Vote for the Week 7 Shore Conference Football Player of the Week
Week 7 featured some great individual performances on the ground, through the air and on defense and special teams.
Now it’s time to get your vote in for who had the top performance in the Shore this weekend to choose the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey/Shore Sports Network Player of the Week. The winner will be announced on Wednesday right here on ShoreSportsNetwork.com. Voting will end Tuesday at midnight.
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Week 7 Player of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)
Dontrell Alston, Sr., RB/DB, Marlboro
Alston starred on both sides of the ball as the Mustangs upset district rival Freehold Township, 26-14. He ran for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries and also had a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Evan Burton, Sr., RB, Pinelands
Burton turned in another big game with 227 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 23 carries to lead the Wildcats to a 27-15 road win over Colts Neck. Burton had touchdown runs of 2 and 66 yards to give him 917 yards rushing on the season.
Kavon Chambers, Jr., RB, St. John Vianney
Chambers’ 75-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter snapped a scoreless tie and enabled the Lancers to stun No. 5 Middletown South, 9-0. Chambers finished with 154 yards on 20 carries.
Steve Coponi, Jr., QB, Raritan
Coponi turned in a career game in a 48-6 win over Matawan with 335 yards and four touchdowns. He ran for 217 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries – scoring on runs of 12 and 84 yards – and also completed 4 of 8 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Smith and a 50-yard touchdown pass to Nick Kenneally.
Jermaine Corbett, Jr., RB, Long Branch
Corbett exploded for a career-high 320 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 29 carries as the Green Wave delivered a thorough and impressive 34-0 victory over Manalapan.
Charlie Cotton, Sr., RB/LB, Barnegat
Cotton had a huge game on both sides of the ball to lead the Bengals to an 18-15 win over Point Boro, snapping a three-game losing streak to the Panthers. Cotton ran for 149 yards and 3 touchdowns on 33 carries and recorded six total tackles with four tackles for loss and a sack along with two forced fumbles.
Dean Gallo, Sr., RB, Holmdel
Gallo ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries to help lead the Hornets to a 43-3 victory over Point Beach that clinched the National Division championship, Holmdel’s first division title since 2007. Gallo has rushed for 842 yards and 10 touchdowns on an average of 11.4 yards per carry this season.
Malik Ingram, Jr., RB, Mater Dei Prep
Ingram continued his fantastic season by rushing for 135 yards and three touchdowns on just 11 carries in the Seraphs’ 48-12 victory over Donovan Catholic. Mater Dei is now 8-0 and has won 18 straight games against Shore Conference teams.
Jaden Key, Sr., WR/DB, Red Bank Catholic
Key’s blocked extra point with under three minutes to play was the difference as the top-ranked Caseys earned an epic 14-13 victory over No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven. Key also had an interception deep in RBC territory and caught four passes for 46 yards.
Shane McLaughlin, So., RB, Shore
McLaughlin ran for 104 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and caught two passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Blue Devils’ 34-6 victory over Keansburg.
Makai Mickens, Jr., RB, Red Bank
Mickens ran for 189 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark on the season and help the Bucs to a 19-0 victory over Monmouth.
Anthony Prato, Jr., QB, Brick
Prato threw for 174 yards and a touchdown and ran for 107 yards and a touchdown to lead the Dragons to a 24-7 victory over rival Jackson Memorial in a pivotal nondivisional game.
Sha’Kim Shuler, So., QB, Freehold
Previously a wide receiver for Freehold, Shuler made the move to quarterback in Week 7 and produced 177 yards passing and two touchdowns plus 177 yards rushing and a touchdown to lead the Colonials to a 35-7 win over Lacey.