Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for March 15-21 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 Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.
THIS WEEK’S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Kyle Crum, Norco QB: Crum was 15 of 19 passing for 227 yards and three touchdowns to help lead to the Cougars to a 51-6 win over Santiago.
Colton Fitzgerald, Saugus QB: Fitzgeralrd threw for 314 passing yards and had five touchdowns on Friday against Canyon.
Hunter Girch, Saugus WR: Girch caught five passes for 107 yards and was the recipient on three touchdown passes from Colton Fitzgerald.
Noah Aragon, South Pasadena QB: Aragon had 298 passing yards and one passing touchdown on Friday night, but did most of his damage on the ground with three rushing touchdowns.
Hunter Wickham, Sonora RB: Wickham had 176 rushing yard and two touchdowns on Friday night, averaging nearly ten yards per carry.
DJ Watts, Murrieta Valley RB: Watts carried 25 times last week, finishing with 179 yards and three touchdowns.
Elijah Brown, Mater Dei QB: Brown was 14 of 18 passing for 165 yards and had three touchdown passes in his debut for the Monarchs.
Tyler Voss, Valencia QB: Voss passed for 435 yard and three touchdowns to lead the Vikings to a 63-20 win over West Ranch.
Braden Pegan, San Juan Hills WR: Pegan had five catches for 188 yards and a touchdown in the opener against El Toro on Friday.
Cole Bullock, Sierra Canyon LB: Bullock had 16 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble against St. Bernard on Friday night.
Mavin Anderson, Mission Viejo WR: The Cal-signee had six catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns on Friday night against Oak Hills.
Kaleb Most, Apple Valley RB: Most rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns in Friday’s win over Serrano.
Jayden Denegal, Apple Valley QB: Denegal passed for 163 yards and a touchdown and added two more touchdowns on the ground.
Trevor Appelman, Mater Dei Catholic QB: Appelman tossed three touchdown passes on Friday night to lead the Crusaders to a 19-2 road win over Helix.
Samuel Cooper IV, Lincoln QB: Cooper had the Hornets offense humming against Point Loma, throwing for 301 yards and six touchdowns. He also added 21 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.
Jackson Stratton, La Jolla QB: Stratton threw for 258 yards and five touchdowns in the Vikings’ 49-12 win over Morse.
Diego Solis, La Jolla WR: Solis caught six passes for 122 yards and was on the receiving end of three touchdown passes from Jackson Stratton.
Rex Haynes, Cathedral Catholic WR: Haynes continued his hot start to the season in week two, catching four passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns.
Kaden Vohnout, San Marcos RB: Vohnout nearly averaged ten yards per carry on Friday night, finishing with 187 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Malachi Keels, Orange Glen WR: Keels caught ten passes for 300 yards and had three touchdown receptions in Friday’s 44-39 win over University City.
Jason Oliveira, Patrick Henry RB: Oliveira rushed for 199 yards and a touchdown to help the Patriots take down Scripps Ranch, 34-14.
Jordan Reed, Central (El Centro) QB: Reed was 13 of 16 passing for 208 yards and four touchdowns in Friday’s 45-0 win over Calexico.
Fernando Morales, Central (El Centro) WR: Morales caught six passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns and also added a 67-yard rushing touchdown.
Joseph Denton, Central (El Centro) DL: Denton made his precense known on Friday night by make six tackles, four of which ended up as sacks.
Donovan Harvey, Elsinore RB: Harvey rushed for 330 yards, 15 carries, and 5 TD’s in the Tigers’ season opener against Lakeside.
Travis Throckmorton, Simi Valley QB: The junior was 16 of 21 for 221 yards and 5 TDs (1 rushing) with 0 interceptions in Simi Valley’s 56-20 win over rival Royal.
Bryan Wilson, Ayala QB: Wilson was 12 of 15 for 170 yards with 3 TDs (including 36 rushing yards) in the Bulldog’s 38-14 win over Temescal Canyon.