By Buck Ringgold
Here are the candidates for SBLive Oklahoma’s high school athlete of the week for Oct. 11-17. Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, email email@example.com.
Braylin Presley, Bixby football
The Spartans’ dynamic playmaker caught 11 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns while adding 51 yards rushing on 10 carries and two more touchdowns as Bixby won its 43rd straight game, downing Sand Springs, 58-14.
Jaiden Carroll, Jenks football
Carroll rushed for 190 yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns along with a two-point conversion as the Trojans won at Edmond Santa Fe, 35-14.
Jino Boyd, Tulsa Union football
Boyd caught two passes for 68 yards, both going for touchdowns, in Union’s 56-14 win at Moore.
La’Trell Ray, Choctaw football
Ray rushed for 207 yards and had two touchdowns as the Yellowjackets prevailed at Muskogee, 49-32.
Kordell Gouldsby, Holland Hall football
Gouldsby completed 9-of-18 passes for 116 yards and a TD and added 69 yards on 12 carries with a TD as the Dutch won at Berryhill, 37-12.
Erik McCarty, McAlester football
McCarty rushed for 143 yards on 14 carries and two TDs and also threw a 71-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter as the Buffaloes stayed undefeated with a 33-2 win at Coweta.
Maurion Horn, Broken Arrow football
Horn went for 266 yards on 21 carries and had touchdown runs covering 43 and 62 yards in the Tigers’ 45-14 home win against Yukon.
Virgil Yates, Del City football
Yates had three touchdown runs, including the eventual game-winner in overtime, as the Eagles outlasted Putnam City North, 20-14.
Emmanuel Crawford, Grove football
Crawford rushed for 154 yards on 16 carries and had five TDs to power the undefeated Ridgerunners past Skiatook, 48-0.
Isaiah Gray, Lawton MacArthur football
Gray accounted for more than 350 all-purpose yards, including 262 yards on 25 carries and three TDs along with returning a kickoff 85 yards for another TD in the Highlanders’ 47-37 win at Noble.
Jeremiah Barker, Clinton football
Barker caught TD passes covering 67 and 43 yards as the Red Tornadoes rolled past Elgin, 47-6.
Corey Metscher, Bethel football
Metscher reached the end zone four times, with his longest TD run covering 53 yards, in his team’s 67-13 win against Holdenville.
Sebastian Gonzalez, Hennessey football
Gonzalez threw three touchdown passes, including those covering 52 and 64 yards, kicked two extra points and had a two-point run in Hennessey’s 36-8 win against Chisholm.
Jace Gilbert, Marlow football
Gilbert threw four touchdown passes and kicked five extra points in the Outlaws’ 35-6 win against Davis.
Eli Cordy, Edmond Memorial football
Cordy recorded 17 tackles, including two for loss, and intercepted a pass while forcing a fumble and recovering another in the Bulldogs’ 20-14 win at Enid.
Gabe Rodriguez, Wagoner football
Rodriguez passed for 214 yards and three TDs and also had 86 yards on eight carries and two TDs in the Bulldogs’ 55-16 win against Miami.
Austin Havens, Owasso football
Havens threw a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes as the Rams went on to roll past Southmoore, 52-8.
Tyler Joice, Tahlequah football
Joice completed all 28 of his pass attempts for 179 yards and two TDs and added 68 yards rushing in the Tigers’ 21-14 win against Claremore.
Nick Moore, Harrah football
Moore rushed for 260 yards on 32 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 38-33 win against Ada.
Carson Cooksey, Blanchard football
Cooksey completed 16-of-34 passes for 358 yards and four TDs to help power the Lions past Tecumseh, 32-7.
Tre Stevenson, Perkins-Tryon football
Stevenson rushed for 70 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns as the Demons defeated Kingfisher, 49-16.
Matt Clover, Eufaula football
Clover rushed for 234 yards on 11 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Ironheads’ 55-0 win against Wilburton.
Deshawn Clark, Haskell football
Clark caught a 38-yard TD pass, returned an interception for a TD and returned a fumble for another TD in the Haymakers’ 43-8 win against Okmulgee.
Mason Jim, Warner football
Jim rushed for 150 yards and a pair of TDs in the Eagles’ 55-0 win against Talihina.
Zane Craighead, Gore football
Craighead threw for 128 yards and three TDs and had 84 yards rushing and two TDs in the Pirates’ 74-14 win against Porter.
Cole Mahaney, Fort Gibson football
Mahaney threw for 157 yards and two TDs while adding 214 yards rushing and a pair of TDs in the Tigers’ 43-21 win against Sallisaw.
Triton Chandler, Victory Christian football
The quarterback accounted for 312 yards and six total TDs as the Conquerors downed Metro Christian, 62-7.
Dontierre Fisher, Checotah football
Fisher had 331 yards on 24 carries and five TDs, three of those in the fourth quarter, to lift the Wildcats past Westville, 50-34.
Eric Virgil, Hilldale football
Virgil rushed for 200 yards on 20 carries and had five TDs as the Hornets defeated Muldrow, 51-14.
Cooper Lai, Cascia Hall football
Lai completed all 10 of his pass attempts for 136 yards and five TDs in the Commandos’ 49-7 win against Panama.
Mason Coddington, Mounds football
Coddington was 6-of-7 passing for 304 yards and five touchdowns in his team’s 61-6 win against Konawa.
Rylan Belcher, Mtn. View-Gotebo football
Belcher rushed for a touchdown, returned a punt 40 yards for another TD and had a pair of two-point conversion runs in his team’s 63-0 win against Grandfield.
Taylor Heim, Bethany football
Heim threw two touchdown passes and had two touchdown runs, including a game-clinching 57-yard sprint as Bethany held off Newcastle, 28-20.
Kaleb Barnes, Oklahoma Christian School football
Barnes rushed for 219 yards on 26 carries and had four touchdowns as the Saints defeated Luther, 58-29.
Leo Lovins, Pryor football
Lovins rushed for 102 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns in Pryor’s 38-0 win against Tulsa Memorial.
Jordan McGowan, Balko-Forgan football
McGowan caught nine passes for 273 yards and four TDs in his team’s 40-12 win against Shattuck.
Xavin Lackey, Vian football
Lackey rushed for 98 yards on 14 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Wolverines’ 37-0 home win against Pocola.
Jaxton Rutledge, Poteau football
Rutledge completed 8-of-9 passes for 97 yards and a TD in the Pirates’ 40-6 win at Stilwell.
Mason Gilkey, Pawhuska football
Gilkey hauled in 14 passes for 140 yards and three TDs in his team’s 44-0 win against Oklahoma Union.
CJ Brown, Beggs football
Brown rushed for 115 yards on eight carries and scored two touchdowns as the Demons downed Morris, 82-6.
Landry Braziel, Community Christian volleyball
A sophomore outside hitter, Braziel finished with 13 kills and served an ace on match point as the Royals won their second straight state title, defeating Cascia Hall in three sets for the Class 3A championship.
Bella Wakley, Victory Christian volleyball
A senior outside hitter, Wakley helped her team win its fifth straight state volleyball championship by making several key kills as the Conquerors held off Regent Prep in five sets for the 4A title, with Victory winning the decisive fifth set, 18-16.
Lexi Meadows, Lone Grove softball
Meadows delivered an RBI walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Lady Longhorns to a 3-2 win against Tecumseh for the Class 4A state fast-pitch championship.
Payten Schibbelhute, Piedmont softball
Schibbelhute went 2-for-4, including a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh as the LadyCats defeated Coweta, 2-1, for the Class 5A state fast-pitch title. She was also the winning pitcher, allowing five hits and striking out four.
Lexi Hernandez, Southmoore softball
Hernandez, a senior catcher, hit a two-RBI home run over the right field wall in the bottom of the first inning, putting the SaberCats in front to stay as they won back-to-back state titles, defeating Owasso, 5-1, for the 6A fast-pitch title.
Brelee Burcham, Coweta girls cross country
Burcham claimed the girls division of the Metro Lakes Conference meet in Tahlequah, winning it in a time of 19:04.61.
Mason Pendley, Pryor boys cross country
Pendley took first place in the boys division at the Metro Lakes Conference meet in Tahlequah, winning it in a time of 16:40.16.
Lily Scheck, Piedmont girls cross country
Scheck was the girls division winner at the Suburban Conference meet at Midwest City Carl Albert, finishing in a time of 19:33.22.
Tanner Bailey, Piedmont boys cross country
Bailey won the boys division at the Suburban Conference meet at Midwest City Carl Albert, finishing in a time of 15:51.73.
Cayden Dawson, Bixby girls cross country
Dawson took first place in the girls division at the Frontier Valley Conference meet in Bartlesville, winning in a time of 18:20.41.
Blake Feron, Broken Arrow boys cross country
Feron won the boys division at the Frontier Valley Conference meet in Bartlesville, finishing with a time of 16:31.69.
Avery Gonzales, Cascia Hall girls cross country
Gonzales won the girls division at the Pinnacle Conference meet at Holland Hall, finishing in a time of 11:56.94.
Andrew Smithwick, Lincoln Christian boys cross country
Smithwick claimed first place in the boys division at the Pinnacle Conference meet at Holland Hall, finishing in a time of 16:01.05.
Shayna Hendrix, Kiefer girls cross country
Hendrix won the girls division at the 5 Lakes Conference meet at Sequoyah-Claremore, winning in a time of 12:47.
Ty Rupert, Kiefer boys cross country
Rupert won the boys division at the 5 Lakes Conference meet at Sequoyah-Claremore, winning in a time of 17:44.
Liesel Kehoe, Edmond North girls cross country
Kehoe was the girls division winner at the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet at Edmond Deer Creek, finishing with a time of 17:32.48.
A.J. Antonelli, Edmond Deer Creek boys cross country
Antonelli won the boys division at the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet at Edmond Deer Creek as he won it with a time of 15:24.14.