JSI Week 10/NJSIAA Semifinals Football Plays of the Week
Welcome to the 2018 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 10, the NJSIAA semifinals and the final round of regional crossover games. 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 email@example.com or tweet it to me at @Bob_Badders.
5. Jimmy on the spot
A fierce wind was a hindrance to both Manasquan and Cinnaminson in the Central Jersey Grop 2 semifinals and it wreaked havoc on passes and kicks all day at Vic Kubu Warrior Field. Cinnaminson's punter actually did a pretty good job keep his kick low, but that also meant the coverage team didn't have time to set up. Manasquan's James Pendergist took full advantage with a quick-thinking play, fielding the line-drive punt and returning it 33 yards for a touchdown.
4. Gallo-ping to the end zone
Holmdel went down swinging in a 31-20 loss to undefeated Somerville in the Central Jersey Group 3 semifinals and hit some big plays of their own against the high-scoring Pioneers. Senior Dean Gallo had a marvelous senior season with a second straight 1,000-yard rushing season and was also great on special teams. Here he returns a kickoff 93 yards for a score in the first half when Holmdel grabbed a 14-10 lead.
3. Jermaine's jukes
From the side angle it looked like a status-quo touchdown run from one of the Shore's best running backs, Long Branch's Jermaine Corbett. The end zone angle really showed off the great moves Corbett put on in the hole to break free. Just some fantastic footwork here.
2. Tahaj FTW
Mater Dei pulled off a wild 28-23 win over DePaul in the semifinals of the Non-Public Group 3 tournament to take down one of the North Jersey parochial powers and reach its third straight state final. There were plenty of huge plays made by the Seraphs on the afternoon, but it was Parland's pass breakup in the end zone on the final play of the game that officially clinched the win.
1. Catch of the Year
This is an absolutely incredible catch by Central's Darius Martorano. During a 40-7 win over Toms River South, Martorano makes an amazing touchdown catch by reaching around an Indians' defensive back and pinned the ball to his back while tumbling out of the back of the end zone. How he held onto the ball and got a foot in bounds is ridiculous. Take a bow for this one, Darius.