You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best team performance this past week? 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 11 (Regional Quarterfinal) Nominees
Dublin Scioto (VOTE)
The Irish made their regional opener memorable for more reasons than one when they secured head coach Karl Johnson career win No. 100 with a 38-14 victory over Teays Valley in D-II.
Dublin Coffman (VOTE)
The Shamrocks snapped a three-game losing streak to Hilliard Davidson in the playoffs and beat the Wildcats in the postseason for the first time since 2003 with a 14-10 come-from-behind win. Coffman scored the winning TD on a 48-yard pass with 4:32 left and couldn’t celebrate until the Wildcats last pass was knocked down in the end zone with 3.3 seconds remaining.
The Yellow Jackets handed Massillon Washington its worst loss in over 80 years with a 56-7 win in D-II. The Yellow Jackets received big games from QB Gus Dimmerling (four TDs and 302 yards rushing) and their defense (five turnovers, two TD returns). The loss was Massillon worst since 1931 (lost 68-0 to Steubenville Wells).
The Fliers trailed 33-7 with four minutes left in the third quarter before rallying for a stunning 41-33 win over Mansfield Madison in D-III. QB Eric Baker threw all four of his TD passes in the second half and finished 15-of-28 for 368 yards. WRs Eric Wiseman (six catches, 166 yards, two TDs) and Collin Rieman (five receptions, 136 yards, two TDs) did the damage. The Fliers had 499 yards of offense.
Paint Valley (VOTE)
The Bearcats forced six turnovers (and scored 26 points off them) in a 38-7 win over Tuscarawas Central Catholic in D-VII. It was the program’s first postseason win since 2003.
The Wildcats trailed 29-0 late in the second quarter before rallying for a 37-36 win over host Lima Senior in D-II. Senior QB Jake Weber scored the game-winning TD on a 1-yard run as time expired. The Wildcats had 495 yards. Weber was responsible for 328.
The Indians, a former state champion, won their first playoff game this century and remained unbeaten with a 9-7 victory over Genoa in d-IV. The game was decided with 13 seconds left when Wauseon’s Peyton Shadbolt blocked a 36-yard FG attempt by Genoa’s All-Ohio kicker Cody Pickard.
Lakota West (VOTE)
Heading into Week 10, Lakota West was 4-5 and needed to beat archrival and 8-1 Lakota East to make the D-I playoffs. The Firebirds did so and managed to sneak into the postseason. For an encore West went out and became the first 16th seed to beat a No. 1 seed with a 21-15 victory over previously unbeaten Centerville. Stunning. The Firebirds stopped the Elks on fourth-and-goal twice inside the 1-yardline. Did we mention it’s the program’s first playoff win and sets up a rematch with East in next week’s regional semifinals? Yep.
The Red Devils did something that only one other school has ever done – they beat a Midwest Athletic Conference team in the regional quarterfinals. Arlington upended Delphos St. John’s 28-0 in D-VII. How rare is that? With Coldwater (V), Marion Local (VII) and Fort Recovery (VII) wining Saturday, the MAC is now 56-2 all-time in regional quarterfinals against non-MAC opponents.
Jamestown Greeneview (VOTE)
The Rams completed a rare trifecta when they played in their first playoff game, hosted their first playoff game and won their first playoff game with a 35-14 victory over Mariemont in D-V.
Week 11 (Regional Quarterfinal) Honorable Mention
The Wildcats win over Elyria in D-I was head coach Chuck Kyle’s 316th which moves him into seventh place on Ohio’s all-time career wins list.
A week after losing to Kenton Ridge at home and being denied a share of the CBC title, the Red Devils went to KR and blasted the Cougars 42-8 in the D-III rematch.
The Leopards were dominant in a 62-7 win over Gilmour Academy in D-VII. The Leopards ran for 384 yards, didn’t complete a pass and had eight sacks on defense. Individually, QB Lynn Bowden ran 13 times for 232 yards and four TDs, while RB Ben Phillips returned two punts for TDs, ran for a TD and had two INTs on defense.
In first playoff appearance picked up first playoff win with a 49-39 victory over Lima Central Catholic in D-VI
The Cougars won their first playoff game since 2003 with a 39-20 win over Bexley in D-IV.
The Golden Eagles won their first playoff game since 2001 with an 18-13 win over Bellefontine in D-III.
After starting 0-3, the Cardinals won their eighth straight game with a 28-7 win at Hilliard Darby in D-I. Colerain scored on its first three possessions and outgained Darby 247-65 in the first half.
The Rams returned four interceptions for TDs in a 55-13 win over Western Brown in D-III.
The Bobcats rallied from a 21-7 halftime deficit to beat Monroe Central 31-29 in D-VI on Leo Readey’s 20-yard FG with 44 seconds left.