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Vote now: Bay Area News Group boys athlete of the week



Editor’s note: We prohibit the use of bots and any other artificial methods of voting. Suspicious activity could lead to the disqualification of candidates and a permanent suspension of the Athlete of the Week poll. No voting by email: Votes by email and after 5 p.m. Wednesday are not counted.

Welcome to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) boys Athlete of the Week poll.

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 Nov. 13-18.

Polls close at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Vote as many times as you’d like until then without using bots or any other artificial methods of voting.

Votes by email and after 5 p.m. Wednesday are not counted.

Scroll to the bottom for the poll.

Winners are announced each Friday online and in the print edition of the Mercury News and East Bay Times sports sections.

Candidates for future Athlete of the Week polls can be nominated at

We accept nominations until 11 a.m. each Monday.

We also review stats submitted to MaxPreps by coaches/team statisticians.

On to the nominees:

Marcus Burke, Salesian football: Threw two touchdown passes, one to Carlton Perrilliat and the other to Marco Turqueza, as Salesian won on the road over Moreau Catholic 26-15 to advance to the NCS Division VI final against top-seeded St. Vincent de Paul.

Trey Caldwell, De La Salle cross country: Reached the finish line first in the Division II race at the NCS championships at Hayward High, covering the three-mile course in 15:08.3. He had the fastest time across all divisions and helped De La Salle finish second in the D-II team standings.

Lucas Cohen, Albany cross country: Finished first in the Division IV race at the NCS championships, running the three-mile course in 15:17.7. Albany finished fifth in the D-IV team standings.

Toa Faavae, De La Salle football: Ran for 135 yards in 10 carries and scored on two fourth-quarter runs as De La Salle rallied from a 7-3 deficit through three periods to edge San Ramon Valley 17-7 in the NCS Open Division championship game.

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