Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Player of the Week: Week 6 Finalists…Vote Now!

You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best player performance in Week 6? 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.

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 Friday, 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 6 Nominees

Kimu Kim, QB, Canfield: Set a new Ohio state record for rushing touchdowns in a game with nine in a 70-62 double OT win over Niles that snapped the Cardinals 11-game losing streak. Kim also set school-records for rushing yards (497) and carries (52).  His 497 yards is a Mahoning Valley record and ranks fifth in Ohio history. Kim added a 2-point conversion and ended with 56 points – the seventh-most in a single-game in Ohio history.

Kyle Paden, QB, Niles: Set school records for passing yards in a game (505), passing yards in a season (1,826) and touchdown passes in a game (six) in a 70-62 double OT loss to Canfield. He also ran for three TDs and tossed two 2-point conversions, which means he accounted for 58 of Niles’ 62 points. Paden’s 505 yards is a Mahoning Valley record.

Joe Alessi, RB, South Range: Carried the ball 12 times for 340 yards and six TDs (including a 92-yarder) in a 63-35 win over United.

Levi Simpson, QB, New Richmond: Carried the ball 10 times for 135 yards and four TDs, threw for 199 yards and a TD and kicked 10 PATs in 70-20 win over Blanchester.

Isaac Maurer, QB, Granville: Completed 23-of-28 passes for 395 yards and tied his own school-record with seen TD passes in 52-24 win over Watkins Memorial.

John Davies, QB, Green: Completed 22-of-34 passes for 403 yards and five TDs and rushed for 35 yards and a TD.

Matt Lowery, QB, Rocky River: Ran for 224 yards and five TDs and completed 9-of-10 passes for 80 yards and a TD in 49-35 win over Lakewood.

Bradley Novak, QB, North Olmsted: Completed 11-of-12 passes for 200 yards and five TDs and returned a blocked kick 85 yards for a TD in a 41-14 win over Bay.

Kyle Kostoff, K, Cincinnati Northwest: Became school’s all-time leading scorer (138 points) with 36-yard field goal in 51-27 win over Talawanda.

DeShone Kizer, QB, Toledo Central Catholic: Notre Dame commit threw for 288 yards and four TDs and ran for 136 yards and a TD in 41-9 win over Toledo St. Francis.


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