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Tumwater football player Ethan Kastner voted WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to the Thunderbirds' signal caller for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Sept. 4-Sept. 9!

Congratulations to Tumwater QB Ethan Kastner for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Sept. 4-Sept. 9!

If Tumwater was looking to make a statement against No. 1 North Kitsap - it did behind its quarterback, who completed all 10 of his passes for 146 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-14 road victory in Poulsbo. Kastner was also the first leg of a double-pass score in the fourth quarter.

Kastner received nearly 66.8% of the vote, beating out Yelm WR Marius Aalona, who finished second with 31.3%.

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 @sblivewa.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Sept. 4-Sept. 9:


Marius Aalona, Yelm football: The senior feasted on the Union defense, collecting 11 receptions for 138 yards and three touchdowns - all from his brother, Damian, at quarterback.

Abagail Archibald, Callie Mickelson, Holly Thoren, Tenino girls soccer: This trio had its kicking shoes on in a lopsided victory over Winlock. All three of them registered hat tricks in the match.

Braden Dunham, Colville football: The Crimson Hawks are 2-0 - and this receiver-turned-running back is a big reason why. He rushed for a career-high 202 yards and had three total touchdowns in a win over North Central.

Katelyn and Laura Eichert, Lake Stevens girls volleyball: Sisters on the reigning Class 4A runner-up squad had a banner opening week. In 17 sets, Katelyn had 132 assists and 16 aces while Laura had 79 kills and 13 aces.

Indiana Jones, Kennedy Catholic football: Who said the fullback position is dying? The junior hauled in a 21-yard touchdown pass, rushed for a 5-yard score and had a 32-yard interception return for a TD in a win over Highline.

Zaveon Jones, Mountlake Terrace football: The preseason all-state running back broke through the Snohomish defense for 252 rushing yards (and 300 total yards) and four total touchdowns in a 3A Wesco victory.

Kendall and Parker Mairs, Camas volleyball and girls soccer: Both sisters sparkled in non-league showdowns against Olympia. Kendall had 13 kills, 14 digs and three blocks in a three-set win in volleyball while Parker had both goals in 2-2 draw in girls soccer (also had two goals against Grant (OR).

Quinn Mueller, Ridgeline girls soccer: Tallied a hat trick and scored half of her team’s goals in a 6-0 GSL victory over Central Valley.

Gunnar Peterson, Eastmont football: Rushed for 166 yards on 27 carries to become the school's all-time leading rusher in a non-league victory over Timberline. Peterson also had a receiving touchdown in the game.

Victoria Rodriguez, Mercer Island girls cross country: Took over the early lead in Washington girls country with a top 2-mile time of 11:21.2, capturing the individual title at a jamboree at Lower Woodland Park

Kenai Sinaphet, Marysville-Pilchuck football: In the Tomahawks' upset over then-No. 6 Stanwood, the running back rushed for 175 yards on 12 carries, including three touchdowns. Two of those fourth-quarter scores were long ones (73, 51 yarders).

Josh Woodard, Richland football: In an MCC game that featured 1,200 yards of offense, the Bombers' quarterback was unstoppable - 20-for-31, 388 yards, seven touchdowns; rushing score - in a win over Hermiston.