The Lions and the Rams Join the Week 8 Varsity Link Coaches Corner
Two Hall of Fame coaches who are among the winningest in Shore Conference history headline this week's Varsity Link Coaches Corner Football Show from The Office Restaurant and Lounge in Toms River.
Catch the show live from 7 to 8 p.m. on ShoreSportsNetwork.com and the SSN App.
Lacey head coach Lou Vircillo and standout senior fullback/linebacker Scott Stevens will be our guests on the show along with Southern Regional head coach Chuck Donohue Sr. and two-way senior playmaker Nate Committee.
Lacey authored a thrilling 27-21 victory over Colts Neck this past week with senior quarterback Noah Brunatti throwing a touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Matt McClung with under a minute left to provide the winning score. The Lions are 4-2 on the season and are looking to lock up a two-four seed in their section when the NJSIAA playoffs begin.
Earlier this season, Vircillo became just the second football coach in Shore Conference history to reach 300 career wins, joining Brick legend Warren Wolf. Vircillo is the only head coach in the history of Lacey High School's football program and 303-154-3 with four NJSIAA sectional championships.
Lacey will host former Thanksgiving Day rival Central Regional this Friday.
Southern enters the Shore Conference postseason off a 17-14 victory over rival Central, which gave the Rams the Boyd-Emmert Trophy. Senior running back Jaiden Brown ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns and senior Jaden Anthony kicked a 22-yard field goal that ended up being the deciding points. The Rams are currently ranked No. 8 in The Jeep Store/SSN Top 10 and have a huge game coming up vs. No. 3 Donovan Catholic.
Donohue is third all-time in wins among Shore Conference head coaches with 266, which includes stints as the head coach at St. Joseph's in Hammonton, Buena, and Haddon Heights. He has 131 victories at Southern.
As always, hosts Bob Badders and Ed Sarluca will also recap some of last weekend’s top games and preview the upcoming schedule while discussing relevant Shore Conference football news.
Now in its 11th year, the Varsity Link Coaches Corner is broadcast every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. during the football season and can be viewed on shoresportsnetwork.com. The show is archived on the website and available for viewing at any time.
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