Shore Sports Network Football Players of the Week
Shore Sports Network Shore Conference Players of the Week
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
(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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.