Excelsior Springs RB Lukas Shelton voted SBLive’s Missouri High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Excelsior Springs running back Lukas Shelton for being voted SBLive’s Missouri High School Athlete of the Week for Sep. 20-25!

The Tigers’ senior running back carried the ball 27 times for 284 yards rushing (10.5 yards/carry) and four touchdowns during Excelsior’s 35-26 win against Harrisonville in Week 5. 

Shelton received 46.35% of the vote, beating out Odessa’s Boston Sanders who finished second with 25.5%. Liberty North’s Sam Van Dyne finished third with 17.3% and Raymore-Peculiar’s Jaden Reddell finished fourth with 3.81%.

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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Sep. 20-25:

Viviette Lindon, Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience girls cross country

Lindon, a freshman, had a first-place time of 23 minutes, 8 seconds and 40 milliseconds in the 5,000-meter run at the Northside Invitational Sept. 22 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jace Reynolds, Harrisonville football

During the Wildcats’ 35-26 loss to Excelsior Springs, in Week 5, the senior running back turned 12 carries into 230 yards (19.1 yards/carry) and two touchdowns. 

Elle Smith, Blue Springs South softball

Smith, a senior who plays center field, was 3-for-4 with an RBI during the Jaguars’ 6-2 win against Lee’s Summit West Sept. 23.

Jaden Reddell, Raymore-Peculiar football

Reddell, a sophomore wide receiver, caught the ball three times for 110 yards and two touchdowns during Ray-Pec’s 17-14 win against Lee’s Summit West in Week 5. 

Isabella Limback, Santa Fe volleyball

Limback, a senior outside hitter, recorded 18 kills during Santa Fe’s 2-0 win against Cole Camp Sept. 25. Limback is hitting a total percentage of .484 so far this season. 

Sam Van Dyne, Liberty North football

The Eagles junior quarterback was 10-for-13 (76.9%) for 185 yards and three touchdowns during Liberty North’s 42-7 win against Blue Springs in Week 5.

Vanessa Polk, Burroughs volleyball

Polk, a senior, recorded 18 kills on 23 attempts (.696%) during Burroughs’ 3-0 win against MICDS Sept. 25. The outside hitter also had seven serving aces.

Kaden Torres, North Kansas City football

Torres, a junior, did it all for the Hornets in their 10-8 win against Staley. The linebacker had a game-high 7.5 tackles to go along with a sack, a tackle for loss and an interception. 

Magi McBride, Dexter volleyball

Despite a 3-1 loss to Woodland, the senior libero had a season-high 42 digs (10.5 per set). McBride avoided a single serving error on 13 attempts. 

Kendrick Bell, Park HIll football

Bell accounted for every touchdown the Trojans scored en route to their 30-22 win against Lee’s Summit in Week 5. The junior quarterback was 25-of-37 (75%) for 410 yards passing and three touchdowns. On the ground, Bell had 14 yards and a touchdown.

Will Lichtenberg, Kirkwood boys soccer

Lichtenberg, a senior, assisted on the Pioneers’ only two goals of the game in a 2-1 comeback win against Lindbergh Sept. 23.

Boston Sanders, Odessa football

Sanders, a senior, had four catches and turned those into a season-high 132 yards receiving and a touchdown during Odessa’s 27-24 win against Pleasant Hill last week. 

Lilah Genel, Parkview girls cross country

As a senior, Genel finished the 5,000-meter run in 18 minutes, 50 seconds and 31 milliseconds. The time was good enough for first place at the East Newton XC Invitational Sept. 25 in Granby, Missouri.

Brady Slavens, Warsaw football

During the Wildcats’ 37-13 win against Adrian, there seemingly wasn’t a thing Slavens couldn’t do. The senior quarterback was 6-for-12 for 129 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 12 carries for 207 yards rushing and two scores. He had six tackles while playing safety, too.

Reese Gray, Lesterville volleyball

During Lesterville’s 3-2 win against Bunker Sept. 20, the senior outside hitter recorded 35 kills and 20 serving aces. 

Stone Wetlaufer, St. Joseph Central football

Wetlaufer, a junior, set a new school record when he threw for 359 yards during a 63-56 win against Lafayette (St. Joseph) in Week 5. He added three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown to help orchestrate a 21-point comeback for the Indians’ first win of the year. 

Sam Reinhart, Glendale boys cross country

As a sophomore, Reinhart was the only underclassmen to place in the top four. He finished with a second-place time of 17 minutes, 18 seconds and 29 milliseconds at the Hermitage Invite Sept. 25 in Hermitage, Missouri.

Cade Wilson, Webb City football

The senior running back tallied four touchdowns and 147 yards rushing on 14 carries during Webb City’s 41-6 win against Carl Junction in Week 5.

Logan Jones, Carl Junction volleyball

Jones, a junior setter, compiled 43 total assists during Carl Junction’s 3-1 win against Republic Sept. 23. Jones had two serving aces as well.

Always Wright, Joplin football

During Joplin’s 56-7 win against Willard last week, the senior quarterback was 13-for-16 for 175 yards passing and two touchdowns. On the ground, Wright added 94 yards rushing and three scores on just four carries.

Maris Ollison, Versailles softball

Ollison, a senior, was 3-for-3 with four runs scored during Versailles’ 15-5 win against Marshall Sept. 25. She had a double and a triple en route to the 10-run win. 

Gus Baisch, MICDS football

Baisch, a senior linebacker, had a game-high 11 tackles and two sacks en route to the Rams recorded a 35-0 win against John Burroughs in Week 5.

Rachel Margrabe, Eagle Ridge Christian volleyball

The senior averaged 6.7 kills per set for a total of 20 during Eagle Ridge’s 3-0 sweep of Heritage Classical Christian Academy Sept. 24. She had four digs throughout the match, too.

Conner Diaz, Steelville boys cross country

Diaz, a junior, finished the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17 minutes, 10 seconds and 80 milliseconds, good enough for first place at the Belle Invitational Sept. 23 in Belle, Missouri. 

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