WCPO-TV has partnered with TriStateFootball.com to present the High School Football Player of the Week.
Each week 12-14 nominees will be selected from a large list of some of the area’s top performances and will be included in an online voting poll to determine a winner. The voting opens on Monday and ends each Friday morning at 9:00 a.m.
Voting is limited to one vote per day, per IP address. Networks may share a single IP, so please be aware of that while casting your vote. Once a player wins once, they will be 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.
Here are this week’s nominations:
Gabe Archer, Batavia: Registered 10 total tackles with 3.0 sacks, a fumble recovery and an interception in win over Amelia, 14-7.
Matt Barger, Edgewood: Carried the ball 21 times for 211 yards and three touchdowns as Edgewood took down previously unbeaten Wilmington.
Tevin Brown, North College Hill: Had nine carries for 329 yards with three touchdown runs 97, 92 and 72 yards out in the Trojans win over New Miami.
Austin Ernst, McNicholas: Went 17/24 for 388 yards with five TD passes and also had 46 yards with a score on the ground as the Rockets beat Carroll, 42-14.
Caleb Hollon, Madison: Had first quarter TD runs of 84, 38 and four yards on his way to a 14 carry 251-yard performance in the Mohawks win over Northridge.
Connor Jansen, Turpin: Rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns and completed 12/17 passes for additional 154 yards and a score vs. Kings.
Matt Kroeger, LaSalle: Intercepted two passes that he returned for touchdowns in the Lancers' win over Indianapolis Northwest.
Brenen Kuntz, Simon Kenton: Completed 16/34 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns as Simon Kenton downed NewCath.
Donovan McCoy, Highlands: Threw for a career-high 400 yards on 33-of-44 yards passing with six passing touchdowns and a rushing TD vs. Mason County.
Dustin Mitchell, Cooper: Came up with three sacks and a fumble recovery as Cooper pitched a shutout at home in a win over Holmes.
Dexter Smith, Lloyd Memorial: Passed for 286 yards and two TD’s and added 133 yards and four more scores on ground vs. Gallatin County.
Devyn Wood, Western Brown: Threw for 272 yards with four passing touchdowns and ran for another in the Broncos win over New Richmond.
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