JSI Week 7 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 7. 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
10. Some love for the linemen
The plays of the week feature is all about the dazzling runs, great catches, etc., but that doesn't mean the linemen can't get into the action.
First, check out Long Branch's Kevin Cerutti pulling all the way from left tackle to lead the way on a 44-yard run by Jermaine Corbett. Cerutti takes two Manalapan defenders out of the play with one block to spring Corbett. That was a familiar sight as Corbett ran for 320 yards in a 34-0 Long Branch victory.
Next is Freehold, which defeated Lacey, 35-7, behind a 300-plus yard afternoon from sophomore quarterback Sha'Kim Shuler. The Colonials' offensive line opened up a massive hole as Shuler went untouched on a 47-yard touchdown run.
9. Stole by Cole
This looks like it's going to be an interception as it's coming down, but instead Brick senior wide receiver Cole Groschel comes down with the catch between two Jackson Memorial defenders.
8. Kavon. Gone.
It was a defensive battle in a scoreless tie until junior running back Kavon Chambers ripped off a 75-yard touchdown run. It was the only score St. John Vianney would need to shut out Middletown South, 9-0, for the upset win.
7. Show 'Poni
Raritan junior quarterback Steve Coponi had himself a career game in a 48-6 win over Matawan with 335 total yards and four touchdowns, including 217 yards rushing. His biggest play was this 84-yard touchdown run where his ball-fake got the entire Matawan defense moving to the left, allowing him to race up the middle untouched for the long score.
6. Moore than enough
Ocean poured it on in the second half to defeat rival Neptune, 42-16. Defensive back Ahmad Moore quickly recognizes the route to break on the ball and take an interception 74 yards to the house.
5. Bedlam at Borden
An 84-yard touchdown run at any time is a pretty great feat but considering the circumstances it was a massive play by Rumson-Fair Haven senior running back Alex Maldjian and the Bulldogs' offensive line. The score pulled Rumson to within one point of Red Bank Catholic, 14-13, with just under three mintues left.
4. Alston Powers
The angle isn't the greatest here but it's still easy to see how great a catch this was by Mater Dei Prep senior wideout Isaiah Alston as he goes over a defender to haul in a touchdown.
For the second time this season, Point Boro pulled off a long touchdown on a hook and lateral. Once again it was quarterback Garrett Romer passing to Ryan Visco, who tossed it to Kyle Komanitsky to completed the 65-yard score.
2. You da Man(fre)
Freehold Township's John Manfre was able to haul in this 28-yard reception by using his one free hand to momentarily pin the ball against the Marlboro defensive back's shoulder pads before securing the catch completely while falling to his back.
1. Jaden holds the Key
Right after Alex Maldjian's 84-yard touchdown run made it a 14-13 game, Red Bank Catholic senior Jaden Key made arguably the play of the year when he blocked the ensuing extra point to keep the Caseys in front. RBC held on for an epic one-point win in a battle of unbeatens.