Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Player of the Week: Week 5 Finalists…Vote Now!

You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best player performance in Week 5? Find out who the nominees for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Football Player of the Week are here and how to pick the winner. The choices are impressive…

JJHuddle is proud to announce that the Ohio National Guard will again sponsor the ONG JJHuddle Player and Team of the Week awards in Football and Basketball during the 2013-2014 school year.

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 and Player of the Week. Each weekly winner will receive an award (a banner) from the National Guard. At the end of the year, the weekly winners will be entered into a competition for the Team and Player of the Year.

How it works?
A thread soliciting nominations will be posted in the JJHuddle Football Forums each week. Fans will then nominate top performances. We will announce the 10 weekly finalists on JJHuddle every Monday and voting will be conducted in a special JJHuddle forum. Voting will cease at noon on Thursday, after which the winners will be announced.

Winners receive a personalized banner suitable for hanging from the Ohio National Guard.

Ohio National Guard JJH Player of the Week

Week 5 Nominees

Garrett Griffin, QB, National Trial: Junior QB tied a state record with nine TDs passes in a 67-30 win over Ansonia. Griffin also ran for a TD to account for 10 total. He completed 23-of-38 for 455 yards and ran eight times for 68 yards. Griffin also returned three kicks for 67 yards, had three tackles on defense and an interception.

Heath Wiseman, WR, Athens: Sophomore caught 12 passes for 270 yards and six TDs in 55-46 win over Fairland. The six TD catches in a game ties the state record.

Joe Burrow, QB, Athens: Junior completed 28-of-37 attempts for 492 yards and eight TDs in 55-46 win over Fairland. The eight TDs in a game ties Burrow, the son of Ohio University defensive coordinator Jimmy Burrow, for No. 2 on Ohio’s all-time list.

Ryan Maniaci, QB, Marion Pleasant: Senior QB set a school record for passing yards in a game (in just the first half) with 374 in a 67-7 win over Cardington-Lincoln. Maniaci also threw seven first half TD passes.

Jared Rettig, QB, Millbury Lake: Accounted for seven TDs in 63-34 win over Woodmore. Rettig completed 20-of-23 passes for 340 yards and six TDs and ran for a 44-yard TD.

Lamar Carswell, RB, Toledo St. Francis: Ran for 402 yards and four TDs and returned a kickoff 97 yards for a TD in 72-61 win over Lima Senior.

Hunter Wells, QB, Fairless: Youngstown State commit became Stark County’s all-time leader is passing yards, completions and attempts in 29-26 loss to Triway. Wells was 21-of-36 for 357 yards and two TDs. He now has thrown for 6,342 yards.

Kiylan Bugg, RB, Oberlin: Ran for 426 yards and three TDs and returned a kickoff for a TD in 43-35 win over Firelands.

Axel Bueter, RB, Wauseon: Ran 18 times for a school-record 335 yards and five TDs in 38-6 win over Liberty Center.

Darien Miller, RB, Westerville South: Ran 22 times for 306 yards and six TDs in 52-48 loss to Hilliard Bradley.

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