Toughness, instincts and the consistent ability to perform one of football’s most basic tasks: tackling, are what define a great linebacker. Rumson-Fair Haven senior Mike Ruane exhibits all of those traits.
The leader of one of the Shore Conference’s best defenses both this season and over the course of his career, Ruane is he 2016 Shore Sports Network Defensive Player of the year for his play in
If there is a player that best exemplifies the controlled chaos of Middletown South’s ferocious defense, it’s senior linebacker Dylan Rogers.
A tackling machine and a heat-seeking missile on blitzes, Rogers, the 2015 Shore Sports Network Defensive Player of the Year, concluded his tremendous career by helping the Eagles finish off the program’s 10th sectional championship with a perfect 12-0 seaso
While Manalapan senior linebacker Chris Noesges might not have ended his career on the high note he was hoping for, when he looks back at his record-setting time with the Braves, there is still plenty to savor.
Noesges, selected as the Shore Sports Network Defensive Player of the Year, was an unstoppable force for the Braves all season long as they finished 11-1, won their fourth straight Class A