Bay Area News Group boys athlete of the week

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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. 21-26.

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 are not counted.

Scroll to the bottom for the poll.

Winners are announced each Friday online and, starting Sept. 30, 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:

Jayden Arevalo, Santa Teresa football: In a 23-15 victory over Branham for the Central Coast Section Division IV championship at San Jose City College, Arevalo passed for 158 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 101 yards. The section title was Santa Teresa’s first. The Saints will play at Palo Alto in a NorCal regional on Friday night.

Jake Bianchi, Menlo School football: The senior was 21 of 28 passing for 298 yards and two touchdowns as Menlo won its first Central Coast Section championship with a 42-6 victory over Hollister in the Division III final on Saturday night in Salinas. The Knights will play at San Marin on Saturday night in a NorCal regional.

Jaden Green, Serra football: Ran for 89 yards and a touchdown in seven carries, caught one pass for 21 yards, intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble and had four tackles to help lift Serra to a 41-14 victory over Archbishop Mitty in the Central Coast Section Division I final on Friday night at San Jose City College. Serra (13-0) will play St. John Bosco-Bellflower for the Open Division state title on Dec. 10 in Mission Viejo.

Kamani Jackson, El Cerrito football: The junior had two interceptions, including one with 1:08 left to clinch the victory, as El Cerrito defeated Windsor 34-27 in the North Coast Section Division III final last Benicia High on Friday. El Cerrito will play host to Grant-Sacramento in a NorCal regional on Friday night.

Sean Morello, Albany cross country: Finished second in the Division IV race and ninth overall at the California Interscholastic Federation state championships, running the 3.1-mile course at Woodward Park in Fresno in 15:08.8.

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