Football – SSN Divisional Players of the Week, Week 5
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 5.
SSN SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Justin Burkert, So., K, Jackson Memorial
Burkert’s 25-yard field goal with three minutes left in the game stood up as the winning points as the Jaguars held off Southern, 10-8, to improve to 3-2 on the season.
SSN DIVISIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
CLASS A NORTH
Ashante Worthy, Sr., QB, Freehold
We’re all for spreading the wealth, but it’s hard to deny either Worthy or Manalapan’s Naim Mayfield when they’re putting up ridiculous numbers every week. This week Worthy is our choice for A North POTW after rushing for 126 yards and three touchdowns and throwing for 110 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-14 win over Monroe. Worthy has 1,986 combined yards and 23 touchdowns in five games this season.
Damian Rybaltowski, Sr., DE, Freehold Township
Rybaltowski has had a big season for the undefeated Patriots, and he continued it by making nine tackles, including five for a loss, while also notching two sacks in a 14-0 win over Perth Amboy.
CLASS A CENTRAL
Peter Lucas, Sr., RB, Rumson-Fair Haven
Lucas is another repeat POTW winner in A Central after rushing for 274 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 35-0 victory over Matawan. Lucas has 810 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns in four games this season.
Ricky Voss, Sr., DE, Monmouth Regional
Voss had two sacks in the Falcons’ 16-6 victory over Raritan to improve to 5-1. Monmouth’s defense has allowed seven points or less in four of six games this season.
CLASS A SOUTH
Anthony Prato, So., QB, Brick
Making his first varsity start at quarterback and filling in for injured starter Jimmy Leblo, Prato tossed three touchdown passes to lead the Dragons’ offense in a 28-0 win over Toms River South.
Dylan Vill, Sr., DB, Brick Memorial
Vill had a 10-yard fumble return for a touchdown and an interception in the Mustangs’ 21-7 victory over Central for their fourth straight win.
CLASS B NORTH
Sean Glenn, Jr., QB, Middletown North
Glenn completed 8 of 12 passes for 252 yards and four touchdowns in the Lions’ 41-16 win over New Brunswick. Glenn has thrown for 746 yards and seven touchdowns in four games this season.
Kevin Porch, Sr., DB, Long Branch
Porch had two interceptions and made six tackles to lead the Green Wave defense in a 21-0 shutout over Middletown South.
CLASS B CENTRAL
Danny Vital, Sr., QB, Keansburg
Vital set the Keansburg school record for passing yards in a game by completing 13 of 17 passes for 376 yards and four touchdowns, while also running for a touchdown, in the Titans’ 51-43 victory over Point Beach.
Hunter MacDonald, Jr., DB, Keansburg
MacDonald was all over the field for the Titans in their wild 51-43 win over Point Beach, intercepting two passes and making a game-high 19 tackles to help Keansburg pick up its first division win since 2012.
CLASS B SOUTH
Damian Johnson, So., RB, Donovan Catholic
Johnson compiled 252 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns, including 190 yards rushing, as the Griffins picked up their second win of the season by downing Pinelands, 49-26.
Greg Chadwick, Jr., LB. Lacey
Chadwick was consistent throughout the game and also made the game-clinching play with just seconds on the clock in a 34-33 win over Lakewood. Chadwick had a team-high nine tackles, including two for a loss, and came through with a diving interception at the Lacey 5-yard line with 15 seconds left in regulation.