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Vote: Who should be this week's SBLive South Carolina High School Athlete of the Week (10/15/2023)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s South Carolina High School Athlete of the Week for Oct 9-15 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff
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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s South Carolina High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 9-15 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 Saturday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced in next week's poll.


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 by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

SBLive Sports Athlete of the Week winner

Congratulations to last week's winner: Jaquel Holman of Blackville-Hilda.

Here are this week's nominations:

Lincoln Ilunga, White Knoll, Football

The 5-foot-11, 172-pound senior had three sacks to lead a stifling defense as undefeated White Knoll beat Lexington 16-0 in a key region game.

A.J. Brand, Irmo, Football

Brand keeps compiling big games for the unbeaten Yellow Jackets. This time he was 12-of-20 for 170 yards and 2 touchdowns while running for 131 yards and 2 touchdowns on 8 carries in Irmo’s 49-3 romp over A.C. Flora.

Clara Cloninger, North Myrtle Beach, Girls Volleyball

The sophomore outside hitter had 11 kills, 12 digs and 2 aces as the state's top-ranked 4-A team swept Myrtle Beach 3-0 to win the region championship.

Trevon Williamson, Gilbert, Football

How’s this for filling in? Washington, playing in place of an injured starter, ran for 184 yards and 3 touchdowns as Gilbert stayed unbeaten with a 48-14 win over Orangeburg-Wilkinson.

Yana Jeram, Myrtle Beach, Girls Golf

Jeram shot an even-par 72 to claim medalist honors in the Region 6 4-A championship at Country Club of South Carolina.

Zy Landrum, James F. Byrnes, Football

Inserted in the fourth quarter to give his team a spark, backup quarterback Landrum scored on a 37-yard run to break a 14-14 tie with Dorman and give the Rebels the lead for good.

Cayla Gilmore, South Aiken, Girls Volleyball

The 5-foot-11 senior had 16 kills and 3 aces in the Thoroughbreds’ 3-0 win over Aiken.

Cason Brewington, Easley, Football

Brewington returned two interceptions for touchdowns, broke up three passes and made four tackles in Easley’s 63-37 win over Berea.

Luke Gray, Pendleton, Football

The Bulldogs’ quarterback was 20-of-30 for 332 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 41-14 win over Crescent. Gray also had 32 yards rushing on 8 carries.

Ahmir Smith, Calhoun County, Football

Smith had four rushing touchdowns as the Saints toppled previously unbeaten Blackville-Hilda 34-7.