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

Read up on the top performers across the country last week and pick the best of the best
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Each week during the fall sports season, SBLive Sports will gather the best high school performances across the country with the help of fans, readers and staff.

Now, it’s your turn to choose a standout among the pack, the best of the best.

Here are the nominees for SBLive’s National High School Athlete of the Week for Sept. 4-10. Voting closes on Monday, Sept. 18, at 11:59 (Pacific Time).

Want to nominate an athlete? Please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @SBLiveSports.

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.

SBLive National High School Athlete of the Week candidates

Gage Baker, sr., Paradise Honors (Arizona) football

Baker completed 26 of 32 passes for 516 yards and eight touchdowns in a 53-21 win over El Mirage Dysart.

Ethan Barbour, jr., Alpharetta (Georgia) football

Barbour caught four touchdowns in the second quarter and finished the game with six receptions for 210 yards and the four TDs in a 38-24 victory over Chattahoochee. Barbour is a four-star junior tight end.

Remontay Coleman, sr., Northwood (Ohio) football

Coleman rushed for 223 yards and scored five total touchdowns as Northwood defeated Erie Mason, 42-20. 

Kahnen Daniels, sr., West Point (Mississippi) football

Daniels carried the ball 38 times for 427 yards and seven touchdowns in a 50-40 victory over Noxubee County. Daniels is committed to Florida.

Carson Dimsdale, sr., West Henderson (North Carolina) football

Dimsdale rumbled for 268 yards and a touchdown in a 40-10 win over Erwin.

Gianna Hanf, fr., Northern Burlington (New Jersey) girls soccer

Hanf netted four goals in a 5-2 victory over Moorestown Friends.

Tiqwai Hayes, jr., Aliquippa (Pennsylvania) football

Hayes, a four-star junior running back, rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns in Aliquippa’s 33-7 rout of North Catholic.

Alvin Henderson, jr., Elba (Alabama) football

Henderson ran for five touchdowns — all in the first half — as Elba cruised past Houston County, 49-14. Henderson is a four-star junior.

Marquise Henderson, jr., Belton-Honea Path (South Carolina) football

Henderson had 14 carries for 301 yards and five touchdowns as Belton-Honea Path downed Woodruff, 49-15.

Julia Hunt, sr., Holy Cross (Kentucky) volleyball

Hunt notched 40 kills, six aces, four total blocks and 12 digs in a five-set victory over Scott.

Bailee LaFountain, sr., Northeastern Clinton (New York) girls soccer

LaFountain recorded her 100th career point on a long-distance goal as Northeastern Clinton defeated Peru, 5-1.

Lior Leshem, sr., Taft (California) football

Lesham, a senior wide receiver, scored a school-record eight touchdowns in a 78-41 victory over Grant. Taft’s quarterback, Devon Conroy, had nine touchdown passes.

Trevor Long, jr., Miller (Texas) football

Long threw for 380 yards and seven touchdowns as Miller took down Laredo Alexander, 55-14.

Rocco McClave, sr., Crescent Valley (Oregon) football

McClave completed 22 of 36 passes for 372 yards and four touchdowns in a 63-50 victory over South Albany. The senior also carried it 23 times for 190 yards and four more TDs.

Mabrey Mettauer, sr., The Woodlands (Texas) football

Mettauer, a four-star Wisconsin commit, passed for 429 yards and six touchdowns while adding 103 more yards and a score on the ground in a 55-26 win over Oak Ridge.

Trent Mosley, so., Santa Margarita (California) football

Mosley rushed for four touchdowns, caught a pair of scores, ran for a two-point conversion and passed for a two-point conversion in a 51-45 comeback victory over Bishop Amant. Santa Margarita trailed 21-0 early in the game.

Anthony Palano, sr., Buffalo Grove (Illinois) football

Palano had 124 yards rushing, 99 yards receiving and scored a school-record six touchdowns in a 62-14 win over Vernon Hills. Palano is committed to South Dakota State.

Sean Patrick, sr., Kenston (Ohio) football

Patrick returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and rushed for 204 yards and four scores in a 49-27 win over Villa Angela-St. Joseph.

Kelvin Perkins, so., Southwind (Tennessee) football

Perkins accounted for all six of Southwind’s touchdowns in a 42-0 shutout of Munford. The sophomore quarterback threw for four TDs and rushed for a pair of scores.

Mollie Rupp, jr., Bemidji (Minnesota) volleyball

Rupp finished with a .613 hitting percentage in a three-set victory over Park Rapids, recording 20 kills and just one attack error.

Jeremiah Smith, sr., Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) football

Smith caught 16 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns in a 61-21 rout of Bergen Catholic. The five-star Ohio State commit had 249 yards receiving at the end of the first half.

Bryn VanVleet, jr., Seton Catholic (Indiana) volleyball

VanVleet had 34 kills, seven aces, and 11 digs in a three-set victory over Centerville.

Payton Wehner, sr., Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pennsylvania) football

Wehner threw for 298 yards and scored seven total touchdowns — five passing, two rushing — in a 62-46 shootout win over Bethel Park.

Jonas Williams, so., Bolingbrook (Illinois) football

Williams completed 32 of 40 passes for 355 yards and six touchdowns in a 51-49 loss to Naperville North.

Will Walker, sr., Dallas (Oregon) football

Walker was a menace in the backfield Friday, racking up five sacks and eight tackles (six for loss) in a win over McKay.

-- Bob Lundeberg | @sblivesports