Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Shore Sports Network’s top plays, highlighting the most dazzling and exciting moments from Shore Conference football action, brought to you by Jersey Shore Institute of Health and Wellness.

This week we take a look at the top clips from Week 1. We can’t be filming every game at once, so if you have a great clip on Hudl, 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 bob.badders@townsquaremedia.com or tweet it to me at @Bob_Badders.

Let's kick off the season with some of the best highlights from Week 1.

Bonus video: Big-play Blue Devils

Shore showed off its big-play passing offense on this 48-yard touchdown pass from Gil Goldsmith to Terry Carlstrom. Expect to see a lot more of this during the season.

10. Tip Drill

We start things off Jackson Liberty running back Jimmy Celentano, who maintains his concentration to haul in a touchdown catch after a Barnegat player nearly intercepts the pass.

 

9. Running Down a Dream

We have three long runs this week and we couldn't just pick one. First, it's Manasquan's Canyon Birch showing his speed on a 61-yard touchdown run in the Warriors' 42-28 win over Point Boro.

Next, Colts Neck's Romeo Thomas breaks several tackles on a 60-yard run. Great spin move to get out of the pile and turn a good gain into a huge play.

Finally, Raritan's Danny Fiore goes 75 yards for the touchdown in the Rockets' 13-3 win over Neptune. Nice stiff-arm by Fiore to break free.

 

8. Scoop and Score

Brick's defense was lights-out in a 30-7 win over Brick Memorial and senior linebacker Rich Tallmadge was right in the middle of it all with 16 tackles, a pass breakup and this 37-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time.

 

7. Shark Attack

Wall's Teddy Sharkey made big plays on both sides of the ball in the Crimson Knights' 44-0 win over Lakewood to open the season. He made a great 35-yard catch on a ball that easily could have been intercepted, then returned an interception for a touchdown.

 

6. Truck Stick, Part 1

Pinelands running back Nik Dileo serves as the ideal physical compliment to the speed of senior Evan Burton. Here the stout sophomore lowers the boom on a Shore Regional defender to bring the Wildcats fans to their feet.

 

5. Where There's a Will, there's a Wei

Colts Neck was locked in a defensive struggle with Monmouth Regional and then trailed 7-0 until senior wide receiver Brendan Wei caught a touchdown pass from senior quarterback Colin Campbell and then hauled in the go-ahead 2-point conversion to give the Cougars an 8-7 victory in head coach Matt Ahearn's debut.

 

4. Action Jackson

Basketball standout Jackson McCarthy decided to come out for Rumson's football team this year. With catches like this, it's safe to say he's a welcome addition.

 

3. Truck Stick, Part 2

Manalapan running back Dale Sieczkowski absolutely lays the lumber to a Toms River North defender on this punishing run. The Braves fell, 15-14, but Sieczkowski ran for 129 yards and a touchdown in his first start.

 

2. The Talented Mr. Laney

Donovan Catholic junior wide receiver Andre Laney is great on the deep ball, but he can also do this. Laney avoids tacklers left and right on his way to a dazzling 60-yard touchdown

 

1. Wilder Finish

Just when it looked like Manalapan was going to pull out the win, Toms River North stormed back in the final 30 seconds to stun the Braves and end their 16-game Shore Conference winning streak. Wilder returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown and then caught the go-ahead 2-point conversion pass from Jake Kazanowsky to give the Mariners a huge win over a ranked Manalapan team one year after going 1-9.

 

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