Jersey Mike’s Team of the Week: Brick Memorial
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 4 is Brick Memorial, which rallied to defeat previously-undefeated and reigning NJSIAA North 2, Group IV sectional champion Sayreville, 22-21, in a double-overtime thriller. Shore Sports Network was at practice Tuesday evening to present the Mustangs and head coach Walt Currie with a special game ball and a $500 Jersey Mike’s gift card.
Down 14-0, Brick Memorial rallied and dominated the second half behind senior running back Tony Thorpe, who rumbled for 172 yards and two touchdowns on 38 carries. Thorpe scored on a 1-yard touchdown run and senior Blaine Netterman added a 15-yard touchdown run to send the game to overtime. In double overtime after Sayreville had scored to take a 21-14 lead, it was Thorpe’s 23-yard run that set up his 1-yard touchdown run to make it 21-20. Brick Memorial elected to go for the two-point conversion and the win, and Netterman scored untouched on a pitch to the right side to give the Mustangs a huge road victory.
After a season-opening loss to Brick, Brick Memorial has won three straight games and gotten its triple-option offense on track. Thorpe now has 528 yards and six touchdowns on the season while Netterman has added 294 and five touchdowns on just 23 carries.
The win over Sayreville also vaulted the Mustangs into the Shore Sports Network Top 10. They will try to stay hot in a crucial Class A South game against Central (3-1, 3-0) at home on Friday night.