Corinth RB Cayden Betts voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Corinth running back Cayden Betts for being voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week!

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 or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.

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








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.

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