In addition to the reader-selected Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Football Player of the Week, we will also be selecting Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for each of the Shore Conference’s seven divisions. We’ll also choose an overall Shore Conference Special Teams Player of the Week to highlight any standout kicking performances or players who got it done in the return game.

Below we’ll focus on the best performances from Week 3.

 

SSN SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 

Jake Hurler, Sr., K, Freehold

One week after connecting for a 40-yard field goal, Hurler kicked a career-long 41-yard field goal and also hit on a 30-yard field goal in a 34-15 loss to Brick.

Ray Robinson, Sr., Keyport 

Robinson returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown in the Red Raiders’ 33-6 victory over Manchester.

Tyler Brito, Sr., Jackson Memorial

Britto had an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Jaguars’ 49-6 win over Lakewood.

Dan Tempone, Sr., Holmdel 

Tempone blocked a punt and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown during the Hornets’ 35-0 win over Keansburg.

 

SSN DIVISIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

AMERICAN DIVISION

Offense

Nico Santorelli, Jr., RB, Manalapan

Santorelli ran for 94 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries and also returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown as the Braves defeated Freehold Township, 49-22, to pick up their first win of the season. 

Defense 

Matt Krellin, Jr., DB, Middletown South

Krellin had three tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble to lead an Eagles defense that shut out Howell in a 45-0 victory.

  

COLONIAL DIVISION (besides overall Player of the Week winner, Brick’s Jimmy Leblo) 

Offense 

Kavon Chambers, Jr., RB, St. John Vianney

Chambers ran for over 200 yards and scored two touchdowns, including an 85-yard touchdown run, as the Lancers defeated Middletown North, 37-20, to even their record at 2-2. 

Defense

Keegan Woods, Sr., LB, Rumson-Fair Haven 

Woods had a monster game in a 28-14 win over Brick Memorial with 20 tackles and one sack. The Shore Conference’s leading tackler last season is off to another great start with 44 tackles in three games.

 

CONSTITUTION DIVISION

Offense 

Carmen Deo, Sr., QB, Southern

Deo had two touchdown passes and also ran for a touchdown as Southern defeated Marlboro, 32-12. The Rams had scored just three total points in their first two games but got on track against the Mustangs to pick up their first win of the season. 

Defense 

Tanner Powers, Sr., LB and Matt DeSarno, Sr. DB, Wall

DeSarno had seven tackles and an interception while also rushing for two touchdowns at running back. Powers had an interception that led to Wall's fourth touchdown, which put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter, and also had a clutch pass breakup on third down.

 

FREEDOM DIVISION

Offense

Jaden Key, Sr., WR, Red Bank Catholic 

Key had a career game with five catches for 129 yards and four touchdowns and also had a 50-yard run as the top-ranked Caseys rolled to a 42-7 win over Red Bank.

Defense 

Frankie Giannetti, Jr., LB, Toms River East 

Giannetti made 12 tackles with one tackle for loss and a forced fumble as the Raiders defeated Toms River South, 35-24, to end a six-game losing streak to the Indians. Giannetti also ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries.

 

LIBERTY DIVISION 

Offense

Canyon Birch, Sr., RB, Manasquan

Birch ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and also returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown in Manasquan’s 34-13 victory over Raritan.

Defense 

Najiere Hutchinson, Sr., RB/LB, Neptune

Hutchinson’s huge all-around game helped Neptune defeat Colts Neck, 20-14, to end a 12-game losing streak. Hutchinson had eight tackles, including two sacks and two tackles for loss. One of his tackles for loss came with 30 seconds left as Colts Neck was attempting to drive for the tying touchdown. On the offensive side of the ball, Hutchinson ran for 185 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

 

PATRIOT DIVISION

Offense

Jimmy Celentano, Sr., RB, Jackson Liberty 

Celentano ran for 222 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries as the Lions shut out Matawan, 21-0, to earn their first victory of the season. 

Defense 

Brian Ewan, Sr., LB, Barnegat 

Ewan made 12 tackles with three tackles for loss and a pass breakup as the Bengals held Pinelands to 85 yards of offense (49 rushing) in a 31-0 victory.

 

NATIONAL DIVISION 

Offense

Devin Wollner, Sr., RB, Keyport 

Wollner ran for 190 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Red Raiders to a 33-6 win over Manchester. 

Defense 

Kharod Young, Sr., LB, Asbury Park

Young had eight tackles, a sack and an interception to help Asbury Park earn a 27-6 win over Point Beach.

 

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