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Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week (11/27/23)?

Read through the nominees and cast your vote now!

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 20-Nov. 25 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, Dec. 4th. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is 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 that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.



Kooper Clark, Tumwater football: Softened up a tough North Kitsap defense with a game-high 244 rushing yards on 31 carries, scoring all three touchdowns in the Thunderbirds' 2A semifinal victory.

Ashton Demarest, Napavine football: He makes it all go for the defending Class 2B champions on offense - and passed for 307 yards and three touchdowns, adding 75 rushing yards and a score in a state semifinal victory over Onalaska

David Huffstetler, Okanogan football: Filling in for an injured Steele Rico at fullback, the junior was a workhorse in a tough 2B semifinal victory over Northwest Christian of Colbert - 33 carries, 150 yards and a touchdown.

Rex Larson, Anacortes football: Against a physical Enumclaw team, the senior signal caller was lights-out attacking the perimeter - 20-for-25, 376 yards and five touchdowns in the Seahawks' win in the 2A semifinals.

Kallen Maioho, Wilbur-Creston-Keller: For two playoff games, Wildcats had not thrown a pass. But they needed to against big Mossyrock - and this junior delivered by going 8-for-9 for 233 yards and four touchdowns in a 1B semifinal victory.

Kolton Matson, Lake Stevens football: In back-to-back 4A state playoff games, the Vikings have put an opponent on running clock after the first half. Matson has been the trigger man in both - and went 19-for-21 for 314 yards and four touchdowns in a state semifinal win over Kamiakin.

Lucien Paz, Liberty Bell football: The fun never stops with this offense - and the junior was magnificent under center against Neah Bay - 15-for-21, 374 yards, five touchdowns, and 131 rushing yards and two scores in a 1B semifinal triumph.

Brayden Platt, Yelm football: When it's time for big games, the state's best overall player always shows up. The Oregon commit rushed for 219 yards, including a 54-yard run for the game's lone touchdown in a 3A semifinal win over Eastside Catholic.

Carson Rubin, Bellevue football: Against arguably the best defensive line in the state in O'Dea, the senior plowed to a game-high 170 rushing yards on 25 carries, including two touchdowns in the Wolverines' win in the 3A semifinals.

Aidan Skolrud, Graham-Kapowsin football: He might not be the most fearsome-looking player on the roster, but he has ice in his veins. The junior kicked two field goals, including the game-winner from 25 yards as time expired in the Eagles' 27-24 win over Eastlake in the 4A semifinals.