Top 25 high school football rankings
A look at the new Top 25 high school football rankings.
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 2019-20 school year.
Each week during the season (regular and post), there will be a fan-generated contest to tab weekly winners. Each winner receives a letter and award patch for their varsity jacket. How does it work?
Nominees are selected from statistics submitted on MaxPreps. Coaches who do not have current access may request their free account here. Weekly finalists are released on MaxPreps every Tuesday and voting is conducted in a special poll. Voting ceases at noon on Mondays. The winners (2 per week) are announced the next day along with the next week's nominees.
Participants may vote as many times as they want. It's a competition.
Last week over 151,000 votes were cast, including 49,000-plus for the winner. So far this school year, the Ohio AOW campaign has generated over 1,699,000 votes.
Here are the latest winners and next round of nominees...
Week 6 Ohio HS Athletes of the Week* Maya Maurer, Fort Loramie Volleyball
Junior setter had 124 assists in wins over Houston, Jackson Center and Fort Recovery. Has 510 assists this season. * Logyn Ratliff, New Lexington Football
Junior quarterback threw for 378 yards and five touchdowns in a win over Coshocton. .
Week 7 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Nominees* Blaine Huston, Kenton Football
Junior quarterback completed 55-of-86 passes for 667 yards and five touchdowns in a 94-34 loss to St. Marys. The 667 yards in a game ranks third all-time in Ohio history. * Kenneth Martin, Malvern Football
Senior receiver caught 13 passes for 275 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-36 loss to East Canton. The 275 yards in a game ranks 25th all-time in Ohio history. Also had a two-point conversion, forced fumble and three tackles.
* Kyle Zygmunt, Independence Football
Sophomore receiver stepped into starting running back roll and produced four touchdowns and 131 yards on nine carries in a 47-8 win over Richmond Heights. Also caught a 30-yard touchdown pass and had an interception in defense. * Athena Vadnal, Shaker Heights Field Hockey
Junior goalie stopped all eight shots in a 2-0 win over Hudson. On the season has stopped 42-of-45 shots and has notched 11 shutouts.
Week 1 Ohio HS Athletes of the WeekMacy Malin, St. Clairsville Girls Soccer
Junior had four goals and an assist in a win over East Liverpool and four goals in a win over Cambridge. Also had three goals and an assist in a win over Indian Creek.
Week 2 Ohio HS Athletes of the Week* Kerigan Pollard, McClain (Greenfield) Girls Soccer
Junior had six goals and an assist in a win over Washington Court House and three goals and an assist in a tie with Jackson. Has 43 points (19 goals and five assists) in five games.
* Caleb Gerken, Perrysburg Football
Senior scored five touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving) in a win over Toledo Woodward.
Week 3 Ohio HS Athletes of the Week* Zach Woodall, National Trail (New Paris) Football
Senior caught 12 passes for 261 yards and a touchdown in a win over bethel. Also had seven tackles, a tackle-for-loss and forced fumble. * Kylee Kosek, Springfield (New Middletown) Girls Soccer
Junior had six goals and an assist in a win over Waterloo and five goals in a win over Bristol. Has scored four goals or more in five of six games this season (24 goals total) and has 54 total points.
Week 4 Ohio HS Athletes of the Week* D.J. Moore, Worthington Christian Football
Sophomore receiver caught 10 passes for 238 yards and a touchdown in a 33-26 win over Danville. Through three games has 21 receptions for 463 yards and four touchdowns. * Julia Bogden, Jackson-Milton (North Jackson) Volleyball
Senior had three straight games of 40-or-more digs in a win over Lowellville and losses to Newton Falls and Waterloo.
* Gabe Jones, West Jefferson Football
Senior running back ran for 257 yards and three touchdowns, including a school record 99-yard score, on 16 carries in a win over Greeneview. Ran for a school-record 312 yards and five touchdowns on 26 carries in the Roughriders Week 2 win over Ready. Averaging 13 yards per carry (661 yards on 51 carries) through three weeks and owns 11 touchdowns.
Week 5 Ohio HS Athletes of the Week* Shane Thornton, Indian Valley (Gnadenhutten) Football
running back produced 229 yards and five touchdowns on 31 carries and
added a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in a 42-21 win over Sandy
* Austin Willforth, Champion (Warren) Football
running back carried the ball 28 times for 293 yards and four
touchdowns in a 35-24 win over Windham. Also had six tackles (one
tackle-for-loss) and added a two-point conversion run.
CLICK HERE to see the winners for the 2017-18 school year.