Shore Sports Network Week 3 Divisional Football Players of the Week
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 3 Shore Conference Divisional Players of the Week
Najee Calhoun, So., RB, Donovan Catholic
Calhoun ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Griffins' offense in their 21-7 upset of No. 1 Toms River North. His 3-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter gave Donovan Catholic a 14-7 lead and his 59-yard touchdown run in the final 90 seconds clinched the win that snapped North's 17-game winning streak.
Zaeir Day, Sr., DL, Donovan Catholic
Day was unblockable and a major reason why Donovan Catholic's defense was able to hold Toms River North to just 163 yards of offense and take down the top-ranked Mariners in a 21-7 victory. Day had six tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble and led the charge up front in holding Toms River North to 105 yards rushing and its lowest points since 2021.
Justin LaMorte, Sr., K, Red Bank Catholic
LaMorte kicked a 32-yard field goal, went 5-for-5 on extra points, and boomed three touchbacks during the No. 2 Caseys' 46-0 win over No. 15 Wall.
Matt Oliphant, Sr. QB, Point Boro
Oliphant continued his excellent season with 230 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 11 carries plus a touchdown pass - all in the first half - to power the No. 6 Panthers to a 51-13 victory over Red Bank.
John Sherrod, Sr., LB, Colts Neck
Then-No. 13 Colts Neck picked up its first win of the season in statement-making fashion by dominating No. 8 Manalapan, 35-0. Sherrod led the charge for the Cougars' defense with 10 total tackles including one sack, three tackles for loss, and a forced fumble.
Brayden Fofar, Sr., K, Point Boro
Forfar went 7-for-7 on extra points in the No. 6 Panthers' 51-13 win over Red Bank.
Jack Cannon, So., QB, Holmdel
Cannon ran for 54 yards and a touchdown on just two carries and completed 3 of 3 passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns when the Hornets defeated Asbury Park, 36-0.
Jackson Whitacre, Sr., DE, Shore
Whitacre recorded 12 tackles, one sack, and three tackles for loss to lead the Blue Deviks' defense in their 17-0 shutout of Ocean.
Caden Eastmond, Jr., DB, Manasquan
Eastmond blocked a field goal and an extra point during the Warriors' 21-12 win over St. John Vianney. He also had a 15-yard touchdown reception.
Jonah Glenn, So., RB, Jackson Memorial
Glenn ran for a career-high 226 yards and a touchdown in No. 7 Jackson's 34-17 win over No. 11 Middletown North to continue his breakout season. He has rushed for 597 yards and three touchdowns with two 200-plus yard games following his season-opening 164-yard effort.
Mike Consolazio, Sr., LB, Marlboro
Consolazio had an incredible game in the No. 9 Mustangs' 17-7 win over Howell with a career-high six sacks and 10 total tackles. Marlboro held Howell to five yards of offense and zero first downs in the first half and has allowed just 14 points in three games this season.
Luke Rubin, Sr., K, Marlboro
Rubin kicked a career-long 39-yard field goal and went 2-for-2 on extra points in the No. 9 Mustangs' 17-7 win over Howell.
Connor Dietz, Sr., QB, Brick Memorial
Dietz ran for 199 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries and completed 5 of 7 passes for 61 yards as the No. 10 Mustangs held off Matawan, 34-24, to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2003.
Colin Palumbo, Jr., LB, Matawan
The Huskies fell to No. 10 Brick Memorial, 34-24, but Palumbo had a huge two-way game with eight tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss, and a forced fumble on defense plus 193 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
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Jaimin Parkinson, Jr., RB, Pinelands
Parkinson ran for 228 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries when the Wildcats defeated Central, 28-12, to start 3-0 for the first time in at least 20 years.
Evan Booth, Sr., DB, Monmouth
Booth recorded 18 tackles with two tackles for loss in the Falcons' 20-8 win over Neptune to improve to 3-1. Booth also kicked two extra points and had two punts downed inside the 20-yard line.
Evan Brounstein, Sr., K, Central
Brounstein kicked a pair of field goals during Central's 28-12 loss to Pinelands.
Nazir Treadwell, Sr., QB, Keyport
Treadwell ran for 174 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries and completed 3 of 5 passes for 44 yards and a touchdown to lead the Red Raiders to a 54-26 win over Jackson Liberty.
Manny Swain, Sr., DL, Manchester
Swain recorded eight tackles (6 solo) with one sack and one tackle for loss as the Hawks defeated Keansburg, 45-7, to start 4-0 for the first time in program history.
Andrei Matthews, Jr., KR, Keyport
Matthews had a tremendous game in Keyport's 54-26 win over Jackson Liberty with an 80-yard kick return for a touchdown to start the second half and an 80-yard return down to the 5-yard line on the game's opening kickoff to set up a touchdown. He also had three receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown.