Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Team of the Week: Vote Now! Week 3


Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Football Team of the Week

You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best Team performance in Week 3? Find out who the nominees for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Football Team 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 Team 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 Team 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 Team of the Week

Week 3 Nominees

The Wildcats won their first home game in five years by defeating Logan 35-32. Newark led 21-0 before having to rally twice in the second half for the win. Shawn Dillon’s 32-yard TD run was the difference. Newark’s last home win was a 32-14 win over Shaker Heights on Sept. 14, 2007.

The Railroaders – led by former Ohio Mr. Football, Penn State star and NFL first round draft pick Curtis Enis – are 3-0 following a 61-41 win over National Trail. Bradford went 3-27 from 2007-2009 and hasn’t had a winning season since 1997. Since Enis took over in 2010, Bradford is 13-10. In the eight years prior they were 17-53.

The Falcons dominated host Jonathan Alder 49-7 in an anticipated match-up of top teams whose last three games had all been decided by one point. Massie’s defense had nine sacks, 14 TFL and five takeaways (three INTs), two of which were returned for TDs. Junior Bayle Wolf ran for two TDS and returned an INT for a TD. The Falcons outgained Alder 425-110 in total yards.

Williamsport Westfall
The Mustangs recorded their second straight last second come-from-behind win. Down 34-22 after three quarters, Westfall scored two TDs in the final 2:30, including the game-winner on a 25-yard pass from Trent Williamson to Luke Cline with two seconds left, to beat Circleville 42-41. Last week the Mustangs rallied from a 27-12 deficit by scoring two TDs and adding two 2-point conversions in the final 3:08 to beat Logan Elm 28-27.

After losing to Springfield Shawnee in overtime two of the last three years, the Hillclimbers broke through for a 43-27 win over the Braves in a game that was delayed by lighting on Friday and resumed Saturday. The contest was tied 27-27 in the third quarter before Urbana scored 16-unasnwered points to end the game. Senior RB and four-year starter Tanner Lawrence carried the ball 28 times for 133 yards and three TDs.

The Truckers had their first winning season (7-3) since 1977 last year and improved to 3-0 this season with a 38-10 win over Lakewood. That coupled with a Week 10 win over Upper Sandusky means the Truckers have won 11 of their last 14 games after years of futility. QB Jake Fetherolf led Norwalk over Lakewood by completing 21-of-29 passes for 336 yards and four TDs. He also ran for a TD.

Cleveland St. Ignatius
The Wildcats destroyed Mentor 48-21 in a match-up of Northeast Ohio powers before 9,000 strong at Byers Field in Parma. Ignatius built a 31-7 halftime lead. QB Mike LaManna completed 18-of-27 passes for 292 yards and three TDs, while senior RB Tim McVey ran for 217 yards and three TDs. The Wildcats defense produced three turnovers and six sacks.

After going 4-36 the last four years, the Vikings improved to 2-1 under new head coach Steve Chanel with a 13-10 win over previously unbeaten Franklin. It was the teams first meeting since 2004. The Burg’s defense forced three turnovers and scored on  one (a 10-yard INT return by Tyler Ikerd). Chanel spent 21 seasons at Trenton Edgewood and led the Cougars to 10 playoff appearances and the 2003 D-II state final. Last year he was Middletown’s QB coach. The Vikings haven’t had a winning season since 2003.

The Blue Aces ended host Jackson’s 21-game regular season win streak with a 28-14 win. Senior QB David Fraley threw for 242 yards and three TDs, including two in the fourth quarter to break a 14-14 tie.  

The Indians snapped a 21-game losing streak with a 27-12 win over Greenon.

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