VOTE for the Week 7 Orthopaedic Institute 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 7. 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 7 (listed in alphabetical order)
Naron Alston, Sr., LB, St. John Vianney
Alston recorded 11 tackles and one sack and returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown as the Lancers shut out Southern, 21-0, for their second win over a top-10 opponent.
Mikal Braithwaite, So., QB, Keansburg
Braithwaite completed 8 of 13 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown and ran for 84 yards on 12 carries in Keansburg’s 14-0 win over Monmouth Regional.
Anthony Borriello, Jr., QB, Red Bank Catholic
Borriello went 3-for-3 for 101 yards and a touchdown through the air and ran for 55 yards and a touchdown to spark the Casey’ offense in a 27-16 win over Donovan Catholic which handed the Griffins their first loss.
Nino Bua, Jr., QB, Neptune
Bua completed 12 of 20 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns, including a 24-yard touchdown pass to Khalil Garrett-Dogan late in the fourth quarter to lift Neptune to a critical 21-17 win over Colts Neck.
Chris Carasia, Jr., WR, Ocean
Carasia had a huge game in Ocean’s 35-0 win over Manchester with five receptions for 126 yards and three touchdowns, including a 56-yard TD catch. He also had touchdowns of 40 and 19 yards.
Jason Caston, Sr., QB, Howell
The Rebels fell to district rival Freehold, 41-34, but Caston led Howell’s offense with 222 yards passing and three touchdowns.
Marcandrew Gagneron, Sr., RB/FS, Matawan
Gagneron took a screen pass 48 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give Matawan a 10-6 win over Shore. He also helped lead the Huskies’ defense with 10 tackles, including two tackles for loss.
Evan Jennings, Sr., Holmdel
Jenning had a touchdown run and recovered two fumbles, one of which he returned 70 yards for a touchdown, in Holmdel’s 17-14 win over Raritan to retain the Battle of the Border trophy.
Logan Peters, Jr., QB, Wall
Peters completed 11 of 17 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 71 yards and a touchdown on seven carries to lead the Crimson Knights to a 35-6 win over Brick that clinched the Colonial Division title.
Devin Porsch, Sr., RB, Toms River South
Porsch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries to lead the Indians to a 28-10 victory over Jackson Liberty.
Sha’Kim Shuler, Jr., QB/DB, Freehold
Shuler was sensational in Freehold’s 41-34 win over Howell with 173 yards and two touchdowns on 6 of 10 passing, 166 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 22 carries plus seven tackles on defense.
Nick Sura, Jr., RB/S, Central
Sura put the Golden Eagles ahead with a 2-yard touchdown run in overtime and then sealed the victory with a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown as Central outlasted Marlboro, 34-21 in overtime, to keep its playoff hopes alive. Sura also had two catches for 43 yards, including a 23-yard reception that set up his overtime TD run, and finished with nine tackles on defense.
Matt Van Brunt, Jr., WR/DB, Point Beach
Van Brunt had two interceptions and four tackles in Point Beach’s 10-7 win over Keyport that pushed the Garnet Gulls’ record to 6-2 in a resurgent season. His first interception set up a touchdown and his second pick came late in the game to clinch the victory.