Here are the candidates for SBLive’s South Carolina High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 31-Nov. 5 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, Nov. 13th at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Monday, Nov. 14th. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email email@example.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivesc.
THIS WEEK’S SOUTH CAROLINA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
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Chas Smith, Gaffney, Football
A freshman running back, Smith had 152 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 17 carries. He also caught 2 passes for 37 yards. That's making an impact early in a player’s career.
Bri Mahoney, Aiken, Volleyball
The Wofford-bound outside hitter had 22 kills and 17 digs in a 3-1 victory over rival South Aiken in the Upper State finals. She then helped lead the Green Hornets to a 3-2 win over North Myrtle Beach for the AAAA state championship.
Aliam Appler, Dutch Fork, Football
The Silver Foxes’ senior quarterback threw for 193 yards, ran for 61 and accounted for 4 touchdowns.
Scott Saylor, Carolina Forest, Football
Saylor threw for five touchdowns and set the school record for passing yardage in a season as the Spartans overcame River Bluff 42-28. The senior quarterback was 12 of 19 for 268 yards without a turnover.
Drew Arant, Saluda, Football
It doesn't get much sharper than this. Arant was 12-of-14 for 204 yards and 5 touchdowns - all in the first half - as Saluda easily dispatched of Liberty in the AA playoffs.
Ashley Stein, Wren, Volleyball
The 6-foot-1 junior outside hitter smacked 16 kills in the AAA Upper State finals against Powdersville. Wren won 3-1 and then went on to win the state championship.
Darren Floyd, West Florence, Football
This was a huge performance. Floyd erupted for 360 yards and 5 touchdowns on 27 carries as fourth-ranked West Florence pulled away from Lugoff-Elgin 52-27. He scored on runs of 41, 26, 37, 39 and 75 yards.
Jarvis Green, Dutch Fork, Football
Green seemingly does this every week. The James Madison recruit had 152 yards and a pair of touchdowns rushing. He caught 5 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown as Dutch Fork improved to 10-1.
Demarius Foster, Dorman, Football
The star tailback ran 25 times for 274 yards and a touchdown in Dorman’s 37-7 win over Clover. He also caught 2 passes for 62 yards and a touchdown.
Tyler Smith, Barnwell, Football
Smith had a huge night for the undefeated Warhorses, running 22 times for 343 yards and 6 touchdowns. He’s been doing this all season.