Shore Conference Week 4 Divisional Football Players of the Week
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.