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Picayune's Dante Dowdell voted SBLive's Mississippi Athlete of the Week (Sept. 11-18)

Dowdell's big performance against D'Iberville garnered better than 90 percent of the vote in last week's poll
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Congratulations to Picayune running back Dante Dowdell for being voted SBLive's Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Sept. 11-18!

Dowdell rushed nine times for 228 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-7 win over D’Iberville.

He received 90.6 percent of the vote, beating out Ridgeland quarterback Garrison Davis and Petal tailback Ryan Poole.

If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or message us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.

Here’s a look at the other players who were nominated last week:

Kaden Batieste, Natchez Cathedral

Logged eight catches for 230 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-24 win over Pisgah.

Isaiah Benn, Pascagoula

Ran the ball 20 times for 176 yards and one touchdown in a 21-14 win over Wayne County.

Chance Barron, Mendenhall

Was credited with 17 tackles, including five for a loss, recorded a sack and returned an interception for a touchdown in a 27-7 win over Jeff Davis County.

Garrison Davis, Ridgeland

Completed 17 of his 25 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 80 yards with three more scores in a 62-21 win over Provine.

Roman Gregory, Oxford

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Ran the ball 27 times for 157 yards and added 86 yards receiving with five total touchdowns in the Chargers’ 43-19 win over Lafayette.

Gavin Griffin, Velma Jackson

Ran the ball 18 times for 271 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-0 win over Yazoo City.

Ahmad Hardy, Lawrence County

Ran the ball 16 times for 270 yards and three touchdowns in a 47-25 win over Taylorsville.

Beau Holley, Neshoba Central

Was credited with 18 tackles, including two sacks, and forced a fumble in a 23-18 win over Holmes County Central.

Tristan Jernigan, Tupelo

Was credited with 15 tackles, including three sacks and five tackles-for-a-loss, and forced two fumbles in a 28-6 win over Columbus.

Ryan Poole, Petal

Ran the ball 21 times for 189 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-40 win over Laurel.

A.J. Ross, Bay Springs

Ran the ball 20 times for 109 yards and three touchdowns, including a two-yard run that sealed a 28-26 overtime win over Scott Central.

Isaac Smith, Itawamba AHS

Ran the ball 11 times for 221 yards and three touchdowns on offense and made nine tackles and recorded an interception on defense in a 34-7 win over New Hope.