Shore Sports Network Football Players of the Week, 12/2/14
Shore Conference Players of the Week
Dahmiere Willis, Sr., RB, Long Branch
Willis ran for 295 yards and three touchdowns on 39 carries in a 28-14 victory over Red Bank on Thanksgiving, and in the process broke the Shore Conference single-season rushing record with 2,589 yards. Willis eclipsed the mark of 2,544 set by Pinelands’ Matt McLain in 2010 and also finished with the second-highest single-season total in state history.
James Bedell, Sr., LB, Shore
Bedell made 15 tackles to lead a defense that registered its sixth shutout of the season in a 13-0 victory over Rumson-Fair Haven. Shore has allowed a conference-low 49 points and Bedell is the team’s leading tackler with 129.
Matt Mosquera, Jr., K, Middletown South
Mosquera takes this honor for the second straight week after kicking field goals of 40 and 36 yards in the Eagles’ 20-13 victory over Middletown North. Mosquera now has 13 field goals on the season, which is one off the Shore Conference single-season record set last season by Matawan’s Mike Creamer. Mosquera has one more game left to break the mark as Middletown South will play for the Central Jersey Group IV title against Jackson Memorial.
Derek Ernst, Jr., RB, Raritan: Ernst ran for 260 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-13 win over Holmdel. Ernst did not begin the season as the Rockets’ starting running back, but finished with more than 1,500 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns. He was also selected as the Ace Outdoor Power Equipment Player of the Week with a whopping 75.9 percent of the votes.
Matt Cluley, Jr., QB, Wall: The Crimson Knights junior accounted for 338 total yards and three touchdowns, and also came down with a game-clinching interception in a 21-14 win over Manasquan.
Cole Rogers, Jr., RB, Middletown South: Rogers ran for 192 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead 64-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, in a 20-13 victory over Middletown North.
Mike Bickford, So., RB, Central: Bickford finished his historic season with 183 yards and a touchdown in a 16-6 victory over Southern to set the school record with 2,052 yards rushing. He is the first sophomore to run for 2,000 yards in Shore Conference history.
Kenny Pickett, So., QB, Ocean: Picket was 13-of-17 for 208 yards and two touchdowns in the Spartans’ 21-14 victory over Monmouth Regional.
Tymere Berry, Sr., QB, Toms River South: Berry capped a great career with 140 yards rushing and two touchdowns in a 30-26 victory over Lakewood.
Jaree Parrish, Sr., RB, Neptune: Parrish ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-14 victory over Asbury Park.