If you had to create an all-star team from Ohio to play in a national tournament, who would you want suiting up? This is our roster and reserves – The fourth annual JJHuddle All-Ohio Football Team. This team covers all-divisions…who made it?
Today we release the fourth annual JJHuddle All-Ohio Football Team. This team covers all-divisions and can basically be summed up by this: If you had to create an all-star team from Ohio to play in a national
tournament, who would you want suiting up for the Buckeye State? This is our roster and reserves…
As for how this team was selected, we went with the experts: the staff of JJHuddle.com, Bucknuts.com and ScoutingOhio.com.
JJHuddle Ohio HS Football Player of the Year
Mitch Trubisky, Mentor, QB, sr.
There have been some good QBs in Northeastern Ohio, but none have thrown for more yards than Trubisky. The North Carolina recruit capped a stellar career by setting Cleveland-area records for passing yards in a season (4,063) and a career (9,126). Over the last two seasons he’s tossed 83 TDs (41 in 2011 and 42 in 2012). Trubisky’s defining moments came this season with epic performances in back-to-back playoff wins over St. Edward and St. Ignatius. Against St. Edward, Trubisky threw for 476 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 102 yards and two TDs in a 63-56 come-from-behind win (the Cardinals trailed by 21 in the second half). A week later, Trubiksy threw for 411 yards and two TDs and ran for 138 yards and four TDs as Mentor beat defending state champion St. Ignatius, 57-56, in triple OT. Trubisky hit Brandon Fritts with the game-winning 2-point pass to cap the craziness. Think Trubisky’s just a passer? The last two years he’s rushed for 1,510 yards and 30 TDs. Which means…Trubisky accounted for 113 TDs in his last 27 games. Hands down.
2011 JJH Player of the Year: Maty Mauk, Kenton, QB (Missouri)
2010 JJH Player of the Year: Braxton Miller, Wayne, QB (Ohio State)
2009 JJH Player of the Year: Braylen Heard, Youngstown Mooney, RB (Nebraska)
2008 JJH Player of the Year: Erick Howard, North Canton Hoover, RB
2007 JJH Player of the Year: Danny McCarthy, Youngstown Mooney, DB (Notre Dame)
2006 JJH Player of the Year: Brandon Saine, Piqua, RB (Ohio State)
2005 JJH Player of the Year: Ross Homan, Coldwater, LB (Ohio State)
2004 JJH Player of the Year: Tyrell Sutton, Akron Hoban, RB (Northwestern)
2003 JJH Player of the Year: Ted Ginn Jr., Glenville, ATH (Ohio State)
JJHuddle Ohio HS Football Coach of the Year
John Rodenberg, Cincinnati Moeller
In his fifth year as Moeller’s head coach, Rodenberg led the Crusaders to their 8th state title and first since 1985. It was Moeller’s first title game since 1997. Despite lofty preseason goals – Moe was ranked No. 1 in the preseason National Guard JJHuddle D-I Power Poll – the Crusaders lost three of five during a late seaosn stretch. Moeller beat nationally ranked Louisville Trinity in Week 10 to start its season-ending six game win streak. Rodenberg served as head coach at Cincinnati McNicholas, Roger Bacon and Covington (Ky.) Catholic before coming to Moeller.
COY HONORABLE MENTION: Chip Otten, Coldwater; Tim Goodwin, Marion Local; Jerry Bell, Whitmer; Steve Channell, Miamisburg; Greg Dempsey, Toledo Central Catholic; Brett McLean, St. Clairsville; Joe Harbour, Creston Norwayne; Dan McSurely, Clinton-Massie; Curtis Enis, Bradford; Sam Watson, New Lebanon Dixie
2011 JJH Coach of the Year: Maurice Douglass, Trotwood-Madison
2010 JJH Coach of the Year: Dave Tarpley, New Lebanon Dixie
2009 JJH Coach of the Year: Bob Lutz, Ironton