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Vote: Who should be SBLive's National High School Athlete of the Week? (9/25/2023)

Read up on the top performers across the country last week and pick the best of the best

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. 18-24. Voting closes on Monday, Oct. 2, 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

Olivia Avellar, sr., Nauset Regional (Massachusetts) girls soccer

Avellar, a Boston University commit, netted five goals in a 6-0 victory over Sturgis West.

Wyatt Becker, jr., Sierra Canyon (California) football

Becker threw seven touchdowns — a Sierra Canyon school record — and ran in another TD as the Trailblazers took down Saguaro, 63-6. The four-star junior completed 18 of 22 passes for 364 yards.

Landon Bell, sr., Newbury Park (California) football

Bell, a three-star Arizona commit, had seven receptions for 198 yards and four touchdowns in a 54-42 win over Thousand Oaks.

Grayson Benitez, sr., Notus (Idaho) football

Benitez had 18 carries for 343 yards and seven touchdowns in a 60-26 victory over Rimrock. His teammate, AJ Bland, added five sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in the eight-man football rout.

Amir Brown, sr., Northland (Ohio) football

Brown rushed for 236 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries in a 49-14 thrashing of East.

Jaison DeLamar, jr., Fayetteville (Arkansas) football

DeLamar, an Arkansas baseball commit, had 210 receiving yards and five touchdowns in a 56-21 win over Bentonville.

KJ Edwards, so., Carthage (Texas) football

Edwards, a four-star sophomore running back, had a career-high 223 rushing yards and four touchdowns in a 45-14 victory over Bullard.

Lance Grandgeorge, sr., Somonauk (Illinois) boys soccer

Grandgeorge found the back of the net five times in a 9-1 victory over DePue.

Brody Hardy, jr., Frenchtown (Montana) football

Hardy had 16 tackles, three interceptions and four rushing touchdowns in a 32-23 win over Bigfork.

Cornell Hatcher, sr., Corona Centennial (California) football

Hatcher had 30 carries for 289 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-35 victory over Peoria.

Madden Irving, jr., Chaminade (Missouri) football

Irving ran for 205 yards and six touchdowns on 15 carries in a 59-0 shutout of Soldan.

Braylon Isom, sr., Heritage (Michigan) football

Isom had 10 receptions for 197 yards and four touchdowns as Heritage routed Lapeer, 49-21. The Miami (Ohio) commit passed the 3,000 career receiving yards mark in the win.

Curtis Janvier, sr., Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) football

Janvier recorded two interceptions as Chaminade-Madonna defeated Miami Central, 31-28, in a battle of Florida powers.

Kenya Johnson, jr., Sprague (Oregon) football

Johnson compiled 286 all-purpose yards, four touchdowns and eight tackles in a 40-36 victory over Roseburg.

Luke Knight, sr., Wiregrass Ranch (Florida) football

Knight, an Army commit, threw for 419 yards and eight touchdowns as Wiregrass Ranch blew past Harmony, 57-33.

Rocco Koch, sr., Curtis (Washington) football

Koch completed 15 of 19 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 212 yards on 31 carries with three more TDs in a 50-34 win over Emerald Ridge.

DJ Lagway, sr., Willis (Texas) football

Lagway, a five-star Florida commit, had another productive game for Willis, completing 18 of 24 passes for 335 yards and six touchdowns in a 62-13 romp of Grand Oaks. Lagway also ran for 41 yards and another score.

Jake Layhue, sr., California (Pennsylvania) football

Layhue returned two interceptions for touchdowns and added a rushing score in a 51-20 victory over Monessen.

Colton Link, sr., Landrum (South Carolina) football

Link had 21 rushes for 407 yards and six touchdowns in a 74-34 victory over Blue Ridge.

Shyne Roberts, sr., Upper Dublin (Pennsylvania) football

Roberts turned 19 carries into 334 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns as Upper Dublin got by Wissahickon in a shootout, 53-42. Roberts also had seven tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on defense.

Peyton Seelmann, sr., Hanover (Virginia) football

Seelmann ran for 194 yards and two touchdowns while recording 11 tackles on defense (four for loss) in a 21-7 victory over Atlee.

Kameron Stover, sr., Highland (Ohio) volleyball

Stover had 45 kills, 19 digs and three aces in a five-set win over Pleasant.

Taylor Tatum, sr., Longview (Texas) football

Tatum, the No. 1 senior running back recruit in the country, had 22 carries for 252 yards and four total touchdowns — three rushing, one receiving — in a 52-35 drubbing of Lancaster. Tatum is committed to Oklahoma.

Charlotte Vinson, jr., Yorktown (Indiana) volleyball

In a doubleheader, Vinson recorded 74 combined kills as Yorktown earned a pair of five-set victories over Carroll and Noblesville. Vinson is committed to Indiana.

Michael Whatley, sr., Shenendehowa (New York) football

Whatley completed 9 of 13 passes for 370 yards and five touchdowns — all in the first half — as Shenendehowa scored a school-record 59 points in a 59-20 rout of Ballston Spa.

Dane Williams, sr., Rogers (Arkansas) football

Williams threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a 44-38 win over Fort Smith Southside.

-- Bob Lundeberg | @sblivesports