Week Four ‘Players of the Game’ Announced

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The Orthopaedics Associates of Zanesville is sponsoring WHIZ’s Player of the Game spotlight each week, and this week one of the three featured local footballers is Owen Smith of Philo.

Smith is #5 on the electrics and is a senior quarterback. He completed 252 yards in passing and over 50 yards in rushing which helped Philo to crush Riverview 38-7. Receiving this distinction was an honor to Smith and he is driven to keep the hard work going.

“It means a lot, it means that people recognize what I’m doing and how hard I’m really pushing myself… I really care about my guys, and I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure that they can get the win as long as they’re doing it too,” Owen Smith, quarterback for Philo stated.

Smith is hopeful to keep the momentum going as they head into their next game which is at home versus Crooksville. The other two Players of the Game are: Noah Wellmeier of John Glenn, and Owen Brown of Fort Frye. Stay turned to AM1240, Z92, and Highway 103 for live coverage of this Friday’s upcoming high school football games.

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Gunnar Consol
Gunnar is a recent graduate of Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire having majored in meteorology with minors in mathematics and communications. He was on the varsity track & field team all four of his years at Plymouth competing in the long jump, triple jump, and 100m and 200m races. Growing up in Central Florida, having endured many relentless hurricane seasons and experiencing pop-up thunderstorms everyday during the summer inspired his initial interest in the weather. A lack of cold weather subsequently drove him to attend college in New Hampshire. This was to experience a whole other side of the weather: winter. He is excited to have just moved to Ohio and explore what all the state has to offer. He also hopes that Ohio is a happy middle ground between how hot Florida is and how cold New Hampshire is. In his free time, Gunnar enjoys staying active, going on photography photoshoots, and gardening.