Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Sept. 25-Oct. 2 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. 10. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.
Jakobe Calvin, Clinton
Ran the ball 19 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-28 win over Starkville.
Chandler Chapman, St. Stanislaus
Carried the ball 32 times for 314 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-20 win over Lakeshore (La.). He was also credited with six tackles and picked off a pass on defense.
Dante Dowdell, Picayune
Rushed 13 times for 240 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-7 win over Vancleave.
Jeremiah Harrell, Tupelo
Completed 13 of his 27 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-0 win over Oxford.
Jathan Hatch, Biggersville
Ran the ball seven times for 263 yards and four touchdowns in a 46-7 win over Tupelo Christian School.
Dante Kelly, Leflore County
Was credited with 12 tackles and two sacks to go along with a pick-six in a 28-0 win over O’Bannon.
Dylan Lewis, Northwest Rankin
Ran the ball 33 times for 154 yards and four touchdowns and recorded two interceptions on defense in a 45-28 win over Terry.
Lester Miller, Brandon
Had eight catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-3 win over Warren Central.
Drew Musselwhite, DeSoto Central
Was credited with 16 total tackles, including one for a loss, and recovered a fumble in a 37-0 win over Horn Lake.
Lazarious Penn, Humphreys County
Ran the ball 20 times for 239 yards and two touchdowns, caught one scoring pass and returned a kickoff 91 yards to the house in a 60-20 win over Yazoo County.
Braylen Williams, Nettleton (Mississippi) football
Completed 26 of his 48 passes for 393 yards, four touchdowns through the air, two more on the ground and 52 rushing yards in a 42-41 overtime win over Senatobia.