Top 25 high school football rankings
A look at this week's Xcellent 25 high school football rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
Who had Ohio's best individual performances? You vote, you decide
MaxPreps is proud to again sponsor the Ohio Athlete of the Week awards during the 2018-19 school year.
Each week during the season (regular and post), there will be a fan-generated contest to tab weekly winners. Each winner receives an award patch for their varsity jacket and a digital badge (below) on their MaxPreps player page.
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Last week over 30,000 votes were cast! Here are the latest winners and the next round of nominees...
Week 6 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Jacob Shackelford, Keystone (La Grange) Football
quarterback ran for 293 yards and five touchdowns on 20 carries and
completed 10-of-24 passes for 177 yards in a 46-42 win over Black River.
* Baron May, New Philadelphia Football
quarterback earns second straight nomination after accounting for seven
touchdowns in a 62-33 win over Cambridge. Completed 16-of-27 passes for
267 yards and six touchdowns and carried the ball eight times for 65
yards and a touchdown.
Week 7 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Nominees
* Tyriana Settles, Fostoria Volleyball
Senior captain and outside hitter tied her own school record for kills in a game (46) and in the process became just the third player in state history to surpass 2,000-career kills in a win over Rossford. Currently has 2,0006 career kills.
* Sam Seeker, Tallmadge Football
Senior quarterback has accounted for 962 total yards the last two weeks in wins over Kent Roosevelt (48-32) and Copley (41-20). Had 477 yards against Roosevelt (355 passing and 122 rushing) and 485 yards against Copley (191 passing and 294 rushing). Had seven touchdowns in the two games (four passing., three rushing).
2018 Ohio High School Football Statewide Stat Leaders
* Sydney Starr and Gemma Downs, Harrison Central (Cadiz) Girls Soccer
Senior captains had huge games in a 6-4 win over Steubenville Catholic Central. Starr had five goals, while Downs had five assists and a goal. Both added a goal and assist in a 3-1 win over Coshocton.
* Karagyn Durco, Rossford Volleyball
Junior captain and setter had 203 assists last week as the Bulldogs went 4-1. She had 61 assists in a win over Evergreen and 54 in a win over Elmwood.
2018 Ohio High School Volleyball Statewide Stat Leaders
* Zachry Warmbrod, Hardin Northern (Dola) Football
Junior linebacker was in on 22 tackles, including 17 solo, in a 54-43 loss to Elgin.
* Colt Jennings, Padua Franciscan (Parma) Football
Senior defensive end had nine tackles, including six tackles-for-loss, in a 24-7 win over Walsh Jesuit.
2018 Ohio High School Boys Soccer Statewide Stat Leaders* Dylan Huff, Crestview (Columbiana) Football
Senior captain and quarterback carried the ball 24 times for 268 yards and four touchdowns in a 36-21 win over Magnolia (WV). Also had an interception as a defensive back. * Justin Brown, Miami East (Casstown) Football
Senior defensive back had three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown in s 63-0 win over Bradford.
Week 1 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Zoiee Smith, Waverly Girls Soccer* Gio Thomas, Washington (Washington Courthouse) Football
Sophomore had hat-tricks (three goals) in wins over Washington Courthouse, Piketon and Logan Elm.
Sophomore quarterback completed 20-of-34 passes for 403 yards and six touchdowns in a 58-42 win over Blanchester.
Week 2 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Joel Lambiotte, Fairland (Proctorville) Football
A week after throwing four six touchdowns in a win over Tolsia (WV), the senior quarterback threw for four more, including the game-winner to Gavin Hunt with 38 seconds left, in a 35-31 win over Athens.
* Davion Daniels, Hubbard Football
Senior quarterback carried the ball 23 times for 223 yards and three touchdowns and completed 9-of-10 passes for 116 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-32 win over Girard.
Week 3 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Cameron Blair & Dante Tucci, Sandy Valley (Magnolia) Football
Tandem came up huge in a 50-29 win over Tuscarawas Valley. Blair, a sophomore quarterback, completed 23-of-34 passes for 362 yards and six touchdowns. Through three games he's tossed 12 TDs and zero interceptions. Tucci, a senior receiver, caught nine passes for 210 yards and four touchdowns.
Week 4 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Emma Ludwig, East Liverpool Volleyball
Junior middle hitter and captain had 16 blocks and 12 kills in a 3-1 win over previously unbeaten and state-ranked Columbiana Crestview.
* Chase Franken, Columbiana Football
Junior receiver caught five passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-14 win over Leetonia. Has 21 receptions for 589 yards and six touchdowns through four games.
Week 5 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Alyssa Otto, St. Clairsville Girls Soccer
scored six goals (for the third time this season) in a 7-0 win over
East Liverpool to give her 135 for her career, which ranks sixth
all-time in OHSAA history. * Rob Graves, Cuyahoga Falls Football
running back carried the ball 32 times for 257 yards and four
touchdowns in a 44-31 win over Brecksville-Broadview Heights.
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