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Vote early and often for this week’s American Chevrolet Small-School Athlete of the Week. The poll closes Tuesday at 10 p.m.
Here are the Week 6 candidates, in alphabetical order:
Javyn Drobnick, Big Valley Christian: Drobnick had his second-most productive game of the fall, rushing for 264 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Stone Ridge Christian. Drobnick leads the Sac-Joaquin Section in rushing with 1,245 yards, averaging more than 200 yards per game. To vote, click here.
Hunter Musgrave, Denair: Musgrave rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries in the Coyotes’ 49-14 victory over Gustine. Denair scored 35 unanswered points in the second half. For the season, Musgrave has 601 yards and seven TDs on 63 carries. To vote, click here.
Michael Vivo, Waterford: Vivo bolstered his Southern League MVP hopes with a career performance in a victory over Le Grand. Vivo threw for a career-high 342 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 80 yards and one score. In his last two games, Vivo has thrown six touchdowns with no interceptions. To vote, click here.
Jacob Walden, Escalon: The junior had nine tackles and three sacks in a 7-6 loss to Modesto Christian. Walden harassed Crusader quarterback Hayden Sauser, who had his lowest QB rating of the season and completed fewer than 50 percent of his passes for the first time all season. To vote, click here.
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