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Eastside Catholic football player Richie Fotualii-Aliifua voted the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to the Cruisers' bruising running back for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for November 21-26!

Congratulations to Eastside Catholic RB Richie Fotualii-Aliifua for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 21-26!

Taking over for injured starter Masen Uribe, Fotualii-Aliifua could not be stopped in the Crusaders' 35-28 Class 3A state semifinal victory over Metro League rival O'Dea. He rushed 35 times for 182 yards and a career-best five touchdowns, including the game-winning 16-yard run up the middle in the second overtime.

Fotualii-Aliifua received 48.7% of the vote, beating out Okanogan football player Carter Kuchenbuch, who finished second with 25.8%.

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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Nov. 21-26:


Dylan Allred, Royal football: The Knights’ signal caller tossed for 250 yards and four touchdowns in a semifinal win over Freeman.

Edgar Delarosa, Royal football: Led Royal in receiving with seven receptions for 110 yards and four touchdowns in the Knights’ semifinal win against Freeman.

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Ashton Demarest, Napavine football: Once again the catalyst behind Napavine’s offense, throwing for five touchdowns and running in another lopsided win for the Tigers.

Devon Forehand, Kennedy Catholic football: Completed 23 of 28 passes for 331 yards and five touchdowns in the Lancers’ win over Emerald Ridge to reach the 4A state championship game.

Carter Kuchenbuch, Okanogan football: Led the Bulldogs’ passing attack throwing for 274 yards and three touchdowns to get Okanogan in the 2B state title game.

Jayden Limar, Lake Stevens football: Did his usual thing running the football rushing for 145 yards and five touchdowns, but also threw his first career pass that went for a 22-yard touchdown.

Campbell Nolte, Lynden football: Rushed for a career-high 181 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns in Lynden’s semifinal win over Enumclaw.

Brayden Platt, Yelm football: Rushed the ball 31 times for 160 yards and three touchdowns in Yelm’s last-minute win over Bellevue in a 3A semifinal matchup.

Logan Sloman, North Kitsap football: Helped the Vikings on both sides of the ball with nine passes caught for 162 yards and a touchdown and an interception in the red zone on defense.

Jodell Wimberly, Neah Bay football: Had himself a day carrying the ball 28 times for 235 yards and three touchdowns in Neah Bay’s 82-24 win over Liberty Christian.