In addition to the reader-selected Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Football Player of the Week, we will also be selecting Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for each of the Shore Conference’s seven divisions. We’ll also choose Shore Conference Special Teams Players of the Week to highlight any standout kicking performances or players who got it done in the return game.

Below we’ll focus on the best performances from Week 4.

 

SSN SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 

Dominick Nocero, Jr., Donovan Catholic

Nocero made a heads-up play when he scooped up a short punt on a bounce and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown to put the finishing touches on the Griffins’ 35-0 win over Red Bank.

 

Vin Rea, Jr., K, Manalapan

Rea kicked two 43-yard field goals, including one in overtime, during Manalapan’s 23-20 loss to Rumson-Fair Haven, to equal the longest field goal in the Shore this season.

 

Billy Sebor, K, Freehold Township

Sebor accounted for all the points in the Patriots’ 9-3 victory over Howell with field goals of 28, 32 and 25 yards.

 

Joe Teresi, Jr., Ocean

Teresi picked up a blocked field goal and returned it 89 yards for a touchdown during the Spartans’ 40-0 win over Shore Regional.

 

SSN DIVISIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

AMERICAN DIVISION

Offense

Collin Coles, Sr., QB, Rumson-Fair Haven

Coles threw for 200 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning 14-yard touchdown to Luke Devlin, to lead the Bulldogs to a thrilling 23-20 overtime victory over Manalapan.

Defense

Kevin Bauman, Sr., TE/DE, Red Bank Catholic

Bauman made nine tackles with two tackles for loss and two sacks when the Caseys used a staunch defensive effort to defeat previously undefeated Toms River North, 21-6, and hold the Mariners to 132 yards of offense. Bauman also had a touchdown reception.

 

COLONIAL DIVISION

Offense

Sha’Kim Shuler, Jr., QB, Freehold

Although the Colonials fell to Brick, 34-27, Shuler had a marvelous game by completing 13 of 19 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 178 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries.

Defense

Collin McCarthy, Sr., DE, Jackson Memorial

McCarthy was unstoppable in Jackson’s 22-14 comeback win over St. John Vianney with an unreal total of five sacks and eight tackles for loss as the Jaguars allowed only one touchdown against the Lancers’ high-octane offense.

 

CONSTITUTION DIVISION

Offense

Brian Haddow, So., RB, Middletown North

Haddow ran for 149 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries as the Lions defeated Brick Memorial, 28-14.

Defense

Jarrid Markowitz, Sr., DE, Freehold Township

Markowitz made 14 total tackles, 12 of which were solo, and recorded two sacks to lead a defense that stymied Howell in a 9-3 Patriots victory.

 

FREEDOM DIVISION

Offense

Romeo Thomas, Sr., RB, Colts Neck

Thomas rumbled for a career-high 223 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 37 carries to lead the Cougars to a 35-6 win over Toms River South. 

Defense

Jimmy Celentano, Sr., LB, Jackson Liberty

The Lions picked up their first win of the season with a 35-0 victory over Lakewood and Celentano led the way with 14 tackles, one tackle for loss and an interception which he returned 37 yards for a touchdown.

 

LIBERTY DIVISION

Offense

Thomas Ammirati, Sr., RB, Holmdel

Ammirati ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries, including a 70-yard touchdown run, to help the Hornets to a 17-0 win over previously undefeated Lacey. 

Defense (Besides overall Player of the Week, Donovan Catholic’s Dominick Brogna)

Joe D’Acunto, Sr., LB, Holmdel

D’Acunto recorded eight tackles with three sacks and one tackle for loss as the Hornets shut out previously undefeated Lacey, 17-0.

 

PATRIOT DIVISION

Offense

Trebor Pena, Sr., RB, Ocean

Pena ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns, including a 60-yard touchdown run, as the Spartans dominated Shore Regional, 40-0, to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2013. 

Defense

Nick Tuzzolino, RB/LB, Point Boro

Tuzzolino recorded eight tackles with one sack and one tackle for loss in Point Boro’s 27-7 win over Monmouth. He also had a big game on offense with a team-high 106 yards rushing and a touchdown on 12 carries.

 

NATIONAL DIVISION

Offense

Nunes Bukula, So., RB, Pinelands

Bukula had a breakout game with 174 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 36 carries to lead the Wildcats past Manchester, 19-14, for their first win of the season. 

Defense

Matt Vinsko, Sr., LB, Point Beach

Vinsko had eight tackles with a whopping five tackles for loss and also recovered two fumbles as the Garnet Gulls’ defense had another strong outing in a 10-7 win over Keyport.

 

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