You vote, you decide...who had Ohio’s best player performance this past week? 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 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 Player of the Week
Week 10 Nominees
*Ethan Fremder, Piketon (VOTE)
Senior RB ran for 461 yards (12th highest tally in state history) and scored five TDs on 51 carries in a 56-26 win over Chillicothe Southeastern.
*Dusty Hayes, Alter (VOTE)
Senior QB carried the ball 30 times for a school-record 402 yards and six TDs in a 42-21 win over Chaminde Julienne.
*Matt Lowry, Rocky River (VOTE)
Senior QB completed 16-of-23 passes for 232 yards and five TDs and ran for 166 yards and one TD in a 49-21 win over Elyria Catholic. Lowery’s five TD passes enabled him to break the school record for passing TDs in a season with 32.
*Richard Worship, Valley Forge (VOTE)
Senior RB and Purdue recruit ran for 357 yards and six TDs in a 57-0 win over Normandy.
*Maurice Thomas, Talawanda (VOTE)
Senior RB had his eighth 200-yard or better game of the season en route to leading the Braves to their first playoff berth since 2000 with a 28-13 win over Hamilton Ross. Talawanda won has won five straight. Thomas ran for 212 yards and four TDs against Ross and finishes the regular season with 2,561 yards and 36 TDs.
*Emmanuel Mogolu, Findlay (VOTE)
Junior RB set the school single-game rushing record when he ran for 392 yards and four TDs on 32 carries in a 41-13 win over Toledo St. Francis.
*Jeremy Larkin, LaSalle (VOTE)
Junior RB set two more program records – career rushing yards (2,213) and single-season rushing TDs (23) – when he ran for 200 yards and three TDs on nine carries in a 56-35 win over Elder. Larkin has also set program records for single-season rushing yards (1,547), single-season total TDs (25) and single-season total points scored (152).
*Lane Bishop, North Baltimore (VOTE)
QB accounted for 529 yards of offense and seven TDs in a 54-20 win over Vanlue. He completed nine-of-17 passes for 294 yards and three TDs and ran the ball 15 times for 235 yards and four TDs. He also tied a state record for the longest rushing TD with a 99-yard fourth quarter TD run.
*Parker Carmichael, Triway (VOTE)
Senior QB accounted for seven TDs in a 58-15 win over Canton Timken to set the Wayne/Holmes County-area single-season total TD record with 64 (in just 10 games). The previous record of 59 was set by Norwayne’s Adam Wallace in 15 games in 2011. Carmichael completed 20-of-27 passes for 241 yards and four TDs and ran eight times for 39 yards and three TDs…all in the first half. He did not play in the second half.
*Larry Scott, Hubbard (VOTE)
Senior RB and Michigan State recruit set the Mahoning Valley career rushing record and Hubbard’s single-season rushing record with a 230-yard, two-TD performance (on 34 carries) in a 36-13 win over Struthers. Scott has 6,763 career rushing yards (broke old record of 6,619 set by Howland’s DeVeon Smith in 2012) and has rushed for 2,274 this season.
Week 10 Honor Roll
Malik Harrison, Walnut Ridge
QB accounted for 434 yards and six TDs in a 61-26 win over Columbus Independence. Ran for 269 yards and four TDs on 19 carries and passed for 165 yards and two TDs.
Gunner Johnson, Mohawk
Senior RB needed 43 yards to set the program’s career rushing record and got 116 in a 41-8 loss to Buckeye Central. Finished his career with 3,829 yards.
Brandon Short, Millbury Lake
Junior RB only played the first half but ran for 305 yards and four TDs on 14 carries in a 41-8 win over Fostoria.
Ridge Reed, Carlisle
RB ran for 282 yards and five TDs in a 53-6 win over Dixie.
Jesse Beverly, Delta
RB ran for 288 yards and four TDs on 30 carries in a 27-11 win over Swanton.
Darryn Jordan, Cincinnati Country Day
Junior RB scored five TDs (four rushing, one receiving) in a 41-0 win over New Miami.
Joe Penna, Walsh Jesuit
RB ran for 303 yards and three TDs and had a receiving TD in a x-x win over Lake Catholic.
Jordan Leasure, Amanda-Clearcreek
RB set a school record with 284 yards rushing and three TDs on 35 carries in a 35-6 win over Circleville.
Brandon Powers, Liberty Union
RB ran for 324 yards and scored four TDs (three rushing, one punt return) in a 34-14 win over Fairfield Union.
Michael Church, Elyria
Had three interceptions in a 50-20 win over Medina.