Shore Conference Week 6 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 6.
SSN SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Jermaine Corbett, Sr., Long Branch
Corbett returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown against Toms River North and also had a 30-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
Owen Laughlin, Jr., RB/LB, Red Bank
After Central kicked a field goal to tie the game at 24, Owen returned the ensuing kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown to give the Bucs a walk-off, 30-24 victory. Laughlin also recorded nine tackles with one tackle for loss and totaled 69 yards from scrimmage.
Ethan Rodriguez, Jr., Manalapan
Rodriguez, a first-year football player, returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown ignited Manalapan’s rally in a 20-14 comeback victory over Red Bank Catholic.
Matt Spalletta, Sr., Toms River North
Spalletta, a linebacker, wildcat quarterback and special teams ace, was a superweapon with impact plays in all three phases of the game to help lead Toms River North to a wild 43-39 win over Long Branch that clinched the American Division title. He produced a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, a 1-yard touchdown run, an interception, a blocked extra point, two sacks and a key pass breakup in the end zone.
SSN DIVISIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Jake Kazanowsky, Jr., QB, Toms River North
Kazanowsky completed 17 of 26 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns in Toms River North’s wild 43-39 victory over Long Branch that clinched the American Division championship. His 10-yard touchdown pass to Dominick Jacob with 13 seconds left in regulation held up as the game-winning score. He also tossed touchdowns of 7 and 20 yards to Jacob and connected with Ray Carlson for a 50-yard touchdown.
Chris Lotito, Sr., DB, Middletown South
Lotito made seven tackles, broke up a pass and forced a fumble near the goal line that went out of the back of the end zone to deny a touchdown as the Eagles upset No. 2 Rumson-Fair Haven, 20-3.
Will Towns, Jr., RB, Jackson Memorial
Towns put together his sixth 100-yard game and second 200-yard game this season when he rushed for 232 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries to guide the Jaguars to a 35-28 win over Freehold. Towns eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark on the season and now has 1,065 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Will Terry and Dean Terry, Sr., LBs, Wall
The Terry brothers combined for 12 tackles, two sacks and two tackles for loss in Wall’s 41-14 victory over St. John Vianney that clinched at least a tie for the Colonial Division title. Will had four tackles and a team-high two sacks and Dean recorded eight tackles with two tackles for loss.
Vinny Spitalieri, Sr., RB, Marlboro
Spitalieri ran for 119 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries to lead the Mustangs to a 24-13 win over Brick Memorial.
Eddie Farrell, Sr., LB, Middletown North
Farrell had 12 tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and four quarterback hurries to lead the Lions defense in a 12-7 win over Howell.
Willie Gross, Sr., WR, Neptune
A first-year varsity player, Gross had a huge game in Neptune’s 36-28 win over Toms River South with 217 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns. He caught four passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns and added a 75-yard touchdown run.
David Onuoha, So., LB, Matawan
Onuoha made 14 tackles with four tackles for loss and a fumble recovery as the Huskies topped Jackson Liberty, 14-7, to even their season record at 3-3.
Offense (Besides overall Player of the Week, Donovan Catholic’s Jahdir Loftland)
Jack Chamberlain, Sr., QB, Red Bank
Chamberlain completed 13 of 21 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 179 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries to power the Bucs’ offense in a thrilling 30-24 victory over Central Regional.
Dominick Brogna, So., DT, Donovan Catholic
Brogna recorded 10 total tackles with one sack and three tackles for loss as the Griffins blanked Lacey, 35-0, to post their fifth shutout of the season and clinch the Liberty Division title.
Trebor Pena, Sr., RB, Ocean
Pena ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, scoring on runs of 30 and 42 yards, as Ocean defeated Point Boro, 28-14, to complete a perfect run to the Patriot Division championship.
Dominick Aneses, Sr., LB, Barnegat
Aneses had a huge game in the Bengals’ 48-7 win over Monmouth Regional to set three program records. He set Barnegat single-game marks with four sacks and nine tackles for loss and his seven sacks this season in a new single-season record for the Bengals.
Knajee Alston, Sr., RB, Asbury Park
Alston ran for 154 yards and a touchdown as the Blue Bishops clinched the National Division championship with a 26-8 win over Manchester.
Jason Sherlock, Sr., DE/TE, Point Beach
Sherlock recorded 14 tackles and two sacks, had one catch for 13 yards and was a dominant edge blocker to help the Garnet Gulls defeat Keansburg, 17-15.
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