Seaview Orthopaedic Top 10 Plays of the Week, 11/19/14
Welcome to the latest 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 Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates.
This week we take a look at the top clips from the first round of the state playoffs, where 15 Shore Conference teams advanced to this weekend's semifinals.
Here we go.
10. McCain is able.
Shore Regional junior running back Tyreek McCain has come on strong for the Blue Devils down the stretch. Here he is bursting through a hole on his way to paydirt in their playoff rout of Point Beach.
9. Powers of concentration.
First up is Matawan senior wideout Justin Ferrara making the catch despite having a Raritan defender draped on him to the point where the Rockets were flagged for pass interference. Then there's Jackson Memorial wide receiver Kyle Johnson, who does a juggling act for the crowd at The Jungle before hauling in a long pass in a playoff win over Middletown North.
8. 'Black' out.
Ocean senior Marcus Blackman was a big reason the Spartans stunned top-seeded Hopewell Valley in Central Jersey Group III as he scored all three touchdowns in a 19-14 win. Here he is getting behind the defense for one of them from sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett.
7. Express train to Long Branch.
Dahmiere Willis welcomes Hamilton West to Bresett Stadium by flattening a defender to kick off a 295-yard, four-touchdown night in Long Branch's romp.
6. Vinny Football.
One of Jackson Memorial's numerous offensive weapons, junior tailback Vinny Lee, skips out of trouble, spins the knob on the nitrous tank and takes off for an 87-yard touchdown run in the win over Middletown North.
5. Tip drill.
Clearly Long Branch defensive coordinator Nick Tranchina put his crew through the tip drill in practice leading up to the win over Hamilton West, as linebacker Brandon Lane and defensive back Dave Colbert put it to use with a pair of interceptions.
4. Putting a 'Stamp' on it.
Mater Dei Prep quarterback Christian Palmer drops a screen pass to running back Tyson Stamper, who does the rest in a 48-0 rout of Morristown-Beard in the state playoffs. There were a ton of highlight plays in this game that you can check out here.
3. Tommy two-step.
Red Bank Catholic senior running back Tommy Spernal tight-ropes the sidelines and then busts out a great spin move while keeping his feet for a TD run against Bishop Eustace.
2. Getting a 'Tune-up.
Neptune senior defensive back Cameron Calderon sent an immediate message to Freehold Boro that it was going to be a long day against the Scarlet Fliers' rugged defense with this hit.
1. Constantine collision.
While Middletown North was overwhelmed by top-ranked Jackson Memorial in the playoffs, Lions offensive lineman Constantine Dudzinski did have this booming shot on a screen pass in which he squared up Jaguars' defensive back Joe DeMaio, who is also their starting quarterback. I'll let DeMaio have the last word on the play after the video clip.