2023 TSF Cincinnati OPOY Finalists

Anderson QB Justice Burnam (photo courtesy of:

There are nine finalists for the 2022 TriState Football Cincinnati Offensive Player of the Year. Seven nominees are seniors (three transferred for their final year of school) and two are juniors. Five nominees are quarterbacks and four are running backs.

This is the 17th year of the award and Jordan Marshall becomes just the fourth player to be named a Cincinnati Offensive Player of the Year finalists three times. He joins C.J. Hester (Wyoming/Western Michigan), Miyan Williams (Winton Woods/Ohio State) and Corey Kiner (Roger Bacon/LSU/ Cincinnati) for that honor.

This is the second nomination for Talon Fisher. He becomes the 13th quarterback (24th nominee overall) to accomplish the feat, in the awards history.

The members of the All-TSF Teams, the TSF Teams of the Year, Players of the Year and finalists from Indiana, Dayton, Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati as well as the Mella Windows Players of the Week will be recognized at the TriState Football Year In Review Awards Show on Monday, February 19th, 2024 at the Holy Grail-Banks – RSVP 2023 TSF Year In Review Show

Here is a look at the 2023 TSF Cincinnati OPOY Finalists:

Brodey Berg, Anderson, Sr, RB – Was named OPSWA Division II Ohio Co-Offensive Player of the Year, OPSWA Division II First Team All-Ohio (Second Team All-Ohio in 2022), OPSWA Division II Southwest District Offensive Player of the Year, ECC Co-Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-TSF. The catalyst for an Anderson (13-2) team that captured the programs third regional championship and first since 2008 (third in school history). Anderson fell in the Division II state semifinals to eventual state champion Massillon Washington (16-0). Berg the focal point of the Raptors offense, led the ECC with 1,513 yards and 32 touchdowns rushing. He also had 71 receptions for 938 yards and another 10 scores. The Davidson commit ended his Raptors career with 2,478 yards rushing, 136 receptions, 1,903 yards receiving, 4,512 all-purpose yards and 87 touchdowns scored (34th most all-time in Ohio history; 69 rush, 18 rec).

Anderson RB Brodey Berg (Photo from: X: @photo_varsity / Andrew Sichak)

Justice Burnam, Anderson, Jr, QB – OPSWA Division II Second Team All-Ohio and Third Team All-TSF. In his first year as a starter Burnam did a great job of running the high-powered Anderson (13-2) offense. The Raptors scored 41 points or more on 11 occasions and averaged 444.1 yards of total offense per game. Burnam threw for 4,186 yards, tossed 41 touchdown passes (tied for 39th most in a single season in Ohio history), ran for 596 yards and seven more scores.

Luke Dunn, Withrow, Sr, QB – OPSWA Division II First Team All-Ohio and Honorable Mention All-TSF. Dunn gave the Withrow (12-2) offense the shot in the arm it needed to get to the next level. The Tigers set a school record for wins and made it to the regional finals or the first time in program history. Dunn, a transfer from Moeller, threw for 2,857 yards with 37 touchdown passes and three rushing scores. He had nine games with at least three touchdown tosses.

Withrow QB Luke Dunn (photo by: Shelby Frieszell /

Talon Fisher, Fairfield, Sr, QB – Was named OPSWA Division I First Team All-Ohio (Second Team All-Ohio in 2022), GMC Offensive Player of the Year, Honorable Mention All-TSF (Third Team All-TSF in 2022) and TSF Cincinnati Offensive Player of the Year Finalist (for a second straight season). Fisher is just the third quarterback to be a four-year starter in the GMC since 2000, joining Spencer Ware (Princeton/LSU/K.C. Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts) and Mitch Bolden (Lakota West/Army) as elite members of the group. A dual threat option in the backfield, Fisher amassed 2,628 yards of total offense (1,336 pass, 1,292 rush) and accounted for 26 touchdowns (16 rush, 10 pass) as a senior. He finishes his career with 4,504 yards passing, 26 touchdown passes, 4,323 yards rushing and 55 touchdowns on the ground. Fisher has signed with Navy.

Fairfied QB Talon Fisher (photo by Greg Shoemaker/

Jayel Harris, Purcell Marian, Jr, RB – Was named OPSWA Division V First Team All-Ohio and Second Team All-TSF. Harris ran through opposing defenses like they were Swiss Cheese helping the Purcell Marian (10-3) to its first league championship in the 21st century. He churned out 2,109 yards with 29 touchdowns rushing and averaged 10.8 yards per carry with at least one run of 20-yards or more in 11 games. Harris had five tilts with 200-yards or more on the ground and six contests with at least three rushing touchdowns.

Purcell Marian RB Jayel Harris (photo By Kelsey Rebman/

Jordan Marshall, Moeller, Sr, RB – Was named the 37th recipient of the coveted Ohio Mr. Football award. Marshall also earned the following honors for a second straight year, OPSWA Division I Ohio Offensive Player of the Year, OPSWA Division I First Team All-Ohio, OPSWA Division I Southwest District Offensive Player of the Year, GCL South Athlete of the Year, First Team All-TSF and TSF Cincinnati Offensive Player of the Year Finalist (for a third straight season, TSF Cincinnati OPOY in 2022). Marshall ran for 1,550 yards, caught 30 passes for 394 yards and found the end zone 21 times (17 rush, four rec) as Moeller (10-5) won its third straight regional title. He bested the 100-yard mark rushing 10 times in 13 games. He is the Crusaders all-time leading rusher with 4,787 yards and finishes his career with 73 receptions, 1,219 yards receiving, 6,196 all-purpose yards and 80 touchdowns scored (65 rush, 15 rec). Marshall has signed with national champion, Michigan.

Moeller RB Jordan Marshall (photo by Sandy Mahoney / X: @InMotionBySandy)

J.J. Miller, Williamsburg, Sr, QB – Was named OPSWA Division V First Team All-Ohio (Second Team All-Ohio in 2022), SBAAC National Offensive Player of the Year and Honorable All-TSF. It was a dream season for Miller as he guided Williamsburg (10-2) to the top seed for the Division VI, Region 24 playoffs and the programs second ever postseason win. Miller threw for 3,529 yards, ran for 1,060 yards and accounted for 60 touchdowns (47 pass, 13 rush). His 47 touchdown passes ties him with Joe Burrow for 25th most in a single season in Ohio history. Seven times, Miller tossed at least four touchdowns in a game including eight versus Hillsboro. He had 300-yards or more passing six times in Williamsburg’s final nine affairs. Miller ran for more than 100-yards on five occasions. He threw for at least two touchdowns in all 23 of his varsity starts and finished his career with 5,906 yards passing, 1,471 yards rushing, 80 passing touchdowns (tied for 44th most in Ohio history) and 24 touchdowns on the ground.

Williamsburg QB JJ Miller (Photo from Facebook: ES Sportspage)

Armoud Seals, Taft, Sr, QB – Was named OPSWA Division IV First Team All-Ohio (Division III Third Team All-Ohio at Woodward in 2022), OPSWA Division IV Southwest District Offensive Player of the Year and Honorable All-TSF. The senior transfer brought his rocket arm across town and helped Taft (9-3) to its ninth consecutive playoff appearance. Seals threw for 2,722 yards, ran for 407 yards and accounted for 33 touchdowns (28 pass, five rush). The senior had three or more touchdown tosses on six occasions.

Taft QB Armoud Seals

Nathan Webster, Milford, Sr, RB – Was named OPSWA Division I First Team All-Ohio, ECC Co-Offensive Player of the Year and Third Team All-TSF. The transfer from Georgia was a perfect fit for the Milford (11-1) offense and its rushing attack. The Eagles would finish the regular season unbeaten for just the second time in school history (first time since 1957) and capture the top seed in the Division I, Region 4 playoffs. Webster ran for 1,281 yards, had 19 rushing touchdowns and 11 receptions for 163. He ran for at least 140-yards four times in his last seven games and had seven contests with two or more rushing touchdowns.

Milford RB Nathan Webster (photo by Greg Shoemaker/

Past TSF Cincinnati OPOY finalists:2022
Mitch Bolden (Lakota West), Trey Cornist (Winton Woods), Talon Fisher (Fairfield), CJ Hester (Wyoming), Will Kocher (Kings), Jordan Marshall (Moeller), Michael Mussari (Kings), Drew Novak (Western Brown) and Griffin Scalf (Anderson).
Joey Faulkner (Anderson), CJ Hester (Wyoming), William Ingle (Sycamore), Will Kocher (Kings), Jordan Marshall (Moeller), Brogan McCaughey (St. Xavier), Drew Novak (Western Brown), Drew Ramsey (Elder) and TyRek Spikes (Winton Woods).
Zach Branam (La Salle), Liam Clifford (St. Xavier), Jackson Gifford (Ross), CJ Hester (Wyoming) Corey Kiner (Roger Bacon), Brogan McCaughey (St. Xavier), Drew Ramsey (Elder), Keyshawn Stephens (Hamilton) and Ty Stylski (Kings).
Liam Clifford (St. Xavier), Cole Fisher (CHCA), Corey Kiner (Roger Bacon), Connor Kinnett (Harrison), Matthew Luebbe (Elder), JuTahn McClain (Fairfield), Cam Porter (La Salle), Evan Prater (Wyoming) and Miyan Williams (Winton Woods).
Michael Bittner (Elder), Zeke Correll (Anderson), Cameron Kells (Milford), Corey Kiner (Roger Bacon), JuTahn McClain (Fairfield), Evan Prater (Wyoming), Deante Smith-Moore (Colerain) and Miyan Williams (Winton Woods).
Josh Anderson (New Richmond); Xavier Johnson (Summit Country Day), Kenny Mayberry (Winton Woods), Pierson Rogers (Wyoming), Matt Sora (Mason), Jay Volpenhein (Anderson), Miyan Williams (Winton Woods) & Chase Wolf (St. Xavier).
Reed Aichholz (Indian Hill), Ra’Von Bonner (Sycamore), Sean Clifford (St. Xavier), Kesean Gamble (CHCA), Andrew Marty (Wyoming), Christian Turner (La Salle), Jay Volpenhein (Anderson) & Jarell White (La Salle).
Reed Aichholz (Indian Hill), Deshaunte Jones (Colerain), Jeremy Larkin (LaSalle), David Montgomery (Mount Healthy), Peyton Ramsey (Elder), Johnny Noyen (CHCA) & Luke Waddell (Loveland).
Tyler Anderson (New Richmond), DeAndre Barnett (Kings), Dashaunte Jones (Colerain), Jeremy Larkin (LaSalle), David Montgomery (Mount Healthy), Peyton Ramsey (Elder) & Maurice Thomas (Talawanda).
Mikel Horton (Lakota West), Gus Ragland (Moeller), Nate Slagel (Loveland), DeTuan Smith-Moore (Colerain), Devyn Wood (Western Brown) & Antonio Woods (Summit Country Day)
Tyree Elliott (Mount Healthy), Austin Ernst (McNicholas), Connor Jansen (Turpin), Alfred Ramsby (Colerain), Chris Schroer (Elder), Greg Simpson (Sycamore) & Keith Watkins (Moeller).
Kenny Davis (Walnut Hills), Conor Hundley (St. Xavier), Aaron Kemper (Winton Woods), Monty Madaris (Moeller), Jalin Marshall (Middletown), Isaac Rupe (Madeira) & Jamire Westbrook (Kings).
Dakota Dartis (North College Hill), Aaron Kemper (Winton Woods), Andrew Kummer (La Salle), Jalin Marshall (Middletown), Nick Lawley (CHCA), Jamire Westbrook (Kings) & Tyler Williams (Colerain).
Dominique Brown (Winton Woods), Mark Miller (Elder), Kyle Seyfried (Wyoming), Kyle Slater (Anderson), Jordan Thompson (Lakota West) & Caleb Watkins (Middletown).
Bo Cordell (Indian Hill), Shawn Davis (Western Brown), Bud Golden (Sycamore), Everett Horne (North College Hill), Mark Miller (Elder) & Kyle Slater (Anderson).
Bo Cordell (Indian Hill), Ryan Martin (Turpin), Danny Milligan (St. Xavier), Dominique Sherrer (Colerain) & Elijah Storey (Anderson).









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