Grand Valley’s Vormelker, Bellaire win Week 7 National Guard Football Awards

The Week 7 competition for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio HS Football Team and Player Of the Week is over. And it was a heated one. It was also one that’s going to change the voting process moving forward. When next week’s poll is conducted, people will still be able to vote as many times as they want (to show support for their community, team and player), but verification will be required. That being said, this week’s votes (over 175,000 of them!) have been cast and this week’s winners are…


ONG JJH Ohio Player of the Week

Week 7 Winner: 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.

Week 7 Runner-Up: 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.

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: Joe Alessi, South Range & Levi Simpson, New Richmond
Week 7: Jake Vormelker, Grand Valley
Week 8: TBA
Week 9: TBA
Week 10: TBA


ONG JJH Ohio Team of the Week

Week 7 Winner: 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.

Week 7 Runner-Up: 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.

Week 1: Toledo Woodward
Week 2: Manchester
Week 3: Chillicothe
Week 4: Fort Loramie
Week 5: Columbus DeSales
Week 6: Bryan & Sidney
Week 7: Bellaire
Week 8: TBA
Week 9: TBA
Week 10: TBA


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


*Make Nominations for Week 8 Awards Now: Click Here.


One thought on “Grand Valley’s Vormelker, Bellaire win Week 7 National Guard Football Awards

  1. Kenneth Lawrence

    If this was only one vote per person then only the biggest communities would win each week. This week showed that 2 small school athletes really had the support of their communities which tells a lot about their communities and the quality of the person that the football player is.


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