It’s time to decide who the Ozarks’ top player was during the eighth week of the high school football season.
Our weekly poll will allow readers to vote on who they think the best player was in the Ozarks during the previous week. You are allowed to vote as often as you’d please through 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Votes via email won’t count.
If you would like to nominate an athlete in future weeks, contact News-Leader sports reporter Wyatt Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are this week’s nominees:
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Moore caught six passes for 131 yards and a touchdown. He also blocked Joplin’s game-winning field goal attempt which turned into a Carthage scoop-and-score to win 34-28.
Mendez had 12 tackles with three for a loss, one sack and one quarterback hurry in a 40-14 win over Buffalo.
Durnin had 61 rushing yards and a touchdown in addition to seven catches for 117 yards and a score in a 45-28 win over Lebanon.
Pickett had 124 rushing yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the star corner had five solo tackles and continued a year in which the Chiefs haven’t allowed a passing touchdown in a 22-2 win over Glendale.
Abshire hauled in a 43-yard touchdown pass and also came down with an interception defensively in a 28-14 win over Logan-Rogersville. Abshire has only allowed three receptions against him all season.
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Beacher had three catches for 128 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-7 win over Monett.
Galardo rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Neosho.
Glenn caught nine passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in a 28-8 win over Houston.
Sandridge rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown in a 36-35 win over Nixa.
Edelstein threw for 205 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-27 win over Lighthouse.
Wyatt D. Wheeler is a reporter and columnist with the Springfield News-Leader. You can contact him at 417-371-6987, by email at email@example.com or Twitter at @WyattWheeler_NL. He’s also the co-host of Sports Talk on Jock Radio weekdays from 4-6 p.m.