Vote now: Who should be this week’s SBLive Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week (Aug. 30-Sept. 5)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Aug. 30 – Sept. 5 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday, Sept. 13. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.


Catherine Bianco, Oxford volleyball: Bianco totaled 71 assists and 13 digs to lead Oxford to straight set wins over Lafayette and Tupelo.

Natalie Bartholomew, Brandon volleyball: Bartholomew tallied 28 kills and 16 digs to help lift Brandon to wins over Germantown and Petal.

Kerstin Moody, Belmont volleyball: Moody had 14 kills, 13 aces and 4 digs to lead Belmont to a 3-0 win over Baldwyn.

Telvin Amos, Lake Cormorant: Rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another in the Gators’ 32-15 win over DeSoto Central.

Kabe Barnett, Oak Grove: Only played one quarter, but completed 6 of 7 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns in Oak Grove’s 43-7 win over Seminary.

Isaiah Benn, Pascagoula: Rushed for three touchdowns in Pascagoula’s 52-41 loss to Gautier.

Amari Dawkins, Center Hill: Rushed 18 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-35 win over Kirby (Tenn.).

Coleman Dowell, Lewisburg: Rushed for 183 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-14 win over Byhalia.

Robert Dumas Jr., Madison Central: Rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-19 win over Brandon.

John Ford, Sumrall: Racked up 390 yards of total offense and tossed four touchdown passes in a 41-14 win over Bay.

Bray Hubbard, Ocean Springs: Passed for 190 yards and four touchdowns in just one half of the Greyhounds’ 43-8 win over Hattiesburg.

David Humphries, Ocean Springs: Rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns in the Greyhounds’ 43-8 win over Hattiesburg.

Kaden Irving, Gautier: Racked up 400 yards of total offense and passed for six touchdowns and ran for another in Gautier’s 52-41 win over Pascagoula.

Emory James, Louisville: Rushed 11 times for 177 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-7 win over Kemper County.

Jerry Johnson, Pearl: Racked up 243 yards of total offense with two rushing touchdowns and another through the air in the Pirates’ 50-13 win over Ridgeland.

Drey Lenoir, D’Iberville: Rushed for 71 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-26 win over D’Iberville.

Winn Navarette, North Pontotoc: Caught six passes for 141 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown that ended up being the game-winner in an 18-12 victory over Charleston.

Jordan Osborn, Senatobia: Rushed for 172 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-17 win over Water Valley.

Jeffery Johnson Jr., Murrah LB: Johnson had 16 tackles – including one tackle for a loss – and forced a fumble in Murrah’s 18-2 loss to Callaway.

Christian Turner, Harrison Central QB: Turned went 21of-28 fo 337 passing yards, 4 touchdowns and a 2-point conversion in Harrison Central’s 38-18 win over Morton.

KyShaun Gates, Pisgah, RB/LB: Gates racked up 230 rushing yards, 5 touchdowns, a 2-point conversion, eight solo tackles and three pass break-ups in Pisgah’s 37-26 win over Richton.

Antonio Kennedy, Choctaw County RB: Kennedy had 17 carries for 178 yards and two TDs, and added 2 receptions for 65 yards in Choctaw County’s 48-26 win over South Pontotoc.

Conner Jewell, Choctaw County QB: Jewell went 10-of-14 for 249 yards and two TDs through the air and added two rushing TDs in Choctaw County’s 48-26 win over South Pontotoc.

Cade Dedeaux, Sumrall WR: Dedeaux had 6 catches for 153 yards and 3 TDs in Sumrall’s 41-14 win against Bay.

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