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 nearly 400,000 votes cast last season.

The Week One recipient is Jackson Memorial junior running back Mike Gawlik, who ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries in a 41-0 victory over Jackson Liberty. Gawlik's signature play was a 95-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that put the finishing touches on the Jaguars' eighth straight victory over the Lions to claim the Connor Cup. The 95-yard touchdown is the second longest in Jackson Memorial program history.

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The Jaguars fans came out in full force as Gawlik was the runaway-winner with 41.17 percent of the vote to top Raritan senior running back Derek Ernst, who ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-14 win over Manasquan.

Week Zero Player of the Week: Pinelands' Justin Kirkpatrick