RBR’S MITCHELL HOLDS SSZ GAME BALL

Red Bank Regional guard Anthony Mitchell captured the second Shore Sports Zone Game Ball after a stellar week for the Bucs. Mitchell averaged 19 points per game in a pair of wins and pulled in a staggering 17,175 votes in just over 48 hours to edge out Southern Regional’s Jack Logue for the honor. 

RFH BARRY GRABS DEBUT SSZ GAME BALL

Rumson-Fair Haven guard Brendan Barry became the first recipient of a Shore Sports Zone Game Ball in high school hoops Wednesday, two days after he set a Boardwalk Showcase record with 34 points against Point Pleasant Beach at Long Branch High School.  Barry captured the voting from fans.  Every Sunday, SSZ lists the top performers from the week and lets the fans choose the most deserving player.

PLAYS OF THE YEAR? YOUR CALL.

Football players from Red Bank Regional, Red Bank Catholic and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional all made the ballot for the first-ever Shore Sports Zone running touchdown of the year, as seen in the highlight reel above.

But wait: there’s more! SSZ also has reels showing best-of nominees in the categories of  TD pass, defensive TD, special teams TD, clutch play and All-Zone TD. The winners, chosen by viewers like you, will be honored at an awards dinner on December 16 at IPlay America in Freehold.

So pop over to Shore Sports Zone, enjoy the great plays and be sure to cast your vote in each category. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)

 

RBC: HAHN GETS SSZ GAME BALL NOMINATION

This broken-play scramble and arcing TD pass from Eddie Hahn to Trevor Cowley earned Hahn a spot on the ballot for a Shore Sports Zone Game Ball for week 11 of high school football play. Click to Shore Sports Zone to cast your vote and check back here on Wednesday to learn who won.

Hahn led Red Bank Catholic in the Casey’s crushing 44-14 win over nemesis St. Joe’s of Montvale Friday to advance to the non-public Group 3 state title game against Delbarton at Met Life Stadium at 7 p,m, on Sunday, December 7. 

RBC: TWO CASEYS ON SSZ GAME BALL BALLOT

Two Red Bank Catholic football players are in the running for a Week 10  Shore Sports Zone play-of-the-week game ball following the Casey’s first-round 62-7 playoff blowout of Bishop Eustace Friday. Linebacker Mike DeMonte and running back Tommy Spernal are among five Monmouth and Ocean county players on the ballot, with another eight players up for overall performance. Voting is open to the public. Check back here on Wednesday to learn who won.

RFH: SECKLER GRABS SSZ GAME BALL

Rumson-Fair Haven running back Lucas Seckler’s 85-yard touchdown gallop in  the Bulldogs’ 41-6 win over Holmdel Friday night earned him more than 5,000 online votes and a  Shore Sports Zone play-of-the-week game ball Wednesday. Middletown North tight end/linebacker Troy Thompson also earned one as the week’s top overall performer, according to SSZ voters.

RFH enters the postseason Friday night with a first-round Central Jersey Group 2 game at home against A.L. Johnson of Clark, while Middletown North is on the road against Jackson Memorial in Group 4, both at 7 p.m. Friday. Count on SSZ to capture all the sizzling action on video.

RBC: CELLA’S 37-YARD TD EARNS GAME BALL

Bouncing like a pinball off would-be tacklers, Red Bank Catholic running back Nick Cella motored to a 37-yard touchdown in  RBC’s 35-7 win over Manalapan last week. The effort also earned Cella the Shore Sports Zone play-of-the-week game ball, as decided by voters. Coach Jim Portela presented the ball to Cella after the team finished practice Wednesday. Up next for the Caseys: an away game against Ocean Township Friday night.

RBC, RFH: FINESSE AND MUSCLE ON DISPLAY

Two plays from Red Bank Catholic’s 35-7 win over Manalapan Friday night are in the running for a Shore Sports Zone game ball this week. In one, tight end Nick Lubisher just gets his feet down at the back of the end zone, and in the other, running back Nick Cella powers his way past tacklers.

Also on the ballot: a big TD run by Rumson-Fair Haven sophomore quarterback Mike O’Connner in the Dawgs’ 33-12 trampling of Lakewood.

Cast your vote here before polls close Tuesday night. SSZ’s Rich Chrampanis presents the weekly game ball to the winner at Wednesday practice.

RFH’S VOLKER VIES FOR SSZ GAME BALL

Rumson-Fair Haven running back Charlie Volker is in the running for this week’s Shore Sports Zone game ball for this touchdown run against Monmouth Regional last weekend as the Dawgs racked their second win of the season. But he’s got some great competition, as this highlight reel of the weekend’s games attests. Check out Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, for blanket coverage of Monmouth and Ocean county sports.

RBR PLAYER HAULS IN SSZ GAME BALL

Red Bank Regional defensive back Teddy Mitchell won this week’s Shore Sports Zone game ball for this pick and touchdown against Colts Neck last weekend as the Bucs rolled to a 38-6 win. Mitchell had an interception in each of the two big wins RBR has posted to open the 2014 season. Check out Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, for blanket coverage of Monmouth and Ocean county sports.

RBR & RBC PLAY-OF-THE-WEEK CONTENDERS

A touchdown-creating punt block by Red Bank Catholic’s Jamie Gordinier and a slashing, spinning TD run by Red Bank Regional’s Alim Godsey are among the four contenders for Top Play of the Week at Shore Sports Zone. Cast your vote here before polls close Tuesday night.

Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based website serving Monmouth and Ocean counties, presents a SSZ game ball to each week’s winner at Wednesday practice.