Fans’ Choice Week 8 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 8 Fans' Choice SSN Football Player of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)
Nick Cardone, Jr., QB, Freehold Township
Cardone tied a school single-game record with five touchdown passes to lead the Patriots to a 40-27 comeback victory over Barnegat. His 23 touchdown passes this season set a new program record.
Connor Dietz, Sr., QB, Brick Memorial
Dietz ran for 201 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries when Brick Memorial defeated Brick, 19-14, to clinch the Independence Division title and finish the regular season 9-0.
Mike Frawley, Sr., WR, Pinelands
Frawley was excellent in a 20-17 loss to Monmouth with nine receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown.
Jake Henehan, Jr., RB, Toms River South
Henehan ran for 183 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries to lead the Indians to a second-half comeback and a 41-20 win over Central that clinched the Liberty Division championship.
Josh Love, Sr., RB, Manchester
Love ran for 200 yards and a career-high six touchdowns on 23 carries when Manchester won 48-22 over Lakewood to set a school single-season record with seven wins.
Am'ir Martinez, Jr., QB, Matawan
Martinez continued his strong second half of the season with 123 yards passing and two touchdowns plus 64 yards rushing and a touchdown on 10 carries in a 27-7 win over Freehold that clinched a playoff berth.
Matt Oliphant, Sr., QB, Point Boro
Oliphant ran for 171 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries when the Panthers beat Raritan, 50-0, to clinch a tie for the Colonial Division title with Colts Neck.
Chris Scully, Sr., RB, Colts Neck
Scully ran for 185 yards and four touchdowns and returned a kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown to become Colts Neck's all-time leading rusher and lead the No. 11 Cougars to a 57-20 win over No. 12 Long Branch that clinched a tie for the Colonial Division title with Point Boro.
Luke Sheehan, Sr., QB, Middletown North
Sheehan competed 20 of 26 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns and scrambled for the go-ahead touchdown run with 17 seconds left to lift the No. 13 Lions to a 28-21 win over No. 9 Marlboro.
Adbul Turay, Fr., RB, St. John Vianney
Turay continued his splendid freshman season by rushing for 178 yards and a touchdown in the Lancers' dramatic 29-22 double-overtime win over Asbury Park. He also made a key defensive stop on a quarterback sneak in overtime, forcing a fumble that clinched the win for SJV.
Nazir Treadwell, Sr., QB, Keyport
Treadwell threw for 109 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 109 yards and a touchdown in a 33-7 win over New Egypt for its seventh straight win.
Frankie Williams, Jr., QB, Red Bank Catholic & Emanuel Ross, Sr., WR, Red Bank Catholic
Williams completed 20 of 30 passes for 317 yards and 3 TDs, ran for 100 yards on 15 carries, and led a game-tying 86-yard scoring drive with 1:42 left and zero timeouts when the No. 2 Caseys rallied for a 35-28 overtime victory over No. 3 Toms River North in an instant classic. Williams threw touchdown passes of 57 and 25 yards to senior wideout Emanuel Ross - the latter coming on the first play of overtime - and tossed a 12-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Jack Bohm-Squicciarini
Ross was incredible in No. 2 Red Bank Catholic's epic 35-28 overtime victory over No. 3 Toms River North with a career-high eight catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns, including a spectacular go-ahead 25-yard touchdown catch on the first play of overtime. He also had a 57-yard touchdown catch and a crucial 24-yard reception down to the 1-yard line with two seconds left that set up the game-tying touchdown and extra point. He also ran for 64 yards on three carries.
Liam Brosnan, Jr., LB, Point Beach
The Garnet Gulls won their first game of the season with an 8-6 victory over Jackson Liberty and Brosnan led the way with six tackles, one sack, and one interception on defense, plus 109 yards rushing and a touchdown along with a two-point conversion run.
Juan DeJesus, Jr., LB, Howell
DeJesus returned a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown in Howell's 35-12 win over Lacey that clinched a playoff spot. He also continued his excellent play at running back with 141 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 13 carries.
Reed Elsas, Sr., LB, Rumson-Fair Haven
Elsas recorded 8.5 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss in No. 7 Rumson's 21-0 shutout victory over Wall.
Jaiden Hernandez, Sr., DB, Jackson Memorial
Hernandez totaled six tackles, one tackle for loss, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in Jackson's 13-0 shutout of Southern that helped them clinch a tie with Marlboro for the Freedom Division title.
Hunter Johnson, Sr., LB, Donovan Catholic
Johnson recorded seven total tackles, three tackles for loss, and an interception when Donovan defeated Middletown South, 17-13, to set up this weekend's clash with Red Bank Catholic for the American Division title.
Nicco Maribo, Sr., LB, Brick Memorial
After sophomore linebacker Trey Tallmadge forced a fumble, Maribo scooped the bouncing ball off the muddy turf at DiFabio Field and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown with 48 seconds left to lift the Mustangs to an improbable 19-14 win over Brick to clinch the Independence Division championship and complete a 9-0 regular season.
Jack Mead, Sr., DL, Manasquan
Mead posted three tackles for loss and seven solo tackles among his nine total tackles to help the Warriors blank Ocean, 29-0, for their second straight shutout.
Dylan Reitmeyer, Jr., LB, Point Boro
Reitmeyer had seven tackles and a sack to lead the No. 6 Panthers to their first shutout of the season in a 50-0 win over Raritan.
Jake Rickert, Sr., LB, Monmouth
Rickert was in on eight tackles, including four solo stops and one tackle for loss, when Monmouth rallied for a 20-17 win over Pinelands to clinch a playoff spot.
Aidan Wilmot, Sr., LB, Manalapan
Wilmot scooped up a fumble that was caused by junior linebacker Dennis Healy and returned it 22 yards for a crucial touchdown that helped the Braves clinch a playoff berth with a 21-14 win over Red Bank.