Here are the candidates for the Scorebook Live Southern California football player of the week for Oct. 14-20, as nominated by fans, readers and Scorebook Live’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Players from the Southern, LA City and San Diego Sections are considered. Voting will conclude on Thursday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Friday morning. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email email@example.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.
- Last week’s winner: Noah Rodriguez, Alhambra QB
Elijah Thomas, Mira Mesa RB: Thomas had a career night as he carried the ball 27 times for 248 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns in Mira Mesa’s 62-26 win over University City.
Jake Otto, Banning QB: Otto rushed 25 times for 140 yards and three TDs and passed for 105 yards and two touchdowns in Banning’s 36-35 win over Carson. Otto threw a 43-yard TD pass with no time remaining, then ran in the two-point conversion to win the game.
Jayden Max Denegal, Apple Valley QB: Max Denegal was 15-of-16 for 434 yards and six touchdowns through the air in Apple Valley’s 63-0 win over Sultan.
Nicholas Gardinera, Scripps Ranch RB: Gardinera, a junior, went over 100 rushing yards for the seventh consecutive game as he finished with 141 yards and 2 touchdowns in Scripps Ranch’s 34-6 win over San Diego.
Nicholas Floyd, Corona Centennial RB: Floyd rushed for 105 yards and five touchdowns in Friday’s 61-23 rivalry win over Norco.
Devon Schulte, Coronado RB/LB: Schulte carried 9 times for 195 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. On defense he collected 8 tackles and 2 sacks in a 29-22 win over Crawford.
Axel Ayers, Eagle Rock QB: Ayers threw for 162 yards and 2 TDs and rushed for 185 yards and 2 more TDs in Eagle Rock’s 45-38 win over Franklin.
Micheal Cunningham, Morse QB: Cunningham ran 22 times for 158 yards and 2 touchdowns and was 5-of-5 passing for 117 yards and a touchdown in Morse’s 58-22 win over Christian.
Ian Duarte, Chaminade WR: Duarte, a freshman, had three receptions for 211 yards and two touchdowns in Chaminade’s 35-28 loss to Alemany.
D.J. Harvey, Sierra Canyon WR: Harvey had 4 catches for 215 yards and a touchdown in the Trailblazers’ 40-7 win over San Pedro.
Richard Munoz, La Salle QB: Munoz, a freshman, passed for 300 yards and four touchdowns in La Salle’s 50-32 win over Victor Valley.
A.J. Vazquez, Whittier QB: In his first career start, Vazquez completed 73-percent of his passes and threw for two touchdowns to lead Whittier to a 34-3 victory over California.
Josiah Murray, Los Alamitos RB: Murray had over 200 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns to lead Los Alamitos to a 44-3 victory over previously undefeated Newport Harbor.
Evan Aguon, Mission Bay WR/RB: Aguon racked up 302 total yards and 6 touchdowns (3 rushing, 3 receiving) in Mission Bay’s 44-43 loss to Patrick Henry.
Zavien Watson, Cathedral Catholic RB: Watson ran for 278 yards and scored 4 touchdowns to help the Dons to a come-from-behind 35-14 victory over St. Augustine.
VOTING HAS CLOSED FOR THIS WEEK. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED FRIDAY AT 10 A.M. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!