The Top-10 most read, watched Jersey Shore News stories of 2020: #9
We are continuing our simultaneous countdowns of the Top-10 Most Read Jersey Shore News Stories and Most Watched Jersey Shore News Stories of 2020.
Here is the 9th most read article followed by the 9th most watched video on our social media platforms of Facebook and YouTube across 92.7 WOBM, 94.3ThePoint, 105.7TheHawk, the new Beach 104.1 FM and the Shore Sports Network.
9th Most Read Article...Whiting man stole $5,000 worth of Power Tools at Brick Home Depot. (21,796 page views), Story Date: February 28, 2020.
A Whiting man with a knack for crime was arrested at the Home Depot on Route 70 in Brick Tuesday for shoplifting nearly $5,000 worth of power tools and other items.
Michael Schecton, 28, was spotted placing items in empty bins.
Police say that he left the store without paying for the merchandise which was loaded in a shopping cart.
When police caught up to him and searched his vehicle they also found a bag of gold jewelry which they believe is evidence tying Schecton to other crimes.
9th Most Watched Video....Lacey High School Football Coach Lou Vircillo enters 40th Season coaching the Lions. (2,827 Video Views), Story Date: September 9, 2020.
Lacey Township High School football coach Lou Vircillo has become one of the most successful head football coaches in the history of the Shore Conference.
He was able to add to his legacy in 2020 closing in on 300 career wins (finishing the 2020 season with 299) in his 40th season coaching the Lions.
Coach Vircillo saw success right away when he took on the program as the Lacey Lions won their first of 13 Conference Titles in 1982.
They did so again in 1988 and 89 where they went on to win the programs first two State Sectional Championships and won 21 of 22 consecutive games along the way.
Lacey came close to winning state titles again in 1992 and 1993 but fell short in the Championship games.
Coach Vircillo led the Lions to the teams 3rd and 4th State Sectional Titles in 2006 and 2010.
1990 graduate Keith Elias is the Lacey Lion who went on to play in the NFL.
He was an All-American Running Back in high school under Coach Vircillo and again at Princeton University.
Elias signed with the New York Giants as an un-drafted free agent ahead of the 1994 season where he played for three years before heading to Indianapolis in 1998 to play with the Colts for two seasons and then to the XFL in 2001 where he played for the New York/New Jersey Hitmen.
You can hear from Coach Vircillo and Keith Elias in the video above and here in the article.
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