The Courier-Post Athletes of the Week feature is sponsored by HOMEBANK, with locations in Hannibal, Palmyra, West Quincy, Quincy and Centralia.

Dawson Shively • Senior • Monroe City football

Shively came down with his second interception of the game with 26 seconds left to secure a 12-7 win over Valle Catholic in the Class 1 state championship at Faurot Field in Columbia. The senior finished the fall with a school-record nine picks to lead a defense that shut down highly-touted spread offenses the final three playoff weeks.

McKenzie Lathrom • Senior • Mark Twain basketball

Lathrom scored 27 points in the first half to keep the Lady Tigers competitive in a loss to Palmyra. The senior point guard finished the night with seven 3-pointers fueling her 37-point outburst. The University of Missouri-St. Louis signee is the focal point of head coach Alex Brandenburg’s team that is comprised nearly half of freshmen.

Male runner-up:
Dezi Jones, Hannibal basketball

Female runner-up:
Delanie Okenfuss, Monroe City basketball

Male honorable mentions:
Laithan Sublette, Palmyra basketball
Alex Huffman, Marion County basketball

Female honorable mentions:
Audrey Fohey, Palmyra basketball
Peyton Utterback, Hannibal swimming