Shore Sports Network Week 8 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 8 Shore Conference Divisional Players of the Week
Frankie Williams, Jr., QB, Red Bank Catholic
Williams completed 20 of 30 passes for 317 yards and 3 TDs, ran for 100 yards on 15 carries, and led a game-tying 86-yard scoring drive with 1:42 left and zero timeouts when the No. 2 Caseys rallied for a 35-28 overtime victory over No. 3 Toms River North in an instant classic. Williams threw touchdown passes of 57 and 25 yards to senior wideout Emanuel Ross - the latter coming on the first play of overtime - and tossed a 12-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Jack Bohm-Squicciarini
Emanuel Ross, Sr., WR, Red Bank Catholic
Ross was incredible in No. 2 Red Bank Catholic's epic 35-28 overtime victory over No. 3 Toms River North with a career-high eight catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns, including a spectacular go-ahead 25-yard touchdown catch on the first play of overtime. He also had a 57-yard touchdown catch and a crucial 24-yard reception down to the 1-yard line with two seconds left that set up the game-tying touchdown and extra point. He also ran for 64 yards on three carries.
Hunter Johnson, Sr., LB, Donovan Catholic
Johnson recorded seven total tackles, three tackles for loss, and an interception when Donovan defeated Middletown South, 17-13, to set up this weekend's clash with Red Bank Catholic for the American Division title.
Justin LaMorte, Sr., K, Red Bank Catholic
LaMorte went 3-for-3 on extra points and kicked a pair of field goals, including a Shore Conference season-long of 43 yards at the end of the first half, to help No. 2 Red Bank Catholic defeat No. 3 Toms River North, 35-28 in overtime, in an all-time classic between two of New Jersey's top teams.
Chris Scully, Sr., RB, Colts Neck
Scully ran for 185 yards and four touchdowns and returned a kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown to become Colts Neck's all-time leading rusher and lead the No. 11 Cougars to a 57-20 win over No. 12 Long Branch that clinched a tie for the Colonial Division title with Point Boro.
Dylan Reitmeyer, Jr., LB, Point Boro
Reitmeyer had seven tackles and a sack to lead the No. 6 Panthers to their first shutout of the season in a 50-0 win over Raritan.
Jackson Pfister, Jr., Manalapan
Pfister returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown when the No. 16 Braves defeated Red Bank, 21-14, to lock up a playoff spot.
Adbul Turay, Fr., RB, St. John Vianney
Turay continued his splendid freshman season by rushing for 178 yards and a touchdown in the Lancers' dramatic 29-22 double-overtime win over Asbury Park. He also made a key defensive stop on a quarterback sneak in overtime, forcing a fumble that clinched the win for SJV.
Jack Mead, Sr., DL, Manasquan
Mead posted three tackles for loss and seven solo tackles among his nine total tackles to help the Warriors blank Ocean, 29-0, for their second straight shutout.
Connor Mendini, Sr., K, Holmdel
Mendini went 4-for-4 on extra points and converted a 32-yard field goal when the Hornets won 39-0 over Shore for their sixth straight shutout to finish the regular season 8-0.
Luke Sheehan, Sr., QB, Middletown North
Sheehan competed 20 of 26 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns and scrambled for the go-ahead touchdown run with 17 seconds left to lift the No. 13 Lions to a 28-21 win over No. 9 Marlboro.
Juan DeJesus, Jr., LB, Howell
DeJesus returned a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown in Howell's 35-12 win over Lacey that clinched a playoff spot. He also continued his excellent play at running back with 141 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 13 carries.
Luke Allard, Jr., K, Howell
Allard connected on all five of his extra point attempts in the Rebels' 35-12 win over Lacey.
Nick Cardone, Jr., QB, Freehold Township
Cardone tied a school single-game record with five touchdown passes to lead the Patriots to a 40-27 comeback victory over Barnegat. His 23 touchdown passes this season set a new program record.
Nicco Maribo, Sr., LB, Brick Memorial
After sophomore linebacker Trey Tallmadge forced a fumble, Maribo scooped the bouncing ball off the muddy turf at DiFabio Field and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown with 48 seconds left to lift the Mustangs to an improbable 19-14 win over Brick to clinch the Independence Division championship and complete a 9-0 regular season.
No nominees this week.
Jake Henehan, Jr., RB, Toms River South
Henehan ran for 183 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries to lead the Indians to a second-half comeback and a 41-20 win over Central that clinched the Liberty Division championship.
Jake Rickert, Sr., LB, Monmouth
Rickert was in on eight tackles, including four solo stops and one tackle for loss, when Monmouth rallied for a 20-17 win over Pinelands to clinch a playoff spot.
Evan Booth, Sr., Monmouth
Booth punted four times for an average of 31.8 yards, including one downed inside the 20, and ran a fake punt 20 yards to set up a touchdown in the Falcons' 20-17 win over Pinelands. He also recorded a team-high nine tackles on defense.
Ethan Woods, Sr., K, Pinelands
Woods kicked a 25-yard field goal and went 2-for-2 on extra points in a 20-17 loss to Monmouth.
Josh Love, Sr., RB, Manchester
Love ran for 200 yards and a career-high six touchdowns on 23 carries when Manchester won 48-22 over Lakewood to set a school single-season record with seven wins.
Liam Brosnan, Jr., LB, Point Beach
The Garnet Gulls won their first game of the season with an 8-6 victory over Jackson Liberty and Brosnan led the way with six tackles, one sack, and one interception on defense, plus 109 yards rushing and a touchdown along with a two-point conversion run.
No nominees this week.