Petal’s Jonathan Harris voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Petal WR Jonathan Harris for being voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week!

Harris had four catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns in Petal’s 38-12 win over Laurel. He also had two interceptions and a forced fumble on defense.

Harris received 31.32% of the vote, beating out Jackson Prep RB Matt Jones who finished with 22.36%. Corinth RB/LB Cayden Betts finished third with 7.4% and Choctaw County WR/DB Ques McNeal was fourth with 6.1%.

We are currently accepting Athlete of the Week nominations for the week of Sep. 14-20. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Sep 7-13:

Tate Collins, Madison Central QB: Tate Collins did just enough with his arm, completing 11 of 18 passes for 80 yards with two touchdowns, but he put on a show with his legs, rushing 12 times for 141 yards and two scores in Madison Central’s 35-7 win over Pearl.

Jarquez Hunter, Neshoba Central RB: Hunter had 17 carries for 113 yards and three touchdowns in Neshoba Central’s 42-14 win over West Lauderdale. But it was his play on defense that turned the game. On West Lauderdale’s opening drive of the third quarter Hunter scooped up a fumble and scampered 47 yards to the house to give the Rockets a 21-7 lead.

Kabe Barnett, Oak Grove QB: Barnett was 12 of 18 for 221 yards and three touchdown passes, plus he ran for another score, in Oak Grove’s 66-27 win over Hattiesburg.

Ques McNeal, Choctaw County WR/DB: McNeal had a game for the ages in Choctaw County’s 50-18 victory over East Webster. He hauled in three receiving touchdowns on offense, then scored two touchdowns on defense on pick sixes. He finished the game with four interceptions.

Richard Mays, Ridgeland WR: Mays had six receptions for 144 yards and a touchdown in Ridgeland’s 48-18 win over Terry.

Trip Maxwell, Oxford QB: Maxwell, just a sophomore, threw three touchdown passes —  including an 85-yard TD pass to Jay Wortham — to lead Oxford to a come-from-behind 33-22 win over Lafayette.

Bobby Shanklin, Noxubee County RB: Shanklin scored on touchdown runs of 29, 26 and 10 yards to lead Noxubee County to a 33-13 victory over Philadelphia. 

Kaden Batieste, Cathedral RB: Batieste carried the ball 14 times for 155 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 62-37 win against Glenbrook. 

Dayan Bilbo, Vancleave RB: Bilbo rushed 25 times for 188 yards and four touchdowns and converted a two-point try in Vancleave’s 27-7 win over Long Beach.

Jacobi Moore, Harrison Central WR: Moore was electric on Friday night, hauling in three touchdown passes in the first quarter of Harrison Central’s 46-7 win over Pascagoula. Moore finished with 155 yards receiving.

Branson Tita-Nwa, DeSoto Central WR/FS:Tita-Nwa had an outstanding two-way game in DeSoto Central’s 27-21 win over Pontotoc. He had five receptions for 117 yards on offense while also recording seven tackles, two pass breakups and an interception on defense.

Khi Holiday, Tupelo Christian Prep QB:Holiday was 16 for 32 for 234 yards and five touchdown passes in TCP’s 41-33 loss to Nanih Waiya. He also rushed 17 times for 157 yards.

Ty Keyes, Taylorsville QB: Keyes accounted for six touchdowns — three passing and three rushing — to lead Taylorsville to a wild 56-42 come-from-behind victory over Seminary.

Austin Sanders, Nanih Waiya RB: Sanders had 27 carries for 239 yds and four touchdowns in a 41-33 win over Tupelo Christian Prep.

Branson Robinson, Germantown RB: Robinson had 12 carries for 202 yards and three touchdowns in Germantown’s 45-12 win over Tylertown.

Junior Miller, Kemper County RB: Miller had 18 carries for 189 yards and two touchdowns in Kemper County’s 46-20 win over Raymond.

Suntarine Perkins, Raleigh RB: Perkins had two touchdown runs and also scored on a 31-yard fumble recovery return to lead Raleigh to a 24-6 victory over Bay Springs.

Matt Jones, Jackson Prep RB: Jones rushed for three touchdowns in the first half as Jackson Prep built a big lead and cruised to a 42-8 victory over Adams County Christian.

Tyquan McCully, Nanih Waiya RB: McCully had 14 carries for 130 yards and two touchdowns in Nanih Waiya’s 41-33 victory over Tupelo Christian Prep.

Aaron Steele, Kemper County QB: Steele had 11 carries for 97 yards and three touchdowns in a 46-20 win over Raymond. Steele was also 8 for 14 passing for 110 yards.

Cayden Betts, Corinth RB/LB: Betts rushed 17 times for 103 yards and a touchdown and added two receptions for 23 yards in Corinth’s 24-23 loss to Olive Branch. He also had seven tackles on defense.

JJ Hubbard, Mount Olive RB: Hubbard rushed 10 times for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns and added 9 tackles and a sack on defense in Mount Olive’s 44-34 loss to Clarkdale.

Jon Surrette, Water Valley K: Surrette was 6 for 6 on PATs and had a 30 yard field goal. He also had a touchback on the only kickoff that he was allowed to kick deep in Water Valley’s 45-0 win over Bruce.

DeAndre Smith, Greenville Christian QB: DeAndre Smith Jr had 4 passing touchdowns and one rushing at Greenville Christian against St.Joe ending their streak in just 2 quarters of work3. 295 passing over 50 rushing yards.

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