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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Louisiana High School Athlete of the Week? (11/14/2023)

Read through the candidates and cast your vote
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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Louisiana High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 6-12. Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter

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 who receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. 

Cashmire Batiste, Carencro football 

The senior rushed for 242 yards on 13 carries with four TDs and caught a 22-yard pass in the ninth-seeded Bears' 57-7 Division I select playoff win over No. 24 Pineville. The Bears (9-2) travel to No. 8 Acadiana (8-2) in a regional rematch of the district championship game won by Acadiana by one point.

Kelby Hypolite, Breaux Bridge football

The senior quarterback rushed for 157 yards on 24 carries with four TDs in the No. 19 Tigers' 35-19 win over No. 14 Eunice in a Division II non-select playoff game. The Tigers, who reached the quarterfinals last year as a No. 28 seed, take the show on the road to No. 3 Assumption (8-2) this week.

Kyree Paul, Istrouma football

Paul ran for 275 yards on 30 carries with three TDs as the No. 17 Indians knocked off No. 16 Northside in Lafayette in a Division II select playoff game. Istrouma (6-5) will return to Lafayette this week to test No. 1 St. Thomas More (10-0).

Justin Montgomery, Abbeville football

The sophomore fullback was a battering ram in the No. 13 Wildcats' 34-20 Division II non-select playoff win over No. 20 Pearl River, rushing for 157 yards with two TDs on 22 carries. Montgomery leads a stable of Abbeville backs with 124 carries for 860 yards and seven TDs. The Wildcats (9-2) travel to reigning state champion No. 4 Lutcher (8-1) this week.

Joshua Polk, Loreauville football

Polk rushed for 99 yards and two TDs on 12 carries as the No. 12 Tigers downed No. 21 Rayville, 40-12, in a Division III non-select playoff game. The Tigers (8-3) travel to No. 5 Bogalusa (7-4) this week.

Steven Blanco, St. Martinville football

The senior University of Louisiana tailback commit rambled for 310 yards with four TDs and made 10 tackles on defense in the biggest upset of the week, a 46-40 win for the 26th-seeded Tigers at No. 7 Leesville. St. Martinville (4-7) hosts No. 10 Jennings (8-3) this week.

Rejohn Zeno, Jennings football

The junior rushed for 257 yards on 27 carries with three TDs in the No. 10 Bulldogs' 34-6 win over No. 23 Kaplan.

Nate Sheppard, Mandeville football

The No. 21 Skippers upset No. 12 Sam Houston, 50-36. Sheppard, a junior, ran for 334 yards on 35 carries with three TDs. Mandeville (7-4) will host No. 5 St. Amant (10-1) in the second round.

Damien Blocker, Central-Baton Rouge football

Blocker ran for 227 yards on 30 carries with three TDs as the No. 18 Wildcats surprised No. 15 East St. John, 43-15, in a Division I non-select playoff game. Central (8-3) makes the trek to Monroe to challenge No. 2 Neville (8-1) this Friday.

Ethan Tran, Patrick Taylor football

The senior ran for 150 yards and four TDs on 25 carries, caught a 24-yard pass, and completed 6-of-8 passes for 111 yards and a score as the 13th-seeded Tigers took down No. 20 Sophie B. Wright, 52-42. Patrick Taylor (9-2) travels to Baton Rouge for a date with No. 4 University Lab (9-1) in a Division II select second-round game.

Jaeden Voisin, Belle Chasse football

Voisin rushed for 140 yards on 17 carries with three TDs and amassed 136 yards passing on only two completions with another score in the 14th-seeded Cardinals' 43-15 rout of No. 19 Parkway in a Division I non-select playoff game. Belle Chasse (8-3) meets No. 3 Destrehan (10-0) in the second round on the road.

Emma Richey, Mount Carmel volleyball

The junior racked up 44 assists and 21 digs as the second-seeded Cubs (30-8) finished as Division I runner-up to Dominican at the LHSAA state tournament.

Camryn Chatellier, Dominican volleyball

Chatellier provided 21 kills and was named Most Outstanding Player for leading top-seeded Dominican (43-2) to its fourth straight Division I championship at the LHSAA state tournament.

Rhyan Miciotto, St. Thomas More volleyball

The junior recorded 14 kills and 24 assists en route to being named Most Outstanding Player as the top-seeded Lady Cougars (34-5) won their third straight Division II state title by defeating No. 3 Teurlings Catholic.

Dee Asberry, Teurlings Catholic volleyball

The left-handed hitter came up with 20 kills in the Lady Rebels' loss to St. Thomas More in the Division II state title match. Teurlings Catholic finished the season with a 31-13 record.

Sophie Bonnaffee, Archbishop Hannan volleyball

Bonnaffee was named Most Outstanding Player for the top-seeded Lady Hawks, who polished off a 41-2 season by defeating No. 2 E.D. White in the Division III state championship. Bonnaffee had 24 kills and 10 digs.

Brightlyn Ratliff, E.D.White volleyball

Ratliff led the Cardinals (33-9) to a Division III runner-up finish with 15 kills and 10 digs vs. No. 1 Archbishop Hannan.

Valerie Brown, Notre Dame-Crowley volleyball

Brown had eight kills and 22 digs to help the fifth-seeded Lady Pioneers (26-17) to a runner-up finish to No. 3 Northlake Christian in the Division IV title game.

Abigail Bailey, Northlake Christian volleyball

The 6-foot junior was described as "the better hitter in Division IV" by an opposing coach and named Most Outstanding Player after putting down 18 kills to lead the third-seeded Lady Wolverines (35-7) to the Division IV title, their first volleyball championship since 2009.

Bethany Stoute, Westminster Christian volleyball

The junior middle blocker led the second-seeded Lady Crusaders (26-10) with six kills and four blocks in a runner-up finish to top-seeded Country Day in the Division V championship.

Jane Gambel, Metairie Park Country Day volleyball

The junior was named Most Oustanding Player with a 14-kill performance in the top-seeded Cajuns' Division V championship win over Westminster Christian. It was the eighth straight state title for Country Day (27-9).

Dylen Rubin, Lake Charles College Prep football

Rubin ran for 123 yards and scored two touchdowns as the No. 21 Blazers (4-6) dominated 12th-seeded Pope John Paul, 34-7, to advance in the Division III select playoffs. The Blazers play at No. 5 Catholic-New Iberia (8-2) in the regional round.

Jackson Fugate, Northshore football

The senior blocked the potential game-winning 31-yard field goal in the No. 25 Panthers' 9-7 Division I non-select first-round playoff win at West Monroe. The Panthers host No. 5 St. Amant (10-1) in the second round.

Michael Cunningham, Westminster Christian football

The 19th-seeded Crusaders won their first playoff game since 2016, a 7-6 nailbiter over No. 14 St. Edmund, their District 6-1A rival that won the regular season matchup. Cunningham ran for 137 yards on 26 carries with a TD for the Crusaders (6-5), who travel to No. 3 Ouachita Christian (9-1) in the Division IV select regional round.

Tavias Gordon, Westgate football

Gordon helped the No. 16 Tigers control the clock in a 27-10 win over No. 17 Terrebonne, logging 23 carries for 172 yards. The junior has rushed for 1,538 yards on 197 carries with 17 TDs for Westgate (7-4), which will aim to upset No. 1 Ruston (10-0) in the Division I non-select second round. 

-- Mike Coppage | @SBLiveLA