Fans’ Choice Week 5 Shore Conference Football Players of the Week
Every week this fall, Shore Sports Network will be selecting its own Shore Conference football players of the week on offense, defense, and special teams in addition to selecting those award-winners for each of the Shore's seven divisions. Our poll also returns to allow the fans to make their choice as to who they feel should be the conference's offensive and defensive players of the week.
Read through each player's accomplishments for the week and cast your votes. This week's poll will close on Thursday at 12 p.m.
Week 5 Fans' Choice SSN Football Player of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)
Najee Calhoun, So., RB, Donovan Catholic
The top-ranked Griffins fell to NJ No. 2 St. Joseph (Montvale), 52-28, but Calhoun had an excellent game with 128 yards rushing and four touchdowns.
Jake Czwakiel, Sr., QB, Middletown South
Czwakiel ran for 101 yards and a touchdown, made seven tackles and returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown, and kicked a 26-yard field goal and three extra points in the Eagles' 30-14 win over Colts Neck.
Anthony DeMarco, Jr., QB, Toms River East
DeMarco completed 7 of 11 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and ran for 21 yards and two touchdowns on four carries in the Raiders' 41-12 win over Lakewood.
Connor Dietz, Sr., QB, Brick Memorial
Dietz completed all 11 of his pass attempts for 174 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 42 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries to help lead the Mustangs to a 41-0 victory over Manasquan.
Alex George, Sr., RB, Shore
George ran for 135 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and caught one pass for 13 years in the Blue Devils' 35-14 win over Manchester for their fourth straight victory.
Jonah Glenn, So., RB, Jackson Memorial
Glenn set another career-high with 274 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 23 carries in the Jaguars' 33-13 win over Brick.
Am'ir Martinez, Jr., QB, Matawan
Martinez ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries in the Huskies 47-12 win over Pinelands.
Matt Oliphant, Sr., QB, Point Boro
The Panthers racked up 519 yards of offense in a 42-28 win over Rumson-Fair Haven and Oliphant was spectacular by going 7-for-7 for 156 yards and three touchdowns passing and rushing for 145 yards and a touchdown.
Emanuel Ross, Sr., Red Bank Catholic
Ross had a great all-around game with six catches for 107 yards, an interception and six tackles on defense, and a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the third quarter that ignited RBC's comeback from a 16-7 deficit to defeat Seton Hall Prep, 21-16, in a key nonconference game.
Myquan Rush-Esdaile, Sr., RB, Barnegat
Rush rumbled for 143 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries, scoring on runs of 35, 41, and 6 yards when the Bengals defeated Point Beach, 47-0, to earn their first win of the season.
Trevor Santucci, Sr., WR, Lacey
Santucci caught five passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns in Lacey's 28-0 shutout win over arch rival Central.
Anthony Setteducate, Sr., RB, Holmdel
Setteducate ran for 117 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in Holmdel's 31-0 win over Freehold Boro.
Nazir Treadwell, Sr., QB, Keyport
The Naz Treadwell show continued in the Red Raiders' 39-6 win over Gateway to improve to 5-1. he ran for 218 yards and three touchdowns on just 11 carries and completed 8 of 12 passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. He now has 967 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns plus 567 yards passing and eight touchdowns this season.
TJ Valerio, Jr., QB, Toms River North
Making his second straight start in place of injured senior starter Micah Ford, Valerio ran for 114 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and threw a touchdown pass in the Mariners' 42-6 win over Southern.
James Valle, Jr., QB, Keansburg
Valle completed 8 of 14 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns as the Titans shook off an early 7-0 deficit to score 27 unanswered points in a 27-7 road victory over Haddon Township.
Jesse Burbank, Sr., DB, Middletown South
Burbank returned a fumble 85 yards for a touchdown at a crucial juncture of the game, giving Middletown South a 20-0 lead en route to a 30-14 victory over Colts Neck in a must-win game.
Ryan Burns, Sr., DE, Keyport
Burns recorded a team-high nine tackles with one sack and three tackles for loss in Keyport's 39-6 win over Gateway to improve to 5-1.
Matt Cassidy, Sr., LB, Marlboro
Cassidy returned an interception for a touchdown, recorded a sack, forced a fumble, and made six total tackles in the Mustangs' 28-14 win over Freehold Township to improve to 5-0. He also led the offense with 208 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 28 carries.
Connor Fields, Sr., LB, Holmdel
Fields returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown and totaled six tackles when the undefeated Hornets blanked Freehold Boro, 31-0, for their third straight shutout.
Jamie Gutridge, Jr., LB, Red Bank Catholic
Gutridge had 13 total tackles with one sack and three tackles for loss in RBC's 21-16 comeback win over Seton Hall Prep.
Jaylen Harris, Sr., DL, Monmouth
The Falcons lost to Red Bank, 19-0, but Harris had a very strong game with five forced fumbles, a sack, and a tackle for loss.
Colin Palumbo, Jr., LB, Matawan
Palumbo returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown during Matawan's 47-12 win over Pinelands and also ran for 56 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.
Earnest Reevey, Sr., DB, Long Branch
Reevey's broken hand prevents him from playing quarterback but it hasn't stopped him from making a major impact on defense lately. He was outstanding in the Green Wave's 20-14 win over St. John Vianney with 18 total tackles, three tackles for loss, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
Trey Tallmadge, So., LB, Brick Memorial
Tallmadge had a team-high six solo tackles, one sack, and a pass breakup for a Brick Memorial defense that allowed just 40 yards and three first downs in a 41-0 win over Manasquan. He also caught three passes for a career-high 79 yards and a touchdown.
Aaron Tobia, Sr., DB, Lacey
Tobia had two interceptions and a fumble recovery to help the Lions shut out Central, 28-0.