Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Player of the Week: Week 7 Finalists…Vote Now!

You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best player performance in Week 7? 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 7 Nominees

Justin Sawmiller, WR, Kenton: Sawmiller set a new national high school record for career receptions in a 48-2 win over Elida. Sawmiller entered the contest with 350 receptions and needed nine to break the mark of 358 set by Davis Howell of Tennessee last season. He caught 12 passes for 156 yards and a TD (and also ran for a TD).  Sawmiller’s 156 yards also pushed his career total to 5,151, which ranks second in Ohio history behind only Sherwood Fairview’s Ben Wonderly who finished with 5,172 yards in 2008.

JaQuan Hardy, RB, Westlake: Ran for seven TDs and 232 yards on 20 carries in 56-55 win over Rocky River.

Travis Baldwin, RB, Utica: Set school record with 471 yards and tied another with six TDs on 22 carries in a 59-38 win over Heath. Scored on runs of 90, 74, 71, 66, 53 and 10 yards.

David Murray, QB, Nordonia: Completed 19-of-29 passes for 418 yards and six TDs in 48-14 win over Tallmadge.

Kaden Sapp, QB, Edon: Completed 11-of-20 passes for 359 yards and five TDs and ran for a TD in 54-7 win over Hilltop.

Logan Stepp, QB, West Jefferson: Set school records for passing yards and total offense (558 yards) in a 38-14 win over Columbus Academy. Stepp completed 28-of-34 passes for 380 yards and four TDs. He ran for 178 yards on 23 carries.

Jake Vormelker, QB, Grand Valley: Ran for 280 yards and five TDs and completed 14-of-20 passes for 175 yards and a TD in 56-40 win over Windham.

Breck Turner, RB, Norwalk: Ran for a school record 287 yards and five TDs on 19 carries in a 51-39 win over Bellevue that snapped a five-year losing streak to the Redmen. Turner, a junior, already owns Norwalk records for season points (145),  career points (229) and career rushing TDs (34).

Matt Blasiole, RB, Uniontown Lake: RB became his school’s all-time leading rusher in a 33-21 win over Perry. Blasiole entered the game tied with Jimmy Luther with 3,073 yards. He ended the night with 132 yards and three TDs on 22 carries, giving him 3,205 career yards.

Hayden Stofcheck, QB, North Union: Accounted for seven TDs in a 54-40 win over Fredericktown. He completed 15-of-19 passes for 430 yards and six TDs and added a 6-yard TD run.



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