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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 6 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 6 (listed in alphabetical order)


Jaiden Brown, Jr., RB, Southern

Brown ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries to become Southern’s all-time leading rusher (2,027) and scorer (162 points) as the Rams beat Central, 25-0, in the Emmert-Boyd Classic.


Naran Buntin, Sr., WR, Mater Dei Prep

Buntin caught nine passes for 151 yards and a touchdown to help the Seraphs top Manalapan, 27-10, for their fifth straight win.


Connor Cilento, So., RB/QB, Point Boro

Cilento ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries as the Panthers rushed for 350 yards and beat Lakewood, 49-22.


Adam Coleman, Sr., RB, Matawan

Coleman ran for 213 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries to lead the Huskies past Keyport for their first win of the season.


Christian Donnelly, Sr., QB, Holmdel

Donnelly had a massive game in the Hornets’ 37-0 win over Marlboro with 252 yards rushing and two touchdowns on just eight carries as Holmdel’s split-back veer offense churned out a ridiculous 519 yards rushing. Donnelly scored on touchdown runs of 76 and 84 yards.


Tommy Fallon, Jr., QB, Colts Neck

Fallon ran for 135 yards and a touchdown on just five carries and completed 7 of 7 passes for 44 yards and one touchdown as the Cougars beat Monmouth, 34-0, to complete a perfect 6-0 regular season.


Josh Glenn, Sr., RB/DB, Manchester

Glenn ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, caught a touchdown pass, scored a 2-point conversion and intercepted a pass on defense as the Hawks downed Point Beach, 21-10, to improve to 5-1.


Kayden Hutchinson, Jr., K, Freehold

Hutchinson kicked a game-tying 21-yard field goal and then the game-winning 36-yard field goal with five seconds left as the Colonials rallied for a 40-37 win over Middletown North.


Jahdir Loftland, Sr., RB, Donovan Catholic

Another week, another big game from Loftland, who ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark on the season in the Griffins’ 35-0 win over Toms River North.


Na’Jier Massey, Sr., RB/LB, Asbury Park

Massey was great on both sides of the ball to help the Blue Bishops defeat Neptune, 26-12, to snap a 10-game losing streak to the Scarlet Fliers. Massey ran for 140 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, caught three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown and recorded seven tackles and one sack on defense.


Shane McLaughlin, Sr., RB, Shore

McLaughlin ran for 113 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and caught three passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Blue Devils to a 42-7 win over Keansburg.


Colin Riley, Jr., LB, Wall

Riley made a career-high 14 tackles and recorded two sacks as Wall’s defense delivered another great performance in a 31-10 victory over Middletown South.


Antonio Rosato, So., QB, St. John Vianney

Rosato ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries in St. John Vianney’s 31-0 win over St. Thomas Aquinas.


Will Towns, Sr., RB, Jackson Memorial

Towns kept his nuclear stretch going with an absurd 303 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 26 carries to lead the Jaguars to a 33-0 win over Jackson Liberty. Towns has rushed for 838 yards in his last three games and now has a Shore Conference-leading 1,108 yards rushing in six games.


John Volker, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Volker ran for 144 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries, including a 73-yard touchdown run, as the Bulldogs won 34-7 over Ocean.



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