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 23,000 votes were cast! Here are the latest winners and the next round of nominees...
Week 10 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Peyton Bloomer, Oak Harbor Volleyball
Senior had 58 kills, 29 digs and eight blocks in district tournament wins over Rossford (semifinal) and Columbian (final).
* Juruan Hardin, John Adams (Cleveland) Football
scored five touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving and kickoff return)
and registered 11 tackles in a 44-38 win over East Tech.
Week 11 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Nominees
* Mark Waid, Girard Football
Senior quarterback completed 22-of-35 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns and carried the ball 22 times for 127 yards and a touchdown in a 34-30 regional quarterfinal win over Akron East. Has thrown for 3,299 yards and 39 touchdowns and rushed for 1,001 yards and 16 touchdowns in 11 games.
* Ethan Wright, Manchester (Akron) Football
Junior running back ran for a season-high 266 yards and scored three touchdowns on 21 carries in a 35-0 regional quarterfinal win over Sandy Valley. Has rushed for 2,169 yards and 27 touchdowns in 11 games. Has scored 34 total touchdowns.
2018 Ohio High School Football Statewide Stat Leaders
* Cade Williams, Indian Valley (Gnadenhutten) Football
Senior quarterback carried the ball 17 times for 141 yards and score all 16 points in the Braves 16-14 regional quarterfinal win over John Glenn. Ran for touchdowns of 7 and 57 yards and converted both 2-point conversion attempts on runs.
* Claranne Fechter, Olentangy Liberty (Powell) Volleyball
Junior outside hitter had 28 kills in a 3-2 regional semifinal win over Dublin Coffman and 23 kills in a 3-2 regional final win over Olentangy Orange.
2018 Ohio High School Volleyball Statewide Stat Leaders
* Dustyn Smith, Clearview (Lorain) Football
Caught three passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 2-point conversion pass in the Clippers 30-16 regional quarterfinal win over Sparta Highland.
* Katy Yopko, Lake Catholic (Mentor) Volleyball
Junior setter had 62 assists in a 3-1 regional semifinal win over Crestwood and 30 assists in a 3-0 regional final win over Gilmour Academy.
2018 Ohio High School Boys Soccer Statewide Stat Leaders* Mike Whatley, Reynoldsburg Football
Junior quarterback completed 11-of-17 passes for 145 and four touchdowns (all in the first half) as the Raiders won their first playoff game since 2001 and just the second in program history with a 52-0 regional quarterfinal victory over Toledo Start. * Jaylen McCaulley, Riverside (Painesville) Football
Senior linebacker had 16 tackles, five tackles-for-loss and three sacks in a 43-38 regional quarterfinal win over Nordonia.
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
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. * 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.
Week 6 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Jacob Shackelford, Keystone (La Grange) Football
Junior 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
Junior 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 Athletes of the Week* 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.
Week 8 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Dillon Steward, Washington (Washington Courthouse) Football
Senior receiver scored 36 points in a 62-20 win over Greenfield McClain. Carried the ball four times for 80 yards and four touchdowns and caught one pass for a 49-yard yard touchdown. Also kicked two PATs and scored two 2-point conversions (run and reception).
* Keanna Avery, Claymont (Uhrichsville) Volleyball
Senior captain and outside hitter registered 80 kills and 30 blocks in wins over Hiland (33/11), Buckeye Trail (17/9) and Tuscarawas Central Catholic (30/10).
Week 9 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Camryn Smith, Bloom-Carroll (Carroll) Volleyball
captain put together back-to-back 50-plus assist games in a win over
Whitehall-Yearling (53) and a loss to River Valley (58). Ended the
season with 628 assists.
* Haley Brown, Springboro Volleyball
Senior outside hitter combined for 57 kills and 38 digs in wins over Lebanon and Piqua. Has 300 kills and 289 digs this season.