All-Shore Football Final Vote Winners
After six days of voting the final eight positions on the 2017 Jersey Mike’s All-Shore Football Teams have been selected by you, the readers.
Lacey’s Coleton Klaus, Barnegat’s Charlie Cotton, Keansburg’s Jashawn Martin, Middletown North’s Anthony Canova, Middletown North’s Nicko Cofone, Monmouth’s Anthony Guarino, Central’s Neil Harrington and Middletown North’s Joey Cavanagh came away with the most votes in their respective position groups and will be officially recognized as third-team All-Shore selections for the 2017 season. Bios for each of the eight winners can be found below.
Congrats once again to all the All-Shore recipients and all the players who suited up this fall as we officially put the 2017 season to bed.
QB — Coleton Klaus, Sr., Lacey
Klaus completed 63 percent of his passes for 1,372 yards and 10 touchdowns while also rushing for 213 yards and four touchdowns to help the Lions to a 7-3 record. He threw for a career-high 286 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-33 win over Lakewood in Week 5. Klaus was also a Class B South all-division selection by the coaches.
RB — Charlie Cotton, Jr., Barnegat
Cotton ran for 1,016 yards and 10 touchdowns on an average of five yards per carry for the Bengals en route to being selected to the Class B South all-division team. He had a career-high 178 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Pinelands on Thanksgiving Eve. As a defensive back Cotton made 28 tackles with one interception.
WR — Jashawn Martin, Sr., Keansburg
Martin was the top wideout for the Titans with 25 receptions for 474 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 18.7 yards per catch. Martin also ran for two touchdowns. On defense, he made 32 tackles and had one interception. A Class B Central all-division selection, Martin helped Keansburg (5-5) to its best record since 2012.
OL — Anthony Canova, Sr., Middletown North
Canova was the top lineman for a Lions offense that averaged 28.7 points and 327 yards per game. His blocking helped lead the way for junior quarterback Sean Glenn to throw for 1,650 yards and 12 touchdowns and senior running back Connor Welsh to run for 1,162 yard and 11 touchdowns. The Lions ran for 1,619 yards and 28 touchdowns as a team. On defense, Canova recorded three sacks. He was also a Class B North all-division selection by the coaches.
DL — Nicko Cofone, Sr., Middletown North
Cofone had a big senior year in leading the Lions in sacks and tackles for loss while finishing third in total tackles. Cofone was tied for fourth in the Shore Conference with 10 sacks and added 15 hits behind the line of scrimmage among his 64 total tackles. Cofone had a season-high 12 tackles against Manasquan and had a season-best four sacks in a win over Ocean. He was a Class B North all-division pick by the coaches.
LB — Anthony Guarino, Sr., Monmouth
Guarino played a major role in the Falcons going 7-4 and reaching the Central Jersey Group III semifinals in one of the program’s best seasons all-time. Guarino made 111 tackles, including 18 hits for a loss, with three sacks, five forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception. He was a Class A Central all-division selection by the coaches.
DB — Neil Harrington, Sr., Central
Part of a standout secondary for the Class A South co-champion Golden Eagles, Harrington made 101 tackles and recovered two fumbles to help Central go 7-3 and reach the South Jersey Group III playoffs. He was a Class A South all-division selection by the coaches.
K — Joey Cavanagh, Jr., Middletown North
Field goal opportunities did not present themselves like they did last year for Cavanagh when he converted 8 of 10 kicks, but he remained close to perfect in 2017 by connecting on 33 of 34 extra points despite not attempting a field goal. On defense at defensive back, Cavanagh made 53 tackles with three forced fumbles. He had a season-high 14 tackles against Manasquan. Cavanagh was the Class B North all-division kicker.
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