Week 2: Vote for WCPO high school football Player of the Week

WCPO-TV has partnered with TriStateFootball.com to present the High School Football Player of the Week.

Each week 10-12 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 opens by Monday afternoon each week and ends each Friday at 9 a.m.

Voting is limited to one vote every hour, per IP address. Networks may share a single IP, so please be aware of that while casting your vote. Once a player wins once, he 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 shows in January.

Vote below or go to http://www.tristatefootball.com/player.asp

Here are this week’s nominations:

Drew Ashcraft, Milford: The junior racked up 278 yards (215 passing, 63 rushing) and accounted for six touchdowns (two rushing, four passing), including the game-winning run in overtime over Edgewood.

Kelvin Cook, Colerain: On last Friday’s biggest stage Cook carried the ball 30 times for 154 yards and two touchdown in the Cardinals' win over St. Xavier. He also went 4-5 for 83 yards passing.

Marcus Davis, Winton Woods: He rushed for 181 yards and four touchdowns in the Warriors' win over Hamilton.

Drew Houliston, Highlands: Houliston threw for 309 yards with a career-high six touchdowns passes as the Bluebirds defeated Bryan Station, 62-44.

Mason Kuhn, Talawanda: Two of his fourth-quarter touchdown runs helped the Braves in take a come-from-behind victory over Carlisle. Kuhn finished with 189 all-purpose yards (120 rushing).

Brenan Kuntz, Simon Kenton: Kuntz acquitted himself quite well in a quarterback showdown with 259 yards of total offense (149 passing, 110 rushing) while accounting for three touchdowns (two rushing, one passing) in the Pioneers' thrilling 42-35 win over Conner.

Ryden Lewis, Mariemont: Four touchdown runs in the final three quarters by Lewis helped propel the Warriors past Batavia. He finished the night with 179 yards on the ground.

Justice Payton, Withrow: Payton carried the ball 17 times for 176 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers won on the road at Anderson.

Nate Slagel, Loveland: In an almost carbon copy performance of Week 1, Slagel carried the ball 11 times for 220 yards and four scores as the Tigers manhandled Lebanon in game two.

Dustin Valentino, Badin: He had a team-high five tackles with two fumble recoveries with 0.5 sacks as the Rams took down Taft.

Darion Washington, Dixie Heights: The Colonel carried the ball 15 times for 161 yards with a touchdown rushing and another one receiving in Dixie Heights' victory over Beechwood.

Devyn Wood, Western Brown: Wood went 24-35 for 451 yards and accounted for seven touchdowns (five passing and two rushing) as Western Brown won a wild one versus Little Miami.

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