JSI Week 4 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 4. 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.
Mater Dei Prep senior quarterback Rob McCoy Jr. made his Seraphs debut this past week after transferring from Camden Catholic and sitting out the first four games as per the transfer rule. It took him all of one pass attempt to get into the end zone, hitting Isaiah Noguera on a 70-yard touchdown pass to set the tone for Mater Dei's 49-6 thrashing of Canada Prep.
10. Speed to Byrne
Holmdel senior Mack Byrne wasted no time getting the Hornets into the end zone, returning the game's opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown to kick-start Holmdel for a 42-0 win over Keyport.
9. Green Machine
Long Branch was without standout running back Jermaine Corbett during its game against Toms River South, but the Green Wave didn't miss a beat with a 42-0 win to remain undefeated. Clark picked up the slack with three catches for 97 yards and a touchdown, including this 60-yard touchdown on a screen pass where he outruns the entire Toms River South defense.
8. Nasty Nico
Arm tackles against Manalapan's Nico Santorelli are not a good idea. Here he plows through several Howell defenders for a 29-yard touchdown that capped a 106-yard effort in a 34-0 win for the Braves.
7. Play that 'Tune One More Time
Neptune pulled off a 24-21 thriller over Point Boro for its first winning streak since 2015 and a major reason why was the play of sophomore quarterback Nino Bua, senior wide receiver Raven Joseph and senior kicker Kevin Clohosey. Bua and Joseph connected for three touchdowns, including this 89-yarder, to rally from a 13-0 deficit. Clohosey closed out the victory with a walk-off 25-yard field goal to even Neptune's record at 2-2 one year after going 0-10.
6. Dre All Day
Donovan Catholic played its first game on the school's new turf field and made it a memorable night with a 24-0 win over Asbury Park to start 3-0 for the first time in over 15 years. Junior wideout Andre Laney set up a touchdown with this great 40-yard catch while being surrounded by two defenders.
5. The Outlaw
Wall's Dylan Richey was set to intercept a pass and head the other way for a touchdown, but instead, Marlboro fullback Steven Cassidy reached back with his left hand to snatch the ball out of the air and turning a potential pick 6 into a 25-yard gain. And for anyone who doesn't understand the headline, just look up Butch Cassidy.
4. Everything out of Nothing
St. John Vianney had problems with the shotgun exchange all game versus Brick Memorial, but on this particular play quarterback C.J. Duell was able to scoop up the fumble, avoid five Brick Memorial defenders and fire a pass to freshman Jayden Bellamy for a 63-yard touchdown.
3. Into the Record Book
It's very rare to see plays of 90 or more yards. A play of over 100 yards? That's a unicorn. During Jackson Memorial's 41-14 win over Lacey, senior Tyler Brito returned an interception 102 yards for a touchdown to go down as the longest play of any kind in Jaguars history.
2. All the Right Moves
Seemingly everything is going Barnegat's way this season as last week's 40-14 win over Matawan gave the Bengals a 4-0 record for the first time since 2013. They've been getting great plays on the ground, through the air and on defense. This time it was wide receiver Devyn Defilipo making an outstanding juggling catch for a 35-yard gain.
1. The Maldjician
This is a crazy run by Rumson-Fair Haven senior running back Alex Maldjian. It had everything. He somehow breaks through a sea of Freehold defenders plows through another and sprints to the end zone for a 60-yard touchdown. There have been several amazing plays in the Shore this season but this may be the best of them all. Take a bow, Marvelous Mr. Maldjian.