For the entire academic year, we will provide a list of candidates who stood out over the previous week and allow you, the reader, to vote for the winner.
This week, we consider performances from Aug. 29-Sept. 3.
Polls close at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
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On to the nominees:
William Augenstein, Branham football: In a 28-13 victory over Oak Grove, the senior ran for 177 yards and a touchdown and passed for 80 yards as the Bruins ran their record to 2-0. He has rushed for 361 yards and thrown for 261 yards this season.
Aiden Berry, California water polo: In five games last week – three wins, two losses – the sophomore scored 15 goals to stretch his season total to 23. He had seven in a 14-6 win over James Logan and four in a 10-9 loss to Piedmont.
Luke Duncan, Miramonte football: The UCLA-bound senior completed 25 of 31 passes for 282 yards and five touchdowns as the Matadors defeated Encinal 41-14 to improve to 2-0. Duncan has nine TD passes this season.
Gage Houser, Pioneer football: In a game that went down to the wire, the 6-1, 212-pound senior completed 15 of 21 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 30 yards and a TD in a 28-21 victory at home over Leigh. Pioneer improved to 2-0.
Josiah Jones, St. Patrick-St. Vincent football: The junior caught five passes for 139 yards and four touchdowns as SPSV outlasted Castlemont 53-42 in a non-league game. The victory improved the Bruins’ record to 2-0.
Tommy Kiesling, Menlo School water polo: The senior scored 17 goals in victories over Skyline of Utah (19-11) and Acalanes (17-9) and a loss to Miramonte (14-13). Also had four steals against Acalanes and four ejections earned against Miramonte.
Jacob Lang, Westmont football: Carried the ball only 10 times but ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns to help the Warriors roll past Mt. Pleasant 35-0 to improve to 2-0.
Lucas Llabres, Willow Glen water polo: Willow Glen ended the week with a 3-2 record behind more offensive production from Llabres, who scored 11 goals and assisted on two others in a 17-5 victory over Lynbrook. The previous week, he had seven goals and two assists in a 15-6 win over Atascadero.
Robbie Mascheroni, Campolindo football: Caught seven passes for 116 yards and a touchdown as Campo avenged last season’s 49-0 loss to Aptos with a 30-22 victory on the road over the Mariners. Campo is off to a 2-0 start.
Jaden Rashada, Pittsburg football: On a sweltering afternoon in San Diego, the University of Miami commit threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Pirates to a 30-2 rout of Nevada powerhouse Liberty in the Honor Bowl at Cathedral Catholic High. Pittsburg is 2-0 this season.