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Vote now: Who should be SBLive's North Georgia Football Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 7-9)?

We've selected six candidates to choose from this past week's games
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The fourth week of the Georgia high school football season is in the books.

Now it’s time to voice your opinion on which player should be named SBLive’s North Georgia Defensive Player of the Week.

North Georgia Defensive Player of the Week

Lakeside defensive lineman Makhi Williams-Lee was voted last week's SBLive North Georgia Defensive Player of the Week. The junior recorded six tackles, including four tackles for loss and two sacks, and he forced and recovered a fumble in a shutout win against Forest Park.

Read up on this week's six candidates below and let us know your pick. Voting will conclude on Saturday, September 16th at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced in next week’s poll.

DJ Avery, Chattahoochee: Avery made a couple of huge plays on defense and special teams in a 38-24 loss at Alpharetta. The junior returned an interception for a touchdown and returned a kick for a touchdown.

Kaden Ellis, Cass: Ellis had a night to remember in a 40-21 victory against Adairsville. The junior registered seven tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack, and recovered one fumble.

Messiah Scandrett, Maynard Jackson: Scandrett dominated in a 42-0 win over Lithonia. The senior tallied seven tackles, one sack, one pass breakup and one recovered fumble.

Brady Sommerville, Woodstock: Sommerville played a key role in Woodstock’s first win since 2020. The senior posted nine tackles, including four sacks and two tackles for loss, and caused one fumble.

Daniel Turpin, Arabia Mountain: Turpin helped the Rams to a 41-14 victory against Meadowcreek, finishing with five tackles, including two tackles for loss, and one fumble recovery. The senior also rushed for one touchdown.

Denzel Watkins, Greater Atlanta Christian: Watkins forced two turnovers in the Spartans’ 31-17 win over Decatur, as the sophomore hauled in a pair of interceptions.