Russell received 41% of the vote, beating out Bentonville’s Trinity Hamilton who finished second with 27.16%. Bentonville’s Drew Wright finished third with 10.77% and Siloam Springs’ Hunter Talley finished fourth with 7.32%. There were over 53,000 votes tallied this week!
Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Aug. 23-29:
Bella Bonanno, Shiloh Christian volleyball
Bonanno had 51 digs in matches against Hackett and Lavaca on Saturday in the Alma Tournament.
Hunter Houston, Greenwood football
The new starting quarterback for the defending Class 6A state champion Bulldogs completed 26-of-33 passes for 381 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 63-21 victory over Muskogee, Okla.
Charlie Fiser, Pulaski Academy football
Fiser, making his first start for the defending Class 5A champion Bruins, completed 17-of-28 passes for 345 yards and 5 touchdowns in 60-27 victory over Pulaski Robinson.
Hunter Talley, Siloam Springs football
Talley completed 23-of-35 passes for 263 yards and three TDs and rushed for 100 yards and three more TDs in a 51-40 loss to Rogers. He also had seven tackles on defense.
Carson Burnett, Bryant football
Burnett completed 12-of-14 passes for 227 yard and 2 touchdowns and rushed for 42 yards to lead the three-time defending Class 7A state champions to a 42-3 victory over Benton.
Eli Wisdom, Shiloh Christian football
Wisdom completed 6-of-10 for 256 yards and 3 touchdowns in 55-13 victory over Pea Ridge.
Carsten Poole, Prescott football
Poole completed 9-of-12 passes for 250 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 56-6 victory over Newport.
Drew Wright, Bentonville football
Wright completed 15-of-24 passes for 192 yards and 4 touchdowns in 43-30 victory over Liberty (Mo.) North.
Josh Shepherd, Rogers football
Shepherd rushed for 402 yards on 15 carries with 6 touchdowns in a 51-40 victory over Siloam Springs.
Darryl Kattich, Cedarville football
Kattich rushed for 194 yards and 1 touchdown on 21 attempts in a 42-20 victory over Berryville.
Jayvean Dyer-Jones, Little Rock Christian football
Dyer-Jones rushed for 187 yards and 4 touchdowns on 18 carries in a 41-8 victory over Little Rock Central.
Chi Henry, Van Buren football
Henry caught 5 passes for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 36-24 victory over Springdale.
Madeline Freeman, Hackett volleyball
Freeman finished with 14 kills to go along with 16 assists, 15 digs and a pair of aces to help the defending 3A champion Lady Hornets defeat Alma in three sets on Aug. 24. On Saturday, she led Hackett (6-0-1) with 5 aces, 10 digs, 4 kills, 2 blocks and 7 assists in the finals of the Alma tournament, defeating Shiloh Christian 25-12, 25-19 in the finals.
Laila Creighton, Shiloh Christian volleyball
Creighton had 109 assists in matches against Hackett and Lavaca on Saturday in the Alma Tournament.
Toree Tiffee Fort Smith Southside volleyball
Tiffee had 17 kills, 21 digs, 2 blocks and 2 aces as the Lady Mavericks survived a five-set test at Paris.
Olivia Melton, Fort Smith Southside volleyball
Melton recorded 17 kills and 12 digs along with 2 blocks and 3 aces at Paris.
Caylan Koons, Springdale Har-Ber volleyball
Koons had 20 assists, 5 digs, 3 aces and 2 kills in 25-16, 25-22 victory over Bentonville on Saturday in the Early Bird Tournament.
Trinity Hamilton, Bentonville volleyball
Hamilton 42 kills and 34 digs in matches vs. Greenbrier and Springdale Har-Ber on Saturday in the Early Bird Tournament.
Katelyn Simpson, Bentonville volleyball
Simpson had 59 assists in matches vs. Greenbrier and Springdale Har-Ber on Saturday in the Early Bird Tournament.