Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 22-28 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on 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, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.
THIS WEEK’S WAFD BANK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Talon Betts, Rochester: Turned 18 carries into 231 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-34 win over Centralia, reports The Chronicle.
Logan Brady, Steilacoom: Caught 10 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown in Steilacoom’s 14-7 season-opening win over Enumclaw.
Diamon Carrasco, Grandview: Logged 107 yards receiving, including a 50-yard touchdown reception, in a 14-6 win over La Salle, per The Yakima Herald-Republic.
Austin Charter, Columbia (White Salmon): Rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns in a 39-12 win over Fort Vancouver, reports The Columbian.
Deacon Dietz, Mark Morris: Took a punt return 90 yards for touchdown in a win over Hudson’s Bay, reports The Daily News.
Ziere Ford, Puyallup: Ran for 163 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in a 44-16 win over Lakes.
Marshall Haight, Onalaska: Ran for 216 yards in a 34-12 win over Toledo.
Hayden Hicks, Prosser: Caught three touchdown passes — 20 yards, 59 yards and 56 yards — in a 55-12 win over East Valley, reports The Yakima Herald-Republic.
Luke Holcomb, Puyallup: Threw for 212 yards and four touchdowns in a 44-16 win over Lakes.
Tre Horner, Steilacoom: Caught seven passes for 120 yards and a touchdown in a 14-7 win over Enumclaw.
Ryan McKenna, Gonzaga Prep: Rushed for 112 yards on 18 carries and threw for a touchdown (with an interception) in the Bullpups’ season-opening win over Mt. Spokane.
Andre Northrup, Hockinson: Logged two touchdowns — a 99-yard kickoff return for touchdown and a 25-yard interception for touchdown — in Hockinson’s 27-3 win over Woodland.
Joshua Perez, Toppenish: Completed 13 of 19 attempts for 242 yards passing and four touchdowns in a 38-14 win over Naches Valley, reports The Yakima Herald-Republic.
Laythan Demarest, Napavine: Completed eight of 13 passes for 149 yards and two TDs and rushed for a game-high 159 yards and two scores in a win over Rainier.
Hayden Baker, Forks: The big senior fullback rushed for 136 yards and a career-best four TDs in a win over Pe Ell/Willapa Valley.