Warren Central’s Jonah Artman wins The Post’s Athlete of the Week award

Published 9:16 am Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Jonah Artman pulled double duty for Warren Central, and wound up with the single best sports performance of the week.

Artman, a freshman on Warren Central’s football and soccer teams, received 303 of 570 votes in an online poll by The Vicksburg Post’s readers to win the latest Athlete of the Week award.

Vicksburg High football player DeCorey Knight was second in the voting, with 241 votes. Porter’s Chapel Academy basketball player Tiara Sims finished third, and Vicksburg basketball player Janiah Caples was fourth.

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Artman pulled off a difficult double by playing for Warren Central’s football and boys’ soccer teams on back-to-back days. The kicker went 4-for-4 on PATs and had one touchback on a kickoff in a 36-28 loss to Brandon in the second round of the MHSAA Class 6A football playoffs on Nov. 18. The next day, he scored two goals and assisted on another in a 7-0 soccer win over Vicksburg High.

Artman finished the football season 11-of-12 on field goal attempts and 43-of-44 on PATs. His 11 field goals tied for the third-highest single-season total in Warren County history.

Congratulations to Jonah and the other nominees, and thank you to our readers for voting.

The nominees for the Athlete of the Week award are announced each week on Sunday, and voting is open until midnight Tuesday. Links to the poll will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as at vicksburgpost.com.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 139-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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