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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.
THIS WEEK’S WAFD BANK PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
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.