Football – Top 10 Plays of the Week: Week 4
We’re back with another edition of Shore Sports Network’s Top 10 Plays of the Week, highlighting the most dazzling and exciting moments from Shore Conference football action.
This week we take a look at the top clips from Week 4. We can’t be filming every game at once, so if you have a great clip on YouTube, Vimeo or some other service where it can be embedded, or if you have the raw video file, feel free to email me a link at email@example.com or tweet it to me at @Bob_Badders.
Let’s get to some of the best plays from last week.
10. Pete LaQuaglia shows that everyone on Toms River North can score.
Toms River North can score in so many different ways, but even this is out of left field. Tackling machine senior linebacker Pete LaQuaglia foils Howell’s onside kick attempt by bringing it back for a touchdown.
9. Can’t Catch Carmen.
It was a career day for Colts Neck running back Carmen Catena in a 28-20 win over Marlboro, as he ran for over 250 yards and three touchdowns. He starts off his huge day with an 83-yard touchdown run.
8. Parker Day laughs at ankle tackles.
If you don’t wrap up against Toms River North senior running back Parker Day it’s going to be pretty tough to bring him down. Watch him power throw a tight ankle tackle, push another defender out of the way and break free for a 45-yard touchdown run during a 58-33 win over Howell.
7. Jonny’s got bounce.
A Colts Neck defender came in for a big hit, but he couldn’t bring down Marlboro running back Jonny Helff, who bounced off the tackle, reversed field and picked up a first down by carrying multiple defenders.
The fumblerooski, where the quarterback intentionally fumbles by covertly placing the ball on the ground while the play moves away from him, is a classic trick play that is rarely attempted any more. This was of the unintentional variety, but a great heads-up play by Manasquan quarterback Jerry Maher to not only recover the fumble, but take it all the way for a touchdown.
5. Where’s Mike? There’s Mike!
Jackson Memorial running back Mike Gawlik runs into the pile for what looks to be a short gain, but then he emerges out of nowhere for a big gain as part of a career day. Gawlik set the Jaguars’ single-game rushing record with 321 yards and three touchdowns in a 26-8 win over Toms River South.
4. Catlike speed and reflexes.
A regular to the plays of the week, Manalapan junior running back Naim Mayfield shows his incredible balance when he barrel rolls off a defender’s back, then puts his hand down to stay on his feet for a solid gain.
3. Get outta my way!
Shades of LSU running back Leonard Fournette on this play by Lacey wide receiver Chase Stephensen as he muscles a defender to the ground with a powerful stiff-arm.
2. Dan Catch-iattore.
An amazing catch by Howell wide receiver Dan Cacciatore, who reaches back across his body to snare a pass from quarterback Eddie Morales. This came in a driving rain storm, as well, which makes the catch even more impressive.
1. Play of the Jay.
It was a tough day for Monmouth Regional in a 42-0 loss to Point Boro, but this throw by Falcons quarterback Jay Eustace is simply amazing. He’s inches from being sacked before somehow getting the throw off, and putting it on the money for a 22-yard gain. Bravo.