In a vote that ended Sept. 15, Dispatch.com readers selected the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center high school Athlete of the Week for competitions that took place from before Sept. 10.
This week's winner is Granville football player Kyle Kirby.
Kirby rushed for 166 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-33 win over Heath.
Kirby received 40.2% of the vote and was followed by Centerburg golfer Avery Glenn, who received 25.1%, Pickerington North football player Preston Bowman (16.3%), Grove City Christian volleyball player Emma McCall (6.4%), Watkins Memorial football player Drew Samsal (4.7%), and Licking Valley football player Trenton Markus (4.1%).
Glenn, the runner-up, shot a school-record 31 (5-under par) against Lexington at Wyandot. This came a day after she shot a then-school-record 33 (4-under par) against Northmor at Twin Lakes. Her round included an eagle on a par-5. Her 31 ties Jeff Butler, who set the boys school record in 1999.
Bowman had five receptions for 205 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-34 win over Pickerington Central.
McCall had 29 kills and a .277 hitting percentage in three matches.
Samsal completed 18 of 25 passes for 193 yards and two touchdown passes in a 35-0 win over Northridge.
Markus rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in a 37-6 win over Johnstown.
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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.
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