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 325,000 votes were cast, including 70,000-plus for each of the winners. So far this school year, the Ohio AOW campaign has generated over 2,160,000 votes.
Here are the latest winners and next round of nominees...
Week 8 Ohio HS Athletes of the Week* Emory Spitler, Lebanon (Ohio) Volleyball
setter had 56 assists in a 3-2 win over Loveland. Also had 38 and 24
assists in wins over Fairfield and Northmont and 40 in a loss to
* Blake Reynolds, Columbus Grove (Ohio) Football
quarterback completed 8-of-13 passes for 212 yards and five touchdowns
and carried the ball seven times for 106 yards and two touchdowns in a
65-14 win over Ada. * Alexis Sarvo, Swanton (Ohio) Volleyball
middle hitter had 26 kills (and eight blocks) in a win over Northwood
and 25 kills (and 13 digs) in a win over Wauseon. Has 353 kills, 161
digs and 49 blocks this season.
Week 9 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Nominees* Gabe Clement, Columbus Grove (Ohio) Football
Junior receiver caught seven passes for 304 yards and five touchdowns in a 49-23 win over Spencerville. The 304 yards is the 11th highest single-game tally in OHSAA history. * Tyler Groomes, Dublin Jerome (Ohio) Boys Golf
Junior helped the Celtics claim their third straight OHSAA Division I state title (ninth overall) by winning individual medalist honors with a two-under-par 142 at the OSU Scarlet Course.
* Anna Ritter, New Albany (Ohio) Girls Golf
Sophomore helped the Eagles claim their second straight OHSAA Division I state title by winning individual medalist honors with a two-under-par 138 at the OSU Gray Course. * Jillian Roberts, Carroll (Dayton, Ohio) Girls Soccer
Senior forward had two goals and four assists in a 7-2 win over Bellbrook and three goals in a 9-0 win over West Carrollton.
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
Junior 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 Valley.
* Austin Willforth, Champion (Warren) Football
Junior 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.
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 HS Athletes of the Week* Kenneth Martin, Malvern (Ohio) Football
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
CLICK HERE to see the winners for the 2017-18 school year.