Running Backs Roll. Volleyball Milestones And More. Who Were Iowas Athletes Of The Week For Sept. 13 19?

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Fall sports are back underway in Iowa, which means it's time for the Des Moines Register's athlete of the week recognition.

Each Monday, we'll pick five standout males and five standout females from the week prior and offer up polls to the public. Readers will determine who wins each weekly award. The current fall sports being played are football, boys' and girls' cross country, volleyball, boys' golf and girls' swimming. 

Winners will be announced by 11 a.m. every Friday morning, so be sure to vote and get everyone you know to vote, too.

With that, here are the nominees for Sept. 13-19. Polls are at the bottom of each section.

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Boys athlete of the week nominees

Dallas Sauser, Ames football

The Little Cyclones quarterback had a field day in Friday's 49-7 win over Des Moines East. Sauser finished 19-for-26 for 301 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. That performance produced a quarterback rating of 170.3.     

Makelle Taylor, Cedar Rapids Prairie football

The Prairie Hawks' junior running back ran wild in Friday's 54-20 win over Bettendorf. Taylor piled up 183 rushing yards and three touchdowns on only 16 carries, while also adding a 40-yard reception.   

Jack Clemens, Western Dubuque football

There were a lot of stars in Western Dubuque's 65-35 win over Dubuque Hempstead, but Clemens was the catalyst who made it all happen. The Bobcats quarterback finished 18-for-20 for 292 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. That produced a quarterback rating of 212.6.       

Bryant Williams, Burlington football 

One of the state's most potent running backs put on a show in Friday's 42-0 win over Ottumwa. Williams scampered for 237 yards and three touchdowns ... on only 12 carries. He averaged nearly 20 yards per touch.   

Derek Leicht, Dubuque Hempstead cross country

Leicht took top honors at Saturday's Heartland CC Classic, winning with a time of 15:37.3. That was more than three seconds faster than the rest of the field.  

Mobile users can vote here.

Girls athlete of the week nominees

Alli Macke, Ankeny cross country

The Hawks freshman made a big splash at last Thursday's Rich Engle Classic in Cedar Falls. Macke finished first with a time of 19:08.2, narrowly beating out Iowa City Liberty distance star Ashlyn Keeney.   

Emma McClintock, Gladbrook-Reinbeck volleyball

As part of Gladbrook-Reinbeck's 3-2 week, McClintock reached 2,000 career assists Saturday in the Rebels' home tournament.   

Lauren Carter, Winterset volleyball 

As part of Winterset's 2-0 week, Carter became the program's career assists leader during Thursday's 3-1 home win over Carroll. 

Elle Greiner, Independence volleyball

As part of Independence's 5-1 week, Greiner reached 2,000 career assists in last Thursday's straight-set win over Decorah.    

Kenna Jackson, Dallas Center-Grimes volleyball

The DCG volleyball standout had a memorable night during last Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Indianola. Jackson reached 1,000 career assists.    

Mobile users can vote here.

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Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, HawkCentral.com and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at msouthard@gannett.com or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard. 

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