Vote for the Week 1 Shore Conference Football Player of the Week
The first full week of the season had several noteworthy performances on both sides of the ball as teams looked to get off to a fast start.
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 1 (listed in alphabetical order)
Canyon Birch, Sr., RB/LB, Manasquan
Birch ran for 176 yards and four touchdowns, made two tackles for a loss and recovered a fumble in the Warriors' 42-28 win over Point Boro.
Jermaine Corbett, Jr., RB, Long Branch
Corbett ran for 220 yards and four touchdowns on 21 carries to lead the Green Wave to a 41-6 win over Toms River East.
Brian Ewan, Sr., FB/LB, Barnegat
Ewan made 13 tackles, including two hits for a loss and one sack, and also ran for a 35-yard touchdown in the Bengals' 20-6 win over Jackson Liberty.
Dean Gallo, Sr., RB, Holmdel
Gallo ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries as the Hornets trounced Manchester, 43-6.
Gil Goldsmith, Sr., QB, Shore
Goldsmith threw two touchdown passes and ran for another in the Blue Devils' 31-0 win over Pinelands.
Matt Krauss, Sr., QB, Freehold
Krauss had a monster game with 305 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 35 carries and 169 yards passing and a touchdown as the Colonials topped Middletown North, 22-20.
Joe Maffei, Sr., LB, Jackson Memorial
The Jaguars shut out Southern, 14-0, and Maffei played a major role with 11 tackles (9 solo) and one tackle for loss.
Alex Maldjian, Sr., FB, Rumson-Fair Haven
Maldjian ran for 94 yards and a career-high four touchdowns and also caught a 33-yard touchdown pass as the Bulldogs crushed St. John Vianney, 43-6.
Teddy Sharkey, Jr., WR/DB, Wall
Sharkey ran for a touchdown and also had an interception return for a touchdown in Wall's 44-0 win over Lakewood.
Rich Tallmadge, Sr., LB, Brick
Tallmadge returned a fumble 37 yards for a touchdown and also had multiple tackles for a loss to help the Dragons defeat rival Brick Memorial, 30-7.
Matt Tardy, Sr., LB/TE, Middletown South
Tardy had seven tackles, three sacks, a safety and a pass breakup, plus a 14-yard touchdown reception, as the Eagles shut out Freehold Township, 37-0.
Brendan Wei, Sr., WR, Colts Neck
Wei caught a touchdown pass and the go-ahead 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter to lift the Cougars to an 8-7 win over Monmouth Regional. He also had eight tackles with one hit for a loss on defense.
Dashawn Wilder, Sr., WR, Toms River North
Wilder returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and then caught the go-ahead 2-point conversion pass with 30 seconds left in regulation to give the Mariners a 15-14 win over Manalapan.