Dominic Johnson, soccer star from Hawken, Ohio, was voted National Athlete of the Week by SBLive (September 25-October 2)


Fans and readers turned out in droves to vote Dominic Johnson, Hawken, Ohio, SBLive’s National Athlete of the Week for September 25-October 25. 2.

Johnson had a big day on both sides of the ball to win the nomination. He rushed 31 times for 296 yards and three touchdowns and added 12 tackles and an interception on defense to lead Hawken to a 35-27 victory over Berkshire.

Johnson received 68% of the vote, edging Mount Pigsah’s Jack Cendoya, who posted a 324 yard and six touchdown performance with an 82% completion rate in addition to rushing for 131 yards and a score.

Here is the full breakdown of votes and nominees:

SBLive National High School Athlete of the Week Nominees

Briggs Bartosh, football player from Park Hill South, Missouri

Set a school record with 512 all-purpose yards: 340 passing yards and two touchdowns and 145 rushing yards and two more rushing.

Mitchell Berger, soccer player from Beechwood, Kentucky

Carried the ball 22 times for 234 yards and five touchdowns in Beechwood’s 37-14 win over Dixie Heights. Add 27 yards as a receiver and Berger accounted for 251 of the Tigers’ 403 yards.

Johnny Bezdicek, soccer player from Hastings, Minnesota

The senior wideout turned eight passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown and two-point conversion in a 28-27 overtime win at South St. Paul.

Folger Boaz, football player from East Surry, North Carolina

Completed 29 of 41 passes for 348 yards and five touchdowns against no interceptions in a 41-19 win over Wilkes Central. Also carried seven times for 88 rushing yards.

Bennett Brueck, football player from Indianola (Iowa)

The senior quarterback passed for 402 yards and four touchdowns and ran for one more in a 45-33 shootout win over Norwalk in the Battle of Warren County.

Jack Cendoya, football player from Mount Pigsah (Georgia)

82% completion rate on a performance of 324 yards and six touchdowns. That’s not all, on the ground he made 12 races for 131 yards and a touchdown.

Ri Fletcher, football player from Hartselle, Alabama

Effective and revolutionary. That’s how to describe his performance of 12 carries, 200 yards and two rushing touchdowns, which was capped by a game-winning score with 17 seconds left to power a 29-26 win over Muscle Shoals.

Isaac Galvan, El Paso Montwoo (Texas) soccer

Completed 37 of 52 passes for 460 yards and three TD throws to lead Montwood to a 43-42 shootout win over district rival El Paso Franklin on Thursday.

Dreyden Garner, University City football (California)

Gardner caught a touchdown, returned a kickoff for a touchdown and returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown in Friday’s win over Mission Bay.

Brendan Haisenleder, Cardinal Mooney (Michigan) football

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rushed for 148 yards on 28 attempts and two touchdowns and recorded 12 defensive tackles and one interception in a 15-8 win over Clarkston Everest.

Luke Hansen, Roncalli (Indiana) soccer

Indiana’s top rusher topped 300 yards for the third time this season, finishing with 316 yards on 37 carries with Roncalli’s four touchdowns — rushes for 58 and 73 yards as well as two more for one yard.

Bennie Hill, Scott (Kentucky) footballer

Rushed 32 times for 328 yards and all six touchdowns for his team in a 54-35 win over Harrison County.

Dominic Johnson, football player from Hawken, Ohio

Senior rushed 31 times for 296 yards and three touchdowns in Hawken’s 35-27 win over Berkshire. On the other side of the ball, he added 12 tackles and an interception.

Ousmane Kromah, Lee County football (Georgia)

The sophomore running back had his best game of the season and the ball 22 times for 275 yards and five touchdowns to help clear the previous undefeated Houston County.

Erik McCarty, McAlester (Oklahoma) soccer

Oklahoma’s commitment had three receiving touchdowns and 160 receiving yards, 84 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown as McAlester came back from a 10-point deficit with 1:48 left in regulation for win a thriller 34-33 in overtime.

Ethan Miller, football player from Prairie Grove, Arkansas

Made a lot of Prairie Grove’s problems go away, turning 16 carries into 295 yards and three touchdowns — including scores for 64 and 44 yards — in a 46-40 win over Harrison.

JT Miller, Rogers Football (Arkansas)

Responsible for a win his program hadn’t seen since he was probably a toddler. His 38-yard field goal with nine seconds left gave his team a victory over Fayetteville – 29-28 – for the first time in 17 years.

Kaden Salamanca, Umatilla (Oregon) soccer player

The senior quarterback rushed for 243 yards and three touchdowns, including a 48-yard winner with three minutes left. The Vikings defeated Weston-McEwen/Griswold, 36-25.

Jabrae Shaw, soccer player from Little Rock Mills, Arkansas

The Central Arkansas commitment was a one-man rolling chain. He completed three passes and returned one from 85 yards for a touchdown and caught a 20-yard touchdown reception in a 30-0 win over Maumelle.

Gray Walters, Benton, Louisiana football

Threw for 516 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the Tigers over Byrd, 63-28.

Braylen Williams, soccer player from Nettleton, Mississippi

Completed 26 of 48 passes for 393 yards, four touchdowns through the air, two more on the ground and 52 rushing yards in a 42-41 overtime win over Senatobia.

Editor’s note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll are meant to be fun, and we don’t set a limit on the number of times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes generated by scripts, macros or other automated means. Athletes who receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.


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