Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Texas High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 22-28 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, Dec. 6. 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:
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Cade Klubnik, Austin Westlake QB
Klubnik threw for 303 yards and five touchdowns on 13-of-16 passing during just the first half of Westlake’s dominant 56-0 win against PSJA North on Friday.
Kelvin Jennings, South Oak Cliff QB
In Friday’s game against defending 5A DII state champion Aledo, Jennings was 10-of-18 passing for 170 yards and two TD throws and also ran for 42 yards and a rushing touchdown on seven carries in a 33-28 win.
Nash Villegas, Corpus Christi Flour Bluff QB
Villegas threw for 311 yards and two TDs on 13-of-29 passing and also ran for 41 yards and a rushing touchdown on 15 carries to help Flour Bluff avenge a District 15-5A DI loss by beating Gregory-Portland 47-44.
Oscar Gordon, Austin LBJ QB
Gordon threw for 303 yards and six touchdowns on 16-of-20 passing in a 68-24 blowout win against Boerne. He also ran six times for 19 yards.
Ashton Dubose, San Antonio Brennan QB
Friday’s game against Austin Bowie saw Dubose complete 16 of 26 passes for 319 yards and six touchdowns in a 59-36 victory. He also ran for 78 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries to help Brennan become the last San Antonio-area team standing in the 6A playoffs.
Bert Emmanuel Jr, Fort Bend Ridge Point QB
Emmanuel threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns on 21-of-34 passing and also ran 19 times for 66 yards and a rushing score, accounting for all three of Ridge Point’s TDs in a 24-21 loss to Humble Atascocita.
Chad Ragle, Midlothian QB
In Friday’s game against Mansfield Summit, Ragle went 12-of-23 passing for 135 yards and a passing touchdown in a 28-20 loss. He also ran 18 times for 144 yards and a rushing score.
Harrison Rosar, Prosper QB
Rosar completed 14 of 18 passes for 300 yards and four TDs in a 53-6 win over El Paso Eastwood on Saturday.
Jackson Arnold, Denton Guyer QB
Arnold went 17-of-23 for 304 yards and two passing TDs in a 43-36 victory over Trophy Club Byron Nelson on Saturday.
Mason Shorb, Leander Rouse QB
In Friday’s game against Liberty Hill, Shorb accounted for all five of Leander’s scores and was 24-of-33 passing for 474 yards and five touchdowns in a 56-33 loss.
Kelan Brown, Refugio QB
Brown was 11-of-18 passing for 217 yards and five TDs in a 54-7 win over Ganado to help Refugio remain undefeated.
Aiden Hinojosa, Corpus Christi Veterans QB
Hinojosa completed 14 of 21 passes for 323 yards and four TDs in a 35-0 win over McAllen Memorial on Saturday.
Brayden Buchanan, Austin Vandegrift QB
Buchanan threw for 270 yards and five touchdowns on 12-of-26 passing in a 38-14 win against previously unbeaten Edinburg Vela.
Andrew Paul, Dallas Parish Episcopal RB
Paul ran for 439 yards and six rushing TDs, both career highs, on 33 carries in a 55-13 win over Dallas Bishop Lynch to help Dallas Parish Episcopal advance to the TAPPS Division I state semifinals.
Braylon Colgrove, Aubrey RB
Colgrove carried the ball 16 times for 155 yards and four rushing touchdowns in a 42-7 win over Monahans.
Cale Hellums, Tomball QB
Hellums ran 38 times for 311 yards and three rushing TDs in a 35-21 win against Rockwall Heath on Friday to help Tomball advance to Round 4 of the Texas high school football playoffs for the first time since 1985. (Hellums pictured in featured photo above by Andrew McCulloch)
Marquise Collins, College Station RB
Collins rushed for 235 yards and three TDs on 32 carries to help College Station remain undefeated by beating Frisco Wakeland 45-35 on Friday.
DJ Johnson, Lake Travis RB
Johnson ran for 204 yards and three rushing scores on 10 carries in Lake Travis’ 35-19 win against Laredo United South.
Wyatt Young, Katy Tompkins RB
Young toted the ball 12 times for 131 yards and three rushing TDs in a 26-20 loss to Galena Park North Shore.
Sammy Steffe, Aledo RB
In a 33-26 loss to South Oak Cliff, Steffe rushed 32 times for 197 yards and two touchdown runs.
Rueben Owens, El Campo RB
Owens ran for 204 yards and three rushing TDs on 29 carries in El Campo’s 24-21 loss to Little Cypress-Mauriceville on Friday to take over as the state’s leader in rushing yards (2,989) for the 2021 season.
Jacob Brown, Katy Paetow RB
Brown rushed 14 times for 241 yards and four rushing TDs in Paetow’s 49-28 win over Cedar Park on Friday.
Jeremy Payne, Fort Bend Hightower RB
Payne toted the ball 25 times for 224 yards and a touchdown to help Hightower beat District 10-5A DI rival Manvel for the second time this season in a 31-21 victory.
Judge Thomason, Lubbock Cooper RB
Thomason rushed for 196 yards and two TDs on 22 carries in a 27-7 win against Grapevine.
Cyrin Myles, Crosby RB
Myles rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in a 53-50 victory against College Station A&M Consolidated on Friday.
Ryver Rodriguez, Midland Christian QB
Rodriguez scrambled 30 times for 204 yards and four rushing TDs in a 41-14 victory against San Antonio Central Catholic in the TAPPS Division I playoffs. He also threw for 109 yards on 9-of-16 passing.