Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Player of the Year: Vote Now!


National Guard JJHuddle Player & Team of the Week Voting…You Choose the Winner!

You vote, you decide…who was  Ohio’s most impressive player in 2012? Find out who the nominees for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Football Team of the Year are here and how to pick the winner. The choices are impressive…

Boys & Girls Basketball Awards Coming This Winter

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.

ONG JJH Ohio Player of the Year

The 2012 Voting for the Ohio Team of the Year will conclude Nov. 27th
at noon. Winners will receive an award from the Ohio National Guard and
JJHuddle. Vote now for one of the nominees below: 


Week 1: Justin Crager, Sciotoville East (Vote Here)

The senior QB earned co-POW honors in Week 1 after carrying his team
to victory – literally. 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. During the season Crager
also produced games of 384 yards (rushing) and four TDs (vs Green), 328
yards and three TDs (vs Grove City Christian), 309 yards and three TDs
(vs Portsmouth Notre Dame), 297 yards and four TDs (vs McDermott
Northwest) and 235 yards and three TDs (vs Green). Crager surpassed
1,000-yards after the third game and finished the season with 2,268
yards and 25 TDs on 281 carries. He lost one fumble. Crager also scored
seven 2-point conversions and had 108 tackles on defense.


Week 1: Ryan Jordan, Dixie (Vote Here)

The senior RB earned co-POW honors in Week 1 after setting school records for rushing yards (306) and TDs (six) in a 48-0 win over Twin Valley South. The kicker? Jordan did all his work in the first half. This season, Jordan helped lead Dixie to its first playoff berth in history. The Greyhounds (7-3) also finished with just the program’s second winning season since 1983. Jordan, a first team All-Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division RB, finished the regular season with 1,422 yards and 23 TDs on 145 carries. He also had two receiving TDs, two INTs and 30 tackles. Heading into the playoffs, Jordan’s career numbers were 2,858 yards and 40 TDs on 356 carries.


Week 2: Heath Harding, Dayton Christian (Vote Here)

The senior RB/DB earned POW honors in Week 2 after scoring seven TDs
in a 72-40 win over Preble Shawnee. Harding carried the ball five times
for 263 yards and five TDs. He also scored on a 46-yard interception
return and an 85-yard kickoff return. Harding finished the regular
season with program records in single-season rushing yards (2,097) and
career rushing yards (5,000).


Week 3: James Canan, Bradford (Vote Here)

The senior RB earned Week 3 POY honors after turning in one of Ohio’s
Top 10 all-time single-game rushing performances in a 61-41 win over
National Trail. Canan ran the ball 33 times for 455 yards (No. 10
all-time according to the OHSAA) and seven TDs (one shy of tieing state
record). Canan finished the regular season with 2,254 yards, 30 TDs and
one fumble on 194 carries. He averaged 11.6 yards per carry en route to
helping Bradford make the playoffs for the first time since 1982 and
record its first winning season since 1997.


Week 4: Nick Renzetti, Westerville South (Vote Here)

The senior QB earned Week 4 POW honors after connecting with Torrodd
Carter for a school-record 99-yard TD pass as part of a 365-yard effort
in a 28-7 win over Worthington Kilbourne. In a Week 8 win over
Westerville Central, Renzetti had a huge game when he completed 17-of-32
passes for 412 yards and six TDs. In the regular season, Renzetti
completed 186-of-325 passes for 3,022 yards and 33 TDs.


Week 5: Kale Huss, Mansfield Madison (Vote Here)

The senior RB earned Week 5 POW honors after running for a
school-record 312 yards and four TDs on 32 carries in a 49-42 win over
Wooster. He broke the previous record of 271 set by Ed Chelski in 1962.
That was then. Since Week 5, Huss has established new records for
rushing yards in a game twice (ended on 384) and rushing yards in a
single-season (1,802). Heading into a Week 10 showdown with archrival
Mansfield Senior, Huss needed just three yards to break the old
single-season record set by Nate Whitcomb 20 years ago. Huss ended the
night with 297 yards on 36 carries as the Rams beat the Tygers 34-0.
Huss is also the team’s leading tackler (114).


Week 6: Jaylon Brown, St. Clairsville (Vote Here)

The junior RB earned Week 6 POW honors after scoring six TDs in the
Red Devils 58-14 win over Bellaire. Brown ran for 224 yards and five TDs
on 19 carries and caught three passes for 101 yards and another TD.
Brown helped St. Clairsville to a 10-0 record and a D-IV playoff berth
by rushing for 1,210 yards and 24 TDs. He also has three receiving TDs.


Week 7: Tyler Thompson, Johnstown-Monroe (Vote Here)

The senior QB/DB earned Week 7 POW honors after rushing for 219 yards
and four TDs, throwing for a TD and intercepting a pass in a 49-8 win
over Utica. Thompson led the Johnnies to the playoffs and an 8-2 record
by running for 986 yards and 13 TDs. He threw for two TDs and lost just
one fumble in 124 carries. As a DB he had three INTs.


Week 8: Donyelle Simpson, Heath (Vote Here)

The senior RB earned Week 8 POW honors after running for 347 yards
and four TDs on 28 carries in a 42-24 win over Bexley. He also threw a
TD pass. Two weeks later, Simpson carried the ball 26 times for 239
yards and three TDs in a 48-34 loss to Licking Valley. In that game he
also completed 2-of-3 passes for 88 yards and a TD. Simpson finished the
season with 1,981 yards and 19 TDs.


Week 9: Vance Settlemire, Findlay (Vote Here)

The senior RB earned Week 9 POW honors after tying or setting three
school records in a 62-34 win over Toledo St. John’s. Vance set the
Trojans’ single-game (376) and single-season (1,682) rushing records and
tied the school record for rushing TDs in a game (six). It’s the third
time this season Vance scored six TDs in a game. Vance, who carried the
ball 25 times against TSJ, also had 28 yards receiving to give him 404
total yards. The old Findlay single-season rushing record of 1,584 was
set by Shaun Ball in 1997. In Week 10, Settlemire ran for five TDs and
209 yards in a 48-13 win over Fremont Ross to give him 1,934 yards and
34 TDs for the year.


Week 10: Jared Rettig, Millbury Lake (Vote Here)

The sophomore QB earned POW honors in Week 10 after accounting for
660 yards and eight TDs in a 63-42 win over Woodmore. Rettig completed
31-of-48 passes for 543 yards and six TDs and ran for 106 yards and two
TDs. In seven full games this season (he missed the majority of three
due to injury), Rettig threw for 2,823 yards and 32 TDs. In a Week 6 win
over Elmwood, Rettig threw for 606 yards and seven TDs. The 606 yards
is the fourth most in a game in state history.


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