FIRST STAR LOGISTICS WEEK SIX PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

The polls have closed, and you’ve decided on the First Star Logistics Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for Week Six of the 2019 season.

Here is a look at each player your votes helped earn these honors.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The voting was close for awhile between Zach Branam of La Salle and Kamaury Cleveland of West Carrollton.

ZACH BRANAM – LA SALLE

Only a junior, Branam has led the Lancers to a 6-0 record so far this season using his arm and legs in the process. Against Greater Catholic League rival Moeller, Branam rushed for 253 yards and five touchdowns, while also passing for another 46 yards. On the year, Branam has nine rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns. The Lancers see their schedule just in quality starting this Friday night when they’ll play Covington (Ky) Catholic on the road and with games against league foes St. Xavier and Elder remaining and a tough Winton Woods team stuck in the middle.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

To say the voting was fierce is an understatement as four players each received over 2,000 votes. However, it came down to two players in Fairfield linebacker Dealo Mcintosh and Centerville linebacker Jonathan Bruder.

JONATHAN BRUDER – CENTERVILLE

A junior, Bruder has played a main role in the Elks current four-game winning streak as he leads the team in tackles (51) and sacks (4). Last week against Wayne, Bruder posted 12 total tackles with 10 solo stops and one sack in the Elks dynamic 27-21 win over the Warriors. The Elks are 2-0 in Greater Western Ohio Conference play tied with Springfield at the top of the American division. But the schedule won’t get any easier with Fairmont, Springfield, Northmont and Springboro remaining.

OVERALL FIRST STAR LOGISTICS WEEK SIX PLAYER OF THE WEEK

With the most overall votes, Jonathan Bruder of Centerville will be honored as the First Star Logistics Week Six Player of the Week. FirstStarFootballReport.com will be visiting Centerville High School in the coming weeks to present Bruder with a special award from First Star Logistics.

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Dave Berk

Team publisher and recruiting analyst for Scout.com from 2002-2017. Founded Dave Berk Consulting (DaveBerkConsulting.com), a football recruiting consulting company focused on helping families through the recruiting process in 2016. Founded First Star Football Report in fall of 2018. Has appeared on national, regional and local television and radio including NFL Network, FOX Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, 700 WLW, 980 WONE, WCPO CH9 and more. Provided recruiting analysis for FOX Sports Ohio weekly high school game of the week in Southwest Ohio area and was an analyst for the Time Warner Sports (Spectrum Sports) Ohio National Signing Day show.

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