Seaview Orthopaedic Top 10 Plays of the Week, 11/26/14
Welcome to the latest edition of the Shore Sports Network’s top plays, highlighting the most dazzling and exciting moments from Shore Conference football action, brought to you by Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates.
This week we take a look at the top clips from the semifinal round of the state playoffs, where seven Shore Conference teams advanced to the state championship games on the weekend of Dec. 5-7.
Before we get started, I am always a fan of the defensive lineman rumbling downfield with a fumble. Here is Shore Regional's Erik Graham in the playoffs against Middlesex. I like how he went for the cutback even though he ran into a teammate and fell down. You get so few chances to show off the open-field moves when you're a D-lineman, you have to take them.
Also, who doesn't love a game-winning field goal to send a team to a state final (besides the team that lost)? Here's another look at junior Adam Elliott's winner for Matawan over Ocean.
OK, here we go.
10. McCain Train.
Shore Regional junior Tyreek McCain had the best game of his career to power their 28-13 win over Middlesex in the Central Jersey Group I semifinals, including knocking this tackler aside on his way to a big run.
9. Oh Henry.
Ocean's Frank Henry makes a juggling catch in the back of the end zone in the Spartans' hard-fought playoff loss to Matawan.
8. Extra DeMaio.
Jackson Memorial senior quarterback Joe DeMaio chucks a 53-yard bomb on the money in stride to senior wideout Matt Castronuova in the Jaguars' 44-0 burial of Brick in the Central Jersey Group IV semifinals.
7. Cella Good.
Red Bank Catholic ran wild in its 44-14 stunner over three-time defending Non-Public Group III champion St. Joseph's-Montvale, including quarterback Eddie Hahn juking a few defenders and bulling his way through another pack of them to get the team fired up, and senior fullback Nick Cella bursting up the middle for a great touchdown run.
6. Hustle Timmins.
Middletown South's Joe Timmins makes a game-breaking play in taking this kickoff to the house in a 27-3 win over Neptune in the Central Jersey Group IV semifinals. That would be the Midd. South Nation student section going bonkers in the background as he takes off.
5. Magic Mike.
Central junior quarterback Mike Miserendino was outstanding in defeat against Allentown in the South Jersey Group III semifinals. In the first run, he jukes a defender so bad, he almost goes off the screen. He also had a great touchdown pass on the run while rolling to his left, and on the final one, he nearly slips and falls before recovering for a great touchdown run down the sideline.
4. Blue Thunder.
Shore Regional's Jeremy Redaelli looks like an 18-wheeler causing a pile-up as he single-handedly crushes a kickoff return by Middlesex by smashing the blocker into the ballcarrier and knocking everyone down in a heap. He then ran over Middlesex's bus driver, athletic director, band director and cheerleading coach.
3. Oh my Gawlik.
Jackson Memorial sophomore safety Mike Gawlik, all 5-foot-7 of him, goes flying up for a great interception in the win over Brick.
2. The Real Khalil.
One of the most exciting players in the Shore this year has been St. John Vianney junior Khalil Haskins, who finished his season with a flourish in the Lancers' loss to Delbarton in the Non-Public Group III semifinals. Here he is doing his Dante Hall/Devin Hester impersonation on a punt return.
1. Crouching Volker, Spinning Bulldog
Charlie Volker's ankle is looking just fine on this one. Check out the spin move in traffic where he somehow keeps his knee from going down for a great 45-yard run in Rumson-Fair Haven's rout of Cinnaminson.