Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 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, Oct. 11. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.
THIS WEEK’S MISSISSIPPI ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Lakin Laurendine, Jackson Academy volleyball: Laurendine had 23 digs and 22 kills in a 3-1 win over Brandon on Sept. 27.
Catherine Bianco, Oxford volleyball: Bianco had 23 assists, 11 digs and 7 kills in a 3-0 win over Lafayette on Sept. 28.
Erin Wilson, Clinton volleyball: Wilson had 34 assists and 5 digs in a 3-2 win over St. Andrew’s on Sept. 30.
Nate Blount, Brandon: Rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-20 win over Warren Central.
Isaiah Boyd, Wayne County: Rushed 12 times for 249 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-14 win over Florence.
Ja’Kobe Cameron, St. Stanislaus: Caught one touchdown pass and returned an interception for a touchdown in a 42-0 win over St. Patrick.
Davis Dalton, MRA: Caught 14 passes for 388 yards and three touchdowns in a 50-20 win over Jackson Prep.
Dante Dowdell, Picayune: Rushed 15 times for 263 yards and four touchdowns in a 69-42 win over Vancleave.
Robert Dumas, Jr., Madison Central: Rushed 14 times for 142 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown, in a 35-0 win over Grenada.
Charleston French, Amory: Rushed 20 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-0 win over Aberdeen.
Roman Gregory, Oxford: Rushed 21 times for 103 yards and one touchdowns in a 22-6 win over Tupelo.
Bray Hubbard, Ocean Springs: Completed 12 of 16 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown and rushed 11 times for 58 yards and two scores in a 42-14 win over D’Iberville.
Daniel Hill, Meridian: Rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-14 loss to Pearl.
David Humphries, Ocean Springs: Rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-14 win over D’Iberville.
Trey Petty, Starkville: Tossed four touchdown passes in a 28-21 win over Clinton.
Emmanuel Randle, Tupelo Christian: Rushed 19 times for 223 yards and one touchdown and caught a 25-yard scoring pass in a 35-35 win over Biggersville.
Jay Reed, Lafayette: Rushed for three touchdowns in a 47-10 win over Saltillo.
D.J. Smith, Greenville Christian: Completed 22 of 32 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 14 times for 66 yards in a 30-9 win over Jackson Academy.
Josh Sykes, Park Place Christian: Caught two touchdown passes and forced one fumble on defense that resulted in a touchback in a 50-14 loss to Simpson Academy.
Jamari Thompson, Pearl: Rushed 33 times for 268 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-27 win over Meridian.
John White, MRA: Completed 28 of 40 passes for 521 yards and four touchdowns in a 50-20 win over Jackson Prep.
Jamar Grace, Kemper County ATH: Grace had 5 catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns and picked off a pass on defense in Kemper County’s 32-21 win over Lake.
Aaron Steele, Kemper County QB: Steele went 9-of-16 for 245 yards and three TDs and rushed 22 times for 155 yards and a TD in Kemper County’s 33-21 win over Lake.
Jeremiah Ratliff, McComb WR: Ratliff had 5 catches for 130 yards and three TDs, including the game-winning TD catch with no time on the clock to lift McComb to a 20-15 win over South Pike.
Taurean Davis, DeSoto LB: Davis had 18 tackles and two tackles for loss in DeSoto’s 14-7 win over Horn Lake.