Shore Sports Network Football Players of the Week, 12/3/13
*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. Middletown South RB Jeremy Concepcion - 49% of the vote
2. Colts Neck QB Christian Sanchez - 35%
3. Matawan RB Devon Spann - 8%
Concepcion racked up 174 yards rushing and three touchdowns in a 43-6 win over Middletown North on Thanksgiving to end his career on a high note. In his last five games, he ran for 820 yards and 11 touchdowns to finish the season strong.
Shore Sports Network Players of the Week
Jaree Parrish, Jr., RB, Neptune
Parrish exploded for a career-high 246 yards rushing and a touchdown to help power a 13-6 win over Asbury Park on Thanksgiving.
(tie) Quenton Nelson, Sr., DT; Eddie Hahn, So., DB, both Red Bank Catholic
Nelson (#56 above), a Notre Dame recruit, had 11 tackles, including 3 tackles for a loss, in his final high school game, and Hahn had a pair of interceptions, one of which he returned for a 45-yard touchdown, as the Caseys blanked Rumson-FH 45-0 to win the Class A Central title and held the Shore Conference's leading rusher, Charlie Volker, to 47 yards. Hahn also had a 12-yard touchdown run at quarterback.
Brian Miller, Sr., LB, Shore Regional
Miller (#25 in blue) had an interception and a fumble recovery as part of a great all-around game that helped Shore roll to a 31-0 win over Point Beach to capture the Class B Central title. Miller also ran for 110 yards and a touchdown in the 10th straight win for the Blue Devils.
Mike Creamer, Sr., K, Matawan; Tim Davis, Sr., K, Holmdel
Creamer hit what is believed to be his Shore Conference single-season record 14th field goal, a 22-yarder, in a 24-2 win over St. John Vianney. Creamer also is believed to have set the Shore Conference career record with his 23rd field goal in the win.
Davis hit the game-winning extra point in overtime to give Holmdel a 13-12 victory over Raritan on Thanksgiving.
Hunter Daly, Jr., K, Neptune
Daly hit an extra point and two fourth-quarter field goals to seal a 13-6 win over Asbury Park on Thanksgiving.
Pat Toomey, Sr., K, Red Bank Catholic
Toomey went 6-for-6 on extra points and hit a 28-yard field goal in his final game as the Caseys beat Rumson 45-0.
Jake Monteiro, Jr., K, Shore
Monteiro continued his outstanding season with four extra points and a field goal in a 31-0 win over Point Beach that gave the Blue Devils the Class B Central title.
Russell Messler, Sr., K, Toms River South
Messler hit a 30-yard field goal, hit six extra points and also caught a pair of touchdown passes in a 53-26 win over Lakewood on Thanksgiving.
Divisional Players of the Week
Class A North
Christian Sanchez, Jr., QB, Colts Neck
Sanchez 251 total yards, including a career-high 153 on the ground, and three combined touchdowns between rushing and passing in a 40-13 win over Howell that gave the Cougars their school-record 10th win.
Nolan Pereless, Jr., DB, Middletown South
Pereless had a pair of interceptions and a pass break-up as part of a Middletown South defense that registered four interceptions in a 43-6 win over Middletown North.
Class A Central
Larry Redaelli, Sr., RB, Red Bank Catholic
In the final game of a great career, Redaelli had 159 yards rushing and three touchdowns against one of the Shore Conference's top defensive teams in a 45-0 win over Rumson-Fair Haven. He finished the season with 1,660 yards rushing and 29 touchdowns.
Monte Sinisi, Sr., DT, Manasquan
Sinisi ended a great senior year on a high note with 17 tackles (9 solo, 8 assists) and 2 sacks in a 17-7 win over Wall on Thanksgiving.
Class A South
(tie) Otis Kearney, Sr., RB, Toms River South; Khani Glover, Sr., RB, Jackson Memorial
In the final game of a great high school career, Kearney ran for 160 yards and two touchdowns in a 53-26 win over Lakewood.
Glover polished off his own outstanding season with 180 yards rushing and two touchdowns in a 34-0 win over Jackson Liberty.
Dominick Spalletta, Sr., DE, Toms River East; Logan Sheehan, Sr., DB, Southern
Spalletta had 8 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, and 2 sacks to help the Raiders end the season with a 7-0 win over Toms River North.
Sheehan batted down a pass on fourth-and-goal that sealed a 14-7 win over Central and also had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the win.
Class B North
Josh Dixon, Jr., RB, Freehold
Dixon finished with 145 yards rushing and two touchdowns in a 13-6 win over Freehold Township to help the Colonials end the season on a high note.
Nick Tomkins, Sr., DE, Matawan
A Dartmouth recruit, Tomkins concluded a strong senior season with 9 tackles, 5 tackles for a loss, and 2 sacks in a 24-2 win over St. John Vianney to help the Huskies finish 7-3.
Class B Central
Doug Goldsmith, So., RB, Shore
Goldsmith had 110 yards rushing on only 10 carries to help the Blue Devils win the Class B Central title with a 31-0 win over Point Beach.
Brandon Neyhart, Sr., DE, Shore
Neyhart had 6 tackles and a sack as part of a strong defensive effort in Shore's win over Point Beach for the division title. He also caught a 20-yard touchdown pass.
Class B South
Paul Wickwire, So., RB, Barnegat
Wickwire ran for a career-high 165 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in a 35-14 win over Pinelands that gave the Bengals the outright Class B South title.
Mark Magoon, Sr., LB, Barnegat
Magoon had 7 tackles, including one for a loss, in a 35-14 win over Pinelands that gave Barnegat its 10th victory.