Every week this fall, Jersey Mike’s and Shore Sports Network will be selecting a Team of the Week based on its performance over the past weekend.

The Jersey Mike's Team of the Week for Week 1 is Long Branch, which defeated Manasquan, 28-19, to make a strong statement in its opening game. The Green Wave and head coach Danny George were presented with a special game ball at practice by Shore Sports Network's Steve Meyer. The program was also presented with a $500 Jersey Mike's gift card.

Long Branch 2017 JM Team of the Week, Week 1

Senior wide receiver T.J. Fosque caught six passes for 178 yards and three touchdowns, senior quarterback Juwan Wilkins threw for 227 yards and sophomore running back Jermaine Corbett added a touchdown run to lead Long Branch past defending Central Jersey Group II champion Manasquan in a key Class B North game to open the season.

Long Branch finished 2-8 last year, but with a senior-laden group of skill players returning for the 2017 season, the Green Wave had high hopes to re-emerge as a championship contender. They were impressive in summer 7-on-7 tournaments, including winning the Shore Conference 7-on-7 championship, and in Week 1 proved they will be a factor in the deep and competitive Class B North division.

Long Branch also jumped into the Shore Sports Network Top 10 this week at No. 8. The Green Wave have a bye in Week 2, and will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Colts Neck.


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