Vardaman RB Za Pratt voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Vardaman running back Za Pratt for being voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Sep. 13-19!

The freshman averaged 8.6 yards per carry while rushing 21 times for 181 yards and 2 TDs in Vardaman’s 43-0 win against Myrtle.

Pratt received 44.33% of the vote, beating out Murrah’s Trenston Sanders who finished second with 12.32%. Houston’s Jalen Washington finished third with 10.65% and Kosciusko’s Lee Wade finished fourth with 6.67%. There were over 75,000 votes tallied this week!

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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Sep. 13-19:

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.

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