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Vote: Who should be the SBLive's Northeast Florida high school football defensive player of the week (10/25/2023)?

We’ve selected 10 candidates to choose from this past week’s games

High school football is back in the Sunshine State and so begins our player of the week polls for areas all around the state. Teams started off the regular season with some great individual performances in Week 9.

As such, we have 10 athletes nominated this week for the SBLive’s Northeast Florida high school football defensive player of the week award from October 19-20, and we ask you, the fans, to help decide who should indeed be the top athlete selected. Voting will conclude on Saturday, October 28th at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced in next week's poll. 

Northeast Florida Defensive Player of the Week

Congratulations to last week’s winner: Maddox Lehman, LB, Menendez. 

Here are this week's nominations: 

Seth Chestnut, LB, Baker County: The sure-handed tackler made a game-high 17 tackles in the 31-14 win over Andrew Jackson.  

Phillip Jackson, DE, Baker County: Jackson notched three sacks in the Wildcats’ win over the Tigers. 

Larry Davis, DL, Riverside: The defensive lineman tallied seven tackles, four for a loss and three sacks in a 37-7 win over Sandalwood. 

Dante Treadwell, DE, Englewood: The 6-foot-1, 160-pound edge rusher tallied seven tackles and two sacks in Englewood’s 27-26 win over Westside. 

Lonnell McCall II, LB, First Coast: McCall II made a team-high 12 tackles in the Buccaneers’ 35-6 win over Paxson School. 

Austin Cruce, LB, Middleburg: Cruce made a team-high 11 tackles in the Broncos’ 31-28 win against Bishop Kenny. 

MJ Mobley, LB, Yulee: The linebacker tallied nine tackles, five for a loss and two sacks in the Hornets’ 33-0 win over Episcopal School. 

Will Dudley, LB, Beachside: Dudley, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker, made a team-high 12 tackles in a 42-0 win over Crescent City. 

Arterrian Godfrey, DB, Palatka: The defensive back made a team-high 11 tackles in the Panthers’ 29-16 win over Fernandina Beach. 

Cole Hash, LB, Mantanzas: Hash made a game-high 20 tackles, four went for a loss and a sack in the Pirates’ 24-21 win over Clay. 

-- Andy Villamarzo | | @sblivefl