Football – SSN Divisional Players of the Week, Week 2
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 six divisions. We’ll also choose an overall Shore Conference Special Teams Player of the Week to highlight any standout kicking performances or players that got it done in the return game.
Below we’ll focus on the best performances from Week 2.
SSN SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Alex Unanski, Jr., Holmdel
In a 45-7 victory over Spotswood, Unanski booted a 42-yard field goal, which is the longest field goal in the Shore Conference this season. He also went 6-for-6 on extra points as the Hornets improved to 2-1 and equaled last season’s win total.
SSN DIVISIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
CLASS A NORTH
Ashante Worthy, Sr., QB, Freehold
Worthy gets the A North Off. P.O.T.W. honor for the second straight week after a record-setting game against Howell. Worthy ran for 338 yards and four touchdowns on 38 carries while also throwing for 286 yards and a touchdown, setting what is believed to be the Shore Conference single-game record for combined yards with 624. Worthy did commit five turnovers in the 55-35 loss, but going for over 600 yards is an insane accomplishment.
Sal Tardogno, Sr., LB, Manalapan and Tommy Pearce, Jr., LB, Manalapan
We couldn’t possibly separate the Braves’ two defensive stalwarts after their dominant games in a 35-0 shutout of Southern. Tardogno made 20 tackles (10 solo, 1 for a loss), while Pearce had 19 stops (9 solo, 1 for a loss) as Manalapan recorded its second shutout in as many games this season.
CLASS A CENTRAL
Haaziq Daniels, Sr., QB, St. John Vianney
In a 55-7 win over Raritan, Daniels threw for 150 yards and four touchdowns on 8 of 10 passing, while also rushing for 72 yards and two touchdowns
Devin Williams, Jr., DB, Matawan
Williams made 15 tackles (8 solo) with three tackles for a loss as the Huskies defeated Red Bank, 20-7, for their first win of the season.
CLASS A SOUTH
T.J. Scuderi, Sr., QB, Toms River South
Scuderi ran for 132 yards and a touchdown on five carries and also threw a touchdown pass to help the Indians defeat Toms River East, 20-15, to snap an eight-game losing streak.
Cory Englehardt, Jr., DL, Brick
In the Green Dragons’ 17-14 comeback victory over Jackson Memorial, Englehardt made 13 tackles, including four tackles for a loss, to help Brick improve to 2-0.
CLASS B NORTH
Steve Lubischer, Jr., QB, Red Bank Catholic
Lubischer ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns on five carries and threw for 108 yards and two touchdowns in Red Bank Catholic’s 60-41 victory over Middletown North.
Sean Anderson, Sr., DL, Manasquan and Art Foreman, Jr., DL, Manasquan
Anderson and Foreman had two sacks each when Manasquan shut out Woodbridge, 30-0, to even the Warriors' record at 1-1.
CLASS B CENTRAL
Chris Webber, Sr., RB, Point Beach
Webber ran for 138 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries to help the Garnet Gulls blank Bishop Ahr, 18-0, and improve to 2-0.
Donte Abrams, Sr., DB, Asbury Park
Abrams had two interceptions plus five tackles, while also returning a punt 55 yards for a touchdown in Asbury Park’s 20-14 overtime win over Keyport. Abrams added 54 yards rushing on nine carries.
CLASS B SOUTH
Evan Burton, Jr., RB, Pinelands
Burton was sensational in a 27-20 victory over Marlboro with 244 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 22 carries, including the game-winning 61-yard touchdown run with 38 seconds left in the game. He also had touchdown runs of 70 and 20 yards.
Levin Musawa, Sr., DE, Barnegat
Musawa had a huge game in the Bengals’ 23-14 comeback victory over Shore with 7 tackles, including 5 for a loss, 2 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
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