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Shore Sports Network Journal High School Sports 9-4-14 Issue -16 Volume VI 2014 Football Preview Issue


<ul><li><p>Cover Illustrationby: Yannis RoumbouliasLettering: Andreas Pefanis</p></li><li><p>2 V O L UM E - V I / I S S U E - 1 6 / 9 / 4 / 1 4</p></li><li><p>3V O L UM E - V I / I S S U E - 1 6 / 9 / 4 / 1 4</p><p>The Shore Sports Network and Jersey Mikes Subs have announceda partnership for the upcoming Shore Conference high schoolfootball season. The nationally acclaimed sub chain will be thepresenting sponsor of weekly football broadcasts on the Shore SportsNetworks 1160 &amp; 1310AM and will also sponsor the Team of theWeek program on In addition theShore Sports Network Journal will be distributed at all 24 JerseyMikes locations in Ocean and Monmouth counties beginning withthe popular football preview issue in early September.Jersey Mikes was founded in 1956 in Point Pleasant has under the direction</p><p>of Peter Cancro and has grown to over 800 franchises around the country.</p><p>Despite their growth and success they maintain many of the ideals from thedays of being a one-store business and still make the most authentic submarinesandwich available.</p><p>In addition Jersey Mikes has been saluted for their philanthropic endeavorssuch as their annual Month of Giving campaign.</p><p>Sports Sports Network Director Kevin Williams said partnering with such aprestigious company like Jersey Mikes will enable us to expand our coverageof high school football in the Shore area. Williams added that all of us atTownsquare Media are excited to work with an organization who constantlyseeks to make things better for those in their community.</p><p>As part of Jersey Mikes sponsorship they will bring subs to each of theTeam of the Week recipients during the 2014 football season.</p><p>Perfect TogetherJersey Mikes &amp; </p><p>Shore Sports Network</p></li><li><p>4 V O L UM E - V I / I S S U E - 1 6 / 9 / 4 / 1 4</p></li><li><p>Table of Contents</p><p>SSN Top ReturningRecruits ..........................................................Page 4</p><p>Class A North............................Pages 10 thru 20</p><p>Class A Central..........................Pages21 thru 29</p><p>Class A South............................Pages 30 thru 44</p><p>Feature StoryTransforming the Shore ................Pages 46-48</p><p>Class B North............................Pages 49 thru 62</p><p>Class B Central.......................Pages 63 thru 71</p><p>Class B South..........................Pages 72 thru 84</p><p>Week-by-weekShore Conf. Schedule ................................................. Page 87</p><p>Ocean County Field Directions...............................Pages 88 </p><p>Monmouth County Field Directions..............................Pages 89</p><p>1.Red Bank CatholicThe Caseys have gone wire to wire as the Shores No. 1 team forthe past three years, and they are geared up for another bigseason. They enter the year having won four straight divisiontitles and 33 straight games against Shore Conferencecompetition. The only mountain left to climb is finding a way todethrone Non-Public Group III champion St. Josephs-Montvaleafter consecutive playoff losses to the Green Knights in the pasttwo seasons. Leading the way this year is Miami recruit JamieGordinier at linebacker, standout two-way linemen Liam Smithand Ryan Kroeger, junior dual threat quarterback Eddie Hahn,senior running back Tommy Spernal, senior tailback/safety MikeCordova and senior wideout/cornerback Mike DeMonte. Now inClass B North, they have a schedule where eight of their nineopponents were playoff teams last year, including four divisionchampions, so they should be tested before the playoffs. </p><p>2. BrickThe defending Central Jersey Group IV champions are coming offthe programs first sectional title since 1994, and they are loadedup to try to become the first back-to-back state championshipteam at Brick since the Green Dragons won three straight from1981-83. First-team All-Shore selections Carmen Sclafani andRay Fattaruso return at quarterback and running back,respectively, with Fattaruso also back as a top player on thedefense at linebacker. The offense features numerous weapons,including senior wideouts JaQuez Johnson and Joe Phillips,sophomore JaSir Taylor and senior tight end Simon Bingelis.Leading tackler James Juliano returns at linebacker, and Johnsonis also a standout defensive back. It all adds up to the favorite towin Class A South and make another run to a title. </p><p>3. Rumson-Fair HavenThe Bulldogs are coming off a school-record 11 wins in a year inwhich they captured their second NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IItitle in four seasons, and they return the centerpiece of theiroffense in Princeton recruit Charlie Volker at tailback. Volker ledthe Shore Conference with a school-record 2,108 yards rushingand 24 touchdowns to earn SSN Offensive Player of the Yearhonors. One of the Shores best defenses from last year returnssenior noseguard Ben Eisenstadt, linebackers Max Pfrang andTucker Briggs, and a strong secondary featuring seniors SamEisenstadt and Jackson Reid. They also have a talented sophomoreclass ready to contribute. They look like the favorite in Class ACentral, and will try to become the first team in school history towin consecutive state titles. </p><p>4. ManalapanThe Braves may have graduated some big names, but the four-time defending Class A North champions plan on keeping thewins coming and making another run to a state final. Theyreached their third straight sectional final last season but cameup short of winning the programs first state title, so they arehungry to finish the job. Senior quarterback Dan Anerella,running backs Imamu Mayfield, John Cheung and Dan Debner,wideout Tyson Plummer and junior right guard Joe Sellmeyerlead the offense. The defense features senior defensive end KyleMullen, senior linebackers Joe Mendez and Carlos Teixeira andDebner in the secondary, and the special teams feature one ofthe states top kickers in senior Mike Caggiano. The Braves havewon 25 straight games against Shore Conference competitionand look to make another run to a state final. </p><p>5.BarnegatThe Bengals are coming off a season in which they won a school-record 10 games and reached their first NJSIAA final, so now they arelooking to finish the job and take home the programs first state title.The defending Class B South champions return some of the Shoresbiggest names in senior linebacker Manny Bowen, a Penn Staterecruit, senior offensive lineman Sam Madden, a Wisconsin recruit,and senior quarterback Cinjun Erskine, who is committed to Bucknell.Defensive back Ricky Gerena, defensive lineman Xavier Young,linebacker Kevin Hoffman, running back/linebacker Tyler McGuinness,and running back Paul Wickwire also return to help the Bengals makea run to another division title and the South Jersey Group II crown.</p><p>6. Toms River SouthThe Indians won eight games and reached the South Jersey Group IVsemifinals last season to continue their resurgence, and they return anexplosive offense as they try to make a deeper playoff push andchallenge for the Class A South title this fall. Senior quarterback TymereBerry returns after earning second-team All-Shore honors last year, andhe is joined in the backfield of the Indians triple option attack by seniorKhaleel Greene, who is poised for a breakout season as the primaryballcarrier. Senior Mike Rutter returns to lead the offensive line, andseniors Quintin DeCarlo and Jimmy Allen lead the defensive line, withsenior Joe Odebode returning to anchor the linebackers. </p><p>7. Middletown SouthThe Eagles are coming off an uncharacteristic .500 season, but have a strongcore of sophomores and juniors along with some talented seniors to bounceright back and make a run at Class A North and Central Jersey Group IV titles.Almost the entire offensive line returns, led by FCS prospect James Wilson, andthe backfield should be a standout unit featuring junior Cole Rogers, senior CoreyGrant and promising sophomore James McCarthy. Junior Matt Mosquera stepsin at quarterback and has senior tight end Pat Crowe and brothers Nolan andSpencer Pereless as targets in the passing game. Crowe, senior defensivelineman Dan Servidio, linebackers Dylan Rogers and Sergio Gonzalez and ColeRogers in the secondary highlight the defense.</p><p>8. OceanThe defending Class B North champions are coming off a 10-win seasonand a trip to the state semifinals. They are out to prove they can weatherheavy graduation losses, particularly on defense, but return theingredients for another strong season in junior tailback Tyler Thompson,one of the Shores best, along with senior wideout Marcus Blackman.Sophomore newcomer Kenny Pickett steps in at quarterback to replacesenior Royal Moore, who transferred to Neptune. Senior safety FrankHenry returns to anchor the defense after making 111 tackles last year,senior Pat Ellison is back at defensive end, and Blackman returns atcornerback. That group will look to finish the job after Ocean lost in theCentral Jersey Group III semifinals last year to eventual championHopewell Valley. They will be tested immediately by a veteran Neptuneteam that also has Top 10 potential in the opener. </p><p>9. MatawanComing off a seven-win season in which they were the only winningteam in the Shore to miss the playoffs, the Huskies are hungry to chaseafter Class A Central and Central Jersey Group III titles. They return first-team All-Shore linebacker Aliem Shaw, a junior who will also playtailback, and will have the tandem of senior Jimmy Pierce and promisingfreshman L.C. Pearson at quarterback. Leading rusher Devon Spann andtop wideouts Dejohn Rogers, Justin Ferrara and Shawn Ramcheran alsoreturn. Those same players plus lineman Jake Weber and linebackerIsaiah Phillip also will be leaders of the defense, which was one of theShores best last season. The Huskies will get a serious test in theiropener against an improved St. John Vianney team. </p><p>10. Long BranchThe Green Wave return some top individual talent on both sides of theball coming off a seven-win season in which they were knocked out inthe first round of the Central Jersey Group III playoffs. Seniorquarterback Jordan Rodriguez, senior tailback/safety Dahmiere Willisand senior linebacker Hunter Baillie will lead them as they face one ofthe Shores toughest schedules. They also return a veteran offensive lineand senior tight end/defensive end John Mimes, a promising prospectwho transferred from Middletown North late last season. If they survivethe schedule, they should be one of the most battle-tested teams in theirbracket come playoff time. </p><p>Other teams to watch:Neptune, Point Beach, Lakewood, St. John Vianney, Jackson Memorial,Shore Regional, Lacey, Manasquan, Brick Memorial, Middletown North.</p><p>5V O L UM E - V I / I S S U E - 1 6 / 9 / 4 / 1 4</p><p>S t e v e M e y e rShore Sports NetworkDirector High School Divisions t e v e .m ey e r@ t o wn s q u a r em ed i a . c om7 3 2 - 2 3 3 - 4 4 6 0</p><p>S c o t t S t u m pMan a g i n g E d i t o rs t u m p @ a l l s h o r e m e d i a . c o m</p><p>Sen ior Content Prov idersMattManley // Mmanley21@gmail.comBobBadders //</p><p>Shore Sports Network Journalis published by: T ownsquare Media8 Robbins Street Toms River, NJ 08753</p><p>Copyright 2014 Townsquare MediaAll rights reserved Reproduction in whole or in part without the permission of Shore Sports Network is prohibited</p></li><li><p>6 V O L UM E - V I / I S S U E - 1 6 / 9 / 4 / 1 4</p></li><li><p>7V O L UM E - V I / I S S U E - 1 6 / 9 / 4 / 1 4</p><p>The f irs t thing fans, players , coaches and parents wantto know after the big game is always,</p><p>Is this going to be on</p><p>Shore Sports Network has established itself as a leader in scholastic sports coverage in Monmouth and Oceancounties, providing more video highlight clips, in-depth reporting, feature stories </p><p>and regular updates than ANY OTHER OUTLET in the area.</p><p>Is this going to be on </p><p>Shore Sports Network Website Featuresn Get Video Highlights of all the important games that Shore Conference fans </p><p>will be talking about.n Catch up on the action you might have missed</p><p>n Watch video clips of everything from the action early in the event to the big finish as well as video interviews with various athletes. </p><p>n is the most visited sports site in the Shore Conference during the scholastic year </p><p>n Follow us on Twitter (over 16,000 followers) and Facebook, we keep fans posted on the latest scores and news</p><p>n Established leading portal for local high school coverage.</p><p>Thursday, 7-8:30 on 1160 &amp; 1310AMand</p><p>The only weekly radio and online show that coversMonmouth and Ocean County High School Football.</p><p>Award-winning broadcasters Kevin Williams,Matt Harmon and Ed Sarluca cover the entireShore Conference from Matawan to Pinelands.Broadcast live from Bakers Water Street Bar&amp; Grille in Toms River, the weekly show</p><p>features players, coaches, specialsegments with Scott Stump and apreview of upcoming games.</p></li><li><p>The Shore Conference once again has some of thetop-tier talent in New Jersey spread across multipleclasses, led by a senior class that already has five FBSverbal commits heading into this fall. A stellar group of linebackers lead the way this year,</p><p>with Manasquans Tanner Cowley (University ofVirginia), Red Bank Catholics Jamie Gordinier(Miami) and Barnegats Manny Bowen (Penn State) allheaded to FBS programs. Lakewood senior</p><p>quarterback/linebacker Chapelle Cook (Temple) is thePiners first FBS recruit since former defensive endThomas Carroll, who played at Miami in the early2000s. Barnegat offensive lineman Sam Maddenrounds out the group as a Wisconsin commit who isone of New Jerseys best. There also is depth to thesenior class, with a host of players receiving FCS offersand interest. Right behind them is a junior class that features FBS</p><p>prospects like Ocean running back Tyler Thompson,Red Bank Catholic lineman Liam Smith and Caseysquarterback Eddie Hahn, Lakewood linebacker AmirTyler and Matawan linebacker Aliem Shaw. All commitments noted below are verbal</p><p>commitments. Players decisions will not becomingbinding until they sign a National Letter of Intent on orafter National Signing Day on Feb. 4, 2015.</p><p>8 V O L UM E - V I / I S S U E - 1 6 / 9 / 4 / 1 4</p><p>QUARTERBACKSCinjun Erskine Sr., BarnegatAlready committed to Bucknell, Erskine is a dual threatquarterback who has the potential to run for 1,000 yards andthrow for 1,000 yards. At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, he hasgood size and has worked on his arm strength and accuracy.Look for him to put the ball in the air more often in his thirdseason as the starter. n Carmen Sclafani, Sr., Brick n Tymere Berry, Sr., Toms River South n Anthony Brown, Jr., St. John Vianneyn Eddie Hahn, Jr., Red Bank Catholic n Donald Glenn, So., Middletown North</p><p>RUNNING BACKSTyler Thompson, Ocean (Jr.)One of the top running backs in New Jersey for the Class of 2016,Thompson already boasts offers from Penn State, Virginia, BostonCollege, Syracuse, UConn, Old Dominion and Temple as well asinterest from Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Maryland andreigning national champion Florida State. At 5-foot-11 and 190pounds, he has great feet and agility and has cont...</p></li></ul>


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