Election Special! National Guard JJHuddle Player and Team of the Year: Vote Now!

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

You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best performances this Year? Find out who the nominees for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Football Player & Team of the Year awards are and how to pick the winner. The choices are impressive…


The regular season competition for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio HS Football Team and Player Of the Week is over. Now it’s time to decide the Team and Player of the Year. During the regular season, over 200,000 votes were cast in the weekly competitions, which generated our 20 finalists for the year-end awards. Here’s who won what in Weeks 1-10 and who You Can Vote for:

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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: 

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*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.

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*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.

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*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).

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*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.

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*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.

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*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).

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*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.

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*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.

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*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.

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*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.

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*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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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:

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*Week 1: Sidney (Vote Here)

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 Greenville 38-0.

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*Week 2: New Lebanon Dixie (Vote Here)

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.

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*Week 3: Miamisburg (Vote Here)

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.

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*Week 4: Hamilton Township (Vote Here)

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.

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*Week 5: Circleville (Vote Here)

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).

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*Week 6: Norwalk (Vote Here)

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.

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*Week 7: Bryan (Vote Here)

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.

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*Week 8: Coldwater (Vote Here)

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.

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*Week 9: Fenwick (Vote Here)

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.

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*Week 10: Clinton-Massie (Vote Here)

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.

 

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