Congratulations to Langston Hughes defensive back Jakarri Martin for being voted SBLive’s Georgia High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 22-28!
The junior recovered a fumble and returned it 47 yards for a score in a 48-7 win over Northside-Warner Robins.
Martin received 49.36% of the vote, beating out Irwin County ATH Bo Payne who finished second with 29.96%. Collins Hill RB RyanStephens finished third with 20.31% and Carver-Atlanta QB Bryce Bowens finished fourth with 0.09%. There were over 30,000 votes tallied this week!
Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Nov. 22-28:
Ryan Stephens, Collins Hill RB
Stephens rushed for two touchdowns, including an 80-yard run as the first half came to a close, in the 49-7 win over Lowndes.
Erin Rodgers, Grayson basketball
Rodgers was named MVP in the Dacula Basketball Tip-Off Classic, scoring 26 points and snatching 15 rebounds in a win over Dacula.
Kyle Efford, Dacula RB
Efford rushed for three touchdowns and caught an interception on the ensuing drive following his third score in the 35-0 shutout of Johns Creek.
Nyqua Lett, Creekside QB
Lett sealed the 20-13 win over Whitewater as he rushed for a score in the final minutes of the game.
Quinn Gooding, Marist RB
Gooding rushed for two of Marist’s three touchdowns in the 24-21 loss to Benedictine.
Chrystal Henderson, Kell basketball
Henderson scored 33 points in a 69-60 win over Troup, making her the all-time leading scorer in program history.
Jack Fabris, North Oconee DB
Fabris recorded an interception to help prevent Bainbridge from regaining the lead in a 29-24 win.
Taylen Crosby, Appling County RB
Crosby’s 42-yard rushing score was called back due to a penalty, so Crosby lined up in the wildcat formation, completed a pass to the 3-yard line and then ran it in himself again on the next play as Appling County beat Thomson 21-7.
Bryce Bowens, Carver-Atlanta QB
Bowens threw three touchdown passes and rushed for two scores in a 46-14 win over Burke County.
R.J. Johnson, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy ATH
Johnson caught two touchdown passes in the 35-28 win over Holy Innocents’.
David Dallas, Trinity Christian QB
Dallas threw five touchdown passes, including three to his brother Josh, in a 56-7 win over Darlington.
Ethan Underwood, South Forsyth basketball
Underwood scored 30 points, including six 3-pointers, in a 47-43 win over Kennesaw Mountain.
Bo Payne, Irwin County ATH
Payne recorded two interceptions in a 28-15 win over Macon County.
Kaliq Jordan, Metter RB
Jordan scored three touchdowns in a 60-21 win over Turner County as Metter advanced to 13-0 on the season.