Top 25 high school football rankings sponsored by PoweradeHow many Ohio teams are in this week's Top 25 high school football rankings?
Charles Woodson (1994), Joe Burrow (2014), Maurice Clarett (2001),
Mitch Trubisky (2012), Andy Katzenmoyer (1995), Curtis Enis (1993),
Bobby Hoying (1990) and Robert Smith (1988-89). Ohio's list of Mr.
Football winners is legit.
will win the state's top honor this year? The announcement is weeks away, but
come December here’s who we think factors into the final cut for the 33rd annual award.
2019 OHIO MR. FOOTBALL CANDIDATES
* Evan Prater, sr., QB, Wyoming (Cincinnati)
Cincinnati recruit continues to author a remarkable ride. The defending OHSAA Division IV state champion Cowboys have not lost a regular season game in Prater’s career and are 47-2 overall since the start of 2016. This season he’s completed 71-of-116 passes for 1,257 yards and 15 TDs and carried the ball 94 times for 581 yards and 10 touchdowns. Diversity? Prater ran for four touchdowns one game this season and threw for four the next. * Ethan Wright, sr., RB, Manchester (Akron)
Duke recruit is within 82 yards of becoming one of Ohio’s Top 10 career rushers. His 6,831 yards currently ranks 11th all-time in state history. Wright’s 115 career touchdowns currently ranks sixth all-time. Has rushed for 1,401 yards on 163 carries and has 25 total touchdowns this season. Defensively, has 93 tackles and three interceptions (one returned for touchdown). * Miyan Williams, sr., RB, Winton Woods (Cincinnati)
Iowa State recruit picked up offer from Ohio State in September and went over 5,000 career yards in Week 4. He set program records for most yards in a game (431), most rushing TDs in a game (6) and most rushing TDs in a season (38) as a junior. * Jutahn McClain, sr., RB, Fairfield
Kentucky recruit is averaging 8.9 yards per carry (1,547 yards on 173 carries) and has scored 18 touchdowns for the Indians who are 8-0 for the first time in school history. * Marquael Parks, jr. RB, Orrville
Went over 100 career touchdowns this season (at 104 and counting). Has rushed for 1,377 yards and 22 TDs on 151 carries and has 22 receptions for 324 yards and four TDs for the undefeated defending D-V state champions. * Paris Johnson Jr., sr, OL, Princeton (Cincinnati)
Ohio State recruit is the state’s most dominant offensive lineman and considered nation’s No. 1 OL prospect by 247sports.com. His film is scary. * Ian Kipp, jr. QB, Mentor
Signal caller for the state’s top overall team has completed 99-of-164 passes for 1,263 yards and 13 touchdowns and has rushed for 535 yards and nine touchdowns and 67 carries.* Aidan Longwell, sr., QB, Washington (Massillon)
Program’s career leader in passing touchdowns (72) and passing yardage (6,400-plus). Also threw program record 95-yard TD pass to Jayden Ballard against Gateway (Pa.).* Evan Stumpf, sr., RB, Norwalk
Averaging 9.9 yards per carry (1,771 yards on 178 carries) and has six games over 200-plus yards (including 377 against Sandusky). Has 24 total touchdowns. * Drew Schiano, sr., QB, Perry
Has thrown for 2,233 yards and 30 touchdowns (just three interceptions) this season. His 67 career touchdown passes are a program record. * Jake Hemmelgarn, sr, QB, Coldwater
Dual threat quarterback in charge of one of the country’s top small school powers. Has completed 110-of-173 passes for 1,504 yards and 17 touchdowns and rushed for 697 yards and 12 touchdowns. * Gabe Jones, sr, RB, West Jefferson
Has rushed for 1,613 rushing yards (two games over 300 yards) and has 27 total touchdowns. * Jared Banks, sr., RB, Whitmer (Toledo)
Has rushed for 1,393 yards and 20 touchdowns on 195 carries. Has been over 124-yards in all eight games and has 23 total touchdowns. * Blaine Huston, jr, QB, Kenton
Move-in from Missouri has completed 217-of-333 passes for 3,296 yards and 28 touchdowns. Threw for 667 yards against St. Marys and has tossed five touchdown passes or more four times. * Corey Kiner, jr. RB, Roger Bacon (Cincinnati)
Averaging 9.9 yards per carry (1,212 yards on 122 carries) and has 24 total touchdowns. Became 24th player in state history to score eight touchdowns in a game against CHCA (ran for 322 yards and seven touchdowns). * Matthew Rueve, sr., QB, St. Xavier (Cincinnati)
Signal caller for one of state’s top big-school program’s has completed 188-of-287 passes for 2,103 yards and 21 touchdowns (just three interceptions). Has two rushing touchdowns.* Caleb Gallwitz, sr, RB, East Knox (Howard)
After carrying the ball just 30 times last year, has exploded for 1,915 yards (on 173 carries) and 35 touchdowns this year.