Vote for The News-Press Athlete of the Week for Nov. 28-Dec. 3 presented by Babcock Ranch

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Each week, The News-Press staff will select one finalist in each high school sport. Nominees are derived from scores and stats emailed in by Lee County’s coaches during the week to Readers can then vote in the online poll to determine who the Athlete of the Week will be.

The poll will be posted at each Monday, and voting will end at 10 a.m. Thursday each week.

Last week, Gateway Charter basketball player Jaden Arzola came in first place with 60% of the vote.

Previously: VOTE for The News-Press Athlete of the Week for Nov. 14-26 sponsored by Babcock Ranch

The winner will be announced on the @newspresssports Instagram page and on Twitter at @nphssports. The winning athlete will receive a shirt courtesy of BSN Sports.

To vote in this week's poll scroll to the bottom of this article or CLICK HERE!

Football offense

Deshon Jenkins, Bishop Verot: The freshman running back ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' 38-28 loss to Florida High in the state semifinals on Friday.

Football defense

Shawn Russ, Dunbar: Russ grabbed two interceptions in the Tigers' 30-23 loss to Mainland in the state semifinals on Friday.

Boys basketball

Tavian Cook, Gateway: Cook led the Eagles with 20 points and 11 rebounds in a 57-46 win against Canterbury on Tuesday. 

Girls basketball

Haley Lang, South Fort Myers: Lang had back-to-back games putting up more than 30 points in wins against Estero and Ida Baker on Tuesday and Friday.

Boys soccer

Mario Acosta, Oasis: Mario Acosta scored both goals for the Sharks in a 2-0 win against Ida Baker on Tuesday.

Girls soccer

Sammy Degen, Fort Myers: Sammy Degen notched two goals and three assists for the Green Wave in a 7-0 win against Bonita Springs.

Girls weightlifting

Ava Carlton, ECS:  Ava Carlton entered the triple-digit club with her clean and jerk in the Sentinels' team win against Cypress Lake on Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Fort Myers News-Press: Vote for The News-Press Athlete of the Week sponsored by Babcock Ranch