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    Ohio Varsity Players of the Week


    Several athletes from area schools have been named the Ohio Varsity Players of the Week for the week ending Oct. 4.

    Each player was nominated by his or her coach.

    All statistics incurred during the week beginning Sept. 27 and ending on Sept. Oct. 4.

    Here’s a look at each Player of the Week by sport:


    Santino HarperName: Santino Harper
    School: Gilmour Academy
    Grade: 10
    Stats: Ran for 232 yards on 24 carries with touchdown runs of 59 and 79 yards; caught a 14-yard touchdown pass and returned one kickoff for 40 yards and averaged 40 yards on three punts
    Coach’s Quote: “In our biggest game of the year, against archrival University School, Santino was amazing,” Gilmour coach Chris Kosiorek said. “Down 21-6 at halftime, Santino dominated in the second half. He rushed nine times for 172 yards and scored three touchdowns and caught the winning touchdown with 13 seconds left in the game. He never left the field the entire game and was a warrior in our 26-21 stunning come from behind win.”

    Dom LulowName: Dom Lulow
    School: Riverside
    Grade: 12
    Stats: Accounted for 326 yards of offense and four touchdowns
    Coach’s Quote: “Dom did a tremendous job of leading the offense, both physically and mentally, with his leadership skills,” Riverside coach Dave Bors said. “He managed the offense extremely efficiently, and put us in good spots and plays the entire night versus a good Eastlake North team.”


    Zac WinchellName: Zach Winchell
    School: Edgewood
    Grade: 11
    Stats: Completed 16-of-22 passes with four touchdowns
    Coach’s Quote: “Zach is on pace to hold every school and county passing record during his four-year career,” Edgewood coach Jon Butchko said. “He continues to make tremendous strides as a quarterback and as a leader. We entrust him with complete control of the offense and as he goes our offense usually goes.”


    Margo HuffName: Margo Huff
    School: South
    Grade: 12
    Stats: Recorded 59 kills with six aces and 12 blocks in four matches
    Coach’s Quote: “Margo is a true team player,” South coach Bill Behrend said. “If she is the one getting the sets, she loves it, but she is just as happy to have her teammates succeed. When Margo is on, look out, but if she isn’t, she is the most supportive teammate anyone could have.”

    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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