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Ridgefield’s Brayden Malella is the Northwest Personal Training Week 4 prep football player of the week

Malella beats out Mountain View's Kamau

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: September 27, 2021, 12:47pm

Ridgefield’s Brayden Malella has been elected Northwest Personal Training Week 4 high school football player of the week.

Malella picked up 602 votes to beat out Mountain View’s Akili Kamau for the honor.

Malella,  a sophomore, completed 18 of 22 passes for 309 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Hudson’s Bay.

Winners of the player-of-the-week may not be nominated again during the regular season, and no player may be nominated in consecutive weeks.


  1. Brayden Malella, Ridgefield, 602
  2. Akili Kamau, Mountain View, 448
  3.  LaDaimien McCord, Heritge, 380
  4. Jace Greenwood, Columbia-White Salmon, 369
  5. Tobias Merriweather, Union, 72

Here are the other nominees:

JACE GREENWOOD, COLUMBIA-WHITE SALMON: Greenwood rushed 16 times for 190 yards and five touchdowns and passed for 49 yards in win over Fort Vancouver.

AKILI KAMAU, MOUNTAIN VIEW: Kamau rushed 16 times for 131 yards and a touchdown in a win over Heritage.

LADAIMIEN MCCORD, HERITAGE: McCord caught six passes for 120 yards and touchdown and added a 36-yard touchdown run in a loss to Mountain View.

TOBIAS MERRIWEATHER, UNION: Merriweather caught seven passes for 121 yards and one touchdown and returned an interception for a touchdown in a win Chiawana.