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

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 Team of the Week

Week 5 Nominees

Centerville: The Elks headed South – to Florida – and represented Ohio well with a 38-37 double-OT win over previously unbeaten and recent Florida state champ – Naples. Nick Bozzo tied the game with a 19-yard FG at the end of regulation and then booted game-winning PAT in double-OT.

North Ridgeville: Head coach Jeff Riesen won his 200th career game as the Rangers beat Rocky River 76-48. NR, led by Demario McCall, ran for 536 yards. McCall ran for 278 yards and scored five TDs (one on punt return).

Xenia: Heading into its game against Springfield with the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s worst ranked defense (18 out of 18 teams statistically), the Buccaneers responded by forcing eight turnovers (five interceptions), a safety and a defensive TD in a 19-7 win over Wildcats on Homecoming.

Columbus DeSales: The Stallions snapped defending state champion Clinton-Massie’s 19-game win streak with a 21-16 victory. DeSales was outgained 315-195 in total yards, attempted just one pass (that was incomplete) and lost the time of possession battle 41:35-17:25. What they did win was the big play category. DeSales three TDs came on a 77-yard kickoff return and TD runs of 77 and 76 yards.

Watterson: The Eagles snapped a three-game skid and with a 23-20 road win at Cincinnati LaSalle. Despite being held to 143 total yards, the Eagles forced two turnovers, one of which (an interception) was returned 36 yards for a TD by Cody Calhoun. Calhoun also scored on a 37-yard TD reception. Kicker Michael Harper, who missed a potential game-wining PAT in the fourth quarter, booted the game-winning field goal from 32 yards out.

Mansfield Senior: The Tygers remained unbeaten by shutting out previously undefeated Orrville 45-0. Mansfield outgained the Red Riders 467-161 in total yards and was led by Tyquan Vickers who ran for 282 yards and three TDs.

Wayne Trace: The Raiders set a school record for points in a game in 80-0 win over Holgate.

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