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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 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 bob.badders@townsquaremedia.com or tweet it to me at @Bob_Badders.

Now, let's take a look at some of the best plays from Week 7.

 

Holmdel's Jaden Gallo

Holmdel defeated Manasquan, 20-13, to finish the season with a 6-1 record. Gallo's fourth-quarter touchdown run clinched it and provided the Hornets with the third one-loss season in program history.

 

Brick Memorial's Ahki Barksdale

After starting the season 0-4, Brick Memorial is on a hot streak with three straight wins. A big reason why has been senior playmaker Akhi Barksdale, who returned the second-half kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown in a 21-10 win over St. John Vianney.

 

Manalapan's Anthony Matrone

Manalapan picked up its first win of the season with a 49-6 victory over Marlboro and Matrone had a huge game with two touchdown runs, a touchdown catch and a fumble return for a touchdown. He breaks several tackles on this 30-yard touchdown reception.

 

Freehold's Kayden Hutchinson

Hutchinson came through with another clutch kick to give the Colonials a dramatic victory when he crushed a 34-yard field goal late in the game to complete Freehold's 38-35 comeback win over Southern. This one had plenty of distance to spare.

 

Jackson Memorial's Will Towns

Jackson's halftime lead slipped away in a 42-21 loss to Eastern but Towns was great again with 177 yards rushing and a touchdown, including a 61-yard touchdown run on the first offensive play of the game.

 

Wall's Casey Larkin

Wall crushed Mater Dei Prep, 42-0, in the Shore Conference Championship Pod semifinals and this long run by Larkin provided the knockout blow. The Crimson Knights were leading, 21-0, but a Mater Dei punt had pinned them at their own 5-yard line. On the first play of the drive, Larkin broke free for a 93-yard gain down to the 2-yard line that set up Wall's fourth touchdown.

 

Donovan Catholic's Evyn Menta and Jayon Farrar

Donovan Catholic defeated Red Bank Catholic, 28-14, for a breakthrough victory in the Shore Conference Championship Pod semifinals and this long touchdown was the play that sealed it. The Griffins were leading 20-14 and had just stopped the Caseys on fourth down at midfield. On the next play, Menta hit Farrar for a long touchdown to send Donovan on its way to victory.

 

 

Managing editor Bob Badders can be reached at bob.badders@townsquaremedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @Bob_Badders. Like Shore Sports Network on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest video highlights.