Our Jersey Mike's Game of the Week featured two Freedom Division rivals fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive as 2-3 Neptune traveled to Toms River South to battle the 1-3 Indians on Friday night. With room to move in South Jersey Group 4, coming out of the contest with a win was crucial for both teams. The Indians struck first, taking a 6-0 lead over the Scarlet Fliers early in the first quarter. The lead wouldn't last for long, though—due to special teams gaffes, offensive inconsistencies, and defensive miscues, Toms River South found themselves down 33-13 heading into halftime. The Indians performed admirably in the second half, as they were able to score 15 points while holding the Scarlet Fliers to just an early 4th quarter field goal. Toms River South was unable to complete the comeback, however, as Neptune escaped with a 36-28 victory. The Scarlet Fliers (3-3 overall, 3-1 against the Freedom Division) will be on the road again this Saturday when they'll take on Colts Neck. Toms River South (1-4, 0-4) will be back at home on Friday, playing host to Jackson Liberty.

Special congratulations to our Ocean Trophies Player of the Game, Neptune senior WR and CB Willie Gross. Gross was able to find the end zone four times in a lopsided first half for the Scarlet Fliers. He had three receiving TD's of 39, 62, and 38 yards while also rushing one in from 75 yards out. The senior had over 200 all-purpose yards on the night.

Willie Gross Game MVP