Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Player of the Week: Vote Now! Week 1…

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Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Football Player of the Week

You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best individual performance in Week 1? Find out who the nominees for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Football Player of the Week are here and how to pick the winner. The choices are impressive…


JJHuddle is proud to announce a new partnership with the Ohio National Guard that will impact Ohio High School Football (and Basketball) positively during the 2012-2013 school year. Here’s how…

Each week during the football, boys basketball and girls basketball regular seasons, we will hold a fan-generated contest on JJHuddle to tab a weekly Ohio National Guard Ohio Player of the Week. Each weekly winner will receive an award from the National Guard at their school. At the end of the year, the weekly winners will be entered into a competition for the Player of the Year.

How it works?
A thread soliciting nominations will be posted in the JJHuddle Football
Forums on Friday. Fans will then nominate top performances/players. We
will announce the 10 weekly finalists on JJHuddle at noon on Monday and voting will be conducted in a special JJHuddle forum. Voting will cease at noon on Thursday, after which the winner will be announced.

Ohio National Guard JJH Player of the Week

Week 1 Nominees

Justin Crager, Portsmouth Sciotoville East
Senior QB carried his team to victory – litteraly. Crager ran the ball 38 times for 355 yards and five TDs and converted three 2-point conversions to score all his team’s points in a 36-28 win over host South Gallia. The Game was tied 6-6 at halftime before Crager carried the ball 21 times in the second half, including 17 straight over the final 16:29 of regulation. Did we mention he also recovered a fumble on defense?

Ryan Jordan, New Lebanon Dixie
Senior RB set school records for rushing yards (306) and TDs (six) in a 48-0 win over West Alexandria Twin Valley South. The kicker? He did that all in the first half.

Aldin Leaker, Eaton
DB had a huge game on defense and special teams in a 47-6 win over Greenville. Leaker intercepted two passes and ran both back for TDs. One covered 50 yards, the other 60. He also blocked a punt and kicked four PATs.

Malik Zaire, Alter
Senior QB threw for 251 yards and five TDs and ran for 171 yards and a TD and 2-point conversion in a 42-35 come-from-behind win over neighborhood rival Kettering Fairmont.

Connor Campbell, Canton Central Catholic
In first start at QB ran for 262 yards and six TDs on 30 carries in a 54-20 win over Alliance. Campbell opened preseason camp as the third stringer and was bumped up the depth chart due to injuries.

Charlie Harris, Napoleon
RB averaged 37.75 yards per carry in a 57-28 win over Defiance.  He carried the ball eight times for 302 yards and four TDs and also had an interception.

Jared Rettig, Millbury Lake
Sophomore QB completed 21-of-31 passes for 452 yards and five TDs in a 55-23 win over Swanton. He also ran for a score.

Jalin Marshall, Middletown
Senior QB ran for 322 yards and three TDs and threw for 87 yards and another TD in a 43-39 loss to St. Xavier.

Larry Scott, Hubbard
Sophomore RB turned in a perfect half of football in a 56-0 win over Cleveland Collinwood. He carried the ball five times for 201 yards and five TDs (53, 49, 54, 10, 35) and returned a punt for another score – all in the first half. Scott did not play in the third or fourth quarters.

Jimmy Hessel, Avon
WR/DB had a great all-around game in a 42-28 win over Avon. He caught seven passes for 118 yards and two TDs, returned and punt 77 yards for a TD and had an interception.

Additional Week 1 Top Performances…

Nathan Mays, Urbana, So., QB: Threw six TD passes in a 65-14 win over London. Four of those scores went to WR Tyler Powell.

Mason Evers, Fort Recovery, Sr., QB: Ran for 326 yards and four TDs in 33-28 win over Edgerton.

Stefan Yuhas, Niles Mckinley:
Senior QB carried the ball 27 times for 176 yards and three TDs and completed 5-of-11 passes for 105 yards and two TDs in a 34-13 win over Girard. On defense he added an interception.

Jake Fetherolf, Norwalk:
Senior QB completed 16-of-22 passes for 391 yards and four TDs in a 64-21 win over Milan Edison.

DeVeon Smith, Howland: Senior RB had 328 yards and three TDs on 17 carries in a 43-16 win over Ashtabula Lakewide.

Heath Harding, Dayton Christian: Senior RB carried the ball eight times for 221 yards and three touchdowns in a 61-27 win over Jamestown Greeneview. He also had a TD reception.

Jordan Kelly, Marion Pleasant: Junior RB scored five TDs in a 52-0 win over Chalker. Kelly ran for three TDs (5, 58 and 16 yards) and caught two TD passes (28 and 29 yards).

Shane Ware, Urbana, WR/DB:
Caught a 32-yard TD pass and grabbed three interceptions, one of which he returned 45 yards for a TD, in a 65-14 win over London.

Kareem Hunt, Willoughby South:
Senior RB amassed 460 all-purpose yards and scored four TDs (two on kickoff returns) in a 43-24 victory over Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin.

Tra’Von Chapman, Kent Roosevelt:
Senior QB completed 22-for-39 passes for 439 yards and two TDs in a 36-17 win over Hoban. He also ran 19 times for 75 yards and two TDs.

Tommy Iammarino, Chagrin Falls:
Senior QB was perfect, completing 13-of-13 passes for 293 yards and five TDs in a 63-21 win over Revere.

Doug Verbofsky, Midpark:
Senior QB completed 24-of-38 passes for 326 yards and five TDs in a 55-35 win over Parma.

Tobey Hernandez, Patrick Henry:
Junior  RB rushed for 256 yards and 3 TDs in a 40-28 win over Pemberville Eastwood.

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