Shore Sports Network Week 4 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 4 Shore Conference Divisional Players of the Week
Michael Thomas III, Jr., WR., Donovan Catholic
Thomas ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on just three carries and caught two passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in the No. 1 Griffins' 35-0 victory over No. 16 Wall. He had a 93-yard touchdown run and a 79-yard touchdown reception.
Davin Brewton, Sr., LB, Red Bank Catholic
Brewton returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown and totaled 10 tackles, one sack, and two tackles for loss in the No. 2 Caseys' 34-6 victory over No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven.
Christian Oliveri, Sr., LB, Toms River North
Oliveri recorded a team-high 10 tackles, a team-best two tackles for loss, recovered a fumble, and intercepted a pass when the No. 3 Mariners defeated No. 5 Middletown South, 21-7. Toms River North's defense limited Middletown South to 68 yards of total offense.
Dante Priolo, Sr., K, Donovan Catholic
Priolo went 5-for-5 on extra points in the No. 2 Griffins' 35-0 win over No. 16 Wall.
Chris Scully, Sr., RB, Colts Neck
Scully ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries during the No. 9 Cougars' 42-7 win over Red Bank.
Jayden Craft, Sr., DB, Raritan
Craft had 11 tackles and an interception as the Rockets and their defense rose to the challenge in a 20-16 victory over No. 11 Manalapan. Craft also ran for 93 yards and a touchdown.
Anthony Macchio, Sr., KR, Manalapan
Macchio returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown during the Braves' 20-16 loss to Raritan. He also recovered a fumble on defense.
Luca Minardo, Sr., RB, St. John Vianney
Minardo ran for 122 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries when the Lancers defeated Ocean, 34-0, for their first win of the season.
Gary Collyer, Sr., LB, Holmdel
Collyer returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown during the Hornets 23-0 victory over Manasquan to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2007.
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Matt Cassidy, Sr., RB, Marlboro
Cassidy ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries to help lead the No. 8 Mustangs to a 21-7 comeback win over Lacey to improve to 4-0 for the first time in nearly three decades.
Shaun Hubbard, Sr., DE, Jackson Memorial
Hubbard totaled a career-high four sacks and posted six tackles in the No. 7 Jaguars' 20-14 victory over Howell to improve to 4-0.
Justin Silva, Jr., PR, Southern
Silva returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown during the Rams' 28-12 win over No. 13 Middletown North that gave head coach Chuck Donohue Sr. his 275th career win.
Connor Dietz, Sr., QB, Brick Memorial
Dietz became Brick Memorial's all-time leading rusher when he ran for 276 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries to lead the No. 10 Mustangs to a 40-26 victory over No. 15 Freehold Township. He also threw for 84 yards and had six tackles and an interception on defense to help Brick Memorial start 5-0 for the first time since 2012.
Dominick Larosa, So., DE, Freehold
Larosa returned an interception for a touchdown and forced two fumbles as the Colonials won a thriller over Barnegat, 26-20 in double overtime.
Welman Crooms, So., DB, Matawan
Crooms' 75-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter held up as the winning score when the Huskies knocked No. 12 Brick from the ranks of the unbeaten and picked up their first win of the season with an 18-13 triumph.
Cole Toddings, Jr., LB, Barnegat
Toddings set the Bengals' single-game record for tackles with 22 total stops including two tackles for loss in Barnegat's 26-20 loss to Freehold in double overtime. He also caught four passes for 15 yards and two touchdowns.
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Kaiden Stafford, Sr., WR, Monmouth
Stafford caught eight passes for 149 yards and a touchdown to help lead the Falcons to a 7-0 win over Central to improve to 4-1.
Justin Coston, Sr., LB, Toms River South
Coston recorded 12 tackles with one sack and five tackles for loss as the Indians defeated Neptune, 28-6, for their third straight victory.
Damir Nelson, Jr., DB & Cooper Greitz, Sr., DB - Toms River South
Nelson blocked a punt that Grietz recovered and returned for a touchdown to help the Indians defeat Neptune, 28-6, and improve to 3-1.
Nazir Treadwell, Sr., QB, Keyport
Treadwell earns the division's offensive honors again after rushing for 185 yards and three touchdowns and completing all six of his passes for 30 yards to lead the Red Raiders to a big 35-33 victory over Manchester.
Josh Love, Sr., RB, Manchester
Love ran for 166 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries and also caught a 65-yard touchdown pass during the Hawks' 35-33 loss to Keyport.
Corzeek Palms, Jr., LB, Jackson Liberty
Palms returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown during the Lions' 28-20 victory over Lakewood.
Special Teams (tie)
Derek Matthews, Jr., KR, Jackson Liberty
Matthews returned the game's opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown to help the Lions earn a 28-20 victory over Lakewood.
Marshall Collangelo, Fr., K, Keyport
Collangelo went 5-for-5 on extra points in a game where kicking was the difference as the Red Raiders edged Manchester, 35-33, to take over sole possession of first place in the division.