Voting is now closed for The News Tribune’s week seven high school football Athlete of the Week contest. Thanks to everyone who voted and rallied behind their local student-athletes.
This week’s winner is:
Dylan Paine, Tumwater
You can read about each athlete’s accomplishments below.
Logan Brady, Steilacoom: Caught nine passes for 118 yards and four touchdowns in Steilacoom’s 35-14 win over Eatonville.
Justin Baker, Kennedy Catholic: Cal commit rushed three times for 86 yards and a touchdown in 60-10 win over Auburn Mountainview, while adding eight catches for 63 yards and two touchdowns.
Gabe Johnson, Kentwood: Rushed 27 times for 277 yards and a touchdown and caught a 70-yard touchdown pass in 34-24 win over Tahoma.
Dylan Paine, Tumwater: T-Birds running back rushed 26 times for 194 yards and three touchdowns in No. 1 Tumwater’s 34-0 win over No. 5 W.F. West.
Kaden Martin, Emerald Ridge: Had a fumble recovery, two sacks and rushed for 53 yards and two touchdowns in 21-14 win over Sumner.
Sean Skladany, Peninsula: Seahawks running back rushed 10 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns in 31-28 win over Yelm to keep Peninsula unbeaten in 3A SSC play. Also forced the game-sealing fumble late in the fourth quarter.
Darion Brown, River Ridge: Rushed 12 times for 177 yards and four touchdowns in 50-29 win over Washington.
Junior Faafiti, Franklin Pierce: Tallied three interceptions and a fumble recovery in 45-36 win over Foster.
Luke Holcomb, Puyallup: Viks’ QB completed 6-of-11 passes for three touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in the first half of 62-0 win over South Kitsap.
Athletes are selected based on available stats and nominations. Want to nominate a player in the future? Email Jon Manley at firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Twitter, @manley_tnt.