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OFFENSIVE CHAMPION: JULIAN FLEMING, WR, 2020
As the season draws to a close, this is the time where big-time players make big-time plays, which is exactly what Julian Fleming did Friday night in the state semifinals. All season long, Fleming has been a bit limited by his high school's run-heavy offense, but this week was a bit different.
The top-ranked wide receiver in the country had six catches for 117 yards and one touchdown on limited targets. Fleming's high school runs an offense that rarely passes – especially since they don't need to – but even they recognize the fact that you need to get the ball in Fleming's hands.
Fleming is an all-around wide receiver with great hands, elite speed, and a good amount of strength in all aspects of his game. While he hasn't always been the focal point of his team's offense, the five-star has played great this season.
DEFENSIVE CHAMPION: GEE SCOTT JR. WR, 2020
This is not the most natural pick for the award, but when a player does what Scott Jr. did on defense, he requires some recognition. As his senior year comes to a close, Scott Jr. has one goal in mind — win a state title.
Saturday evening Scott Jr. embraced his role and job in order to lead his team to victory. He lined up at the corner and finished the game with two interceptions that helped put his team in a position to win.
Obviously Scott Jr. won't be playing cornerback at Ohio State, but this is more about how much of a team player he is. With only a few more weeks left in his high school career, look for Scott Jr. to finish this season strong heading into his January enrollment.
|JULIAN FLEMING||WR||SOUTHERN COLUMBIA||RICHLAND||WIN, 49-27||6 REC, 117 YARDS, AND 1 TOUCHDOWN. 1 INTERCEPTION|
|PARIS JOHNSON JR.||OT||PRINCETON||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 6-5|
|CLARK PHILLIPS III||CB||LA HABRA||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 10-3|
|JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA||WR||ROCKWALL||KLEIN OAK||WIN, 37-27||2 TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS (1 RUSHING AND 1 RECEIVING)|
|GEE SCOTT JR.||WR||EASTSIDE CATHOLIC||LINCOLN||WIN, 34-21||2 INTERCEPTIONS|
|LUKE WYPLER||OL||ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 7-4|
|MOOKIE COOPER||WR||PATTONVILLE||RULED INELIGIBLE BY THE STATE OF MISSOURI|
|LATHAN RANSOM||S||SALPOINTE||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 10-1|
|CODY SIMON||LB||ST. PETERS PREP||DON BOSCO PREP||WIN, 21-14|
|KOURT WILLIAMS||LB/S||ST. JOHN BOSCO||MATER DEI||WIN, 39-34|
|JACOLBE COWAN||DL||PROVIDENCE DAY||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 8-3, STATE CHAMPION|
|DARRION HENRY||DL||PRINCETON||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 6-5|
|JACK MILLER||QB||CHAPARRAL||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 8-3|
|LEJOND CAVAZOS||CB||IMG ACADEMY||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 9-1|
|RYAN WATTS||CB||LITTLE ELM||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 3-7|
|CAMERON MARTINEZ||ATH||MUSKEGON||RIVER ROUGE||LOSS, 7-24||1 RUSHING TOUCHDOWN|
|GRANT TOUTANT||OL||DE LA SALLE COLLEGIATE||HAD SURGERY ON A TORN LABRUM. OUT FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON|
|JOSH FRYAR||OL||BEECH GROVE||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 3-7|
|JOE ROYER||TE||ELDER||SPRINGFIELD||WIN, 31-24||6 REC, 78 YARDS, AND 1 TOUCHDOWN|
|MITCHELL MELTON||OLB||OUR LADY GOOD COUNSEL||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 9-3, CONFERENCE CHAMPION|
|TY HAMILTON||DL||PICKERINGTON CENTRAL||MENTOR||WIN, 28-21|
|JAKOB JAMES||OL||ELDER||SPRINGFIELD||WIN, 31-24||LED AN OFFENSE THAT HAD 399 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE (178 RUSHING, 221 PASSING)|
|TREY LEROUX||OL||NORWALK||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 9-3|
|JAKE SEIBERT||K||LA SALLE||TOLEDO CENTRAL CATHOLIC||WIN, 35-21|
|JACK SAWYER||DE||PICKERINGTON NORTH||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 6-5|
|KYLE MCCORD||QB||ST. JOSEPH'S PREP||CENTRAL CATHOLIC||WIN, 31-24|
|BEN CHRISTMAN||OL||REVERE||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 5-5|
|MARVIN HARRISON JR.||WR||ST. JOSEPH'S PREP||CENTRAL CATHOLIC||WIN, 31-24||1 RECEVIENG TOUCHDOWN|
|JAYDEN BALLARD||WR||MASSILLON WASHINGTON||AVON||WIN, 35-10|
|REID CARRICO||LB||IRONTON||WEST JEFFERSON||WIN, 49-21|