Bowser named Touchdown Club of Columbus player of the year

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Sidney running back Isaiah Bowser

Sidney running back Isaiah Bowser

Sidney’s Isaiah Bowser has been named the Ohio player of the year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus.

The organization announced on Tuesday that Bowser will receive its 2017 James A. Rhodes Award for Ohio high school’s player of the year.

Bowser rushed for 2,686 yards and 29 touchdowns for the 10-2 Yellow Jackets, which advanced to the playoffs for the first time in 28 years.

Bowser rushed 5,471 yards in 32 games during his career and had 37 receptions for 716 yards and six touchdowns. He also had 96 total tackles on defense and three interceptions.

He set numerous school records, including total touchdowns (77), total carries in a game (45) and offensive yards in a game (503).

Previous Rhodes Award winners include Braxton Miller, Brandon Saine, Ted Ginn Jr., Maurice Clarrett, Mike Vrable, Chris Spielman and Archie Griffin.

The award will be presented on Feb. 17 during a ceremony in downtown Columbus.

Sidney running back Isaiah Bowser running back Isaiah Bowser

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