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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Indiana High School Athlete of the Week (9/11/2023)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive's Indiana High School Athlete of the Week as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff
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Here are the candidates for SBLive's Indiana High School Athlete of the Week 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 on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced the following week. If you would like to nominate an athlete in the future, please email


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

Jalen Alexander, Hamilton Southeastern football

The senior rushed 17 times for 200 yards, including touchdown runs of 96 and 72 yards in a 35-34 overtime win against rival Fishers.

Tanner Apselet, Lawrence North football

In a 49-14 win over Indianapolis North Central, the junior completed 11 of 16 passes for 320 yards and five touchdowns – four in the first half.

Brady Ballart, South Dearborn football

The sophomore running back and linebacker rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns, and added 10 tackles (three tackles for loss) and a fumble recovery in a 32-13 victory against Connersville.

Ben Brandenburg, Roncalli football

The senior carried the ball 17 times for a game-high 134 yards and two scores in a 38-10 win over Columbus North.

AJ Coates, Evansville Reitz football

In a 24-7 victory over Evansville North, the sophomore linebacker had 10 total tackles (one TFL) and a sack.

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Cassie Cohen, Hobart girls cross country

The sophomore finished first in the Bob Thomas Invitational at Lowell, running 19:16.50.

Hogan Denny, Mooresville football

The senior quarterback, who is committed to play baseball at Indiana, threw for 261 yards and a career-best five touchdowns along with 118 yards and a touchdown on the ground during a 59-22 win against Greenwood.

Noah Ehrlich, Crown Point football

The junior dual-threat quarterback completed 16 of 24 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns and carried the ball three times for 55 yards and another two scores in a 38-12 win against Lake Central.

Brady Fisher, Mishawaka football

In a 48-13 victory over Goshen, the senior completed eight of his nine passes for 210 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 46 rushing yards and another score.

Jackson Gilbert, Westfield football

The senior quarterback threw for 183 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in a 28-21 win over Noblesville.

Thomas Gotkowski, Ben Davis football

The Giants couldn't keep up with nationally-ranked Florida powerhouse IMG Academy on Friday night. But Gotkowski tossed two touchdown passes – to Mark Zackery and Nate Williams – in the 34-14 loss.

Obadiah Greene, Eastern boys cross country

The junior ran a personal-best 16:19 to win the Maconaquah Invitational.

Eugene Hilton, Zionsville football

The junior caught seven passes for 123 yards and two scores as the Eagles scored twice in the fourth quarter to win 24-10 at Franklin Central.

Brauntae Johnson, Fort Wayne North Side football

In a 70-39 victory over Fort Wayne Concordia, the Notre Dame commit passed for 250 yards and three touchdowns while adding 65 yards and another three touchdowns on the ground.

Ashley Kirkland, Castle girls golf

Kirkland shot a 68 to win the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference individual title.

Breckan Maran, Fairfield football

The junior carried 33 times for 141 yards and three scores in a 39-31 victory over Culver Academies.

Khobie Martin, Fishers football

The Miami (Ohio) commit ran 37 times for 285 yards and three scores in a 35-34 overtime loss to Hamilton Southeastern.

Coltyn McNabb, North Daviess football

The junior rushed for 215 yards and a touchdown, caught two passes for 51 yards and three touchdowns, and had seven tackles (1.5 TFL) and an interception in a 42-27 victory against Princeton.

DJ Mendez, Scecina Memorial football

The senior threw for 310 yards and four touchdowns to go with 71 yards and a touchdown on the ground in a 44-24 win over Beech Grove.

Kobe Meyer, Heritage football

In a 34-14 win against South Adams, the senior threw for 116 yards and three touchdowns, ran for 182 yards and three scores and converted all four of his PAT kicks.

Gavin Neal, New Palestine football

During a 63-39 win over Mt. Vernon (Fortville), the sophomore completed six of 11 passes for 256 yards and five touchdowns.

Ben Perschon, Lake Central boys cross country

The sophomore finished first at Lowell's Bob Thomas Invitational with a time of 15:57.80.

Sophie Richmond, NorthWood girls golf

The sophomore took medalist honors at the Northern Lakes Conference Meet with a 71.

Brady Seaton, Evansville North boys soccer

The keeper converted one penalty kick and had two saves in the PK shootout as North edged Evansville Memorial.

Garrett Sherrell, Brownsburg football

The senior rushed for 182 yards and three scores and added a 77-yard touchdown reception in a 53-30 win over Avon.

Jace Stuckey, Triton Central football

In a 55-28 win over Monrovia, the senior completed 11 of 13 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns, and added a rushing touchdown.

Cameron Todd, Brebeuf Jesuit boys cross country

Todd ran 15:00.8 to finish first in a strong field at the Brown County Eagle Classic.

Roland Vera Jr., Evansville Reitz football

The senior receiver caught 15 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns during a 24-7 victory against Evansville North 24-7. He has 25 receptions for 366 yards and three scores in his last two games.

Malachi Walden, Tri-West football

The junior ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns and threw a TD pass in a 26-21 win over Western Boone.

Jackson Willis, Indianapolis Lutheran football

In a 43-13 victory over Triton Central, the junior threw three touchdown passes.

South Bend Trinity's Annika Lute voted SBLive's Indiana High School Athlete of the Week (August 28-Sept. 3)

Congratulations to South Bend Trinity girls cross country runner Annika Lute, who was voted the SBLive Indiana high school Athlete of the Week for August 28-Sept. 3. She received more than 54 percent of the votes.

A freshman, Lute won the South Bend City championship meet with a time of 20:55.

Hanover Central football player Caiden Verrett finished second in the voting after receiving more than 31 percent of the votes.

View the rest of the nominees here: Who should be SBLive's Indiana High School Athlete of the Week (August 28-Sept. 3)?

PREVIOUS WINNERS: Hanover Central's Matt Koontz (August 21-27), Hanover Central's Caiden Verrett (August 14-20)

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