Vote now: Who should be this week’s SBLive Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week (Sept. 13-19)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Sept. 13-19 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. 27. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.


Dillon Brown, Hattiesburg: Rushed 18 times for 168 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-35 loss to Meridian.

Noah Cutter, Bay: Rushed 25 times for 247 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-33 win over Purvis.

Dalton Davis, MRA: Caught nine passes for 177 yards and downed two punts inside the five-yard line in a 35-7 win over Jackson Academy.

Charlie Fair, Lafayette County: Completed 10 of 19 passes for 221 yards with one touchdown to help the Commodores beat No. 3 Oxford 34-23.

Marquis Fields, DeSoto Central: Rushed 21 times for 152 yards and a touchdown in a 27-20 loss to Grenada.

River Ford, Belmont: Recorded three interceptions on defense and rushed for 54 yards and a touchdown on offense in a 47-0 win over Hatley.

Charleston French, Amory: Rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 50-21 win over Mooreville.

K.D. Gibson, Tupelo: Caught four passes for 119 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown, in Tupelo’s 38-14 win over Columbus.

Kaden Irving, Gautier: Passed for 420 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions in a 30-26 win over Moss Point.

Jeffery Johnson Jr., Murrah: Credited with 16 tackles, including three for a loss, and returned a pick-six 90 yards for a touchdown in a 15-12 win over Port Gibson.

Jerry Johnson, Pearl: Completed 8 of 14 passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns, rushed 11 times for 153 yards and another score and intercepted a pass on defense in the Pirates’ 47-21 win over Biloxi.

Marlon Palmer, Greenville Christian: Rushed 16 times for 205 yards in a 48-41 win over No. 1 Oak Grove.

Duran Parrish, Biloxi: Caught eight passes for 107 yards, including one touchdown, in the Indians’ 47-21 loss to Pearl.

Jay Reed, Lafayette County: Rushed for 221 yards and three touchdowns to help the Commodores beat No. 3 Oxford 34-23.

Tyler Reed, Gulfport: Rushed 27 times for 113 yards and three touchdowns in Gulfport’s 34-13 win over Germantown.

Eli Reno, Belmont: Rushed for 96 yards and three touchdowns and logged 12 tackles in a 47-0 win over Hatley.

Cyrus Rone, Ethel: Rushed six times for 169 yards and two touchdowns, returned a kickoff 83 yards for another score, recorded two sacks, one fumble recovery and got credited with eight tackles on defense in a 43-0 win over East Rankin Academy.

Trenston Sanders, Murrah: Was credited with 14 tackles, including two for a loss, with two sacks in a 15-12 win over Port Gibson.

D.J. Smith, Greenville Christian: Completed 16 of 34 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 23 times for 122 yards and four scores in a 48-41 win over No. 1 Oak Grove.

Deriaun Townsend, Winona: Rushed 17 times for 164 yards and three touchdowns in a 57-14 win over Philadelphia.

Lee Wade, Kosciusko: Accounted for all four touchdown’s in the Whippets’ 28-20 win over Choctaw County, rushing for two touchdowns, returning a 30-yard pick-six and tossing an 80-yard scoring pass.

Jatarian Ware, Amory: Rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another in the Panthers’ 38-7 win over North Pontotoc.

Jalen Washington, Houston: Rushed 20 times for 350 yards and five touchdowns in a 46-24 win over Corinth.

JT Beasley, Saltillo WR: Beasley had four catches for 87 yards and a touchdown in a 29-26 win over Pontotoc.

EJ Fisk, Saltillo ATH: Fisk caught a touchdown pass on offense and had eight tackles, three pass break-ups and an interception on defense in a win over Pontotoc.

Ahmad Hardy, Lawrence County RB: Hardy rushed 10 times for 184 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Taylorsville.

Eli Anderson, Neshoba Central QB: Anderson went 8-of-13 for 198 yards and three touchdowns and rushed five times for 60 yards and two more TDs in a 48-14 win over Holmes County Central.

Za Pratt, Vardaman RB: Pratt averaged 8.6 yards per carry while rushing 21 times for 181 yards and 2 TDs in Vardaman’s 43-0 win against Myrtle.

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