Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Massachusetts High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 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, Nov. 29. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email email@example.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivemass.
THIS WEEK’S MASSACHUSETTS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
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Darius Day, Dexter Southfield WR/DB
Day caught five passes for 94 yards and a touchdown and picked off two passes in Dexter Southfield’s 46-35 win over Rivers.
Tyler DeMattio, North Attleboro RB
DeMattio rushed for three touchdowns and caught a 17-yard TD pass to lead North Attleboro to a 28-10 win over Billerica in the Division 3 semifinals.
Steve Donnelly, Northeast RB
Donnelly carried the ball 15 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northeast to a 34-13 win over Shawsheen.
Justin Falletti, David Prouty QB
Falletti threw three touchdown passes and ran for another TD to lead David Prouty to a 30-24 win ovver Martha’s Vineyard.
Matt Festa, Duxbury QB
Festa rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two more to lead Duxbury to a 38-21 win over Foxboro in the Division 4 semifinals.
Rudy Gately, King Philip RB
Gately carried the ball 22 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns to lead King Philip to a 31-16 win over Milford in the Division 2 semifinals.
Joseph Griffin, Springfield Central WR
Griffin caught 9 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns in Springfield Central’s 60-49 win over Franklin in the Division 1 semifinals.
Mack Gulla, Franklin RB
Gulla rushed for three touchdowns in Franklin’s 60-49 loss to Springfield Central in the Division 1 semifinals.
Carson Harwood, Catholic Memorial RB
Harwood rushed for 161 yards and a touchdown in Catholic Memorial’s 41-0 win over Marshfield in the Division 2 semifinals.
Mason Hatfield, Dexter Southfield RB
Hatfield carried the ball 29 times for 296 yards and four touchdowns to lead Dexter Southfield to a 46-35 win over Rivers.
Lucas Leander, Rockland
Leander caught four passes for 118 yards and the game-winning 14-yard touchdown reception to lift Rockland to a 20-17 win over Blackstone Valley in the Division 6 semifinals.
Ayden Pereira, Central Catholic QB
Pereira threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more to lead Central Catholic to a 35-12 win over St. John’s Prep in the Division 1 semifinals.
Joshua Robertson, Marblehead QB
Roberston threw four touchdown passes to lead Marblehead to a 40-7 win over Westfield in the Division 3 semifinals.
Will Watson III, Springfield Central QB
Watson threw for 406 yards and five touchdowns to lead Springfield Central to a 60-49 win over Franklin in the Division 1 semifinals.
Sam Burgess, Framingham Boys Cross Country
Burgess won Massachusetts cross-country state championship with a time of 15:07.5.
Emma Grant, Natick Girls Soccer
Grant scored the game winning goal in the 77th minute for the Red Hawks to claim the Division 1 state title over Hingham.
Emma Reilly, Andover Field Hockey
Reilly had the lone goal off of a penalty shot for the Golden Warriors to claim the Division 1 state title over Walpole, 1-0.