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De’Jhion Parrish, ’15 RB, Interlake – Parrish is one of the more underrated all-around athletes in the state. The senior back finished with 24 carries for 436 yards and five touchdowns, as the Saints got a much needed 39-21 win over the Sammamish Totems. For his efforts, Parrish is now in the top 10 for single game rushing in state history.
Collin Montez, ’17 RB, Marysville Getchell – Montez has been rather quiet recently, but went off this week, finishing with 358 yards on 38 carries and five total touchdowns (4 rushing, 1 receiving). The Chargers came away with a 35-26 win over Everett.
Ross Bowers, ’15 QB, Bothell – The University of California-Berkley commit completed 18 of 19 passes for 333 yards and five touchdowns. The top-ranked Cougars hammered Skyline 56-0 to remain unbeaten, and secure the Kingco 4A championship.
Jordan Kitna, ’16 QB / Dionte Simon, ’16 ATH, Lincoln – The Abes continued to roll with a 41-14 win over Central Kitsap. Kitna continued his dominance of the Narrows 3A conference, completing 22 of 36 passing for 367 yards and five touchdowns. Simon led the Abes in receiving with seven catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns.
Wyatt Harsh, ’18 QB, Woodland – Harsh, just a freshman, completed 12 of 18 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns, both to Jared Cloud (63, 34 yards). Harsh also scored twice on the ground to help the Beavers remain undefeated with a 35-14 win over R.A. Long.
Braiden Beckman, ’15 LB, Kentridge – One of the state’s leading tacklers had another big game this week. Beckman finished with 19 tackles in a 29-12 loss to Jefferson. The senior makes this list just about every week, and he is becoming one of the most prolific tacklers in state history.
Austin Urlacher, ’15 RB, Chiawana – Urlacher seems to make this list every week, and rightfully so. This week the senior back carried 48 times for 256 yards and four touchdowns as the Riverhawks topped Walla Walla 28-19, in what amounts to the MCC 4A championship game.
Josh Bayne, ’15 ATH, Coupeville – Bayne is a tremendous all-around athlete, and has done a little bit of everything for the Wolves this season. This week he rushed for 306 yards and three touchdowns, and also caught three passes, all touchdowns for another 64 yards. All-in-all, Bayne finished with 400 total yards, and Coupeville got a much needed 57-14 win over Chimacum.
Easton Trakel, ’16 ATH, Tumwater – Another big week from the all-around athlete, as he accumulated 200+ all-purpose yards, only touching the ball 8 times, and scored three touchdowns in the Thunderbirds 55-3 win over West Valley (Yakima). Tumwater now takes over the #1 spot in the 2A classification.
Jojo Binda, ’15 RB / Jared Pexton, ’15 ATH Kamiak – Much like Parrish, Binda is very much underrated and under-the-radar. The senior back finished with 270 yards on 15 carries and scored four touchdowns, as the Knights moved to 6-1 with a 62-38 win over the Snohomish Panthers. Pexton did a little bit of everything, with two carries for 84 yards, 3 catches for 113 yards and three total touchdowns.
Marcus Nightingale, ’15 RB / Justice Powell, ’17 RB, Ferndale – In the weekend’s biggest upset, Nightingale carried 24 times for 126 yards and three touchdowns, as the Eagles knocked on #1 Lynden 37-35. Powell chipped in with eight carries for 101 yards and a touchdown, as Ferndale’s wing-t did its best to control the clock against the high-powered Lions.
Elias Moctezuma, ’15 QB / Isaiah Walter, ’16 ATH / Jordan Alcala, ’17 RB, Davis – It was an all-around team effort for the Pirates in a 72-6 win over Sunnyside. Moctezuma completed 9 of 12 passes for 257 yards and four touchdowns, with five of those passes going to Walter for 127 yards and three touchdowns, he added another on a 36 yard INT return. Alcala carried 22 times for 157 and also had a touchdown.
Taylor Hicks, ’16 RB, Toledo – The Indians got back into the win column with a 52-0 win over Mossyrock. Hicks carried 12 times for 183 yards and two touchdowns, and looks to be one of the top small schools backs in the state.
Gabe Caskey, ’15 RB, Ellensburg – Caskey carried 19 times for 245 yards and three touchdowns, as the Bulldogs scored a 21-14 win over previously unbeaten Prosser. The senior is one of the more unknown backs in the state, and scored on runs of 77, 8 and 82 yards.
Zach Zimmerman, ’17 QB / Blake Bingham, ’17 WR, Monroe – The two sophomores combined to help Monroe shutout Cascade 42-0. Zimmerman threw for 367 yards and five touchdowns, two to Bingham, who finished with five catches and 163 yards.
Tommy Harshaw, ’15 RB, Hockinson – The senior back only needed 10 carries to rush for 216 yards and four touchdowns, and the Hawks got a 49-13 win over Washougal. The 13 points were the first points Hockinson have given up in a game since giving up 3 to La Center in the first week of the season.
Michael Key, ’15 RB, River Ridge – Key finished the night with 189 yards on 14 carries and had five touchdowns, as the Hawks scored a 59-0 win over Clover Park. The win moves River Ridge to 6-1 on the season, and 4-1 in SPSL 2A league play.
Ryan Lacasse, ’15 RB, Mountlake Terrace – Lacasse is having a tremendous season, and this week he carried eight times, finishing with 155 yards and five touchdowns. The Hawks hammered the Lynnwood Royals 66-13 and moved to 6-1 on the season.
Preston Jones, ’16 RB, Mountain View – Jones is one of the top backs in the 2016 recruiting class, and showed it in a 45-0 win over Heritage. The dynamic back recorded 249 yards on 24 carries, with three touchdowns.
Caleb Brown, ’16 ATH / Jerome Woods, ’15 RB, Tahoma – The Bears scored a 49-14 homecoming win over Kentlake, behind Brown’s three touchdown performance. The junior finished with 14 carries for 103 yards, and added a 66 yard TD reception. James led the team in rushing with 19 carries and 185 yards.
Sterling Somers, ’16 QB / Jonathan Whetnall, ’15 WR, Lynden – The Lions lost for the first time since August 31st of 2012, but Somers and Whetnall had big games. Somers finished 25 of 37 passing for 333 yards with five touchdowns. While Whetnall caught nine passes for 135 yards and touchdowns from 12 and 44 yards.
Joe Deleon, ’15 RB, Othello – Deleon stands just 5-feet-5, but is as tough to bring down as any back you will find. He carried 21 times for 135 and four touchdowns in a 32-13 win over Selah.
Yisrael Stephens, ’16 RB, Lakes – The Lancers got back into the win column 28-10 over Sumner. Stephens carried 16 times for 152 yards and three touchdowns. The junior back is one of the top all-around athlets in the 2016 recruiting class.
Jaydon Troy, ’15 QB / Mark Melendres, ’16 WR, Black Hills – The duo combined to help lift the Wolves to a 35-10 win over Kelso. Troy completed 10 passes for 321 yards and had five touchdowns, while Melendres finished with five catches for 186 yards and three touchdowns.