Cabot’s Braden Jay voted SBLive’s Arkansas High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Cabot wide receiver Braden Jay for being voted SBLive’s Arkansas High School Athlete of the Week!

Jay, a junior wide receiver, got Cabot off to a strong start with three touchdowns in the first half of Cabot’s 41-23 win over El Dorado. Two of his TDs came on offense and one was a 92-yard kickoff return.

Jay received 36.61% of the vote, beating out Robinson RB/LB/DB Hunter Smith who finished with 18.69%. Mountain View RB J’Air Jackson finished third with 11.11% and Mountain Home RB Gage Hershberger was fourth with 5.99%.

We are currently accepting Athlete of the Week nominations for the week of Sep. 14-20. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveark.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Sep. 7-13:

Tyler Gee, Cabot QB: Gee threw for four touchdowns in the Panthers’ victory.

Connor Baker, Pocahontas RB/LB: With three rushing touchdowns in the first half, Baker helped Pocahontas jump out to a 35-0 halftime lead against Paragould.

CJ Palmer, Pocahontas WR/CB: Palmer was one of numerous Redskin defenders to have a big night. He finished with both a pick and a touchdown catch.

Derek Whiley, Pocahontas FS: Whiley nabbed two picks for Pocahontas.

J’Air Jackson, Mountain View RB: Jackson carried the ball 14 times for 233 yards and 6 TD’s against the Hector Wildcats.

Rob Mason, Pocahontas LB: Mason got two interceptions from the middle linebacker spot.

LD Richmond, Greenwood QB: Richmond led Greenwood to a surprisingly lopsided 33-0 rout of Har-Ber with two passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. He completed 22 of 26 passes for 247 yards. 

Frederick O’Donald, North Little Rock RB:O’Donald ran for three of NLR’s five touchdowns in a 35-17 victory over Fayetteville. 

Bryce McKay, Mountain Home QB: Mountain Home snapped a losing streak dating to 2017 and did it in emphatic fashion. McKay both passed and ran for 163 yards, and he finished with three total touchdowns in a 41-7 victory over Nettleton.

Gage Hershberger, Mountain Home RB:Hershberger ran for 108 yards and three scores in the Bombers’ offensive explosion. 

Chris Francisco, Rogers QB: Francisco completed 15 of 19 passes for 274 yards and six touchdowns in a 42-7 victory over Stilwell (Oklahoma). 

Dontrelle Robinson, Nashville RB: Robinson was one of several Scrappers to stand out in a victory over De Queen. He turned just two carries into two touchdowns and 119 yards. 

Daryl Kattich, Cedarville RB: Kattich was unstoppable against Green Forest in a game that was over by halftime. In the first half, he went for 247 rushing yards, 27 receiving yards and five total touchdowns.

Garrett Brown, Benton QB: Benton put Little Rock Southwest away quickly, leading 37-0 at halftime with 342 yards of offense. Brown not only led the Panthers’ effort with 235 yards and four touchdowns in the first half alone, but also became Benton’s all-time leader in passing yardage.

Wesley Launius, Glen Rose QB: Launius powered Glen Rose to a 35-6 victory with four touchdown passes, three of which came in the first 15 minutes of the game.

Hunter Smith, Robinson RB/LB/DB: Smith scored the first two touchdowns for the Senators in a 36-7 rout of Marion. In addition to one rushing touchdown, he took a kickoff the full 100 yards for another touchdown. And that’s in addition to two sacks on the other end.

Michael Reed, Robinson DE: One of multiple Robinson defenders who came up big, Reed compiled a stat line of six tackles, three TFLs, two sacks, and a punt block. Fellow DE Deldrick Withers was also dominant.

Jack Cleveland, Robinson LB: Cleveland led the Senators with 10 tackles (two for loss), and had a sack.

Jordan Davis, Magnolia DB: Magnolia overcame a slow start to beat LRCA in a 52-49 thriller thanks in part to two first half interceptions by Davis. One of them was a pick-six that he took 45 yards to the house.

Garrion Curry, Magnolia RB: Curry powered Magnolia’s offense with three rushing touchdowns, well over 150 rushing yards, and a receiving touchdown.

Reid Miles, Searcy WR: Miles exploded for three receiving touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in Searcy’s 41-25 victory over Batesville.

Alex Keilbach, Ashdown QB: In Ashdown’s 41-21 victory over Hope, Keilbach erupted for five passing touchdowns and 213 passing yards on 11-13 completion, plus a rushing TD.

Shamar Easter, Ashdown TE: Easter was the recipient of many of Keilbach’s darts, finishing with two receiving TDs and two two-point conversions.

Ja’Coree Womack, Lonoke RB: Womack was unstoppable in a 41-7 route of Beebe. He racked up three TDs and over 150 yards on the ground while also scoring a 70-yard KR touchdown.

Kam Turner, Rivercrest QB: Turner was productive in both the air and on the ground in a 41-24 victory over Valley View. He totaled 219 passing yards, 211 rushing yards, and two passing TDs. Turner also recovered a fumble for a 60-yard touchdown.

Keyshawn Scott, Rivercrest WR: Scott was good for a receiving TD, a rushing TD, and 141 receiving yards.

Tyler Williams, Central Arkansas Christian RB: Williams amassed 247 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns in a 32-16 win against Carlisle.

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