MaxPreps/USA Football Players of the Week Nominees for October 23-29, 2017

Staff Report | MaxPreps.com Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MaxPreps and USA Football will team up each week throughout the season to select Players of the Week.

The MaxPreps/USA Football Players of the Week honors eight top high school football performers each week throughout the United States.

Selected by USA Football, players are chosen based upon statistics that are submitted to MaxPreps.com. Each winner receives a certificate and a letterman patch to showcase the honor.

To nominate players, coaches or team administrators must enter the athlete's game stats by Monday evening of each week.

The top nominees for Player of the Week for October 23-29, 2017 are:

Northeast

QB Michael Walsh (‘19), Moses Brown (Providence, RI); 25-36, 424 yds., 7 TD, 10 car., 101 yds.

QB Nick Kargman (‘19), Woodrow Wilson (Camden, NJ); 22-29, 279 yds., 6 TD

RB James Tehui Matautia (‘19), O’Neill (Highland Falls, NY); 20 car., 234 yds., 4 TD, 2 rec., 32 yds.

WR Jake Lazzaro (‘19), Oceanside (NY); 6 rec., 155 yds., 4 TD

MLB Griffen Nelson (‘19), Lansing (NY); 14 TT, 11 solo, 3 assists

 

Mid-Atlantic

QB Tyler Olenchuk (‘20), Dutch Fork (Irmo, SC); 18-24, 309 yds., 5 TD, 8 car., 28 yds.

QB Jalon Calhoun (‘19), Southside (Greenville, SC); 20-30, 280 yds., 5 TD, 9 car., 78 yds., 1 TD

RB Tyson Dew (‘19), Cleveland (Clayton, NC); 21 car., 290 yds., 4 TD, 1 rec., 50 yds., 1 TD

WR Payton Mangrum (‘20), Eastside (Taylors, SC); 14 rec., 273 yds., 5 TD

MLB Christian Bass (‘19), Northern Guilford (Greensboro, NC); 17 TT, 9 solo, 2 sacks

 

Southeast

QB RJ Rosales (‘20), Immokalee (FL); 13-14, 279 yds., 5 TD

QB Ryle Aguila (‘20), Somerset Academy (Pembroke Pines, FL); 21-30, 504 yds., 7 TD, 5 car., 42 yds., 2 TD

QB Tyler Riddell (‘19), Chamberlain (Tampa, FL); 31-48, 483 yds., 6 TD, 4 car., 85 yds., 1 TD

RB Xavier Myers (‘19), Nashville Christian (Nashville, TN); 22 car., 389 yds., 7 TD

WR Kaleb Varner (‘20), New Life Christian (Millbrook, AL); 16 rec., 306 yds., 5 TD

 

Midwest

QB Trey King (‘19), Irene/Wakonda (Irene, SD); 17-29, 241 yds., 4 TD, 23 rec., 164 yds., 2 TD

QB Aaron Dockrey (‘19), Allen (OK); 9-11, 215 yds., 3 TD, 8 rec., 77 yds., 1 TD

RB Kaden Eng (‘20), Castlewood (SD); 17 car., 262 yds., 5 TD

MLB Angel Guzman (‘19), Ness City (KS); 17 TT, 4 solo, 13 assists, 1 sack

CB Ty Hahn (‘20), Johnson-Brock (Johnson, NE); 20 TT, 9 solo, 11 assists, 2 int.

 

Great Lakes

QB Nathaniel Butts (‘19), Fountain Central (Veedersburg, IN); 19-30, 341 yds., 5 TD, 18 car., 88 yds. 1 TD

RB Braeton Vann (‘20), Boone Grove (Valparaiso, IN); 19 car., 217 yds., 5 TD

RB Adam Nelson (‘19), Elk River (MN); 14 car., 282 yds., 4 TD

ILB Lukas Mosora (‘19), Hubbard (OH); 21 TT, 15 solo, 6 assists, 2 sacks

SS James Manis (‘19), Sheridan (IN); 16 TT, 6 solo, 10 assists, 1 sack

 

Northwest

QB Alex Padilla (‘19), Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, CO); 10-13, 210 yds., 7 TD

QB JJ Lemming (‘19), Steilacoom (WA); 15-26, 401 yds., 4 TD

RB Alex Plasencia (‘20), Davenport (WA); 26 car., 285 yds., 4 TD

QB Landers Smith (‘19), Charlo (MT); 17 car., 161 yds., 6 TD

S Dominic Aguilar (‘19), Yoncalla (OR); 18 TT, 4 solo, 14 assists

 

West

QB Bryce Young (‘20), Cathedral (Los Angeles, CA); 14-17, 328 yds., 5 TD, 2 car., 12 yds., 1 TD

QB Alex Aguilar (‘19), Shafter (CA); 13-19, 324 yds., 5 TD, 11 car., 179 yds. 2 TD

QB Blake Kirshner (‘19), Santa Clarita Christian (Canyon Country, CA); 24-42, 468 yds., 7 TD

CB Hayden Hamre (‘20), Los Molinos (CA); 5 rec., 141 yds., 4 TD

HB Isaiah Hilpert (‘20), Greenville (CA); 16 car., 364 yds., 4 TD, 2 rec., 62 yds., 2 TD

 

Southwest

QB Brayden Thomas (‘20), Boswell (Fort Worth, TX); 14-27, 397 yds., 8 TD

QB Jonas Ortiz (‘20), Rowe (McAllen, TX); 17-22, 298 yds., 4 TD

RB Brandon Garcia (‘19), Arizona Lutheran Academy (Phoenix, AZ); 29 car., 341 yds., 6 TD, 1 rec., 66 yds., 1 TD

QB Camden Sargent (‘19), Brazosport Christian (Lake Jackson, TX); 21 car., 270 yds., 7 TD

ILB Diego Molina (‘19), West Rusk (New London, TX); 20 TT, 14 solo, 6 assists, 1 sack


The MaxPreps/USA Football Players of the Week winners will be announced on Thursday, November 2. Read more about the MaxPreps/USA Football Player of the Week program.

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