Shore Conference Week 9 Football Player of the Week: Wall’s Logan Peters
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 9/NJSIAA quarterfinals Player of the Week winner is Wall sophomore Logan Peters, who played wide receiver, quarterback and linebacker and nearly led the Crimson Knights to an improbable comeback against Timber Creek in the first round of the South Jersey Group 3 playoffs. Although Wall fell five points short in a 33-28 loss, Peters was outstanding in having a hand in all four of the Knights’ touchdowns and leading the team in tackles on defense.
Peters caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to tie the score at seven, and when senior quarterback Dylan Richey went down with an injury later in the quarter the Crimson Knights turned to Peters at quarterback. He responded by completing 7 of 15 passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns in a tremendous relief performance.
Wall was trailing, 20-7, at halftime but closed the gap when Peters threw a pass to Mike Galos in the flat that turned into a 67-yard touchdown. Timber Creek once ahead went ahead by two scores but Peters led another Wall response by tossing a 5-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Tanner Powers to cut the deficit to 27-21. Timber Creek scored again to go up by 12 but Peters spearheaded another scoring drive that culminated in a 12-yard touchdown pass to Dale McNally to make it 33-28 with 4:20 left in the game.
On defense, Peters tied for the team lead with eight tackles, including one tackle for loss.
For the season, Peters has seven receptions for 77 yards and two touchdowns, 177 yards passing and three touchdowns and 37 tackles on defense.
The Crimson Knights are eliminated from the playoffs but still have one huge game left. Wall will take on archrival Manasquan in their annual Thanksgiving Day game on Thursday, Nov. 22.
Peters secured 22.8 percent of the votes to win a close race against Manalapan linebacker Matt Benedetti and Brick running back/linebacker Joe Carchio.