johnson rushed for 115 yards, including a pair of short touchdowns, to lead Kentwood to a season-opening 29-3 win over Skyline on Thursday.
Matt Gabbert, Central Valley QB: Gabbert was 9-for-16 for 175 yards and four touchdown passes in Central Valley’s season-opening 27-10 upset of Bellevue.
Ryan Blair, Mead QB: Blair completed 23 of 30 passes for 393 yards and four touchdowns to lead Mead to a season-opening 42-21 win over Post Falls (Idaho) on Friday.
Riley Cissne, Chiawana LB: In his first career start at linebacker, Cissne had two tackles for loss, a quarterback sack, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup to lead Chiawana to a 38-7 victory over Richland.
Emeka Egbuka, Steilacoom WR: Egbuka was unstoppable in Steilacoom’s season-opening 46-0 win over Lake Washington, hauling in 10 receptions for 270 yards and five touchdowns.
Kannon Katzer, Mount Spokane ATH: Katzer exploded for five touchdowns and 450 all purpose yards in Mount Spokane’s 38-35 season-opening win over Glacier (Montana).
Isaiah Jones, Union RB: Jones rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns in Union’s 20-10 season-opening win over Mountain View.
Peyton Brammer, Hockinson WR: Brammer had five catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns in Hockinson’s 48-7 season-opening win over Toppenish.
Blake Rybar, Monroe RB: Rybar carried the ball 27 times for 166 yards and caught eight passes for 70 yards in Monroe’s season-opening 42-41 win over Eastlake. He scored five total TDs in the win.
VOTING HAS CLOSED FOR THIS WEEK. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER AT 10 A.M. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED!