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Here were Southwest Missouri's Oct. 15 high school football top performers

The News-Leader had four reporters covering different games across southwest Missouri on Friday night, and there were plenty of top performers to choose from.

If you want your favorite athlete to be recognized, email News-Leader sports reporter Wyatt Wheeler at to nominate a player for the weekly "player of the week" votes that begin Monday mornings throughout the season.

Here were the players we saw who stood out the most this week:


Chris Anderson, Parkview

Anderson is always an exciting player. In a close loss to Hillcrest, he racked up well over 200 return yards, 60 rushing yards and a 36-yard score that could’ve won Parkview the game.