Week 8 featured some great individual performances on the ground, through the air and on defense and special teams as teams made their final push toward the state playoffs.

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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Week 8 Player of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)

Evan Burton, Sr., RB/LB, Pinelands

Burton ran for 168 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries to lead Pinelands to a 38-20 win over Keansburg and become the first player in Wildcats’ history to rush for 1,000 yards in three straight seasons. Burton also had a big game on defense with a sack, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.


Ryan Clark, Jr., QB, Donovan Catholic

Clark ran for 127 yards and three touchdowns and also threw for 96 yards to lead the Griffins to a 28-7 win over Point Boro.


Jermaine Corbett, Jr., RB, Long Branch

Corbett ran for 188 yards and three touchdowns to go over 1,000 yards on the season and also caught three passes for 43 yards and two touchdowns to lead Long Branch to a 40-14 win over Brick Memorial.


Kevin Degnan, Jr., RB, Red Bank Catholic

Filling in for injured starter Billy Guidetti, Degnan has a monster game to help the top-ranked and undefeated Caseys avoid an upset bid and defeat Middletown North, 38-28. Degnan ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries, and it was his 74-yard touchdown run with 5:06 left in the game that gave RBC a 31-28 lead after Middletown North had scored three straight touchdowns to take the lead. Degnan then added a 20-yard touchdown run with 1:49 to play and also had a 2-yard touchdown run in the first half.


C.J. Duell, Jr., QB, St. John Vianney

Duell had three touchdown passes and added a touchdown run to lead the Lancers to a 41-6 win over Central.


Dean Gallo, Sr., RB, Holmdel

Gallo ran for 76 yards and a touchdown and returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown in Holmdel’s 31-0 win over Raritan.


Frankie Giannetti, Jr., RB, Toms River East

Giannetti ran for 134 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries to help the Raiders defeat Colts Neck, 20-3.


Josh Glenn, So., RB/DB, Manchester

Glenn had an 84-yard touchdown reception and an interception on defense to help the Hawks to a 12-0 win over Jackson Liberty.


Gil Goldsmith, Sr., QB, Shore

Goldsmith tossed three touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the Blue Devils to a 42-7 win over Keyport.


Casey Larkin, So., RB/DB, Wall

Larkin ran for 159 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries, caught four passes for 18 yards and made seven tackles, recorded one sack and intercepted a pass on defense to lead the Crimson Knights to a 20-0 win over Neptune.


James Pendergist, Sr., WR, Manasquan

Pendergist caught four passes for 107 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a touchdown as the Warriors beat Ocean, 21-7, to clinch the No. 2 seed in the Central Jersey Group 2 playoffs.


Dayshawn Porter, Sr., WR, Monmouth

Porter’s 1-yard touchdown reception with two seconds left in regulation tied the score at 14 and enabled Adam Varella to kick the game-winning extra point in a 15-14 win over Asbury Park. Porter also threw a 2-point conversion pass to quarterback Drew Faccone on the Falcons’ first touchdown.


Anthony Prato, Jr., QB, Brick

Prato ran for 135 yards and a touchdown on just nine carries and also threw a touchdown pass in the Dragons’ 49-6 win over Lakewood that locked up the No. 3 seed in the Central Jersey Group 4 playoffs.


Jarrod Pruitt, Jr., RB, Toms River North

Pruitt had three touchdown runs in the Mariners’ 31-21 win over Southern.


Nico Santorelli, Jr., RB, Manalapan

Santorelli ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries and added a 25-yard touchdown reception in the Braves’ 42-21 win over Lacey.


Sha’Kim Shuler, So., QB, Freehold

Shuler continued his emergence as a quarterback by completing 19 of 25 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 152 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries in a 42-7 victory over Howell.


Matt Tardy, Sr., LB, Middletown South

Tardy made nine tackles, had three quarterback pressures and deflected a pass that was intercepted by Dylan Walling late in the game to lead the Eagles to a 14-7 victory over Rumson-Fair Haven in a matchup of ranked teams.




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