Some teams have won Regional titles while others get ready to punch their tickets to the Final Four.
The format for the First Star Logistics Player of the Week award changes as we inch closer to the end of the Ohio high school football season.
In this poll, eight players are up for your consideration as Player of the Week presented by First Star Logistics. Each player played a significant role in helping their teams win and advance.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK CANDIDATES
JACKSON GIFFORD – ROSS
The senior was a workhorse with 32 carries for 241 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-19 win over Bellbrook to advance Division III, Region 12 final to play Kettering Alter.
MI’CHALE WINGFIELD – WINTON WOODS
The senior quarterback went 11-of-19 for 96 yards, but the difference was how he ran the ball with 23 carries for 114 yards and two touchdowns that helped them advance to the Division II, Region 8 title game to play La Salle.
DEAGO BRUMFIELD – LA SALLE
Brumfield may not get the press clippings of his teammates, but against Anderson, he posted 15 tackles (9 solos) in the 55-30 win as the Lancers advance to the Division II, Region 8 title game to play Winton Woods.
GRANT LYONS – ST XAVIER
The junior posted eight tackles (3 solos) and forced a fumble as the Bombers defense battled Lakota West in a hard-fought 10-7 win to claim the Division I, Region 4 title. Up next is Springfield.
TE’SEAN SMOOT – SPRINGFIELD
The junior quarterback rushed 12 times for 25 yards and a touchdown while adding 319 yards and two touchdowns on 23-of-33 passing in a 19-0 win over Olentangy Liberty to win the Division I, Region 2 title. Up next St. Xavier.
BRENNAN PAGAN – WYOMING
The senior two-way standout posted nine tackles (5 solos) with a sack on defense. Still, the most significant impact came on offense as Pagan went 14-of-28 for 207 yards and four touchdowns passing and 54 yards rushing for one touchdown in a 34-28 overtime win over Valley View. Up next is Clinton-Massie for the Division IV, Region 11 title.
NIJAL MOONEY – ROGER BACON
The senior linebacker posted 12.5 tackles with one for loss in a 31-28 win over Versailles. With the win, the Spartans move to the Division V, Region 20 title game against Springfield Shawnee.
JON DUPLAIN – ALTER
The junior led the Knights defense with ten tackles (6 solos) in a 20-3 win over Badin. Next is Ross for the Division III, Region 12 title and a trip to the Final Four in Division III.