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 100,000 votes were cast! Here are the latest winners and the next round of nominees...
Week 4 Ohio High Shool Athletes of the Week* Emma Ludwig, East Liverpool Volleyball
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
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 Shool Athlete of the Week Nominees
* Trevor Bycznski, Berea-Midpark (Berea) Football
Senior quarterback and Rice University recruit set the school record and recorded the 14th highest total in OHSAA history with 550 passing yards in a 45-38 loss to Steele. Bycznski completed 30-of-44 passes for three touchdowns and also ran for a touchdown.
* Alyssa Otto, St. Clairsville Girls Soccer
Senior 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.
2018 Ohio High School Football Statewide Stat Leaders
* Rob Graves, Cuyahoga Falls Football
Junior running back carried the ball 32 times for 257 yards and four touchdowns in a 44-31 win over Brecksville-Broadview Heights.
* Michele Rabbitt, Jackson (Massillon) Volleyball
Senior outside hitter had back-to-back 30-kill games in wins over Lake and GlenOak. Has 279 kills on the season.
2018 Ohio High School Volleyball Statewide Stat Leaders
* Baron May, New Philadelphia Football
Junior quarterback carried the ball 28 times for 232 yards and three touchdowns and completed 14-of-28 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-21 win over Canton Central Catholic.
* Kenzie Brookover, Smithville Volleyball
Senior captain and setter had back-to-back 54-assist games in a loss to Waynedale and a win over Rittman.
2018 Ohio High School Boys Soccer Statewide Stat Leaders* Bryce Toomire, Clay (Portsmouth) Boys Soccer
Junior had his second hat trick this season with three goals in a 4-0 win over Ironton St. Joseph. Also had a goal and assist in a 4-3 win over Lucasville Valley. Has 13 goals and seven assists for the Panthers who have won six straight. * Evie Bennett, Zane Trace (Chillicothe) Volleyball
Senior captain and outside hitter had 72 kills as the Pioneers ran their win streak nine straight with victories over Logan, Piketon, Westfall and Nelsonville-York.
Week 1 Ohio High Shool 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 Shool 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 Shool Athletes of the Week* Cameron Blair & Dante Tucci, Sandy Valley (Magnolia) Football
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.
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