News 12 Varsity examines a Golden Eagles' cast acclimated to second-year coach Justin Fumando, motivated to challenge for a Shore Conference A South title and fueled by a nucleus of tested veterans
A look at the leaders in rushing, passing, receiving, tackles, sacks and interceptions
Freehold Township sends folks scrambling into the archives; Wiley earns Player of the Week with historic performance for Matawan; divisional Players of the Week; not much change in Top 10; updated standings; Wall fashions Comeback of Week; Central grabs Win of the Week
Light opening in Week Zero features Kenny Pickett setting example for Ocean and Central Regional rallying late to upend Southern
Youth served in winning fashion by Ocean, Central; Corbin named Player of the Week; Pickett, Levy shine; Fumando marks coaching debut with memorable win
Shore Conference Week 1 Picks Last Week: 2-0 Friday, Sept. 11 Toms River East (0-0, 0-0) at Southern (0-1, 0-0) , 7 Players to watch: Toms River East: Nick Grande (Sr. RB/FS), Bailey Engelhard (Sr. WR/CB); Brandon Burdge (Sr. G/DT). Southern: Pat Walker (Sr. RB/LB); Brandon Barnetti (Sr. RB/DB/K);
Driven by the forceful push supplied from their offensive line, senior twins Noah and Nate Husak accounted for 283 yards rushing yards in the second half to go with three TDs as Point Pleasant Boro overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to secure a 26-20 win over Central Reg.
There may have been just two games to ease the Shore into the 2015 season but both were loaded with excitment and standout efforts.
Shawnee may rate the favorite over top-seeded Hammonton but Central bears monitoring, fueled by Mike Bickford
Two clutch receptions by Malcolm Vaughn and Denis Corbin, coupled with an OT touchdown run from Mike Bickford and consecutive sacks by Neil Harrington and Brandon Voss rallied Central to a 27-20 win