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In addition to our conference-wide Player of the Week selections, Shore Sports Network will recognize the offensive, defensive, and special teams Players of the Week in each of the Shore Conference's seven divisions.


Week 2 Shore Conference Divisional Players of the Week



Micah Ford, Sr., QB, Toms River North

Ford was unstoppable in the top-ranked Mariners' 42-21 victory over No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven with 237 yards rushing and four touchdowns along with 159 yards passing and two touchdowns. He ran for scores of 18, 81, 9, and 4 yards and threw touchdown passes spanning 63 and 54 yards to account for a total of 396 yards and six touchdowns.



Owen Richter, Sr., DB, Middletown South

Richter came on a blitz from the secondary, jumped to deflect a pass, intercepted it, and reached 43 yards to the end zone to complete No. 5 Middletown South's 35-29 comeback victory over No. 15 Wall. Richter also had seven tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss.


Special Teams

Yianni Papanikolas, Sr., Toms River North

Papanikolas gets the nod for the second straight week after a perfect 6-for-6 night on extra points during the No. 1 Mariners' 42-21 victory over No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven.




Ryan Dougherty, Jr., QB, Manalapan

Dougherty completed 12 of 20 passes for 211 yards and three touchdowns to help lead the No. 9 Braves to a dominant 33-6 victory over No. 8 Long Branch in a key divisional matchup.



Anthony Hammel, Jr., LB, Manalapan

Hammell filled the box score with eight total tackles, two sacks, three tackles for a loss, and an interception as the No. 9 Braves shut down a dangerous Long Branch offense in a 33-6 win over the No. 8 Green Wave.


Special Teams

No nominees - check back next week!




Gary Collyer, Sr., RB, Holmdel

Collyer ran for 75 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, including a 9-yard touchdown run in overtime that delivered the Hornets a thrilling 20-14 overtime victory over St. John Vianney. It was Holmdel's first win over SJV since 2010 and put them at 2-0 to surpass their win total from last season.


Defense (tie)

Alex Reyes, So., DE, Holmdel

Reyes posted two sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and eight total tackles during Holmdel's 20-14 overtime victory over St. John Vianney, its first win over the Lancers since 2010.


Ben Girard, Sr., DL and Willie Canavan, Sr., LB - Ocean

Girard and Canavan both recorded 10 total tackles with four tackles for loss for a Spartans defense that allowed just 206 yards in a 29-12 victory over Asbury Park.


Special Teams

Connor Mendini, Sr., Holmdel

Mendini connected on both of his extra-point attempts, the second of which followed Jack Cannon's touchdown and tied the score at 14 late in the fourth quarter during the Hornets' 20-14 overtime victory over St. John Vianney.




Jonah Glenn, So., RB, Jackson Memorial

Glenn exploded for a career-high 207 yards rushing and a touchdown on 23 carries during the No. 7 Jaguars' 21-0 victory over Lacey.



TJ Rey, Jr., DB, Middletown North

Rey. had nine total tackles with one tackle for loss and two pass breakups to help the No. 12 Lions edge No. 16 Howell, 14-12, in both teams' division opener.


Special Teams

Luke Rubin, Sr., Marlboro

Rubin continued his strong start to the season with a 27-yard field goal and four extra points during the No. 10 Mustangs' 31-0 victory over No. 14 Southern.




Connor Dietz, Sr., QB, Brick Memorial

Dietz completed 8 of 10 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in the No. 11 Mustangs' 49-14 win over Barnegat.



Jake Toye, Sr., LB, Brick

Toye had a great all-around game and shined again on defense with 15 total tackles, three tackles for loss, two quarterback pressures, and a pass breakup in Brick's 14-7 victory over Freehold to remain undefeated.


Special Teams

Jack Marotta, Fr., Brick Memorial

Marotta went 7-for-7 on extra points in the No. 11 Mustangs' 49-14 win over Barnegat to improve to 3-0.





Mike Frawley, Sr., WR, Pinelands

Frawley caught six passes for 99 yards and a touchdown spanning 44 yards to help the Wildcats blank Neptune, 19-0, to start the season 2-0 for the first time in 13 years.



Laolu Akinlolu, Jr., LB, Toms River South

After allowing 42 points in their first game, the Indians' defense bounced back in a huge way to lead the team to a 6-0 shutout over Monmouth Regional. Akinlolu was outstanding with nine total tackles that included three sacks, five tackles for loss, and one fumble recovery.


Special Teams

Avery Phillips, Luke Brush, and Justin Bell - Toms River East

The Raiders' special teams trio played a massive role in Toms River East's 35-22 victory over Central for its first win of the season. Phillips blocked two punts, the first of which was returned for a touchdown by Brush and the second which was returned for a touchdown by Bell to help open a 22-0 lead. Phillips also ran for two touchdowns (21 and 50 yards) playing running back.




Offense (tie)

Nazir Treadwell, Sr., QB, Keyport

Treadwell ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries and completed 8 of 8 passes for 157 yards and three touchdowns to power the Red Raiders to a 41-16 division win over Lakewood.


Josh Love, Sr., RB, Manchester

Love ran for 234 yards and four touchdowns on just nine carries - all in the first half - as the Hawks improved to 3-0 with a 41-13 win over Point Beach. Love had touchdown runs of 41, 79, 40, and 50 yards.


Defense (tie)

Justin Uhteg, Jr., DB, Jackson Liberty

Uhteg forced a fumble that he then recovered and returned 70 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter to help the Lions earn a 27-16 win over Keansburg.


Ryan Burns, Sr., LB, Keyport

Burns led the Red Raiders' defense in a 41-16 win over Lakewood with five total tackles, one sack, and four tackles for loss.


Special Teams

Marshall Colangelo, Fr., Keyport

Colangelo went 4-for-4 on extra point attempts during the Red Raiders' 41-16 win over Lakewood.



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