Football – Top Plays of the Week: Week One 2016
Welcome to the inaugural 2016 edition of the Shore Sports Network’s top plays, highlighting the most dazzling and exciting moments from Shore Conference football action.
This week we take a look at the top clips from Week One. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet it to me at @Bob_Badders.
We only had staffed video from a couple games this week, but we also have some coaches kind enough to let us pull videos off their Hudl accounts. A special thanks to those for their cooperation. Hopefully we’ll have plenty more as the season goes on.
Let’s get to some of the best plays from the first full week of the season.
9. Cam Slam
Marlboro’s Cameron Caorsi is one of the more underrated running backs in the Shore, and here he runs over a Manalapan defender during the Mustangs’ first scoring drive.
8. Good First Dei
Mater Dei Prep’s George Pearson and Marvin Pierre hook up on a 62-yard touchdown pass during the Seraphs’ 35-0 win over Keansburg. Expect to see more of this the rest of the season.
7. Dazzling Debut
It’s hard to have a better first varsity start than Point Boro’s James Fara, who threw for 144 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 114 yards and a touchdown in a 31-12 win over Pinelands. First, he rips off an 83-yard touchdown run on the Panthers’ first offensive play.
Later, Fara hit Hayden Frey for a 66-yard touchdown.
6. Naim the Dream
Manalapan running back Naim Mayfield had a huge day in a 49-12 win over Marlboro with over 200 total yards and three touchdowns. Here he takes a screen, makes one cut and is gone on a 75-yard touchdown reception.
5. Nifty Nico
Barnegat’s Nico Adorno picked off a pair of passes in the Bengals’ 28-7 win over Donovan Catholic. Here the Donovan player makes the catch, but Adorno snatches it from his grasp before a long return into opposing territory.
4. Right Place, Right Time…and Great Hands
It was a tough day for Raritan in a 41-0 loss to Rumson-Fair Haven, but late in the game tight end Sean Agar made this brilliant one-handed catch off a tipped pass for the Rockets’ biggest play of the game.
3. Sugar Shane
Wall’s Shane Richey made arguably the two biggest plays in the Crimson Knights 34-14 come-from-behind win over Ocean. First, Richey makes a 38-yard touchdown reception off a deflected pass.
In the fourth quarter, Richey makes a great play to break on the ball before diving to secure the interception with Ocean closing in on a touchdown.
2. Hel on Wheels
Brick’s Dean Helstowski came up with a huge play in the Dragon’s 28-14 win over rival Brick Memorial when he returned a fumble 90 yards for a touchdown after the Mustangs had driven to the 2-yard line on the first series of the game.
1. O’ My What a Run
This play was called back because of a penalty away from the play, but there’s no denying this fantastic run by Rumson-Fair Haven quarterback Mike O’Connor. From his own 3-yard line, O’Connor weaved his way all the way down to the Raritan 1-yard line, weaving in and out of tackles and probably running bout 150 yards in the process. Nicely done.