Congratulations to Archbishop Hoban running back Lamar Sperling on being voted SBLive’s Ohio High School Athlete of the Week for August 14-20!
The Division II co-Offensive Player of the Year from a season ago picked up right where he left off. Against Mississauga North from Canada, the University at Buffalo commit carried the ball 24 times for 393 yards and four touchdowns.
Sperling received 59.45% of the vote, beating out West Geauga's Frankee Flesher, who finished second with 30.88%. Big Walnut's Nate Severs finished third with 4.41% and Coventry's Matthew Skaggs finished fourth with 3.59%.
Here are the other athletes who were nominated for August 14-20:
Semaj Aldridge, Hamilton football
The senior running back ran for 226 yards and two touchdowns in Hamilton’s 28-9 win over West Clermont. His scoring runs were 75 and 85 yards.
Rasheem Biles, Pickerington Central football
Biles did a little bit of everything for the Tigers in Friday night’s 42-0 win over Olentangy Liberty. He scored two touchdowns rushing and also had a 76-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Andrew Bruce, Chardon football
The junior helped the Hilltoppers extend their winning streak to 29 games by rushing for 158 yards and two touchdowns in a 14-7 win over Olmsted Falls. He was also instrumental on defense and played nearly every snap on that side of the ball for Chardon.
Tennel Bryant, Archbishop Moeller football
The Crusaders had a number of players show up big in their 49-31 win over Massillon, including Bryant. The wide receiver had seven catches for 227 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.
Pete DeSocio, St. Charles football
The senior running back had 40 carries for 266 yards and five touchdowns in the 48-28 win over Northland. He also added a 65-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the victory.
Robert Gerwin, St. Xavier boys golf
The junior took home two medalist finishes this past week. First, he shot a 1-under 70 at The American Italian Invitational at York Golf Club on Monday. He followed that up with a 4-under 68 at the Moeller Invitational on Saturday.
Darreon Fair, Cleveland Heights football
The dual-threat quarterback showed off all of his weapons in a 43-13 win over Brunswick. The senior threw for 118 yards and a touchdown and also ran for 122 yards and two scores.
Frankee Flesher, West Geauga girls soccer
In West Geauga’s 7-2 win over Mayfield Wednesday night, the senior scored five goals and had an assist.
Ty Hurst, Tallmadge football
In a 42-7 win over Brecksville, the senior quarterback completed 19 passes for 261 yards and four touchdowns.
D’Shawntae Jones, Glenville football
The junior running back carried the bulk of the offense for the Tarblooders Thursday night in a 25-0 win over St. Vincent-St. Mary. He had 134 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 13 attempts.
Eli Jones, Williamsburg boys soccer
In two games this past week, the senior scored eight total goals. He found the back of the net three times in a 4-1 win over Fayetteville-Perry and then score five times in a 10-0 win over Deer Park.
Mekhi Kilburn, Northland football
Despite losing 48-28 to St. Charles, Kilburn was electric for the Vikings. He returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, one of 75 yards and another of 70 yards.
Zane Kinsey, Toronto football
The senior running back carried the ball 14 times for 203 yards and three touchdowns in Toronto’s 36-6 win over Wellsville
Lauren Mahoney, Archbishop Hoban girls soccer
In Hoban's 4-2 win over defending Division I state runner-up Walsh Jesuit, the junior scored all four goals for the Knights.
Quincy Newsom, Twinsburg football
The senior running back ran for 204 yards and three touchdowns in Twinsburg’s 45-43 win over Copley.
Alex Schiavi, Jackson-Milton football
In Jackson-Milton’s 54-0 win over Leetonia, the senior quarterback completed 16 passes for 295 yards and a school-record seven touchdown passes.
Nate Severs, Big Walnut football
After rushing for more than 2,300 yards and 34 touchdowns last season, Severs opened up the 2022 campaign with 150 yards rushing and four scores in the 35-7 win over Hartley.
Matthew Skaggs, Coventry football
Skaggs was the favorite target of Coventry quarterback Brayden Clark, catching four passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-28 win over Marlington.
Danny Stoddard, Medina football
Stepping in for the departed Drew Allar, Stoddard completed 29 of his 44 passes for 375 yards and four touchdowns in a 33-10 win over Warren G. Harding.