JSI Week 1 Shore Conference Football Plays of the Week
Welcome to the 2020 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 1. 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.
Now let's get to the top plays from Week 1, listed in no particular order.
Jack Collins, Manasquan
Manasquan 6-foot-5 senior wide receiver Jack Collins had a big day with four catches for 101 yards in the Warriors' 38-15 win over Asbury Park, including this long gain where he pins the ball to his helmet David Tyree-style to secure the catch.
Najih Rahman, Red Bank Catholic
Defense was the story in Red Bank Catholic's 10-3 win over Mater Dei, but Rahman, a sophomore wideout, showcased his potential by making a great juggling catch on a 20-yard touchdown which held up as the game's only trip to the end zone.
Torin Harmon, Shore Regional
Shore cruised to a season-opening 34-6 win over Monmouth Regional thanks to plays like this. Harmon gets the stats and the highlights for this 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown but check out the job the return team does making sure Harmon isn't even touched on his way to the end zone.
Patrick Jamin, Rumson-Fair Haven
Rumson looked awfully impressive in its 41-9 win over Middletown North with big play after big play. Jamin had a huge game with five catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns, including this play where he takes a perfect pass from Josh Harmon and takes the top off the defense for a 55-yard score.
Wall's Cris Mozeika and Jaquari Medler
The top-ranked team in the Shore rolled to a 55-13 win over Point Boro in Week 1. Multiple players got in on the scoring, including this special teams play where Chris Mozeika blocks the punt Jaquari Medler scoops it up and goes 38 yards for the touchdowns.
Sheldon Lariviere, Monmouth Regional
It was a tough day for the Falcons in a 34-6 loss to Shore Regional, but this catch by Lariviere was tremendous. Paging Randy Moss...
Tyler Ochojski, Freehold
Freehold came up with a huge 14-12 win over Manalapan to start the season and the victory was due in large part to a pair of clutch special teams plays. Junior defensive end Tyler Ochojski comes diving in to block a field goal off the foot of All-Shore kicker Vincenzo Rea. Also, Jiasion Carpenter blocked an extra point earlier in the game that had Manalapan chasing the missed point.
Brett Patten, Manasquan
Patten had a big game against Asbury Park and even drew rave reviews from his coaches. Praise isn't haphazardly thrown around by the Manasquan staff, either. This play was his best of the afternoon, a mad scramble where the sophomore quarterback kept his eyes downfield and eventually found Cole Kozlowski for a 25-yard touchdown.
John Volker, Rumson-Fair Haven
You can't do much better than this to start the season. On the first carry of his senior year, the Princeton-bound Volker takes it 65 yards to the house to ignite Rumson's offense on the way to a 41-9 win over Middletown North.
Matt Cardone, Freehold Township
Last but certainly not least is Cardone, who scored both the Patriots' touchdowns in a 15-14 comeback win over Howell.
The first play is an old favorite of Freehold Township head coach Cory Davies: the hook and lateral. Lorenzo Chirichella hits Antonio Willis for the completion and he flips it to Cardone, who takes it the rest of the way for a touchdown. The second play comes directly after a Howell touchdown late in the game. Cardone takes the ensuing kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 14. The extra point that followed provided the go-ahead point.
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