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Voting ends for Super 25 captain

For the second consecutive season, ThisWeek Community News asked for fans' input on the Super 25 football team captain.

The fans responded with 33,210 votes cast for one of the five finalists listed on the right. Westerville South quarterback Nick Renzetti won the online fan vote and received one vote toward the staff’s selection of the captain.

Past captains were Johnstown's Ross Franklin (2011), Westerville South's Jayshon Jackson (2010), Pickerington North's Matt Ferguson (2009) DeSales' Josh Kusan (2008), Hilliard Darby's Jeremy Ebert (2007), Westland's Kasey Wendal (2006), Worthington Kilbourne's Jordan Gafford (2005), Hilliard Davidson's Christen Haywood (2004), Dublin Coffman's Jack Rafferty (2003) and Brady Quinn (2002), Davison's Erick Phillips (2001), Brookhaven's Maurice Hall (2000), Grove City's Nathan Poole (1999), Upper Arlington's Kyle Slager (1998) and Jesse Kline (1997) and Grove City's Derek Combs (1996). Dublin's Nick Goings won in 1994 and shared the award the next year with Westerville South's Andy Katzenmoyer.

And now for this year’s five finalists:

Maurice Hale, Beechcroft: In nine regular season games, the Cougars quarterback was 99-for-175 passing for 1,775 yards with 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also rushed for 1,259 yards with 15 touchdowns on 153 carries.

Godwin Igwebuike, Pickerington North: The Northwestern recruit had 1,493 yards rushing on 154 carries (an 9.7 yards per carry average) and 25 total touchdowns in the regular season. On defense, Igwebuike had 40 tackles with four interceptions at defensive back.

Ja’Wuan Woodley, Hartley: The Toledo recruit had 19 touchdowns and 1,516 on 176 carries (an 8.6 yards per carry average) during the regular season. At linebacker, Woodley had three sacks, one interception and one forced fumble.

Nick Renzetti, Westerville South: The 6-4, 180-pound senior finished the regular season 188-for-327 passing for 3,054 yards with 33 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in his first year as a starter.

Donovan Wilson, Dublin Jerome: The Georgia Tech commit rushed for 2,068 yards on 383 carries and caught nine balls for 118 yards and finished with 26 total touchdowns

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