Each week the Cleveland Gladiators will select a High School Impact Player of the Week based on the individual players’ on-field impact for their respective teams’ success. Each winning player will receive a $500 grant towards the player’s high school football program, an appearance at practice by a member of the Gladiators coaching staff, and recognition at a 2018 Cleveland Gladiators home game.
The Gladiators’ High School Impact Player of the Week award will be announced every Tuesday during the high school football season.
Week 1 - Jony Major, QB - Strongsville High School
The junior's six total touchdowns helped guide the Strongsville Mustangs to a season-opening 48-34 win over the Berea-Midpark Titans on August 25th. READ MORE
Week 2 - Kenny Wilkins, RB - Bedford High School
The senior's 291 yards rushing powered the Bedford Bearcats to a 34-18 Week 2 win over the Elyria Pioneers on September 1st. READ MORE
Week 3 - Mason Lydic, QB - Woodridge High School
Lydic passed for 363 yards but totaled over 400 yards in the game, throwing for six scores and rushing for a seventh, as the Bulldogs improved their record to 2-1 on September 8th. READ MORE.
Week 4 - Brandon Coleman, RB - Columbia High School
Coleman rushed for 234 yards and four scores, led the Raiders' defense with 12 tackles, and returned both a kickoff and interception for touchdowns in Columbia's 48-34 win over Keystone on September 15th. READ MORE.
Week 5 - Jake Roger, WR - Highland High School
Rogers rushed the ball ten times for 140 yards and a touchdown, caught two passes for 81 yards and a score, and completed his only pass attempt for 30 yards for his third touchdown of the night. READ MORE.
Week 6 - Godwin Joe, QB - Brush High School
Joe threw for 283 yards and four scores and carried the ball for another 128 yards and three more scores in helping improve the Arcs’ record to 5-1 on the year. READ MORE.
Week 7 - Jayden Cunningham, QB - University School
Cunningham threw for three scores, rushed for another, and returned an interception 45 yards for a defensive touchdown in helping improve University School’s record to 5-2 on the year. READ MORE.
Week 8 - Ronald Lee, RB - Euclid High School
Lee rushed for 371 yards and five touchdowns in the game while adding a 30-yard touchdown reception as well in the shootout victory for Euclid. READ MORE.
Week 9 - Shomari Williams, RB - North Ridgeville High School
Williams scored all five touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, as North Ridgeville outlasted Westlake in overtime, 37-30. READ MORE.
Week 10 - Ryan Maloy, QB - Avon High School
Maloy helped cap off a perfect regular season for the Eagles by passing for 278 yards and totaling six touchdowns (three passing/three rushing) as Avon cruised past Berea-Midpark, 63-35. READ MORE.
Week 1 - Isaiah Gullick, RB - Mentor High School
The senior’s five total touchdowns helped guide the Mentor Cardinals to a season-opening 57-31 home win over the Massillon Tigers on August 26th. READ MORE
Week 2 - Trey Bialowas, QB - Westlake High School
Bialowas accounted for five touchdowns to give the Westlake Demons a 34-31 week 2 road victory over the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs. READ MORE
Week 3 - Robby Levak, QB - Nordonia High School
The sophomore’s five total touchdowns helped guide the Knights to a Week 3 road victory, improving their record to 2-1. READ MORE
Week 4 - Jimmy Daw, RB - Medina High School
The senior totaled 155 yards and six rushing touchdowns in a win Elyria while setting a program single-season record with his 17th rushing score of the year after just four games. READ MORE
Week 5 - Dustin Crum, QB - Midview High School
Crum passed for 289 yards and rushed for 207 yards, while setting a school record for career passing touchdowns. Crum’s outstanding achievements helped guide Midview to the Week 5 home victory, improving their record to 4-1. READ MORE.
Week 6 - Davion Johnson, WR - Bedford High School
Johnson caught two touchdowns on the night while also returning a punt 86 yards for a score in helping keep Bedford unbeaten on the season at 6-0. READ MORE.
Week 7 - Craig Palidar, WR - Wadsworth High School
Palidar caught ten passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns while also blocking a punt that went for a safety in helping improve Wadsworth’s record to 4-3 on the year. READ MORE.
Week 8 - Ben Connor, QB - Beachwood Hgh School
Connor completed 13 of his 18 passes for 352 yards and five touchdowns while rushing six times for 62 yards and three more scores in helping improve Beachwood’s record to 3-5 on the year. READ MORE.
Week 9 - Brett Lowther, QB - Cuyahoga Heights High School
Lowther accounted for all three touchdowns, rushing for two and passing for another, to help improve Cuyahoga Heights’ record to 9-0 on the year. READ MORE.
Week 10 - Thomas Wilks, RB - Solon High School
Wilks rushed for 251 yards on the night, with three of his six rushing touchdowns coming from 41, 49, and 54 yards out to help Solon finish the regular season at 9-1. READ MORE.