Welcome to the 2019 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.

 

11. Garnet Grinder

With Point Beach holding a 10-7 lead over Keyport late in the fourth quarter, senior running back Liam Buday carried nearly the entire Red Raiders defense for a 15-yard gain and a key first down.

 

10. True Blue

Asbury Park freshman quarterback Jai'Sun Brown goes up top to Makai Jones, who beats his defender for a 77-yard touchdown run that helped the Blue Bishops to a 15-9 win over Barnegat.

 

9. Buntin is Stuntin'

Mater Dei snapped a three-game losing streak in a big way by beating Middletown North, 37-0. The longest play of the game was this jet sweep that junior wide receiver Naran Buntin took for a 74-yard touchdown.

 

8. (Another) Tip Drill

Keansburg's Nasir Williams shows great concentration to bring in a 46-yard touchdown pass from Mikal Braithwaite after the ball was deflected into the air.

 

7. Trick-or-Treb

Senior running back Trebor Pena is certainly a treat for undefeated Ocean. He's also terrifying for opposing defenses.

 

6. Wigwam Winner

Manasquan's offense has struggled to compliment the mostly-exceptional play of its defense, but in a 10-8 win over Pinelands the Warriors got the big play they needed when Jack Collins snared a Cam Teza pass and raced to the end zone for an 82-yard touchdown.

 

5. Scoop and Score

Holmdel's offense has been ravaged by injuries to key players but its defense rose to the occasion once more to lead the Hornets to a 17-14 win over Raritan in the Battle of the Border. A huge play came when Joe D'Acunto stripped the ball and Evan Jennings returned it 55 yards for a touchdown.

 

4. Rebel Yell

With Howell trailing Freehold by eight points late in the game, Jason Caston makes a great throw to Kyle Tash, who hauls it in among two defenders for a 45-yard touchdown. The Rebels would convert the ensuing 2-point conversion to tie the score at 34.

 

3. Colonial Uprising

After Howell tied the game at 34 with its third straight touchdown, It took just one play for Freehold to respond. Sha'Kim Shuler connected with sophomore Tyler Ochojski for a 55-yar touchdown with 30 seconds left and the Colonials held on for a wild 41-34 win.

 

2. Merry-go-round

This is a tremendous play by Freehold junior quarterback Sha'Kim Shuler, first to keep his balance and not let a knee or elbow touch the ground, and then to realize he wasn't down and continue running for what ended up being a 44-yard gain.

 

1. Hand of Gold

I must have watched this play 50 times and it is one of the best you'll ever see. Central outside linebacker I'meer Johnson comes off the edge and swats at the ball to force a fumble, but he doesn't simply knock it free, he snatches it with one hand, turns around and runs 66 yards for a touchdown. Unbelievable. It was like a reverse Statue-of-Liberty play. Central went on to win, 34-21 in overtime, to keep its playoff hopes alive.

 

 

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