Middletown South’s Jake Czwakiel is the Week 4 Shore Conference Football Player of the Week
Every week this season, Shore Conference football fans will have their chance to vote for the Ocean County Sports Medicine Shore Conference Football Player of the Week on our website. The winner of the poll each week will receive a $25 gift card to Burger 25 in Toms River.
The winner of the Week 4 Player of the Week award is Middletown South junior Jake Czwakiel, who made contributions on offense, defense, and special teams to lead the Eagles to a 24-6 American Division victory over Wall.
Middletown South improved to 3-1 and held firm at No. 5 in the latest Jeep Store Football Top 10 with an 18-point victory over a tough, albeit winless, Crimson Knights team. As Middletown South's quarterback, Czwakiel completed 18 of 23 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 50 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. Czwakiel is also one of the top kickers in the Shore Conference and converted a 37-yard field goal and went 3-for-3 on extra points. Additionally, he made two tackles on defense as a member of the secondary.
It was another dominant defensive game for Middletown South, which did not allow an offensive touchdown. Wall found the end zone on a fumble return for a touchdown.
In four games this season, Czwakiel has completed 34 of 60 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns, made 19 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss, and kicked three field goals.
Middletown South has a bye in Week 5 and will return to action on Friday, Oct. 7 vs. No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven.
Czwakiel won the Week 4 Player of the Week vote with 23.94 percent of the votes. Howell's Jack Gartenstein was second and Lakewood's Keyon Tims was third.
Week 3 - Kyle Verriest, St. John Vianney
Week 2 - Ty Kazanowsky, Toms River North
Week 1 - Matt Cassidy, Marlboro