Vote for this week's Big Bend Preps Athlete of the Week

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The Big Bend saw some standout performances with another week in the books.

From football to golf, a handful of athletes stood out among the rest and have earned their way onto this week's Big Bend Preps Athlete of the Week ballot.

The Tallahassee Democrat/Big Bend Preps runs an Athlete of the Week contest every week, recognizing one standout high school athlete out of five nominees. Voting for AotW opens on Monday and closes on Thursday.

The Athlete of the Week will be announced at noon on Friday.

We're going to try something different from here on out. Each athlete nominated, has already won Athlete of the Week for their individual sport. The contest will decide who will win overall Athlete of the Week.

With that being said, here are this week's nominees.

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Big Bend Preps Football Players of the Week 

Chiles running back Jaylin Jones (2) sprints towards the end zone. The Chiles Timberwolves defeated the Mosley Dolphins 28-21 Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.
Chiles running back Jaylin Jones (2) sprints towards the end zone. The Chiles Timberwolves defeated the Mosley Dolphins 28-21 Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

Jaylin Jones, Chiles: Had 126 rushing yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning score, as the Timberwolves came back to upset Mosley.

Keishawn Mashburn, Munroe: Was a monster force on defense, recording eight tackles, three sacks, and a pass deflection in a wide 54-0 win over Rocky Bayou Christian.

Leon Washington Jr, North Florida Christian: Recorded an impressive 118 receiving yards and three touchdowns, helping the Eagles to a dominant 58-7 win over Maclay.

Jace Grant, Aucilla Christian: The senior exploded for a whopping 275 rushing yards and three touchdowns in a 33-7 win over Franklin County.

Big Bend Preps Volleyball Players of the Week 

Kate Stewart, Chiles: The sophomore outside hitter has seen a recent spike in her attacking numbers, recording 27 kills on the week (13 vs. Lincoln, 14 vs. Arnold) in sweeping wins over the Trojans and Marlins.

Keldri Young, Florida High: Recorded a team high 14 kills and four blocks in a sweeping win over Maclay.

Journey Kramer, Wakulla: Recorded 10 kills and two blocks in a 3-0 win over North Florida Christian.

Big Bend Preps Golfer of the Week

Drew Jones, Florida High: Shot a 35 (-1), taking first place individually and helping the Seminoels to first place team finish against Franklin County and Port St. Joe.

Big Bend Preps Runner of the Week

Gracie Koeppel, Maclay: Finished in 12th place at the Alexander / Asics Invitational in Atlanta with a time of  18:25.15, helping the Marauders to a fourth-place team finish.

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Jack Williams covers prep sports for Tallahassee Democrat. Contact him via email at jwilliams@tallahassee.com or on Twitter @jackgwilliams. 

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