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Vote now: Who should be SBLive’s Michigan Athlete of the Week? (Nov. 21-27)

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Michigan Athlete of the Week, as nominated by SBLive

Stats and recaps from every Michigan high school football state final 

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Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude Sunday, December 11 at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Monday.

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.


Dante Moore, Detroit Martin Luther King

Senior quarterback and Oregon commit Dante Moore balled out for Detroit King in the Division 3 state championship win over Muskegon, 56-27. Moore finished the game completing 21 of his 26 passes for 275 passing yards and four passing touchdowns while also rushing for 29 yards.

Joe Lathers, Jackson Lumen Christi

Quarterback Joe Lathers had a big performance as he came up clutch to lead Lumen Christi to a Division 7 state championship win over Traverse City St. Francis. Lathers finished the game completing 9 of his 15 passes for 99 passing yards while also rushing 115 yards and one touchdown in the 15-12 win.

Nick Wheeler, Gladwin High School

Quarterback Nick Wheeler had a big performance for Gladwin as it defeated Frankenmuth, 10-7, for the Division 5 state championship. Wheeler finished the game completing 7 of his 15 passes for 123 passing yards and one touchdown while also rushing for 24 yards.

Bryce Underwood, Belleville High School

Sophomore quarterback Bryce Underwood had a huge performance for Belleville to lead them to their second consecutive Division 1 State Championship with a 35-17 win over Caledonia. Underwood finished the game with 304 total yards of offense as he completed 15 of his 25 passes for 155 passing yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 149 yards and one touchdown.

Jacob DeHaan, South Christian High School

Quarterback Jacob DeHaan had himself a performance for South Christian in the 28-0 win over Goodrich for the Division 4 state title. DeHaan finished the game completing 14 of his 21 passes for 266 passing yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 99 yards and one touchdown.

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Timmy Kloska, West Catholic

Running back Timmy Kloska had a huge performance for West Catholic in its Division 6 state championship win over Negaunee 59-14. Kloska finished the game with 241 rushing yards on 19 attempts and four rushing touchdowns.

Brady Drogosh, De La Salle High School

Senior quarterback and Cincinnati commit Brady Drogosh showed out for De La Salle to lead them to a Division 2 state title win over Forest Hills Central, 52-13. Drogosh finished the game completing 21 of his 23 passes for 249 passing yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 152 yards and three touchdowns.

Seth Maurer, Ubly High School

Running back Seth Maurer had a big performance for Ubly despite the 20-26 loss to Whiteford in the Division 8 state championship. Maurer finished the game with 129 rushing yards on 15 attempts and two touchdowns.

M’Khi Guy, Muskegon High School

Quarterback M’Khi Guy had himself a performance for Muskegon despite its 27-56 loss to Detroit King. Guy finished the game by completing two of his four passes for 97 yards and one touchdown while also rushing for 135 yards and two touchdowns.

Jake Vermaas, South Christian High School

Wide receiver Jake Vermaas showed out for South Christian as well in its state final win over Goodrich. Vermaas finished with seven receptions for 152 receiving yards.

Carter Perry, West Catholic

Wide receiver Carter Perry also had a big performance for West Catholic in its state final win over Negaunee. Perry finished the game with two receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

Sterling Anderson Jr., Detroit Martin Luther King

Junior running back and wide receiver Sterling Anderson Jr. also showed out for Detroit King in the Crusaders' state final win over Muskegon. Anderson Jr. finished the game with 207 rushing yards on 13 attempts and two touchdowns while also catching five receptions for 58 yards.