Week 3 Ocean County Sports Medicine Football Players of the Week SSN picks, Fan vote, Divisional Selections


Standout Performers in Ocean County High School Football: Week 3’s Players of the Week Chosen by SSN, Fan Vote, and Divisional Selections

Another exciting week of high school football is here, and so is our Shore Sports Network Football Player of the Week feature. We’re back to spotlight the standout performers on offense, defense, and special teams.

This season, we’re elevating our Player of the Week recognition beyond the usual fan vote. While the fan vote will still determine the ‘fan selection,’ the Shore Sports Network will now select an overall Offensive, Defensive, and Special Teams Player of the Week for the entire conference, courtesy of our sponsor, Ocean County Sports Medicine. Additionally, we’ll continue to honor players of the week in these three categories for all seven divisions.

Below, you’ll find our selections for the conference-wide Players of the Week, along with links to divisional players of the week and the ongoing fan vote. Please note that the fan vote will close at 11 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Week 3 SSN Divisional Football Players of the Week

Vote for the Fans’ Choice Week 3 Shore Sports Network Football Player of the Week

Ocean County Sports Medicine Week 3 Overall Shore Conference Football Players of the Week

Offense Najee Calhoun, Sophomore Running Back, Donovan Catholic Najee Calhoun made a powerful impact on the field, rushing for an impressive 158 yards and scoring two crucial touchdowns. His contributions were instrumental in Donovan Catholic’s remarkable 21-7 upset victory over the formidable No. 1-ranked Toms River North. Calhoun’s 3-yard touchdown run in the middle of the fourth quarter handed Donovan Catholic a 14-7 lead, and his spectacular 59-yard touchdown run in the final 90 seconds secured the win, snapping North’s remarkable 17-game winning streak.

Donovan Catholic sophomore Najee Calhoun ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the Griffins’ 21-7 win over Toms River North. (Robert Badders | rpbphotography.com)

Defense Mike Consolazio, Senior Linebacker, Marlboro Mike Consolazio delivered an extraordinary performance in the No. 9-ranked Mustangs’ 17-7 victory against Howell. He achieved a career-high with an astounding six sacks and contributed ten total tackles. Marlboro’s defense dominated, limiting Howell to a mere five yards of offense and preventing any first downs in the first half. Remarkably, the Mustangs have allowed just 14 points over three games this season.

Special Teams Andrei Matthews, Junior Kick Returner, Keyport Andrei Matthews showcased his prowess in Keyport’s impressive 54-26 win over Jackson Liberty. He initiated the second half with an electrifying 80-yard kick return for a touchdown. Matthews also made a spectacular 80-yard return on the opening kickoff, setting Keyport up on the 5-yard line to establish a touchdown. His contributions extended beyond special teams, with three receptions for 44 yards, including a touchdown.

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