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Middleton football player Paxti Franks voted WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to the Vikings' running back for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week for Sept. 25-Sept. 30!

Congratulations to Middleton's Paxti Franks for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athletes of the Week for Sept. 25-Sept. 30!

Franks is an old-school, two-way physical beast at 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds - and he turned 20 carries into 138 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in the Vikings' 49-20 victory over Timberline. 

Franks collected 87.8% of the overall vote.

We are currently accepting WaFd Bank Player of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or message us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveid.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Sept. 25-Sept. 30:


Kofi Appiah, Mullan football: Totaled 212 rushing yards and five touchdowns in a 54-32 win over Lakeside.

Noah Burnham, Eagle football: Piled up 199 yards and four touchdowns on just 15 carries in a 40-21 win over second-ranked Boise.

Dillon Fine, Homedale football: Only missed on two passes for 270 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-0 shutout of Payette.

Trevor Garus, Capital boys golf: Became the first golfer in 21 years to win three consecutive Class 5A District III championships with a 3-under 68 at Purple Sage Golf Course.

Lachlan May, Coeur d’Alene boys cross country: Came within a whisker of putting down a sub 15-minute time - 15:00.4 - at the "Battle for the 509" meet. It is the fastest 5K time in the state.

Henry Nelson, Mountain View football: Threw for 249 yards and three touchdowns in his first career varsity start in a 52-15 win over Kuna.

Audrey Orme, Boise girls cross country: Recorded the fastest time in the state at 17:44 in her fourth place finish at the national Nike Annual Twilight XC Invitational.

Kyler Robinson, Oakley football: Racked up 398 passing yards and seven total touchdowns, including five through the air, and even an interception on defense in a 60-38 win over Lighthouse Christian.

Brecken Searle, Rigby football: Hauled in seven catches for 175 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Skyline.