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Vote: Who should be SBLive's National High School Athlete of the Week? (12/4/2023)

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

Each week during the 2023-24 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. 27-Dec. 3. Voting closes on Monday, Dec. 11, 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

Lance Allred, sr., Royal (Washington) football

Allred picked off two passes and had 351 yards of total offense and six touchdowns in Royal’s 49-7 1A state championship game victory over Lakeside. The junior threw for 182 yards and three TDs while running for 169 yards and three more scores.

Alex Barlow, sr., Duxbury (Massachusetts) football

Barlow rushed for 275 yards and five touchdowns in the Division 4 championship game. Duxbury trounced Scituate, 62-33.

Navi Bruzon, sr., Liberty (Arizona) football

Bruzon accounted for 510 yards of total offense as Liberty defeated Centennial, 36-17, for the Open Division state championship. The senior passed for 371 yards and three scores while running for 139 more yards.

Jobe Bryant, sr., Park Hills Central (Missouri) football

Bryant did it all for Park Hills Central in a 48-34 victory over Seneca in the Division 3 championship game. The senior had 12 receptions for 163 yards and four touchdowns, went 7 of 7 passing for 123 yards and a TD, ran for 73 yards and two scores and accumulated eight tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on defense.

Kearson Carter, fr., Radford (Virginia) girls basketball

Carter scored 38 points in a 68-47 win over Giles.

Bryce Fitzgerald, jr., Columbus (Florida) football

Fitzgerald intercepted two passes in a 27-7 throttling of Tampa Plant. The four-star junior safety has five picks over his last two games and 10 for the season, a new Columbus school record.

Kordell Gouldsby, sr., Bixby (Oklahoma) football

Gouldsby tallied 334 all-purpose yards and scored five touchdowns — three rushing, one receiving, one kick return — as Bixby downed Jenks, 49-21, for its sixth consecutive state title.

Amiah Hargrove, sr., Christopher (Illinois) girls basketball

Hargrove, a Nebraska signee, had 42 points, nine rebounds and three steals in an 82-65 loss to Goreville.

Michael Hawkins, sr., Frisco Emerson (Texas) football

Hawkins accounted for six total touchdowns in a 59-48 shootout win over Colleyville Heritage. The four-star Oklahoma commit completed 21 of 25 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns while also running for 128 yards and three scores.

Brooklyn Hurtado, sr., Cisco (Texas) girls basketball

Hurtado poured in 39 points as Cisco took down San Saba, 69-39.

Rex Larson, sr., Anacortes (Washington) football

Larson connected on 26 of 34 pass attempts for 346 yards and four touchdowns as Anacortes rolled Tumwater, 60-30, in the 2A state championship game.

Ayla McDowell, jr., Cypress Springs (Texas) girls basketball

McDowell put up a triple-double in Cypress Springs’ 87-46 rout of Legacy School of Sport Sciences. The four-star junior had 38 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.

Luke Nickel, jr., Milton (Georgia) football

Nickel, a Miami commit, threw for 435 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-35 win over Grayson.

Tanner Overby, sr., Lincoln (Oregon) boys basketball

Overby scored 41 points in a 65-58 victory over Grants Pass.

Dorian Pringle, sr., Washington Massillon (Ohio) football

Pringle, a Bowling Green commit, had 14 tackles and a key end zone pass breakup as Washington Massillon captured its first state championship since 1970 with a 7-2 win over Archbishop Hoban in the Division II title game.

Cody Schmitz, sr., Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau (Wisconsin) boys basketball

Schmitz recorded 40 points, six rebounds and six steals in a 75-64 win over La Crosse Logan.

Aniah Smith, jr., Avon (Indiana) girls basketball

Smith netted a school-record 39 points in a 74-64 victory over Plainfield. The junior port guard also had nine rebounds, eight steals and two assists.

Drae Vasser, sr., Trinity (Kentucky) boys basketball

Vasser put up a career-high 40 points — including two clutch free throws in overtime — as Trinity edged DeSales, 75-71.

Ryder Williams, sr., Versailles (Missouri) boys basketball

Williams scored 42 points in a 91-50 drubbing of New Bloomfield.

-- Bob Lundeberg | @sblivesports