Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 15- 21 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, Nov. 29. 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:
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Olivia Tribolet, Madison Central Girls Soccer
Tribolet had a goal and three assists in the Lady Jags’ 6-1 win over Starkville.
Maggie Pace, Germantown Girls Soccer
Pace added a goal and an assist in the Lady Mavericks’ 3-0 win over Pearl.
Nate Dees, Lafayette Boys Soccer
Dees scored 5 goals in Lafayette’s 6-1 win against South Panola.
Yossel Sanchez, Pearl Boys Soccer
Sanchez netted a free kick in the 70th minute to lead the Pirates past Germantown 1-0.
Jamas Cox, Pine Grove Basketball
Cox had 13 points in Pine Grove’s 71-28 win over North Pontotoc.
Ja’Keria Hawkins, Lake Cormorant Girls Basketball
Dropped 43 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two steals, and three blocks in a double-overtime win this week.
Ellie Fryar, Pine Grove Girls Basketball
Fryar had 17 points and was voted Player of the Game in 51-48 win over Amory.
Madilynn Vuncannon, Walnut Girls Basketball
Vuncannon had 31 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists in Lady Wildcats’ 49-37 win over Alcorn Central.
Trace Dearman, Tri-County Academy
Rushed for 232 yards and five touchdowns on 33 carries in the Rebels’ 44-22 win over Kirk Academy.
Dante Dowdell, Picayune
Rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries in the Maroon Tide’s 28-3 win over Brookhaven.
Charleston French, Amory
Rushed for 172 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in the Panthers’ 14-0 win over Kossuth.
J.Q. Gray, Oak Grove
Rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and added five catches for 26 yards in the Warriors’ 28-21 win over Ocean Springs.
Roman Gregory, Oxford
Rushed for 139 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries in the Chargers’ 31-21 loss to Madison Central.
Mack Howard, Heritage Academy
Completed 13 of 15 passes for 334 yards and six touchdowns in the Patriots’ 51-21 win over Copiah Academy.
Emmanuel Randle, Tupelo Christian
Rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns on offense and had three tackles for a loss on defense.
D.J. Smith, Greenville Christian
Completed 9 of 13 passes for 188 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 132 yards and two more scores on 11 carries in the Saints’ 46-6 win over Canton Academy.
Mitchell Woodard, Heritage Academy
Caught four passes for 195 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots’ 51-21 win over Copiah Academy.
Landon Varnes, Brandon
Completed 11 of 16 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 42-17 win over Warren Central.
Cameron Young, West Point
Rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries in the Green Wave’s 42-6 win over Vicksburg.
Jacoby Mcquiller, West Point
Miller intercepted a pass and racked up 10 tackles for West Point this week.
Zae Davis, Biggersville
Accumulated over 300 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns against Simmons.
Noah Short, Madison Ridgeland Academy
Short was all over the field on defense, picking off a pass and breaking up three others, recovering a fumble, and collecting five tackles.