The Shore Sports Network football staff of Kevin Williams, Matt Harmon, Ed Sarluca, and Bob Badders are back with their 2017 weekly picks in Shore Conference football action.

Atlantic Picks of the week

We will also have a guest picker each week. This week's guest picker is former Southern Regional, Penn State and Arizona Cardinals linebacker Glenn Carson.

Carson was a two-sport, All-State standout in football and wrestling for Southern Regional from 2005-2009. During his senior season, Carson made a team-high 89 tackles with two sacks while also rushing for a team-leading 816 yards and 10 touchdowns as the Rams finished 10-2 and reached the South Jersey Group IV sectional final for the first time in program history. Carson was outstanding during an epic 14-13 overtime victory over Cherokee in the semifinals with 12 tackles, 11 of which were solo.

Carson was also an elite wrestler for the Rams, winning the 2009 NJSIAA 215-pound state championship and finishing his career with a 135-12 record. Carson was a three-time state finalist, a three-time Region 6 champion and a four-time District 24 champion who helped Southern capture four straight NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV sectional titles and four straight District 24 team championships.

Carson received a football scholarship to Penn State where he would go on to be a three-year starter at middle linebacker. Carson saw action in every game as a freshman and grabbed hold of the starting job as a sophomore. He started 37 games throughout the course of his career in Happy Valley, finishing with 261 tackles, nine tackles for loss, two sacks and two forced fumbles. Carson led the Nittany Lions in tackles as a senior with 90 and garnered honorable mention All-Big Ten honors. He was also a three-time Academic All-Big Ten recipient.

After graduating from Penn State, Carson was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent and played in six games during the 2014 season, making 13 tackles. He spent one season in Arizona and was later on the New York Giants practice squad.

Carson currently lives in Maryland and is involved in medical device sales.

The records of our 2017 guest pickers are as follows:

Week 7: Dan Klecko: 15-6

Week 6: Vinnie Santaniello: 18-5

Week 5 - Bob Fiocco: 21-1

Week 4 - P.J. Gibbs: 15-8

Week 3 - Scott Goodale: 15-7

Week 2 - Keith Elias: 12-10

Week 1 - Scott Stump: 16-6

Thank you to our sponsor for the 2017 football picks, Atlantic Physical Therapy Center.

Kevin WilliamsBob BaddersEd SarlucaMatt HarmonGlenn Carson
Central at BrickCentralCentralCentralCentralCentral
Toms River North at Toms River SouthToms River SouthToms River SouthToms River NorthToms River SouthToms River North
Monmouth at Rumson-Fair HavenRumsonRumsonRumsonRumsonRumson
Long Branch at Middletown NorthLong BranchLong BranchMiddletown NorthLong BranchMiddletown North
Lakewood at BarnegatLakewoodLakewoodLakewoodBarnegatBarnegat
Jackson Liberty at PinelandsPinelandsPinelandsPinelandsPinelandsPinelands
Manasquan at MatawanManasquanManasquanManasquanManasquanManasquan
Middletown South at St. John VianneySJVSJVSJVSJVSJV
Red Bank Catholic at Red BankRBCRBCRBCRBCRBC
Point Boro at OceanPoint BoroPoint BoroPoint BoroPoint BoroPoint Boro
Bishop Ahr at Asbury ParkAsbury ParkAsbury ParkAsbury ParkAsbury ParkAsbury Park
East Brunswick at Freehold TownshipFreehold TownshipFreehold TownshipFreehold TownshipFreehold TownshipFreehold Township
Point Beach at Highland ParkPoint BeachPoint BeachPoint BeachPoint BeachPoint Beach
Piscataway at ManalapanManalapanManalapanManalapanManalapanPiscataway
Howell at New BrunswickHowellHowellHowellHowellHowell
Jackson Memorial at Old BridgeJackson JacksonOld BridgeOld BridgeOld Bridge
Colts Neck at MonroeColts NeckColts NeckMonroeColts NeckColts Neck
South Brunswick at Brick MemorialSouth BrunswickBrick MemorialBrick MemorialSouth BrunswickSouth Brunswick
Toms River East at MarlboroToms River EastToms River EastToms River EastToms River EastToms River East
Southern at LaceyLaceySouthernLaceySouthernSouthern
Keansburg at KeyportKeansburgKeansburgKeansburgKeansburgKeansburg
Raritan at SpotswoodSpotswoodRaritanSpotswoodRaritanSpotswood
Edison at FreeholdFreeholdFreeholdFreeholdFreeholdFreehold
Sayreville at NeptuneSayrevilleSayrevilleSayrevilleSayrevilleSayreville
Delbarton at Mater Dei PrepMater DeiMater DeiMater DeiMater DeiMater Dei
Last Week18-317-414-715-615-6 (Dan Klecko)

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