You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best player performance in Week 1? Find out who the nominees for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Football Team 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 2014-2015 school year.
Each week during the football, boys basketball and girls basketball regular and postseasons, 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 a personalized banner, certificate and bracelet from the National Guard and JJHuddle.
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 1 Nominees
The Lakers snapped a 48-game losing streak with a 32-29 win over Bellaire St. John.
St. Marys (VOTE)
The Roughriders snapped a 21-game losing streak in a big way. Under former head coach Doug Frye, who is starting his second tenure at the school, St. Marys racked up 719 yards rushing (and 738 yards total) en route to beating Sidney 71-21. Sophomore Eric Spicer ran for 308 yards and three TDs on 13 carries in the first half. Senior Isaac Fitzgerald added 260 yards and four TDs on 27 carries. He also threw a TD on a fake FG.
The Bengals scored eight first half TDs, including six on one-play drives, en route to a 62-13 win over Normandy that secured the program’s 500th victory. Benedictine is the 37th program in state history to win 500 games.
The Bulldogs made head coach Jon Wallace’s debut a good one with a 40-29 win over Uniontown Lake. It was just the second win for Green in the series since 2008. Seniro Qb John Davies threw for three TDs and ran for another, while senior DB Jeffrey Goodwill had an INT and returned a blocked punt for a TD.
The host Bulldogs beat rival Gallia Academy at home for the first time since 1987 with a convincing 52-0 win. Athens led 45-0 at half and scored TDs on their first right possesions. Senior QB Joe Burrows was 12-of-12 for 289 yards and four TDs. Senior RB Trae Williams ran for 143 yards and three TDs on nine carries.
Canal Winchester (VOTE)
The Indians beat Groveport-Madison 28-19 in a renewed rivalry game last contested 50 years ago. Ahead 21-19 with a minute to go, CW picked up an errant snap on a potential game-winning FG try by Groveport and returned it for a TD to seal the deal. The Indians snapped an 11-game losing streak in doing so and won the inaugural Mayors Trophy.
Lucasville Valley (VOTE)
The Indians ran their regular season win streak to 31 with a 41-40 win over Portsmouth.
Two-time defending state champions opened the season with a 42-0 win over rival Blanchester in the 50th rendition of the Cider Keg Game. Senior Chayse Wolf ran for a 58-yard TD on the first play from scrimmage and finished with 194 yards and three TDs on 30 carries. He also caught a 16-yard TD pass. The win was Massie’s eighth straight in the series.
Pickerington Central (VOTE)
The Tigers opened up the inaugural Backyard Blitz in fashion by beating South Carolina power Goose Creek 14-7. It was just GC’s fourth loss in its last 46 games.
Port Clinton (VOTE)
The Redskins snapped a 19-game losing streak with a 48-25 win over Woodmore.