VOTE for the Week 4 Beacon 70 Shore Conference Football Player of the Week
High school football is in full swing and so is the Shore Sports Network Football Player of the Week poll. We are excited to have Beacon 70 as the sponsor of the 2021 poll. Winners of the poll will receive a $25 Beacon 70 gift card.
There were some great individual performances in the air, on the ground, on defense and on special teams in Week 4 and now it’s time to get your vote in for who had the top performance in the Shore this weekend to choose the Beacon 70/Shore Sports Network Player of the Week. The winner will be announced on Thursday night right here on ShoreSportsNetwork.com. Voting will end Thursday at noon.
Scroll down to see the candidates and make your selection.
Beacon 70 Player of the Week nominees for Weeks 4 (listed in alphabetical order)
Mikal Braithwaite, Sr., QB/LB, Keansburg
The Titans picked up a much-needed win with a 27-15 triumph over Point Beach and Braithwaite turned in a big performance with 80 yards rushing and a touchdown, a touchdown pass, and a game-high 19 tackles on defense.
Davin Brewton, So., LB, Red Bank Catholic
The No. 2 Caseys defeated No. 8 Manasquan, 41-7, and shut down a potent Manasquan offense. Brewton led the way with nine tackles, one sack and one tackle for loss.
Jaiden Brown, Sr., RB, Southern
Brown continued his excellent senior season by rushing for 165 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries to lead the unbeaten Rams to a 28-7 win over Holmdel.
Nunes Bukula IV, Sr., RB, Donovan Catholic
The No. 3 Griffins overpowered No. 5 Colts Neck in a 35-0 victory and Bukula had a big afternoon by rushing for a career-high 230 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.
Jashawn Carter, Jr., RB, Asbury Park
Carter exploded for a career-high 243 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 17 carries to pace the Blue Bishops in their 28-3 victory over Jackson Liberty. He scored on runs of 38, 86, and 52 yards.
Matt Dollive, Sr., RB, Wall
Dollive ran for 106 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries and also had a 15-yard reception in Wall’s 36-0 win over Toms River North.
Colin Gallagher, So., LB, Middletown South
Gallagher has quickly established himself as a fearsome pass rusher for the Eagles and in their 13-7 overtime victory over Manalapan he was unstoppable with 10 tackles, four sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss. He has 8.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss this season.
Tommy Giannone, Sr., QB, Middletown North
Giannone torched Howell’s defense in the Lions’ 42-7 victory by completing 16 of 19 passes for 285 yards and four touchdowns as Middletown North improved to 2-1 on the season.
Kamore Gill, Sr., QB, Freehold
Gill was outstanding in the Colonial’s 35-7 win over Toms River East, rushing for 136 yards and four touchdowns on 15 carries, completing 8 of 11 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown, and making seven tackles with one forced fumble on defense. He has 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns combined between passing and rushing this season.
Chase Gumbrecht, Jr., RB, Central
The Golden Eagles delivered a statement win over Raritan by going on the road and taking down the No. 10 Rockets, 41-17. Gumbrecht’s breakout season continued with another huge game as he ran for 288 yards and five touchdowns on 37 carries to help lead Central to a 4-0 record.
Anthony Jehn, Jr., QB, Monmouth
The Falcons ripped off their third straight win with a 36-6 victory over Lakewood and Jehn had a big game by completing 15 of 21 passes for 237 yards and four touchdowns. It is Monmouth’s first three-game winning streak since starting the season 4-0 in 2017.
Sean Masonius, Sr., LB, Red Bank
The Bucs shut down Ocean’s offense in a 28-6 victory and Masonius led the way with a team-high 14 tackles.
Jamie Mazzacco, Sr., QB/RB/LB, Shore
Mazzacco continued to lead the way for the Blue Devils in their 14-7 victory over previously-undefeated Barnegat. The versatile senior rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries while also kicking both extra points and making five tackles on defense.
Zach Mendes, Sr., RB/LB, Marlboro
The Mustangs rallied for a 20-16 victory over Freehold Township to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 1999 and Mendes led the way again by rushing for 114 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries, returning an interception for a touchdown and recording 14 tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble.
George Mitchell, Sr., QB/LB, Keyport
The Red Raiders rallied for a 17-14 win over Pinelands to improve to 4-0 and Mitchell had a hand in all 17 points. He completed 11 of 18 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns, kicked a 28-yard field goal and made three tackles on defense. Mitchell’s 38-yard touchdown pass to Zivon Crank in the fourth quarter held up as the game-winning score.
David Onuoha, Sr., RB, Matawan
Onuoha erupted for 215 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 27 carries to power the Huskies to a 13-6 victory over Neptune that evened their season record at 2-2.
Pete Pezzullo, Sr., RB, St. John Vianney
The Lancers put up 40-plus points for the second straight game in a 46-7 win over Toms River South and Pezzullo had a big game on the ground with 130 yards rushing and two touchdowns on just 10 carries as the Lancers ran for 353 yards as a team.
Christian Rodriguez, Sr., QB, Long Branch
It’s been a special start to the season for Rodriguez. The senior had another huge game by completing 13 of 18 passes for 270 yards and a career-high five touchdowns to lead the Green Wave to a 35-21 win over Jackson Memorial to improve to 3-0. He also had 31 yards rushing on six carries.
Geoff Schroeder, Sr., RB, Rumson-Fair Haven
The Bulldogs improved to 3-0 with a 28-6 win over Lacey and Schroeder turned in his best high school game by rushing for a career-high 241 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries, scoring on runs of 32, 50, and 58 yards.
Charlie Vitale, Sr., QB, Point Boro
The Panthers’ offense continued its high-scoring ways in a 48-14 win over Manchester and Vitale rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and also completed both of his passes for 42 yards and two touchdowns.
Tyler Weisneck, Sr., RB, Brick
Weisneck had a 56-yard touchdown run, a 2-yard touchdown run, and a successful 2-point conversion run as the Dragons rolled to a 36-18 victory over crosstown rival Brick Memorial.