VOTE for the Week 6 Orthopaedic Institute 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 6 as several teams clinched division titles and made playoff pushes. 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 6 (listed in alphabetical order)
Dominick Aneses, Sr., LB, Barnegat
Aneses had a huge game in the Bengals’ 48-7 win over Monmouth Regional to set three program records. He set Barnegat single-game marks with four sacks and nine tackles for loss and his seven sacks this season in a new single-season record for the Bengals.
Tommy Fallon, So., QB, Colts Neck
Fallon completed 8 of 9 passes for 226 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a touchdown to lead the Cougars to a 48-0 win over Pinelands.
Eddie Farrell, Sr., LB, Middletown North
Farrell had 12 tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and four quarterback hurries to lead the Lions defense in a 12-7 win over Howell.
Mike Fiore, Sr., RB, Raritan
Fiore ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in the Rockets’ 34-14 victory over Shore Regional.
Willie Gross, Sr., WR, Neptune
A first-year varsity player, Gross had a huge game in Neptune’s 36-28 win over Toms River South with 217 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns. He caught four passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns and added a 75-yard touchdown run.
Andre Johnson, Sr., RB, Manalapan
Johnson ran for 157 yards and a 70-yard, go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter, when Manalapan topped Red Bank Catholic, 20-14, in a crucial American Division game.
Casey Larkin, Jr., RB, Wall
Larkin ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries as the Crimson Knights defeated St. John Vianney, 41-14, to clinch at least a share of the Colonial Division title.
Owen Laughlin, Jr., RB/LB, Red Bank
After Central kicked a field goal to tie the game at 24, Owen returned the ensuing kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown to give the Bucs a walk-off, 30-24 victory. Laughlin also recorded nine tackles with one tackle for loss and totaled 69 yards from scrimmage.
Jahdir Loftland, Jr., RB, Donovan Catholic
Loftland ran for 71 yards and a touchdown on just five carries and also caught a 28-yard touchdown pass as the Griffins blanked Lacey, 35-0, to clinch the Liberty Division championship.
Chris Lotito, Sr., DB, Middletown South
Lotito made seven tackles, broke up a pass and forced a fumble near the goal line that went out of the back of the end zone to deny a touchdown as the Eagles upset No. 2 Rumson-Fair Haven, 20-3.
David Onuoha, So., LB, Matawan
Onuoha made 14 tackles with four tackles for loss and a fumble recovery as the Huskies topped Jackson Liberty, 14-7, to even their season record at 3-3.
Trebor Pena, Sr., RB, Ocean
Pena ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, scoring on runs of 30 and 42 yards, as Ocean defeated Point Boro, 28-14, to complete a perfect run to the Patriot Division championship.
Jason Sherlock, Sr., DE/TE, Point Beach
Sherlock recorded 14 tackles and two sacks, had one catch for 13 yards and was a dominant edge blocker to help the Garnet Gulls defeat Keansburg, 17-15.
Matt Spalletta, Sr., LB/RB, Toms River North
Spalletta, a linebacker, wildcat quarterback and special teams ace, was a superweapon with impact plays in all three phases of the game to help lead Toms River North to a wild 43-39 win over Long Branch that clinched the American Division title. He produced a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, a 1-yard touchdown run, an interception, a blocked extra point, two sacks and a key pass breakup in the end zone.
Vinny Spitalieri, Sr., RB, Marlboro
Spitalieri ran for 119 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries to lead the Mustangs to a 24-13 win over Brick Memorial.
Will Towns, Jr., RB, Jackson Memorial
Towns put together his sixth 100-yard game and second 200-yard game this season when he rushed for 232 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries to guide the Jaguars to a 35-28 win over Freehold. Towns eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark on the season and now has 1,065 yards and 11 touchdowns.