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Vote: Who should be SBLive Ohio's high school Athlete of the Week (9/19/2023)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Ohio high school athlete of the week for September 10-16

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Ohio high school athlete of the week for September 10-16. 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

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.

E’mere Atkins, Cleveland Heights football

Atkins grabbed an interception in the first quarter to set up a 34-yard touchdown and ran in the game-winning 2-point conversion in overtime to seal the Tigers’ 14-13 win over Mentor.

Deangelo Birch, Princeton football

Finished 17-of-23 for 159 yards and a touchdown, which came with 12 seconds left to defeat Hamilton 22-16.

Marquan Braswell, Toledo Central Catholic football

Braswell recorded scoring runs of 10 and 15 yards and finished with a game-high 146 yards and two touchdowns as the Fighting Irish edged Warren De La Salle Collegiate 28-23.

Aidan Brown, Badin football

Brown led the Rams to a 49-12 win over Hughes with three touchdowns, including one on a 75-yard kickoff return.

Jakorion Caffey, Avon football

The running back racked up 108 rushing yards and three touchdowns to help the Eagles defeat North Ridgeville 38-7.

Jack Ericson, Ursuline football

The senior quarterback finished 17-of-21 for 203 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-20 win over Warren G. Harding. Ericson also had two rushing touchdowns.

Davis Gochenouer, Archbishop Alter boys golf

Shot a 71-70-142 in the Kiely cup to earn co-medalist honors at Canterbury.

Lexi Gray, Tallmadge girls volleyball

In a sweep of Kent Roosevelt, the senior led the Blue Devils with 25 assists.

Max Hagans, Wheelersburg boys soccer

Scored three of the four goals for the Pirates in a 4-3 win over Minford. His hat trick gives him five in a row, and he has scored at least two goals in every game this season.

Diore Hubbard, Gahanna Lincoln football

Hubbard rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries to lead the Golden Lions to a 49-14 victory over Pickerington Central.

Wil Kraus, Oak Hills football

The sophomore quarterback went 18-of-27 for 183 yards and a touchdown in a 27-21 win at Sycamore. He also had 21 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Eli Lee, Archbishop Hoban football

Helped anchor the Knights’ 35-0 win over St. Ignatius with 2.5 sacks. Hoban held the Wildcats' offense to 127 passing yards.

Ian Ludewig, Hudson football

After missing last week’s win against Stow with an injury, the senior returned in Week 5 and finished with 116 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries as Hudson defeated Twinsburg 32-31.

Jordan Marshall, Moeller football

In a 20-10 victory over St. Xavier, the Michigan commit rushed 25 times for 136 yards and a touchdown.

DaOne Owens, Massillon football

The senior quarterback led the Tigers to a 15-13 win over St. Edward at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. Owens ran for 176 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries and completed 8-of-11 passes for 50 yards.

Chris Pollack, Archbishop Hoban boys golf

Was the co-medalist at the Kiely cup, shooting a 3-under 141 with rounds of 70-71. He helped the Knights take the team title by one stroke. 

Dominic Purcell, Bishop Watterson football

The senior safety and Navy commit led Bishop Watterson’s defense with two sacks and five tackles for loss to take down Chardon 14-10.

Tyson Rodriguez, Wauseon football

Scored all 24 of the Indians points in a 24-3 win at Evergreen. Rodriguez hauled in three touchdown catches, a 33-yard field goal and three extra points.

Poochie Snyder, Canton South football

The senior quarterback finished 25-of-30 for 356 yards and five touchdowns as the Wildcats defeated Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy . He also rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries.

Brinlee Youngen, Mapleton girls soccer

Ran her multiple goals streak to seven straight games with a 5-goal performance in a win over River Valley.