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 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 76,000 votes were cast. Here are this week’s winners…
* Keedrick Cunningham, Fairland (Proctorville) Football
Senior running back carried the ball 16 times for 402 yards and four touchdowns and caught three passes for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 46-28 win over rival Chesapeake.
* Kellee Applegate, Lordstown (Warren) Volleyball
Junior had 34 kills, 20 digs and five blocks in a 3-2 loss to St. John in the D-IV district finals. Had 30 kills, 29 digs and five blocks in a 3-2 win over Mathews in the district semifinals.
* Dezmin Lyburtus, Bellefontaine Football
Senior quarterback accounted for eight touchdowns and over 300 total yards in a 55-38 win over Granville in the D-III, Region 11 playoffs. Completed 10-of-13 passes for 216 yards and four touchdowns and ran the ball 16 times for 102 yards and four touchdowns.
Ohio High School Football Stats
* Blaire Barr, Fairfield Christian Academy (Lancaster) Volleyball
Junior middle hitter had24 kills in a 3-1 D-IV regional final win over Portsmouth Notre Dame. Had 23 kills in a 3-1 regional semifinal win over Monroe Central.
* Riley Cartwright, Olentangy Liberty (Powell) Girls Soccer
Junior goalkeeper made seven saves in a 3-2 D-I regional semifinal win over Hilliard Darby and seven saves in a 2-0 regional final win over Dublin Jerome.
* Sarah Benson, Jackson (Massillon) Volleyball
Senior setter had 53 assists in a D-I regional final win voer Brecksville-Broadview heights. Had 47 assists in a 3-2 regional semifinal win over Riverside.
* Ila Angermeier, Lake Catholic (Mentor) Volleyball
Senior outside hitter had 34 digs and 18 kills in a 3-1 D-II regional final win over Beaumont and 27 digs and 19 kills in a 3-1 regional semifinal win over Marlington.
* Logan Case, Ursuline Academy (Cincinnati) Volleyball
Sophomore setter had 55 assists and 22 digs in a 3-2 D-I regional semifinal win over Mason and 52 assists and 12 digs in a 3-1 regional final win over Mount Notre Dame.
Ohio High School Boys Soccer Stats
* Michael Lowery, Lincoln (Gahanna) Football
Junior quarterback completed 21-of-33 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns and carried the ball seven times for 11 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-37 playoff win over Olentangy Orange.
* Ryan Peltier, Chaminade-Julienne (Dayton) Football
A week after losing to arch rival Alter 34-6, the senior quarterback led the Eagles to a 49-28 win over the Knights in the first round of the playoffs by throwing for 369 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for a touchdown. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak to Alter and was CJ’s first in the postseason since 2011.
* 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.
* Paige Jones, New Bremen Volleyball (Votes)
Senior outside hitter and Michigan recruit had 44 kills as the Cardinals beat Coldwater 3-2 in a match-up of Ohio’s No. 1 Division III and IV teams.
* Megan Brzozowski, Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills) Volleyball (Votes)
Junior setter had 67 assists in a 3-2 win over Stow Munroe-Falls.
* Phoebe Jackson, Woodmore (Elmore) Girls Soccer (Votes)
Sophomore goalkeeper made 14 saves in a 2-0 shutout win over Genoa. Also had 14 saves in a 2-2 tie with Lake.
* Camryn Jarrett, United (Hanoverton) Volleyball (Votes)
Senior had 37 kills, four blocks and 19 digs in a 3-2 win over Columbiana. Also added 26 kills, seven blocks and 11 digs in a 3-2 win over Canton South and 24 kills and 17 digs in a 3-0 win over East Plaestine.
* Julia Frank, Berkshire (Burton) Girls Soccer (Votes)
Junior had five goals and three assists in an 8-0 win over Crestwood. Also had four goals and an assist in a 6-1 win over Beachwood and a goal and three assists in a 12-0 win over Conneaut.
* Mark Waid, Girard Football
Junior completed 12-of-23 passes for 420 yards and six touchdowns in a 66-6 win over Newton Falls. Has thrown for 2,210 yards, 25 touchdowns and just two interceptions for the undefeated Indians. Has also rushed for 831 yards and 14 touchdowns.
* Cat Lillibridge & Asya Martin, Berkshire (Burton) Girls Soccer
Lillibridge, a senior goalkeeper, leads Ohio with a 0.322 goals against average (per MaxPreps stats). She has 16 shutouts over the last two seasons, including six this year. She also has a goal and assist on the season. Martin is three-year senior captain sweeper who has been key in the six shutouts this season. She has two goals and three assists this year.
* Jaron Sharp, Kenton Football
Junior quarterback completed 27-of-41 passes for 449 yards and four touchdowns and ran 17 times for 115 yards and four touchdowns in a 51-50 loss to Elida. Has thrown for 3,105 yards and 26 touchdowns and rushed for 1,032 yards and 14 touchdowns this season.