You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best individual performance this past week?
MaxPreps and JJHuddle are proud to announce that they will again sponsor an athlete of the week during the 2017-18 school year.
Each week during the season (regular and post), there will be a fan-generated contest to tab two weekly winners. Each winner will receive awards (bracelets and certificates). Football, girls and boys soccer and volleyball athletes will be eligible for the award.
How does it work?
Nominees will be selected from statistics submitted on MaxPreps. Coaches who do not have current access may request their free account here. Stats must be entered on MaxPreps to make players eligible for the Athlete of the Week awards. We will announce the weekly finalists on MaxPreps and JJHuddle every Tuesday and voting will be conducted in a special poll. Voting will cease at noon on Mondays. The winners (2-3 per week) will be announced the next day along with the next week’s nominees.
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Last week over 93,000 votes were cast. Four nominees had almost 25-percent of the vote each, so for the firs .
* Mike Hoying, Fort Loramie Football
Senior running back/linebacker ran for a 101 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries, caught a 24-yard touchdown pass, scored two 2-point conversions and had eight tackles and an interception in a 46-0 win over Twin Valley South.
* Gaven Anderson, Riverside (De Graff) Football
Senior fullback and linebacker carried the ball 10 times for 226 yards (averaged 26.6 yards per carry) and three touchdowns in a 48-6 win over Waynesfield-Goshen. Also had six tackles, including three for loss.
* Eduardo Hernandez, Grand Valley (Orwell) Football
Senior running back carried the ball eight times for 169 yards and four touchdowns and caught an eight-yard touchdown pass in a 64-16 win over Newbury. The week prior, Hernandez carried the ball three times for 135 yards (averaged 45 yards per carry) and three touchdowns in a 63-13 win over Chalker.
Ohio High School Boys Soccer Stats
* Owen Wetherill & Nick Adams, Hardin Northern (Dola) Football (Votes)
Duo dominated in a 57-35 win over Arcadia. Wetherill, a freshman quarterback and linebacker, completed 18-of-31 passes for 329 yards and six touchdowns and had 12 tackles, including three tackles-for-loss and two sacks. Adams, a junior running back, carried the ball 12 times for 100 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 146 yards and three more touchdowns.
* Jacob Denlinger, Twin Valley South (West Alexandria) Boys Soccer (Votes)
Senior goalkeeper made 17 saves in a 4-0 shutout win over Middletown Madison. Also had 16 saves in a 3-1 loss to Miami Valley.
* Eli Gibson, Preble Shawnee (Camden) Football (Votes)
Senior running back averaged 9.5 yards per carry and churned out 334 yards (and two touchdowns) on 35 carries in a 30-7 win over Twin Valley South. That followed up a 234-yard, three touchdown performance in a 32-14 Week 1 win over National Trail where he averaged 13 yards on 18 carries.
* Nick Sparr and Austin Davis, Triway (Wooster) Football (Votes)
Senior pass-catch combo shined in a 41-14 win over Waynedale. Sparr completed 17-of-20 passes for 348 yards and five touchdowns, while Davis had seven catches for 202 yards and three touchdowns.
* Tino Kusic and Jeremiah Booker, Bridgeport Football
Pass-catch dup dominated in a 52-0 win over Paden City (WV). Kusic completed 14-of-20 passes for 440 yards and seven touchdowns, while, Booker had seven catches for 284 yards and 4 touchdowns.
* Halie Sciury, Sandy Valley (Magnolia) Girls Soccer
Senior had six goals in an 8-0 win over Akron North, three goals in a 6-3 loss to Harrison Central and two goals in a 2-2 tie with Kingsway Christian.