The Clarion-Ledger’s athletes of the week and top performers for the week of Nov. 2-6.
•By the numbers: Caught two passes for 104 yards and two scores and had one interception on defense in a 54-14 win over Ridgeland.
•Coach speak: “He’s gifted, a phenomenal athlete, and the other thing is he’s a competitor,” said coach Tim Shramek. “He doesn’t everything we ask him to do. Plays great in the secondary, just a special kid that is also athletically gifted.”
•For the record: Dixon has caught 11 passes for 289 yards and four touchdowns, has defended nine passes and recorded four interceptions this season.
•Born: June 10, 1998
•Favorite athlete: Tyrann Mathieu
•Toughest opponent: Kam’ron White (Clinton)
•Favorite team: Philadelphia Phillies
•Favorite artist: Luke Bryan
•Favorite subject: Math and science
•By the numbers: Finished a two-mile run with a time of 12:27 to win the MAIS AAAA championship as a seventh-grader.
•Coach speak: “She has the desire to constantly improve and has finally understood the ability that she has,” said coach Patrick Lovitt. “The sky is the limit for her.”
•For the record: Heard has been running since sixth grade. Her title-winning time of 12:27 topped her previous personal-best by one second.
•Born: Sept. 21, 2002
•Favorite athlete: Odell Beckham, Jr.
•Toughest opponent: Morgan Claire Rose
•Favorite team: Ole Miss
•Favorite artist: Luke Bryan
•Favorite subject: Science
•By the numbers: Woullard rushed for 374 yards on 30 carries with four touchdowns in a 45-28 playoff win over Jackson Academy.
•Coach speak: “He used to need a hole two yards wide. Now, if you give him two feet, he’s gone,” coach Joey Hawkins said.
•For the record: Woullard has rushed for 3,023 yards and 29 touchdowns for the Bobcats in 2015.
•Born: Nov. 28, 1998
•Favorite athlete: Bo Jackson
•Toughest opponent: Jackson Prep
•Favorite team: Alabama Crimson Tide
•Favorite artist: Kevin Gates
•Favorite subject: Human Anatomy
•By the numbers: The junior scored 33 points and dished out eight assists during Olive Branch’s 78-24 win over Hernando.
•Coach speak: “She posted ‘Savage’ on her Twitter feed because she’s tired of being nice,” coach Blake Jones said. “She’s as nice as she can be, but this year, she’s leaving it all out on the court.”
•For the record: Taylor averaged 18 points and 8.2 assists a game as a sophomore last season.
•Born: June 4, 1999
•Favorite athlete: Chris Paul
•Toughest opponent: Terry
•Favorite team: L.A. Clippers
•Favorite artist: Chris Brown
•Favorite subject: Math
JALEY ADAMS, Kossuth: Finished with 171 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in a 36-26 win over Mooreville.
MICHAEL ALLEN, Germantown: Threw for 225 yards and five touchdowns in a 54-14 win over Ridgeland.
GERROD ANDERSON, Canton Academy: Threw for 74 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 186 yards and three more scores in a 35-7 win over Newton County Academy.
SCHDARREN ARCHIE, Brandon: Returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown in a 14-0 win over rival Pearl.
TUCKER BOYKIN, Taylorsville: Threw for 480 yards on 27-of-43 passing with three touchdowns in a 50-44 win over Enterprise.
A.J. BROWN, Starkville: Finished with 239 all-purpose yards, caught two touchdown passes and returned a punt 88 yards for a score n a 45-7 win over Clinton.
JUSTIN CONNOR, North Panola: Rushed for 193 yards and two touchdowns in a 40-38, double-overtime loss to East Side.
DAMIEN DICKENS, Holmes Central: Tallied 20 total tackles with five for loss, including four sacks, in a 37-20 loss to Vicksburg.
I’ZAYIA JACOB, D’Iberville: Ran for 188 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 54-yard touchdown pass in a 34-33 upset win over St. Martin.
D.K. METCALF, Oxford: Caught 11 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-26 win over Lake Cormorant.
JOSH MILLER, West Marion: Completed 15 of 24 passes for 301 yards and four touchdowns in a 32-19 win over Choctaw County.
CHRIS MONCRIEF, Raleigh: Rushed 19 times for 196 yards and four touchdowns in a 62-32 win over Jefferson County.
CRAIG MORGAN III, Jim Hill: Caught six passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 91 yards for another score in a 56-26 loss to Oak Grove.
AARON RAINEY, West Harrison: Recorded 15 tackles, including a game-sealing sack, in a 28-24 win over Ocean Springs.
DARRION ROBINSON, Amite County: Ran for two scores and caught five passes for 108 yards and three scores in a 32-3 win over Pisgah.
COURTNEY SMITH, Franklin County: Carried the ball 16 times for 182 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 38-10 win over St. Andrew’s.
SHERMAN TIMBS, Indianola Academy: Rushed for 113 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns in a 27-7 win over Cathedral.
MICHAEL WASHINGTON JR., West Lauderdale: Tallied 18 tackles and forced a fumble in a 20-14 loss to Moss Point.
TYSON CARTER, Starkville: Scored 40 points in a 77-59 win over West Point.
DAMIEN DEAR, Murrah: Scored 24 points, including two clutch free throws, to lift Murrah over Laurel 85-83.
CHRISTIAN SCOTT, St. Andrews: Averaged 17.5 points in wins over Hartfield Academy (77-62) and Philadelphia (60-58).
STACEE ST. JULIAN, St. Martin: Led the Yellow Jackets with 23 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals in an 80-34 win over St. Stanislaus.
CHEQUIRA BONNER, Quitman: Scored 23 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists in a 61-35 win over Kemper County.
DESTINY HEMPHILL, Greenville: Dropped 26 points in a 69-30 win over Leflore County.
SAVANNAH JONES, St. Martin: Scored 24 points to lead the Yellow Jackets past Gulfport, 63-57.
DANYELLE LEWIS, Florence: Scored 29 points and dished out eights assists in a 70-41 win over Mendenhall.
AMESHYA WILLIAMS, West Harrison: Had 28 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots in a 39-33 win over Provine.
Boys cross country
OWEN BARTLETT, Marvell Academy: Won the MAIS A state championshp with a 5K time of 20:17.65.
MATHEW O’BRIEN, Kirk Academy: Won the MAIS AAA state championship with a 5K time of 17:28.42.
GRIFFIN DRAUGHN, Jackson Prep: Won the MAIS AAAA Sstate championship with a 5K time of 17:48.55.
Girls cross country
JULIA STRADINGER, Christ Covenant: Won the MAIS A state championship with a two-mile time of 13:54.48.
MORGAN CLAIRE ROSE, Kirk Academy: Won the MAIS AAA state championship with a two-mile time of 12:01.77.
DENNYS DIAZ, Forest: Scored three goals and provided one assist in a 4-1 win over North Pike.