The Block GameDay Countdown takes us to Toms River North Friday night where the undefeated Mariners host Marlboro in an all-shore showdown to see who advances into the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 5 Finals. North (9-0) has been ranked second in the SSN/Jeep Store Top Ten all season and comes into the game averaging a staggering 50 points per contest.  In the visiting Mustangs (#9, 6-3) they’ll meet an opponent riding a 3-game winning streak and coming off their first Playoff victory since 1994.

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The winner will face either Cherokee or Kingsway in the sectional title game next Friday. TR North lost to Kingsway in the sectional final last year 21-14 and would like nothing better to avenge that loss.  Marlboro, once a Shore Conference doormat, has turned the program around and has clinched their second straight winning season.

If you are heading to the game then look for the Shore Sports Network SUV between the concession stand and bleachers and register (FREE) to win a $100 “Block Box” of assorted 100% all-natural prime meat and more.  It’s all from The Butcher’s Block Butcher & Table in Long Branch which has taken the shore by storm.

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The Block GameDay Countdown $100 Block Box Winner Denise Caufield from Toms River


You can sign-up through halftime and then between the 3rd & 4th quarters we will have the PA Announcer read the name of one randomly selected person who will win the $100 “Block Box.” Also follow us on the Shore Sports Network Facebook page as I’ll provide a scene-setter for the game as well as updates throughout the evening.

At the conclusion of the game we will present The Butcher’s Block MVP award.

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Toms River North Jr. QB Micah Ford is the GameDay Countdown MVP

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