What a week for Nathan Lee.
The 5-foot-10, 205-pound senior Sunny Hills-Fullerton fullback and fullback absolutely blew up for his biggest game of the season with 30 carries for 245 yards and five touchdowns in a .48-22 Southern Section Division 10 opening streak Round playoff game on November 4th.
His 30 carries were 13 more than any other game this season and his 245 yards were 126 more than any other game. And he had rushed for touchdowns in just one other game, when he rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-6 win over Buena Park.
When it comes down to it, Lee clearly performs.
The big performance earned Lee a spot on the SBLive Southern California Performance List.
Then Lee’s week got even better. His friends and fans flocked to vote him SBLive Southern California Athlete of the Week for the November 3-5 games.
Gabriel garnered a remarkable 22,323 votes – a season high so far – a huge 39.54 percent of the vote to overtake second-place finisher Kamar Mothudi, a running back from Campbell Hall, who had 16,102 votes.
We are currently accepting nominations for Southern California Athlete of the Week. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email [email protected] or send us a message Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.
Here are the other athletes nominated for the week of November 3-5:
Delon Thompson, St Bonaventure Football: Thompson had 264 yards and three rushing touchdowns against Oaks Christian on Thursday.
Koran Gossett, Bishop Diego Football: Gossett rushed for 406 yards and six touchdowns with 15 carries in Friday’s win over Simi Valley.
Tiger Bachmeier, Murrieta Valley Football: Bachmeier caught eight passes for 150 yards and scored three touchdowns against Vista Murrieta.
Parker Awad, Edison Football: Awad rushed for 411 yards and had two passing touchdowns against Corona del Mar.
Aidan Houston, Cypress Football: Houston rushed for 165 yards and four touchdowns against Crean Lutheran.
Ethan Rea, San Clemente Football: Rea had three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown in last week’s win against Tesoro.
Richie Munoz, Charter Oak Football: Munoz had 240 yards and five touchdowns against Alta Loma on Thursday.
Corey Cheung, La Cañada Soccer: Cheung rushed for 285 yards and three touchdowns in Thursday’s win against Pasadena Poly.
Major Givens, Steele Canyon Football: Givens ran for 454 yards and three touchdowns in Thursday’s win against Grossmont.
Jerry McClure, Mater Dei Catholic Football: McClure had four catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns against Eastlake on Thursday.
Enrique Padua, Kearny Football: Padua carried 15 times for 212 yards and scored four touchdowns in Thursday’s win over Hoover.Jaden Eddy, Temecula Valley Soccer: Eddy had 107 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, and three sacks against Great Oak.
Husan Longstreet, Inglewood Football: Longstreet rushed for 314 yards and had three touchdowns in Friday’s Morningside shutout.
Aiden Ramos, Bishop Amat Football: Ramos rushed for 147 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries against Alemany.
Carter Hogue, Edison Football: Hogue had 168 total yards, three rushing touchdowns and an interception against Corona del Mar.
Chris Brown, Mira Mesa Soccer: Brown had 179 all-purpose yards against La Jolla and scored two touchdowns.
Josh Zander, Granite Hills Football: Zander caught six passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns in Friday’s quadruple overtime win against Helix.
Brandt Barker, El Capitan Football: Barker had 330 passing yards and five touchdowns in Friday’s win against West Hills.
Aaron Lee, Point Loma Football: Lee had an incredible night on special teams against Canyon Hills, returning two punts for touchdowns and a kickoff return for a touchdown.
Charlie Sullivan, Center Football: Sullivan had 191 total yards and two touchdowns to help the Spartans defeat Brawley in their rivalry, the annual “Bell Game.”
Ladainian Lawrence, College Town Football: Lawrence rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns against Patrick Henry on Friday.
Conner Rath, Poway Football: Rath rushed for 235 yards and four touchdowns in Friday’s league win over Rancho Bernardo.