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Vote: Who should be this week's SBLive South Carolina High School Athlete of the Week 10/8/2023?

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s South Carolina High School Athlete of the Week for Oct 1-7 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s South Carolina High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 1-7 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Saturday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced in next week's poll.

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Congratulations to last week's winner: Jaquel Holman of Blackville-Hilda.


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 by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

Here are this week's nominations:

Khalil Johnson, Carolina Forest, Football

The senior tailback ran 19 times for 243 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Panthers’ 49-17 pounding of Conway.

Bridget Wilkie, Hilton Head Prep, Girls Golf

Wilkie shot an even-par 72 on the second day of the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association High School Invitational at Moss Creek Golf Club and claimed the individual championship.

Manny Johnson, Hammond, Football

Johnson ran for 150 yards and 3 touchdowns as the six-time defending SCISA state champion Skyhawks turned back previously undefeated Cardinal Newman 35-20.

Will Wilson, Richland Northeast, Football

The North Carolina State commit threw five touchdown passes and ran for another as the Cavaliers won a 73-58 shootout with A.C. Flora.

Derrick Salley, Ashley Ridge, Football

Salley had a huge night, catching 7 passes for 270 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Swamp Foxes’ 31-20 win over West Ashley. Two of the touchdowns were long catch-and-runs - 89 and 70 yards. Salley also had a 6-yard touchdown run out of the wildcat.

Sydney Green, South Aiken, Girls Volleyball

The Thoroughbreds’ setter had 36 assists and 5 digs as the 4-A reigning state champions beat Airport 3-0.

Jaiden McDowell, Gaffney, Football

Make no mistake about it, the Indians got the ball to McDowell. The star tailback caught 9 passes for 176 yards and had 91 yards rushing on 23 carries in Gaffney’s 19-14 win over Spartanburg.

Eli Hudgins, Powdersville, Football

Hudgins was 15-of-23 for 223 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 61-14 rout of Fountain Inn. He also had a rushing touchdown.

Franklin Emerson, West Florence, Football

The Knights’ quarterback threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more in a 40-30 victory over North Myrtle Beach.

Jaquel Holman, Blackville-Hilda, Football

Holman had four rushing touchdowns in the Hawks’ 54-35 win over Ridge Spring-Monetta.