Orthopaedic Institute Week 4 Football Player of the Week: Donovan Catholic’s Dominick Brogna
Every week this 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.
The Week 4 Player of the Week is Donovan Catholic sophomore defensive lineman Dominick Brogna, who had a dominant game up front during the Griffins’ 35-0 win over Red Bank with eight tackles and one sack among his 11 total tackles. Donovan recorded its fourth shutout in five games and improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1992.
Brogna wasted no time making an impact by registering a hit for a loss on the first place from scrimmage. He continued making plays behind the line all game as the Griffins stymied Red Bank’s offense from start to finish. Brogna’s signature play of the night came when Red Bank tried to run a jet sweep with quarterback Jack Chamberlain lining up wide and coming across the formation. Brogna immediately beat his counterpart in the trenches before surging upfield and dropping Chamberlain for a 5-yard loss.
Brogna’s performance was the best of his young career and put his season totals at 29 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and two sacks. He has already eclipsed his numbers from last season when he played in eight games as a freshman.
Donovan will try to continue what is shaping up as the best season in program history when it hosts Manasquan (1-3) on Friday night in a Liberty Division game. A victory over the Warriors will clinch at least a share of the division title.
It was another close poll to select the Player of the Week with Brogna garnering 14.85 percent of the votes to win over Toms River East’s Nick Totten. Raritan’s Mike Fiore was third, Middletown North’s Brian Haddow was fourth and Wall’s Blake Rezk was fifth.