Here are the candidates for SBLive’s South Carolina High School Athlete of the Week for November 14-19, as nominated by fans, readers and staff of SBLive. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 27th November and the winner will be announced on Monday 28th November. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email [email protected] or tag us on Twitter or Instagram @sblivesc.
SOUTH CAROLINA THIS WEEK’S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINATED
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LaNorris Sellers, South Florence, Football
He just keeps dominating. The Syracuse player, who seems to be gaining profile every week, threw five touchdown passes – four of them in the first quarter – as the undefeated Bruins beat James Island 52-21 in the AAAA playoffs. Sellers also ran for a touchdown.
Vaughn Blue, Oceanside Collegiate, Soccer
Back on the lineup after missing six weeks through injury, the senior tailback rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown while also catching 3 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown as the Landsharks rolled past Woodland in the AA playoffs.
Turbo Richard, Northwest, Football
Richard rushed for 179 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Trojans beat Westside 59-21 in the AAAA playoffs. Richard has a year-old school record of 1,887 rushing yards.
Colton Phares, Beaufort, Soccer
Showing what it’s like to be clutched in two different ways, the Appalachian State recruit returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown and had a late interception as Beaufort rallied past Gilbert 31-21 in AAA action.
Rucker Brannon, Hammond School, football
They can also be flashy on defense. Brannon had two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown and handing the ball to his father from behind the end zone as the Skyhawks won their sixth straight SCISA state championship with a 52-0 win over Laurence Manning Academy.
Zavian Brown, Fort Dorchester, Soccer
The junior tailback rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns as Fort Dorchester defeated Carolina Forest 39-21 in the AAAAA playoffs.
Tyree James, Holly Hill Academy, Football
James, the Raiders’ quarterback, rushed for 321 yards and 5 touchdowns in the SCISA 8-man state championship game. Holly Hill defeated Wyman King Academy 68-20 for her third straight state title and 36th straight win.
Grayson Loftis, Gaffney, Football
Loftis makes it week after week. The Duke recruit threw for 265 yards and 2 touchdowns as Gaffney advanced to the AAAAA playoffs with a 34-28 win over Byrnes.