Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Texas High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 4-10 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. 18 If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivetx.
THIS WEEK’S SBLIVE TEXAS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Jake Strong, Justin Northwest QB
In Thursday’s game against Saginaw, Strong was 9-of-15 passing for 156 yards and three touchdown throws in a 63-12 win. Strong also ran for 133 yards and three rushing TDs on five carries.
Ricky Reyna, Mission Veterans QB
Reyna threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-14 win against PSJA Southwest on Thursday. He also rushed for 46 yards and three TDs on seven carries.
Brad Jackson, Cypress Creek QB
Jackson threw for 285 yards and five touchdowns on 25-of-34 passing and ran for 60 yards in a 41-21 victory over Cypress Ridge.
Justice Hurt, San Antonio Taft QB
Thursday’s game against San Antonio Brennan saw Hurt go 5-of-17 for 110 yards through the air and add 303 yards and three TDs on the ground on 29 carries in a 42-28 loss.
Cole Francis, Katy Tompkins QB
In Thursday’s game against Katy Taylor, Francis went 14-of-21 for 365 yards with five TDs in a 52-7 win.
Mason Standerfer, El Paso Chapin QB
In Friday’s game against Clint Horizon, Standerfer was 23-of-42 passing for 439 yards and six touchdown passes, both career highs, in a 56-52 win. Standerfer also ran for 77 yards and two rushing TDs on 10 carries.
Nico Garcia, San Antonio Brandeis QB
Garcia completed 10 of 11 passes for 214 yards and three TDs and ran for 17 yards and a score on three carries in a 72-0 win over San Antonio Lee on Friday.
Jesse Medina, Buda Johnson QB
Medina went 11-of-19 for 203 yards and three passing TDs while adding 111 yards and a rushing touchdown on 23 carries in a 45-28 victory over San Antonio Veterans on Friday.
Nick Evers, Flower Mound QB
Evers was 20-of-40 passing for 328 yards and two TDs and he added 41 yards and a rushing score on 13 carries in a loss to Lewisville.
Harrison Rosar, Prosper QB
In Friday’ game against McKinney, Rosar was 16-of-23 passing for 238 yards and three TD throws in a 31-14 win.
Darson Herman, Georgetown QB
Herman threw for 197 yards and three TDs on 12-of-19 passing and ran for 77 yards and three rushing scores on 10 carries in Georgetown’s dominant 56-9 win over Pflugerville Hendrickson.
Rodney Hall, Odessa Permian QB
Hall completed 13 of 19 pass attempts for 244 yards and two touchdown throws and also ran for 96 yards and a rushing score on 16 carries in Permian’s 48-29 rivalry game victory against Odessa High.
Matt Allen, DeSoto QB
Orji was 11-of-12 passing for 252 yards and four touchdown throws in DeSoto’s 72-6 win over Waco.
Duke Butler, Alvin Shadow Creek QB
Butler threw for 143 yards and four touchdowns on 6-of-15 passing and ran for 74 yards in a 35-20 victory against Houston Strake Jesuit in district play.
David Hopkins, Mansfield Summit QB
Hopkins went 14-of-15 for 229 yards and three TDs in Mansfield Summit’s 40-16 win over Richland. He also ran for 4 yards and a rushing score.
Rashawn Galloway, Boerne QB
Galloway completed 27 of 44 pass attempts for 340 yards and three touchdown throws and also ran for 50 yards on 11 carries in Boerne’s 39-31 overtime victory over Pleasanton.
Jake Wright, Houston St. Thomas QB
Holt threw for 348 yards and three touchdown passes and also ran for a score and 92 yards in a 35-0 district win over West Mesquite.
Cameron Byrd, El Paso Franklin QB
Byrd threw for 291 yards and four TDs on 12-of-20 passing and ran for 50 yards and two rushing scores on 13 carries in Franklin’s 46-22 win over previously undefeated El Paso Eastlake.
Bert Emanuel Jr, Fort Bend Ridge Point QB
Emanuel threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns on 15-of-20 passing in Ridge Point’s 44-0 district win over Fort Bend Dulles.
Ashton Dickens, Lockhart QB
Dickens completed 10 of 24 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown and also ran for 153 yards and five rushing TDs on 18 carries in a 50-43 loss to Kerrville Tivy.
Cash McCollum, Wimberley QB
McCollum went 15-of-17 passing for 213 yards and four TDs in a 77-7 win against San Antonio YMLA. He also ran for 13 yards and a rushing score on two carries.
Josh Pell, Cedar Park QB
Pell tallied 250 yards and five touchdowns through the air on 14-of-19 passing in Cedar Park’s 45-13 victory over Austin Anderson on Thursday.
Garrett Palacio, Carrollton Creekview QB
Palacio went 17-of-22 for 303 yards and a pair of passing TDs in a shutout win over Fort Worth South Hills.
Mason Shorb, Leander Rouse QB
Shorb completed 15 of 19 pass attempts for 245 yards and four touchdown throws and also ran for a score in Rouse’s 52-13 rout of Elgin on Friday.
Jake Wright, Houston St. Thomas QB
Wright was 13-of-16 passing for 373 yards and five touchdown passes, accounting for all of St. Thomas’ scores in a 35-0 district win over San Antonio Christian.
Lawson Nairn, Millsap QB
In Friday’s game against Eastland, Nairn went 24-of-40 for 425 yards with four passing TDs in a 48-27 loss.
Ryder Lambert, Stephenville QB
Lambert went 10-of-15 passing for 185 yards and four TDs to help Stephenville stay undefeated in a 35-7 win against La Vega. He also ran for 146 yards and a rushing touchdown on 12 carries.
Rylan Smart, Sanger QB
Smart threw for 428 yards and six touchdowns on 18-of-29 passing and added 82 yards on the ground in a 55-39 win over Vernon.
Glenn Rice Jr, Lancaster QB
Rice completed 16 of 17 pass attempts for 225 yards and three touchdown passes Lancaster’s 41-17 victory against Dallas Molina on Friday.
Jaidyn Brown, San Marcos RB
Brown rushed for 319 yards and five TDs on 21 in San Marcos’ 62-49 district win over Buda Hays.
Re’Shaun Sanford, Killeen Harker Heights RB
Sanford ran 17 times for 257 yards and set a school record with five rushing scores in a 57-21 win against Belton on Friday night.
Ben McCreary, San Antonio Johnson RB
In a 62-34 district victory against San Antonio Roosevelt, McCreary rushed 22 times for 336 yards and five touchdowns.
Rodney Talton Jr, Arlington RB
Talton rushed 38 times for 287 yards and two TDs and added a 28-yard reception in a 27-24 win over Arlington Sam Houston.
Ashton Jeanty, Frisco Lone Star RB
Jeanty rushed for 202 yards and four TDs on 13 carries and caught two passes for 62 yards and a pair of receiving scores in Lone Star’s 72-16 win against Denton.
Noah Long, Liberty Hill RB
Long set a new career high with 202 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in a 45-16 victory against Austin McCallum.
JB Brown, Northwest Eaton RB
Brown ran the ball 29 times for 224 yards and three touchdowns in Eaton’s 43-21 win over Keller.
Ramir McCray, Klein Cain RB
McCray ran 15 times for 152 yards and five TDs, tying Cain’s program record for rushing scores in a single game, in a 63-24 win against Klein Forest on Friday night.
Jaylen Jenkins, Allen RB
Jenkins carried the ball 12 times for 213 yards and four touchdowns in Allen’s 71-29 win over Little Elm.
Dalvin Blatts, Gregory-Portland RB
Blatts rushed for 309 yards and three TDs in Gregory-Portland’s 53-27 win over Victoria West. (Dalvin Blatts pictured in featured photo above by Blake Purcell)
Terrell Washington Jr, Wylie East RB
Washington rushed 29 times for 207 yards and all three of his team’s touchdowns on the ground in Wylie East’s 28-21 loss to McKinney North.
Travian McCoy-Gay, Round Rock RB
McCoy-Gay tallied 208 rushing yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in a 41-12 rout of Hutto on Thursday night.
Ismail Mahdi, Plano East RB
Mahdi rushed 16 times for 201 yards and a touchdown in a 31-14 rivalry game victory over Plano West.
JD Ibarra, Brady RB
In a 54-41 victory to knock off reigning district champ Ballinger, Ibarra ran for 230 yards and five rushing touchdowns.
Richard Reese, Bellville RB
Reese carried the ball seven times for 123 yards and three rushing touchdowns in Bellville’s 72-0 win over Wharton.
Rueben Owens, El Campo RB
Owens toted the ball 16 times for 227 yards and four rushing TDs in El Campo’s 49-7 victory over Stafford.
Derrick Johnson, Lake Travis RB
Sanford ran for 157 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries in a 63-3 win against Austin High on Thursday.
Jalen Washington, Montgomery RB
Washington rushed for 110 yards and three TDs on 19 carries in a 38-13 win over previously undefeated Bryan Rudder.
Jordan Woodard, West Columbia Columbia RB
Woodard carried the ball 21 times for 193 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-35 win over Needville.
Harold Perkins, Cypress Park RB
Perkins rushed 10 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns in Cy Park’s runaway 51-7 victory over Cypress Falls.
Brant Ahlfinger, Fort Worth All Saints RB
Ahlfinger ran for 267 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries in a 44-31 victory against Dallas Bishop Lynch in district play.
Jonathan Nelson, Cypress Bridgeland WR
Nelson ran for 97 yards and all four of Bridgeland’s touchdowns on 13 carries and tacked on 90 receiving yards on six receptions in a 38-28 loss to Cypress Ranch.
Josh Gomez, Edcouch-Elsa RB
Gomez rumbled for 306 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground on 32 carries in Edcouch-Elsa’s 42-21 win against Sharyland Pioneer.
Niles Harvey, Dallas St. Mark’s RB
Harvey rushed 14 times for 249 yards and five TDs on the ground in a 56-10 win over Houston Christian.
Ahmon Dozier, Royse City RB
Dozier toted the ball 15 times for 187 yards and four rushing TDs in Royse City’s 42-28 victory over Sulphur Springs.
TJ Williams, Fort Worth Nolan RB/QB
Williams recorded a pair of 77-yard rushing touchdowns and also threw for 33 yards and a score on 3-of-3 passing in Nolan’s dominant 78-2 win against Plano John Paul II.
Ollie Gordon, Euless Trinity RB/QB
Gordon rushed 22 times for 211 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-7 district win over North Crowley. He also threw for 77 yards and a score on 2-of-4 passing.
Joshua McMillan, Katy Tompkins WR
McMillan caught seven passes for 215 yards and three TDs in a dominant 52-7 win against Katy Taylor.
Ryan Brandon, Boerne Champion WR
Brandon caught eight passes for 114 yards and a touchdown in a 17-0 win over Medina Valley.
Rett Andersen, San Antonio Alamo Heights WR
Andersen recorded four receptions for 150 yards and three TDs in a 36-29 win against previously unbeaten Floresville.
Colton Schmid, La Vernia WR
Schmid tallied three catches for 137 yards and two TDs in a dominant 56-14 win over Uvalde.
Parker Livingstone, Lucas Lovejoy WR
Livingston caught 12 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns in a 53-0 win against Frisco Memorial.
Armani Winfield, Lewisville WR
Winfield hauled in 11 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-24 victory over Flower Mound.
Tyler Bailey, Prosper WR
Bailey caught six passes for 118 yards and a touchdown in a 59-56 overtime loss to Little Elm.
Isaiah Crosby, Manor WR/DB
Crosby caught two passes for 45 yards and a pair of receiving TDs as well as a 103-yard interception return during a two-point conversion attempt in Manor’s 45-12 win against Pflugerville.
Chuck Hodge, Smithville WR/DB
Hodge tallied eight receptions for 211 yards and six receiving touchdowns in a 50-28 win over Navasota. He also forced and recovered a fumble defensively.
Landon Samson, Southlake Carroll WR
Samson caught nine passes for 127 yards and two TDs in a 63-7 win against Keller Central.
Ashton Cozart, Flower Mound Marcus WR
Cozart snagged four passes for 115 yards and two TDs in Marcus’ 39-37 overtime victory against Coppell.
Zaire Barrow, Arlington Martin WR
Barrow tallied three catches for 111 yards and two touchdown receptions in a shutout win against Arlington Lamar.
Hogan Wasson, Colleyville Heritage WR
Wasson caught eight passes for 139 yards and a touchdown in a 48-21 victory over Red Oak.
Sean Sallis, Carrollton Creekview TE
Sallis caught eight passes for 146 yards and two receiving TDs in Creekview’s 43-0 win over Fort Worth South Hills.
Caleb Magness, East Bernard WR
Magness accounted for 110 total yards on seven touches and caught three touchdown passes in a 42-6 win against Wallis Brazos.
Avery Ramirez, Carrizo Springs WR
Ramirez caught three passes for 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 33-26 comeback victory over Devfine to help Carrizo Springs stay undefeated.
Noah Thomas, League City Clear Springs WR
Thomas hauled in eight receptions for 130 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-35 loss to League City Clear Falls.
Arbrie Carter, Jersey Village WR
Carter caught nine passes for 102 yards and two receiving TDs in a 39-30 victory against Cy-Fair to help Jersey Village remain unbeaten.
Terrill Curtis, Cypress Springs WR
Curtis hauled in six passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-20 victory over Cypress Lakes.
Randy Reece, South Oak Cliff WR
Reece had 10 catches for 153 yards and three TDs in a 55-0 win over Fort Worth Southwest.
Sam Sueltenfuss, Llano WR
Sueltenfuss caught all three of Llano’s touchdown passes and racked up 71 yards on three receptions in a 34-0 win against Comfort.
Tyler King, Alief Taylor WR
King caught 10 passes for 169 yards and two TDs in Taylor’s 40-23 loss to Pearland Dawson.
Jay Fair, Rockwall Heath WR
Fair hauled in six receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns in Heath’s 62-21 victory against North Mesquite.
Gracen Harris, Ennis WR
Harris caught seven passes for 159 yards and a score in a 42-13 win against North Forney.
Ray Perez, Sinton DB
Perez had six tackles and intercepted a pass in the end zone and ran it back 102 yards for a defensive touchdown as time expired in the first half of Sinton’s 61-6 win over Port Isabel.
Josiah Estes, Lake Travis DB
Estes scored on a 15-yard interception return for a defensive TD and also recovered a fumble in a 63-3 victory against Austin High.
Tyler Turner, San Antonio Brennan DB
Turner tallied 20 tackles, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery in Brennan’s 42-28 victory over previously unbeaten San Antonio Taft on Thursday night.
Enow Etta, Colleyville Covenant Christian DE
Etta recorded a season-high 17 tackles as well as five TFLs and three sacks in a 43-42 loss to Weatherford Christian.
Alan Gonzalez, Sharyland DB/RB
Gonzalez tallied six tackles, a TFL and a 55-yard interception return defensively in Sharyland’s 38-0 win against previously unbeaten Mercedes. Gonzalez also ran five times for 100 yards and a rushing score and caught three passes for 21 yards.
Deaubrey Hood, Killeen Harker Heights DB
Turner picked off two passes and recorded an interception return for a defensive TD and three pass deflections in a 57-21 victory over Belton.
Da’Marrion Medlock, Mart DB
Medlock racked up 19 tackles as well as a TFL, a blocked punt and a fumble recovery in a 56-6 win over Chilton.