Week Five

*All selections are made by managing editor Scott Stump except for Fans’ choice, which is from the voting in the weekly poll.

Fans’ choice: 1. Dan Debner, DB, Manalapan – 41 percent of the vote

2. Dylan Dewysockie, WR, Raritan - (36%)

3. Joey Rodriguez, RB, Keansburg - (9%)

(Photo by Cliff Lavelle)

I allowed people to vote multiple times this week, and the Shore Conference fans didn't disappoint. Nearly 28,000 votes were cast, with the Manalapan backers giving Dan Debner (#5 above) the nod with 11,500 votes and Raritan right behind for Dewysockie with just over 10,000.

Debner had a 43-yard interception return for a touchdown and 3 passes defensed to help the No. 2 Braves roll to a 31-0 win over previously unbeaten Jackson Memorial.

Shore Sports Network Players of the Week

Offense – Tucker Caccavale, Sr., QB, Manasquan

(Photo by Bill Normile).

Caccavale had a record-setting day in a 38-0 win over Middletown South in which he set the single-game school record for completions (17) and yards (350) while tying the school record with four touchdown passes. He threw touchdowns to four different receivers, and had 236 yards passing and two touchdowns in the first half alone.

Defense - Kashaun Barnes, Sr., DB, Manchester

(Photo courtesy of Gerard O'Donnell)

A big reason the Hawks put a major scare into unbeaten Lacey in a 21-14 loss was the performance of Barnes (#21 above), who had 7 tackles, 4 of them solo, and two interceptions in addition to another pass break-up. Manchester became the first team this season to hold Lacey under 32 points this season, and the Lions needed a touchdown with 23 seconds left to avoid the upset. Barnes also had a touchdown pass at quarterback in the loss.

Special teams Players of the Week

Fans' choice: Zach McCartney, Sr., K, Pt. Beach (70% of the vote)

(Photo by Cliff Lavelle)

A converted soccer player, McCartney booted the game-winning 22-yard field goal with 1:49 remaining in regulation to give Point Beach a 10-7 win over Asbury Park.

Shore Sports Network: Mike Reardon, Sr., KR, Monmouth Regional

(Photo by Bill Normile)

Even though it came in a loss, Reardon was spectacular with two kickoff returns for touchdowns of 82 and 89 yards in a 31-16 loss to Raritan.

Honorable mention

Mike Manso, So., DB, Brick Memorial

Manso dove on a live ball for a fumble recovery at Neptune's 4-yard line in the fourth quarter on a kickoff that proved to be huge as it set up the game-winning touchdown in an eventual 27-16 win over the Scarlet Fliers.

Divisional Players of the Week

Class A North


Nate Litowsky, Sr., RB, Howell

Litowsky ran for a career-high 161 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries and also had three catches for 44 yards for 205 total yards in the Rebels' 47-41 overtime loss to Toms River East. Quarterback Connor McGlynn also went 17-for-36 for 281 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in addition to running for 98 yards on only nine carries.


Chris Noesges, Sr., LB, Manalapan; Matt McCann, Sr., LB, Manalapan

Noesges had 11 tackles, including two for a loss, as the Braves shut out a Jackson Memorial team that entered scoring 38 points per game in a 31-0 Manalapan win. McCann had a game-high 14 tackles and also had two for a loss.

Class A Central


Dylan Dewysockie, Jr., WR, Raritan

Dewysockie had five catches for a career-high 142 yards and two touchdowns, including a school-record 99-yard grab, as the Rockets broke a 14-game losing streak with a 31-16 win over Monmouth Regional.


Monte Sinisi, Sr., DT, Manasquan

Sinisi had 10 tackles, four of them solo, along with a forced fumble and a sack as the Warriors became the first team in 11 years to shut out Middletown South with a 38-0 victory.

Class A South


Matt Gudzak, Sr., RB, Toms River East; Rob Triano, Sr., QB, Brick Memorial

Gudzak rolled up 239 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, including a 40-yard run that helped tie the game inside the final minute of regulation, in a 47-41 win over Howell that gave the Raiders their first win of the season.

Triano ran for 60 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown, and threw for 53 yards, including a touchdown pass, and he did all of it in the second half to fuel the Mustangs' 27-16 comeback win over Neptune after replacing injured starter Joe Hans at quarterback.


Jake Layton, Jr., DL, Brick

Layton helped spearhead a strong defensive effort in which the Green Dragons limited Wall to 101 total yards, including only 55 yards on the ground on 25 attempts, in a 25-6 win over the Crimson Knights.

Class B North


Deon Williams, Sr., RB, Long Branch

Williams rushed for 138 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 35-0 win over Pinelands that improved the Green Wave to 4-1.


Frank Henry, Jr., LB, Ocean

Henry had 11 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, a sack, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt as the Spartans remained unbeaten with a 33-6 victory over Red Bank Regional.

Class B Central


Joey Rodriguez, Sr., RB, Keansburg; Brian Miller, Sr., RB, Shore

Rodriguez ran for 125 yards and three touchdowns and also had a touchdown catch to help the Titans pick up their first win by routing Highland Park 41-6 in a nonconference game.

Miller had a career-high 179 yards rushing on 17 carries along with two touchdowns in a 35-0 victory over Holmdel for Shore's fourth straight win.


Michael Frauenheim, Jr., DB, Point Beach; Keyport's entire unit

The junior cornerback had 4 tackles, including 2 for a loss, and also had the game-clinching interception at Point Beach's five-yard line that sealed a 10-7 victory over Asbury Park.

The Red Raiders held Mater Dei Prep to 54 total yards in a 36-16 win.

Class B South


Vinny Grasso, Sr., QB, Msgr. Donovan

Grasso ran for 114 yards and a touchdown on only 12 carries to help the Griffins pick up a 29-14 win over Point Boro.


Matt Post, Jr., LB, Msgr. Donovan

Post racked up 14 tackles and a sack in the Griffins' 29-14 win over Point Boro.