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June 29 2017 Volume-IX Issue-13












Game Director Dominick Lepore

& Chief Orthopedic Advisor Daniel E. Fox, M.D.

Assistant Game Director

Team Orthopedic Physicians

Gerard O’Donnell

Monmouth County: Bruce Stamos M.D. Thomas Sargent M.D.

Chief Financial Officer Lou Vircillo

Site Game Affairs Joe Martucci Cory Davies

Ocean County:

Karl Blum, M.D. Jess Alcid, M.D. W. Francis Kennard, M.D. David Junkin M.D.

Medical Advisors – All Shore Game

Game Social Director

Frank Matteace, M.D., Ted Ende, D.O.

Chuck Donohue Sr. Mark Costantino

Dr. Kristine Keane (Concussion Specialist)

Officials & Rules

Official Provider Of Athletic Trainers & Physical Therapy

Mark Costantino

Ron Lombardi, CEO Sports Care Institute, Inc.

Officials Liaison Mike Kilmurray

Official Team Chiropractors

Shore Sports Network Offical Media Partner to the Coaches Association Kevin Williams, Steven Meyer, Bob Badders, Matt Manley, Matt Harmon, Ed Sarluca

Shore Sports Network Live Broadcast 1160/1310AM Matt Harmon, Kevin Williams, Ed Sarluca, Brad Burascano


US ARMY Liaison

Challenger Sports League Joe DiPietro - Southern Dennis Filippone - Brick

Watson Heilala

Brennan Stands Alone Foundation Lt. Brian Brennan

Shore Football Coaches Foundation, Inc Board of Trustees Mark Costantino Cory Davies Chuck Donohue Sr.

Joe Martucci Rich Mosca Lou Vircillo John Wagner- Board Liaison

Monmouth County: Dr. Robert Beam, D.C.

Foundation Executive Committee

Ocean County: Dr. Robert Thompson D.C.

Len Zdanowicz - President

Official Team Podiatrist

Scholar Program Committee

Team Formation (7 on 7)

Manooj Prasad, M.D.

Joe Martucci

Ocean Rep - Chuck Donohue Sr. Monmouth Rep - John Kaye

Athletic Trainers


Joe Ozborn-Side Judge

Ocean County: Lee Emery, ATC - Lacey Township HS Jim Barber, ATC - Brick Township HS

Al DeSantis – Referee

Ashley Dew-Back Judge

Louie Zampele – Umpire

Rick Royal, TJ Toto, Anthony

General Managers Ocean Rep - Dennis Pidgeon Monmouth Rep - John Bird

Ticket Sales John Wagner - Supervisor

Monmouth County: Joe Amicucci, ATC - Shore Regional Brianne Triano, ATC - St. John Vianney

Lou Vircillo

Doug Anderson – Head Linesman DeVito – Chain Crew Pete Walsh – Line Judge

Clock Operator

Bill Scully – Side Judge

Paul Lozowitz

Practice Help Only: Ruthann Rutledge, ATC - St. John Vianney

Caitlin Ault, ATC - St. John Vianney

Steve Bush - Vice President

National Anthem Ronald Brooks







n Largest margin of victory: Mon. - 36 pts (1994) n Longest winning streak: Mon. - 3 yrs (1998-00, ’03-’05), Ocean (’14-’16) n Most points scored: Mon. - 36 (1994) n Most points in a quarter: Mon. - 23 (Second quarter, 2009) n Most points in a half: Mon. - 29 (First half, 1994) n Most first downs: Mon. - 21 (1994) n Most rushing yards: Mon. - 250 (1994) n Most rushing attempts: Mon. - 48 (1986) n Most passing yards: Mon. - 240 (2005) n Most completions: Mon. - 20 (2005)

WINNING COACHES BY YEAR 1978: Warren Wolf (Brick) 1979: Gary Chapman (Manasquan) 1980: Al Saner (Point Boro) 1981: George Conti (Asbury Park) 1982: Ron Emmert (Southern) 1983: John Amabile (Wall) 1984: Warren Wolf (Brick) 1985: Leroy Hayes (Asbury Park) 1986: Lou Montanaro (RBC) 1987: George Bessette (Lakewood)

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Most attempts: Ocean - 40 (1995) Most return yards: Ocean - 194 (1998) Most penalties: Mon. - 12 for 110 yards (2007) Most yards of total offense: Mon. - 455 (1994)


n Longest field goal: 52 yards, Kurt Weiboldt (Brick), 1990; and Gil Gutierrez (St. John Vianney), 1989 n Most field goals: 3, Kurt Weiboldt (Brick), 1990


n Rushing: 161 yds, Joe Henderson (Freehold), 1986

n Passing: 240 yards, Maurice Turpin (Long Branch), 2005

n Most touchdown passes: 3, Alex Zarrillo (Toms River East), 1993

n Most rushing touchdowns: 3, Eric McCoo (Red Bank), 1998

n Receiving: 141 yards, Mike Mercier (Mater Dei), 1990

n Longest interception return for a touchdown: 98 yards, Shawn Murray (Brick Memorial), 1998

n Longest scoring run: 63 yards, Joe Henderson (Freehold), 1986; and Billy Gee (Lakewood), 1987

n Longest fumble return for a touchdown: 80 yards, Mike Bland (Long Branch), 2004

n Longest scoring pass: 80 yards, Adam Burtnieks (Lakewood) to Pat Connolly (Point Beach), 1991

1988: Jim Roe (Manalapan) 1989: Lou Vircillo (Lacey) 1990: Jim Calabro (Brick Memorial) 1991: Vic Kubu (Manasquan) 1992: Bob Generelli (Midd. South) 1993: Warren Wolf (Brick) 1994: George Conti (Ocean Twp.) 1995: Larry Zdilla (Marlboro) 1996: Bob Nani (TR North) 1997: Warren Wolf (Brick) 1998: Mark Costantino (Shore)

n Longest punt return for a touchdown: 70 yards, Kurt Loftus (Brick), 2008

1999: Mike Ciccotelli (Keyport) 2000: Craig Cicardo (Mater Dei) 2001: John Gardi (Central) 2002: Warren Wolf (Brick) 2003: Chris Barnes (Wall) 2004: Steve Antonucci (Midd. South) 2005: Mike Ciccotelli (Keyport) 2006: Game ended in a tie 2007: Lou Vircillo (Lacey) 2008: Chip LaBarca Jr. (TR North) 2009: Mark Ciccotelli (Freehold)

2010: Joe Martucci (Matawan) 2011: Lou Vircillo (Lacey) 2012: Ed Gurrieri (Manalapan) 2013: Greg LaCava (Colts Neck) 2014: Rob Dahl (Brick) 2015: Walt Krystopik (Jackson Mem) 2016: Dave Oizerowitz (TR North) Monmouth leads all time, 20-18-1








eon “Butch� Britton, Matawan Butch Britton started his career at Matawan High School as the athletic director in 1965. In 1967 he joined the Matawan football staff coached by hall of fame coach Barry Rizzo and recalled fondly the coaches of those early years, coaches like Bill George, Bruce MacCutcheon, Peter Johnson, George Deitz and Bill Newan. From 1967 through 1970 George and Britton worked with the rugged Matawan linemen. In 1973 Matawan was classified by the NJSIAA as a Group III school but played an all-Group IV schedule, winning the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III championship. After losing the 1974 season-opener the Huskies won the next eight games to finish 8-1 and win the Shore Conference Class B division title. In 1975


Matawan 11-0 went and captured the Central Jersey Group IV championship with a 7-0 victory over Colonia, the first of seven state sectional titles for the Huskies since the NJSIAA playoff system began in 1974. Matawan finished No. 1 in New Jersey and also won the New York Daily News Tri-State Trophy and the Newark Star-Ledger Trophy. The Huskies were also No. 1 in the Asbury Park Press Top 10 as well as No. 1 in Monmouth County. The Huskies were also presented with the Rutgers Cup.

Matawan had a 19-game winning streak entering the 1976 season and started that year 7-0 before being upset by a Frank Glazier-led Long Branch squad that featured Shore Conference legend and future NFL star Sam Mills. The loss ended a 26-game winning streak for the Huskies, who went on to finish the 1976 season 8-2 to claim the Class A North division title.




Matawan continued to play outstanding football, making the playoffs and winning the Class A North division title in both 1978 and 1979. In 1980 Britton was asked to become the head coach and led the Huskies for three seasons from 1980-1982. In 2000 Britton was inducted into the NJSIAA Assistant Coaches Hall of Fame.

Britton has been married to his wife Eileen Hurley Britton for 50 years. They have one daughter, Cherie Meara married to Robert Meara. He is also a proud grandfather of Payton and Bradyn.

Coach Britton is being honored for being a longtime backbone assistant coach for Matawan and coach Barry Rizzo during an outstanding era of football.


ob Spada,

Brick Township

Bob Spada was born in Vineland, NJ in 1938 and attended Vineland High School where he excelled in three sports: football, basketball and track.

In basketball he was a 3-year starter, a two-time All-Cumberland County selection and an All-South Jersey Group IV pick his senior year. In track he was the 1955 South Jersey Group IV javelin champion. In football he was a 3year starter as a tight end and linebacker and during his senior year in 1955 he was part of Vineland’s undefeated South Jersey Group IV championship team. Spada was an All-Cumberland County, All-Delaware Valley, AllSouth Jersey and second-team AllState selection as a senior. His 1955 Vineland team was inducted into the Vineland High School Hall of Fame in 2013.

The most influential coaches in Spada’s youth were Vineland head coach Nello Dallalio and his tight end coach at Duke University, Marty Pierson. Pierson taught Bob all the fundamentals and techniques he used his entire coaching career at Brick Township High School. After a successful high school career Bob accepted a scholarship to play football at Duke University. He was a member of Duke’s 1960 Atlantic Coast Conference championship team and the Blue Devils’ 1961 Cotton Bowl championship team. Bob received a bachelor ’s degree in education from Duke in 1961 and later his master ’s degree from Trenton State College. In 1961 Bob was fortunate enough to be drafted into the NFL by the Chicago Bears and Boston Patriots, but due to a severe knee injury Bob’s playing career came to an end.

At Bob’s 5-year Vineland High School reunion he ran into his eighth-grade teacher, Larry Schenck, who was the principal at a new school in Ocean County named Brick Township High School. Larry invited Bob to his house in the Lake Riviera section of Brick to meet with him and Brick head football coach Warren Wolf regarding a physical education teaching job and an assistant football coaching position, and the rest is history. Coach Spada went on to teach PE and coach the offensive line at Brick from 1962 until he retired in 1991.

Spada was part of 18 championships during his coaching career at Brick. His best coaching memories include Brick’s 1966 undefeated season and giving out the Most Outstanding Lineman hat after each game, Brick’s 1969 and 1970 victories over powerhouse Bishop Egan of Philadelphia and the Dragons’ 1974 undefeated team and epic 21-20 South Jersey Group IV championship victory over Camden at the Atlantic City Convention Hall. Another of Spada’s fondest memories was playing Frankenstein and fighting the Gorilla (former Brick coaching great Joe Capitano) on the roof of the press box before practice in the mid 1970s to lighten up the intense practices of coach Wolf. In Coach Spada’s coaching career he is most proud of being a part of his former Brick Township High School “Grovelers of the Soil” lineman who participated in the program.

Spada only wanted to be remembered by his players as a coach who worked all members of our team to their potential, treated them fairly, taught them to play hard and have fun doing it. “I would like to thank all the former players and coaches for this honor of being inducted into the Shore Conference Football Coaches Hall of Fame,” Spada said. “I cherish the many wonderful memories of my coaching days and I am honored. I have since retired to sunny Venice, Florida and unable to make this ceremony. Thank you and GO DRAGONS!!!”

Previous Hall of Fame Inductees: 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011




Steve Antonucci, Middletown South

Kevin Callahan, Monmouth Univ. Dick Brinster, Asbury Park Press

Mark Costantino, Shore Regional Chris Barnes, Wall/Jackson Chris Christopher

Bob Generelli, Midd. South/Raritan Bob Nani, Toms River North Joe Adelizzi Ed Sarluca

Chuck Donohue, Sr., Southern Joe Martucci, Matawan Ron Emmert, Bob Strangia, George Jeck, Ken Turp

Lou Vircillo, Red Bank/Lacey Mike Ciccotelli, Keyport Kevin Williams

Vic Kubu, Midd. North/Manasquan Harold “Hal” Schank, Freehold George Conti Jr., Ocean Chip LaBarca Sr., Keansburg/TR South

Russ Wright, Lakewood Arnie Truex, Middletown Ron Signornino Sr., TR South John Amabile, Wall, Neptune, SJV

Al Saner, Point Boro William “Butch” Bruno, Asbury Park Amedeo “Army” Ippolito, Long Branch Barry Rizzo, Matawan Warren Wolf, Brick/Lakewood


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ALL – TIME SERIES: 1978: Ocean 21, Monmouth 7 1979: Monmouth 7, Ocean 6 1980: Ocean 15, Monmouth 10 1981: Monmouth 22, Ocean 16 1982: Ocean 17, Monmouth 16 1983: Monmouth 19, Ocean 0 1984: Ocean 7, Monmouth 0 1985: Monmouth 14, Ocean 12 1986: Monmouth 22, Ocean 9 1987: Ocean 22, Monmouth 20 1988: Monmouth 28, Ocean 7

1989: Ocean 23, Monmouth 1990: Ocean 22, Monmouth 1991: Monmouth 15, Ocean 1992: Monmouth 20, Ocean 1993: Ocean 20, Monmouth 1994: Monmouth 36, Ocean 1995: Monmouth 16, Ocean 1996: Ocean 10, Monmouth 1997: Ocean 15, Monmouth 1998: Monmouth 27, Ocean 1999: Monmouth 21, Ocean

18 21 14 0 18 0 9 3 13 13 20

Asbury Park -Tim Fosque Barnegat HS - Rob Davis Brick Memorial HS - Walt Currie Brick Twp. HS - Len Zdanowicz Central HS - Justin Fumando Colts Neck HS - Darian Barnes Donovan Catholic HS – Dan Curcione Freehold Boro HS - Dave Ellis Freehold Twp. HS - Cory Davies Holmdel HS - Jeff Rainess Howell HS - Luke Sinkhorn

Jackson Liberty HS - Jim Sharples Jackson Memorial HS – Vinnie Mistretta Keansburg HS - John Bird Keyport HS - Jay Graham Lacey Twp. HS - Lou Vircillo Lakewood HS - L.J. Clark Long Branch HS - Dan George Manalapan HS - Ed Gurrieri Manasquan HS - Jay Price Manchester HS - Bill Furlong Marlboro HS - Jason Dagato

2000: Monmouth 23, Ocean 0 2001: Ocean 6, Monmouth 3 2002: Ocean 10, Monmouth 7 (OT) 2003: Monmouth 8, Ocean 2 ( Game ended at halftime due to lightning) 2004: Monmouth 28, Ocean 21 2005: Monmouth 19, Ocean 14 2006: Ocean 7, Monmouth 7 (No OT, game ended in tie)

2007: Ocean 11, Monmouth 10 2008: Ocean 27, Monmouth 20

2009: Monmouth 30, Ocean 13 2010: Monmouth 12, Ocean 10 2011: Ocean 6, Monmouth 3 2012: Monmouth 28, Ocean 7 2013: Monmouth 19, Ocean 7 2014: Ocean 17, Monmouth 14 2015: Ocean 27, Monmouth 7 2016: Ocean 14, Monmouth 7 Monmouth leads all time, 20-18-1


MOST GAMES PLAYED BY FIELD/STADIUM: Toms River North – 9 Brick – 9 Wall – 6 Toms River East – 5 Ocean Township – 4 STADIUMS/FIELDS PLAYED BY YEAR 1978: Wall 1979: Wall 1980: Toms River North 1981: Toms River North 1982: Wall 1983: Toms River East 1984: Wall 1985: Toms River East 1986: Wall 1987: Toms River East

Matawan HS - John Kaye Mater Dei Prep - Dino Mangiero Middletown North HS - Steve Bush Middletown South HS - Steve Antonucci Monmouth Reg. HS - Larry Nikola Neptune HS - TBD Ocean HS - Don Klein Pinelands HS - Matt Fuller Point Pleasant Beach HS - John Wagner Point Pleasant Boro HS - Matt Cilento Raritan HS - Anthony Petruzzi

Red Bank Catholic HS - Frank Edgerly Red Bank Reg. HS - Nick Giglio Rumson-Fair Haven HS - Jerry Schulte St. John Vianney HS - Derek Sininsky Shore Reg. HS - Mark Costantino Southern Reg. HS - Chuck Donohue Sr. Toms River East HS - Kyle Sandberg Toms River North HS - Dave Oizerowitz Toms River South HS - Ron Signorino Jr. Wall HS - Tony Grandinetti



1. 8,112 (1978) 2. 6,500 (1994) 3. 6,135 (2006) 4. 5,000 (2004), 2005) 5. 4,700 (2002) 6. 4,300 (1980)

1. Warren Wolf (Brick) 5 wins

1988: Wall 1989: Toms River East 1990: Ocean Township 1991: Toms River North 1992: Ocean Township 1993: Brick 1994: Ocean Township 1995: Brick 1996: Toms River North 1997: Brick

7. 4,200 (1979) 8. 4,000 (1993) 9. 3,800 (2007) 10. 3,500 (1981) (1984) (1989) (2011)

1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007:

2. Lou Vircillo (Lacey) 3 wins 3. (tie) George Conti (Ocean, Asbury Park); Mike Ciccotelli (Keyport) 2 wins.

Ocean Township Toms River North Toms River North Toms River East Toms River North Raritan Brick Brick Middletown South Brick

2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: 2014: 2015: 2016: 2017:

Brick Brick Matawan Toms River North Holmdel Toms River North Brick Long Branch Central Regional Shore Regional


Contact: Steven Meyer 732-233-4460 Margaret Scheiderman 848.221.8155 16














Head Coach

Derek Sininsky

St. John Vianney High School n 11-year head coaching veteran in the Shore Conference, Sininsky has been at the helm of St. John Vianney’s football program for the last two seasons as the Lancers have experienced unprecedented success to emerge as one of the Shore’s elite.


St. John Vianney went 10-1 in 2016 and captured the Class A Central division title for the third straight year while also advancing to the NJSIAA Non-Public Group III semifinals. St. John Vianney has dominated Shore Conference competition in recent years and owns a 29-game winning streak against Shore teams heading in to the 2017 season. This past season the Lancers began the season 10-0 before falling to eventual state champion St. Joseph (Montvale) in the state semifinals. Along the way the Lancers defeated Central Jersey Group III champion Rumson-Fair Haven, Central Jersey Group IV finalist Brick, Middletown South, Red Bank Catholic and Camden Catholic to highlight their season.

The Lancers had top-five units on both sides of the ball in 2016, starting with an offense that was fourth in the Shore averaging 32.1 points per game. Their run-oriented attack was spearheaded by senior Chris Chukwuneke, who ran for 1,234 yards and 16 touchdowns, and junior Johnny Buchanan, who added 443 yards and 11 touchdowns. The duo ran behind a line that included current Rutgers University freshmen Micah Clark and Jamaal Beaty. Junior quarterback Haaziq Daniels threw for 908 yards and eight touchdowns and senior Matt DeGennaro had 522 yards and five touchdowns. St. John Vianney also had two standout receivers in Sam East (23-471, 4 TDs) and Zyaire Sterling (19-484, 5 TDs). Will Forman was one of the top kickers in the Shore with five field goals. The Lancers’ defense was also fourth in the Shore at 12.7 points per game allowed. Buchanan was second in the Shore in tackles with 139 while junior defensive end Nick Densieski tied for the Shore Conference lead in sacks with 15. Another standout was defensive back A.J. Calabro with 67 tackles and four interceptions. Sininsky has a 51-62 career record but is 21-2 over the last two seasons with St. John Vianney, including leading the Lancers to the Non-Public Group III title game in 2015. He was previously the head coach at Marlboro from 2008-2012, the head coach at Monmouth Regional in 2005 and the head coach at Raritan from 2001-2003. He was an assistant at Raritan under Bob Generelli prior to becoming the Rockets’ head coach in 2001.

Sininsky is a 1987 graduate of Mater Dei High School where he played under current Rumson-Fair Haven head coach Jerry Schulte (1983-1984) and Bill Dickenson (19841986). Sininsky played collegiately at Montclair State University, graduating in 1992.

MONMOUTH COUNTY COACHING STAFF Jack Nascimento, Off. Coord. Jason Dagato, Def. Coord. Jason Wombough Keith Rescorl Eddie Hernandez Kirk Wagner


Jeff Papcun Rich Lamberson Pat Smith Tom D’Ambrisi Dominic Pedone Brian Moore



No. Player Name



Ray Belony


Dwight Wilkerson



Matt Pennell

Juwan Mitchell


Sean Kinniburgh


Dan Cacciatore


10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24


Carmen Catena





Ht Wt


5'8 200 Colts Neck

5'11 185 Matawan 6’1 190 Shore

WR/DB 5’9 175 Midd North LB


6’1 230 Mater Dei Prep

5’10 170 Manalapan

Max Hazard

WR/DB 6’2 185 RBC

Ahlonte Hair

WR/DB 6’1 158 Freehold

Gene Scott

TE/OLB 6’4 240 Wall

Rory Sullivan

R.J. Janeczek

Matt DeGennaro Tyler Schulman Cody Wiener

Chris Brannagan Marc Carnivale Paul Reed

Cameron Caorsi Josmere Taylor Ryan Cassidy

Damaso Jaime IV Maxx Imsho

School Attending

No. Player Name

Kean University


Salisbury University

Bentley University

East Stroudsburg

Lincoln University

Monmouth University Stetson University

LB/WR 5’11 185 Howell

Fairleigh Dickinson Unv.

CB/WR 5’11 175 Raritan

Fairleigh Dickinson Unv.

WR/DB 6’0 195 Wall

Univ. of New Hampshire



6’0 197 SJV

5’10 165 Freehold Twp 5’10 190 Manalapan

DB/WR 6.1 185 RBR

NJ Warriors

Monmouth University

The Wil iton Northampton Prep School

Univ. of South Florida Delaware

Rhodes College


6’2 180 Raritan

William Paterson


5’10 190 Marlboro

Brookdale Community College


5’9 210 Marlboro



5’11 195 Midd South



5’7 150 Asbury Park

6’1 165 Asbury Park

WR/DB 5’11 180 Manasquan

Rowan University


US Coast Guard Academy Marist College


Charles Sabbagh


Jon Pimentel

30 31 33 34 43 44 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 60 66 67 70 85 86


Jonathan Lubintus






5’9 180 Freehold Twp Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. 5’9 185 Mater Dei Prep

Brookdale Community College


6’2 190 Neptune

NJ Warriors


6’0 215 Ocean

Delaware Valley Univ.

RB/DB 5’8 185 Raritan

Paul Christopher

DL/TE 5’11 240 Shore

Adam Schreck


Anthony Tedesco

6’0 285 Keasnsburg

William Paterson

Montclair State Univ.

Gary Hoover


6’4 280 Neptune

Alex Dalmau


6’1 230 Raritan

Mike Devine


5’9 250 Shore

Andrew Conzo

DE/DT 5’10 215 Matawan

Riley Keating


Jake Goldfarb


Kyle Dallicardillo


Erik Nellis


Tyler Rebmann


6’0 205 Wall

Carnegie Mellon Univ.

6’0 250 Keyport

Delaware Valley

6’7 225 Monmouth

Temple University

6’2 310 Marlboro

Zach Frick

DE/TE/P 6’4 290 Keyport


Urbana University

Univ. of South Carolina


William Paterson

6’2 220 Midd North

Paul Bavaro Cody Young

Kean University

West Chester Univ.

LB/RB 5’10 195 Holmdel OL

Plymouth State Univ.

6’5 220 Manasquan

Tristan Wong

Richie Squeo

Wilkes University

6’3 205 Manalapan

Vito Aleo

Kahmar Rice

School Attending

6’0 245 Raritan

5’10 165 Keyport


Kenyon College


Milford Academy


William Paterson Univ. N/A


No. Player Name


Ht Wt


School Attending

No. Player Name





School Attending

Delaware Valley


Justin Rafi

5'9 165 Lakewood

Pace University


Pete LaQuaglia


5'11 205 TR North

McDaniel College

6'0 215 Lacey

Kutztown University


Cade Watkins


6'1 250 Pt Beach

Western New England Univ.

WR/DE 6'3 220 Lakewood

Univ. Massachusetts


Nick Page

ILB/OLB 5'11 200 TR South

Ocean County College

WR/DB 6'1 192 Pt. Boro

Ithaca College


Jared Giaimo


6'5 260 Central

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Salisbury University


Dylan Smith


5’10 190 Southern

University of Tampa


Anthony Costanza


Honore Richardson



Chase Stephensen



Adi Palmer


Hayden Frey


Joe Manso



5'11 180 Brick

5'10 160 Brick Mem


5'7 175 Pt. Boro

University of Maryland


Anthony Holloway

WR/DB 5’9 160 Central

Bryant University


Jacob Stillwell


5'11 215 Jackson Lib. Delaware Valley Univ.


John Prato

WR/DB 5'11 175 Brick

Kutztown University


Cody Liguori


5'11 180 Pt. Beach

Paul Smith’s College


Sam Cammarata


5'11 270 Brick




5'11 175 Southern

Penn State University


Liam Poland

Mike Bickford


6'0 195 Central

East Stroudsburg Univ.


Jake Iadevaia

DL/OLB 6'0 250 TR South

Ocean County College


Rah’son McCall


5'7 175 Brick

Ocean County College


Jack Finelli


6'2 270 Brick

Delaware Valley Univ.


Eric Becker


5’10 200 Barnegat

Kings College


Matt Melamed


6'5 260 TR North



Tariq Ali

5'9 165 Manchester

The College of NJ


Joe Hynes


6'2 295 Pt. Boro

McDaniel College


Jake Schmitz

5'7 170 Barnegat

Susquehanna Univ.


Jake Lloyd


6'0 275 Manchester

Ocean County College


Chris Citarella

WR/DB 6’0 185 Southern

Ocean County College


Joe Nardoza


6'1 285 TR North

Ocean County College


Jah’sir Cooper

LB/FB 5'11 210 Lakewood

American International College


Aidan Connolly


6'1 250 Pt. Boro

Plymouth State


Dean Helstowski

5'10 192 Brick

Rutgers University


Will Sagarese


6'1 265 TR North

McDaniel College


Denis Corbin


6'2 235 Central

East Stroudsburg Univ.


Javier Duran


6’3 245 Jackson Lib. Bridgeton Academy


Matt Milden


5'11 230 Lacey

Kean University




Head Coach

L.J. Clark

Lakewood High School n six years at his alma mater, Clark has resurrected one of the Shore Conference’s oldest football programs and helped Lakewood become a consistent winner that produces FBS recruits on a yearly basis.


This past season the Piners finished 7-3 for their second straight winning season and fourth in the last five years. Prior to Clark become the head coach in 2011 Lakewood had not had a winning season since 2001. The Piners finished second in Class B South and qualified for the NJSIAA South Jersey Group III playoffs for the fifth year in a row. Lakewood had an offense that averaged 24.1 points per game in 2016 behind dynamic junior quarterback Zyheir Jones, who threw for 1,472 yards and 15 touchdowns while rushing for 480 yards and nine touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Adi Palmer, who is one Lakewood’s three participants in the 2017 AllShore Gridiron Classic, caught 29 passes for 477 yards and four touchdowns. Lakewood’s defense was a top-15 unit in the Shore allowing 18.8 points per game, and a big reason why was dominant junior defensive lineman Josh Lezin. A first-team All-Shore selection who has several FCS offers and FBS interest, Lezin had 82 sacks, 31 tackles for a loss, 13 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 8 pass breakups, 2 blocked punts and 2 blocked field goals. Senior Honore Richardson, who will also play in the Gridiron Classic, tied for second in the Shore with five interceptions. Clark has a 32-29 coaching record in his six years at Lakewood with four winning seasons and five consecutive playoff appearances entering the 2017 season. Lakewood’s 32 wins in six years under Clark is equal to the program’s win total from 1999-2010.

Clark is a 1999 graduate of Lakewood High School where he played linebacker under Lenny Rivers (1995-1996) and Chip LaBarca Jr. (19971998). He went on to play collegiately at Fairleigh Dickinson University as a defensive back, graduating in 2004. Before becoming Lakewood’s head coach Clark was an assistant for the Piners from 2006-2010.

OCEAN COUNTY COACHING STAFF Evan Baubles, Off. Coord. Kevin Smith, Def. Coord Len Zdanowicz Justin Fumando Paul Covine


Lakewood Barnegat Brick Central Regional Barnegat

Ryan Fullen Lou Peccarelli John Tierney Kevin Stockhoff Anthony Carrington

Monroe Lakewood Lacey Brick









All Shore Game Summaries 1978 - Ocean 21, Monmouth 7 Highlights: Toms River South’s George Scribellito picked off an errant lateral in the fourth quarter to seal the inaugural All Shore Classic. 1979 - Monmouth 7, Ocean 6 Highlights: Neptune’s Bob Lubischer hit Howell’s Vinnie Zambetti with a 35-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, and Monmouth held on as Ocean scored with 15 seconds left in the game but failed on a two-point conversion attempt. 1980 - Ocean 15, Monmouth 10 Highlights: Southern’s Cliff Walters scored on a 2-yard run and threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Toms River North’s Cal Cassidy to put Ocean back in control of the series, 2-1. 1981 - Monmouth 22, Ocean 16 Highlights: Monmouth wiped out a 9-0 deficit behind 147 yards rushing on 21 carries by Asbury Park’s Doug Johnson, including a 25-yard touchdown run. Howell’s Randy Radecki threw a 45-yard scoring pass to Manasquan’s Tony Fleming near the end of the first half.

1993 - Ocean 20, Monmouth 18 Highlights: Toms River South’s Chris Pagano blocked a 50-yard field goal attempt by Monmouth on the final play of the game as Ocean evened the series at eight apiece. Toms River East quarterback Alex Zarrillo had three second-half touchdown passes, two to Mike Citta. 1994 - Monmouth 36, Ocean 0 Highlights: Ocean Township’s Eddie Conti fired touchdown passes to Middletown South’s Matt Cuccia and Holmdel’s Brian Carpenito during a 29-point first half in the most lop-sided win in Classic history. Cuccia finished with six catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns. 1995 - Monmouth 16, Ocean 9 Highlights: Matawan’s Charlie Rogers ran for 117 yards and a touchdown, Middletown South’s Jeff Martin added a touchdown and Raritan’s Frank Aresta kicked a 46-yard field goal as Monmouth opened up a 16-0 lead in the fourth quarter. 1996 - Ocean 10, Monmouth 3 Highlights: Toms River North quarterback Ron Sermarini threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Point Beach’s Dan Frangione in the first quarter en route to breaking Monmouth’s two-game winning streak. Interceptions by Lakewood’s Greg Porzio and Toms River North’s Doc Rose helped stop Monmouth’s attack.

1982 - Ocean 17, Monmouth 16 Highlights: Toms River South’s Tom Forrester threw touchdown passes to teammate Brian Bienkowski and Point Boro’s Carlo Colombino, and Toms River South’s Jeff Lawton booted a 35-yard field goal to help Ocean hold off Monmouth. In the loss, Manasquan’s Everett Morgan nailed a 35-yard field goal and was just short on a potentially game-winning 45-yard attempt as time expired.

1997 - Ocean 15, Monmouth 13 Highlights: Second-half touchdowns by Brick’s Will Bell and Demetrius Dunn overcame a 7-0 halftime deficit to help Ocean tie the series at 10-10.

1983 - Monmouth 19, Ocean 0 Highlights: Middletown North running back Chris Barnes scored two touchdowns, Wall’s Art Petracco ran for 120 yards and a touchdown, and Long Branch defensive lineman Keith Farrow led a Monmouth defense that earned the first shutout in Classic history by limiting Ocean to just 37 yards rushing.

1998 - Monmouth 27, Ocean 13 Highlights: Red Bank running back Eric McCoo rushed for 105 yards and scored a Classic-record three touchdowns, one on a 60-yard punt return, to lift Monmouth to an 11-10 advantage in the series. Brick Memorial’s Shawn Murray had a Classic-record 98-yard interception return for a touchdown in the loss for Ocean.

1984 - Ocean 7, Monmouth 0 Highlights: Monsignor Donovan’s Rob Gould scored on a 3-yard run with 6:10 left in the game as Ocean earned its first shutout victory in the series.

1999 - Monmouth 21, Ocean 20 Highlights: Marlboro defensive lineman Dan Klecko blocked an extra-point attempt with 27 seconds left in the game to give Monmouth the win after Ocean had scored on a touchdown pass by Toms River South’s Bill Rankin to teammate Torey Morris.

1985 - Monmouth 14, Ocean 12 Highlights: Monmouth built a 14-0 lead and held on for the win on the strength of the running of Matawan’s Terry Underwood and the passing of Rumson-Fair Haven’s Pete Graham. Southern’s Mike Grant threw for 225 yards in the loss for Ocean. 1986 - Monmouth 22, Ocean 9 Highlights: Behind a Classic-record 161 yards rushing by Freehold’s Joe “The Jet’’ Henderson that included touchdown runs of 44 and 63 yards, Monmouth took a 5-4 lead in the series and became the first team to win back-to-back games. 1987 - Ocean 22, Monmouth 20 Highlights: The Jackson Memorial combination of quarterback Tom Tarver and tight end Steve Carr clicked on a 10-yard scoring pass with three seconds left in regulation for the game-winning touchdown to even series at five apiece. 1988 - Monmouth 28, Ocean 7 Highlights: Freehold Township quarterback Brian Gilbert triggered a 21-point third quarter with a five-yard touchdown run that was followed by an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown by Matawan’s Eric Bellamy to help Monmouth roll to the win. 1989 - Ocean 23, Monmouth 18 Highlights: Brick’s Todd Durkin threw touchdown passes to Lacey’s Carl Tarricone and Toms River South’s Chip LaBarca Jr. to help even the series at six. LaBarca finished with six catches for 119 yards in the win, and St. John Vianney’s Gil Gutierrez kicked a Classic-record 52-yard field goal. 1990 - Ocean 22, Monmouth 21 Highlights: Brick kicker Kurt Weiboldt tied Gutierrez’s record with a 52-yard field goal and kicked a Classicrecord three field goals in the win, including the game-winner from 28 yards with no time remaining to give Ocean its first two-game winning streak in the series. Lacey running back Keith Elias added 147 yards rushing and a touchdown catch. 1991 - Monmouth 15, Ocean 14 Highlights: A 10-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter from Neptune’s Bruce Pugh and a two-point conversion run by Ocean Township’s Doug Rossback put Monmouth over the top. 1992 - Monmouth 20, Ocean 0 Highlights: Middletown North quarterback Mike Hallard ran for an 11-yard touchdown and threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to James Stanton to help Monmouth roll to the win. Monmouth defensive tackle Ty Watkins and end Choppy Taylor led a defense that limited Ocean to a Classic-record minus-20 yards rushing.

2000 - Monmouth 23, Ocean 0 Highlights: Long Branch’s David Rodriguez threw for touchdowns of 24 and 30 yards, and Raritan’s Glenn Nicholl threw for 100 yards in the first half as Monmouth put together the first three-game winning streak in the history of the game. 2001 - Ocean 6, Monmouth 3 Highlights: Toms River East’s Colin Gaynor booted field goals of 29 and 18 yards and Lakewood defensive end Thomas Carroll helped stop the Monmouth attack as Ocean stopped Monmouth’s three-game winning streak. 2002 - Ocean 10, Monmouth 7 (OT) Highlights: The first overtime game in the history of the series was decided when Lacey’s Carl Pennauchi kicked a 35-yard field goal on Ocean’s first overtime possession after a quarterback sneak by Middletown South’s Brendan Kennedy had tied the game in the fourth quarter. 2003 2003 - Monmouth 8 - Ocean 2, (Game ended at halftime due to inclement weather) Highlights: With five seconds left in the first half, Matawan running back Tom Corley scored on a one-yard run and then Manalapan quarterback Mike Gaeta hit Raritan’s Mike Fabozzi for the two-point conversion to give Monmouth an 8-2 lead before the game abruptly ended. 2004 - Monmouth 28, Ocean 21 Highlights: Long Branch defensive end Mike Bland returned a fumble for an 80-yard touchdown and Keyport running back Ken Cattouse ran for a pair of touchdowns to give Monmouth the win. 2005 - Monmouth 19, Ocean 14 Highlights: Long Branch quarterback Maurice Turpin threw for a Classic-record 240 yards and one touchdown while also running for a touchdown to give Monmouth its third straight win. 2006 - Ocean 7, Monmouth 7 (No OT, game ended in a tie) Highlights: Now known as the Shore 44 game, the first tie in the history of the series occurred when Manalapan’s Anthony Mujica scored to give Monmouth the lead and then Southern’s Josh Midili helped tie the game with a two-yard run in the fourth quarter. Both teams missed potentially game-winning field goals in the final minutes of regulation and the game ended in a tie. 2007 - Ocean 11, Monmouth 10 Highlights: Toms River East quarterback Jared Morris scored from four yards out on fourth down in the fourth quarter to help end Monmouth’s four-game unbeaten streak in the 30th game of the series.


All Shore Game Summaries (cont’d) 2008 - Ocean 27, Monmouth 20 Highlights: Ocean won its second straight game as Brick wide receiver Kurt Loftus had a Classic-record 70yard punt return for a touchdown for a 27-13 lead in the third quarter. Lacey quarterback Warren Smith ran for a 4-yard touchdown and also threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Toms River North’s Adam Carey. Rumson wide receiver Ryan Kirchner had a pair of touchdown catches in the loss for Monmouth.

2014 - Ocean 17, Monmouth 14 Highlights: Ocean ended Monmouth’s two-game winning streak in the Classic with a storybook ending as Brick kicker Anthony Starego, who has autism, booted two extra points and the game-winning 20-yard field goal with 5:21 left in the game on his home field. Southern defensive back Logan Sheehan then made a game-sealing interception with 1:11 remaining.

2009 - Monmouth 30, Ocean 13 Highlights: Manalapan running back Jimmy Gilburn ran for touchdowns of one yard and 49 yards, and Asbury Park defensive back Will Johnson had a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown as Monmouth ended a three-game winless streak against Ocean with a convincing victory at Brick. Freehold quarterback Nick Tyson threw for a game-high 116 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown pass to Freehold teammate Brandon Brown, who had six catches for 78 yards. Middletown North's Dylan Maresca added a 25-yard field goal for Monmouth. Chris Castronuova, the first Jackson Liberty player to ever participate in the Classic, had a 20-yard touchdown catch in the loss for Ocean. Lacey's Justin Pandorf also had a 6-yard touchdown run for Ocean.

Starego earned offensive MVP honors for Ocean, while Southern linebacker Mason Fazekas was the defensive MVP with three hits for a loss and a blocked punt. Colts Neck running back Anthony Gargiulo ran for 51 yards and a touchdown to earn offensive MVP honors for Monmouth, and Matawan defensive end Nick Tomkins had multiple sacks to be named the defensive MVP. Manchester’s Shaquille Benjamin had a 71-yard touchdown return of a blocked field goal for Ocean, Donovan Catholic’s Vinny Grasso added a 26-yard fumble return for a score, and Brick’s Drew Scott had an interception return that set up Starego’s winning field goal.

2010 - Monmouth 12, Ocean 10 Highlights: A 42-yard touchdown pass from St. John Vianney’s Joe Carlucci to Long Branch wide receiver Ezra Kelly midway through the fourth quarter gave Monmouth County a comeback victory. Howell wideout Phil Adamo added a 14-yard touchdown catch from teammate Jimmy Ryan in the first quarter that was set up by a forced fumble by Middletown South defensive end Nick Bricker. Toms River South’s Rob Whitfield had an 83-yard kickoff return that set up a touchdown run by Toms River East’s Nico Steriti in the loss. Lacey defensive lineman Mike Stuppiello added three tackles for a loss and a sack for Ocean. 2011 - Ocean 6, Monmouth 3 Highlights: A 22-yard field goal by Lacey’s Jarrod Molzon snapped a 3-3 tie with 7:39 left in the game to send Ocean County to victory in the lowest-scoring Gridiron Classic since 2001. Lacey head coach Lou Vircillo picked up his third win as a head coach in the Gridiron Classic, second behind only fellow Hall of Famer Warren Wolf. Ocean’s defense held Monmouth to 105 total yards, and Lacey linebacker Brian Mykoliw had an interception that set up Molzon’s winning field goal. Toms River East punter Joey Clarizio was named Ocean’s defensive MVP, while Lacey quarterback Craig Cicardo earned offensive MVP honors. Keyport defensive tackle Greg Velasco won the defensive MVP for Monmouth, and Rumson-Fair Haven quarterback Mike Villapiano was named offensive MVP. 2012 - Monmouth 28, Ocean 7 Highlights: St. John Vianney quarterback Anthony Carlucci went 5-for-6 for 91 yards and threw two touchdown passes to earn offensive MVP honors in Monmouth’s victory. Manalapan running back John Sieczkowski ran for 100 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in the win, and Red Bank’s Tyheem Crawford and St. John Vianney’s Anthony Pante each had touchdown catches. Manasquan linebacker Kodie McNamara was the defensive MVP for Monmouth, which held Ocean to 111 total yards. Lacey defensive end Jordan Powell was Ocean’s defensive MVP with three sacks, and Brick quarterback Brandon Kieslor, who ran for a 2yard touchdown, was Ocean’s offensive MVP. 2013 - Monmouth 19, Ocean 7 Highlights: Monmouth won its second straight Classic behind Colts Neck wide receiver Tim Vangelas, who earned offensive MVP honors with 6 catches for 78 yards and 2 touchdowns. Neptune quarterback Ajee Patterson went 6-for-9 passing for 65 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 45 yards on four carries. Colts Neck quarterback Mike Campbell finished 8-for-15 for a game-high 120 yards passing and threw a touchdown pass to Vangelas. Neptune defensive end David Calderon earned defensive MVP honors for Monmouth with four sacks to lead an effort that limited Ocean County to 125 total yards.

2015 - Ocean 27, Monmouth 7 Highlights: Ocean won its second straight over Monmouth with a balanced offense centered around a standout passing attack. Quarterbacks Carmen Sclafani (Brick), Joe DeMaio (Jackson Memorial) and Conor Davies (Lacey) each threw touchdown passes while Brick Memorial’s Karl Kumm kicked a pair of field goals despite not being the Mustangs kicker during the season. The Ocean County defense held Monmouth’s offense to just 161 total yards. Jackson Memorial’s Matt Castronuova was named Ocean County’s offensive MVP after catching five passes for 63 yards and two touchdowns. Toms River South defensive lineman Joe Odebode earned defensive MVP for Ocean County with a sack and a tackle for a loss. Rumson-Fair Haven running back Charlie Volker ran for 84 yards on 14 carries, had one catch for 12 yards and scored his teams’s only touchdown on his way to being selected as Monmouth County’s offensive MVP. Holmdel linebacker Frank Condito was the Monmouth defensive MVP. Kumm kicked field goals of 25 and 43 yards and also caught a 45-yard touchdown pass. 2016 – Ocean 14, Monmouth 7 Highlights: A ferocious defensive effort led Ocean County to its record-tying third straight win in the all-time series, holding Monmouth County to minus-2 rushing yards and 158 yards overall. Point Boro’s Noah Husak threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Brick’s Matt Schleifer and Central’s Mike Miserendino tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Southern’s Pat Walker. Middletown South’s Matt Mosquera threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Raritan’s Nick Pasquin for Monmouth’s score. Jackson Memorial defensive end Tyler Towns was named Ocean County’s defensive MVP thanks to a crucial stop on a fourth-and-1 play early in the fourth quarter that preserved Ocean County’s 7-0 lead. Towns also had a batted pass that resulted in an interception by Brick Memorial defensive lineman Chris Hayes. Miserendino was selected as Ocean County’s offensive MVP for leading the nine-play, 86-yard drive that resulted in his touchdown pass to Walker with 8:30 to play in the game. Miserendino also had a game-high 48 yards rushing. Brick defensive lineman Jordan Keefe added a fumble recovery and Barnegat linebacker Josh Bowen blocked a field goal attempt. Middletown North defensive lineman Matt Dombrowski had a fumble recovery that led to Monmouth’s touchdown and was selected as their defensive MVP. Pasquin was named offensive MVP with his touchdown reception. Freehold quarterback Jake Curry had a game high 110 yards on 9 of 13 passing. Freehold’s Todd Burger also had a fumble recovery and Ocean’s Greyson Stoothoff had an interception.

Brick Memorial quarterback Ryan Cieplenski earned offensive MVP honors for Ocean by throwing for 44 yards and the team's only touchdown, a 29-yard strike to Point Beach's Andre Cochran. Brick defensive end Dan Watson was Ocean's defensive MVP with a pair of sacks.





2016 All Shore Gridiron Classic Review

Ocean County’s Defense Leads the Way in 14-7 Win in the 39 th US ARMY Gridiron Classic


By Bob Badders – Senior Staff Writer

cean County’s defense was hyped throughout the week as having the potential to take over the 39th U.S. Army All-Shore Gridiron Classic, and the unit did exactly that to extend the county’s winning streak and close the gap in the all-time series.

touchdown. Point Boro’s Collin Ansbach knocked through the extra point for a 7-0 lead with 2:04 left in the

first quarter. “Coach realized when we were motioning the safety was coming up and the corner was staying there, eyes in the backfield,” said Brick’s Cory Wilson tackles Ocean’s Tyler Thompson Schleifer, who will continue his behind the line of scrimmage career at Jackson Memorial defensive end Tyler Towns had a M c D a n i e l crucial stop on fourth-and-1 early in the fourth quarter on College. “We keep Ocean in the lead. his way to be named Ocean County’s defensive MVP and burned a timeout because someone “They had been running a counter back and I thought Central quarterback Mike Miserendino threw a lined up wrong and he said, ‘Schleifer, they were coming right at me,” Towns said. “When he left touchdown pass to Southern’s Pat Walker soon after for can you beat him on a 50 X post?’, and me unblocked I set it in my mind, ‘He’s mine’. I swooped the go-ahead score to give Ocean County a 14-7 victory I said, ‘absolutely’.” in from behind.” over Monmouth County on July 30th at Joseph J. Boyd Schleifer had to slow up a bit and Towns led the Shore Conference in sacks this season Memorial Field. wait for the ball, but his great speed with 22 to help the Jaguars win their second straight “My dad told me before the game If I don’t pull this enabled him to do so and still pull NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV title. His speed off the (MVP award) in I have to walk home, and away for the big-play score. edge extends to the running game, as well, as he routinely Jackson’s pretty far,” Towns deadpanned. “It’s weird waiting to catch it and the chases down backs from the back side. He did it again for “It’s all about giving 100 percent effort and at kid is right in your peripheral vision one of the game’s biggest plays. the same time knowing it’s an all-star game “A lot of offenses will discount the backside end and having fun.” Raritan wide receiver Nick Pasquin because he’s a big, slow guy,” Towns said. “I’m quick, It Towns stuffed Matawan running back was selected as Monmouth County’s all comes down to effort and heart and reading the play. Makaya Caesar with Monmouth County offensive MVP You have to go out and get it.” driving at the Ocean County 10-yard line on Monmouth County would force another turnover on the the first play of the fourth quarter to preserve following series, however, when Dombrowski recovered what was then a 7-0 lead. Towns later jumped a fumble at the Ocean County 18-yard line. This time and swatted a pass at the line of scrimmage Monmouth capitalized when Mosquera connected with that was intercepted by Brick Memorial’s Pasquin on a first-play touchdown. Red Bank’s Jack Chris Hayes with under five minutes left in O’Connor kicked the extra point to tie the score at seven the game. Ocean County’s vaunted defensive with 13:15 left in the game. line led the way by holding Monmouth County to minus-2 rushing yards and 158 After barely mounting any offense since it scored in the total yards. Brick’s Jordan Keefe had a first quarter, Miserendino led Ocean County’s gamefumble recovery and Barnegat’s Josh Bowen winning drive on the next possession with a nine-play, 86blocked a field goal. yard sequence. Miserendino ran for six yards on first down and 16 on the next play, and late-hit penalties Monmouth County mounted one final Middletown North defensive against Monmouth after both runs moved the ball all the drive with the clock ticking down in the Jackson Memorial defensive end lineman Matt Dombrowski was way to the 22-yard line. A 10-yard run by Jackson fourth quarter, but an offensive pass Tyler Towns was selected as Ocean selected as Monmouth County’s Memorial’s Vinny Lee moved the ball to the 12 and a fiveinterference call on Red Bank wide receiver County’s defensive MVP defensive MVP yard run on third down gave Ocean County first-and-goal Sadiq Palmer wiped out a touchdown and at the 1-yard line. On third-and-goal, Miserendino rolled Point Boro’s Devin Connelly knocked down Freehold quarterback Jake a pass in the end zone on fourth down with eight seconds coach Kevin Callahan and trying to hit you,” Schleifer said. “I to his right and hit Walker in the flat, and the Southern Curry threw for a game-high left. Gridiron Classic co-founder got it and took off. It felt really good running back bulldozed his way across the goal line. 110 yards on 9-of-13 passing “I always like the situation when it’s the defense’s job Dick Brinster were inducted to play with the best kids around the Ansbach’s extra point made it 14-7 with 8:30 left. “It was a 90 boot right, and in practice we worked on to win the game and it was our job to win the game there,” into the Shore Football Coaches Shore and being able to Keefe said. “They had a shot there and had one to win the Foundation Hall of Fame at halftime. make an explosive play to hitting the tight end out of the backfield more than the fullback,” Miserendino said. “But he came open right game on fourth down, but we came up with the stops.” help your county win.” Ocean County has now won three straight Miserendino led the go-ahead scoring drive in the games for the first time and closed Monmouth’s Ocean County would away and I hit him. Again, I’m blessed to be able to play fourth quarter to be selected as Ocean County offensive lead in the all-time series to 20-18-1. hold that lead well into the on my home field and score the game-winning MVP. The Golden Eagles standout playing on his home second half while allowing touchdown. It’s an amazing feeling.” “Both teams really wanted to win and now Hayes came up with an interception on the ensuing field directed a nine-play, 86-yard march and ripped off a that’s three in a row for us,” Miserendino said. just a handful of first key 16-yard run. On third-and-goal he rolled out and hit “We didn’t want to be the team to mess up the downs along the way. drive after Towns burst through the line and tipped the Walker in the flat, and the Southern running back barreled streak.” Monmouth County’s pass. Monmouth would mount one final drive and get all across the goal line to give Ocean County the lead with defense had matched them the way to the Ocean County 20 after 12 plays. Curry Ocean County’s defense began to impose its 8:30 to play in the game. He finished with a game-high will on the first series of the game when it forced step-for-step, however, in connected with Freehold Township’s Nick Galanti three 48 yards rushing. holding Ocean County to times for 50 yards, including a 31-yard gain on fourthMonmouth County to go three-and-out. just one first down and and-13. An offensive pass interference call on Palmer “I never thought I would be MVP of the all-star game,” Monmouth, however, got great field position forcing two turnovers erased a would-be tying touchdown, however, and Miserendino said. “It’s a night to remember, I’ll remember after a punt was muffed and Raritan’s Jordan Central quarterback Mike following the first-quarter Connelly’s pass deflection on fourth down clinched the this until the day I die. I’m very blessed to receive this Smith recovered at the 22-yard line. Ocean Miserendino was selected as Ocean win for Ocean County. touchdown. award. My last time stepping on this field as a high school forced a fourth-and-11 and a 40-yard field goal County’s offensive MVP After spending years trying to beat each other as rivals, athlete and coming out with a victory is amazing.” A fumble recovery by attempt from St. John Vianney’s Joe Rice, but Freehold’s Todd Burger players on both sides were able to come together and unite Ocean County struck first to take a 7-0 lead in the first Bowen surged up the middle to get a hand on quarter as Point Boro quarterback Noah Husak hit Brick the ball for the block. Donovan Catholic’s Alex Rosario late in the third quarter set up Monmouth County with the toward a common goal. People may think an all-star game wide receiver Matt Schleifer for a 54-yard touchdown. picked the ball up at the 1-yard line and moved it forward ball at the Ocean County 29-yard line, but Ocean’s can’t produce a legitimate rivalry, but the intensity on the Ocean County would hold that lead all the way to the to the 5-yard line where Husak would engineer a 9-play, defense rose up again to make a crucial stop. A 7-yard field Thursday night suggested otherwise. pass by Wall’s Matt Cluley to Mater Dei Prep’s Cole “It felt good to play one last game with all these guys fourth quarter before a fumble recovery by Middletown 95-yard scoring drive to give Ocean County the lead. North’s Matt Dombrowski, the Monmouth County Husak ran for eight yard on third-and-three and then Hardy gave Monmouth a first down at the 19, and back- that, honestly, I didn’t like coming in,” Keefe said. “But defensive MVP, set up the tying touchdown. After taking converted a third-and-six with 16-yard run across to-back runs by Matawan’s Makaya Caesar brought up by the end; right now they feel like my brothers, like I’ve over at the Ocean County 18-yard line, Middletown South midfield. On third-and-five from his own 46-yard line, and third-and-one at the 10-yard line. Hayes stuffed been playing with them forever. It’s hard to say goodbye.” quarterback Matt Mosquera hit Raritan’s Nick Pasquin Husak found Schleifer behind the defense for a 54-yard Caesar for no gain on third down on the final play of the third quarter and Towns did it again on fourth down to over the middle to tie the score. Pasquin was selected as Monmouth County’s offensive MVP. Freehold quarterback Jake Curry threw for 110 yards on 9-for-13 passing to lead all individual players. Brick Memorial’s Chris Hayes and Matawan’s Aliem Shaw were the Sam Mills Award winners for their respective counties, while Middletown South head coach Steve Antonucci, Monmouth University head







Final Shore Sports Network Top I0


Toms River North (II-I)



By Bob Badders – Senior Staff Writer

final top 10 rankings were compiled by a committee of Shore Sports Network’s Bob Badders, Kevin Williams, Matt Harmon and Ed Sarluca.

Another season of Shore Conference football is in the books, and it was once again a successful fall season for area programs as five teams brought home NJSIAA sectional titles and a total of 10 teams in nine different sections reached championship weekend. All 10 teams played on Saturday Dec. 3, and while the results of the championships provided some answers, they also raised plenty of questions thanks to some surprising results.

Top-ranked Toms River North was undefeated and the favorite to win the South Jersey Group V championship for the second straight season, but was stunned by Millville in the final. Manalapan, which was also undefeated and had already defeated Central Jersey Group V championship opponent Piscataway, lost in blowout fashion in the final. At the same time Mater Dei Prep won a last-second thriller over Holy Spirit to win its first state title and finish 12-0 as the Shore’s only undefeated team. The battle for No. 1 suddenly wasn’t so clear.

Then there was the question of how to separate the four ranked teams in Class B North, who took turns beating each other throughout the regular season but did not meet in the playoffs. Wall and Manasquan won NJSIAA sectional championships, but Middletown South beat both and won the division title outright. Middletown North had wins over Wall and Middletown South, but lost to Manasquan.

State championships certainly factor into the rankings, but since all teams are separated into brackets that usually aren’t equal in terms of competition, the results within the Shore Conference carry more weight in determining our final rankings. It’s also about body of work, so a team’s entire schedule is factored in.

In the end, Toms River North playing one bad half that resulted in the loss to Millville was not enough to drop the Mariners from the top spot. From start to finish, Toms River North was the best team in the Shore Conference, and its loss came in a bracket that is routinely considered among the toughest public school brackets in New Jersey.

St. John Vianney has won 29 straight games against Shore Conference teams, and it took a meeting with New Jersey’s No. 1 team, St. Joseph (Montvale), in the Non-Public Group III semifinals to end the Lancers’ season.

Mater Dei dominated every opponent it faced before pulling off an epic win in the state championship, but it remains unclear just how good the Seraphs are considering were the elephant in the room among the small public schools in Class B Central. The Seraphs brought in a highprofile coach and had several transfers, including quarterback George Pearson, that changed the landscape of their program after a 3-7 season. That doesn’t take away from their accomplishments on the field, but those are the facts. They need to beef up their schedule, and that’s something that will surely be in the cards sooner than later.

As for sorting out the Class B North teams, Middletown South gets the nod. The Eagles finished 7-4, but won the division title outright and had no questionable losses. They had the toughest schedule in the Shore Conference with B North opponents Manasquan, Middletown North, Wall, Red Bank Catholic, Ocean and Long Branch, plus Rumson-Fair Haven, St. John Vianney and Toms River North in nondivisional games.

Without further adieu, we give you the final 2016 Shore Sports Network Football Top 10 as presented by T&T Coast.


The Mariners won the Class A South division title outright and reached the NJSIAA South Jersey Group V final for the second straight year, but had their perfect season ended by Millville, 22-16, in the championship game. Toms River North’s offense was unstoppable up until that point and averaged a Shore Conference-best 44.3 points per game. Senior quarterback Mike Husni led the way by throwing for 2,027 yards and 25 touchdowns and rushing for 1,618 yards and 19 touchdowns. Senior running back Parker Day added 1,516 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns while seniors Darrion Carrington and Bryce Watts formed the most dangerous wide receiver duo in the Shore. Carrington caught 35 passes for 927 yards and a Shore-best 15 touchdowns while Watts had 33 catches for 798 yards and nine touchdowns. Senior linebacker Pete LaQuaglia led the Shore Conference in tackles with 168. The Mariners scored 40 or more points in nine of 12 games, went over 50 points five times and topped 60 points twice. They beat Central Jersey Group IV finalist Brick 62-34 in Week 3 and topped South Jersey Group V semifinalist Howell 58-33 in the regular season and 62-34 in the playoffs. On October 21 the Mariners were ranked No. 2 in the Shore and headed to face No. 1 Middletown South in a marquee matchup, and North came away with a 41-21 win. Toms River North graduates arguably its best senior class in history, but will try to keep its winning ways going with players like junior linebacker Daryn Blackwell, junior defensive back Mickey Maldonado Jr. and junior defensive lineman Billy Dowd.



St. John Vianney (10-I)



Mater Dei Prep (12-0)

St. John Vianney was once again perfect in the Shore Conference to extend its winning streak versus local opponents to 29, but the Lancers could not get past one of the North Jersey powers in the playoffs. Their season came to an end with a 45-20 loss to St. Joseph (Montvale), the No. 1 team in the state, in the Non-Public Group III semifinals. Up to that point the Lancers were dominant in claiming the Class A Central division title for the third straight season. Their offense was No. 4 in the Shore Conference at 32.1 points per game and their defense was also fourth in the Shore allowing 12.7 points per game and recording two shutouts. Senior running back Chris Chukwuneke was named the Class A Central Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 1,231 yards and 16 touchdowns, while senior Rutgers recruit Micah Clark led the offensive and defensive lines. Defensive end Nick Densieski tied for the Shore Conference lead in sacks with 15 and junior linebacker Johnny Buchanan had a breakout season with 139 tackles. Among the Lancers’ victories were a 22-14 overtime win over Central Jersey Group IV finalist Brick, a 28-3 win over Central Jersey Group III champion Rumson-Fair Haven and a 23-20 win over Middletown South. They also defeated Camden Catholic, 33-13, in the playoffs in a battle of unbeaten teams. The Lancers graduate several key players, but return Buchanan, Densieski, quarterback Haaziq Daniels and wide receivers Sam East and Zyaire Sterling as they look to continue their dominance over the Shore.

The Seraphs won their first state championship and finished 12-0 with an ending straight out of Hollywood as senior wide receiver Eddie Lewis took a lateral from Kyle Devaney on a trick play hook-and-lateral and scored with three seconds left to give Mater Dei a 26-0 win over Holy Spirit in the Non-Public Group II championship game. That was the first time Mater Dei has been tested all season. The Seraphs detonated every team in their path en route to reaching the final, including an eye-opening 26-0 shutout of seven-time defending champion St. Joseph (Hammonton) in the semifinals. The Seraphs had a 42-6 win over Central Jersey Group I champion Asbury Park and a 35-7 win over Central Jersey Group I finalist Keyport. They also defeated Shore 42-7. Junior quarterback George Pearson threw for 1,426 yards and had 28 total touchdowns on his way to being named Class B Central Offensive Player of the Year. Senior linebacker Marvin Pierre led the No. 1 defense in the Shore at 5.8 points per game and as selected as the B Central Defensive Player of the Year. Lewis had 24 catches for 547 yards and 13 touchdowns and Devaney had 23 catches for 461 yards and eight touchdowns. With a top-flight head coach in Dino Mangiero and a host of young talent with more transfers potentially coming next season, Mater Dei figures to only get better and continue its ascension to an elite program

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Manalapan (11-1)

The Braves captured the Class A North division title and reached the Central Jersey Group V final where they bid for the program’s first undefeated season, but were stunned by Piscataway, 3413. The loss couldn’t completely tarnish what was an otherwise outstanding season for the perennial stalwarts, however. Manalapan had the No. 3 offense in the Shore Conference averaging 36.2 points per game and also had the No. 3 defense allowing just 11.6 points per game and recording five shutouts. The Braves had wins over playoff semifinalists Howell, Old Bridge and Freehold during the regular season and also defeated playoff teams Neptune and Freehold Township. They also had a 21-10 regular-season victory over Piscataway and dethroned defending sectional champion South Brunswick, 34-20, in the semifinals. Junior running back Naim Mayfield ran for 1,785 yards and 23 touchdowns and junior quarterback Luke Corcione threw for 1,699 yards and 26 touchdowns to power one of the Shore’s most balanced offenses. Junior wide out Scott Scherzer led the receiving corps with 40 catches for 690 yards and seven touchdowns. Junior linebacker Sal Tardogno made 120 tackles and was selected as the Class A North Defensive Player of the Year and sophomore Tommy Pearce made 97 tackles despite missing four games with an injury. The Braves graduate some key seniors but return a large and talented junior class that should have them competing for more championships in 2017.



Middletown South (7-4)

One year removed from a 12-0 season, the Eagles took a step back in finishing 7-4 and falling to eventual champion Sayreville in the North 2, Group IV state semifinals, but a closer look reveals a solid season for one of the Shore’s all-time winningest programs. Middletown South had the most difficult schedule in the Shore Conference that included a Class B North gauntlet of state champions Wall and Manasquan, sectional finalist Middletown North plus Red Bank Catholic, Long Branch and Ocean. In their nondivisional games they faced Toms River North, St. John Vianney and Rumson-Fair Haven. The Eagles won the Class B North division title outright, which went a long way in the decision to have them finish No. 5 in the Shore. They had wins over over South Jersey Group III champion Wall, Central Jersey Group II champion Manasquan and Central Jersey Group III champion Rumson. Their losses were to Toms River North, St. John Vianney, Sayreville and Middletown North. The Eagles offense was No. 10 in the Shore at 28.1 points per game and had a 1,000-yard rusher in sophomore Anthony Summey and a quarterback in senior Aneesh Agrawal who threw for 1,618 yards and 16 touchdowns. The Eagles wasn’t its usual dominant self allowing 19 points per game, but had some standout individual performances. Junior Jake Krellin had a monster season with 109 tackles, 45 tackles for a loss and 15 sacks, which tied for the Shore Conference lead. Senior linebacker Kevin Higgins had 81 tackles and four sacks and senior defensive back Maxx Imsho had 78 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions. Senior Will Gulick had eight sacks. Krellin leads the cast of returners next year as Middletown South graduates a very good and productive senior class. Given the Eagles’ pedigree they should still find a way to be in the thick of the division and sectional title pictures in 2017.



Wall (10-2)

The Crimson Knights returned to glory this season by going 10-2 and winning the South Jersey Group III title for the program’s first state championship since 2002. They dethroned four-time defending champion Delsea, 20-7 in the championship game, to complete a turnaround from consecutive losing seasons. Wall posted wins over Central, Raritan and Red Bank Catholic during a 5-0 start and also had a win over Central Jersey Group II champion Manasquan on Thanksgiving. Their losses were to Middletown North and Middletown South. The Crimson Knights’ offense was No. 7 in the Shore at 28.5 points per game and has senior running back Sean Larkin rush for 1,506 yards and a program-record 25 touchdowns to lead the way and be selected as the Class B North co-Offensive Player of the Year. Junior Chevesse Covin added 606 yards and four touchdowns as the Knights’ offensive line paved the way for nearly 3,000 yards on the ground. Senior linebacker Kyle Dallicardillo led the Shore’s No. 5 defense (13.1 points per game) with 92 tackles while a ballhawking secondary intercepted 14 passes, including four each by seniors R.J. Janeczek, Shane Richey and Mike Capra. The driving force behind the state title run for the Crimson Knights was its senior class, so there’s work to be done next season. Quarterback Eddie Scott, Covin and linebacker Tim McKernan return to lead the way.



Manasquan (10-2)

After back-to-back 3-7 seasons, Manasquan got back to its winning ways of hoisting a championship trophy in December by winning the Central Jersey Group II championship and finishing 10-2. A focused and driven senior class combined with a talented group of underclassmen led the way and delivered the Warriors their Shore Conference-best 12th state championship and first since 2008. The Warriors defeated Middletown North 31-21 during a seven-game winning streak that was halted only by a 21-3 loss to rival Wall, a fellow state champion, on Thanksgiving. Manasquan had arguably the toughest road to a state title of any Shore team with A.L. Johnson and Roselle in the first two rounds before crushing Bernards, 42-6, in the championship game. Roselle was undefeated and averaging over 50 points per game before the Warriors handed them a 31-27 loss in the semifinals. Manasquan’s offense averaged 26 points per game and was led by a running game featuring junior Connor Morgan, who finished with 1,490 yards and 16 touchdowns. Sophomore Canyon Birch added 594 yards and six touchdowns and senior fullback Tommy Meyer had 469 yards and three touchdowns.


Senior quarterback Jerry Maher threw for 703 yards and 10 touchdowns and senior wide receiver Damaso Jaime caught 18 passes for 438 yards and seven touchdowns. Manasquan’s defense was No. 8 in the Shore allowing 16.2 points per game and recording one shutout. Senior defensive end Adam Schreck was second in the Shore with 13.5 sacks and Jaime was second in the Shore with five interceptions. Senior linebacker Jack Mallett led the team in tackles with 91 while recording three sacks and Meyer added 88 tackles and three sacks. Senior Dylan Pacetti finished with seven sacks and junior defensive back Tommy Antonucci had four interceptions. Manasquan brings back Morgan, Antonucci, Birch and more from a promising sophomore class as they look to stay on the winning track next season.



Middletown North (9-3)



Rumson-Fair Haven (9-3)

The Lions turned in their best season in 20 years by reaching a sectional final for the first time since 1996, recording their most wins since 1996 and beating crosstown rival Middletown South for the first time since 2000. The 24-6 win over Middletown South on Thanksgiving and a 21-20 win over South Jersey Group III champion Wall highlighted Middletown North’s season. The Lions also had a 38-7 win over Howell team that reached the South Jersey Group V semifinals and had one of the Shore’s top offenses averaging 30 points per game. Their bid for a sectional championship was halted by Sayreville with a 41-14 loss in the North 2, Group IV championship game. Middletown North had the most prolific passing attack and averaged in the Shore as senior quarterback Donald Glenn led the conference in passing with 2,689 yards and 23 touchdowns and was selected as the Class B North co-Offensive Player of the Year. He finished his career as the Shore’s alltime leader in passing yards with 7,498 and passing touchdowns with 71. Senior wide receiver Brendan Kube is believed to be the first player in Shore Conference history with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons after leading the Shore in receptions (62) and yards (1,149) for the second straight season to go along with nine touchdown catches. Senior Dwight Wilkerson had 1,214 yards and 10 touchdowns between rushing and receiving. Middletown North’s defense was No. 13 in the Shore allowing 18.2 points per game. Senior linebacker Nick Kish had 115 tackles while Kube also had an outstanding year as a safety with 110 tackles. Junior Austin Dewise was one of the best pass rushers in the Shore with 12 sacks. The Lions will lose numerous top players to graduation, but return running backs Connor Welsh and Connor Robbins, Dewise and defensive lineman Nicko Cofone.

The Bulldogs entered a select group in the Shore Conference when they defeated South Plainfield, 27-22, to win the Central Jersey Group III title and become the third program in Shore Conference history to win fourth consecutive state championships. Rumson’s calling card was a defense that finished No. 2 in the Shore Conference allowing just 9.8 points per game and recording four shutouts. Senior linebacker Mike Ruane was selected as the Shore Sports Network Defensive Player of the Year making 120 tackles with 15 hits for a loss and 3.5 sacks to lead the way. Senior safety Mike Murdock made 90 tackles and sophomore linebacker Keegan Woods finished with 84 stops. Chase Pfrang had 67 tackles and eight sacks along the defensive line while Liam Adams had 64 tackles and 4.5 sacks. Murdock, James Melia, Pat Russo and Ryan Tuorto each had three interceptions in the secondary. Rumson’s run-oriented offense averaged 26 points per game with senior running back Matt Vecchiarelli rushing for 1,275 yards and 15 touchdowns and senior quarterback Mike O’Connor adding 736 yards and 11 touchdowns. O’Connor also threw for 456 yards and six touchdowns. Two of Rumson’s losses came to top-five teams in St. John Vianney and Middletown South, but a loss to Shore on Thanksgiving Eve kept the Bulldogs from being ranked higher. Rumson graduates most of its top players and will have to rebuild on the fly if it hopes to match Manasquan (1998-2002) and win a Shore Conference-record fifth straight state title next season. Pfrang, Woods and fellow sophomore linebacker Christian Lanzalatto return to lead the defense while lineman Nathan Raphan, running back Peter Lucas and fullback Alex Maldjian lead the offensive returners. The Bulldogs will also be able to welcome back 6-foot-6 wide receiver Elijah McAllister, and FBS recruit, who missed the entire season with a knee injury.



Central (7-2)

In their first season under first-year head coach Justin Fumando, the Golden Eagles opened yes in their first season moving up from Class B South to Class A South by going 7-2 and playing in the division title game. Their only losses came to South Jersey Group III champion Wall and top-ranked Toms River North. Central’s best wins were over Central Jersey Group IV finalist Brick and Central Jersey Group IV semifinalist Jackson Memorial. The Golden Eagles were ineligible for the playoffs, however, because of a fight in a Week 1 game against Toms River East that resulted in three ejections. NJSIAA rules state any team accumulating three disqualifications in a season will be ineligible for the postseason. Central’s offense revolved around the running game and senior Mike Bickford, who was fourth in the Shore in rushing despite playing in just nine games. The Golden Eagles’ all-time leading rusher with over 5,000 yards ran for 1,785 yards and 17 touchdowns. Sophomore quarterback Joe Fowler threw for 722 yards and seven touchdowns as the Eagles averaged 22.9 points per game. Bickford was also the leading tackler for a defense that was No. 14 in the Shore allowing 18.3 points per game. Central graduates Bickford and other senior standouts such as Denis Corbin, Anthony Holloway and Jared Giamo, but have a good young nucleus to build around as Fumando looks to establish a winning tradition at the Berkeley Township school. Fowler, defensive backs Neil Harrington and Jonathan Gonzalez, running back Kavon Chambers, linebacker Ryan Emmetts, linebacker Blake Horgan and lineman Brandon Voss lead the cast of returners.










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QB -- Donald Glenn, Sr., Middletown North

QB -- Fan vote winner: Eddie Morales, Jr., Howell.

RB -- Parker Day, Sr., Toms River North

RB -- Cameron Caorsi, Sr., Marlboro

RB -- Connor Morgan, Jr., Manasquan

RB -- Vito Aleo, Sr., Raritan

RB -- Chris Chukwuneke, Sr., St. John Vianney

RB -- Fan vote winner: Zack Bair, Jr., RBC

WR -- Nasiem Brantley, Jr., Howell

WR -- Adrian Rybaltowski, Sr., Freehold Township

WR -- Joey Aldarelli, Sr., Ocean

WR -- Scott Scherzer, Jr., Manalapan WR -- Chase Stephensen, Sr., Lacey

WR -- Justin Marcus, Jr., Marlboro

WR -- Fan vote winner: Connor Kells, Sr., Pt. Beach

OL -- Riley Keating, Sr., Marlboro



QB – Mike Husni, Sr., TR North

DL – Jake Krellin, Jr., Middletown South

OL -- Justin Szuba, Sr., Brick Memorial

OL -- Joe Hurle, Jr., Jackson Memorial

OL -- Jamaal Beaty, Sr., SJV

OL -- Robert Burke, Sr., Middletown South

OL -- Brandon Voss, Sr., Central

OL -- Erik Nellis, Sr., Keyport

RB – Mike Gawlik, Sr., Jackson Memorial

DL – Adam Schreck, Sr., Manasquan

OL -- Darryl Valme, Sr., Wall

OL -- Matt Melamed, Sr., Toms River North

OL -- Fan vote winner: Ryan McAndrew, Sr., Pinelands

UT -- Ja’Sir Taylor, Sr., Brick

DL – Josh Lezin, Jr., Lakewood

UT -- Chris Maksimik, Jr, Manalapan

UT -- Kenny Pickett, Sr., Ocean

UT -- Zyhier Jones, Jr., Lakewood

RB – Mike Bickford, Sr., Central

DL – Nick Densieski, Jr., SJV

K -- Joey Cavanagh, So., Middletown North

UT -- Fan vote winner: Evan Burton, So., Pinelands

K -- Will Forman, Jr., St. John Vianney

K -- Sean Gould, Jr., Pt Beach

WR – Darrion Carrington, Sr., TR North

LB – Mike Ruane, Sr., RFH

WR – Bryce Watts, Sr., TR North

LB – Marvin Pierre, Sr., Mater Dei Prep

RB – Naim Mayfield, Jr., Manalapan

WR – Brendan Kube, Sr., Middletown North OL – Micah Clark, Sr., SJV

LB – Pete LaQuaglia, Sr., TR North LB – Johnny Buchanan, Jr., SJV


DL -- Cishiume Simmons, Sr, Asbury Park

DL -- Jack Finelli, Sr., Brick

DL -- Darryin Valme, Sr., Wall

DL -- Cole LaBatch, Sr., TR North

DL -- Nasir Darnell, Sr., Red Bank Catholic

DL -- Zack Frick, Sr., Keyport DL -- Fan vote winner Izaiah Henderson, So., Mater Dei Prep

DL -- Austin Dewise, Jr., Middletown North

OL – Will Sagarese, Sr., TR North

DB – Maxx Imsho, Sr., Middletown South

OL – Mike Andrejco, Sr., Wall

DB – Mike Murdock, Sr., RFH

OL – Tim Leonard, Sr., RFH


DB – Mickey Maldonado Jr. Jr., TR North

LB -- Chris Outterbridge, Sr., Red Bank

LB -- Sal Tardogno, Jr., Manalapan

LB -- Dean Helstowski, Sr., Brick

LB -- Kevin Higgins, Sr., Middletown South

LB -- Jack Mallett, Sr., Manasquan LB -- Nick Kish, Sr., Middletown North

LB -- Kyle Dallicardillo, Sr., Wall

LB -- Ryan Dickens, Sr., Raritan

LB -- Fan vote winner: Todd Stueber, Sr., TR South

DB -- Ahlonte Hair, Sr., Freehold

OL – Dylan Pacetti, Sr., Manasquan UT – Ashante Worthy, Jr., Freehold

DB – Dwight Wilkerson, Sr., Middl North UT – Sean Larkin, Sr., Wall

UT – Eddie Lewis, Sr., Mater Dei Prep

UT – Anthony Lotti, Sr., Freehold Twp.

K – Tyler Schulman, Sr., Freehold Twp.

P – Thomas Chapin, Sr., RFH

DB -- Sean Kinniburgh, Sr., Manalapan

DB -- Damaso Jaime, Sr., Manasquan

DB -- Matt Ansell, Jr., RBC

DB -- R.J. Janeczek, Sr., Wall

DB -- Jimmy Leblo, So., Brick

DB -- Shane Richey, Sr., Wall

DB -- Fan vote winner : Mike Capra, Sr., Wall

UT -- Zyaire Sterling, Jr., St. John Vianney

UT -- Gene Scott, Sr., Wall

UT -- John Prato, Sr., Brick

UT -- Fan vote winner : Hayden Frey, Sr., Pt Boro.

UT -- Mike O’Connor, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

P -- Cody Weiner, Sr., Manalapan

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