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Washougal’s Jayson Graham is the 2022 Week 5 prep football player of the week

Graham beat out Evergreen's Jaxson Morris for the weekly honor

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: October 3, 2022, 7:48am

Jayson Graham of Washougal is The Columbian 2022 Week 5 high school football player of the week.

Graham received 392 votes to beat out Evergreen’s Jaxson Morris for the honor.

The junior had the go-ahead 72-yard interception return for a touchdown in the final minute and added a 34-yard touchdown reception in a 34-27 win over Ridgefield.

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. Nominees are posted and voting begins by 9 a.m. each Monday.


  1. Jayson Graham, Washougal, 392
  2. Jaxson Morris, Evergreen, 333
  3. Kolten Gesser, Seton Catholic, 303
  4. Emmett Stein, Skyview, 217
  5. Keaton Northcut, Woodland, 140

Here is what the other nominees accomplished last week:

KOLTEN GESSER, SETON CATHOLIC: The freshman passed for 382 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-14 win over Columbia-White Salmon.

JAXSON MORRIS, EVERGREEN: The senior made the game-saving hit with 23 seconds left, forcing a fumble that Evergreen recovered for a 20-14 win over Mountain View.

KEATON NORTHCUT, WOODLAND: The senior rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns and caught six passes for 73 yards and another score in a 29-27 win over Hockinson.

EMMETT STEIN, SKYVIEW: The sophomore intercepted two passes, returning one 27 yards for a touchdown and blocked a field goal in a 51-0 win over Heritage.