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2023 Shore Sports Network All-Shore Football Teams

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

QB – Owen O’Toole, Jr., Rumson-Fair Haven

A two-time All-Shore selection, O’Toole threw for 2,045 yards with 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions to help lead Rumson to the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 sectional championship, the program’s eighth in the last 13 seasons. The Bulldogs also made their second straight appearance in the Group 2 final and finished No. 4 in the final SSN rankings.

 

QB – Nick Cardone, Jr., Freehold Township

Cardone had a breakout season with a Shore Conference-leading 2,327 yards passing and 24 touchdowns to lead the Patriots to a 7-4 record and the second NJSIAA playoff win in program history.

 

QB – Luke Sheehan, Sr., Middletown North

Sheehan had a superb senior season by throwing for 2,220 yards and 21 touchdowns with just three interceptions to lead the Lions to a 6-5 record and a playoff appearance.

 

RB – Josh Moore, Sr., Toms River North

Moore rushed for 870 yards and eight touchdowns on an average of 7.6 yards per carry to help the Mariners go 12-2 and repeat as NJSIAA Group 5 state champions. He also had 44 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and one interception as a defensive back.

 

RB – Josh Love, Sr., Manchester

Love was instrumental in Manchester’s 8-3 season that produced the most wins in program history. He led the Shore Conference in scoring with 168 points by rushing for 1,479 yards and 24 touchdowns and catching 15 passes for 382 yards and four touchdowns. He added two interceptions on defense.

 

RB – Da’Von Craft, Sr., Long Branch

Craft had to sit out the first three games of the season after transferring from Neptune and made an immediate impact once he stepped on the field. He rushed for 895 yards and 11 touchdowns and recorded 35 tackles and four sacks on defense to help the Green Wave reach the Central Jersey Group 4 final.

 

RB – Mason Adam, Jr., Wall

Wall struggled in the brutal American Division but Adam had a strong season with 935 yards rushing and five touchdowns to help the Crimson Knights reach the playoffs.

 

WR – Nick Rigby, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

An injury forced Rigby to miss five games in the middle of the season but he was still able to contribute to another championship season by catching 30 passes for 394 yards and two touchdowns. His play helped Rumson win the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 championship for the program’s eighth sectional title in the last 13 seasons, return to the Group 2 final, and finish No. 4 in the final SSN rankings.

 

WR – GianPaul Cortes, Sr., Freehold Township

Cortes caught 30 passes for 669 yards and nine touchdowns to finish fifth in the Shore in receiving yards and help the Patriots go 7-4 and win earn their second NJSIAA playoff win in program history. He also had two interceptions on defense.

 

WR – Kevin Maloney, Sr., Howell

Maloney was fifth in the Shore with 45 receptions and totaled 413 yards and three touchdowns to help the Rebels reach the South Jersey Group 5 playoffs. He is a three-time All-Shore selection.

 

WR – Jayden Johnson, Jr., Brick

Johnson emerged as a big-play weapon for the Green Dragons’ offense by catching 33 passes for 665 yards and seven touchdowns for an average of 20.2 yards per reception and rushing for 351 yards and two touchdowns on an average of 7.3 yards per carry.

 

TE – Luke Krzyzkowski, Sr., Red Bank Catholic

Krzyzkowski caught 12 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns to help the Caseys go 10-1, finish ranked No. 1 in the Shore, win the American Division title, and take home the NJSIAA Non-Public B state championship.

 

OL – Kai Pritchard, So., Donovan Catholic

At 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds, Pritchard stepped in as a sophomore and was among the Shore’s best linemen on one of the top teams in New Jersey as the Griffins’ offense rushed for 2,264 yards and 29 touchdowns on an average of 6.3 yards per carry, passed for 1,110 yards and 10 touchdowns, and finished No. 9 in the Shore in scoring offense at 24.2 points per game. His play helped Donovan post a 9-3 record, finish ranked No. 2 in the Shore, and reach the Non-Public A semifinals for the first time in program history.

 

OL – Jack Harris, So., Rumson-Fair Haven

Harris had to sit out the first four games after transferring from The Hun School but made an immediate impact on both sides of the ball for a Bulldogs team that won the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 section championship. He emerged as the top lineman and a burgeoning star for an offense that rushed for 1,757 yards and 24 touchdowns and passed for 2,045 yards and 18 touchdowns as Rumson won its eighth sectional title in the last 13 years, reached the Group 2 state final, and finished No. 4 in the final SSN rankings. He also flashed dominance along the defensive line with 24.5 tackles, 2 sacks, and 7 tackles for loss.

 

OL – Tommy Jeleniewski, Sr., Raritan

The Rockets struggled in a tough Colonial Division but Jeleniewski remained a standout in the trenches to earn First Team all-division honors. He has garnered collegiate interest from several FCS programs.

 

OL – Nick Caruso, Sr., Ocean

Caruso earned a First Team all-Constitution Division selection as a standout center for the Spartans. He is committed to Merrimack College.

 

OL – Jayden Elijah, Jr., Matawan

The 6-foot-8, 285-pound junior was a First Team all-Independence Division selection who helped the Huskies reach the Central Jersey Group 3 playoffs. He has multiple FBS scholarship offers including Georgia, Michigan, Florida State, and Penn State.

 

OL – Tyler Burnham, Sr., Red Bank Catholic

Standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 305 pounds, Burnham was a standout at tackle for a Caseys offense that rushed for 2,056 yards and 19 touchdowns on an average of 6.4 yards per attempt, passed for 1,631 yards and 19 touchdowns, and scored 27.1 points per game. His play helped RBC go 10-1, finish No. 1 in the Shore, claim the American Division championship, and win the NJSIA Non-Public B state title. Burnham is committed to the University of Delaware.

 

ATH – Jack Cannon, So., Holmdel

Cannon had a splendid debut season by throwing for 1,049 yards and 10 touchdowns with just two interceptions and rushing for 507 yards and seven touchdowns on an average of 9.1 yards per carry to help the Hornets go 9-1, win the Constitution Division championship, and reach the Central Jersey Group 3 semifinals. He was selected as the Constitution Division’s Offensive Player of the Year.

 

ATH – Rahmel Anderson, Jr., Lakewood

Anderson came out of nowhere to lead the Shore Conference in rushing with 2,182 yards plus 23 touchdowns. He also threw for 681 yards and six touchdowns and finished third in the Shore in scoring with 158 points.

 

K – Yianni Papanikolas, Jr., Toms River North

Papanikolas converted 61 of 64 extra points and kicked two field goals with a long of 37 yards to help the Mariners go 12-2 and repeat as NJSIAA Group 5 state champions. His 37-yard field goal came in a 23-13 win over Passaic Tech in the Group 5 title game.

 

DEFENSE

DL – Sam Rock III, Sr., Donovan Catholic

Another standout member of the Griffins’ defensive front, Rock finished with 98 tackles, 7 tackles for a loss and 3 sacks on his way to earning first-team honors in the loaded American Division by the coaches for the Shore’s second-ranked team.

 

DL – Cooper Bunnell, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Bunnell was the leader of the defensive line on a unit that allowed 18.2 points per game against one of the state’s toughest schedules, battling injuries to finish with 66 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss and 3 sacks to earn first-team All-American Division honors by the coaches. Bunnell was also a first-team SSN All-Shore selection after a 105-tackle season as a junior.

 

DL – Eddie Slosky, Jr., Toms River North

Another standout edge rusher/linebacker for the Mariners alongside Blaise Boland, Slosky was named second-team All-American Division by the coaches and finished with 83 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss and 6.5 sacks, including a combined 3.5 sacks and 4.5 TFL in wins over Cherokee and Passaic Tech in the state playoffs.

 

DL – Nick Bachmann, Sr., Holmdel

Bachmann was an All-Constitution Division pick by the coaches who had 30 tackles, a team-high 7.5 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks for a unit that recorded six straight shutouts and allowed a Shore Conference-low 4.8 points per game to help the Hornets go from 1-8 in 2022 to division champs this season.

 

DL – Shaun Hubbard, Sr., Jackson Memorial

A first-team All-Freedom Division pick by the coaches, Hubbard finished among the Shore Conference leaders with 11 sacks to go with 38 tackles and 7 tackles for a loss on a team that won a share of its second straight division title.

 

LB – Aidan Wilmot, Sr., Manalapan

Selected as the Colonial Division Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches, Wilmot had 80 tackles, 9 tackles for a loss and a sack, including 9 tackles and a tackle for a loss in an upset win over sectional finalist Point Boro.

 

LB – Colin Obser, Jr., Point Boro

Obser was selected as the Colonial Division Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches after racking up 105 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss and 2 sacks for a defense that allowed 15.2 points per game for the division co-champs and Central Jersey Group 2 finalists. He also had 125 yards rushing, 136 yards receiving and a combined 6 touchdowns on offense.

 

 

LB – Cole Toddings, Jr., Barnegat

Toddings led the Shore Conference with a school-record 139 tackles along with 23 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 2 blocked extra points for the Bengals, earning All-Independence Division honors from the coaches. He also had 26 catches for 249 yards and 3 touchdowns as a tight end.

 

LB – Anthony Rodriguez, Sr., Toms River North

One of the leaders of the standout linebacking corps for the Group 5 champions, Rodriguez was a first-team All-American Division pick by the coaches who finished with 107 tackles, 16.5 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, and an interception return for a touchdown in the Group 5 final win over Passaic Tech.

 

LB – Roman Moyers, Jr., Donovan Catholic

Moyers was a first-team All-American Division pick by the coaches who finished with 102 tackles, a sack and three interceptions for the Shore’s No. 2 team, which allowed 16.6 points per game and 8 points per game against Shore opponents.

 

DB – Wesley Kennedy, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

A first-team All-American Division pick for the Group 2 finalists and South Jersey Group 2 champions, Kennedy had 49.5 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, an interception and two fumble recoveries, including a crucial one in a win over Willingboro in the Group 2 semifinals.

 

DB – Gary Collyer, Sr., Holmdel

A two-way standout for the Hornets, Collyer was an All-Constitution Division pick by the coaches as a safety who had 25 tackles, an interception return for a touchdown and a forced fumble for a team that allowed only 4.8 points per game. He also had 214 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns.

 

DB – Jake Czwakiel, Sr., Middletown South

An all-around talent who was a first-team SSN All-Shore selection as a junior, Czwakiel battled through an injury-plagued senior season to make an impact for the Eagles with 45 tackles and 3 interceptions in just six games, while also combining for 1,014 yards and 13 touchdowns as the team’s quarterback and hitting 20 extra points and 2 field goals as the kicker. He was a first-team All-American Division pick by the coaches.

 

DB – Owen Richter, Sr., Middletown South

Another first-team selection by the coaches in the American Division, Richter finished second on the team with 74.5 tackles to go with 4.5 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks and an interception return for a touchdown that sealed a win. He also was a third-team All-Shore selection by SSN as a junior.

 

ATH – Luke Wassef, Sr., Red Bank Catholic

The versatile Wassef was a defensive leader at linebacker and an important part of RBC’s rushing attack as a running back. He finished with 60 tackles, 4 for a loss, and an interception on defense, while running for a team-high 476 yards and 5 touchdowns and catching two touchdowns, including one in the Non-Public B final, for the Shore’s No. 1 team.

 

ATH – Travis Trempy, Sr., Brick

The Green Dragons senior was an All-Independence Division selection by the coaches after leading the Shore Conference with 20 sacks to go with 106 tackles, 28 tackles for a loss and 3 forced fumbles. He also was an offensive threat with 371 yards and 3 touchdowns rushing and 7 catches for 65 yards.

 

P – Jake Horowitz, Sr., Manalapan

An All-Colonial Division selection by the coaches, Horowitz averaged 42.9 yards per punt with a long of 65 yards and dropped five punts inside opponents’ 20-yard lines. He also was 19-for-22 on extra point attempts and 4-for-4 on field goal attempts with a long of 36 as the team’s kicker.

 

THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

QB – Ryan Dougherty, Jr., Manalapan

Dougherty finished seventh in the Shore in passing with 1,371 yards and 12 touchdowns to help lead the Braves to the South Jersey Group 4 playoffs. He completed 12 of 13 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns when Manalapan upset undefeated Point Boro, 24-23, in Week 6.

 

QB – Todd Lambertson, Sr., Donovan Catholic

Lambertson completed 59 percent of his passes for 1,066 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions to help the Griffins go 9-3, reach the Non-Public A semifinals, and finish ranked No. 2 in the Shore Conference. Donovan’s schedule included Non-Public A champion Bergen Catholic, Non-Public B champion Red Bank Catholic, Group 5 champion Toms River North, Group 2 finalist Rumson-Fair Haven, and perennial powerhouse St. Joseph (Montvale).

 

RB – Mekai Henderson, So., Keyport

Henderson provided an explosive second option after star senior Nazir Treadwell and finished with 886 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns plus a kickoff return for a touchdown. His play helped the Red Raiders go 8-2 and win the Patriot Division championship.

 

RB – Kevin Andrews, Jr., Brick Memorial

A two-time All-Shore selection, Andrews rushed for 816 yards and nine touchdowns on an average of 7.6 yards per carry and caught 12 passes for 213 yards and one touchdown to help the Mustangs go 10-1, win the Independence Division title, reach the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 4 semifinals, and finish No. 11 in the final SSN rankings.

 

RB – Alastair Orr, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Orr ran for 737 yards and six touchdowns and caught seven passes for 71 yards to help Rumson win the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 sectional title and reach the Group 2 state final for the second straight season.

 

RB – Jake Henehan, Jr., Toms River South

Henehan ran for 834 yards and 10 touchdowns and had 43 tackles and seven tackles for loss on defense to help the Indians go 6-3, win the Liberty Division title, and qualify for the South Jersey Group 4 playoffs.

 

TE – Jack O’Reilly, So., Manasquan

O’Reilly was a First Team All-Constitution Division tight end for catching nine passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns on an average of 32.7 yards per reception.

 

WR – Nick Carnevale, Sr., Freehold Township

Carnevale caught 37 passes for 475 yards and eight touchdowns and intercepted four passes on defense to help the Patriots go 7-4 and earn their second postseason victory in program history.

 

WR – Trevor Santucci, Sr., Lacey

Santucci finished the season tied for third in the Shore in receptions, third in yards, and tied for fifth in receiving touchdowns by totaling 48 catches for 725 yards and eight touchdowns.

 

WR – Camryn Thomas, Jr., Toms River North

Thomas caught 17 passes for 314 yards and five touchdowns to help Toms River North average 35.9 points per game, finish 12-2, repeat as NJSIAA Group 5 champions, and finish No. 3 in the final SSN rankings.

 

WR – Anthony Macchio, Sr., Manalapan

Macchio caught 23 passes for 341 yards and four touchdowns to help the Braves reach the South Jersey Group 4 playoffs.

 

OL – Hathem Hooranyi, Jr., Toms River North

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound junior helped Toms River North’s offense average 35.9 points per game, rush for 3,661 yards and 38 touchdowns on an average of 7.8 yards per carry and pass for 1,371 yards and 23 touchdowns. The Mariners went 12-2, won their second straight NJSIAA Group 5 state title, and finished No. 3 in the final SSN rankings.

 

OL – Ben Sasso, Sr., Wall

Sasso earned First Team all-American Division honors and is committed to Columbia University. He helped the Crimson Knights reach the playoffs despite finishing at the bottom of the powerful American Division.

 

OL – Austin Edwards, Jr., Brick Memorial

Edwards was the top lineman for the No. 3 scoring offense in the Shore that averaged 34.8 points per game and 406 yards per game. The Mustangs rushed for 3,002 yards and 44 touchdowns on an average of 8.6 yards per carry and passed for 1,465 yards and 10 touchdowns. His play helped Brick Memorial go 10-1, win the Independence Division championship, reach the Central Jersey Group 4 semifinals, and finish No. 11 in the final SSN rankings.

 

OL – Casey Brew, Sr., Holmdel

Brew was a First Team All-Constitution Division selection for a Holmdel offense that was No. 7 in the Shore averaging 28.4 points per game and rushed for 2,336 yards and 27 touchdowns. His play helped the Hornets go 9-1, win the division title, and reach the Central Jersey Group 3 semifinals.

 

OL – Jack Mead, Sr., Manasquan

Mead was a standout two-way lineman for a Warriors team that finished second to Holmdel in the Constitution Division and reached the Central Jersey Group 3 semifinals where they lost to eventual Group 3 champion Delsea. Mead led the way up front on offense and was a force on defense with 3.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss.

 

OL – John Moskowich, Sr., Marlboro

Moskowich was a First Team All-Freedom Division selection and the top lineman for a Marlboro offense that rushed for 2,102 yards and 17 touchdowns. His play helped the Mustangs to their best season in 25 years as they went 8-3, won a share of their first division title since 1994, and reached their first NJSIAA sectional final since 1994.

 

ATH – Andrei Matthews, Jr., Keyport

Matthews was an All-Patriot Division pick by the coaches for the Red Raiders, finishing with 15 tackles and an interception in the secondary and catching 40 passes for 605 yards and 8 touchdowns on offense.

 

ATH – Jimmy Alexander, Sr., Toms River South

Alexander helped lead the Indians to their first division title in 21 years with 564 yards and 4 touchdowns rushing, 544 yards and 5 touchdowns passing and 43 tackles, 8 of them for a loss, as a quarterback/linebacker. He was named the overall Player of the Year in the Liberty Division by the coaches.

  

K – Justin LaMorte, Sr., Red Bank Catholic

LaMorte was 34-for-36 on extra points and kicked three field goals with a long of 43 yards to help the Caseys go 10-1, finish No. 1 in the Shore, secure the American Division title, and win the NJSIAA Non-Public B state championship.

 

DEFENSE

DL – Rob Kenyon, Sr., Marlboro

The Mustangs senior was the top interior lineman for the division champs and South Jersey Group 5 finalists, earning first-team All-Freedom Division honors by the coaches after finishing with 52 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss and 2 sacks.

 

DL – Ben Girard, Sr., Ocean

The Spartans senior was an All-Constitution Division pick by the coaches after finishing third in the Shore Conference with 27 tackles for a loss to go with 72 tackles and 12 sacks.

 

DL – Griffin Egan, Sr., Red Bank

The Harvard recruit was an All-Colonial Division pick by the coaches who had 46 tackles, 8 sacks and 22 quarterback pressures and also was a starter on the offensive line for the Bucs.

 

DL – Lorenzo Tartamella, Fr., Red Bank Catholic

One of the future stars of the Shore Conference, Tartamella made an immediate impact on RBC’s star-studded defensive line. A second-team All-American Division selection by the coaches, he finished with 46 tackles, 8 TFLs and 2 sacks, and already boasts offers from Boston College, Pittsburgh and West Virginia.

 

DL – Dan Kikta, Sr., Monmouth Regional

The Falcons senior was named the Liberty Division Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches after finishing tied for fifth in the Shore with 23 tackles for a loss along with 71 tackles and 9 sacks for a team that reached the state playoffs.

 

LB – Joseph Corley, Jr., Long Branch

An All-Colonial Division selection by the coaches, Corley started the year on the defensive line, moved to linebacker after three games and had 79 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss and 4 sacks for the Green Wave, including four tackles for a loss in a playoff win over Jackson Memorial for the Central Jersey Group 4 finalists.

 

LB – Ryan Burns, Sr., Keyport

Selected as the Patriot Division Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches, Burns helped the Red Raiders win their second straight division title by registering 50 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss and 3 sacks while also starting on the offensive line.

 

LB – Jamie Gutridge, Jr., Red Bank Catholic

Another part of the talented linebacking corps for the Non-Public B champs, Gutridge was second on the team with 96 tackles, 9 tackles for a loss and 2 sacks. He also had four touchdowns as a running back.

 

LB – Connor Fields, Sr., Holmdel

The All-Constitution Division pick for the division champs had a team-high 54 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss and an interception return for a touchdown for a unit that allowed a Shore Conference-low 4.8 points per game and helped the Hornets reach the sectional semifinals.

 

LB – Christian Oliveri, Sr., Toms River North

Yet another talented member of the Mariners’ defense, Oliveri led the team with 119 tackles to go with 14.5 tackles for a loss and two interceptions on a unit that allowed 10.7 points per game. He was a first-team All-American Division selection by the coaches.

 

LB – Sebastian Andujar, Sr., Freehold Township

The All-Independence Division selection led the Patriots' defense with 82 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and an interception to help them to a seven-win season and a trip to the sectional semifinals.

 

DB – Jaiden Hernandez, Sr., Jackson Memorial

Hernandez, who was also a third-team SSN selection as a junior, was an All-Freedom Division pick by the coaches who had 70 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack for a defense that finished second in the Shore in allowing 9.3 points per game.

 

DB – Cole Pangborn, Jr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Also a standout wrestler, the junior was a first-team selection by the American Division coaches after registering 50.5 tackles and 3 interceptions for the Group 2 finalists.

 

DB – Nick Scaff, Sr., Marlboro

Part of a strong secondary with Luke Houston, Scaff had 55 tackles, 4 interceptions and 5 pass break-ups and was named first-team All-Freedom Division by the coaches.

 

DB – Emanuel Gerena, So., Donovan Catholic

The versatile standout earned first-team All-American Division honors by the coaches after finishing with 61 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for the Griffins. He also had 21 catches for 264 yards and 3 touchdowns as a receiver.

 

ATH – Nasir Jackson, Jr., Toms River North

A playmaker on both sides of the ball for the two-time Group 5 champions, Jackson had 28 tackles, 2 interceptions and a pass break-up in the secondary and also had 9 catches for 145 yards and 2 touchdowns as a receiver to earn first-team All-American Division honors from the coaches.

 

ATH – Myquan Rush-Esdaile, Jr., Barnegat

The Bengals’ running back/linebacker was an All-Independence Division selection with 77 tackles, 7 for a loss, and three pass break-ups, along with 1,096 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns on 7.7 yards per carry.

 

P – Evan Brounstein, Sr., Central

An All-Liberty Division selection by the coaches, Brounstein averaged 37.9 yards per punt and also had a great season as a kicker, going 8-for-8 on field goals with a long of 37, and 13-for-16 on extra points.

 

 

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