VOTE for the Week 9 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 9 as the NJSIAA playoffs began. 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 9 – NJSIAA playoffs (listed in alphabetical order)
Thomas Ammirati, Sr., RB, Holmdel
Ammirati ran for two touchdowns and also threw a touchdown pass to lead Holmdel to a 22-14 over Red Bank in the South, Group 3 state quarterfinals.
Vinny Condito, Sr., RB, Middletown South
Condito ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries to lead a punishing ground attack that sent the Eagles to a 24-7 win over Hamilton in the Central, Group 4 state quarterfinals.
Zach Goodale, Jr., WR, Toms River North
Goodale caught three passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns, hauling in scoring passes of 86 and 13 yards, as the second-seeded Mariners defeated South Brunswick, 42-17, in the Central, Group 5 state quarterfinals.
Mike Goodall, Sr., QB, Toms River East
Goodall paced the Raiders’ offense with 117 yards rushing on 19 carries to help Toms River East defeat Middletown North, 17-7, in the Central, Group 4 quarterfinals for the program’s first playoff win since 2009.
Tynan Jensen, Jr., RB/LB, Lacey
Jensen ran for 139 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries and also had an interception on defense to lead the Lions to a 35-15 win over Burlington Township in the Central, Group 3 state quarterfinals.
Zack Novak, Sr., WR, Jackson Memorial
Novak caught four passes for 71 yards and a touchdown and also picked up an offensive fumble and advanced it 65 yards for a touchdown during Jackson’s 20-0 win over Moorestown in the Central, Group 4 state quarterfinals.
Trebor Pena, Sr., RB/DB, Ocean
The Spartans suffered a heartbreaking 27-23 loss to Seneca in the South, Group 3 quarterfinals to end their season, but Pena was fantastic to lead the Spartans on both sides of the ball. The Temple University recruit ran for 186 yards and three touchdowns, had a 74-yard kickoff return to set up a touchdown and also intercepted two passes on defense.
Logan Peters, Jr., QB, Wall
Peters ran for three touchdowns and threw for another – all in the first half – when the undefeated and top-seeded Crimson Knights dominated Allentown, 49-7, in the Central, Group 3 state quarterfinals.
Christian Rodriguez, So., DB, Long Branch
Rodriguez recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown and also intercepted two passes on defense in Long Branch’s 33-3 win over Highland that sent the Green Wave into the South, Group 4 semifinals.
John Volker, Jr., RB, Rumson-Fair Haven
Volker ran for 139 yards and two touchdowns as the defending-champion Bulldogs snapped a two-game losing streak with a 27-6 win over Delsea in the Central, Group 3 state quarterfinals.