Langston Hughes DB Jakarri Martin voted SBLive’s Georgia High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Langston Hughes defensive back Jakarri Martin for being voted SBLive’s Georgia High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 22-28!

The junior recovered a fumble and returned it 47 yards for a score in a 48-7 win over Northside-Warner Robins. 

Martin received 49.36% of the vote, beating out Irwin County ATH Bo Payne who finished second with 29.96%. Collins Hill RB Ryan Stephens finished third with 20.31% and Carver-Atlanta QB Bryce Bowens finished fourth with 0.09%. There were over 30,000 votes tallied this week! 

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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Nov. 22-28:

Ryan Stephens, Collins Hill RB 

Stephens rushed for two touchdowns, including an 80-yard run as the first half came to a close, in the 49-7 win over Lowndes. 

Erin Rodgers, Grayson basketball

Rodgers was named MVP in the Dacula Basketball Tip-Off Classic, scoring 26 points and snatching 15 rebounds in a win over Dacula. 

Kyle Efford, Dacula RB 

Efford rushed for three touchdowns and caught an interception on the ensuing drive following his third score in the 35-0 shutout of Johns Creek. 

Nyqua Lett, Creekside QB 

Lett sealed the 20-13 win over Whitewater as he rushed for a score in the final minutes of the game. 

Quinn Gooding, Marist RB 

Gooding rushed for two of Marist’s three touchdowns in the 24-21 loss to Benedictine. 

Chrystal Henderson, Kell basketball

Henderson scored 33 points in a 69-60 win over Troup, making her the all-time leading scorer in program history. 

Jack Fabris, North Oconee DB 

Fabris recorded an interception to help prevent Bainbridge from regaining the lead in a 29-24 win. 

Taylen Crosby, Appling County RB 

Crosby’s 42-yard rushing score was called back due to a penalty, so Crosby lined up in the wildcat formation, completed a pass to the 3-yard line and then ran it in himself again on the next play as Appling County beat Thomson 21-7. 

Bryce Bowens, Carver-Atlanta QB 

Bowens threw three touchdown passes and rushed for two scores in a 46-14 win over Burke County. 

R.J. Johnson, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy ATH

Johnson caught two touchdown passes in the 35-28 win over Holy Innocents’.

David Dallas, Trinity Christian QB 

Dallas threw five touchdown passes, including three to his brother Josh, in a 56-7 win over Darlington. 

Ethan Underwood, South Forsyth basketball

Underwood scored 30 points, including six 3-pointers, in a 47-43 win over Kennesaw Mountain. 

Bo Payne, Irwin County ATH

Payne recorded two interceptions in a 28-15 win over Macon County. 

Kaliq Jordan, Metter RB

Jordan scored three touchdowns in a 60-21 win over Turner County as Metter advanced to 13-0 on the season. 

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