The NJSR Outstanding Player Award for Week 9 goes to Shore Regional Wingback Jack Britton. Britton played a very instrumental part in the Blue Devils big win over Asbury Park this past Friday, rushing for 101 yards on 13 carries and scoring two touchdowns. Offensively, the team controlled the clock and racked up over 300 yards of offense. Defensively, they held a very strong Blue Bishops team to only 46 yards on the ground.
The Blue Devils struck first after a 32 yard field goal from George Notte. However, it was Britton that would take matters into his own hands by increasing the lead. What makes Britton so talented is that he is a well rounded back. He can run, block, and catch. In this case, he used his receiving skills to haul in a 31 yard reception from Quarterback Matt Pennell that brought Shore all the way down to the 5 yard line. On the next play, Britton used a strong cutback to get into the end zone. The scoring play gave Shore a 10-0 advantage.
Britton continued his dominance by making things happen on the defensive side of the ball. He came down with an interception at the end of the first half and returned it 55 yards. Britton found the end zone from 23 yards out on a wingback counter to give the Blue Devils the lead for good in the second half. Shore went on to win the game 20-7. The win gave Shore their third straight Class B Central title and the No 1 seed in Central Jersey Group I.
The Blue Devils will return to action this Friday night as they host Burlington City in the Central Jersey Group I playoffs. The team comes in riding a 16 game winning streak going back to last year. Expect Head Coach Mark Constantino to once again utilize the balanced running attack of Britton and teammate Doug Goldsmith. Shore is a very dangerous team in this bracket!
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