Eli Gibson highlights Preble Shawnee High SchoolWatch the athlete of the week nominee and senior running back in action against Twin Valley South last week. 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 (two per week) will be announced the next day along with the next week's nominees.
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Last week over 125,000 votes were cast.
Week 1 Ohio HS Athletes of the Week
* Owen Wetherill & Nick Adams, Hardin Northern (Dola) Football (Votes)
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. * Rachel Williamson, Antwerp Volleyball (Votes)
Senior middle hitter had 45 kills and four blocks in a 3-2 win over Miller City.
Week 2 Ohio HS Athlete of the Week Nominations* Eli Gibson, Preble Shawnee (Camden) Football
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.* Fide Valverde-Rivera, Streetsboro Girls Soccer
Junior forward had five goals in a 14-0 win over Akron Springfield and three in an 8-1 win over Firestone. Ohio High School Football Stats* Caden Hostetler, Indian Valley (Gnadenhutten) Football
Junior running back ran for 247 yards and five touchdowns on 18 carries (13.7 yard average) in a 38-32 win over Akron Manchester. * Emily Londot, Utica Volleyball
Sophomore middle-hitter had 86 kills in wins over Johnston-Monroe (40), Heath (22) and Fredericktown (26 and 10 blocks).Ohio High School Volleyball Stats* Becca Smit, New Richmond Girls Soccer
Freshman goalkeeper had 11 saves in a 1-0 shutout win over Clinton-Massie. * Nick Giardina, Pickerington North Football
Senior linebacker registered 19 tackles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss and two sacks in a 35-0 win over Dublin Jerome. Ohio High School Girls Soccer Stats* Lauren Toledo, Canal Winchester Volleyball
Senior had 81 digs in a 3-2 loss to Pickerington North. * Owen Rozanc, Brookside (Sheffield) Boys Soccer
Senior forward had four goals and an assist in a 9-1 win over Lorain and three goals and three assists in a 10-2 win over Oberlin. Ohio High School Boys Soccer Stats* Megan Vayansky, Pickerington North Volleyball
Junior setter had 63 assists in a 3-2 win over Canal Winchester.