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High school football has returned, and so has the Shore Sports Network Football Player of the Week award. We are excited to have Surf Taco as the sponsor of the 2020 poll with the winner each week to receive a $25 Surf Taco gift card.

There were some great individual performances in the air, on the ground, on defense and on special teams in Week 3 and now it’s time to get your vote in for who had the top performance in the Shore this weekend to choose the Surf Taco/Shore Sports Network Player of the Week. The winner will be announced on Wednesday right here on Voting will end Tuesday at midnight.

Scroll down to see the candidates and make your selection. If you'd like to vote more than once, just wait one hour and come back.

Surf Taco Player of the Week nominees for Week 3 (listed in alphabetical order)


Joe Barsky, Sr., RB, Colts Neck

Barsky posted his third straight 100-yard, three-touchdown game by rushing for 135 yards and three scores on 22 carries in Colts Neck’s 21-7 win over Howell that moved the Cougars to 3-0 on the year.


Mikail Braithwaite, Jr., QB/LB, Keansburg

Braithwaite completed 10 of 20 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns, tossed a 2-point conversion pass, ran for 49 yards and a touchdown and forced a fumble on defense as the Titans scored three times in the fourth quarter to rally past Asbury Park, 22-16, for their first 3-0 start since 2007.


Jaiden Brown, Jr., RB, Southern

Brown was unstoppable in No. 5 Southern’s 48-14 demolition of Toms River North with a career-high 240 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 12 carries. Brown scored on runs of 1, 56 and 66 yards and also had a 65-yard run that set up his short touchdown.


Yahsin Calhoun, Jr., RB/FS, Freehold

Calhoun ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns on just eight carries and made nine tackles, forced a fumble and intercepted a pass in Freehold’s 42-14 win over Marlboro.


Nik Dileo, Sr., RB/LB, Barnegat

Dileo ran for 92 yards and a touchdown and tied for the team lead with 10 tackles in Barnegat’s 10-7 win over Central in a matchup of 2-0 teams.


Jaden Gallo, Jr., RB, Holmdel

Gallo had another big game to help the Hornets start 3-0 for the first time since 2010 by rushing for 186 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries in a 35-7 win over Red Bank.


Tynan Jensen, Sr., RB/DB, Lacey

Jensen ran for 89 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and recorded eight tackles with one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery in Lacey’s 25-19 win over Brick Memorial.


Casey Larkin, Sr., RB/DB, Wall

Larkin ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries, caught one pass for 23 yards, made nine tackles with two tackles for loss and broke up two passes as the top-ranked Crimson Knights shut down No. 4 Jackson Memorial in a 22-0 victory.


Jahdir Loftland, Sr., RB, Donovan Catholic

Loftland had his third big game in as many weeks by rushing for 146 yards and three touchdowns on just five c.arries to average an insane 29.2 yards per carry and help the No. 3 Griffins roll past No. 10 Toms River South, 49-6


Jamie Mazzacco, Jr., RB/LB, Shore

Mazzacco recorded a team-high nine tackles with three tackles for loss, forced a fumble and ran for a touchdown in the Blue Devils’ 35-0 win over Keyport.


Savon Myers, Jr., QB, Manchester

Myers completed 16 of 21 passes for 262 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for a touchdown to lead the Hawks to a 42-13 win over Pinelands.


Luke O’Hea, Sr., WR/DB, Raritan

O’Hea carried nine times for 86 yards and three touchdowns, returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown, made seven tackles and caught one pass for 17 yards in Raritan’s 34-12 win over Ocean.


Brett Patten, So., QB, Manasquan

Patten threw for close to 200 yards and fired four touchdown passes as Manasquan’s offense got back on track in a 42-7 win over Point Boro.


Quentin Soler, Sr., WR/DB, Middletown North

Soler caught three passes for 62 yards and the game’s only touchdown, broke up three passes and pulled down a game-clinching interception to give Middletown North a 6-0 win over No. 8 Long Branch.



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