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Simon Kenton defensive lineman Matt King voted Tri-State high school football Player of the Week

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Simon Kenton's Matt King, a senior defensive lineman, was voted the WCPO Tri-State high school football Player of the Week for Week 3, picking up 3,906 votes (31.9 percent).

King earned his nomination by coming up with two interceptions and a sack as the team remained perfect with a win over NewCath.

King and last week's winner, Simon Kenton quarterback Brenan Kuntz, become the first teammates to win the WCPO Player of the Week back to back.

King edged out Loveland’s Luke Waddell to win the award. Sean Byrne of McNicholas finished third in the voting conducted by In total, 13 players were nominated with 12,247 votes cast.

See the complete results at

Be sure to come back Monday morning to vote for next week’s WCPO Player of the Week. You can nominate a player by using Tri-State football's online form at or via Twitter @TSFootball.

Congratulations to all of the athletes nominated on their outstanding performance.

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