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 Five recipient is Point Beach junior wide receiver Connor Kells, who caught a pair of receiving touchdowns and also returned a punt for a touchdown in the Garnet Gulls' 43-20 victory over Dunellen to improve to 3-2. Kells caught touchdown passes of 40 and 15 yards, and also had a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown. Kells has emerged as a big-play threat for Point Beach, hauling in 15 passes for 342 yards and five touchdowns this season.

Point Beach junior wide receiver/defensive back Connor Kells. (Photo by Ray Richardson).

Point Beach's fans made their presence felt, taking Kells from the middle of the pack to the top of the list with 37.86 percent of the vote. He pulled away from Point Boro running back Nate Husak and Mater Dei Prep quarterback Kyle Devaney over the final 36 hours of voting.



Week Four Player of the Week: Raritan's Derek Ernst

Week Three Player of the Week: Freehold’s Ashante Worthy

Week Two Player of the Week: Manalapan’s Marcus Salinas

Week One Player of the Week: Jackson Memorial’s Mike Gawlik

Week Zero Player of the Week: Pinelands’ Justin Kirkpatrick