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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Georgia high school athlete of the week for Dec. 6-12. 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 swanson@scorebooklive.comor tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @SBLiveGA.


Omari Arnold, Brooks County football 

Arnold rushed for a season-high 320 yards and five touchdowns in the 56-28 state championship win over Irwin County. 

DeAngelo Berry, Valdosta basketball

Berry pulled off a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead Valdosta to a 71-41 win over Cook County. 

David Dallas, Trinity Christian football 

Dallas threw for 263 yards and four touchdowns while adding another score on the ground in the 55-28 state championship win over Prince Avenue Christian as Trinity Christian became the first Coweta County school to win a state title.

Sierra Driessen, Central Gwinnett basketball

Driessen accounted for 35 points in a win over Therrell and 25 points, seven steals and five assists in a win over Milton. 

Zyere Edwards, St. Andrews basketball

Edwards scored a season-high 33 points in a 75-54 win over Savannah Christian. 

Malique Ewin, Berkmar basketball

Ewin had 25 points and 10 rebounds in a 73-62 win over Milton in the Hawks Naismith Classic. 

Aaron Gates, Trinity Christian football 

Gates caught five passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the 55-28 state championship win over Prince Avenue Christian.

Holden Geriner, Benedictine football 

Geriner threw for a career-best 397 yards and four touchdowns in the 35-28 state championship win over Carver-Columbus. 

Jamar Graham, Cedar Grove football 

Graham threw for a season-high 362 yards and five touchdowns in the 56-26 state championship win over Carver-Atlanta, becoming the second player in state history to throw five touchdowns in a championship game after Valdosta’s Stan Bounds (1971). 

Travis Hunter, Collins Hill football

Hunter forced a fumble on defense and caught 10 passes for a game-high 153 yards and a score in the 24-8 state championship win over Milton, leading Collins Hill to its first state title in school history. 

Jake Mooney, West Forsyth basketball 

Mooney had a double-double, scoring 20 points and snagging 14 rebounds in a 66-57 win over defending region 6-7A champion South Forsyth. 

Fred Perry, Warner Robins football 

Perry rushed for 233 yards and two touchdowns while leading the team in tackles with 10 in the 38-14 state championship win over Calhoun, capping off a playoff run in which Perry rushed for 926 yards and 16 touchdowns. 

Korine Talkington, Southeast Bulloch flag football 

Talkington threw a touchdown pass and caught one with less than a minute to go in a 12-0 win over defending state champion Calvary Day. 

Ava Watson, North Gwinnett basketball 

Watson made her presence felt all over the court in a win over Banks County as she accounted for 24 points, three rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks. 

Nate Williams, Valwood basketball

The senior led the game in points scored and was the only Valwood player to score double digits with 29 points in a 75-45 loss to Terrell Academy.