Canby Running Back Voted High School Athlete of the Week

Star running back Tyler Konold has taken the league by storm in his first varsity campaign, leading 5A schools in rushing yards and fueling Canby’s high-octane offense all year — and the sophomore is increasingly building a statewide reputation.

The latest came on Monday as Konold was voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Oregon High School Athlete for the week of Oct. 11-17.

That week, Canby’s super sophomore was the tip of the spear in the Cougars’ 33-21 trouncing of No. 9 Scappoose, rushing for 225 yards and three touchdowns.

Konold received 36.46% of the more than 53,000 votes tallied in SB Live’s poll, beating out Lebanon’s Waylon Wolfe who finished second with 28.43%.

Baker’s Malaki Myer finished third with 11.53% and Sherwood’s Cody Hall finished fourth with 6.19%.

Konold, along with his backfield mate Bryce Oliver and senior quarterback Mikey Gibson, will face their greatest test this Friday, as the Cougars host the top-ranked Wilsonville Wildcats in the final regular-season game with the league title on the line.

Both teams are a perfect 6-0 in Northwest Oregon Conference West play. Wilsonville is undefeated overall, while Canby’s lone blemish was a 14-17 home loss to No. 4 West Albany in Week 2.

Kickoff is 7 p.m. Friday at Cougar Stadium. To watch from home, catch Canby Current editor Tyler Francke and sportswriter Antonio Arredondo as they broadcast the game live on local access CTV Channel 5 and YouTube.

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