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Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week (10/23/2023)?

Read through the candidates and cast your vote!

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 16-Oct. 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, Oct. 30th. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveid.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll are intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes who receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.


Jr. Benites, Murtaugh football: Logged 302 rushing yards and seven touchdowns to help the Red Devils clinch a state playoff berth in a 63-30 win over Lighthouse Christian.

Noah Burnham, Eagle football: Ran for 186 yards, a pair of touchdowns and the game-winning two-point conversion in a 22-21 win over Meridian in the 5A Southern Idaho Conference championship game.

Lilliana Brinkmeier, Sandpoint girls soccer: Recorded 14 saves, including one in the final minute and allowed just one goal in a 2-1 win over Bishop Kelly for the ninth Class 4A state championship.

Ashlyn Fuss, Owyhee girls soccer: Totaled 21 saves and didn’t allow a single goal for the entire Class 5A state tournament to help Owyhee in winning the first state championship in its first-ever appearance with a 0-0 (3-2 PK) win over previously unbeaten Boise.

Carson Harris, Sugar-Salem football: Racked up 263 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just 13 carries in a 55-12 rout of South Fremont.

Brandon Marroquin, Blackfoot boys soccer: Scored or assisted in every game at the state tournament, including a goal in a 3-1 win over Sandpoint to help the Wolverines win their first Class 4A state championship since 2017.

Ben Owens, Sugar-Salem boys soccer: Netted three overall goals, including one in the Class 3A finals, to help the Diggers in winning a third consecutive state championship.

Andee Petterson, Sugar-Salem girls soccer: Tallied three goals and an assist in the Class 3A state tournament to help the Diggers in winning their first state title in program history.

Nelah Roberts, Skyline girls cross country: Won her third Class 4A District VI championship in a row with the state’s fastest 5K time to date at 17 minutes, 21.1 seconds.

Zach Taylor, Timberline boys soccer: Scored all three of his team’s goals in a 3-1 win over Rocky Mountain to deliver the Wolves a third consecutive Class 5A state title.