Fans’ Choice Week 6 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 Wednesday at 12 p.m.
Week 6 Fans' Choice SSN Football Player of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)
Jimmy Alexander, Sr., QB, Toms River South
Alexander ran for 87 yards and two touchdowns, threw a 62-yard touchdown pass, and ran for a 2-point conversion to lead the Indians to a 31-17 victory over Pinelands that clinched at least a share of the division title, the program's first since 2002.
Rah'Mel Anderson, Jr., QB, Lakewood
Anderson ran for three touchdowns in the Piners' 26-8 win over Lakewood.
Najee Calhoun, So., RB, Donovan Catholic
Calhoun ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in the Griffins' 28-9 win over Rumson-Fair Haven.
Jack Cannon, So., QB, Holmdel
Cannon completed 5 of 6 passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 86 yards and a touchdown on six carries in Holmdel's 30-0 win over Ocean to remain undefeated.
Nick Cardone, Jr., QB, Freehold Township
Cardone threw for 194 yards and ran for 52 yards and a touchdown during the Patriots' 27-26 win over Brick. He threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout GianPaul Cortes for the go-ahead score with under a minute left in the game.
Juan DeJesus, Jr., RB, Howell
DeJesus ran for a career-high 147 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries to power the Rebels to a 28-0 win over Southern for their second straight win after an 0-4 start.
Brian Dunleavy, Sr., WR, Middletown North
Dunleavy made his season debut after suffering an injury during the preseason and caught three passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' 38-6 win over Lacey.
Caden Eastmond, Jr., WR, Manasquan
Eastmond caught four passes for 66 yards and three touchdowns when the Warriors snapped a two-game losing streak with a 31-0 victory over Asbury Park.
Jayden Johnson, Jr., WR, Brick
Johnson caught three passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the Dragons' 27-26 loss to Freehold Township.
Luke Krzyzkowski, Sr., TE, Red Bank Catholic
Krzyzkowski caught two passes for 82 yards and two touchdowns during the Caseys' 25-14 win over Middletown South.
Jason Lajara, So., QB, Brick Memorial
Standout senior quarterback Connor Dietz gave way to Lajara during the Mustangs' 48-14 win over Freehold and the sophomore responded with a tremendous three-touchdown performance. Lajara completed 14 of 18 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 30 yards and a touchdown as the Mustangs' offense churned out an eye-opening 597 yards of offense. Brick Memorial clinched at least a share of the division title and improved to 7-0.
Aidan Lunn, Jr., QB, Manchester
Lunn completed 8 of 11 passes for 104 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 43 yards and a touchdown on four carries in the Hawks' 34-2 win over Jackson Liberty.
Am'ir Martinez, Jr., QB, Matawan
Martinez completed 8 of 12 passes for 163 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 81 yards on 10 carries to lead the. Huskies to a 33-6 win over Barnegat for their third straight win after an 0-4 start.
Nick Ruggiero, Jr., RB, Central
Ruggiero ran for 190 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries to help the Golden Eagles to a 27-6 win over Neptune that halted a five-game losing streak.
Chris Scully, Sr., RB, Colts Neck
Scully continued his outstanding senior season with 253 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 19 carries to lead the Cougars to a 40-13 win over Raritan.
Nazir Treadwell, Sr., QB, Keyport
Treadwell earns this award yet again after another ridiculous performance. The senior quarterback ran for 170 yards and three touchdowns on just five carries, headlined by a 96-yard touchdown run, and also completed 5 of 7 passes for 45 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-0 win over Point Beach. He has 1,749 yards and 31 total touchdowns between rushing and passing this season.
TJ Valerio, Jr., QB, Toms River North
Valerio turned in his best game in his third start filling in for injured star senior Micah Ford, throwing for 147 yards and a touchdown and rushing for 107 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in the Mariners' 49-0 win over Wall.
Nasir Watson, Sr., RB, Monmouth
Watson ran for a career-high 149 yards on 18 carries in the Falcons' 28-0 win over Toms River East.
Ah'sere Woolfolk, So., RB, Manalapan & Ryan Dougherty, Jr., QB, Manalapan
Woolfolk ran for 135 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, highlighted by his thunderous 55-yard go-ahead touchdown run in the fourth quarter, that propelled the Braves to a 24-23 upset over then-No. 4 Point Boro.
Dougherty was excellent in the Braves' 24-23 upset win over then-No. 4 Point Boro by going 12 of 13 passing for 157 yards and two touchdowns plus a 2-point conversion pass.
Sebastian Andujar, Sr., LB, Freehold Township
Andujar made nine tackles (8 solo) with three tackles for loss and returned a fumble 41 yards for a touchdown, a crucial defensive play that helped the Patriots rally to knock off Brick, 27-26.
Blaise Boland, Jr., LB, Toms River North
Boland had 11 tackles, one sack, and 2.5 tackles for loss in the Mariners' 49-0 shutout win over Wall.
Mike Consolazio, Sr., LB, Marlboro
The Mustangs' defense was fantastic in an 11-2 victory over Jackson Memorial that clinched a share of the Freedom Division title, Marlboro's first since 1994, and Consolazio led the charge with two sacks and four tackles for loss to shut down Jackson's potent rushing attack. He also had a 2-point conversion reception on offense.
Nick Crossley, Sr., LB, Monmouth
Crossley returned a fumble for a touchdown and recorded a team-high eight tackles with three tackles for loss to help lead the Falcons to a 28-0 shutout victory over Toms River East.
Declan Flaherty, Sr., DE, Howell
Flaherty had five tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, and a fumble recovery during Howell's 28-0 shutout victory over Southern.
Lorenzo Portella & Logan Graham, Sr., DL, Red Bank Catholic
Portella and Graham posted an identical stat line with 10 tackles, one sack, and two tackles for loss each when the Caseys defeated Middletown South, 25-14.
Eric Loureiro, Sr., DE, Colts Neck
Loureiro recorded 11 tackles with four tackles for loss in the Cougars' 40-13 win over Raritan.
Jackson Pfister, Jr., DB, Manalapan
Pfister made four tackles for loss among his seven total stops to help slow down Point Boro's explosive triple-option rushing attack during the Braves' 24-23 upset win over the Panthers.
Donny Rocco Sosa, Fr., LB, St. John Vianney
The Lancers upended Shore Regional with a 21-6 victory and Sosa was a major reason why they were able to slow down the Blue Devils' Wing-T rushing attack, posting 15 tackles (8 solo) with an interception and two tackles for loss.
Manny Swain, Sr., DL, Manchester
Swain had two sacks and two tackles for loss in the Hawks' 34-2 win over Jackson Liberty. Manchester's defense forced six turnovers and posted a shutout as Liberty's points came on a safety.