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Vote: Who should be SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week (11/28/2023)?

Vote for your favorite star(s) from last week's CIF championships

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 23-25 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 on Monday. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email us at or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

Abduall Sanders, Mater Dei: Sanders had a 52-yard pick-six in Friday's win over St. John Bosco.

Vance Spafford, Mission Viejo: Spafford had five catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns against Servite.

Michael Ephraim, Jurupa Hills: Ephraim had six tackles, a sack, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble return for a touchdown against Charter Oak.

Noah Penunuri, Rio Hondo Prep: Penunuri had 178 rushing yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 29-27 win over Santa Monica.

Jesse Sereno, Simi Valley: Sereno had 312 passing yards and two passing touchdowns against Mira Costa:

Brice Hawkins, Simi Valley: Hawkins had 142 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns on 22 carries against Mira Costa.

Kingston Tisdell, Birmingham: Tisdell had 178 passing yards and two touchdowns against Garfield.

Ivan Levant, Fairfax: Levant had 291 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown against Chatsworth.

David Sandy, Jordan: Sandy rushed for 221 yards and four touchdowns in Friday's win over George Washington Prep.

Dikshanta Adhikari, Cerritos: Adhikari had five catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns against Yucca Valley.

Jaden Mangini, La Jolla Country Day: Mangini had six touchdown passes and four rushing touchdowns against Grossmont, finishing with 429 passing yards and 113 rushing yards.

Madden Craig, La Jolla Country Day: Craig caught nine passes from Mangini, finishing with 194 receiving yards, three touchdowns and an interception.

Jack Schneider, Del Norte: Schneider completed 14 of 17 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for 74 yards in Saturday's win over La Jolla.

Khalid Farah, Del Norte: Farah finished with eight tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble against La Jolla.

Matthew Barton, Mount Miguel: Barton had 214 passing yards and five passing touchdowns in Friday's win over Chula Vista.

Isaiah Hasten, St. Augustine: Hasten had five catches for 96 yards and grabbed two interceptions in Friday's win over Mission Hills.

– Lance Smith | | @sbliveca