Neshoba Central RB Jarquez Hunter voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Neshoba Central running back Jarquez Hunter for being voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week!

Hunter proved to be unstoppable again, rushing for 223 yards and three touchdowns to lead Neshoba Central to a 35-12 Homecoming victory over Canton on Oct. 8. Hunter, who carried the ball 21 times, added three receptions for 56 yards, giving him 279 yards from scrimmage.

Hunter received 35.49% of the vote, beating out Lake Cormorant QB Telvin Amos who finished with 17.42%. Nettleton QB Davis Oswalt finished third with 12.71% and East Union RB Colton Plunk was fourth with 6.99%.

We are currently accepting Athlete of the Week nominations for the week of Oct. 12-18. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email regan@scorebooklive.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.

Here are the previous SBLive Mississippi Athlete of the Week winers:

WEEK 1 WINNER: REID FLANAGAN, HERNANDO

WEEK 2 WINNER: JONATHAN HARRIS, PETAL 

WEEK 3 WINNER: GOLDMAN BUTLER, BIGGERSVILLE 

WEEK 5 WINNER: TAYLEN SMITH, WARREN CENTRAL

WEEK 6 WINNER: JONATHAN VAUGHN, MERIDIAN

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Oct. 5-11:

Jamorris Hopson, Horn Lake ATH

Hopson caught a touchdown pass, threw for a touchdown and scored another on the ground as Horn Lake erased a halftime deficit to beat Olive Branch 23-10 Thursday night.

LaJavis Patrick, Scott Central RB

Patrick carried the ball six times for 98 yards and two touchdowns to lead Scott Central to a 46-16 win over Newton.

D.J. Richardbey, Poplarville FB

Richardbey carried the ball 24 times for 221 yards and five touchdowns to lead Poplarville to a 42-20 win over Stone County.

Colton Plunk, East Union RB

Plunk rushed 31 times for 294 yards and four touchdowns to lead East Union to a 56-30 victory over Walnut.

Goldman Butler, Biggersville RB/LB

Butler rushed 22 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns and added 9 tackles, 6 pass deflections and an interception on defense in Biggersville’s 40-13 win over Baldwyn.

Xavier Evans, Laurel RB

Evans scored five second-half touchdowns to lead Laurel to a 57-30 come-from-behind win over Natchez. Laurel trailed 22-14 at halftime before Evans’ second-half explosion. 

Telvin Amos, Lake Cormorant QB

Amos threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to lead Lake Cormorant to a 35-26 upset of No. 3 West Point. — GAME STORY

Jackson Allen, Petal QB

Allen was 10 of 16 for 250 yards and a touchdown to lead Petal to a 21-0 win over Brandon.

Jordan Martin, Lake Cormorant WR

Martin caught two long touchdown passes — 52 and 40 yards — to help lead Lake Cormorant to a 35-26 upset of West Point.

Tevin Bell, Warren Central CB

Bell had two interceptions to lead a dominant effort by the Warren Central defense in an 8-0 win over Madison Central.

Ethan Hunt, Ocean Springs K

Hunt drilled a 32-yard field goal through the middle of the uprights as time expired as the Greyhounds rebounded from last week’s loss and beat Biloxi 31-29 in a key Region 4-6A match Thursday night. — GAME STORY

Davis Oswalt, Nettleton QB

Oswalt threw for 221 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 145 yards and two TDs to lead Nettleton to a 55-20 win over Kossuth.

Krisshun Kendrick, Biloxi RB

Kendrick finished with 240 yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns in Biloxi’s 31-29 loss to Ocean Springs. — GAME STORY

Khamauri Rogers, Holmes County CB

Rogers scored on a 35-yard touchdown pass and had a 38-yard pick six in a victory over the McComb Tigers. 

Micah Cherry, Petal WR

Cherry caught an 87-yard touchdown pass and picked off a pass on defense to help lead Petal to a 21-0 win over Brandon. — GAME STORY

T.J. Colom, Walnut RB

Colom had 280 yards from scrimmage and scored three touchdowns — two rushing and one receiving — in Walnut’s 56-30 loss to East Union.

D’mariun Perteet, South Panola RB

Perteet had three touchdown runs, including a game-winning 37-yard TD scamper in the fourth quarter, to lift South Panola to a 19-16 win over Germantown. — GAME STORY

Kendorean Russell, West Jones RB

Russell scored three touchdowns, including the game-sealing TD run with less than two minutes to play, to lift West Jones to a 35-21 win over Taylorsville. — GAME STORY

Jack King, Ocean Springs QB

King, who moved behind center from wide receiver when Brae Hubbard went down with a knee injury, threw for 117 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 101 yards and two more scores in Ocean Spring’s 31-29 win over Biloxi. — GAME STORY

Khi Holiday, Tupelo Christian Prep QB

Holiday was 13 of 18 for 178 yards and two touchdowns and added 10 rushes for 134 yards and five TDs in Tupelo Christian Prep’s 52-27 win over Hamilton.

Dwight Williams, D’Iberville QB

Williams threw for 163 yards and three touchdowns and added a rushing TD in D’Iberville’s 46-0 win over West Harrison.

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