Fans’ Choice Week 2 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. The polls will close at 10 p.m. on Tuesday of each week and the winner will be announced on Wednesday.
Week 2 Fans' Choice SSN Football Player of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)
Dylan Briggs, Sr., WR, Middletown North
Briggs caught six passes for 110 yards during the No. 12 Lions' 14-12 win over No. 16 Howell.
Gary Collyer, Sr., RB, Holmdel
Collyer ran for 75 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, including a 9-yard touchdown run in overtime that delivered the Hornets a thrilling 20-14 overtime victory over St. John Vianney. It was Holmdel's first win over SJV since 2010 and put them at 2-0 to surpass their win total from last season.
GianPaul Cortes, Sr., WR, Freehold Township
All three of Cortes' receptions went for scores as he finished with three catches for 83 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots' 20-18 win over Matawan.
Connor Dietz, Sr., QB, Brick Memorial
Dietz completed 8 of 10 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in the No. 11 Mustangs' 49-14 win over Barnegat.
Ryan Dougherty, Jr., QB, Manalapan
Dougherty completed 12 of 20 passes for 211 yards and three touchdowns to help lead the No. 9 Braves to a dominant 33-6 victory over No. 8 Long Branch in a key divisional matchup.
Micah Ford, Sr., QB, Toms River North
Ford was unstoppable in the top-ranked Mariners' 42-21 victory over No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven with 237 yards rushing and four touchdowns along with 159 yards passing and two touchdowns. He ran for scores of 18, 81, 9, and 4 yards and threw touchdown passes spanning 63 and 54 yards to account for a total of 396 yards and six touchdowns.
Mike Frawley, Sr., WR, Pinelands
Frawley caught six passes for 99 yards and a touchdown spanning 44 yards to help the Wildcats blank Neptune, 19-0, to start the season 2-0 for the first time in 13 years.
Jonah Glenn, So., RB, Jackson Memorial
Glenn exploded for a career-high 207 yards rushing and a touchdown on 23 carries during the No. 7 Jaguars' 21-0 victory over Lacey.
Nick Iacouzzi, Sr., RB, Ocean
Iacouzzi ran for 142 yards on 24 carries to help the Spartans earn a 29-12 victory over Ocean to improve to 2-0.
Jayden Johnson, Jr., WR, Brick
Johnson caught five passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns, including a go-ahead 70-yard score in the fourth quarter when Brick topped Freehold, 14-7, to improve to 3-0.
Brayden Klein, Sr., QB, Marlboro
Klein ran for 80 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and completed 6 of 9 passes for 85 yards during the No. 10 Mustangs' 31-0 win over No. 14 Southern.
Josh Love, Sr., RB, Manchester
Love ran for 234 yards and four touchdowns on just nine carries - all in the first half - as the Hawks improved to 3-0 with a 41-13 win over Point Beach. Love had touchdown runs of 41, 79, 40, and 50 yards.
Colin Palumbo, Jr., RB, Matawan
Palumbo ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in a 20-18 loss to Freehold Township.
Nazir Treadwell, Sr., QB, Keyport
Treadwell ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries and completed 8 of 8 passes for 157 yards and three touchdowns to power the Red Raiders to a 41-16 division win over Lakewood.
Laolu Akinlolu, Jr., LB, Toms River South
After allowing 42 points in their first game, the Indians' defense bounced back in a huge way to lead the team to a 6-0 shutout over Monmouth Regional. Akinlolu was outstanding with nine total tackles that included three sacks, five tackles for loss, and one fumble recovery.
Ryan Burns, Sr., LB, Keyport
Burns led the Red Raiders' defense in a 41-16 win over Lakewood with five total tackles, one sack, and four tackles for loss.
Ben Girard, Sr., DL and Willie Canavan, Sr., LB - Ocean
Girard and Canavan both recorded 10 total tackles with four tackles for loss for a Spartans defense that allowed just 206 yards in a 29-12 victory over Asbury Park.
Anthony Hammel, Jr., LB, Manalapan
Hammell filled the box score with eight total tackles, two sacks, three tackles for a loss, and an interception as the No. 9 Braves shut down a dangerous Long Branch offense in a 33-6 win over the No. 8 Green Wave.
Shaun Hubbard, Sr., DL, Jackson Memorial
Hubbard had six tackles, a sack, and a tackle for loss during the No. 7 Jaguars' 21-0 shutout of Lacey.
Eric Kobilnyk, So., LB, Pinelands
Kobilnyk recorded eight tackles, one sack, and two tackles for loss in Pinelands' 19-0 shutout win over Neptune to improve to 2-0 for the first time in 13 years.
TJ Rey, Jr., DB, Middletown North
Rey. had nine total tackles with one tackle for loss and two pass breakups to help the No. 12 Lions edge No. 16 Howell, 14-12, in both teams' division opener.
Alex Reyes, So., DE, Holmdel
Reyes posted two sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and eight total tackles during Holmdel's 20-14 overtime victory over St. John Vianney, its first win over the Lancers since 2010.
Owen Richter, Sr., DB, Middletown South
Richter came on a blitz from the secondary, jumped to deflect a pass, intercepted it, and reached 43 yards to the end zone to complete No. 5 Middletown South's 35-29 comeback victory over No. 15 Wall. Richter also had seven tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss.
Jake Toye, Sr., LB, Brick
Toye had a great all-around game and shined again on defense with 15 total tackles, three tackles for loss, two quarterback pressures, and a pass breakup in Brick's 14-7 victory over Freehold to remain undefeated.
Justin Uhteg, Jr., DB, Jackson Liberty
Uhteg forced a fumble that he then recovered and returned 70 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter to help the Lions earn a 27-16 win over Keansburg.
Kyle Walling, Sr., LB, Raritan
Walling led the Rockets' defense with 14 tackles in a 16-7 win over Red Bank Regional.