TriStateFootball.com has partnered with WCPO 9 On Your Side to present the High School Football Player of the Week for the 2016 regular season. Players will be nominated from the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana areas.
Each week, between 12 and 15 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 is open until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Voters can vote once per hour, per IP address.
Once a player wins, 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 Show in February (more details announced during postseason).
This is the last week to vote this season! Here are this week’s nominations (vote below):
Reed Aichholz, Indian Hill, QB – He threw for 223 yards, ran for 42 yards and accounted for five touchdowns (four rushing, one passing) in the Braves’ win versus Reading.
Will Coker, Woodward, RB – Coker had 25 carries for 289 yards and found the end zone four times as the Bulldogs took a bite out of the Gamble Gators.
Stephen Cooper, Bethel-Tate, RB/LB – The senior barreled his way to 234 yards and four touchdowns rushing on 24 totes and had a 60-yard reception as the Tigers tamed Clermont Northeastern.
Lorenzo Gist, Winton Woods, RB – He carried the ball 17 times for 170 yards with four trips to the end zone as the Warriors waded through Bishop Watterson.
Ethan Gundler, New Richmond, DB – The Lions’ defender snared a pair of key interceptions as the Lions knocked off Norwood for the SBAAC American title.
Cade Harper, St. Xavier, LB – The senior was in on five tackles and had a big interception as the Bombers beat their namesakes from Louisville.
Cam Haynes, McNicholas, QB – He lit up Badin with four touchdown passes in the Rockets' triumph over the Rams.
Aiden Justice, Beechwood, RB – Justice rushed for 168 yards on 20 carries with two touchdown runs and had a 65-yard reception for a score as the Tigers beat rival NewCath.
Raymond Kozlowski, Princeton, WR/DB/P – The senior caught four passes for 80 yards, averaged 42 yards on a pair of punts, and returned an interception 63 yards for a touchdown as the Vikings defeated Middletown.
Jake Newton, Anderson, WR – Newton had his 10th straight game with at least six receptions with six catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns as Anderson walloped Walnut Hills.
Christian Turner, La Salle, RB – The Lancer racked up 283 yards from scrimmage (150 rushing, 133 receiving) and scored a touchdown as La Salle defeated Elder.
Peyton Van Horn, Conner, LB – He registered 11 solo tackles including four tackles for losses and a sack in the Cougars win over Mason County.
Dillon Watkins, East Central, DB – Watkins came up with his seventh interception of the year in helping the Trojans outlast Franklin County.