The vote for our first-ever high school football player of the week has dropped.
The poll will be conducted solely on News-Leader.com from Monday morning to Wednesday at 9:30 am throughout the season. There are no restrictions on how many times you can vote. Votes submitted by email will not count.
The winners of the entire year will be considered in our final vote as readers decide who is the player of the year.
The nominees were compiled by games we attended, statistics shared online, and nominees submitted to News-Leader. In the coming weeks, email Wyatt Wheeler at [email protected] by 8 am on Mondays to be considered for his favorite athlete.
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Here are the nominees:
Tae’Sean McShane, Center
McShane broke the Central High School record with 280 rushing yards on 18 attempts with three touchdowns in a 32-6 win over Clever. His 280 rushing yards are the 27th most in a single game in MSHSAA history.
Lucas Gall, Carthage
Gall had 128 rushing yards on 14 carries with five touchdowns. He also had a 94-yard touchdown reception with all six of his touchdowns in the first half in a 56-26 win over Republic.
Ramone Green, Nixa
Green rushed for 251 yards and two touchdowns while also throwing for touchdowns in a 42-19 win at Webb City.
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Jared Siler, Neosho
Siler had 40 rushes for 266 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught seven passes for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Wildcats’ 79-72 win over Willard.
Wyatt Andrews, Glendale
Andrews caught 11 passes for 258 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-32 win over Waynesville. His five touchdown receptions tied for seventh in a single game in MSHSAA history.
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Draven Van Gilder, Joplin
VanGilder had 16 total tackles (six solo, 10 assists) in a 34-3 win over Branson. He also forced a fumble.
Cade Muscia, Lebanon
Muscia rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-0 win over Parkview.
Jackson Marrs, Seneca
Marrs rushed for 148 yards and four touchdowns in a 44-8 win over Aurora.
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Wyatt D. Wheeler is a reporter and columnist for the Springfield News-Leader. He can be reached at 417-371-6987, via email at [email protected], or on Twitter at @WyattWheeler_NL. He also co-hosts Sports Talk on Jock Radio weekdays from 4-6 p.m.