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 3 Player of the Week winner is Brick senior quarterback/defensive back Jimmy Leblo, who had a hand in all five touchdowns in the Dragons’ 34-15 victory over Freehold.

Leblo finished with 216 yards between passing, rushing and receiving while also scoring a defensive touchdown as Brick handed the Colonials their first loss. Leblo ran for 102 yards and scored on a 43-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to give Brick a 14-8 lead. He threw for 83 yards with touchdown passes of 33 and 15 yards to fellow senior Cole Groschel and also caught a 31-yard touchdown pass thrown by Groschel. He capped the game with a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Jimmy Leblo
Jimmy Leblo

Brick’s game versus Freehold was an important Shore Conference Colonial Division game in that it kept the Dragons in position to secure at least a tie for the division title if they can defeat both Rumson and Middletown North in the next two weeks. It was also a bounce-back win after suffering a 21-7 defeat to St. John Vianney in Week 2. Additionally, Brick was looking for revenge after losing to Freehold, 35-28, in last season’s NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 4 semifinals.

Last week’s victory also moved Brick back into the Shore Sports Network Top 10.

Leblo won a close poll with 18.84 percent of the votes to win the award over Keyport’s Devin Wollner, Mater Dei’s Malik Ingram, Red Bank Catholic’s Jaden Key and Manalapan’s Nico Santorelli.




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