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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 14-20 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, Feb. 28. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

Matthew Boszor, Puckett Baseball:

Boszor struck out 12 batters in 5 innings and was 2-for-3 at the plate in a 3-1 win over Ethel.

Keyauna Foote, Blue MountainGirls Basketball:

Scored 31 points in a 100-30 win over Okolona in the first round of the MHSAA 1A State Tournament.

Logan Burns, Hattiesburg Boys Basketball:

The sophomore led Hattiesburg with 12 points in 55-37 second round playoff win over West Harrison.

Andie Flatgard, Jackson Prep Girls Basketball:

Flatgard led the Lady Patriots to a 36-28 MAIS 6A State Championship win over Hartfield with 10 points and 6 rebounds. With the win, Jackson Prep has now won eight state titles in program history.

Allen Hughes, Clinton Boys Basketball:

Hughes led the Arrows with 19 points in a 48-45 second-round win over Center Hill in the 6A playoffs.

LeVionne Lindsey, Northwest Rankin Boys Basketball:

Lindsey had a game-high 22 points to lead Northwest Rankin to a second round 6A playoff win over Gulfport.

Kinsley Gordon, MyrtleGirls Basketball:

Scored 41 points to help Myrtle to a 58-46 win over East Union in the first round of the MHSAA 2A State Tournament.

Spence Coffman, Tishomingo County Baseball:

The Southeastern Louisiana signee threw a complete game no-hitter (including 12 strikeouts) in a 3-0 win against Olive Branch on opening day and went 2 for 3 at the plate with a triple and an intentional walk with 2 scored runs.

Elise Jackson, PurvisGirls Basketball:

Scored 34 points to go with 12 rebounds and eight steals in a 47-39 win over Bay High in the first round of the MHSAA 4A State Tournament.

Jacob Keys, Brandon Baseball:

The Mississippi State commit went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, 4 RBIs, and a homerun in a 16-0 win against Seminary.

Zia Shields, Newton Girls Basketball:

Scored 38 points to help Newton to a 58-46 win over Puckett in the first round of the MHSAA 2A State Tournament.

Josh Hubbard, Madison-Ridgeland Academy Boys Basketball:

Hubbard scored 28 points in an overtime loss to Jackson Prep in the MAIS 6A State Championship Game. Madison-Ridgeland Academy will face Tunica on Wednesday in the first round of playoffs.

Kelcei Thomas, Newton County Girls Basketball:

Thomas had a career-high 23 points to lead Newton County to a 58-41 4A second round playoff win against Greene County.

Simaru Fields, Gulfport Girls Basketball:

Fields had a game-high 19 points in Gulfport's 62-44 6A second round playoff win over Northwest Rankin.

Ja’Keria Hawkins, Lake Cormorant Girls Basketball:

Scored 52 points against Neshoba Central last Friday.