JSI Week 8 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 8. 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
9. Grip it and Rip it
Brick tackling machine Rich Tallmadge did one better than just bring down the Lakewood ball carrier, he took the ball right out of his hands for a simultaneous forced fumble and fumble recovery during the Dragons' 49-6 win over the Piners.
8. Green Machine
Long Branch's Jermaine Corbett produces highlight-reel plays every week, and Week 8 was no different. He had 188 yards rushing and three touchdowns plus two receiving touchdowns, headlined by this 80-yard score in a 40-14 win over Brick Memorial.
7. Turning Point
Donovan Catholic made two plays in short succession that were the difference in a 28-7 win over Point Boro. The Panthers had consumed the entire third quarter with a massive drive, but on fourth-and-goal Dominick Brogna and Xavier Ellis combined for a stop to turn the ball over on downs.
Three plays later, quarterback Ryan Clark broke off an 83-yard touchdown run to give Donovan a 21-7 lead and send the Griffis on their way to win No. 5.
6. Barnegat Bomb
Locked in a scoreless tie with Toms River South, Barnegat struck first with 6:10 left in regulation when Brian Finucan threw an 85-yard touchdown pass to Devyn DeFilipo. It looked like the Bengals were on their way to win No. 7, until...
...Toms River South responded when Matt Xiques connected with Julian Sorrell on a 30-yard touchdown pass with 45 seconds left. The Indians would go on to win 13-7 in overtime for their second win in a row following an 0-6 start.
4. Block Party
In the first half of a 31-0 win over Raritan, Holmdel used a big special teams play for its first touchdown of the game. Tom Ammirati broke through the protection and blocked the punt and Evan Jennings scooped it up before racing 27 yards to the end zone.
3. Where Eagles Dare
Middletown South used a great defensive performance to knock off Rumson, 14-7. Matt Tardy deflected a pass at the line of scrimmage and Dylan Walling races in to dive for the interception, clinching the win.
Manasquan's James Pendergist channels NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss by going up and over an Ocean defender to haul in a 31-yard touchdown on fourth down.
1. Alston Powers 2
Marlboro's Dontrell Alston ran for a career-high 226 yards and three touchdowns in a 47-14 win over Matawan, including a sensational 20-yard touchdown run where he broke six tackles on his way to the end zone.