Jersey Mike’s Team of the Week: Point Boro
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 8 is Point Boro, which defeated Ocean, 41-18, to improve to 8-0 for the first time since 2005. Shore Sports Network was at practice Tuesday evening to present the Panthers and head coach Matt Cilento with a special game ball and a $500 Jersey Mike’s gift card.
Senior quarterback James Fara ran for 282 yards and four touchdowns behind an offensive line that paved the way for a whopping 493 yards rushing. Senior running back Brandon Cipriano ran for 116 yards and a touchdown on just six carries and senior fullback Tanner Gordon added 89 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.
Fara scored on runs of 28, 79, 1 and 20 yards and now has 1,135 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns this season. Cipriano’s touchdown run spanned 68 yards and Gordon scored on a 38-yard run. Gordon also had a big game on defense at linebacker with six tackles, two sacks and two blocked extra points, while junior defensive lineman Trent Livolsi had six tackles, two sacks, a tackle for a loss and a blocked extra point.
The Panthers also clinched the outright Class B South division title thanks to Lakewood’s victory over Barnegat. It is the third straight division title for Point Boro, which won the title outright last season and shared the title with Lakewood in 2015.
Point Boro is ranked No. 8 in the Shore Sports Network Top 10 and is currently No. 1 in the Central Jersey Group II power point standings. The Panthers will try to head into the postseason with a perfect record when they host Barnegat (4-3) on Friday night.