Vote now: Who should be this week’s SBLive Texas High School Athlete of the Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 3)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Texas High School Athlete of the Week for Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 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, Oct. 11 If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivetx.


Gerardo Garcia, Hereford QB

In Friday’ game against Andrews, Garcia was 20-of-37 passing for 350 yards and four touchdown throws in a 40-33 win. Raiola also ran for 50 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

Cardel Williams, Spring Westfield QB

Williams threw for 223 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-21 win against Spring on Friday. 

Jacob Buniff, Carrollton Hebron QB

Buniff went 26-of-30 for 425 yards and five TDs and added 82 rushing yards on six carries in Hebron’s 48-34 win over Flower Mound.

Andrew Martinez, El Paso Eastwood QB

Martinez threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns on 26-of-42 passing and ran for 200 yards and three TDs on 15 carries in a 55-47 loss to El Paso Franklin. (Andrew Martinez pictured in feature photo above by Andrew McCulloch)

Jacob Porter, Keller Timber Creek QB

Friday’s game against Keller Fossil Ridge saw Porter go 20-of-27 for 321 yards and three TDs in a 44-28 win.

Tray Walton, Garland Naaman Forest QB

In Friday’s game against South Garland, Walton went 6-of-9 for 272 yards with four TDs in a 61-27 win. 

John Mateer, Little Elm QB

Mateer threw for 240 yards and three TDs on 15-of-26 passing and ran for 199 yards and two rushing scores on 22 carries in Little Elm’s 63-42 loss to Denton Braswell.

Alexander Franklin, Lucas Lovejoy QB

Franklin completed 18 of 21 passes for 388 yards and six TDs in a 55-14 win over Prosper Rock Hill.

Caleb Koger, Katy QB

Koger went 14-of-17 for 334 yards and five passing touchdowns in a 56-21 victory against Katy Tompkins on Friday.

Cameron Byrd, El Paso Franklin QB

Byrd threw for 291 yards and three TDs with a 71% completion rate and also ran for 121 yards and two rushing scores on 10 carries in a 55-47 victory against El Paso Eastwood.

Carson Roper, Klein Cain QB

Roper was 14-of-19 passing for 242 yards and three TDs and he added 152 yards and two rushing scores on 12 carries in a 63-14 win over Tomball Memorial.

Jake Wright, Houston St. Thomas QB

In Friday’ game against San Antonio Central Catholic, Wright was 33-of-47 passing for 385 yards and four TD throws in a 35-31 loss.

Damian Contreras, El Paso Ysleta QB

Contreras was 19-of-35 for 337 yards and three passing TDs in Ysleta’s 38-35 loss to El Paso High.

Mason Shorb, Leander Rouse QB

Shorb threw for 291 yards and five TDs on 15-of-21 passing and also ran for 36 yards in a 65-27 victory against Pflugerville Connally.

Cade Klubnik, Austin Westlake QB

Klubnik tallied 146 yards and three touchdowns through the air on 9-of-13 passing and 58 yards and two rushing scores in Westlake’s 56-0 victory over San Marcos.

Darreon Mathis, Childress RB

Mathis rushed for 214 yards and five TDs on 12 carries in Childress’ 64-8 win over Amarillo Highland Park. 

Jayshon Powers, Garland RB

Powers ran eight times for 108 yards, caught three passes for 107 yards and scored three total touchdowns in a 41-7 win over Garland Lakeview Centennial on Thursday night.

Re’shaun Sanford, Killeen Harker Heights RB

In a loss against Temple, Sanford rushed for 206 yards and two touchdowns.

Damian Cedillo, Tulia RB

Cedillo rushed 12 times for 144 yards and three TDs with a 21-yard catch in a 56-0 win over Dimmitt in District 3-3A DII action.

Bryce Burgess, Pearland Dawson RB

Burgess rushed for 209 yards and two TDs on 18 carries in Dawson’s 45-31 loss to Alvin Shadow Creek.

Ashton Jeanty, Frisco Lone Star RB

Jeanty rushed 18 times for 197 yards and four rushing touchdowns in a 42-6 victory against Frisco Reedy. He also caught four passes for 97 yards and two TDs.

Antoine Murphy, Dallas Adams RB

Murphy ran 36 times for 209 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-41 win over Dallas Molina.

Jadan Smith, McKinney North RB

Smith ran 32 times for 209 yards and three TDs in a 45-38 win against West Mesquite on Thursday.

Ude Enyeribe, Frisco Independence RB

Enyeribe carried the ball 11 times for 132 yards and a touchdown in Frisco Indepence’s 44-21 win over Denton.

Bradford Martin, Frisco RB

Martin rushed for 235 yards and a score on 20 carries in a 43-7 win over Frisco Liberty.

JB Brown, Northwest Eaton RB

Brown tallied 182 rushing yards and three TDs on 18 carries in a 45-10 victory over Trophy Club Byron Nelson.

Damian Martinez, Lewisville RB

Martinez carried the ball 24 times for 202 yards and three touchdowns and caught two passes for 87 yards and a score in a 65-17 win over Plano East.

Makhilyn Young, Midland Legacy RB

Young ran for 238 yards and five touchdowns on 28 carries, eclipsing the 1,000-yard rushing mark on the season in a 42-33 win against Abilene.

Ismail Mahdi, Plano East RB

Mahdi rushed 26 times for 190 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Lewisville.

Jaylon Burton, Denton Braswell RB

Burton ran for 363 yards and six touchdowns on 48 carries in a 63-48 win against Little Elm.

Jamarion Miller, Tyler Legacy RB

Miller toted the ball 11 times for 220 yards and two rushing TDs while also tallying 36 yards and a receiving touchdown on three catches in Tyler Legacy’s 42-7 victory over Dallas Skyline.

Daviawn Bishop, Dallas White RB

Bishop rushed for 115 yards and three TDs on six carries in a 59-7 win over Dallas Sunset.

Noelle Whitehead, Lake Highlands RB

Whitehead carried the ball 19 times for 201 yards and two touchdowns and caught four passes for 115 yards and two receiving TDs in a 48-45 loss to Dallas Jesuit.

KeAndra Hollywood, South Oak Cliff RB

Hollywood ran for 158 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries in a 77-3 win against Mesquite Poteet.

Jaylon Burton, Denton Braswell RB

Burton rushed 43 times for 265 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-34 loss to McKinney Boyd.

Ernest Davila, Poteet RB

Davila ran for 302 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in a 50-7 win over Lytle.

Ryan Grawunder, Vega QB

Grawunder ran 17 times for 194 yards and four rushing TDs and added a passing touchdown in a 34-14 win against Clarendon.

Kaleb Johnson, Fort Bend Hightower WR

Johnson caught nine passes for 149 yards and two TDs in an 18-16 win against Angleton.

Michael Dorsey, Plano WR

Dorsey caught nine passes for 202 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Flower Mound Marcus.

Corey Kirkling, Rowlett WR

Kirkling recorded nine receptions for 210 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-13 loss to Wylie.

Cobye Baldwin, Carrollton Hebron WR

Baldwin tallied 11 catches for 191 yards and four TDs in a win over Flower Mound.

Jordan Kelley, Refugio WR

Kelley caught six passes for 200 yards and a touchdown in a 57-7 win over Ganado. He also intercepted a pass and made seven tackles defensively.

Kelby Vaslin, Arlington Bowie WR

Vaslin hauled in 12 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown in a 62-49 loss to Arlington Lamar.

Matthew Golden, Klein Cain WR

Golden caught five passes for 134 yards and a touchdown in a win over Tomball Memorial.

Joseph Garcia, Edcouch-Elsa SS

Garcia forced two fumbles and tallied 14 tackles, a pass deflection and TFL in a loss to Mercedes.

CJ Miller, Anna LB

Miller recorded 14 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in Anna’s 18-7 win over Paris.

Anthony Holmes Jr, Spring Westfield DT

Holmes made five sacks in a dominant defensive performance by Westfield in a 31-21 win over Spring.

Luis DeHoyos, Mission Veterans LB

DeHoyos tallied 16 tackles, five TFLs and a forced fumble in a 27-16 win against Sharyland.

Caleb Gutierrez, El Paso El Dorado DE

Gutierrez notched 16 tackles, five sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in a 50-46 win over El Paso Parkland.

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