Football players Hayden Jester of La Salle and Nick Kendall of Highlands were named Athletes of the Week for Ohio and Kentucky respectively for Nov. 16-20 based on votes from Cincinnati.com readers.
La Salle senior linebacker Hayden Jester had a team-high six tackles including 1.5 sacks as the Lancers defeated Kings 42-7 in the Division II regional final. He also forced a fumble in the second half that led to a touchdown.
Highlands senior running back Nick Kendall scored three touchdowns and had 200-plus yards in Highlands’ win over Covington Catholic.
Next week’s nominees will be on a ballot starting Monday for a vote that runs to noon Thursday, Dec. 3.