Red Bank Regional’s Pierce Olsen is the Week 10 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 10 Player of the Week award is Red Bank Regional senior quarterback Pierce Olsen, who tossed two touchdown passes to help the Bucs advance to the South 4 Regional Invitational Tournament final.
New for this season is the NJSIAA's Regional Invitational Tournaments in which teams that did not make the playoffs but finished 17th to 24th in the United Power Rankings are seeded into eight-team tournaments. Red Bank was seeded in the South Group 4 region and defeated Princeton (42-7) and Steinert (36-7) to reach the tournament final. In this past weekend's semifinal victory over Steinert, Olsen completed 8 of 9 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns, including an 85-yard touchdown pass to Ky'Yam Martin. He also tossed a 9-yard scoring pass to Lamar Hicks.
The Bucs are now 6-3 and have a chance at redemption on Thursday night when they host Brick Memorial in the South 4 RIT final. The two teams were Freedom Division rivals this season with Brick Memorial winning their Week 2 matchup, 28-14.
Olsen easily won this week's poll with over 50 percent of the votes. Raritan running back Kieran Falzon was second and Toms River North quarterback Micah Ford was third.
Week 9 - Ryan Mendes, Marlboro
Week 8 - Ryan Allen, Pinelands
Week 6 - Micah Ford, Toms River North
Week 5 - Joe Beley, Point Beach
Week 4 - Jake Czwakiel, Middletown South
Week 3 - Kyle Verriest, St. John Vianney
Week 2 - Ty Kazanowsky, Toms River North
Week 1 - Matt Cassidy, Marlboro