Jersey Mike’s Team of the Week: Wall
Every week this fall, Jersey Mike’s and Shore Sports Network will be selecting a Team of the Week based on its performance over the past weekend.
The Jersey Mike’s Team of the Week for Week Seven is Wall, which defeated Neptune 26-20 in double overtime to keep its state playoff hopes alive. The Crimson Knights and head coach Dan Curcione were presented with a special game ball at practice on Tuesday by one of their own, Jersey Mike’s NJ/NE Area Director Chad Tirpack, a former standout quarterback/defensive back at Wall. The players were also treated to free Jersey Mike’s subs.
Junior Sean Larkin scored on a 5-yard touchdown run in the second overtime for the thrilling victory, which gave Wall its second victory of the season and kept it in the hunt for an NJSIAA playoff berth in Central Jersey Group III. The Crimson Knights are currently in the eighth and final position.
Sophomore quarterback Eddie Scott gave Wall a 20-14 lead in the first overtime with a 30-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver R.J. Janeczek, but Neptune tied the score on a Rasheed Martin touchdown run. Wall came back in the second overtime to score and get the stop on defense for the crucial victory.
Larkin had a huge game with 75 yards rushing and the game-winning score, plus six catches for 98 yards and a touchdown. He also made 12 tackles on defense. Senior running back Bill Schneider scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter. Scott finished with 176 yards passing and two touchdowns.
Wall is the seventh recipient of the Jersey Mike’s Team of the Week award this season, which is selected by the Shore Sports Network staff.