Congratulations to Presbyterian Christian running back Marquis Crosby for being voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week!
Crosby rushed for five touchdowns and passed for another TD to lead Presbyterian Christian to a 49-24 playoff win over Oak Forest on Nov. 6.
Crosby received 35.58% of the vote, beating out Newton County WR Tyron Henderson who finished with 18.41%. Natchez RB Traylon Minor finished third with 13.55% and Center Hill RB Darryen Hobbs was fourth with 8.61%. There were more than 43,000 votes tallied this week!
We are currently accepting Athlete of the Week nominations for the week of Nov. 9-15. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 4 WINNER: TAYLEN SMITH, WARREN CENTRAL
WEEK 5 WINNER: JONATHAN VAUGHN, MERIDIAN
WEEK 6 WINNER: JARQUEZ HUNTER, NESHOBA CENTRAL
WEEK 7 WINNER: JEREMIAH ROBINSON, PETAL
WEEK 8 WINNER: CAYDEN BETTS, CORINTH
WEEK 9 WINNER: MIKE WILLIAMS, NATCHEZ
Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Nov. 2-8:
Caleb Miller, Clinton QB: Miller rushed for 109 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 179 yards and another TD to lead Clinton to a 35-7 win over Starkville. — GAME STORY
Kabe Barnett, Oak Grove QB: Barnett completed 13 of 15 passes for 209 yards and four touchdowns to lead Oak Grove to a 56-30 win over Northwest Rankin. — GAME STORY
TJ Colom, Walnut RB: Colom rushed 15 times for 232 yards and three touchdowns in just two quarters to lead Walnut to a 48-32 win over Palmer in the first round of the 2A playoffs. Walnut also had an interception on defense.
Kristian Milsap, Enterprise RB: Milsap had 1 sack, 108 yards, and 3 TDs in Enterprise’s first round win over West Lincoln 42-16.
TJ Luellen, Walnut RB: Luellen rushed 21 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Walnut to a 48-32 win over Palmer in the first round of the 2A playoffs.
Jacobi Moore, Harrison Central WR: Moore caught seven passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns in Harrison Central’s 35-28 win over Ocean Springs.
Mike Williams, Natchez WR: Williams had 2 catches for 92 yards and 1 TD in Natchez’s loss to South Jones.
Issac Smith, Itawamba RB: Smith rushed 22 times for 129 yards and two touchdowns to lead Itawamba to a 34-18 win over Leake Central in the first round of the 4A playoffs.
Jaylen Aborom, Oak Grove CB: Aborom stepped in front of the first Northwest Rankin pass attempt of the night and took it 40 yards the other way for a touchdown. Oak Grove went on to a 56-30 victory.
Ja’Marea Briscoe, Clinton CB: Briscoe had a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown to help lead Clinton to a 35-7 win over Starkville.
Tayvon Jefferson, Harrison Central DE: Jefferson sacked Ocean Springs quarterback Bray Hubbard twice in the final two minutes of the game to preserve a 35-28 Harrison Central win over the Greyhounds Friday night in Region 4-6A football.
Christian Turner, Harrison Central QB: Turner finished 12-of-19 passing for 150 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 45 yards and a pair of scores to help lead Harrison Central to a 35-28 win over Ocean Springs.
Darryen Hobbs, Center Hill RB: Hobbs scored all three touchdowns and rushed for over 100 yards in Center Hills 42-21 loss to West Point.
Tyron Holston, Poplarville RB: Holston had 8 carries for 231 yards and two touchdowns and added a 60-yard TD reception in Poplarville’s 62-17 win over Florence.
Tyron Henderson, Newton County WR: Henderson caught two touchdown passes in Newton County’s first-round 4A playoff win over Purvis.
Jermel Ford, Hattiesburg WR: Ford had two touchdown catches — including the game-winning 59-yard TD reception on a fourth down play late in the fourth quarter — to lead Hattiesburg to a 20-18 win over East Central. — GAME STORY
Tomacio Robinson, Hattiesburg LB: Robinson made several big plays in Hattiesburg’s 20-18 win over East Central, but the biggest one sealed the victory for the Tigers. With East Central mounting a potential game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter, Robinson sacked Hornet quarterback Brady Fant, forcing a fumble and getting the recovery to ice the game.
Aaron Steele, Kemper County QB: Steele went 18 of 27 for 331 yards and five touchdown passes to lead Kemper County to a first-round 46-12 playoff victory over Wilkinson County.
Jackson Allen, Petal QB: Allen went 17 of 23 for 276 yards and eight touchdown passes in Petal’s 56-28 win over Terry.
Chandler Pittman, Magee QB: Pittman threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 65 yards and two TDs to lead Magee to a 43-0 3A playoff victory over Yazoo County.
Traylon Minor, Natchez RB: Minor had 20 carries for 190 yards and three touchdowns in Natchez’s 31-30 loss to South Jones.
Tay Simms, Morton RB: Simms had 33 carries for 504 yards and 7 touchdowns in Morton’s 64-30 win over Jefferson County. Simms also returned a punt 64 yards for a TD.
Khamauri Rogers, Holmes County Central WR: Rogers had more than 200 yards from scrimmage, including 5 catches for 142 yards and two TDs, in Holmes County Central’s 26-7 win over Vicksburg.