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WCPO 9 On Your Side has partnered with TriStateFootball.com to present the High School Football Player of the Week in the Tri-State.
Players are nominated from the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana areas. Each week 10 to 15 nominees are selected and included in an online poll. Voting is open until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Anyone can vote up to once per hour, per IP address.
Once a player wins, he is ineligible to be nominated again. All winners will be recognized and receive a plaque at the TriStateFootball.com Year in Review Show in February (more details announced during postseason).
Here are this week’s nominees:
Austin Bowling, Lawrenceburg, RB – The Tiger ran the ball 22 times for 203 yards with four trips to the end zone versus Rushville.
Sean Clifford, St. Xavier, QB – Penn State commit accounted for all four Bombers’ touchdowns (three rushing, one passing) as they bested league rival Elder.
Anthony Harrison, St. Bernard, QB – Harrison racked up 367 yards of total offense (256 rushing, 102 passing) and accounted for five touchdowns (three rushing, two passing) in a win over New Miami.
Will Hausfeid, Turpin, RB/DB – He came up with two big interceptions as the Spartans slayed Kings to remain unbeaten.
Evan Jenkins, McNicholas, WR – Jenkins had four receptions, all for touchdowns, and 139 yards in the first half as the Rockets soared past Carroll.
Griffin Merritt, La Salle, QB – The signal caller went 17-of-22 for 388 yards with six touchdown passes as the Lancers rolled Moeller, 55-14.
James Mitchell, Fairfield, RB – He caught 11 balls for 151 yards and three touchdowns in the Indians' thrilling 35-27 victory over Sycamore
Gerald Smith, Harrison, WR – Smith found the end zone six times (three receiving, two rushing, one kickoff return) and had 13 receptions, 176 receiving yards and 327 all-purpose yards as the Wildcats took down Talawanda.
Peyton Van Horn, Conner, LB – The defender tallied 12 tackles and three sacks as the Cougars beat Lloyd.
Cameron Walker, Norwood, RB – He carried the ball 10 times for 169 yards and four touchdowns as the Indians knocked off Amelia.
Tim Williams, Aiken, QB – Williams amassed 240 yards of total offense (144 rushing, 96 passing) and accounted for five touchdowns (three passing, two rushing) as the Falcons flew past Woodward.