National Trail’s Griffin, Columbus DeSales win Week 5 National Guard Football Awards

The Week 5 competition for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio HS Football Team and Player Of the Week is over. And it was a heated one. The votes (over 140,000 of them!) have been cast and this week’s winners are…

ONG JJH Ohio Player of the Week

Week 5 Winner: 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.

Week 5 Runner-Up: Axel Bueter, RB, Wauseon

Ran 18 times for a school-record 335 yards and five TDs in 38-6 win over Liberty Center.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
Week 1: Cody Thompson, Huron
Week 2: Casey Gose, Genoa
Week 3: Jack Schaaf, Springboro
Week 4: Logan Piccirillo, Liberty Union
Week 5: Garrett Griffin, National Trail
Week 6: TBA
Week 7: TBA
Week 8: TBA
Week 9: TBA
Week 10: TBA

ONG JJH Ohio Team of the Week

Week 4 Winner: 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.

Week 4 Runner-Up: 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.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
Week 1: Toledo Woodward
Week 2: Manchester
Week 3: Chillicothe
Week 4: Fort Loramie
Week 5: Columbus DeSales
Week 6: TBA
Week 7: TBA
Week 8: TBA
Week 9: TBA
Week 10: TBA

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*Each Winner will receive a personalized banner from the Ohio National Guard & JJHuddle.

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