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The Shore Sports Network Football Player of the Week feature is back for another year as we recognize the top performers on offense, defense, and special teams.

This year we will be expanding our Player of the Week offering beyond our usual voting system. The vote will still be present to determine the "fan selection" but now Shore Sports Network will select an overall Offensive, Defensive, and Special Teams Player of the Week for the entire conference. We will also select players of the week in those three categories for all seven divisions.

Below are our conference-wide Players of the Week picks along with links to the divisional players of the week and the fan vote. Given the three-day holiday weekend, we'll extend the poll until Thursday at 12 p.m. with the fan selection being announced later that afternoon.

 

Week 1 SSN Divisional Football Players of the Week

VOTE for the Fans' Choice Week 1 Shore Sports Network Football Player of the Week

 

Shore Sports Network Week 1 Players of the Week

Offense

Colin Gallagher, Sr., RB, Middletown South

Gallagher had an outstanding game on both sides of the ball, including at running back where he rushed for a career-high 241 yards and scored three touchdowns on 19 carries to lead the No. 5 Eagles to a 19-0 win over Raritan. On defense, he had 11 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss, and a forced fumble.

 

 

Defense

Armando Sanchez, Sr., DL, Southern

Sanchez made an impact on both sides of the ball in the Rams' 21-0 victory over Central with eight total tackles one sack, and four tackles for loss to spearhead the shutout. He also caught a 65-yard touchdown pass.

 

 

Special Teams

Mekai Henderson, So., KR, Keyport

Henderson returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown during the Red Raiders' 35-28 loss to Freehold. He also made eight tackles with one sack, one tackle for loss, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery on defense.

 

 

Week 1 SSN Divisional Football Players of the Week

VOTE for the Fans' Choice Week 1 Shore Sports Network Football Player of the Week

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