Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Sept. 27-Oct. 3 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, Oct. 11. 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 WASHINGTON ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Payton Accetturo, Auburn Riverside (3A)
Went 13 of 16 passing with 248 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-7 win over Decatur.
Luke Abshire, Central Valley (4A)
The Bears’ senior quarterback passed for 373 yards (on 24 of 32 passes) and three touchdowns in the team’s come-from-behind 27-24 victory over University.
Tanner Barbour, Pullman (2A)
The Greyhounds’ wide receiver was Riley Pettitt’s favorite target, catching seven passes for a season-high 207 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-21 victory over West Valley of Spokane. His scoring catches were 68 and 53 yards.
Parker Barrysmith, Eastlake (4A)
On homecoming, the first-year signal caller got off to a fast start with three first-half touchdowns, and finishes 13-of-18 for 240 yards and four touchdowns, also adding a 50-yard reception in a 48-8 win over Redmond.
Teddy Beaver, Skyview (4A)
Caught eight passes for 136 yards receiving and a 50-yard touchdown in a 35-12 win over Prairie.
Derek Bergeson, Royal (1A)
The quarterback did it all in a 70-12 victory over Wahluke, throwing for 133 yards and four touchdowns, scoring a rushing touchdown (37 yards) and hauling in a scoring pass from Dylan Allred (22 yards).
Colton Bower, North Kitsap (2A)
Stop us if you’ve heard this before: The North Kitsap offensive, defensive and special teams standout had another massive performance. Bower went 14-for-23 passing for 290 yards and five touchdowns , 39 yards rushing on two keepers — one of them a touchdown run — and 10 tackles in a 42-7 win over Olympic.
Justin Brennan, Lakes (3A)
How’s this for a season debut? After winning a WIAA appeal for a fifth year of eligibility the day before, Brennan connected on 9 of 10 passes for 248 yards and six total touchdowns — five passing, one rushing — before he was pulled on the first drive in the third quarter of a 62-0 win over Stadium.
Jason Brown, O’Dea (3A)
Coming off of a bye week, Brown rushed for 274 yards in a 35-13 win over Seattle Prep.
Joe Callerame, Seton Catholic (1A)
Threw for 266 yards and three TDs, rushed for 148 yards and another score in a 60-30 win over Columbia-White Salmon.
Bo Carlson, Sumner (4A)
Senior quarterback was 16-of-19 for 264 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for another score in one half as Spartans blanked Bethel, 42-0.
Tiger Carringer, Clarkston (2A)
Rushed for 156 yards and a touchdown in a 42-14 win over Rogers of Spokane, per The Spokesman-Review.
Dylan Carson, Marysville-Pilchuck (3A)
His good rushing fortunes continued as he ran for five touchdowns and 225 yards in a 49-15 win over Ferndale for red-hot Marysville-Pilchuck.
Joshua Collie, Spanaway Lake (3A)
Picking up the slack for Jasiah Wagner (foot), the sophomore rushed for 100 yards on 12 carries, including game-winning 31-yard touchdown in final minute of team’s 19-14 win over Liberty.
Cael Cox, Warden (2B)
Turned eight carries into 135 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a 72-0 win over Highland, reports The Columbia Basin Herald.
Ishaan Daniels, Bellevue (3A)
Took seven carries for 127 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-0 win over Mercer Island.
Dayton Deife, Odessa (1B)
Rushed 244 yards and three touchdowns in an 82-34 win over Liberty Christian on Friday and the team, helping the Tigers approach the 600-yard rushing mark onn the night.
Connor Dow, Shorecrest (3A)
Turned nine catches into 150 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a 20-18 loss to Lynnwood, per The Everett Herald.
Alex Ford, Prairie (3A)
Rushed 19 times for 156 yards and two touchdowns against a stout Skyview front seven.
Gavin Fugate, W.F. West (2A)
Connected on 19 of 28 pass attempts for seven touchdowns and 387 yards, as well as 105 rushing yards on 11 carries and a touchdown on the ground, reports The Chronicle.
Amari Goodfellow, Auburn (3A)
Rushed 16 times for 153 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-18 win over Thomas Jefferson, reports The News Tribune.
Trent Gwinn, Pomeroy (1B)
Threw touchdown passes of 50 and 40 yards, had a 95-yard touchdown run and a 52-yard punt return for touchdown in a 104-12 win over Touchet, per The Spokesman-Review.
Trayce Hanks, Lake Stevens (4A)
Finished with 119 receiving yards, a touchdown catch and run in a 40-6 win over Snohomish, reports The Everett Herald.
Malcolm Harper, Enumclaw (2A)
The Hornets (4-1) keep on rolling, and he’s one of the reasons why. Accounted for six total touchdowns — five passing, one rushing — in a 49-14 win over Clover Park.
Aidan Herd, Orting (2A)
Took 12 carries for 168 yards rushing and added two catches for 30 yards and a receiving touchdown in a 21-7 win over Washington.
Ethan Hogan, Peninsula (3A)
Rushed 15 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-6 win over River Ridge, per The News Tribune.
Palaina Hooper, Yelm (3A)
Went 15 of 22 for 212 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-6 win over Capital, per The News Tribune.
Gabarri Johnson, Lincoln of Tacoma (3A)
The Abes’ superstar finished 13-of-18 for 204 yards and four touchdowns, and added 100 rushing yards on 10 carries with two more scores in a 48-14 win over Mount Tahoma.
Lane Johnson, Adna (2B)
The sophomore signal-caller threw for 227 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-7 win over 1A King’s Way Christian, per The Chronicle.
Eddie Klatush, Oakville (1B)
Ten rushes for 200 yards and three touchdowns in a 52-0 win over Taholah, according to The Chronicle.
Job Kralik, Eatonville (1A)
Rushed three times for 90 yards and two touchdowns, recorded an interception and went 3 for 3 on PATs as the team’s kicker in a 24-22 win over Tenino.
Jayden Limar, Lake Stevens (4A)
The talented tailback rushed for 116 yards and three touchdowns, and caught three passes for another 92 receiving yards and a score in the Vikings’ 40-6 win over Snohomish.
Luke Lavigne, Bainbridge (3A)
Recorded four catches for 75 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-3 win over Kingston to push his season touchdown total to 11.
Aiden Lester, Peninsula (3A)
Took eight carries for 115 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-6 win over River Ridge.
Collin Martin, Odessa (1B)
Rushed 191 on 9 carries for four touchdowns in an 82-34 win over Liberty Christian on Friday, helping the Tigers approach the 600-yard rushing mark onn the night.
Kennedy McGill, North Creek (4A)
The Jaguars QB is starting to become a shoe-in top weekly performer. Went 14 for 18 passing with four touchdowns in the air and another on the ground in a 41-7 win over Ingelmoor.
Hayden Morehouse, West Valley of Yakima (4A)
Rushed 17 times for 172 yards, caught five passes for 59 yards and accounted for two total touchdowns — one on the ground, one in the air — in a 27-7 win over Davis, reports The Yakima Herald-Republic.
Jordan Nortz, Riverside (1A)
Logged three interceptions and a touchdown catch to help the Rams hand Freeman its first loss of the season, 24-14.
Jarod Oldham, Hockinson (2A)
Completed 13 of 15 passes for an efficient 151 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-0 win over Woodland.
Grant Osborn, Naches Valley (1A)
Passed for 304 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-0 win over Grandview, reports The Yakima Herald-Republic.
Gavin Parker, Napavine (2B)
The Tigers’ running back rushed for 221 yards on 19 carries and three touchdowns, returned an interception (33 yards) for a score – and blocked Montesano’s game-tying field goal attempt and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown in Napavine’s 56-47 victory.
Riley Pettitt, Pullman (2A)
The senior signal caller was 15-for-20 for 266 yards and three touchdowns, and the Greyhounds beat West Valley of Spokane, 35-21, in 2A GSL action.
Aiden Prado, Mt. Spokane (3A)
Caught three passes for 106 receiving yards and two touchdowns as short-handed Mt. Spokane beat Lewis and Clark 27-0.
Logan Rodriguez, Sunnyside (4A)
Completed 21 of 30 pass attempts for 232 yards and all three of three of Sunnyside’s touchdowns in a 20-10 win over Wenatchee, reports The Yakima Herald-Republic.
Kyler Ronquillo, Yelm (3A)
How’s thiis for well-rounded? The junior finished with 193 receiving yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions and seven tackles in a 40-6 win over Captal.
Miguel Rosario Jr., Hazen (3A)
Housed a 90-yard kickoff return, caught a touchdown pass, forced a fumble on defense and converted a two-point conversion in a 35-28 win over Juanita.
Chase Rusher, Castle Rock (1A)
Ran fo 144 of his team’s 241 yards and two touchdowns in a 55-0 win over Fort Vancouver, per TDN.
Reed Stamps, Chelan (1A)
Threw for 370 yards on 27 of 38 passing and six touchdowns in a 55-54 comeback win over Cascade of Leavenworth.
Joey Strange, Naselle (1B)
Made a triumphant return from injury by throwing a touchdown pass and running for two more, finishing with 99 yards in the ground in a 54-12 win over Mossyrock, per TDN.
Nolan Swofford, Winlock (2B)
Rushed for 239 yards and five touchdowns — all in the first half of a 64-12 win over Charles Wright.
Gunnar Talley, Onalaska (2B)
The Loggers’ safety picked off Toledo’s Wyatt Nef three times – twice in the second quarter – in Onalaska’s 36-6 home victory. Talley also scored a rushing touchdown on a 1-yard run.
Blake Teets, Bellevue (3A)
Turned 18 carries into 181 yards rushing, two touchdowns and a seven-yard touchdown catch in a 49-0 win over Mercer Island.
Julian Thomas, Cascade (4A)
Finished with 178 yards rushing and three touchdowns in a 42-27 win over Oak Harbor, reports The Everett Herald.
William Wang, Bellevue (3A)
Logged 18 carries for 198 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a 49-0 win over Mercer Lake as Bellevue gained nearly 600 yards on the ground.
Tristan Warner, Bellarmine Prep (4A)
The Week 1 QB continues to shine wherever coaches put him. Rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries in a 23-20 win over Emerald Ridge on Thursday.
Zach Watson, Burlington Edison (2A)
With the Tigers down three of their top four running backs, their standout quarterback picked up the slack with 204 yards on 28 carries with three rushing touchdowns in a 34-31 win over Lakewood. He also was 10-of-14 for 191 yards passing with another score.