WCPO has partnered with TriStateFootball.com to present the High School Football Player of the Week.
Each week 10 to 14 nominees are selected from the area’s top performances and included in an online voting poll to determine a winner.
The voting opens no later than Monday afternoon each week and ends each Friday morning at 9 a.m. Voting is limited to one vote per hour, per IP address. Networks that share a single IP may experience problems in repeating voting, so please be aware of that while casting your vote.
Once a player wins, he is ineligible to be nominated a second time.
All of the season winners will be recognized and receive a plaque at the TriStateFootball.com Year in Review shows in January (more details to be announced).
Vote below or go to http://www.tristatefootball.com/articles.asp?articleid=5446
Here are this week’s nominations:
Drew Barker, Conner – Passed for 233 yards with three touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 49 yards vs. Montgomery County.
Tyree Elliott, Mount Healthy – Accounted for 107 yards with three touchdowns (one rushing, two receiving) and intercepted three passes, including a pick six on defense, as the Owls defeated Withrow.
Tyler Gumbert, McNicholas – Recorded 12 total tackles and had an interception return for a touchdown as the Rockets knocked off previously unbeaten Urbana.
Dylan Huff, Bellevue – Registered three sacks and 59 all-purpose yards with a rushing touchdown as Bellevue blistered Eminence.
Darius Johnson, Northwest – Amassed 301 all-purpose yards with touchdown receptions of 45 and 65 yards, a 67-yard pick six and a 65-yard touchdown run as the Knights beat Harrison for the school’s first playoff win.
Hosea Murphy, Colerain – Murphy intercepted two passes and was in on 13 total tackles as the Cardinals beat Springboro and advanced to the second round of the playoffs.
Gus Ragland, Moeller – Accounted for 412 yards of total offense (264 passing, 157 rushing) with five touchdowns (two passing, three rushing) as Moeller took down St. Xavier for the second time this season.
Joe Schroer, Elder – The sophomore recorded 2.5 sacks to raise his season total to 10 as the Panthers took out Northmont in the first round of the playoffs.
Joe Studer, Beechwood – Had four touches for 157 all-purpose yards with a punt return and a rushing touchdown as Beechwood blanked Bracken County.
Antonio Woods, Summit Country Day – Accounted for 370 yards of total offense with seven touchdowns (four passing, three rushing) as SCD avenged a regular-season loss to Cincinnati Country Day.