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Vote: Who should be this week's SBLive South Carolina High School Athlete of the Week (10/28/2023)?

Vote: Who should be this week's SBLive South Carolina High School Athlete of the Week (Oct. 22-28)
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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s South Carolina High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 22-28 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude on Saturday, November 4th 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.

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Congratulations to last week's winner: Tyreik Davenport-Smith of Keenan Football.

Here are this week's nominees:

Peyton O’Brien, Daniel, Girls Golf

O’Brien won the 3-A state championship in a sudden death playoff. The six-year starter needed a birdie on the final to force a playoff, which she won on the first hole. O’Brien shot rounds of 77 and 74.

Coleman Gray, Chapman, Football

The Panthers’ quarterback ran 17 times for 135 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 38-35 win over Broome that clinched the program’s seventh straight region title. Gray was also 12-of-13 for 112 yards through the air.

Andrew Stephens, Byrnes, Football

Stephens was 13-of-22 for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Rebels’ 33-21 win over Gaffney.

Jared Holmes, Brookland-Cayce, Football

The Bearcats’ defensive lineman came up with a game-changing interception. Holmes’ big play led to the go-ahead touchdown as Brookland-Cayce beat previously undefeated Gilbert 28-21 to claim the region championship.

Claire Green, May River, Girls Golf

The junior standout shot rounds of 70 and 71 to win the 4-A state championship by 11 strokes. Green also helped May River win the team championship.

Christopher Livingston, Carolina Forest, Football

The junior tailback filled in for an ill starter and did quite well for himself. Livingston ran 23 times for 218 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers’ 35-14 win over St. James. The touchdown was a 92-yard jaunt that broke a 14-14 tie in the third quarter.

Yannick Smith, Summerville, Football

The East Carolina commit did it all for the undefeated Green Wave in their 48-28 romp over Fort Dorchester. Smith had a 39-yard touchdown run, over 100 yards receiving and two interceptions.

Olivia Borgman, North Myrtle Beach, Girls Volleyball

Borgman, a junior outside hitter who has committed to Georgia, pounded 13 kills and had 18 digs in the top-ranked Chiefs swept James Island 3-0 in the third round of the state playoffs.

A.J. Brand, Irmo, Football

Brand is having close to a perfect season for the undefeated Yellow Jackets. In a 49-0 win over Lugoff-Elgin, the Irmo quarterback was 18-of-23 for 279 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also ran for 61 yards and a touchdown. Brand has 33 touchdown passes without an interception for the season.

Tymir Chism, Orangeburg-Wilkinson, Football

The senior running back had 217 yards rushing and a touchdown as the Bruins blanked Swansea 34-0 to clinch a 3-A state playoff bid.