Five weeks of the 2019 High School football season are in the books, with five more to go as teams begin to focus in on that push to the playoffs.
This past week saw another number of huge games by some of the best playmakers from around the area, and we are here to celebrate their accomplishments.
We are back with our weekly “NEOSI High School Football Player of the Week” for week five, and it’s your chance to help celebrate one of the great week four performances.
As we have done the last four weeks, you can vote using our automated poll and also follow along until noon on Friday when the voting wraps up.
With that, here are the candidates for this week as we give you our best with the “NEOSI High School Football Player of the Week” for week five.
Khalil Eichelberger Solon Comets
This past week the workhorse back of the Comets put on a show, piling up 153 yards on 26 carries in a 17-point win over the Shaker Heights Red Raiders.
In the 31-14 win Eichelberger crossed the goal line three times, and has helped the Comets to a perfect 5-0 mark as they are atop the Greater Cleveland Conference.
Owen Bainbridge Stow-Munroe Falls Bulldogs
The Bulldogs were a big 51-14 winner this past week to improve to 4-1 on the season, with a big part of the win coming from the play of their quarterback Owen Bainbridge.
In the winning effort Bainbridge put up a great show, throwing 18 times and completing 14 of those passes for 268 yards and five scores.
The win was a big bounce back for the Bulldogs who fell to the Brecksville Bees the week before in overtime.
Jacob Doerge Buckeye Bucks
The Bucks are off to a 4-1 start this season, and this past week in their new conference took their show on the road with a big 35-23 win over Valley Forge.
The win was thanks in part to a big effort from running back Jacob Doerge, who piled on 180 yards and two scores carrying the ball 29 times.
Buckeye will look to get to 5-1 this week as they host Fairview.
Marquael Parks Orrville Red Riders
One of the top prospects in all of Ohio continues to put up huge numbers week after week, and this past week helped Orrville top previously unbeaten Northwest 47-43.
In the effort the duel threat ran the ball 20 times for 180 yards and five scores, and also pulled in four catches for 100 yards and a touchdowns.
It’s no wonder it’s getting looks from a number of big game colleges in the area.