Vote now: Who should be Scorebook Live’s athlete of the week?

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 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.


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