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 every six hours, 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:
Michael Barwick, Summit Country Day: Came up with two fumble recoveries and a huge sack, all in the second half, of Summit’s come-from-behind, first-ever playoff victory.
AJ Collins, Cooper: Ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns and threw a 74-yard TD pass; recovered two fumbles and intercepted two passes, including returning one for a TD vs. Anderson County.
Ethan Egbers, CovCath: Set the school with record for receiving touchdowns in season (12). He finished with 8 catches for 144 yards and three TD’s and returned a kickoff 81 yards for a another score in route of Rowan County.
Eric Eichler, Lakota East: Threw for a career-high three touchdowns and ran for another as the Thunderhawks won their first-ever playoff game beating Springboro on the road.
Sam Fette, Lawrenceburg: Threw for 186 yards with three passing and one rushing touchdown as Lawrenceburg beat Paoli to win their 16th sectional title in school history.
Shemar Hooks, Winton Woods: Had six carries for 151 yards and scored three touchdowns as Winton Woods cruised to a first round playoff victory over Edgewood.
Will Latimore, Walton-Verona: Made the most of his two carries, scoring on 50 and 45-yard runs and coming up with an interception in win vs. Newport.
Drew Moore, Dixie Heights: He completed 16-of-38 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 201 yards and two more scores in a wild loss to Henry Clay.
Jared Peters, Norwood: Caught seven passes for 129 yards and a touchdown as Norwood beat Fenwick.
Joe Ramstetter, Elder: Had five receptions for 168 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers win over Sycamore.
Greg Simpson, Sycamore: Accounted for six touchdowns (four rushing, two passing) and 444 yards (212 passing, 232 rushing) of total offense in the Aviators’ loss to Elder.
Dylan Wiesman, Colerain: Paved the way for a Colerain offense that racked up 437 yards, converted 11/15 third and fourth-down attempts and held the ball for 34:40 of the game’s 48:00 minutes in the Cardinals’ win over St. Xavier.
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