Shore Sports Network logo
Get our free mobile app

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 7, 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 Voting will end Thursday at noon.

Scroll down to see the candidates and make your selection.


Beacon 70 Player of the Week nominees for Week 7 (listed in alphabetical order)

Mark Augello, So., QB, Freehold Township

Augello completed 23 of 30 passes for 258 yards and set a program single-game record with five touchdown passes to lead the Patriots to a 35-33 win over Howell.


JoJo Bivins, Jr., RB, Barnegat

Bivins set the program single-game rushing mark in the Bengals' 27-7 2in over Point Beach by rushing for 271 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries.


Jaiden Brown, Sr., RB, Southern

Brown ran for 135 yards and both of the Rams' touchdowns in a 17-14 win over previously-unbeaten Central Regional as Southern won the Boyd-Emmert Trophy for the third straight season.


Jalin Butler, Sr., QB, Donovan Catholic

Butler completed 6 of 6 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns as the Griffins rolled to a 42-0 win over Rahway.


Ryan Burns, So., LB, Keyport

Burns had a huge day on defense in the Red Raiders' 30-14 win over rival Keansburg with 16 total tackles, four tackles for loss, a sack, and a forced fumble.


Connor Cilento, Jr., RB, Point Boro

Cilento ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns on just five carries as the Panthers stayed undefeated with an emphatic 49-6 victory over Monmouth Regional.


DaVon Craft, So., RB, Neptune

Craft ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries, including a 79-yard touchdown run, as the Scarlet Fliers upset Brick, 22-8.


Matt Dollive, Sr., RB, Wall

Dollive ran for 163 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries to power Wall to a 31-17 victory over Lenape.


Jaden Gallo, Sr., RB, Holmdel

Gallo's All-Shore caliber season continued in the Hornets' 30-24 victory over Raritan to win their fifth straight in the Battle of the Border rivalry. The senior ran for 199 yards and three touchdowns on an average of 13.3 yards per carry, scoring on runs of 65, 57 and 12 yards.


Tommy Giannone, Sr., QB, Middletown North

Giannone was tremendous in the Lions' 24-21 win over St. John Vianney by completing 27 of 38 passes for career-high 364 yards and three touchdowns, including the go-ahead touchdown pass with under a minute left in the fourth quarter.


Mike Heckel, Sr., QB, Manalapan

Heckel completed 11 of 15 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Braves to a 39-7 victory over Freehold.


Sekou Kamau, Jr., RB/DB, Long Branch

Kamau totaled 106 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns and also intercepted a pass on defense as the Green Wave defeated Ocean, 23-6, to remain undefeated.


Kevin Maloney, So., WR, Howell

Maloney had a huge game as he caught six passes for 194 yards and three touchdowns in the Rebels' 35-33 loss to Freehold Township.


Tai Mann, Jr., QB, Jackson Memorial

Mann ran for two touchdowns and threw another to lead the way for the offense as the Jaguars defeated crosstown rival Jackson Liberty, 27-0, to pick up their first win of the season.


Jamie Mazzacco, Sr., QB/RB, Shore

Mazzacco had another fabulous game with 143 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 13 carries, including a spectacular 86-yard touchdown run, as the Blue Devils defeated Pinelands, 42-0, for their fifth straight win.


Matt McClung, Sr., WR, Lacey

McClung caught six passes for 89 yards and hauled in the go-ahead touchdown pass from senior quarterback Noah Brunatti with under a minute left in the fourth quarter as the Lions rallied for a thrilling 27-21 win over Colts Neck.


Zach Mendes, Sr., RB, Marlboro

Mendes ran for 224 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries to lead the way as the Mustangs defeated Brick Memorial, 35-21, to keep their state playoff hopes alive.


Brett Patten, Jr., QB, Manasquan

Patten accounted for five total touchdowns by completing 9 of 13 passes for 153 yards and four touchdowns and rushing for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Warriors' 41-0 win over Toms River East.


Sabino Portella, Jr., RB/DB

Portella ran for 144 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries to spearhead a 231-yard effort on the ground that helped propel the Caseys to a 21-14 win over Rumson-Fair Haven in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown.





The 20 Dynamite New Jersey Diners That Are Too Tasty Not to Try

More From Shore Sports Network