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Reeds Spring's James Dowdy voted SBLive's Missouri high school Athlete of the Week (Nov. 21-26)

Dowdy turned in a big performance in the Wolves' semifinal football win

Congratulations to Reeds Spring's James Dowdy, who was voted SBLive's Missouri high school Athlete of the Week (Nov. 21-26).

Dowdy made an impact in the Class 3 Wolves' semifinal win over Sullivan, hauling in seven catches for two touchdowns and 226 yards – believed to be a school record – and returning a kickoff 80 yards for a score.

Dowdy received more than 47 percent of the votes.

Eugene boys basketball's Justice Allen finished second in the voting with more than 35 percent of the votes.

Previous winners: Reeds Spring's Caden Wiest (Nov. 14-19), Pleasant Hill's Dylan Kauffman (Nov. 7-12), Westminster Christian's Emma Fairchild, Seckman's Cole Ruble (Oct. 24-29), Fatima's Taylor Baumhoer (Oct. 17-22), Jasper's Juan Rivera (Oct. 10-15), Kirkwood's Deion Brown (Oct. 3-8), Parkway North's Zyan Royal (Sept. 26-Oct. 1), Liberty North's Ella Hayes (Sept. 19-24), North Platte's Colton Kirkham (Sept. 12-17), Truman's Freddie Sheppard (Sept. 4-10), Hannibal's Aneyas Williams (Aug. 29-Sept. 3), Truman's Cecilia Mora (Aug. 22-28).

Here's another look at the rest of the nominees for Nov. 21-26:

Justice Allen, Eugene boys basketball

The sophomore put up 30 points in the season opener for the Eagles, but his team came up short as Versailles rallied for a 61-59 win on Nov. 22.

Brayden Asher, Wentzville Holt hockey

Tallied two goals and had two assists to help the Indians pick up a 9-2 win over Timberland on Nov. 22.

Jay Ball, Thomas Jefferson boys basketball

The Cavaliers escaped with a 66-65 win over Exeter on Nov. 21 thanks to Ball. The senior had 24 points, 15 rebounds and blocked four shots.

Cheyenne Bieber, Mount Vernon girls basketball

Knocked down six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points to help the Mountaineers beat Joplin, 52-40, on Nov. 22 in the season opener.

Caden Bish, Timberland boys basketball

The 6-foot-1 senior posted a double-double in the season-opening game, a 72-62 win over Liberty (Wentzville). Bish had 22 points and 10 rebounds and hit four 3-pointers.

Ethan Brown, Rolla boys basketball

The freshman guard scored a game-high 26 points in his first game, helping the Bulldogs to a 79-55 win over Capital City.

Lily Burns, Tipton girls wrestling

The senior took second place at the Versailles Tournament but picked up her 100th career win during the event for the Cardinals.

Haile Eaton, Blair Oaks girls wrestling

She went 4-0 and took first place in the 170-pound division at the Versailles Tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Hazley Grotjohn, Seneca girls basketball

The sophomore tallied 30 of her 35 points in the second half to help the Indians beat county-rival Neosho in the season opener.

Dylan Hair, Blair Oaks football

The do-it-all star had a banner day for the Falcons in a 66-48 shootout win against Bowling Green in a Class 2 semifinals. He threw four touchdown passes, ran for two more scores and finished with 631 yards of total offense.

Colton Hargraves, Van Buren boys basketball

In a 59-43 win against St. Pius Festus, Hargraves nearly had a triple-double, coming up just shy, but posting 10 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.

Abbigail Heaton, Bloomfield girls basketball

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She scored a team-high 19 points to help Bloomfield beat Charleston, 47-36, and snap a two-year losing streak.

Reagan Howe, Oak Ridge girls basketball

The senior recorded a double-double with 31 points and 11 rebounds, while recording six steals in a 60-27 win over Bloomfield on Nov. 22.

Paris Larkin, North County girls basketball

The senior guard scored a game-high 23 points to help North County pick up a 69-30 win over Sikeston in the season opener.

Jeremiyah Love, Christian Brothers College football

The running back scored five touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, to lift the Cadets to a second straight Class 6 title, winning 35-28 over Lee’s Summit North on Saturday. Love accounted for more than 300 yards, rushing for 212 and three scores, while adding three catches for 106 yards and two scores.

Ella Lucas, St. Elizabeth girls basketball

The junior helped the Lady Hornets open the season with a 64-26 win over Jamestown by scoring 21 points, one of four on her team in double figures.

Jordan Martin, Jefferson City boys basketball

An Arkansas baseball commit, the sophomore scored 28 points to help the Jays beat Sedalia Smith-Cotton on Nov. 22 in the season opener.

Colton Miller, Adrian football

The Blackhawks are going to the Class 1 title game after a 32-16 win over Monroe City. Miller, the team’s quarterback, ran the ball 17 times for 162 yards and three touchdowns.

Fredrick Moore, Cardinal Ritter football

In a 54-35 win over Pleasant Hill, the future Michigan Wolverine scored five touchdowns and showed off his versatility. He caught two passes for scores, ran in two more and added a 75-yard kickoff return as well.

Ava Morris, Helias Catholic girls basketball

The junior recorded a double-double, with 14 points and 10 rebounds, in a 62-43 win against Blair Oaks.

Addison Nichols, Delta girls basketball

The junior hit six 3-pointers and accounted for 26 points to help the Bobcats roll to a 97-21 win over Chaffee on Nov. 21.

Jacee Peterson, Camdenton girls basketball

She recorded a double-double in the team’s second game of the season, a 46-39 loss to Blair Oak on Monday, Nov. 21. She had 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Lakers.

Bella Westbrook, Ft. Zumwalt East girls basketball

The 5-9 freshman scored 24 points and hit six 3-pointers in a 50-33 win against Francis Howell North on Nov. 22.

Brady Wolf, Orchard Farm boys basketball

The senior guard posted 29 points, with four 3-pointers, and hit all nine free-throw attempts in a 64-54 win over St. Dominic.

All Wright, Joplin boys basketball

He poured in a game-high 30 points in the season-opening game for the Eagles, which lost 61-59 to McDonald County.

Kianna Yates, Carthage girls basketball

Carthage opened the year with a 69-27 win over Springfield Hillcrest behind Yates’ career-high 33 points, 24 of which came in the first half.