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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 5 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 5 (listed in alphabetical order)


Joe Barsky, Sr., RB, Colts Neck

Barsky has been nominated every week this season and his latest effort saw him rush for a career-high 244 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries in Colts Neck’s 21-14 overtime victory over Manalapan.


Alex Bauman, Jr., DE/TE, Red Bank Catholic

Bauman made 10 tackles with one sack and also caught five passes for 41 yards as the Caseys shut out Long Branch, 14-0.


Kelly Beaubrun, Sr., WR, Neptune

Beaubrun had two catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns in Neptune’s 25-20 win over Point Boro, hauling in touchdowns of 78 and 41 yards.


Mikai Brown-Jones, Sr., WR/DB, Asbury Park

The Blue Bishops exploded for 558 yards of offense in a 58-20 win over Roselle Park and Brown-Jones was fantastic with eight receptions for 243 yards and three touchdowns, eight tackles and a forced fumble on defense and accumulated 138 kickoff return yards on four returns.


Jaden Gallo, Jr., RB, Holmdel

Gallo ran for 150 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries to average a whopping 15 yards per attempt in the Hornets’ 35-7 win over Matawan. Gallo scored on runs of 48, 39 and 28 yards.


Josh Glenn, Sr., RB, Manchester

The Hawks put up over 500 yards of offense in a 45-28 win over Keansburg and Glenn huge a huge game with 212 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 16 carries plus five receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns.


Jordan Grey, Sr., RB, Toms River North

Grey had 110 yards rushing and a 64-yard touchdown run on 11 carries, caught three passes for 36 yards and a 6-yard touchdown and returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown to help the Mariners defeat Toms River East, 35-21.


Jahdir Loftland, Sr., RB, Donovan Catholic

Loftland was a workhorse in the Griffins’ 21-14 comeback win over Southern with 224 yards rushing and a touchdown on a career-high 34 carries.


Matt Mauro, Sr., RB, Middletown South

Mauro had a 13-yard touchdown run and a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Eagles’ 28-9 win over Middletown North.


T.J. McArthur, Sr., QB/LB, Brick Memorial

Playing with a heavy heart one week after the death of his grandfather, McArthur had the game of his life to lead the Mustangs to a 21-7 win over No. 8 Toms River South. McArthur rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries, completed 11 of 14 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown and on defense recorded 16 tackles and two sacks.


Luke O’Hea, Sr., RB/CB, Raritan

O’Hea ran for 88 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries and made 10 tackles on defense as the Rockets rallied for a 28-21 win over Red Bank. O’Hea had a 40-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 21 and then gave Raritan the lead with a 3-yard touchdown run.


Charlie Sasso, Jr., LB/RB, Wall

Sasso recorded 16 tackles with two sacks and three tackles for loss and also ran for 39 yards and a touchdown on eight carries during Wall’s 21-0 win over Manasquan. Sasso led a Wall defense that allowed just 27 yards of offense to post its third straight shutout.


Sha’Kim Shuler, Sr., QB, Freehold

Shuler completed 10 of 14 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 66 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries and returned a kickoff for a touchdown to lead the Colonials to a 41-7 win over Freehold Township.


Will Towns, Sr., RB, Jackson Memorial

Towns authored another huge rushing game by running for 232 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries as the Jaguars shut out Brick, 25-0.



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