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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 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. This past week, over 235,000 votes were cast. So far this season over 1.9-million votes have been cast.
Week 7 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Ashley Merrick, Tuscarawas Valley (Zoarville) Volleyball
Senior had 46, 43 and 33 digs in wins over Ridgewood, Claymont and Dover. Has 391 digs and 154 kills this season.
* MJ Book, West Jefferson Football
receiver caught nine passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns in a
42-28 win over West Liberty-Salem. Has 38 receptions for 794 yards and
13 touchdowns this season. * Ethan Wilson, Genoa Area Boys Soccer
forward had back-to-back games with two goals and three assists in wins
over Rossford and Allen East. Has 25 goals and 19 assists on the
Here is the school year's next round of nominees...
Week 8 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Nominees
* Dru Deshields, West Branch (Beloit) Football
Junior quarterback carried the ball 12 times for 251 yards and three touchdowns and completed 8-of-16 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns in a 50-27 win over Alliance. Has thrown for 2,063 yards, rushed for 706 yards and accounted for 35 total touchdowns this season.* Kat Hinkel, Wyoming (Cincinnati) Volleyball
Senior setter had 58, 57 and 26 assists in wins over Eaton, Taylor and Mariemont. Has 759 assists this season. * Colin Metzger, Columbus Grove Football
Senior running back carried the ball 11 times for 197 yards and four touchdowns and caught a 32-yard touchdown pass in a 58-7 win over Ada. Has rushed for 1,051 yards and 19 touchdowns in eight games. * Emerson Futchko, Brunswick Volleyball
Junior libero had 39 and 35 digs in wins over Strongsville and Medina. Has 307 digs on the season for the Blue Devils who have won seven straight after starting 4-6. * Terrell McFarlin, St. Xavier (Cincinnati) Football
Senior receiver caught seven passes for 188 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-14 win over LaSalle. Has caught 35 passes for 712 yards and 11 touchdowns in eight games. * Tyler Buescher, West Jefferson Football
Senior quarterback completed 23-of-28 passes for 334 yards and five touchdowns in a 51-7 win over Triad. Has thrown for 2,513 yards, 26 touchdowns and just three interceptions in eight games. * Dylan Rolfert, Roger Bacon (Cincinnati) Football
Senior kicker (and offensive and defensive lineman) went 4-for-4 on field goal attempts in a 33-13 win over Purcell Marian. Makes came from 46, 39, 31 and 24 yards. Also kicked three PATs.* Reese Teeters, Fairfield (Leesburg) Boys Soccer
Senior had four goals in a 7-1 win over West Union, three goals and an assist in a 6-1 win over Portsmouth West and two goals in a 6-0 win over Westfall. Has 17 goals and four assists in nine games.
Week 1 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Timothy Caffey, Hubbard Football
Senior running back carried the ball 33 times for 456 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-28 win over Norwayne. * Levi Wiederhold, Fayetteville-Perry Football
Senior quarterback completed 35-of-49 passes for 399 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 73 yards on 18 carries in a 29-21 win over Cedarville.
* Konner Rodick, Keystone (La Grange) Football
Junior quarterback completed 16-of-27 passes for 316 yards and five touchdowns in a 39-35 win over Ravenna.
Week 2 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Cameron Estep, Wauseon Volleyball
Senior had 29, 24 and 18 kills in wins over Toledo Christina and Fairview and a loss to Hickesville, respectively. * Ty Hurst, Tallmadge Football
Junior quarterback completed 17-of-18 passes for 404 yards and five touchdowns in a 56-7 win over Ellet.
* Hunter Kellogg & Hunter Rose, New Lexington Football
Tandem dominated in a 63-35 win over Maysville. Kellogg, a senior quarterback, completed 19-of-26 passes for 407 yards and three touchdowns, made 10 tackles on defense and kicked three PATs. Rose, a junior running back, carried the ball 23 times for 237 yards, six touchdowns and a 2-point conversion.
* Allie Dunlap, Heath Girls Soccer
Junior had six goals and an assist in an 11-3 win over Ridgewood, four goals and three assists in a 7-1 win over Whitehall-Yearling and an assist in a 1-0 win over Rosecrans. Has 16 goals and six assists in five games for the undefeated Bulldogs.
Week 3 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* George Cottenden, HEARTS for Jesus Christ (North Olmsted) Boys Soccer
Senior striker had five goals and an assist in a 9-0 win over Kingsway Christian, three goals and four assists in a 12-2 win over Lawrence Upper and four goals and an assist in a 5-1 win over Heritage Christian. * Abby Yoder, Kings (Kings Mill) Volleyball
Sophomore setter had 47 and 28 assists in 3-1 and 3-0 wins over Turpin and Anderson, respectively, and 43 assists in a 3-2 loss to Lebanon.* Brayden Kohl, Hilliard Darby Football
Sophomore linebacker had 19 tackles (10 solo) in a 34-31 win over Westerville South.
Week 4 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Camdyn Paul, Botkins Girls Soccer
Sophomore had eight goals and two assists in a 15-0 win over Southeastern and three goals and an assist in a 5-2 win over Lima Central Catholic.
* Christian Neff, Ravenna Football
Senior linebacker had 18 tackles (12 solo), a tackle-for-loss and a forced fumble in a 39-6 loss to Norton. Averaging 13.3 tackles through four games.
Week 5 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Eli Eyrich, Yellow Springs Boys Soccer
Junior had hat tricks in wins over Greenon (three goals and two assists), Legacy Christian (three goals) and Xenia (four goals and an assist). Has six hat tricks and 21 goals in seven games.* Kaleigh Palmer, Wapakoneta Volleyball
Junior leads the state in kills with 299 through 14 games. Had 41 kills, 16 and 14 kills last week in wins over Shawnee, Botkins and Waynesfield-Goshen and 34 in a loss to Parkway. * Grace Wasserman, Old Fort Volleyball
Senior had 24, 24 and 17 kills win wins over Lakota, Hopewell-Loudon and Gibsonburg last week. Has 242 kills and 134 digs through 13 games.
Week 6 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Bryce Schondelmyer, Arcanum Football
quarterback accounted for seven touchdowns in a 48-14 win over National
Trail. Threw for 336 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 133 yards
and three touchdowns. Has thrown for 29 touchdowns in six games.
* Fletcher Smith, Parkway (Rockford) Football
quarterback completed 18-of-28 passes for 373 yards and four touchdowns
in a 53-29 win over Minster. Also carried the ball seven times for 70
yards and a touchdown.
* Olivia Ramey, Portsmouth Volleyball
Senior had 44, 40 and 38 assists in wins over Fairland, Portsmouth West and South Point. Also had 52 digs.
* Cory Reed, Peebles Boys Soccer
had five assists and two goals in m 8-0 win over Western, five assists
and two goals in a 12-0 win over West Union and two assists and two
goals in a 7-0 win over Southeastern.