Football is officially back, and so is the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey Player of the Week poll. There were some great individual performances in Week 0 as the season began with fireworks up and down the Shore.

Now it’s time to get your vote in for who had the top performance in the Shore this weekend to choose the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey/Shore Sports Network Player of the Week. The winner will be announced on Wednesday right here on ShoreSportsNetwork.com. Voting will end Tuesday at midnight. 

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Player of the Week nominees for Week 0 (listed in alphabetical order) 

Liam Buday, Sr., RB/LB, Point Beach 

In a 28-7 win over Manville, Buday ran for 101 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries and also made eight tackles with three tackles for loss and one sack as the Garnet Gulls snapped a 10-game losing streak and gave first-year head coach Joe Zaccone his first career victory.

 

Jack Chamberlain, Sr., QB, Red Bank

Chamberlain completed 11 of 13 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown and also ran for 42 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bucs to an emphatic 50-7 victory over Freehold.

 

Ryan Clark, Sr., QB, Donovan Catholic 

Clark threw for 110 yards and a touchdown and ran for 76 yards and two touchdowns as the Griffins opened the season with an impressive 35-0 shutout victory over Linden.

 

Jermaine Corbett, Sr., RB, Long Branch 

Corbett ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in Long Branch’s 25-13 win over Neptune.

 

Mike Fiore, Sr., RB, Raritan

Fiore carried 13 times for 135 yards and four touchdowns to pace the Rockets’ offense in a 33-7 victory over Matawan.

 

Mike Goodall, Sr., QB, Toms River East 

Goodall led the Raiders to a 21-19 comeback win over Howell by rushing for 187 yards and two touchdowns (75 and 57) on 15 carries.

 

Andre Johnson, Sr., RB/CB, Manalapan 

Johnson ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries, including a 62-yard touchdown run, and caught two passes for 38 yards to lead the Braves to a 23-13 win over Middletown South.

 

Casey Larkin, Jr., RB, Wall

Larkin ran for 119 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in the Crimson Knights’ 23-10 comeback win over Middletown North.

 

Delano Marcelus, Jr., DE, Colts Neck 

The Cougars opened the season with a 24-0 shutout of district rival Freehold Township and Marcelus was right in the middle of the defensive effort with an interception, four tackles, one tackle for loss, three quarterback pressures and one pass defense.

 

Shane McLaughlin, Jr., RB, Shore Regional

McLaughlin ran for 174 yards and five touchdowns on 22 carries in the Blue Devils’ 35-6 win over Asbury Park. He also had three receptions for 40 yards.

 

Jarrod Pruitt, Sr., RB, Toms River North

Pruitt had four touchdown runs in the first half as the Mariners jumped all over Cherry Hill West in a 45-13 victory.

 

Colby Saxton, Sr., DT, Southern

Saxton recorded three sacks and three tackles for loss along the defensive line as Southern blanked Nottingham, 21-0, to start 1-0 for the first time since 2014.

 

Will Towns, Jr., RB, Jackson Memorial

Towns ran for 187 yards and a 60-yard touchdown on 21 carries to help the Jaguars defeat Brick Memorial, 24-17.

 

John Volker, Jr., RB, Rumson-Fair Haven

Volker ran for 150 yards and a touchdown and also caught a 21-yard touchdown pass when the Bulldogs took down top-ranked Red Bank Catholic, 20-14.

 

Sam Young, Sr., WR/DB, Point Boro

Young had a dream debut in his first career football game by catching four passes for 126 yards and three touchdowns and also forcing a fumble on defense to lead Point Boro to a 23-13 win over Barnegat.

 

 

 

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