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This isn't the deepest field that the Player of the Week contest has ever featured, with just five athletes, but that doesn't mean the individual performances have dropped off. Not even a bit.

Four of the week's five nominees were instrumental in their teams scoring season-opening victories, giving their squads momentum into the season's second week. 

Deville Dickerson, a Lompoc senior, made sure his team started its season with a bang by returning the opening kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown. The Braves went on to route Paso Robles 48-27 as Dickerson scored four total touchdowns, two on returns and two on receptions.

Nipomo's Gabe Sanchez, meanwhile, put the finishing touches on his team's opener. Sanchez intercepted a Santa Ynez pass with less than two minutes remaining to seal the Titans' 21-16 win over the Pirates. 

Santa Maria's Jacob Nava did just about everything he could to see the Saints eek out a 3-0 win over East Bakersfield, including blocking a potential game-tying field goal.

Jack Susank, a Mission Prep senior, impacted the Royals' 49-7 win over Brentwood in every phase of the game. Susank scored two rushing touchdowns, totaling 174 yards on the ground. He also recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown and intercepted a pass. He also went 7-for-7 on point-after tries. 

Though Arroyo Grande was routed by Bakersfield Frontier, senior running back/linebacker Kaden Tynes did what he could. He was the team's leading rusher and tackler and also blocked a field goal while recording a sack for the Eagles. 

Below is a complete list of the nominees' statistics from their Week Zero games.

Readers can vote online at santamariatimes.com; lompocrecord.com and syvnews.com. The winner will be announced before Friday night's games. 

The vote totals will be combined from all three sites to determine the winner. This is an open-access poll and is not scientific.