Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Aug. 27-Sept. 1)

Please email nominations to rroberts@idahostatesman.com

FOOTBALL

J.T. Williams, Eagle: The junior quarterback has the Mustangs off to an impressive 2-0 start. Last week, Eagle knocked off preseason 5A SIC favorite Capital 38-28, and Williams completed 11-of-19 passes for 196 yards and zero interceptions. He also added 67 rushing yards.

VOLLEYBALL

Maddi Osburn, Vallivue: The Falcons remain unbeaten after two victories last week. Vallivue started with a 25-22, 22-25, 26-24, 16-25, 17-15 win over defending 5A District Three champion Rocky Mountain in which Osburn pounded out a game-leading 20 kills. On Thursday in a 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 win against Borah, the junior outside hitter again led the Falcons in kills with 17. She also contributed 16 digs.

GIRLS SOCCER

Rikki Fix, Boise: The junior forward had a part in seven of Boise's eight goals against Vallivue, scoring four goals and adding three assists in an 8-0 victory Aug. 27. Later in the week, Fix scored the tying goal against Timberline to keep the Braves unbeaten heading into conference play.

BOYS SOCCER

Jacob Szuch, Borah: The Lions improved to a conference-leading 4-0-1 with two wins last week. On Tuesday, Borah beat Timberline 3-2 and Szuch contributed a goal and two assists. In a 4-0 win against Meridian, the senior midfielder added two more goals.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Lila Klopfenstein, Meridian: The senior had a breakout meet at the Caldwell Twilight Invitational, winning the race in 18 minutes, 56.35 seconds, which ranks No. 1 in the state in any classification according to athletic.net.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Justin Ross, Rocky Mountain: The senior earns athlete of the week honors for the second straight week after winning the competitive Caldwell Twilight Invitational in a state-leading time of 16:17.84.

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