Amanda-Clearcreek's Jonathan Weaver named Columbus area high school athlete of the week
In a vote that ended Sept. 17, Dispatch.com readers selected the Athlete of the Week for competitions that took place from Sept. 6-12.
This week's winner is Amanda-Clearcreek soccer and football player Jonathan Weaver.
In soccer, Weaver scored four goals in a 4-3 victory over Zane Trace, including the winner in the final 90 seconds. The next night in football, he had three touchbacks on five kickoffs, was 2-for-2 on PATs, had two punts for a 39-yard net average and was 2-for-2 in field goals (from 32 and 28 yards).
Weaver received 40.7% of the vote and was followed by Highland football player Dane Nauman (28.3%), Lancaster soccer player Olivia George (6.8%) and Bexley soccer player Grace Heilman (4.9%).
Nauman, the runner-up, rushed for 366 yards on 23 carries and recorded 2 1/2 tackles on defense.
High school sports:Here's how to nominate Columbus area athletes of the week in 2021
The Athlete of the Week voting recognizes athletes across all sports.
Nominations are due Monday mornings for competitions that took place the previous week.
Once athletes win during the regular season, they're not eligible to be back on the ballot until the postseason. Athletes who have not been a recipient of one of the weekly awards can be nominated more than once.
Have any questions? Email sports editor Brian White at email@example.com.