Vote for the WCPO High School Football Player of Week 1

Posted at 10:47 AM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 19:38:35-04

CINCINNATI – WCPO has partnered with to let fans select the High School Football Player of the Week.   

Between 12 and 15 Tri-State players will be included in an online poll each week. The voting is open until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Fans can vote once per hour, per IP address.

VOTE in the poll below.

Once a player wins, he will be ineligible to be nominated a second time. The winners will be recognized and receive a plaque at the Year in Review Show in February (more details announced during postseason).

Here are this week’s nominees:

Sha’Neal Andrews, Aiken, QB – Andrews completed 14 of 21 passes for 275 yards and five touchdowns and compiled 60 rushing yards and one score on the ground in his first career start as the Falcons rolled to a 56-14 victory over Bishop Brossart.

Derrick Barnes, Holy Cross, RB/LB – Barnes had seven carries for three touchdowns and 122 yards and also grabbed an interception as the Indians ambushed Walton-Verona, 44-0.

Dan Becker, Indian Hill, LB – Becker returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a four-minute span during the Braves' 49-36 win over New Richmond.

Will Hausfeld, Turpin, RB/DB – The junior had 10 rushes for 102 yards and two TDs and added a pair of receptions for 20 yards. Defensively, he had five tackles and an interception in a win against McNick.

Jaden Jackson, Cooper, RB – The Jaguar amassed 251 all-purpose yards (134 rushing, 93 receiving) on 20 touches with three touchdowns in leading Cooper to a 45-14 win over Newport Central Catholic.

Marquis Johnson, Purcell Marian, DB – Johnson had a 50-yard, game-winning interception return in the final seconds of a 20-20 ball game as Purcell eked past Summit Country Day.

Tyler Knecht, Kings, QB – He accounted for all five of the Knights’ touchdowns (three rushing, two passing) and 403 yards of total offense (267 passing, 136 rushing) in a 35-7 win over Lebanon.

Nick Mayer, Campbell County, WR/K – Mayer kicked the game-winning 29-yard field goal in the final seconds of the Camels’ first win over Highlands in 25 years. He also had a 94-yard touchdown reception.

Casey McGinness, Covington Catholic, RB – The Colonel scored three different ways  - a 47-yard run, 70-yard reception and 90-yard kickoff return - as CovCath won a 56-48 shootout with Oak Hills. He finished with more than 300 all-purpose yards.

Garren Messmore, East Central, RB – The Elder transfer had 26 carries for 204 yards and two touchdowns as East Central retained bragging rights, defeating Harrison in the annual “War on 74.”

Josiah Scott, Fairfield, DB – Scott snared two red-zone interceptions to help preserve the Indians' 13-7 road win at Centerville.

Trace Sword, Hamilton, K – Sword kicked the game-winning field goal with five seconds left in the Big Blue’s 17-14 triumph over Milford. Later in the evening, Sword would kick the winning goal for the Hamilton varsity soccer team.

Tyler VanFossen, Lakota East, RB/K – VanFossen had a big day running for 239 yards on 26 carries with three touchdowns as the Thunderhawks beat Loveland, 31-14. He also connected on all four of his extra points and lone field goal attempt of 32 yards, finishing with 25 of the team's 31 points.

Ollohjowon Wellington, Norwood, WR/DB – Wellington broke open the game with two kickoff return touchdowns of over 95 yards in a 50-18 victory over Madeira. He had more than 200 all-purpose yards.

Jarell White, La Salle, RB – The Lancer churned out 371 all-purpose yards as La Salle won a 38-35 thriller over Sycamore in overtime. White carried the ball 26 times for 153 yards and two touchdown runs and added two receptions for 78 yards and 150 kickoff return yards.