Chiawana senior running back Andrew Vargas continued his torrid start to the season in Week 2, scoring all six of the Riverhawks’ touchdowns in a 42-20 win at West Valley (Yakima).
Vargas carried the ball 25 times for 288 yards — an average of 11.5 yards per carry. He ran for TDs of 40, 27, 53, 85, 4 and 2 yards.
Also, Vargas recorded a sack on defense.
For his efforts, he was named a WIAA Athlete of the Week.
Vargas leads the Mid-Columbia Conference with 522 yards on 47 carries — an average of 11.1 yards a carry — and nine rushing TDs. He’s also No. 1 in the conference in punting. On four punts, he has averaged 39.5 yards.
Chiawana plays fellow 2-0 team Kamiakin on Friday at Edgar Brown Stadium.
Editor’s note: The Tri-Cities Athlete of the Week will regularly run each Thursday.