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Norco freshman Trevor Schneider is SBLive's Southern California Football Athlete of the Week (9/9/2023)

Powerful ninth-grader has another big game in win over Santiago, scores even bigger at the voting box

Trevor Schneider isn't exactly sneaking up on people. 

Only a freshman, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound running back from Norco had another busy and big game, rushing 22 times for 182 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-7 win over Santiago. 

This was a week after he carried the ball 44 times for 155 yards and a score in a 21-14 loss to Rancho Cucamonga. 

Through five games, Schneider has carried the ball an astonishing 155 times for 677 yards and five touchdowns. 

His performance against Santiago earned him a spot on the SBLive Southern California performance list, when his numbers really soared. 

Schneider collected a staggering 14,255 votes to easily win the SBLive Southern California Athlete of the Week award for football players who competed Sept. 7-9. 

We are currently accepting Southern California Athlete of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or message us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.

Here are the other nominees: 

Kory Hall, Hamilton (Los Angeles): In a 29-21 upset of Cleveland, Hall accounted for all of Hamilton’s receiving production with nine catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns, returned a kick 40 yards, made seven tackles, and forced a fumble.

John Gazzaniga, Santa Margarita: Gazzaniga transferred to Santa Margarita from Orange Lutheran on Monday and led them to a 51-point outing and win over Bishop Amat on Thursday. Completed 20 of 30 passes for 377 yards and four touchdowns.

Christian Melendez, St. Paul: Melendez had 144 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns in Thursday's win over West Ranch.

Eric Najarro, Glendora: Najarro passed for 292 yards and had six touchdown passes in Thursday's win over Pacifica (Garden Grove).

Luke McNulty, Maranatha: McNulty was perfect on Thursday, completing all seven pass attempts for 254 yards and four touchdown passes against Corona.

Owen Sahyoun, Yorba Linda: Sahyoun had nine tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in Thursday's win over Charter Oak.

Isaiah Lopez, San Bernardino: Lopez had 189 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns and an 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Riverside Prep.

Jason Hong, South Pasadena: Hong rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries in Friday's win over Hoover.

Seth Shigg, Chaminade: Shigg had 200 passing yards and four touchdowns in Friday's comeback victory against Cathedral (Los Angeles).

Malachi Brown, San Jacinto: Brown rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 21-16 win over Rancho Verde.

Aiden Rubin, San Clemente: Rubin rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns against Corona del Mar to keep the Tritons unbeaten.

Demaricus Davis, Etiwanda: Davis threw for 211 yards and had four passing touchdowns in Friday's win over Jurupa Hills.

Santana Letua, Murrieta Valley: Letua had five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble against Murrieta Mesa.

Jonathon Class, Mission Hills: Class had three sacks, a fumble recovery and a touchdown reception against Orange Vista.

Nico Viesca, Central Union: Viesca rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns against Otay Ranch on Friday.

Nokoi Maddox, Granite Hills: Maddox had 10 tackles and a punt return for a touchdown in Friday's win over Eastlake.

Sir Autry, Hoover: Autry had 189 total yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's win over Classical Academy.