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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. The polls will close at 10 p.m. on Tuesday of each week and the winner will be announced on Wednesday.


Week 0 Fans' Choice SSN Football Player of the Week nominees


Michael Thomas III, Jr., WR, Donovan Catholic

Thomas caught five passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the No. 4 Grifins' 21-6 victory over St. Augustine.


Earnest Reevey, Sr., QB, Long Branch

Reevey ran for 210 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries and also threw for 55 yards to lead the No. 9 Green Wave to a 23-21 victory over Piscataway.


Frank Furfaro, Sr., QB, Manasquan

Furfaro tossed a pair of touchdown passes in Manasquan's dramatic 14-7 win over Shore Regional, including the go-ahead 21-yard touchdown pass to Will Burns with 34 seconds left in the game.


Neno Morgan-Acker, Sr., RB, Middletown North

Morgan-Acker ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries and also caught a 15-yard touchdown from quarterback Luke Sheehan as the Lions scored 24 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 45-21 victory over Freehold Township.


Cole Cramer, Jr., Southern

Cramer finished with 231 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns in Southern's 35-13 win over West Windsor-Plainsboro United with an 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, an 80-yard touchdown run, and a 65-yard touchdown reception.


Connor Dietz, Sr., QB, Brick Memorial

Dietz picked up in his senior season right where he left off after his great junior year, accounting for 398 yards of offense and six touchdowns in the No. 15 Mustangs' 51-25 nonconference victory over Allentown. Dietz ran for 225 yards and five touchdowns and completed 8 of 11 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown, connecting with senior wideout Jasaan Whittaker for the touchdown.


Nick Ruggiero, Jr., RB, Central

Ruggiero ran for 108 yards and three touchdowns, scoring on runs of 5, 45, and 1 yards, to help lead the Golden Eagles to a 36-12 victory over Hamilton West.


Nazir Treadwell, Sr., RB/QB, Keyport

Treadwell ran for 161 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries and completed 4 of 4 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns to power the Red Raiders to a dominant 41-6 victory over Manville.


Owen O'Toole, Jr., QB, Rumson-Fair Haven

O'Toole threw for 233 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a touchdown in No. 5 Rumson's 24-6 win over No. 5 Middletown South


Jason Rodriguez, Jr., RB, Manalapan

Rodriguez ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in No. 14 Manalapan's 35-13 win over No. 13 Wall.


Jake Toye, Sr., H-back, Brick

Toye caught four passes for 106 yards and ran for 36 yards and a touchdown on six carries in Brick's 19-0 victory over Toms River East.


Micah Ford, Sr., QB, Toms River North

Ford ran for 171 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries and also threw for 40 yards and a touchdown when No. 1 Toms River North beat Millville, 14-7, in a season-opening matchup between the two highest-ranked public schools in New Jersey.


Josh Love, Sr., RB, Manchester

Love ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries and caught two passes for 63 yards and two touchdowns to power the Hawks' offense in a 34-6 win over North Plainfield.


Matt Oliphant, Sr., QB, Point Boro

Oliphant ran for 202 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in No. 6 Point Boro's 42-20 victory over No. 11 Colts Neck.


Chris Scully, Sr., RB, Colts Neck

Scully ran for 146 yards and touchdowns of 41 and 44 yards in No. 11 Colts Neck's 42-20 loss to No. 6 Point Boro.





Colin Gallagher, Sr., LB, Middletown South

The No. 3 Eagles fell to No. 5 Rumson, 24-6, but Gallagher looked every bit like the reigning SSN Defensive Player of the Year that he is with 20 tackles, one sack, and 1.5 tackles for loss.


Davin Brewton, Sr., LB, Red Bank Catholic

The Caseys suffered a 24-6 loss to state No. 1 Bergen Catholic but its defense played well and Brewton led the way with 16 tackles, one sack, and one tackle for loss.


Reed Elsas, Sr., LB, Rumson-Fair Haven

Elsas made a team-high 13 tackles with a tackle for loss and a shared sack during No. 5 Rumson's 24-6 win over No. 3 Middletown South.


Aidan Wilmot, Sr., LB, Manalapan

Wilmot recorded a team-high 10 tackles with one tackle for loss during the No. 14 Braves' 35-13 victory over No. 13 Wall.


Jackson Whitacre, Sr., DE, Shore

Whitacre, a University of Delaware commit, recorded 10 total tackles with one sack and one tackle for loss in the Blue Devils' 14-7 loss to Manasquan.


Justin Soto, Sr., LB, Middletown North

Soto made eight tackles with one sack, three tackles for loss, and a forced fumble during the Lions' 45-21 victory over Freehold Township.


Cole Toddings, Jr., LB, Barnegat

Toddings was tremendous in Barnegat's tough 7-6 loss to Monmouth Regional with a 70-yard fumble return touchdown highlighting a game in which he recorded 16 total tackles, three sacks, eight tackles for loss, three quarterback pressures, and a forced fumble.


Scott Nico, Sr., DL, Central

Nico had two sacks and three total tackles for loss among his five total tackles in Cental's 36-12 win over Hamilton West.


Dan Kikta, Sr., DE, Monmouth

Kikta had nine total tackles with three sacks, three tackles for loss, and one pass breakup in the Falcons' 7-6 win over Barnegat.


Manny Swain, Sr., DL, Manchester

Swain broke through for two sacks and recovered three fumbles during Manchester's 34-6 season-opening victory over North Plainfield.





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