VOTE for the Week 4 Ocean County Sports Medicine Shore Conference Football Player of the Week
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 Ocean County Sports Medicine/Shore Sports Network Player of the Week. The winner will be announced on Thursday right here on ShoreSportsNetwork.com. Voting will end Wednesday at midnight.
The winner will receive a $25 gift card to Burger 25 in Toms River.
Scroll down to see the candidates and make your selection.
Ocean County Sports Medicine Player of the Week nominees for Week 4 (listed in alphabetical order)
James Barnao, Jr., RB/LB, Middletown North
Barnao was a defensive force in the Lions' 17-0 shutout victory over Southern and also contributed on the offensive side of the ball. The junior made nine total tackles with an impressive five tackles for loss, ran for 27 yards and a touchdown on five carries, and had a 21-yard reception.
Zack Corrado, Sr., RB, Jackson Liberty
Corrado rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries as the Lions defeated Manchester, 18-14, to throw their hat into the race for the Liberty Division title.
Jake Czwakiel, Jr., QB/DB/K, Middletown South
Czwakiel completed 18 of 23 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 50 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, kicked a 37-yard field goal, and made two tackles on defense to lead the No. 5 Eagles to a 24-6 win over Wall.
Connor Dietz, Jr., QB, Brick Memorial
Dietz had a monster game in Brick Memorial's wild 47-41 overtime win over Neptune in which the Mustangs rallied from a 20-point deficit in the fourth quarter. He completed 12 of 25 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 165 yards and the game-clinching 25-yard touchdown run in overtime. He also converted 3 of 4 extra points and ran for a 2-point conversion.
Tyler Douglas, Sr., QB, Ocean
Douglas produced 180 yards of offense and ran for three touchdowns as the No. 8 Spartans remained undefeated with a 39-0 win over Toms River South.
Jack Farrah, Sr., RB, St. John Vianney
Farrah ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries as the No. 9 Lancers rallied around injured teammate Aaron Van Trease and delivered a dominant 32-0 victory over Manasquan to improve to 4-1.
Micah Ford, Jr., QB/S, Toms River North
Ford's outstanding season continued in the No. 2 Mariners' 42-7 win over Long Branch where he completed 5 of 9 passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, and had eight tackles, an interception, and a tackle for loss on defense.
Jack Gartenstein, Sr., WR, Howell
Gartenstein caught three passes for 75 yards and a touchdown and also threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Maloney (6 rec. 95 yards, 2 TDs) as the Rebels upset No. 7 Marlboro, 28-14, to shake up the Constitution Division race.
Logan Graham, Jr., DE, Red Bank Catholic
Graham made six total tackles and recorded a sack and two tackles for loss for a top-ranked Caseys defense that allowed under 100 yards of offense in a 14-7 win over No. 3 Donovan Catholic.
Julian Jones, Sr., RB, Monmouth Regional
Jones ran for 241 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries as the Falcons picked up a 14-9 victory over Holmdel to even their record at 2-2.
Austin Kiernan, So., LB, Rumson-Fair Haven
Kiernan had three sacks, one tackle for loss, a forced fumble, and seven total tackles in Rumson's 14-10 comeback victory over No. 6 Manalapan that evened the Bulldogs' record at 2-2.
Nicholas Maertens, Jr., QB, Lacey
Maertens ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries and completed 3 of 5 passes for 48 yards to lead the Lions to a 31-18 victory over Central for their first win of the season.
Tai Mann, Sr., QB/DB, Jackson Memorial
The Jaguars improved to 3-1 with a 26-0 win over Freehold Boro and Mann was at the center of all the action with 120 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 11 carries plus an interception and five tackles on defense.
Am'ir Martinez, So., QB, Matawan
The Huskies won a 28-27 overtime thriller over Pinelands and Martinez was responsible for all four Matawan touchdowns, throwing for 100 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 95 yards for two scores.
Matt Oliphant, Jr., QB, Point Boro
Oliphant ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and completed 3 of 6 passes for 55 yards as No. 4 Point Boro routed No. 10 Raritan, 39-0, to continue its hopeful march toward the Independence Division title.
Amari Phillips, Sr., RB/LB, Toms River East
Phillips returned an interception for a touchdown and ran for a team-high 66 yards as the Raiders shut out Barnegat, 14-0, to improve to 2-2 and hand the Bengals their first division loss.
Lucas Rosa, Sr. RB/LB, Shore Regional
Rosa ran for 75 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries, had a 20-yard reception, and recorded four tackles in the Blue Devils' 27-0 win over Keyport. With the victory, Shore took sole possession of first place in the Patriot Division.
Chris Scully, Jr., RB, Colts Neck
Scully is enjoying a breakout season and turned in his best performance yet on Saturday with a career-high 254 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 31 carries to lead the Cougars to a 14-7 win over Freehold Township.
Liam Stack, Jr., SS, Red Bank
Stack led the way for Red Bank's defense with 12 total tackles as the Bucs held Brick to six points in a 13-6 victory.
Ralee Stephens, Sr., TE/FS, Asbury Park
Stephens intercepted a pass and recorded six tackles and caught three passes for 60 yards as the Blue Bishops topped Point Beach, 27-14, for their first win of the season.
Keyon Tims, Sr., RB/LB, Lakewood
Tims was electric in the Piners' 54-35 win over Keansburg with 214 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 19 carries plus 11 tackles on defense. Lakewood ran for 492 yards and six touchdowns in total to earn its first win of the season.