By Jon Walker
Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Missouri high school athlete of the week for Nov. 22-28. Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kendall Huston, Christian Brothers football
The senior linebacker was a key part in CBC’s defense forcing six turnovers during a 48-21 win over Liberty North in the Class 6 title game, piling up six tackles, a tackle for loss, a sack and an interception.
AJ Harris, Lutheran St. Charles football
Harris, a senior running back who is committed to the University of Stanford, rushed for 123 yards and four touchdowns during Lutheran’s 54-14 win over Lafayette County in the Class 2 semifinals Nov. 27. He also caught five passes for 71 yards receiving.
Kaden Moore, Holt Wentzville football
Moore was crucial toward Holt’s defensive prowess during a 31-14 win over Fort Osage in the Class 5 semifinals, blocking a punt before recovering it in the end zone for a touchdown and later recovering another fumble for the Indians.
Kevin Coleman, St. Mary’s football
Coleman did it all during St. Mary’s 62-16 win over Mexico to punch the Dragons’ ticket to the Class 3 title game. The senior wide receiver had a 48-yard punt return for a score, an 89-yard kickoff return to the end zone, a 73-yard passing touchdown and a 44-yard rushing score.
Robbie Sharp, St. Pius X football
Sharp, a senior running back, accounted for 146 total yards of offense during the Warriors’ 21-20 comeback win against Cardinal Ritter in the Class 3 semifinals, effectively securing them a spot against St. Mary’s in the title game Dec. 4 in Columbia, Missouri.
Hunter Nelson, Marceline football
The running back was one of the main differences between the season being over and living to see another week, rushing for 116 yards and two touchdowns during a 31-30 win over Hayti.
Jacob Coffey, Drexel football
Coffey, a quarterback, has terrorized 8-man defenses this fall with his legs, and last week was no different. He rushed for 382 yards and six touchdowns during a 56-28 win over King City. He was also effective with his arm throwing for his seventh total score.
Trevor Klein, East Buchanan football
Klien, just a sophomore, rushed for three touchdowns and returned an interception for a score during the Bulldogs’ 34-6 win over Thayer in the Class 1 semifinals.
Alex Rinehart, Worth County football
Worth County is hoping to make a run toward the 8-man title, and this running back is trying to make sure that happens. Rinehart had 163 yards rushing and two scores — along with a receiving touchdown — during a 36-34 win over North Shelby.
Andrew Hedgecorth, Smithville football
Hedgecorth willed Smithville to a 40-36 victory of MICDS after entering the fourth quarter facing a 16-point deficit. He accounted for four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing).
Aneyus Williams, Hannibal football
The running back had four total touchdowns during Hannibal’s 42-26 victory over North County Nov. 27.
Jamal Roberts, St. Mary’s football
Roberts, a running back, carried the ball for 171 yards rushing and two touchdowns during the Dragons’ 62-16 win over Mexico.
Jeremiah Love, Christian Brothers football
Love, a junior running back, had 127 yards rushing and two scores during CBC’s 48-21 win over Liberty North in the Class 6 title game Nov. 27 in Columbia, Missouri.