Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Football Player of the Week: Wall’s Sean Larkin
Every week this regular season, Shore Conference football fans will have their chance to vote for the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey/Shore Sports Network Football Player of the Week on our website, with tens of thousands of votes cast already this season.
The Week Two recipient is Wall senior running back Sean Larkin, who erupted for a career-high 189 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 13 carries to power the Crimson Knights' 41-6 nondivisional victory over Central.
Larkin opened the scoring with a 13-yard touchdown run and then broke free on a 68-yard scoring run (video above) to put Wall up 14-0. He had touchdown runs of 33 and 18 yards in the third quarter put the game away and give Wall its first 2-0 start since 2013. Larkin, a third-team All-Shore selection by SSN last season, has 216 yards rushing and six touchdowns this season while averaging 10.8 yards per carry. He and his teammates will look to continue their hot start when they host Raritan in a nondivisional game on Friday night.
Larkin won one of the closest Player of the Week contests we've ever had here at Shore Sports Network, pulling ahead Tuesday afternoon and holding on to win with 32.55 percent of the vote. He edged Red Bank Catholic running back Zack Bair, and was back and forth with Manchester running back Jalen Glenn and Freehold Township quarterback Charles Sabbagh throughout.