You vote, you decide…who was Ohio’s best Team 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 Team 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:
The Yellow Jackets earned Week 1 TOW honors after snapping a 20-game
losing streak with a 10-7 OT win over St. Marys. Ironically, the win
meant Sidney’s last three victories were all in OT, including wins over
Vandalia-Butler and Troy to conclude the 2009 season. Sidney started the
season 2-0 before finishing 4-6. It won its Week 10 game with
The Greyhounds earned Week 2 TOW honors after beating Germantown
Valley View for the first time since 1985 (27 years) and doing it
convincingly, 45-27. Senior QB Luke Bowling threw for 250 yards and
three TDs and ran for 110 yards. He also intercepted three passes and
returned one for a TD in the win over the Spartans. Dixie used a huge
Week 8 win over Milton-Union, 28-27, to propel it to the program’s first
playoff berth ever (D-V Region 20). The Greyhounds 7-3 finish was also
just the school’s second winning season since 1983.
After going 4-36 the last four years, the Vikings won the Week 3 TOW
award after improving 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). The Burg didn’t end
there. Under Chanel, who spent 21 seasons at Trenton Edgewood and led
the Cougars to 10 playoff appearances and the 2003 D-II state final,
Burg notched its first winning season since 2003 by finishing 7-3. The
Vikings finished second in the GWOC South (4-1) behind undefeated
Springboro and were one spot shy of the playoffs at No. 9 in the final
D-I Region 4 computer points.
The Rangers earned Week 4 TOW honors after improving to 4-0 for the
first time since 1975 with a 42-7 win over Logan Elm. The Rangers, who
were attempting to go 5-0 for the first time since 1962, lost to
Circleville in Week 5. Four teams from the Mid-State League Buckeye
Division made the playoffs – Canal Winchester, Circleville, Logan Elm
and Bloom-Carroll – but Hamilton Township , which finished 7-3, didn’t.
The Rangers finished No. 11 in D-II Region 7 computer points.
After going just 2-8 last year, the Tigers earned Week 5 TOW honors
after improving to 4-1 with 36-15 win over previously unbeaten Hamilton
Township. Circleville, which went 10-30 the last four years after going
8-4 in 2007, finished the season 6-4 and earned the program’s first
playoff berth since 2007 (in D-III Region 12).
The Truckers had their first winning season (7-3) since 1977 last
year and earned Week 6 TOW honors after improving to 6-0 with a 49-7 win
at Shelby – their first there since 1988. The win was also Norwalk’s
largest margin of victory over the Whippets in Shelby in the modern era.
WR Jordan Johnson accounted for three TDs three different ways
(passing, receiving and rushing). The Truckers won in Week 7 too before
losing three straight to end the season and finish out of the playoffs
at No. 10 in D-II Region 6.
The Golden Bears earned Week 7 TOW honors by snapping a 12-game
losing streak to Patrick Henry and beating the Patriots for the first
time since 1999 with a 32-28 win. How Bryan got the victory is nothing
short of amazing. Down 28-13 in the fourth quarter, the Golden Bears
rallied with three TDs in the final 5:09 to win the game. Two scores
followed successful onside kickoff attempts. QB Austin Schimmoeller led
the attack by running for two TDs and throwing for two more. Bryan went
on to complete a perfect 10-0 season and win its first Northwest Ohio
Athletic League title since 1986. The Golden Bears also earned the
program’s second playoff berth ever and secured the school’s first ever
home playoff game.
The Cavaliers earned Week 8 TOW honors by continuing their dominating
run with a 27-0 shutout win over Marion Local. Coldwater finished the
season 10-0 and won its first MAC title since 2008 by overwhelming the
opposition. In eight MAC games, Coldwater outscored Versailles, Delphos
St. John’s, Minster, St. Henry, Anna, Marion Local, Parkway and Fort
Recovery 274-32. Coldwater, ranked No. 1 in the Ohio National Guard
JJHuddle D-V Power Poll all season, allowed just 54 points all season en
route to earning the school’s 16th playoff berth in a row. That streak
is now Ohio’s top current streak after Columbus DeSales had its streak
of consecutive playoff berths snapped at 18. Coldwater entered the D-V
Region 20 playoffs looking to make its fourth straight D-V state final.
The Falcons earned Week 9 TOW honors after beating Alter for the
first time ever with a 35-34 win. Fenwick stuffed the Knights on a
2-point conversion to secure the victory. The Falcons finished the
season 8-2 and earned a share of their first ever GCL Divisional title
(North with Alter). Fenwick also beat Chaminade Julienne to record the
first sweep of Alter and CJ in the same season. The Falcons earned the
program’s 15th postseason berth but first since 2004 and advanced to the
D-IV Region 16 playoffs.
The Falcons earned Week 10 TOW honors by becoming just the 19th team
in state history to score over 600 points in a season (and one of the
rare few to do it in 10 games) as they won their seventh straight South
Central Ohio League title with a 76-0 win over East Clinton. After the
regular season, Massie’s 60.6 points per game scoring average was tied
for fourth in state history and is the highest scoring season to date
for a team since Delphos St. John’s averaged 55.8 points in 1998. In
SCOL games alone, Massie outscored its league opponents 455-25 this
year. Since joining the SCOL in 2005, Massie is 47-2 in league play. The
Falcons are riding a 32-game SCOL win streak. K Callum Jones kicked 77
PATs during the regular season, which ranks fifth on the state
single-season record list. Massie advanced to the playoffs (D-IV Region
16) for the 11th straight season.