Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 4-10 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. 18. 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:
Brooke Bankston, Brandon volleyball: Bankston had 15 assists, 11 digs, 10 aces, 4 kills and 3 blocks in a 3-1 win over Madison Central.
Addie McNeely, Hartfield Academy volleyball: McNeely had 24 kills and 17 digs in a 3-1 win over Jackson Prep.
Paige Griffin, Lake Cormorant volleyball: Griffin had 23 digs, 15 kills and 6 aces in a 3-2 win over Hernando,
Eli Anderson, Neshoba Central: Completed 15 of 26 passes for 323 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-35 win over Ridgeland.
Gunner Gilmore, Lewisburg: Completed 28 of 41 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-14 loss to Hernando.
JJ Grant, West Lauderdale RB: Grant rushed 36 times for 186 yards to lead West Lauderdale to a 20-14 win over Kosciusko.
Derryon Gray, Enterprise QB: Gray returned a punt 73 yards for a game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter to lift Enterprise to a 25-21 win over Union. Gray finished with 77 yards rushing and a TD and passed for 44 yards.
Immanuel Griffin, Ripley: Rushed 17 times for 166 yards and one touchdown in a 10-7 win over New Albany.
Daniel Hill, Meridian: Rushed 24 times for 225 yards and three touchdowns in a 52-34 loss to Oak Grove.
Mason Horne, Clarkdale: Horne caught five passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Morton.
David Humphries, Ocean Springs: Rushed 22 times for 231 yards in a 35-0 win over Biloxi.
D.K. Jenkins, Mendenhall: Completed 15 of 19 passes for 170 yards with three touchdowns, rushed 22 times for 184 yards and a touchdown and intercepted a pass on defense in a 35-28 win over Newton County.
Davis McBrayer, Lamar: McBrayer caught four passes for 97 yards and a touchdown in Lamar’s 42-0 win over Park Place Christian.
Tyler Nichols, Starkville: Rushed 13 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-21 win over Tupelo.
J.J. Parker, Sumrall: Rushed 22 times for 150 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-0 win over Purvis.
Dawson Phillips, Mooreville: Completed 31 of 45 passes for 437 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Corinth.
Tyler Reed, Gulfport: Rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-29 win over Hancock.
Zach Wilcke, Hernando: Completed 19 of 28 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 13 times for 96 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-14 win over Lewisburg.
Ayden Williams, Ridgeland: Racked up 184 receiving yards with two touchdown catches and another score on the ground in a 42-35 loss to Neshoba Central.
Dillon Williamson, West Lauderdale: Williamson had five tackles for loss in West Lauderdale’s win over Kosciusko.
Myles Cox, Belmont: Cox had 4 TDs and 214 yards on 14 carries to go along with 1 sack and 1 recovered fumble in Belmont’s 41-28 against Potts Camp.