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Meet the Oregon high school football stars of the week (Oct. 3-9)

Here are the Oregon high school football stars of the week for Oct. 3-9 as nominated by coaches, fans and readers.

Here are the Oregon high school football stars of the week for Oct. 3-9 as nominated by coaches, fans and readers. 

If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, email danbrood91@gmail.com. These submissions will be included on our athlete of the week ballot. 

Photo by Ken Waz 

Marcus Allen, West Albany

The senior running back rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, on 21 carries for the Bulldogs in their 41-25 win over South Albany in a Mid-Willamette Conference game at West Albany High School.

Dalton Baker, Dallas

The senior running back had eight carries for 164 yards and a touchdown for the Dragons in their 48-26 victory at Corvallis.

Ty Borde, Stayton

The senior ran for 212 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries for the Eagles in their 54-14 win over North Bend in a nonleague game at Stayton High School.

Landon Croff, Marshfield

The senior quarterback completed 22 of 32 passes for 344 yards and five touchdowns for the Pirates in their 45-8 win at Ashland in a Big Sky Conference game.

Wiley Donnerberg, West Linn

The junior receiver/defensive back had three catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns and an interception, coming on a juggling catch in the end zone, for the Lions in their 42-30 win over Tualatin in a Three Rivers League showdown at Tualatin High School.

Brock Dunkin, Dallas

The senior linebacker had 14 tackles, including three for loss, and returned an interception for a touchdown for the Dragons in their 48-26 win at Dallas in a Mid-Willamette Conference contest.

Connor Dunlea, Lost River

The junior passed for 129 yards and two touchdowns and added 90 rushing yards and two more scores for the Raiders in their 54-0 road win over Camas Valley in a Special District 1-South game.

Elijah Garcia, Century

The senior running back rushed for 201 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries for the Jaguars in their 26-23 loss to Glencoe in a Pacific Conference game at Hare Field.

Owen Hess, Dallas

The senior quarterback completed 9 of 12 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown and he had nine carries for 100 yards and another score for the Dragons in their 48-26 victory at Corvallis.

Cooper Hiday, Wilsonville

The senior receiver had 11 catches for 131 yards and three touchdowns for the Wildcats in their 28-14 win over Hillsboro in a Northwest Oregon Conference game at Wilsonville High School.

Bowen Johnson, Dayton

The junior linebacker had 13 tackles and two fumble recoveries for the Pirates in their 42-20 win at Scio in a Special District 2 game.

Jace Johnson, South Umpqua

The senior quarterback completed 11 of 14 passes for 255 yards and four touchdowns for the Lancers in their 49-0 win over Brookings-Harbor in a Special District 3 game in Brookings.

JT Knobloch-Scott, North Medford

The senior, thrust into action after a scary early-game injury to starting quarterback Caiden Lacey, completed 8 of 12 passes for 145 yards and four touchdowns for the Black Tornado in their 42-6 win over Roseburg in a Special District 1 game at Spiegelberg Stadium.

Alex Mahmoud, Powers

The senior running back/free safety had 207 rushing yards and three touchdowns on six carries on offense and an interception on defense for the Cruisers in their 70-7 home victory over Gilchrist in a Special District 2-South game.

Rocco McClave, Crescent Valley

The junior quarterback passed for 463 yards and five touchdowns in addition to rushing for 129 yards and three more scores for the Raiders in a 74-52 loss to Silverton in a Mid-Willamette Conference game at Silverton High School.

Brett McKee, Junction City

The senior running back carried the ball 25 times for 185 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers in their 59-34 win over Sweet Home in an Oregon West Conference game in Junction City.

Corey Miller, Dallas

The senior linebacker had eight tackles, including one for loss, two pass breakups and an interception for the Dragons in their 48-26 win at Corvallis.

Emilio Miranda, Dallas

The senior running back/defensive back had 18 carries for 181 yards and three touchdowns on offense and five tackles, one pass breakup and one interception on defense for the Dragons in their 48-26 win at Corvallis.

Jaylan Moore, Sherwood

The junior receiver/cornerback had a touchdown reception and he returned an interception for a score to help the Bowmen run to a 55-12 win over McMinnville in a Pacific Conference game at Sherwood.

Jeray Mott, Jefferson

The senior rushed for more than 100 yards, had an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and added an interception on defense for the Democrats in their 26-14 win over Wells in a Portland Interscholastic League game at Jefferson High School.

Dominic Nacoste, Estacada

The senior lineman came up with two sacks and a fumble recovery for the Rangers’ defense in a 59-13 win over La Salle Prep in a Tri-Valley Conference game at Estacada High School.

Henry Nelson, Nelson

The senior kicked a 21-yard field goal as time expired to cap the Hawks’ comeback win over host Barlow, 37-34.

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Cru Newman, Central Catholic

The junior quarterback completed 7 of 10 passes, two going for touchdowns, and rushed for a career-high four touchdowns for the Rams in their 49-0 win over Gresham in a Mt. Hood Conference game at Hillsboro Stadium.

Heath Nichol, Sweet Home

The senior quarterback had four passing touchdowns, ran for a score and made an interception on defense in the Huskies’ 59-34 Oregon West Conference loss at Junction City.

Brady Nichols, Sweet Home

The senior receiver had six catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns for the Huskies in a 59-34 loss to Junction City in an Oregon West Conference game in Junction City.

Max Nowlin, Scappoose

The sophomore fired four touchdown passes in a 45-14 Cowapa League win at Seaside.

Trevor O’Leary, Glencoe

The junior quarterback had 195 yards rushing and 160 yards passing and accounted for three touchdowns for the Crimson Tide in a 26-23 win over Century in Pacific Conference play.

Brayde Owen, Gladstone

The senior had four touchdowns for the Gladiators in their 36-0 Tri-Valley Conference victory at Parkrose. Owen scored on a kick return, an interception return and two running plays.

Michael Pedrick, Powers

The 260-pound senior center/defensive tackle had a 60-yard touchdown reception to go with a 24-yard interception-return touchdown on defense as well as four tackles for loss to help the Cruisers run to a 70-7 home win over Gilchrist in a Special District 2-South game.

Jackson Pfeifer, Silverton

The senior running back rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns and had an 83-yard punt return for another score for the Foxes in their 74-52 win over Crescent Valley in a Mid-Willamette Conference game at Silverton High School.

Taeler Pfenning, Canby

The sophomore carried the ball 17 times for 188 yards and three touchdowns for the Cougars in their 35-0 win over Centennial in a Northwest Oregon Conference game at Canby High School.

Cody Reagan, Prairie City/Burnt River

The junior had a big game on defense for the Panthers in their 72-0 win over Pine Eagle with 4.5 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception. He also had two catches for 21 yards.

Payton Roth, Jesuit

The senior running back ran for 290 yards and five touchdowns for the Crusaders in their 52-18 win over Westview in a Metro League game at Westview High School.

Kellen Segel, Grant

The senior quarterback completed 11 of 17 passes for 165 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another touchdown for the Generals in their 35-0 win at Franklin in a key Portland Interscholastic League contest.

Zach Smith, Dayton

The junior running back rushed for 217 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries for the Pirates in their 42-20 victory at Scio in a Special District 2 contest.

Sam Stephens, Summit

The junior running back had 25 carries for 107 yards and three touchdowns for the Storm in a 35-21 win over Bend in an Intermountain Conference showdown at Summit High School.

Cole Teel, Prairie City/Burnt River

The senior had 16 carries for 160 yards and four touchdowns for the Panthers in their 72-0 victory at Pine Eagle in a Special District 1 contest.

Brock Thomas, Sheldon

The senior quarterback had four touchdown passes and ran for two more scores for the top-ranked Irish in a 49-0 win over South Medford in a Special District 1 game at Sheldon High School.

Marco Torres, Sandy

The sophomore kicked a 51-yard field goal as part of the Pioneers’ 17-point unanswered scoring run in their 24-14 victory at Clackamas.

JaMar Thurman, Lowell

The sophomore running back had 18 carries for 259 yards and three touchdowns, helping the Devils earn a 42-6 win over Monroe in a Special District 2 game at Lowell.

Hunter Vaughn, North Douglas/Yoncalla

The freshman running back ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns on only nine carries for the War Eagles in their 50-29 win at Illinois Valley in a Special District 3 contest.

Andreas Villanueva, Myrtle Point

The senior receiver had 257 all-purpose yards, including 164 receiving yards, and a touchdown catch for the Bobcats in their 50-6 home win over Perrydale in a Special District 1-North contest.

Steven Ward, Dallas

The junior lineman had 13 tackles, including three tackles for loss, for the Dragons in their 48-26 road win over Corvallis.

Marshune Waters, Grant

The senior stood out in all three phases of the game to help the Generals beat Franklin 35-0 in a key Portland Interscholastic League clash at Franklin High School. Waters made an interception to stop an early Lightning drive, scored the Generals’ first touchdown on a pass from Kellen Segel and made a second interception to set up another touchdown for the Generals.

Jake Westerman, Gold Beach

The junior ran for 234 yards and five touchdowns on 11 carries for the Panthers in their 56-6 win at Rogue River in a Special District 3 contest.

Logan Whitlock, Henley

The junior ran for four touchdowns and forced a fumble, helping the Hornets beat visiting Klamath Union 54-7 in a Big Sky Conference matchup.