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

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for March 15-21 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 or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.


Jake Blair, Camas: Threw for 150 yards and ran for 111 more with rushing touchdowns from 37 and 29 yards in a 40-32 win at Kelso.

Nate Beck, Kentlake: Threw for four touchdowns — 203 total yards on 14 of 22 passing — all in the first half of a 41-0 win over Beamer.

Dylan Carson, Marysville Pilchuck: Finished with 241 yards on the ground and four touchdowns in a 42-19 win over Arlington.

Malik Dotson, Lakewood: Ran for 140 yards and three touchdowns in a lopsided win over Stanwood, reports The Everett Herald.

Trent Gwinn, Pomeroy: Rushed for seven touchdowns to become Pomeroy’s all-time leading scorer. Totaled 307 yards on 14 carries, and threw a touchdown pass, too. 

Kaden Krouse, Chewelah: 100-yard interception return for touchdown — believed to be the longest scoring play from scrimmage in program history — fueled comeback win over Colfax.

Tyson Lang, Glacier Peak: Threw four touchdown passes, 229 passing yards total, in a lopsided win over Archbishop Murphy.

Ian Newsom, Meadowdale: His 38-yard pick six lifted Meadowdale over Lynnwood, 13-7.

Seth Ordaz, Toppenish: Scored two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Toppenish outlasted Connell in double overtime for SCAC title.

Michael Purl, Cascade: Ran for 275 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Everett, per The Everett Herald.

Steele Swinton, Edmonds-Woodway: Ran for 137 yards and five touchdowns in a 47-0 win over Shorewood, reports The Everett Herald

Sam Huard, Kennedy Catholic: In pursuit of the state’s passing record, the UW signee was 30 of 42 for 444 yards and six touchdowns – with more than 400 of that total in the first half in a win at Decatur.

Junior Alexander, Kennedy Catholic: The ASU signee caught five passes for 137 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Decatur.

Va’a Hansen, Graham-Kapowsin: The senior rushed for a career-high 205 yards, had 65 receiving yards and totaled five touchdowns including one on an interception return in a win over Peninsula.

Braeden Smith, Seattle Prep: Filling in for injured Jake Sype at quarterback, he led the Panthers on the decisive 50-yard drive with a minute to go that shocked O’Dea, giving the school its first win over the Irish since 1980.

Gabarri Johnson, Lincoln: The sophomore quarterback completed 20 of 28 passes for 251 yards, rushed for 53 yards, threw for the tying touchdown with 38 seconds to go, and ran in the game-winning two-point conversion in a 22-21 win over Lakes.

Turner Allen, Tumwater: Rushed for 201 yards, three touchdowns in a lopsided win over Steilacoom.

Nic Bond, Eatonville: The senior rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns (on just three carries), and recovered a blocked punt in the end zone in a win over Franklin Pierce.

Chance Guadiz, Kentridge: The sophomore had 275 yards and 5 TDs in the first half of the Chargers’ 55-19 win over Kent-Meridian. 

Jason Grant, Toppenish: The junior wideout scored a school record six touchdowns — four receiving, one on the ground and another a 95-yard interception return — in a 63-6 win over Wapato, reports The Yakima Herald-Republic.

Logan Dysktra, Lynden Christian: Dysktra completed 18 of 30 passes for 230 yards with no interceptions and threw two scoring passes on the Lyncs’ first two possessions to beat Mount Baker 33-14 on Friday night.

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