2019 TSF Cincinnati Offensive POY Finalists

Elder QB Matthew Luebbe (photo by Dan Bieneke/

There are nine finalists for the 2019 TriState Football Cincinnati Offensive Player of the Year, three of them were named Ohio Offensive Player of the Year, one was a District Player of the Year and two others were honored as their conference’s best. Seven of the finalists are seniors and two are juniors. This is the first finalists nomination for five players.

In the 13-year history of TSF Cincinnati POY finalist’s awards, Winton Woods running back Miyan Williams now has the distinction of becoming the first players to be nominated as finalists three times. There have been 27 other Cincinnati-area players that were two-time finalists dating back to 2007.

All finalist we be honored at the TriState Football 2019 Awards Show on Monday, February 17th at the Holy Grail – Banks in Cincinnati. For details and to RSVP, coaches parents and players can click on this link: TSF Year In Review Show

Here is a look at the finalists for the 2019 TSF Cincinnati Offensive Player of the Year:

Matthew Luebbe (Elder), Sr, QB – It was a breakout season for Luebbe, who was running and gunning Elder (12-3) to a Division I state runner-up finish. He threw for 3,090 yards, ran for 1,723 yards and accounted for 45 touchdowns (27 pass, 17 rush, one rec) earning 2019 OPSWA Division I First Team All-Ohio, GCL South Co-Athlete of the Year and Second Team All-TSF honors.

Liam Clifford (St. Xavier), Jr, WR – Being dangerous in open space is where Clifford excels. The 2019 OPSWA Division I Second Team All-Ohio and First Team All-TSF selection hauled in 77 balls for 1,180, had 13 touchdown receptions amassed 1,829 all-purpose yards and averaged 25.8 yards per kickoff return. Clifford has verbally committed to Penn State. He heads into his senior campaign with 94 receptions, 1488 yards receiving, 18 touchdown catches and 2,097 all-purpose yards.

St. Xavier WR Liam Clifford (photo by Dan Bieneke/

Cole Fisher (CHCA), Sr, QB – Starred as a dual-threat at quarterback for CHCA. Fisher amassed 3,330 yards of total offense (2,250 pass, 1,080 rush) and accounted for 43 touchdowns (23 pass, 19 rush) on his way 2019 OPSWA Division V Third Team All-Ohio and Honorable Mention All-TSF acclaim. He threw for 2,340 yards, ran for 1,550 yards with 30 passing touchdowns and 31 rushing scores in an Eagles uniform.

Corey Kiner (Roger Bacon) Jr, RB – The honors and records are building up for Kiner who was named 2019 OPSWA Division IV First Team All-Ohio, Southwest District Co-Offensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Southwest District (for a third straight season), MVC Scarlet Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-TSF (RS). This is the second nomination for Kiner as a TSF Cincinnati OPOY finalist. The junior crushed the school record books with 2,298 yards rushing, a 12.1 yards per carry average, 40 rushing touchdowns, 44 total touchdowns, 278 points scored (14th best in a season in Ohio history) and 2,943 all-purpose yards. He ran for 200 yards or more seven times in his last eight games including more than 300 against playoff teams CHCA (8-3) and Summit Country Day (8-2). Kiner’s offers include Ohio State, Michigan, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, Michigan State, Tennessee, Kentucky, Purdue, Louisville and Indiana. He heads into his senior year with 5,264 yards rushing, 81 rushing touchdowns (tied for 20th all-time in Ohio), 88 total touchdowns (25th all-time in Ohio), 6,804 all-purpose yards and 548 points scored – all Roger Bacon records.

Roger Bacon RB Corey Kiner (photo by Dan Bieneke/

Connor Kinnett (Harrison), Sr, QB – A big arm and a powerful running-style is the package that Kinnett brought to the table. He threw for an eye-popping 3,761 yards, ran for 442 more yards and accounted for 48 touchdowns (37 pass, 11 rush) on his way to 2019 OPSWA Division II Second Team All-Ohio, SWOC Offensive Player of the Year (for a second straight season) and Third Team All-TSF honors. In his two years as a starter for the Wildcats, Kinnett accrued 6,430 yards passing, 62 passing touchdowns, 734 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns on the ground. He has signed to play for the University of Indianapolis.

Harrison QB Connor Kinnett (photo by Greg Shoemaker/

JuTahn McClain (Fairfield), Sr, RB – The lightning fast McClain earned 2019 OPSWA Ohio Division I Co- Offensive Player of the Year Was and Southwest District Offensive Player of the Year honors after running for 1,947 yards and 21 touchdowns for Fairfield (10-2). He was also named GMC Offensive Player of the Year, First Team All-TSF and TSF Cincinnati Offensive Player of the Year finalist all for a second straight season. The University of Kentucky signee ends his Indians career with 4,539 yards rushing, 49 receptions for 686 yards, 5,540 all-purpose yards and 61 touchdowns (54 rush, six rec, one KR).

Fairfield RB JuTahn McClain (photo by Dan Bieneke/

Cam Porter (La Salle), Sr, RB/LB – The undisputed leader of the Division II state champion La Salle Lancers (13-2). Porter was a force on both sides of the ball. He amassed 1,335 all-purpose yards with 905 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns (18 rush, two rec). On defense, Porter was in on 38 total tackles, with three-and-a-half sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. That effort saw Porter garner 2019 OPSWA Division II First Team All-Ohio (RB), GCL South Co-Athlete of the Year and First Team All-TSF (LB) honors. He has signed with Northwestern University and finished his Lancers career with 3,281 all-purpose yards, 2,294 yards on the ground, 32 rushing touchdowns, 78 receptions for 690 yards and two scores receiving.

La Salle RBCam Porter (photo by Dan Bieneke/

Evan Prater (Wyoming), Sr, QB – Brought the 2019 Ohio Mr. Football back to the Queen City as well being named OPSWA Ohio Division IV Offensive Player of the Year, CHL Offensive Player of the Year First Team All-TSF and nomination as a TSF Cincinnati Offensive Player of the Year finalist for a second straight year. Prater threw for 1,816 yards, ran for 1,509 yards, accounted for 49 touchdowns (28 rush, 21 pass) for Wyoming (13-1). The Cowboys won a second consecutive Region 16 crown and made back-to-back final four appearances for the first time in the history of the program. Wyoming went 40-2 overall in his three years under center. They were unblemished Division IV state champions in 2018. The 6-foot-5,190- pound Prater has verbally committed to the University of Cincinnati. He finished his career at Wyoming with 5,699 yards passing, 4,124 yards rushing, 72 touchdown passes and 74 scores on the ground.

Wyoming QB Evan Prater, 2019 Ohio Mr. Football (photo by Dan Bieneke/

Miyan Williams (Winton Woods), Sr, RB – Was named 2019 OPSWA Ohio Division II Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-TSF for a second straight season after running for 992 yards and 10 touchdowns in nine games. Despite not getting into the playoffs Winton Woods (6-3) still beat Division II state champion, La Salle (13-2) and Division III state champion, Trotwood-Madison (12-3). Williams is the reigning TSF Cincinnati Offensive Player of the Year. He finished his Warriors career with 5,799 yards rushing,67 rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown.

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