Manalapan duo wins SSZ Game Balls
Joe Mendez and Kyle Mullen won Monmouth Building Center Game Balls for Top Play of Week Five – watch the ceremony as well as head coach Ed Gurrieri looking ahead to Middletown South
MANALAPAN – For the first time, Shore Sports Zone hands out Monmouth Building Center Game Balls to defensive standouts. Manalapan linebacker Joe Mendez and defensive end Kyle Mullen won Top Play honors for Week Five. Mullen sacked Lacey quarterback Conor Davies allowing Mullen to scoop up an eight yard touchdown in the Braves 42-14 win.
Manalapan (5-0) is set for its toughest test to date when the Middletown South Eagles (4-1) come to the Braves this Friday night at 7:00 pm. The Eagles lone loss has come out of conference to South Brunswick. Manalapan brings one of the most explosive offenses in New Jersey, averaging over 50 points a game, while Middletown South is outscoring opponents by an average of 41-7. Both teams feature outstanding offensive line units and the beneficiaries have been Braves running back Imamu Mayfield (798 yards and 18 TD’s) and Eagles running back Cole Rogers (743 yards and 17 TD’s). Shore Sports Zone will have complete highlights and post-game reaction this Friday night.
Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury is our Game Ball sponsor. Thanks to their support, we’re able to bring special recognition to athletes all across Monmouth and Ocean County every week. Every Sunday on Shore Sports Zone, we post the nominees for Top Play and Top Performer and the fans vote on who will get the Game Ball. Each week, we get an outstanding list of Top Plays captured by our cameras. In case you missed it, here’s the best of Week Five: