Congratulations to Pierce County ATH Daytin Baker for being voted SBLive’s Georgia High School Athlete of the Week for Sep. 27-Oct. 3!
The senior scored all three of Pierce County’s touchdowns in a 28-21 loss to Rabun County. Baker rushed for two touchdowns, including a 58-yard burst, and he recorded a 62-yard touchdown reception.
Baker received 55.9% of the vote, beating out East Forsyth’s Cadence Alberty who finished second with 39.07%. There were over 40,000 votes tallied this week!
Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Sep. 27-Oct. 3:
Cadence Alberty, East Forsyth softball
Alberty went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run, an RBI triple and an RBI single. She pitched the entire game, striking out eight batters in a 10-1 win over Dawson County. This marks East Forsyth’s first region championship win in school history.
Jamal Anderson, Mill Creek LB
Anderson forced a North Gwinnett safety to give Mill Creek the lead in the third quarter after trailing 14-13 at halftime. Mill Creek went on to win 36-17 to remain undefeated.
Isaiah Bond, Buford WR
Bond scored three long touchdowns vs. Habersham: a 44-yard reception, 51-yard reception and a 60-yard kickoff return.
Malcolm Brown, Warner Robins RB
Brown rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns in a 77-34 thrashing of Camden County.
Jaiden Credle, Carver-Columbus RB
Credle rushed for 206 yards and four touchdowns vs. LaGrange. One of his scores was a 94-yard rush.
Sam Horn, Collins Hill QB
Horn threw for 279 yards and four touchdowns vs. Peachtree Ridge, becoming Gwinnett County’s all-time passing leader with over 7,800 career passing yards.
Ousmane Kromah, Lee County RB
Kromah rushed for 313 yards and three touchdowns vs. North Miami Beach (Florida).
T.J. Mitchell, Brunswick WR
Mitchell caught only three passes vs. South Effingham, but they were all touchdowns, and he finished with 162 yards receiving.
Myles Oliver, Douglas DB
Oliver intercepted two passes and returned a kick for a score vs. Paulding.
Katie Perry, Providence Christian softball
Perry struck out 10 batters in five innings vs. Tucker, 12 batters vs. Mount Pisgah and nine batters vs. King’s Ridge.
Cole Speer, Calhoun WR
Speer returned two punts for touchdowns vs. Hiram. He took the first one back 70 yards and the second 85 yards.
Justin Thomas, Benedictine ATH
Thomas rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries vs. Burke County.
Josh Thompson, Johns Creek
Thompson caught two passes for touchdowns and blocked a kick — his sixth blocked kick of the year — vs. Chattahoochee.
Armani Tookes, Langston Hughes ATH
Tookes had a touchdown reception and an interception, which he took back 81 yards for a score vs. Westlake.