Voting is now closed for The News Tribune’s week nine high school football Athlete of the Week contest. Thanks to everyone who voted and supported their local student-athletes. Check back next week for a playoff edition Athlete of the Week poll.
This week’s winner is:
Joseph Dwyer, Puyallup
The Vikings’ receiver hauled in nine catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns in 59-13 win over Rogers.
You can read about each athlete’s accomplishments below.
Joseph Dwyer, Puyallup: Receiver hauled in nine catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns in 59-13 win over Rogers.
Sean Skladany, Peninsula: Rushed 12 times for 95 yards and four touchdowns in 49-7 over Capital, completing an undefeated run through the 3A South Sound Conference.
Claudell Quinland, Franklin Pierce: Threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns in 27-25 SPSL 2A playoff win over Eatonville.
Justin Brennan, Lakes: Completed 11-of-15 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of Lakes’ 55-3 win over Wilson.
Abner Sio-Fetaui, Lincoln: Rushed 19 times for 166 yards and a touchdown in 35-21 PCL 3A championship game win over Bethel.
Brynna Nixon, Fife: Became the first female quarterback in school history to throw for a touchdown in 50-21 SPSL 2A playoff win over Clover Park.
Cameron Parker, Bethel: Caught three passes for 95 yards and a touchdown in loss to Lincoln in 3A PCL title game.
Nate Thomas, Graham-Kapowsin: Completed 7-of-13 passes for 100 yards, and rushed eight times for 88 yards and two touchdowns in 28-14 win over Sumner, completing an undefeated regular season for the Eagles.
Parker Johnson, Cascade Christian: Completed 14-of-18 passes for 347 yards and five touchdowns in 60-0 win over Klahowya. Also rushed twice for 59 yards and a touchdown.
Emeka Egbuka, Steilacoom: Did a little of everything in Steilacoom’s 49-7 SPSL 2A playoff win over Orting, scoring a 59-yard punt return touchdown, a 47-yard interception returned for a touchdown and a 14-yard touchdown catch.
Athletes are selected based on available stats and nominations. Want to nominate a player in the future? Email Jon Manley at email@example.com or find him on Twitter, @manley_tnt.