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Vote: Who should be SBLive's National High School Athlete of the Week? (11/13/2023)

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 Nov. 6-12. Voting closes on Monday, Nov. 20, 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

Donald Barksdale, jr., Steel Valley (Pennsylvania) football

Barksdale was a workhorse for Steel Valley, carrying it 41 times for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 21-18 victory over Western Beaver.

Trey Bass, jr., Lutheran North (Missouri) football

Bass hauled in five passes for 259 yards and four touchdowns in a 54-14 win over Clayton/Brentwood.

Laython Biddle, sr., Bartram Trail (Florida) football

Biddle had 32 carries for 333 yards and six touchdowns as Bartram Trail edged Navarre in a high-scoring affair, 67-55.

Bryton Brady, jr., Corner Canyon (Utah) football

Brady accumulated 267 yards of total offense and scored a Corner Canyon record seven touchdowns — four rushing, three receiving — in a 63-24 victory over Lehi.

Bradley Cassier, fr., St. Monica (California) football

Cassier threw for 420 yards and six touchdowns as St. Monica survived a shootout with Montclair, 45-42.

Malachi Durant, sr., Graham-Kapowsin (Washington) football

Durant, a three-star Oregon State commit, caught seven passes for 207 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-35 victory over Richland.

Josue Granados, jr., Brentwood (New York) boys soccer

Granados netted two goals — including the game-winner in double-overtime — as Brentwood knocked off Arlington in a AAA state semifinal, 2-1.

Kallen Gutridge, sr., Wilsonville (Oregon) football

Gutridge completed 24 of 27 passes for 473 yards and seven touchdowns as Wilsonville routed Thurston, 49-21.

Caden Harshbarger, sr., Lake Mary (Florida) football

Harshbarger, a North Carolina lacrosse commit, caught 16 passes for a 300 yards — a new school record — and two touchdowns in a 42-38 victory over Boone.

Savion Hart, sr., St. Thomas Academy (Minnesota) football

Hart had 28 carries for 271 yards and five touchdowns as St. Thomas Academy took out Owatonna, 46-28.

Caleb Hoover, sr., Rockwall-Heath (Texas) football

Hoover, an Oklahoma State baseball commit, completed 30 of 39 passes for 462 yards and six touchdowns in a 56-42 win over Sachse. His favorite target was Drew Smith, who caught 13 balls for 250 yards and five TDs.

Nolan Keeney, jr., Tualatin (Oregon) football

Keeney threw for 316 yards and six touchdowns as Tualatin downed Nelson, 47-14.

Julian Lewis, so., Carrollton (Georgia) football

Lewis, a five-star USC commit, threw for 435 yards and a Carrollton record seven touchdowns in a 54-14 win over Harrison.

Amelia Matson, sr., StoneBridge (Virginia) volleyball

Matson recorded 33 kills, eight digs, three aces and a block in a four-set win over New Covenant. Later in the week, the senior had 29 kills and 21 digs in a five-set victory over Chelsea Academy.

Gunner Poe, sr., Cabot (Arkansas) football

Poe had three interceptions in a 42-6 thrashing of Har-Ber. He also made seven tackles, and two of three interceptions were pick-sixes (though one was nullified by a holding penalty).

Matt Ponatoski, so., Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) football

Ponatoski passed for 287 yards and five touchdowns in a 38-3 victory over Mason.

Isaiah Rameau, sr., Chatsworth (California) football

Rameau ran for 320 yards and five touchdowns as Chatsworth blew past Lincoln, 42-7.

Broxton Robinson, so., Panhandle (Texas) football

Robinson scored 10 total touchdowns — five passing, four rushing and one on special teams — in a 93-54 victory over Tahoka. The sophomore completed 12 of 15 passes for 285 yards, ran for 217 yards on 19 carries and had an 88-yard kick return score.

Shane Rosenthal, jr., Newbury Park (California) football

Rosenthal picked off two passes, returned a kickoff for a touchdown and had 14 receptions for 222 yards and three scores as Newbury Park defeated Foothill, 41-34.

Ally Ruiz, sr., North Allegheny (Pennsylvania) girls soccer

Ruiz, a High Point commit, netted a hat trick in North Allegheny’s 3-2 win over defending Class 4A state champion Central Dauphin. It was the first time Central Dauphin had allowed three goals in a match since 2019. 

Uzziah Warmate, so., Denton Ryan (Texas) football

Warmate had three sacks and a rushing touchdown in a 38-13 win over Lake Belton.

Aneyas Williams, sr., Hannibal (Missouri) football

Williams carried it 26 times for 331 yards and four touchdowns as Hannibal downed Warrenton, 55-32. Williams is a four-star Notre Dame commit.

-- Bob Lundeberg | @sblivesports