Shore Sports Network Player of the Week: Ashante Worthy
Every week this season, Shore Conference football fans will have their chance to vote for the Shore Sports Network Football Player of the Week on our website, with tens of thousands of votes cast already this season.
The Week Three recipient is Freehold sophomore Ashante Worthy, who ran for 175 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 26-20 victory over Middletown North that moved the Colonials to 2-1. Worthy ran for scores of 28 and 19 yards in the first quarter to help Freehold jump out to an 18-0 lead at halftime and a 26-0 lead in the third quarter. Worthy is averaging 8.4 yards per carry this season with 518 yards on 62 carries with 5 touchdowns, averaging 173 yards per game.
The Freehold fans made a late push to bring Worthy from the back of the pack to edge Jackson Memorial junior quarterback Dan Barker with 32.25 percent of the vote. Barker tossed four touchdown passes in a 42-0 win over Southern.