Shore Sports Network Shore Conference Players of the Week

Week Two

Overall Shore Conference

Offense - Charlie Volker, Jr., RB, Rumson-Fair Haven
Volker erupted for a career-high 209 yards rushing on 21 carries and scored a touchdown in a 21-7 win over St. John Vianney in Class A Central that improved the Bulldogs to 2-0. In two games this season, Volker 397 yards rushing on 43 carries for an average of 9.2 yards per carry in his first season as the starting tailback.

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Defense - Dan Loizos, Sr., LB; Mike Halawani, Sr., DE; Miles Moody, Sr., LB; Frank Henry, Jr., LB, all Ocean  

The Spartans' front seven played a strong game in limiting Neptune to 159 total yards in a pivotal 7-0 win over the Scarlet Fliers in Class B North, led by Loizos, who had a game-high 13 tackles. Halawani had two sacks and a fumble recovery, Henry added eight tackles, and Moody had two tackles for a loss and two quarterback pressures. Moody also was used as a spy on elusive running quarterback Shakeem Richardson, who had 79 yards on 23 carries (3.4 ypc).

Special teams - Jon Kubricki, Jr., K, Pinelands

Kubricki nailed three field goals, including the game-winning 34-yarder in overtime that sent the Wildcats to a 16-13 win over Point Boro that ended a 22-game losing streak dating back to 2010. Kubricki also nailed field goals of 30 and 32 yards in the win.

Honorable mention

Jair Bernier, Sr., KR/PR, Ocean

Bernier's 60-yard punt return late in the game helped set up Ocean at Neptune's 15-yard line, leading to the game's only touchdown when sophomore tailback Tyler Thompson scored on a 1-yard keeper with five minutes remaining in a 7-0 win.

Jake Monteiro, Jr., K, Shore Regional

Monteiro nailed a career-long 47-yard field goal in a 10-0 win over Asbury Park for the longest field goal by any kicker in the Shore so far this season and one of the best kicks in school history. He is 3-for-3 on field goal attempts in two games.

Class A North

Offense

Kyle Brey, Sr., QB, Middletown South

Brey threw three touchdown passes, including two to tight end Tayler Hendrickson in the final seven minutes of the game that broke a 7-7 tie and sent the No. 4 Eagles on to a 28-7 nondivisional win over No. 10 Brick. He also threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Andrew Wisialko in the first half.

Defense

Steve Boncimino, Sr., LB, Howell

Boncimino had 7 tackles, including 3 for a loss and quarterback pressure, as Howell's defense only allowed one short offensive touchdown in the final seconds in a 28-14 win over Marlboro. The defense complemented a 285-yard, four-touchdown passing day for quarterback Connor McGlynn and a strong game by junior Jarvis Leaks, who had a career-high 9 catches for 157 yards and a touchdown.

Class A Central

Offense

Larry Redaelli, Sr., RB, Red Bank Catholic

Redaelli ran for 110 yards and three touchdowns, including a 47-yarder, as the Caseys rolled to a 41-0 win over Manasquan. He has 230 yards rushing and 7 touchdowns in two games.

Defense

Rumson-Fair Haven's entire unit

The Bulldogs registered eight sacks in a 21-7 win over St. John Vianney, including two apiece for Tom Martello, Ben Eisenstadt and Kevin Clayton. Senior defensive back Sam Shaud also recorded his second interception in two games.

Class A South

Offense

(tie) Tymere Berry, Jr., QB, Toms River South; Christian Tutela, Sr., WR, Lacey

Berry finished with 132 yards and a touchdown rushing along with 85 yards and a touchdown passing to help the Indians knock off Southern, 27-20.

Tutela had 5 catches for 128 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Lions' 34-22 win over Toms River North.

Defense

Ken Bradley, Sr., LB, Jackson Memorial

One of the Shore's top linebackers, Bradley had 10 tackles, including two for a loss, a forced fumble, and two quarterback pressures as the Jaguars dominated Toms River East in a 41-0 victory, limiting the Raiders to one first down for the entire game.

Class B North

Offense

Deon Williams, Sr., RB, Long Branch

Williams rolled up 104 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in the Green Wave's 24-0 victory over Monmouth for their first win of the season.

Defense

Lameen Spann, Sr., LB, Matawan

Spann had 7 tackles, two sacks and three total tackles for a loss to help power a 31-13 victory over Freehold.

Class B Central

Offense

Joe Wegryzniak, Jr., RB, Point Beach

Wegryzniak posted a career-high 163 yards rushing and a touchdown on 14 carries to help the Garnet Gulls pick up a 15-6 win over Dunellen.

Defense

Mike Moore, Jr., DB, Shore Regional

Moore had an interception that he returned 26 yards and also helped keep Asbury Park's big-play receivers under wraps as the Blue Devils posted a 10-0 win over the Blue Bishops for the first shutout of Asbury Park in five years.

Class B South

Offense

A.J. Opre, Sr., RB, Barnegat

Opre ran for 148 yards and a career-high four touchdowns on a workhorse-like 30 carries in a 42-34 win over Manchester. In two games, Opre has 276 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 48 carries.

Defense

Vinny Grasso, Sr., DB, Msgr. Donovan

Grasso had two of the team's four interceptions on defense in a 27-6 win over Monsignor Donovan. Kyle Schremmer also had an interception return for a touchdown in the win.