WCPO-TV has partnered with TriStateFootball.com to present the High School Football Player of the Week. Each week 10-14 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. This is the final player of the week for the 2013 season.
The voting 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 once, they are 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 on that show to be announced at a later date).
Here are this week’s nominations:
Luke Bir, Covington Catholic - The senior paced the Colonels with 186 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just 11 attempts in a win at Johnson Central.
Mac Franzen, NewCath – Tallied 181 yards and two scores on the ground while throwing for 153 yards and another TD vs. Walton-Verona.
Gunner Gambill, Loveland - The senior rushed for a career-high 242 yards and two touchdowns to help Loveland advance with a victory over Northwest.
Drew Houliston, Highlands - Despite playing less than half of the game, the Bluebirds’ QB still managed 243 yards and five touchdowns through the air vs. Ashland Blazer.
Zach Larkin, Badin – Threw for two touchdowns as the Rams knocked off previously unbeaten CHCA, 31-17 to advance to the Regional finals.
Will Mercurio, Moeller – Recorded nine total tackles with two interceptions, including a 58-yard pick six as Moeller shutout Elder.
Dillon Powell, Simon Kenton - The sophomore totaled 111 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries as the Pioneers remained undefeated with a win over Dixie Heights.
Tegray Scales. Colerain – Came up with a game changing interception and had seven total tackles as the Cardinals defeated Pickerington Central.
Jon Stokes, Beechwood - The junior only touched the ball seven times, but made four trips into the end zone for the Tigers in their win over Paris.
Bayle Wolf, Clinton-Massie – Exploded for 365 yards and six touchdowns on 33 carries in a victory over McNicholas.