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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Arkansas high school athlete of the week for Dec. 7-13 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude Thursday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Friday. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email regan@scorebooklive.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveark.

WEEK 16 NOMINEES:

Nolen Bruffett, Pulaski Academy QB: The senior quarterback earned the start for the Bruins on Saturday and threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns in their 64-27 win over Little Rock Christian.

Joe Himon, Pulaski Academy RB: Himon was named the 5A state championship game Most Valuable Player after rushing for 74 yards and three touchdowns and snaring six passes for 120 yards and a score.

Jaylyn Witcher, Pulaski Academy WR: Witcher caught seven passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns in their 64-27 win over Little Rock Christian.

Jayveon Dyer Jones, Little Rock Christian RB: The Little Rock Christian running back rushed 19 times for 98 yards and touchdown in their 64-27 loss to Pulaski Academy.

Ja'Quez Cross, Fordyce WR: The Fordyce senior was named the 2A state championship game MVP after rushing 18 times for 228 yards and three touchdowns. The rushing total ranks 10th in Arkansas football state championship game history.

Gary Lewis, Fordyce RB: Lewis rushed 11 times for 108 yards and two scores in their 35-32 win over Des Arc.

Eyan Holloway, Des Arc RB: Holloway rushed 16 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns in their 35-32 loss to Fordyce.

Kaden Henley, Shiloh Christian LB: The junior blocked two Stuttgart punts — their first two punts of the game — to help the Saints cruise to a 56-7 win in the 4A semifinals.

Braden Tutt, Shiloh Christian LB: Tutt returned a fumble 63 yards for a touchdown in the Saints' 56-7 win over Stuttgart in the 4A semifinals.

Cam Wiedemann, Shiloh Christian RB: Wiedemann rushed 10 times for 60 yards and four touchdowns in their 56-7 win over Stuttgart in the 4A semifinals.

Caden Sipe, Harding Academy QB: Sipe completed 22 of 27 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown and rushed 13 times for 106 yards and 3 TDs in their 35-7 win over Glen Rose in the 3A semifinals.

Andrew Miller, Harding Academy RB: Miller rushed 13 times for 49 yards and a touchdown and caught 7 passes for 48 yards and another TD in their 35-7 win over Glen Rose in the 3A semifinals.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

WEEK 1 WINNER: CHRIS FRANCISCO, ROGERS QB

WEEK 2 WINNER: BRADEN WILLIAMS, WALDRON QB

WEEK 3 WINNER: BRAYDEN JAY, CABOT WR

WEEK 4 WINNER: JETT DENNIS, GREENLAND

WEEK 5 WINNER: LOGAN CHRONISTER, ALMA

WEEK 6 WINNER:GARRETT BROWN, BENTON

WEEK 7 WINNER: BLADEN FIKE, FAYETTEVILLE 

WEEK 8 WINNER: GARRETT BROWN, BENTON

WEEK 9 WINNER: ELI WISDOM, SHILOH CHRISTIAN

WEEK 1O WINNER: CADEN BROWN, GREENWOOD

WEEK 11 WINNER: GARRETT BROWN, BENTON

WEEK 12 WINNER: SHARMON RESTER, EL DORADO

WEEK 13 WINNER: JAMES JORDAN, ROBINSON

WEEK 14 WINNER: AIDEN KENNON, GREENWOOD

WEEK 15 WINNER: LD RICHMOND, GREENWOOD