JSI Week 0 Football Plays of the Week
Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Shore Sports Network’s top plays, highlighting the most dazzling and exciting moments from Shore Conference football action, brought to you by Jersey Shore Institute of Health and Wellness.
This week we take a look at the top clips from Week 0. We can’t be filming every game at once, so if you have a great clip on Hudl, YouTube, Vimeo or some other service where it can be embedded, or if you have the raw video file, feel free to email me a link at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet it to me at @Bob_Badders.
In no particular order, here are the top plays from the opening week of Shore Conference football.
Jackson Memorial junior running back Will Towns gets the scoring started in the Jaguars' 24-17 win over Brick Memorial by ripping off a 60-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter.
Point Boro's season-opening game versus Barnegat was the first of senior wide receiver Sam Young's career. He looked like a seasoned veteran, however, catching four passes for 126 yards and three touchdowns, including this 70-yard score.
Good to Go
It was a big season-opener for Toms River East quarterback Mike Goodall, who had two long touchdown runs in a 21-19 win over Howell. Here, Goodall sells the fake so well most of Howell's defense has no idea who has the ball. He takes full advantage by going 75 yards untouched to the house.
Red Bank Catholic had a great chance to get back into the game after recovering a fumble on the third-quarter kickoff, but Rumson junior free safety Ryan Ruane had other ideas with a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown that gave the Bulldogs a 20-0 lead on their way to a 20-14 win over RBC.
"Make it Three for Andre"
It was a tough blow for Manalapan went senior running back Nico Santorelli was lost for the season with a knee injury suffered during the preseason. The Braves are in good hands with fellow senior Andre Johnson, however, as he proved by rushing for over 100 yards and three scores, including this 62-yard touchdown, in a 23-13 win over Middletown South.
Slant and Gone
Brick Memorial is a passing team now. Kidding. We think. The Mustangs' usual triple-option offense was shelved for Week 0 in favor of more of a zone-read offense and it paid dividends with both quarterback Anthony Albanese and wide receiver Mekhi Irving putting up good numbers through the air. Irving gets inside position on this slant route, turns on the jets and finally jukes a couple defenders to get into the end zone on a 65-yard touchdown reception.