you had to create an all-star team from Ohio to play in a national
tournament, who would you want suiting up? This is
our roster and reserves – The third annual Muscle Milk All-Ohio Football Team presented by JJHuddle. This
team covers all-divisions…who made it?
Today we release the third annual Muscle Milk All-Ohio Football Team presented by JJHuddle.
This team covers all-divisions and can basically be summed up by this:
If you had to create an all-star team from Ohio to play in a national
tournament, who would you want suiting up for the Buckeye State? This is
our roster and reserves…
As for how this team was selected, we went with the experts: the
staff of JJHuddle.com, Bucknuts.com, ScoutingOhio.com and the Ohio
Football Recruiting News.
MUSCLE MILK OHIO PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MATY MAUK, KENTON, SR., QB: The only feather missing in Mauk’s prep career cap is a state title. And it took a historic effort to deny him of that. Creston Norwayne defeated the Wildcats 48-42 on Dec. 3 in one of the greatest Division IV state finals ever. Norwayne scored with 31 seconds left to take the lead and didn’t secure the win until Mauk’s final pass was intercepted at the goaline. Despite the loss (in which he threw a D-IV finals record five TD passes), Mauk goes out as one of Ohio’s – and the country’s – greatest high school players ever.
No high school quarterback in United States history has done what Mauk has.
Mauk finishes his career as the Ohio and national leader in career passing yards (18,929), touchdown passes (219), attempts (2,083), completions (1,336) and total yards (22,036). He broke his brother Ben’s records in most national categories and is the only QB ever to have over 18,000 yards, 2,000 attempts, 1,300 completions and 200 TDs. Maty and Ben (19,628 total yards) are the only two high school players in national history to have over 17,000 yards of total offense each. Former Florida QB Chris Leake is third (16,590 yards).
Named the AP’s 2011 Mr. Football winner, Maty Mauk finished his senior season with 7,181 total yards and 92 TDs. He completed 382-of-566 passes for 5,413 yards and 68 TDs and rushed 241 times for 1,768 yards and 24 TDs.
Mauk will play at Missouri. He also had offers from Michigan and Notre Dame.
2010 Player of the Year: Braxton Miller, Wayne, QB (Ohio State)
2009 Player of the Year: Braylen Heard, Youngstown Mooney, RB (Nebraska)
MUSCLE MILK OHIO COACH OF THE YEAR
MAURICE DOUGLASS, TROTWOOD-MADISON: Douglass is no saint. But he’s proven to be a highly successful football coach. Taking over at his alma mater, Douglass has had a hand in all three of the Rams state finals appearances (one as a player and two as coach) and finally led Trotwood to its first state championship this season. The Rams beat Avon 42-28 for the D-II title.
Douglass has long been criticized and haunted by allegations of recruiting and in back-to-back seasons (2008 and 2009) sat out seven combined games for a mixture of OHSAA violations and self-imposed district penalties for the criticizing of officials.
The good news? Douglass has sent over 120 Trotwood players to college since his arrival in 2001 and has turned the Rams into one of Ohio’s top programs. After a 4-6 finish in 2008, the Rams have gone 9-4 (Regional Finalists), 12-3 (State Runner-Up) and 15-0 (State Champions) the last three years. Trotwood has also won four straight GWOC North Division titles and has had a 2,000-yard rusher for three straight years.
The night before the state championship game, new Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer called Douglass and told him he wanted to start a pipeline from Trotwood to Ohio State.
COY HONORABLE MENTION: Todd Schulte, Delphos St. John’s; Bob Olwin, Versailles; John Magistro, Westerville Central; Joe Harbour, Norwayne; Tim Goodwin, Marion Local; Chris McFarland, Norwalk; Ryan Adams, Athens; Mark Ritzler, Findlay
2010 Coach of the Year: Dave Tarpley, New Lebanon Dixie
2009 Coach of the Year: Bob Lutz, Ironton