Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Texas High School Athlete of the Week for Sept. 13-19 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 Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday, Sept. 27 If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email email@example.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivetx.
THIS WEEK’S SBLIVE TEXAS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Bianna Muoneke, Cypress Ranch volleyball
Muoneke tallied 44 kills, 32 digs and 5 aces in wins over Cypress Falls and Bridgeland.
Kenna Buchanan, Midlothian volleyball
Buchanan racked up 29 kills and 9 digs in straight-set wins over Red Oak and Corsicana.
Brynn Williams, Mansfield volleyball
Williams had 21 digs, 15 kills and 2 blocks in a 3-1 win over Midway.
Phia Parent, Round Rock Westwood volleyball
Parent had 32 assists, 8 kills, 8 digs and 3 aces in a 3-0 win over Stony Point on Sept. 14.
Matthew Allen, DeSoto QB
Allen finished with a game-high 471 passing yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions on 22-of-28 passing in DeSoto's loss to Duncanville.
Jackson Arnold, Denton Guyer QB
Arnold went 29-of-41 for 337 yards and three touchdowns and added a rushing TD in a 46-35 win over Atascocita.
Jaedyn Brown, Miller QB
Jaedyn Brown put on a show Thursday night, throwing eight touchdown passes to lead Miller to a 62-28 win over Brownsville Hanna. Brown, a sophomore, finished 17-of-29 for 471 yards.
Diego Cervantes, Odessa QB
Ceravntes threw for 408 yards and two TDs on 34-of-46 passing in Odessa’s loss to Wichita Falls Rider.
Sam Fennegan, Melissa QB
Fennegan went 21-of-30 for 390 yards and four touchdowns and added 44 yards rushing in a 48-28 win over Midlothian Heritage.
Oscar Gordon, Austin LBJ QB
Gordon threw for 135 yards and four TDs on 10-of-12 passing and ran for 201 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries to lead LBJ to a 41-34 victory against Liberty Hill.
Cale Hellums, Tomball QB
Hellums threw for 167 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 94 yards in a 38-13 win over Conroe Oak Ridge.
Caleb Hesseltine, Refugio QB
Hesseltine completed 18 of 22 passes for 287 yards and four touchdowns in Refugio’s 78-0 victory against Sabinal.
Josh Hoover, Rockwall Heath QB
Hoover threw for 265 yards and three TDs on 17-of-23 passing in Rockwall Heath’s win 70-35 over McKinney North.
Aidan Jakobsohn, Ingleside QB
Jakobsohn completed 10 of 13 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns in Ingleside’s 35-19 victory against Gonzales.
Mateo Llanes, McAllen Rowe QB
Llanes was 24-of-35 for 445 yards and five TDs through the air and also ran for 20 yards and a score on five carries in Rowe’s 49-21 win over Brownsville Pace.
Josh Lopez, Banquete QB
Lopez completed 13 of 24 passes for 365 yards and five touchdowns in a 39-18 win over Agua Dulce.
Keldric Luster, Frisco Liberty QB
Luster threw for 254 yards and a TD and ran for 227 yards and five TDs to lead Frisco Liberty to a 56-38 win over Frisco Memorial.
Maguire Martin, Plano Prestwood QB
Martin threw for 308 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 72 yards in a 28-14 win over Fort Worth All Saints.
Owen McCown, Rusk QB
McCown completed 30 of 35 passes for 408 yards and two TDs in Rusk’s 58-22 victory against Bullard.
Austin Novosad, Dripping Springs QB
Novosad was 25-of-33 for 449 yards and five TDs in the Tigers' 48-45 win over New Braunfels Canyon.
Alex Orji, Sachse QB
Orji was 14-of-22 for 282 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 120 yards and three TDs to lead Sachse to a 56-21 win over Lakeview Centennial.
Matthew Ortiz, Alice QB
Ortiz completed 11-of-16 passes for 273 yards and accounted for five total touchdowns – four passing and one rushing - in Alice's 48-14 win over Hidalgo.
Brennan Storer, Highland Park QB
Storer went 17-of-20 for 227 yards and three TDs and ran for 34 yards and a touchdown in Highland Park's 52-31 win over Rockwall.
Preston Alford, Dripping Springs RB
Alford rushed 21 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns and also caught six passes for 106 yards and a receiving TD in a 48-45 overtime victory against New Braunfels Canyon.
Marquise Collins, College Station RB
Collins carried the ball 13 times for 183 yards and caught three passes for 106 yards and a TD in a 45-3 win against New Caney Porter.
Ernest Davila, Poteet RB
Davila ran 17 times for 224 yards and four touchdowns and added a 8-yard reception in a 48-8 win over Manor New Tech.
Seth Davis, Katy RB
Davis carried the ball 31 times for 223 yards and two touchdowns in Katy's 21-14 win over The Woodlands.
Bryson Donnell, Tyler Legacy RB
Donnell ran 11 times for 142 yards and three TDs and caught four passes for 64 yards and a TD in a loss to Allen.
Zach Evans, Rockwall-Heath RB
Evans ran 15 times for 130 yards and three touchdowns in Rockwall-Heath's 70-35 win over McKinney North.
Josh Gomez, Edcouch-Elsa RB
Gomez rushed for 305 yards and three touchdowns and caught two passes for 41 receiving yards in Edcouch-Elsa's win against PSJA Southwest.
Tristan Gray, Mineral Wells RB/P
Gray accounted for 305 rushing yards and four TDs on 35 carries in addition to a punt pinning Sanger inside the 20-yard line in a 42-41 victory.
Zach Hernandez, Highland Park RB
Hernandez rushed 19 times for 163 yards and a touchdown in a 41-40 loss to Montgomery Lake Creek.
Jaylen Jenkins, Allen RB
Jenkins carried the ball 14 times for 161 yards and two touchdowns and added a receiving TD in Allen's 49-28 win over Tyler Legacy on Sept. 16.
Yacob Lozano, Laredo Cigarroa QB/FS
Lozano ran for 238 yards and four TDs on 16 carries and added four tackles, four extra-point kicks and 264 yards on seven kick/punt returns in Cigarroa’s 34-7 win over Crystal City.
Malachi Medlock, Duncanville RB
Medlock ran 23 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns in Duncanville's 42-21 win over DeSoto.
Harold Perkins, Cypress Park RB/LB
Perkins rushed seven times for 120 yards and two TDs in addition to a 39-yard touchdown reception in Cy Park's 62-7 win over Cypress Springs.
Santana Scott, Katy Morton Ranch RB
Scott ran 21 times for 234 yards and four touchdowns and caught two passes for 84 yards and a TD in a 41-40 loss to Montgomery Lake Creek.
Lonnie Adkism, Miller WR/DB
Adkism hauled in four receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown and also intercepted a pass on defense in Miller's win over Brownsville Hanna.
Tadeo Garza, Rowlett WR
Garza snagged six receptions for 147 yards and two TDs in a loss to Hebbronville.
Matthew Golden, Klein Cain WR
Golden hauled in eight catches for 203 yards and a touchdown in Cain's 63-28 win over Katy Taylor.
Jalen Hale, Longview WR/DB
Hale caught two long touchdown passes and recovered a fumble in the end zone for another TD to lead Longview to a 24-21 win over Bryant (Arkansas).
Nathaniel Hill, Dallas Parish Episcopal WR
Hill had six catches for 139 yards and a touchdown in a 45-14 win over Argyle Liberty Christian.
Ashton Jeanty, Frisco Liberty WR
Hill had six catches for 104 yards, ran 18 times for 102 yards and tallied five total TDs in a 38-21 win over Frisco Independence.
Parker Livingstone, Lucas Lovejoy WR
Livingstone caught four passes for 124 yards and a TD in a 49-7 win over Denison.
Landon Marsh, New Braunfels WR
Marsh hauled in 12 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown and added two rushing TDs in a 24-21 win over Converse Judson.
Grayson O'Bara, Denton Guyer WR
O'Bara had nine receptions for 164 yards and a touchdown in a 46-35 win over Atascocita.
Jaquaize Pettaway, Langham Creek WR
Pettaway caught four passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-10 win over Cypress Ridge.
Chase Sowell, Atascocita WR
Sowell caught 7 passes for 135 yards and two TDs in a loss to Denton Guyer.
Ernest Thomas, Rowlett WR
Thomas hauled in five catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in a 50-0 win over South Garland.
Alejandro Vasquez, Alice WR
Vasquez caught four passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a victory against Hidalgo.
Aiden Inesta-Rodriguez, San Antonio Brandeis DB
Inesta-Rodriguez returned a kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown in a 45-35 win over San Antonio Clark.
Carter Johnson, Amarillo LB
Johnson made 17 tackles and three sacks in Amarillo's 31-14 win over Wolfforth Frenship.
Jay Paquinto, Friendswood Clear Brook OLB
Paquinto had nine tackles and seven sacks in Clear Brook's 49-23 win over La Porte.
Alan Sierra, Fabens DE
Sierra made 17 tackles, including four TFLs and three sacks, and forced a fumble in a loss to Pecos.
Jayden Silguero, La Villa LB/WR
Silguero tallied 17 tackles and five sacks in La Villa's 34-0 win over Monte Alto.
Lamodrick Spencer, Duncanville Safety
Spencer had a 53-yard pick-six in Duncanville's 42-21 win over DeSoto.