Shore Sports Network is proud to unveil its 2015 All-Shore teams and season-ending award winners featuring the top performers from the 2015 Shore Conference football season.

The All-Shore teams, along with the players and coaches of the year, were selected by a committee consisting of Shore Sports Network’s Bob Badders, Kevin Williams, Ed Sarluca and Matt Harmon.

Scroll down for bios, pictures and video clips of all the first-team All-Shore selections as well as write-ups on the second- and third-team selections.

 

*All-Shore teams in list form*

*Final standings*

*Coaches All-Division teams*

*Final Top 10 rankings*

*Offensive Player of the Year*

*Defensive Player of the Year*

*Coach of the Year*

 

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB — Anthony Brown, Sr., St. John Vianney

(Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography).

The 2015 Shore Sports Network Offensive Player of the Year and a two-time, first-team All-Shore pick, Brown completed 66 percent of his passes for 2,355 yards and 34 touchdowns with just five interceptions, while rushing for over 600 yards and nine touchdowns. His passing yardage and touchdown totals led the Shore Conference, and his 43 total touchdowns are the second most in a season in Shore Conference history, one behind the 44 scored by Mater Dei Prep quarterback Christian Palmer last season. In two seasons as St. John Vianney’s starting quarterback, Brown threw for 4,554 yards and 59 touchdowns and ran for over 1,400 yards with 17 touchdowns. The Lancers finished the season as the Shore Conference’s No. 1 scoring offense at 43 points per game and scored a school-record 517 points. Brown had several marquee games this season, including throwing for 298 yards and five touchdowns and running for 116 yards in a 56-26 win over eventual Central Jersey Group II champion Raritan. He threw a 75-yard touchdown pass through a driving rainstorm to Marcque Ellington in a 13-6 win over eventual Central Jersey Group III champion Rumson-Fair Haven, and had 234 total yards and four touchdowns in a 49-6 win over Red Bank Catholic that put the Lancers into their first state final since 1982. Even in the Lancers’ only loss of the season, a 40-17 setback to three-time champion DePaul in the Non-Public Group III final, Brown was on point. He threw for 234 yards and a touchdown and ran for another against a defense that featured multiple FBS recruits. Brown was voted the Class A Central Offensive Player of the Year by the coaches. He will continue his career at Boston College.

 

RB — Mike Gawlik, Jr., Jackson Memorial

Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography.

In his second season as a starter, Gawlik duplicated his breakout sophomore season by leading the Jaguars to their second straight Central Jersey Group IV championship. After splitting carries with Vinny Lee last season and for the first half of this season, Gawlik became the feature back midway through the season and flourished down the stretch as the Jaguars rallied from a 3-3 record to win their fifth state title. Gawlik ran for for 1,562 yards and 17 touchdowns on an average of 7.3 yards per carry. He was a monster in the playoffs with 590 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. He ran for 215 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries when the Jaguars avenged a regular-season loss to Brick by beating the Dragons 21-7 in the first round of the playoffs. He ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-10 win over Steinert in the semifinals before turning in an all-time performance in the sectional final. In Jackson’s 42-14 win over Brick Memorial in the championship game, Gawlik accounted for 365 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns wth 210 yards rushing and three scores, a 49-yard touchdown pass, a 58-yard reception and a 50-yard kick return. Also a standout defensive back, Gawlik made 65 tackles for a Jaguars team that finished in the top 10 in scoring defense. A two-time, first-team All-Shore selection and an All-Class A South selection by the coaches, Gawlik looks to again be one of the top all-around players in the Shore next year.

 

RB — Cole Rogers, Sr., Middletown South

(Photo by Eric Braun)

Rogers helped Middletown South return to glory with a 12-0 season and the final No. 1 ranking in New Jersey by rushing for 1,570 yards and 24 touchdowns on an average of 9.1 yards per carry. Rogers missed two games with an injury, but still powered the Eagles’ rushing attack with nine 100-yard games and three 200-yard games, averaging 142 yards per game. He ran for a season-high 224 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-14 win over Middletown North in the first round of the playoffs, and had 223 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-7 win over Freehold. He ran for 480 yards and nine touchdowns in the playoffs to help the Eagles win their first sectional title since 2006 and the program’s 10th state title overall. He finished his career with 3,437 yards rushing and 50 touchdowns, and was selected as the Class A North Offensive Player of the Year by the Coaches.

 

RB — Derek Ernst, Sr,. Raritan

(Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography).

One year after assuming the Rockets’ starting running back job because of an injury and rushing for over 1,500 yards, Ernst turned in one of the best seasons ever by a Raritan running back to lead the way in an improbable championship season. Ernst led the Shore Conference in rushing with 1,777 yards while scoring 23 touchdowns, and helped the Rockets turn in an unforgettable run to the program’s second sectional title and first since 2004. Ernst ran for over 100 yards in 11 of 12 games, including a season-high 227 yards in a loss to Monmouth Regional. In the playoffs, Ernst ran for 461 yards and five touchdowns, including 219 yards and three touchdowns when the Rockets went on the road and upended a 9-1 Delaware Valley team, 42-13, to reach the sectional final. He then ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-26 upset of previously-undefeated Lincoln in the championship game. Raritan started the season 3-0 before losing five straight games, but rebounded to win their final four games and claim a state championship. Ernst was a second-team, All-Shore selection last season and was an All-Class A Central pick by the coaches this year.

 

WR — Brendan Kube, Jr., Middletown North

(Photo by Eric Braun).

Kube led the Shore Conference in receptions and yards for the Lions, who made the playoffs for the second straight season and won their first playoff game since 2000 while finishing 7-4. Kube caught 63 passes for 1,066 yards and seven touchdowns as the only 1,000-yard receiver in the Shore. He had four 100-yard receiving games, including two games over 200 yards. He had the two biggest games by any wide receiver this season, catching 14 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Freehold, and hauling in 13 receptions for 214 yards and a touchdown in a playoff loss to Middletown South. Kube was also a productive defensive player at safety with 51 tackles and two interceptions. He was also a Class A Central All-Division pick by the coaches. With junior quarterback Donald Glenn also back next season, Kube looks to be one of the best receivers in the Shore in 2016.

 

WR — Mike Stapert, Sr., St. John Vianney

Photo by Bill Normile.

At 6-foot-6 with breakaway speed, Stapert was a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. And with Offensive Player of the Year Anthony Brown at quarterback, Stapert turned in a fantastic season in his only year as a starter. He caught 31 passes for 882 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging 25 yards per catch on a St. John Vianney offense that finished No. 1 in the Shore in averaging 43 points per game. His production helped the Lancers capture back-to-back Class A Central titles for the first time in program history, win a single-season record 11 games and reach the school’s first football sectional final since 1982. He was also an All-Class A Central pick by the coaches.

 

WR — Sadiq Palmer, Sr., Red Bank

Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography.

One of the top all-around players in the Shore Conference, Palmer, a two-time, first-team All-Shore selection, helped Red Bank to one the best seasons in program history. Palmer caught 48 passes for 660 yards and seven touchdowns and also ran for 452 yards and nine touchdowns on an average of 5.8 yards per carry. Also a standout defender at safety, Palmer made 66 tackles and intercepted five passes on a Bucs defense that yielded just 10.2 points per game, the fifth best mark in the Shore. His play helped Red Bank go 11-1 and reach the Central Jersey Group III final, the first state championship game for the Bucs since 2003. He had all three touchdowns in a 21-14 win over Ocean in the semifinals. Red Bank also won the Class B North division title, its first division title since 1977, and beat rival Red Bank Catholic 24-21 in one of the season’s most thrilling games. Palmer was an All-Class A Central selection by the coaches and the division’s Defensive Player of the Year, and will continue his career at Syracuse University.

 

OL — Erik Graham, Sr., Shore

(Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography).

Graham (No. 72 above) was a two-way standout up front for a Blue Devils team that featured a dominant rushing attack and a shutdown defense that cruised to its second straight Central Jersey Group I title. The Blue Devils ran for 3,491 yards, averaging 291 yards per game, and finished third in the Shore Conference in scoring at 36.8 points per game. The 6-foot-2, 245-pound senior helped pave the way for a pair of 1,000-yard rushers in seniors Doug Goldsmith and Jack Britton as Shore won its seventh sectional title and extended its program-record winning streak to 20 games. Graham also earned All-Class B Central honors from the coaches.

 

OL — Joe Rutkowski, Sr., Middletown South

Photo by Eric Braun.

The 6-foot-3, 270-pound Rutkowski was the top lineman on the No. 1 team in the state, helping the Eagles finish 12-0 for the program’s 10th sectional title and first since 2006. He helped power an offense that featured 1,500-yard running back Cole Rogers and 1,500-yard passer Matt Mosquera, and had the second-best scoring offense in the Shore at 41 points per game. Middletown South ran for 2,806 yards on an average of  8.1 yards per carry and 233.8 yards per game, and scored 40 or more points in eight of 12 games while winning every game by at least three touchdowns.

 

OL — Liam Smith, Sr., Red Bank Catholic

By Mark Brown/B51 Photography

One of the top offensive lineman in New Jersey, Smith was once again an anchor for a Caseys squad that averaged 350 yards per game and finished 8-3. He helped pave the way for RBC to run for 2,056 yards and 27 touchdowns while protecting quarterback Eddie Hahn, who threw for 1,718 yards and 12 touchdowns as the Caseys averaged 25.2 points per game against one of the toughest schedules in the Shore. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Smith is a two-time, first-team All-Shore selection and also an outstanding student, and will continue his career at Duke University.

 

OL — Micah Clark, Jr., St. John Vianney

Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography.

One of the top recruits in New Jersey for the Class of 2017, the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Clark blocked for a St. John Vianney offense that led the Shore Conference in scoring at 43 points per game and set a program-record with 517 total points scored. Clark opened holes for the Lancers to run for over 2,000 yards and protected quarterback Anthony Brown, who led the Shore Conference in passing with over 2,300 yards and 34 touchdowns. St. John Vianney set a program-record for wins in a season with 11, won back-to-back division titles for the first time and reached the Non-Public Group III final for the first time since 1982. Clark boasts 33 FBS offers from the likes of Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin, among others. Also a standout defensive player, Clark was voted the Class A Central Defensive Player of the Year as most teams tailored their running game to go away from him.

 

OL — Luke Butera, Sr., Toms River North

Photo by Ray Richardson.

The top lineman on one of the Shore Conference’s best offenses, Butera (No. 72 above) helped the Mariners go 11-1, claim a share of the Class A South division title and win the South Jersey Group V title for the program’s sixth sectional crown. Toms River North was fourth in the Shore Conference in scoring at 33 points per game and had a pair of 1,000-yard rushers and a 1,000-yard passer. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Butera helped create running room for senior tailback Asante Moorer to rush for 1,550 yards and 17 touchdowns and junior quarterback Mike Husni to run for 1,240 yards and 18 touchdowns. Husni also threw for over 1,400 yards and 13 touchdowns as the Mariners averaged over 400 yards of offense per game. Butera was also an All-Class A South pick by the coaches.

 

UT — Tyler Thompson, Sr., Ocean

Ocean senior running back Tyler Thompson. (Mark Brown/B51 Photography).

One of the best players in Ocean history, Thompson concluded an amazing career by rushing for a career-high 1,572 yards and 21 touchdowns for a Spartans team that finished 9-2 and reached the semifinals of the Central Jersey Group III playoffs. Thompson also caught 17 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns, and made a huge impact on defense with 68 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 6 pass deflections 1 interception and 1 forced fumble. He ran for over 1,000 yards in three of his four seasons as Ocean’s starting running back, missing out on a fourth only because of an injury late in his junior year. The Class B North Offensive Player of the Year, Thompson finished his career with 4,866 yards rushing and 52 touchdowns and has received multiple FBS offers.

 

UT — Mike Husni, Jr., Toms River North

Photo by Ray Richardson.

A second-team All-Shore pick last season, Husni turned in another season of 1,000 yards rushing and passing to help the Mariners win the South Jersey Group V championship and finish 11-1. He threw for over 1,400 yards with 13 touchdowns and ran for 1,240 yards and 18 touchdowns to lead an offense that averaged over 400 yards per game. He had eight games over 100 yards rushing and seven games over 100 yards passing. He threw for a season-high 242 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-20 win over Toms River South, and threw for 227 yards and a touchdown in a 14-0 win over top-seeded Lenape in the playoff semifinals. Husni also played defense sparingly, but came up with a game-clinching interception in a 26-14 win over Brick that gave North a share of the Class A South division title. Husni can potentially become the only quarterback in Shore Conference history to run and pass for 1,000 yards each in three straight seasons next year when he will be one of the top returning quarterbacks in New Jersey.

 

K — Jack O’Connor, Sr., Red Bank

Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography.

A major weapon for the Bucs’ offense, O’Connor connected on a Shore Conference-high nine field goals in 11 attempts with a long of 42 yards, while also converting 36 of 37 extra points. He finished with 63 total kicking points, the fourth highest total in the Shore. His most important kick was a 36-yard field goal in a 24-21 win over rival Red Bank Catholic that catapulted the Bucs toward an 11-1 record, the Class B North division title and a spot in the Central Jersey Group III title game. O’Connor was also a standout punter with an average of 38 yards per kick and a long of 56.

 

DEFENSE

DL — Da’shon Copes, Sr., Toms River North

Photo by Ray Richardson.

An unstoppable force along the Mariners’ defensive line, Copes (No. 3 above) had one of the best seasons of any defensive player in the Shore Conference for a team that finished 11-1 and captured the South Jersey Group V title. Copes led the Mariners’ defense with 105 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 13 sacks, helping them win their final 10 games and the program’s sixth sectional title. Toms River North’s defense only got better as the season progressed, and played its best in the playoffs by allowing just 14 total points in wins over Kingsway, Lenape and Williamstown. The Class A South Co-Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time, first-team All-Shore selection, Copes has offers from Army and FCS Liberty.

 

DL — Sean Naiman, Sr., Red Bank

Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography.

An All-Class B North selection by the coaches, Naiman finished with 41 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and five pass deflections as a standout defensive end. He was a key cog for a Bucs defense that allowed just 10.2 points per game to finish fifth in the Shore Conference in scoring defense. Red Bank turned in an all-time season with an 11-1 record, the program’s first division title since 1977 and a trip to the Central Jersey Group III title game. Red Bank’s defense finished with two shutouts and allowed seven points or less in six of 12 games.

 

DL — Tyler Towns, Sr., Jackson Memorial

Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography.

After recording five sacks as a junior playing part-time on the Jaguars’ defensive line, Towns made the most of his only year as a full-time starter by leading the Shore Conference with a whopping 22 sacks to help the Jaguars win the Central Jersey Group IV title for the second year in a row. He also made 66 tackles, including a team-high 21.5 for loss, with 11 quarterback pressures, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He was in on multiple sacks in nine of 12 games, including a season-high three in a 41-10 win over Lacey. His best game of the season came in a 21-7 win over Brick in the first round of the playoffs when he made 9 tackles wth 5 for a loss, and recored 2 sacks with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The Jaguars’ allowed 11 points per game, seventh best in the Shore Conference, while recording three shutouts. Towns was also an All-Class A South selection by the coaches.

 

DL — Mike Nobile, Sr., Brick Memorial

Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography.

A disruptive force along the Mustangs’ standout defensive line, Nobile (No. 51 above) helped Brick Memorial finish as a top 10 defense in the Shore by allowing 14.7 points per game. He finished with 82 tackles, 8 sacks, 16 tackles for loss and 4 fumble recoveries on a Mustangs team that finished 9-3, won a share of the Class A South division title and reached the Central Jersey Group IV championship game. Nobile was selected as the Class A South Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

 

LB — Dylan Rogers, Sr., Middletown South

The Shore Sports Network Defensive Player of the Year, Rogers secured his place in the pantheon of Middletown South’s greatest linebackers by leading an Eagles’ defense that helped take home the program’s 10th sectional title. Middletown South finished 12-0 and as the No. 1 team in New Jersey, riding its powerful defense to a perfect season and the school’s first state title since 2006. One of New Jersey’s top linebackers, Rogers finished the season with a program-record 132 tackles, breaking the record his set last season with 122, and recorded 11 sacks for the No. 1 scoring defense in the Shore Conference. He also had 23 tackles for loss, 20 quarterback pressures, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown. The final game of his career was a vintage Rogers performance, as he was all over the field in a 35-7 win over Phillipsburg in the North Jersey Section 2, Group IV championship game with 15 tackles and four sacks. A two-time, first-team All-Shore selection, Rogers was also voted the Class A North Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches.

 

LB — James McCarthy, Jr., Middletown South

Photo by Ray Richardson.

Another fantastic linebacker on a unit head coach Steve Antonucci called “maybe my best ever”, McCarthy finished with 83 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 5 sacks, 5 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles for the No. 1 scoring defense in the Shore Conference. After contributing as a sophomore and earning SSN third-team All-Shore honors, McCarthy made his presence felt as a key member of one of New Jersey’s best defenses. Middletown South recorded four shutouts on the season and allowed just 7.4 points per game. With twins Cole and Dylan Rogers graduating, McCarthy looks to be the leader of Middletown South’s defense next year and potentially also the team’s starting running back as one of the top two-way standouts in the Shore.

 

LB — Mike Ruane, Jr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography.

Ruane announced his presence as a ferocious defensive force by leading a Bulldogs’ defense that allowed just 7.8 points per game. He tied for the Shore Conference lead in tackles with 153 while registering 6 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdowns to help the Bulldogs become just the fifth Shore Conference team to win three straight sectional titles. Rumson recorded five shutouts, including blanking Ridge Road rival Red Bank 21-0 in the Central Jersey Group III finals where Ruane had a game-high nine tackles. An All-Class A Central pick by the coaches, Ruane looks to again be one of the top defensive players in the Shore next year.

 

LB — Doug Goldsmith, Sr., Shore

(Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography).

The heart and soul of the best Group I team in New Jersey, Goldsmith was a force on both sides of the ball for the Central Jersey Group I champion Blue Devils. He finished third in the Shore Conference with 140 tackles while also recording four sacks for a defense that finished second in the Shore Conference by allowing 7.6 points per game. Shore recorded two shutouts on the season and allowed seven points or less in 10 of 12 games. Goldsmith also ran for a team-high 1,178 yards and 12 touchdowns at fullback for an offense that averaged 36.8 points per game. With Goldsmith leading the way, Shore captured its seventh sectional title in program history and pushed its program-record winning streak to 20 games. He was at his best in a Thanksgiving Day win over rival and Central Jersey Group III champion Rumson-Fair Haven with a hand in 24 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and 117 yards rushing. In a 56-28 win over Palmyra in the sectional final, Goldsmith ran for a career high 261 yard on 36 carries. Goldsmith is also a standout lacrosse midfielder, and will continue his athletic career playing for the University of Albany men’s lacrosse team.

 

DB — Tom Coffey, Sr., Middletown South

 

Another key member of No. 1 Middletown South’s top-ranked defense, Coffey made teams pay when they decided to go to the air against the Eagles by bringing down six interceptions and deflecting eight passes. Middletown South allowed just 7.4 points per game this season while recording four shutouts. Coffey helped the Eagles win the North Jersey Section 2, Group IV title and finish 12-0 for the program’s 10th sectional title and first since 2006. Coffey was also the top target at wide receiver for quarterback Matt Mosquera, catching 18 passes for 336 yards and 6 touchdowns. He was an All-Class A North selection by the coaches.

 

DB — Amir Tyler, Sr., Lakewood

(Photo by Rob Samuels).

Whatever position head coach L.J. Clark decided to line Tyler up at, he always found a way to make a huge impact. Tyler led the Piners to a 6-4 season, a share of the Class B South division title and a spot in the South Jersey Group III playoffs by turning in an incredible season on both sides of the ball. As a safety, Tyler made 103 tackles, recorded 4 sacks and intercepted 4 passes. He returned two of those picks for touchdowns, forced four fumbles and also returned a punt for a touchdown. He was also Lakewood’s main offensive weapon at running back where he ran for 1,064 yards and and 20 touchdowns on an average of 8.9 yards per carry, and also caught two touchdown passes. The Class B South Defensive Player of the Year as selected by the coaches, Tyler has multiple FBS offers from the likes of North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Temple.

 

DB — Maxx Imsho, Jr., Middletown South

B51Photography/Mark Brown

An underrated star on a Middletown South team loaded with playmakers, Imsho was a fierce tackler and a ballhawk for the No. 1 team in New Jersey. As a strong safety, Imsho led the Shore Conference with seven interceptions while also making 46 tackles. He also deflected four passes and had two defensive touchdowns to help the Eagles win the North Jersey Section 2, Group IV title and finish 12-0. An All-Class A North selection the coaches, Imsho is part of Middletown South’s incredible junior class that will look to keep the Eagles in championship contention next year.

 

DB — Mike Murdock, Jr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Photo by Mark Brown, B51 Photography

Murdock emerged as a versatile safety who excelled in run support for the Central Jersey Group III champion Bulldogs with 108 tackles, 2 interceptions, a forced fumble and a defensive touchdown. Murdock was a major reason Rumson finished with the No. 3 scoring defense in the Shore Conference and recorded five shutouts, including a 21-0 win over Red Bank in the sectional championship. He was the SSN MVP of the title game with eight tackles, a tackle for loss and two pass breakups as the Bulldogs became the fifth team in Shore Conference history to win three consecutive state titles. Murdock was an All-Class A Central pick by the coaches.

 

UT — Jake Curry, Sr., Freehold

Photo by Dave Thorne.

A do-it-all leader for the Colonials, Curry had a monster season on both sides of the ball to help Freehold finish 6-4 and reach the Central Jersey Group IV playoffs. He finished with 99 tackles at safety and tied for second in the Shore Conference with six interceptions. As the Colonials’ quarterback, Curry threw for 1,309 yards and 12 touchdowns and ran for 695 yards and seven touchdowns. He was selected as the Class A North Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches.

 

UT — Tim Santiago, Sr., Brick Memorial

Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography.

Santiago broke through with an outstanding senior season to help Brick Memorial claim a share of the Class A South division title and reach the Central Jersey Group IV championship game. At  defensive back, Santiago had a team-high four interceptions and 30 tackles. He truly shined at quarterback where he expertly piloted Brick Memorial’s flexbone, triple-option rushing attack to the tune of 1,706 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns, the second-highest total in the Shore. He also threw for 332 yards and five touchdowns. In a 52-20 win over eventual South Jersey Group V champion Toms River North, Santiago ran for a program-record 320 yards, which stood as the highest single-game rushing total in the Shore this season. He was selected as the Class A South Offensive Player of the Year.

 

P -- Matt Mosquera, Sr., Middletown South

(Photo by Eric Braun)

Mosquera did so much for the No. 1 Eagles, and that included being a weapon in the battle for field position as a great directional punter. Middletown South rarely punted, but when the Eagles had to they were able to turn to one of the best all-around kickers in New Jersey. Mosquera also made three out of four field goals with a long of 47 and converted 59 of 61 extra points. As Middletown South’s quarterback, Mosquera threw for 1,509 yards and 19 touchdowns to help the Eagles win the North Jersey Section 2, Group IV title, finish 12-0, win the Class A North division title and finish ranked No. 1 in New Jersey. For his career, Mosquera passed for 2,749 yards with 24 touchdowns, averaged 37.2 yards per punt, made 22 of 24 field goals and 142 of 144 extra points. He was an All-Class A North selection by the coaches.

 

SECOND TEAM

Offense

QB — Eddie Hahn, Sr., Red Bank Catholic

Hahn threw for 1,718 yards and 12 touchdowns and also ran for four touchdowns for the Caseys, who finished 8-3 and reached the semifinals of the Non-Public Group III playoffs. He had two games of over 300 yards passing, including a career-high 380 yards and four touchdowns on 20-of-29 passing against Ocean. It was the most passing yards in a game by any Shore Conference quarterback this season. An All-Class A Central selection by the coaches, Hahn is verbally committed to the University of Connecticut.

 

RB — Asante Moorer, Sr., Toms River North

A punishing runner, Moorer averaged 7.9 yards per carry and 129 yards per game in rushing for 1,550 yards and scoring 17 touchdowns to help lead the Mariners win the South Jersey Group V title and a go 11-1 record. He also caught 12 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns. Moorer was at his best in Toms River North’s biggest games, rushing for 221 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-23 win over eventual Central Jersey Group IV champion Toms River North and 189 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-14 win over Brick that secured a share of the Class A South division title. He ran for over 100 yards in nine straight games to end the season, and totaled 427 yards and three touchdowns in the playoffs. Moorer was also an All-Class A South selection by the coaches.

 

RB — Jack Britton, Sr., Shore

After missing his junior season with several injuries, Britton returned to end his career in style by rushing for 1,128 yards and 14 touchdowns on an average of 11.4 yards per carry for the Central Jersey Group I champion Blue Devils. He ran for a career-high 201 yards and a touchdown in a 56-28 win over Palmyra in the sectional final, and had a 96-yard touchdown run in a win over Point Beach. Also a standout defensive back, Britton led Shore with five interceptions. He was selected as the Class B Central Offensive Player of the Year by the coaches.

 

RB — Mike Bickford, Jr., Central

The Class B South Co-Offensive Player of the Year as selected by the coaches, Bickford ran for 1,582 yards and 21 touchdowns on an average of 8.4 yards per carry to lead the Golden Eagles to their second straight playoff appearance. He also had a kickoff return for a touchdown. Bickford, who ran for a program single-season record 2,052 yards as a sophomore, has a chance to become Central’s all-time leading rusher next season.

 

WR — Nick Galanti, Sr.. Freehold Township

Galanti flourished at wide receiver in Cory Davies’ “Air Raid” offense with 43 receptions for a team-high 650 yards and 9 touchdowns to help the Patriots reach the playoffs for just the second time in program history. He also made 45 tackles and had a time-high seven sacks on defense, kicked two field goals and averaged 38 yards per punt with four downed inside the 20-yard line. An All-Class A North pick by the coaches.

 

WR — Darrion Carrington, Jr., Toms River North

The top receiver for the Mariners, Carrington caught 35 passes for 672 yards and five touchdowns to help Toms River North finish 11-1 and capture the South Jersey Group V championship. He had a season-high 150 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Toms River South and also had over 100 yards receiving in wins over Southern and Neptune. Carrington also had three interceptions on defense, including on in the final seconds to clinch the sectional championship. Selected to the Class A South All-Division team by the coaches.

 

WR — Ja’Sir Taylor, Jr., Brick

Taylor led the Dragons in both receiving and rushing to help them finish 8-2 and earn a share of the Class A South division title. He caught 15 passes for 411 yard and 4 touchdowns, averaging 27.4 yards per catch. He also ran for 463 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns on an average of 8.6 yards per carry. An All-Class A South pick by the coaches.

 

OL — Joe Sellmeyer, Sr., Manalapan

The leader of a veteran offensive line that carried a young Braves’ offense, Sellmeyer helped pave the way for first-year starter Marcus Salinas to rush for 1,325 yards. Manalapan ran for 1,764 yards and 24 touchdowns passed for 1,151 yards and 11 touchdowns and scored 24.7 points per game. Selected as an All-Class A North lineman by the coaches. He has an offer from Bryant University.

 

OL — Tim Leonard, Jr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Leonard was the Bulldogs’ top lineman and helped the Central Jersey Group III champions rush for 2,828 yards with three different players over 750 yards. Rumson averaged 235 yards per game on the ground and was 10th in the Shore in scoring at 26.8 points per game. An All-Class A Central selection by the coaches.


OL — Steve Fiumefreddo, Sr., Shore

A standout lineman for the Central Jersey Group I champion Blue Devils, Fiumefreddo helped pave the way for Shore to average 291 yards rushing per game and total 3,491 yards rushing and 43 touchdowns on the season. Shore had the No. 3 scoring offense in the conference at 38.8 points per game. An All-Class B Central pick by the coaches.

 

OL — Anthony Nobile, Sr., Brick Memorial

Nobile was the top lineman on a Mustangs’ team that rushed for 3,789 yards and 41 touchdowns, and had two 1,000-yard rushers in quarterback Tim Santiago (1,706) and fullback Tony Thorpe (1,305). Brick Memorial averaged 316 yards per game on the ground and scored 30.4 points per game, fifth best in the Shore. Also a top defensive lineman, Nobile made 67 tackles with 13 for loss, 9 sacks and 3 forced fumbles. An All-Class A South pick by the coaches.

 

OL — Joey Jasio, Sr., Long Branch

A two-time SSN All-Shore selection, Jasio was the top lineman on a Green Wave team that ran for 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns. An All-Class B North selection by the coaches.

 

UT — Kyle Johnson, Sr., Jackson Memorial

Johnson played a major role in Jackson winning its second straight Central Jersey Group IV title, switching from wide receiver to quarterback midseason and playing a standout role on defense. Johnson caught 15 passes for 362 yards and six touchdowns, ran for 364 yards and five touchdowns and threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned a punt for a touchdown. On defense, Johnson made 44 tackles and intercepted a team-high four passes. An All-Class A South selection by the coaches.

 

UT — Mike O’Connor, Jr., Rumson-Fair Haven

O’Connor piloted the Bulldogs’ offense to the tune of 26.8 points per game and helped them capture the Central Jersey Group III title, their third straight. He ran for 1,082 yards and nine touchdowns and threw for 557 yards and 13 touchdowns, and was an All-Class A Central pick by the coaches.

 

K — Matt Cuppari, Sr., Brick Memorial

Another weapon for Brick Memorial’s high-scoring offense, Cuppari converted 49 of 51 extra points, made six field goals with a long of 47 yards and had 38 touchbacks on kickoffs. He also averaged 35 yards per punt with two inside the 10. Cuppari also caught two touchdown passes. Also a standout baseball player for Brick Memorial, Cuppari is signed to St. Joseph University.

 

Defense

DL — Will Gulick, Jr., Middletown South

A standout lineman on an Eagles team that finished as the No. 1 team in New Jersey and allowed a conference-low 7.4 points per game, Gulick made 46 tackles with 18 for loss and 4 sacks. An All-Class A North pick by the coaches.

 

DL — Dan Finelli, Sr., Brick

Finelli finished with 76 tackles, including a whopping 31 for loss, with nine sacks for a Dragons defense that was fourth in the Shore in scoring defense at 8.1 points per game and recorded five shutouts. An All-Class A South pick by the coaches.

 

DL — Jordan Keefe, Sr., Brick

A pass rushing force for the Dragons, Keefe finished second in the Shore Conference with 17 sacks for a defense that was fourth in the Shore in points allowed at 8.1 and posted five shutouts. He made 75 tackles with 12 for a loss. An All-Class A selection by the coaches.

 

DL — Reily Radosevich, Sr., Manalapan

Radosevich made 42 tackles with 13 for loss while notching a team-high three sacks on a defense that allowed 18.5 points per game. Also a standout offensive lineman, he helped pave the way for the Braves for run for 1,764 yards and 24 touchdowns and pass form 1,151 yards and 11 touchdowns. An All-Class A North pick by the coaches. An outstanding student, Radosevich has offers from Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton and Yale, and has received FBS interest from Duke and Pittsburgh.

 

LB — Calvin Beaty, Sr., St. John Vianney

A ferocious hitter and the heart and St. John Vianney’s defense, Beaty made 89 tackles with nine for loss, recorded two sacks, intercepted one pass and forced one fumble for a Lancers’ defense that finished sixth in the Shore at 10.5 points allowed per game. Beaty also scored five offensive touchdowns. An All-Class A Central selection by the coaches, Beaty helped St. John Vianney win back-to-back division titles for the first time in program history, finish with a program-record 11 wins and reach the Non-Public Group III final.

 

LB — Chris Outterbridge, Jr., Red Bank

One of the few junior starters on a senior-laden Red Bank team, Outterbridge was one of the Bucs most important players on a defense that was fifth in the Shore in points allowed at 10.2. He made a team-high 102 tackles (51 solo), which included 17 for loss and 4.5 sacks. He added a fumble recovery, a safety and one defensive touchdown. Outterbridge helped the Bucs go 11-1, win the program’s first division title since 1977 and reach the Central Jersey Group III final for the first time since 2003. An All-Class B North selection by the coaches.

 

LB — Aliem Shaw, Sr., Matawan

A three-time All-Shore selection, Shaw finished with 124 tackles, including 80 solo, along with four sacks on a top-15 defense in the Shore Conference. He also had a receiving touchdown. An All-Class A Central selection by the coaches. Committed to FCS Sacred Heart University.

 

LB — Kevin Higgins, Jr., Middletown South

Part of the Eagles incredible trio of linebackers, Higgins made 58 tackles with 8 for loss and 2 sacks on a unit that averaged a conference-best 7.4 points allowed per game. Middletown South captured the North Jersey Section 2, Group IV title, finished 12-0 and ended the season as the No. 1 team in New Jersey. An All-Class A North selection by the coaches.

 

DB — Khalil Haskins, Sr., St. John Vianney

A standout cover corner and one of the most dangerous players in the Shore with the ball in his hands, Haskins made 23 tackles and intercepted three passes for a defense that finished sixth in the Shore in points allowed (10.5). Haskins also caught a team-high 37 passes for 502 yards and seven touchdowns. An All-Class A Central pick by the coaches, he helped the Lancers to a program-record 11 wins, consecutive division titles for the first time and a trip to a state final for the first time since 1982.

 

DB — Matt Reardon, Sr., Red Bank

A standout defensive back on a top-five defense in the Shore Conference, Reardon made 52 tackles and intercepted four passes for a unit that allowed just 10.2 points per game. As a wide receiver, Reardon caught 12 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 21.8 yards per reception. He helped the Bucs finish 11-1, win their first division title since 1977 and reach the Central Jersey Group III final for the first time since 2003. An All-Class B North selection by the coaches.

 

DB — Dwight Wilkerson, Jr., Middletown North

An All-Class A North pick by the coaches, Wilkerson was second on the Lions with 88 tackles and finished with one interception, five passes defended, two forced fumbles and two blocked punts. He also caught 27 passes for 285 yards and 4 touchdowns and ran for 194 yards on an average of 7.8 yards per carry. He made a career-high 20 tackles and blocked a punt when Middletown North ended Manalapan’s 33-game Class A North winning streak with an 18-8 win.

 

DB — Sean Ramcheran, Sr., Matawan

One of the best cover corners in the Shore Conference, Ramcheran intercepted five passes and made 24 tackles on a top-15 defense in the Shore. He was also an important offensive player for the Huskies with team-high 30 catches and 538 yards with five touchdowns, and also scored a pair of rushing touchdowns. An All-Class A Central selection by the coaches, Ramcheran will continue his career at Sacred Heart University.

 

UT — Tanner Smith, Sr., Point Beach

A three-year starter for the Garnet Gulls, Smith made 83 tackles with 14 for loss and 5 sacks. He also had 125 yards receiving and a touchdown as a tight end and blocked a punt on special teams. He was also Point Beach’s long-snapper. An All-Class B Central selection by the coaches.

 

UT — Dylan Murphy, Red Bank Catholic

A key two-way player for the Caseys, Murphy ran for a team-high 654 yards and 14 touchdowns on an average of five yards per carry. He also led RBC in tackles with 118 along with two sacks, and returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown in a win over Long Branch. He had a season-high 16 tackles in a 21-14 win over Pope John in the first round of the Non-Public Group III playoffs, and made 14 tackles in a 21-10 win over Central Jersey Group IV champion Jackson Memorial.

 

P — Joe Rice, Sr., St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney didn’t punt much, but when it did Rice was able to secure field position as one of the top all-around kickers in the Shore. He also kicked a pair of field goals, including a conference-long of 48 yards, and converted 62 of 64 extra points. An All-Class A Central selection by the coaches.

 

THIRD TEAM

Offense

QB — Kenny Pickett, Jr., Ocean

An All-Class B North pick by the coaches, Picket helped the Spartans finish 9-2 and reach the Central Jersey Group III semifinals by throwing for 1,797 yards and 19 touchdowns. He added 336 yards rushing and five touchdowns for an offense that finished seventh in the Shore at 29.3 points per game.

 

QB — Donald Glenn, Jr., Middletown North

Glenn finished third in the Shore with 1,982 yards passing and threw for 17 touchdowns to help the Lions finish 7-4 and win their first playoff game since 2000. He had five games of 200 or more yards passing, including 272 yards in a playoff loss to Middletown South. An All-Class A North selection by the coaches.

 

RB — Ashante Worthy, So., Freehold

One of the best young players in the Shore, Worthy flashed his talent in his first-year as a full-time starter with 1,308 yards rushing and nine touchdowns and 272 yards receiving and four touchdowns. He averaged 7.9 yards per carry and 19.1 yards per reception. An All-Class A North selection by the coaches.

 

RB — Desmond Underwood, Sr., Keyport

A two-way star for a Red Raiders team that reached the semifinals of the Central Jersey Group I playoffs, Underwood ran for 1,061 yards and 11 touchdowns and also threw three touchdown passes. Defensively, Underwood made 38 tackles and intercepted three passes. An All-Class B Central pick by the coaches.

 

RB — Tony Thorpe, So., Brick Memorial

Thorpe’s emergence as a bruising fullback was crucial in Brick Memorial’s run to the Central Jersey Group IV title game. He rushed for 1,305 yard and a team-high 17 touchdowns on an average of 7 yards per carry as the Mustangs scored 30.4 points per game and claimed a share of the Class A South division title.

 

WR — Joey Aldarelli, Jr., Ocean

The Spartans’ top wide receiver, Aldarelli hauled in 33 passes for 440 yards and 7 touchdowns to help Ocean average 29.3 points per game, finish 9-2 and reach the semifinals of the Central Jersey Group iII playoffs. He also had two interceptions as a defensive back. An All-Class B North selection by the coaches.

 

WR — Eddie Lewis, Jr., Mater Dei Prep

Despite missing three games due to injury, Lewis led the Seraphs with 31 receptions for 449 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also had a team-high four interceptions and added 19 tackles and one sack as a defensive back. An All-Class B Central pick by the coaches.

 

WR — Jaedon Stephens, Sr., Asbury Park

Stephens averaged 21.4 yards per catch with 34 receptions for 726 yards and 11 touchdowns on an offense that averaged 23.1 points per game. An All-Class B Central selection, Stephens also ran for a touchdown and made 36 tackles with two interceptions and a defensive touchdown.

 

OL — James Oncea, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

A standout lineman for the Central Jersey Group III champion Bulldogs, Oncea helped Rumson average 235 rushing yards per game and average 26.8 points per game. Rumson had a 1,000-yard rusher in quarterback Mike O’Connor and also had Bryan Hess and Matt Veccharelli run for over 750 yards each.

 

OL — Robert Burke, Sr., Middletown South

An All-Class A North selection by the coaches, Burke helped the Eagles run for 2,806 yards and 44 touchdowns on an average of 234 yards per game and pass for 1,509 yards and 19 touchdowns. The Eagles were second in the Shore Conference in scoring average at 40.9 points per game, and finished the season 12-0 and as the No. 1 team in New Jersey.

 

OL — Pat McGowan, Sr., Middletown North

The Lions’ top lineman, McGown blocked for an offense that averaged 324 yards per game and had one of the Shore Conference’s top quarterbacks in Donald Glenn and the Shore’s leading receiver, Brendan Kube. The Lions finished 7-4 and won their first playoff game since 2000. An All-Class A North pick by the coaches.

 

OL — Bo Bentley, Sr., Raritan

The Rockets’ top offensive lineman blocked for the Shore Conference’s leading rusher, Derek Ernst, and helped Raritan win the Central Jersey Group II championship. Raritan was eighth in the Shore in scoring at 28.4 points per game and averaged 309 yards per game. An All-Class A Central pick by the coaches.

 

OL — Kyle Hebrew, Sr., Toms River South

Hebrew was the top lineman on an Indians team that produced 1,000-yard rusher Dashaun Alexander and ran for over 2,000 total yards. The Indians made the South Jersey Group IV playoffs in what was perceived as a rebuilding season. An All-Class A South pick by the coaches.

 

UT — Noah Husak, Sr., Point Boro

The engineer of the Panthers’ flexbone triple-option offense, Husak ran for 813 yards and 13 touchdowns and threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns to help lead the Panthers to a share of the Class B South division title and a spot in the Central Jersey Group II playoffs. An All-Class B South selection by the coaches.

 

UT — Jack Navitsky, Sr., Red Bank

Navitsky threw for 1,231 yards and 11 touchdowns and ran for 525 yards and five touchdowns to help the Bucs finish 11-1, win their first division title since 1977 and reach the Central Jersey Group III final for the first time since 2003. He produced one of the great moments of the season with a 57-yard go-ahead touchdown run in a 24-21 win over Red Bank Catholic. An All-Class B North pick by the coaches.

 

K — Braden Yorke, Sr., Jackson Liberty

York went 6-for-6 on field goals with a long of 37 yards and converted 10 of 13 extra points. He kicked the game-winning field goal when the Lions upset Class B South co-champions Point Boro 25-22 in double overtime. He was also Liberty’s leading receiver with 26 catches for 475 yards and six touchdowns, and made 40 tackles with 7 for loss on defense. An All-Class B South selection by the coaches.

 

Defense

DL — Chris Hayes, Sr., Brick Memorial

Hayes made 64 tackles with a team-high 9 sacks and 13 tackles for loss to help the Mustangs reach the Central Jersey Group IV final and claim a share of the Class A South division title. Brick Memorial’s defense tied for ninth best in the Shore in points allowed at 14.7.

 

DL — Jeremy Radaelli, Sr., Shore

Radaelli had three sacks and three forced fumbles for one of the best defenses in the conference, as the Blue Devils finished second in scoring defense at 7.7 points per game while recording two shutouts.

 

DL — Jake Krellin, So., Middletown South

Krellin burst onto the scene as a sophomore with 69 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and 6 sacks for a defense that was No. 1 in the Shore in points allowed, yielding just 7.4 points per game. The Eagles finished 12-0 and won their 10th state title in program history, finishing No. 1 in New Jersey. Krellin was an All-Class A North selection by the coaches.

 

DL — Josh Lezin, So, Lakewood

One of the top sophomores in the Shore Conference, Lezin made 71 tackles and recorded six sacks for the Class B South co-champion Piners. A turnover machine, Lezin forced six fumbles and also had six fumble recoveries. An All-Class B South pick by the coaches.

 

LB — Ryan Dickens, Jr., Raritan

The top defensive player for the Central Jersey Group II champion Rockets, Dickens made 127 tackles (75 solo) with 17 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and one defensive touchdown. He lifted his game in the playoffs as Raritan held down high-scoring offenses from Point Boro, Delaware Valley and Lincoln en route to a state title. An All-Class A Central pick by the coaches, Dickens has received some FBS interest.

 

LB — Max Pfrang, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

A three-year starter who was 9-0 in the playoffs and a part of the Bulldogs’ three consecutive state titles, Pfrang made 87 tackles with two sacks and two fumble recoveries and made all the on-field calls for a defense that was third in the Shore in points allowed per game (7.8) and recorded five shutouts. Finished his career with 235 tackles.

 

LB — Nick Gargiulo, Sr., Colts Neck

The Cougars finished 2-8, but where universally praised for their defense by opposing coaches. Gargiulo was the unit’s leading tackler with 116 stops and 21 tackles for loss. He also recorded four sacks and forced two fumbles. An All-Class B North selection by the coaches.

 

LB — Pete Laquaglia, Jr., Toms River North

In his first year as a starter, Laquaglia led the Mariners in tackles with 110 (65 solo) for a defense that finished 10th in the Shore Conference in scoring defense. He also racked up 13 tackles for loss, 4 sacks and 4 forced fumbles. He saved his best game for last, making 18 tackles and one sack in a 14-7 win over Williamstown for the South Jersey Group V title.

 

LB — Tyler Tedeschi, Jr., St. John Vianney

Tedeschi made 99 tackles with 13 for loss and 7 sacks - all tops on the Lancers - and also recorded one safety. He also forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles. He helped the Lancers finish sixth in the conference in points allowed at 10.5 in a banner season that included a program-record 11 wins, the first back-to-back division titles in program history and a trip to the Non-Public Group III final. An All-Class A Central pick by the coaches.

 

DB — Mike Miserendino, Sr., Central

A key two-way player for the Golden Eagles, Miserendino had over 60 tackles and a pair of interceptions. Also Central’s quarterback, he threw for 1,063 yard and eight touchdowns and ran for 672 yards and eight touchdowns to help the Eagles reach the South Jersey Group III playoffs. An All-Class B South selection by the coaches.

 

DB — Sean Larkin, Jr., Wall

Larkin made 63 tackles with four for loss on defense en route to being selected to the Class B North All-Division team. Offensively, he ran for 706 yards and six touchdowns and caught 28 passes for 340 yards and four touchdowns.

 

DB — Griffin Schultz, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Rumson’s top cover-corner made 35 tackles, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble for the Central Jersey Group III champion Bulldogs. Rumson’s defense allowed 7.8 points per game, third best in the Shore, and recorded five shutouts. An All-Class A Central selection by the coaches.

 

DB — Rasheed Martin, Sr, Neptune

Martin played quarterback and running back for the Scarlet Fliers and combined for seven touchdowns to receive All-Class B North honors by the coaches.

 

UT — Davon Thompson Sr, Asbury Park

The Blue Bishops’ quarterback threw for 1,162 yards and 16 touchdowns, ran for 589 yards and six touchdowns and played defensive back to help Asbury Park finish 6-4 and reach the Central Jersey Group I playoffs.

 

UT — Jaden Kosh, Sr., Toms River South

Kosh made 81 tackles with 20 for loss, recorded 10 sacks, forced two fumbles and had an interception to lead an Indians defense that allowed 17.7 points per game. He also ran for five touchdowns and threw another on offense. An All-Class A South selection at linebacker by the coaches.

 

UT — Brandon Lane, Sr., Long Branch

An All-Class B North selection at linebacker by the coaches, Lane made a team-high 114 tackles with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries and one interception. He also ran for 213 yards and four touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass.

 

P — Nick Maciejewski, Sr., Wall

An All-Class B North pick by the coaches, Maciejewski averaged 35.2 yards per punt with a long of 50 yards. He had nine punts downed inside the 20-yard line