Bucknuts & JJHuddle Ohio HS Weekly Awards
This fall we are pleased to announce that JJHuddle and Bucknuts have partnered together to award weekly player and team of the week honors in girls golf, boys golf, boys soccer, girls soccer, volleyball, boys cross country, girls cross country and girls tennis.
Each week (regular and postseason) during the fall sports seasons, we will hold a fan-generated contest on JJHuddle to tab a weekly Team and Player of the Week in each sport. Each weekly winner will receive a personalized award from JJHuddle and Bucknuts.
How it works?
A thread soliciting nominations will be posted/stuck in each sports JJHuddle Forum each week. Fans will then nominate top performances. We will announce the weekly finalists (up to 10) 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.
Vote Now on this week’s nominess…
WEEK 12 BOYS SOCCER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Samuel Paul, Mansfield Christian (VOTE)
Junior scored two goals in the D-IV state final, including the game-winner in OT as the Flames beat Grandview Heights 4-3.
John Dildner, St. Ignatius (VOTE)
Junior scored both goals in the Wildcats 2-1 D-I state final win over Olentangy Liberty.
Ryan Cannon, Columbus DeSales (VOTE)
Senior MF scored the game-winning goal in the Stallions 1-0 OT victory over Bay in the D-II state final.
Joey Tallarico, Olentangy Liberty (VOTE)
Senior F scored his third straight game-winning goal when he knocked home a shot with 9:20 left in the first half to give the Patriots a 1-0 lead over Beavercreek in the D-I state semifinals. Liberty won 2-0. Also scored Liberty’s goal in a 2-1 state final loss to St. Ignatius.
Ryan McHugh, Grandview Heights (VOTE)
Senior scored two second half goals, including the one that forced OT, as the Bobcats rallied from a 3-0 halftime deficit to for extra minutes in the D-IV state final. GH lost 4-3 to Mansfield Christian.
J.P. Baughman, Columbus DeSales (VOTE)
GK made four saves, including a diving stop on a penalty kick with less than 10 minutes to play, to help the Stallions shut out rival Watterson 1-0 in the D-II state semifinals.
Alex Hasse, Grandview Heights (VOTE)
Scored a goal and assisted on the other in a 2-0 win over two-time defending state champion Summit Country Day in the D-III state semifinals.
WEEK 12 BOYS SOCCER TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Cleveland St. Ignatius (VOTE)
The Wildcats handed nationally ranked Copley its first loss of the season 1-0 in a D-I state semifinal. The encore? The program’s sixth state title. Ignatius beat Olentangy Liberty 2-1 in the state final to become the first boys program in state history with six state titles. Dayton Carroll has five. The Wildcats finished the season 20-2-1.
Mansfield Christian (VOTE)
A year after finishing state runner-up, the Flames won the D-III state title with a 4-3 OT win over Grandview Heights. MC led 3-0 at halftime.
Columbus DeSales (VOTE)
The Stallions won their first state title since 2009 with a 1-0 OT win over Bay in the D-II state final. It was a rematch of the 2009 final that DeSales won 1-0. The Stallions beat archrival Watterson by a goal for the second time this season in the state semifinals. The Stallions 14 state tournament appearances is tied for the most ever with Bay and North Olmsted.
Grandview Heights (VOTE)
The Bobcats advanced to their first state final by beating two-time defending state champion Summit Country Day 2-0 in the D-III state semifinals. Grandview Heights fell in the state final 4-3 in OT to Mansfield Christian. The Bobcats trailed 3-0 at halftime before scoring three second half goals and forcing OT.
Making their record-tying 14th state tournament appearance, the Rockets finished D-II state runner-up when they fell 1-0 in OT to Columbus DeSales in the final. Bay beat CVCA 3-1 in the state semifinal meeting that featured teams with a combined five state titles and 24 state tournament berths.