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Vote: Who should be SBLive’s Lower State South Carolina Offensive Player of the Week (10/23/2023)?

Here are 10 players for your consideration
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We have seven athletes nominated this week for SBLive’s Lower State South Carolina Offensive Football Player of the Week from Oct. 19-20 and we ask you, the fans, to help decide who should indeed be the top athlete selected. Voting will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced in next week’s poll.

Lower State South Carolina Offensive Player of the Week

Congratulations to last week's winner: Trenton Summers of Hunter-Kinard-Tyler.

Here are this week's nominations:

Kevon Rivera, Hanahan

The senior running back turned in a workhorse effort by carrying 38 times for 239 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Hawks’ 37-34 upset win over previously unbeaten Philip Simmons. Rivera topped 1,500 yards for the season.

Julius Hippensteel, Hanahan

Hanahan got it done through the air, too. Hippensteel was pretty close to perfect by going 9-of-11 for 267 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Trae Green, Summerville

Green ran for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns as the top-ranked Green Wave rallied for a 42-38 win over Ashley Ridge.

Jamaal Fludd, Porter-Gaud

Fludd keeps putting up huge numbers. This time he ran for 222 yards and 4 touchdowns in the Cyclones’ 49-42 win over Cardinal Newman. In addition, Fludd returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. His total of 31 touchdowns for the season is tops in South Carolina.

Kymani Clary, Goose Creek

Clary, a 5-foot-11 sophomore, threw for 333 yards and 4 touchdowns in Goose Creek’s 49-20 victory over Wando.

Maurice Brown, Ridgeland-Hardeeville

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Jaguars beat Edisto 36-22 to clinch a state playoff berth.

Ahmir Smith, Calhoun County

Smith ran for five touchdowns - giving him nine in the last two weeks - as the Saints ran past Ridge Spring-Monetta 55-6.

Cole Johnson, Aynor

The senior tailback carried 31 times for 218 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Blue Jackets outscored Georgetown 56-48.

Owen Bayes, Bluffton

Bayes came up clutch once again as the Bobcats beat rival May River for the first time since 2017. The senior quarterback threw for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns while also running for 70 yards on 11 carries.

Samari Bonds, Beaufort

The Eagles’ quarterback ran for three touchdowns in the Eagles’ 54-12 win over North Charleston. His touchdown runs covered 13, 40 and 8 yards.