Betts scored four touchdowns -— including a 75-yard kickoff return — and racked up more than 300 yards from scrimmage in Corinth’s 35-20 win over Ripley on Oct. 23.
Betts received 44.56% of the vote, beating out Amory RB Charleston French who finished with 23.2%. Pearl QB Shade Foster finished third with 4.59% and North Panola DE Alex Gross was fourth with 3.64%.
We are currently accepting Athlete of the Week nominations for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1. 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
Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Oct. 19-25:
Xavier Walton, Oxford CB/WR: Walton had three interceptions to lead Oxford to a 39-0 win over Olive Branch.
TJ Colom, Walnut WR: Colom had 29 carries for 273 yards and 5 TDs in Walnut’s 52-28 win over Strayhorn.
Zy McDonald, Ridgeland QB: McDonald connected with Chandler Williams on a 17-yard TD pass play in the final minute to rally Ridgeland to a 33-29 victory over Neshoba Central. McDonald accounted for all five Ridgeland touchdowns — four TD passes and a 33-yard rushing TD.
Jarquez Hunter, Neshoba Central RB: Jarquez Hunter scored three touchdowns — including a 93-yard TD run — in the Rockets’ 33-29 loss to Ridgeland.
Christian Baglione, Northwest Rankin K: For the second consecutive week Christian Baglione booted a game-winning field goal as time expired, this time a 34-yarder to give Northwest Rankin a 23-21 win over Pearl.
Tristan Shorter, Oxford LB: Shorter snagged a one-handed interception and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown in Oxford’s 39-0 win over Olive Branch.
Khi Holiday, Tupelo Christian Prep QB: Holiday went 17-of-25 for 303 yards and seven TD passes through the air, and added 92 yards rushing and another TD on the ground in TCPS’ 57-0 win over Smithville on Thursday night.
JT Evans, Madison Central LB: Evans had 14 tackles in Madison Central’s game against South Panola.
Alex Gross, North Panola DE: Gross had 3 rushing TDs as well as 10 tackles with 5 TFLs against Water Valley.
Caleb Parten, Northwest Rankin QB: Parten threw three touchdown passes and led the Cougars on a game-winning drive in the final minutes that resulted in a 23-21 win over Pearl. Parten finished the night 16 of 32 for 232 yards.
Eli Smith, East Central RB: Smith, a sophomore, rushed 22 times for 186 yards and a touchdown to lead East Central to a 44-30 win over Pascagoula.
Caleb Miller, Clinton QB: Miller rushed 15 times for 89 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 105 yards to lead Clinton to a 31-16 upset of Warren Central.
Xavier Davis, Hartfield Academy RB: Xavier Davis broke the Hartfield Academy record for rushing yards in a season, going over 1,000 yards in Hartfield’s 42-7 win over Tri-County.
John Avery, Tupelo Christian Prep WR: Avery had 8 catches for 161 yards and three touchdowns in TCPS’ 57-0 win over Smithville on Thursday night.
Keilon Parnell, Pascagoula QB: Parnell went 15-of-32 for 294 yards and three touchdowns through the air, and added 141 yards rushinng and another TD on the ground in Pascagoula’s 44-30 loss to East Central.
D’mariun Perteet, South Panola RB: Sophomore running back D’mariun Perteet carried the ball 16 times for 94 yards and a touchdown to lead South Panola to a 12-10 upset victory over Madison Central.
Zailon Johnson, Brandon RB: Johnson caught seven passes for 116 yards and a touchdown in Brandon’s 24-22 loss to Oak Grove.
Gage Peterson, St. Stanislaus College QB:Peterson completed 17 of 31 passing for 258 yards and 2 TDs in the Rock-a-Chaws’ 42-35 comeback win against Vancleave.
CJ Hill, New Albany RB: Hill had 16 carries for 286 yards and 2 TDs in New Albany’s 56-7 win over Tishomingo County.
Justin Walley, D’Iberville WR/CB: Walley caught a touchdown pass and returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown to lead D’Iberville to a 22-13 win over Gulfport.
Shakori Regan, Vicksburg OLB: Shakori had 4 rushing TDs in the Gators’ win over Canton.
Houston Johnson, Pascagoula WR: Johnson caught nine passes for 174 yards and two TDs in Pascagoula’s 44-30 loss to East Central.
DK Jenkins, Mendenhall QB: Jenkins had 186 yds and 2 TDs on 12/22 and 110 yds with 1 TD on 8 carries against Northeast Jones.
Shade Foster, Pearl QB: Foster completed 9 of 16 passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns in Pearl’s last-second 23-21 loss to Northwest Rankin.
Colin Maggard, West Jones LB: Maggard had two interceptions in West Jones’ 42-12 win over Natchez.
DeMarcus Johnson, Vicksburg DL: Johnson had 2 sacks and numerous tackles in Vicksburg’s 36-20 win over the Canton Jaguars.
Charleston French, Amory RB: French carried the ball 18 times for 153 yards and two touchdowns and added a TD reception in Amory’s win over Booneville.
Jonathan Vaughn, Meridian SB/QB: Vaughn carried the ball 16 times for 97 yards and three touchdowns and caught 7 passes for 73 yards in Meridian’s 37-20 loss to Petal.
Jackson Parker, West Lauderdale QB: Parker accounted for four touchdowns and racked up 249 yards of offense — 132 passing and 117 rushing — to lead West Lauderdale to a 40-0 win over Choctaw Central.