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 Team of the Week
Week 7 Nominees
Athens: The Bulldogs improved to 7-0 by opening up a 77-7 halftime lead over Alexander. Athens scored TDs on all 11 first half possessions and had 655 yards in the first two quarters. QB Joe Burrow was 11-of-11 for 282 yards and five TDs. Trae Williams ran for 253 yards and three TDs on eight carries. Neither played after half. Athens has won 26 of its last 27 regular season games, including 16 straight.
Covington: Buccaneers beat their second straight undefeated team and ran their Cross County Conference win streak to 35 games with a 34-0 win over rival Miami East. The Buccs defense shutout a Viking offense that had been averaging 41.8 points per game and limited them to 109 total yards. The Covington offense ran for 393 yards, led by A.J. Ouellette who had 268 yards and four TDs on 21 carries. He also kicked two FGs.
Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary: The Irish trailed Dayton Thurgood Marshall 12-7 in the third quarter before scoring 34 unanswered points in a 41-12 win. Running back and Ohio State recruit Parris Campbell led the charge by running for 202 yards and three TDs on seven carries. One of his TD runs went for 98 yards, which is tied for the second longest TD run in state history. The Irish’s first four scoring drives lasted 44, 69, 34 and 13 seconds. They also scored on a 70-yard INT return.
Toledo Central Catholic: The Irish scored 18 seconds into the game and never stopped, beating Findlay 69-3. TCC had 678 yards of offense. Sophomore RB Tra’Von Wade ran for 170 yards and four TDs on 11 carries. Senior QB and Notre Dame recruit DeShone Kizer completed 13-of-16 passes for 229 yards and two TDs. Neither played in the second half. Defensively, the Irish forced four turnovers, held Findlay to 42 total yards, including minus-26 rushing.
Bellaire: The Big Reds snapped St. Clairsville’s 17-game regular season win streak with a 38-28 win. Bellaire had 565 yards of offense, with 327 of it coming surprisingly on the ground. Brandon Laughman, who sat out the first five games of the season after transferring from Martins Ferry, ran for 215 yards on 22 carries. He ran for 165 yards on 11 carries in last week’s win over Indian Creek. Bellaire QB Spencer Badia completed 16-of-23 passes for 238 yards and four TDs. He now has 6,876 career yards.
Mechanicsburg: The Indians snapped West Liberty-Salem’s 32-game regular season win streak with a 32-22 win over the Tigers. It was the Burg’s first win over WLS since 2008. Brandon Purk caught two TD passes and kicked two FGs for the Indians.
Moeller: Senior QB Gus Ragland threw for three TDs and ran for another as the Crusaders beat Elder 35-14 to win their 26th Greater Catholic League South Division title and second outright title in three years.
Licking Heights: The Hornets won their 19th straight regular season game with a 27-26 OT win against Granville. LH ran for 418 yards on 72 carries.