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Murtaugh football player Soyer Young voted WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to the Red Devils' signal caller for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 23-Oct. 28!

Congratulations to Murtaugh's Soyer Young for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athletes of the Week for Oct. 23-Oct. 28!

This one felt sweet for Young and Red Devils, who avenged last year's playoff loss by rolling up 478 yards of offense. The junior dual-threat quarterback was right in the middle of it, rushing for 221 yards and five touchdowns, passing for another score to Sway Stanger and picking off a pass on defense in a 64-26 first-round victory. Lighthouse Christian ended their season in 2022.

Young collected 69.9% of the overall vote, well ahead of runner-up Annelie Wilson (28.4%), of Horeshoe Bend volleyball

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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Oct. 23-Oct. 28:


Luke Athay, Idaho Falls boys cross country: Won his second state championship with a 5K time of 15;38.1 seconds after missing the past 16 months due to a stress fracture.

Allie Black, Raft River girls cross country: Claimed her third consecutive state championship with a 5K time of 19:30.07.

Belle Beus, Skyview volleyball: Notched a total of 71 kills, 43 digs, nine blocks and a pair of aces at the state tournament to help the Hawks win their fourth consecutive state championship without dropping a single set all year to an Idaho team..

Ryken EchoHawk, Pocatello football: Piled up 204 rushingyards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in a 48-28 first-round playoff win over Preston.

Vaughn Higgins, Timberline football: Racked up 101 yards and three touchdowns on just eight carries while having a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown in a 67-27 rout of American Falls during a first-round playoff win.

Dericka Morgan, Troy volleyball: Tallied 28 kills and was 21-of-22 at the service line for four aces to lead the Trojans to their third state title in a row with a five-set win over Grace.

Nelah Roberts, Skyline girls cross country: Became the first runner in Idaho history to win four consecutive state titles with the state’s fastest 5K time at 17:18.1.

Brock Spencer, Weiser football: Hauled in four catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-16 opening-round playoff win over Marsh Valley

Annelie Wilson, Horseshoe Bend volleyball: Recorded a double-double of 20 kills and 20 digs to lead the Mustangs to a sweep over league rival Council for a third consecutive state championship.