Long Branch running back Dahmiere Willis hoisted Shore Sports Zone’s honor for top football player on the Jersey Shore. The Zoneman Trophy presentation culminated the first ever SSZ All-Zone banquet at IPlay America in Freehold

FREEHOLD – Long Branch running back Dahmiere Willis has captured Shore Sports Zone’s Zoneman Trophy, given to the top high school football player in the Shore Conference.  The award, created by SSZ founder Rich Chrampanis in South Carolina, includes former winners Lawrence Timmons of the Pittsburgh Steelers and current Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson.  Every head coach in the Shore Conference received a ballot voting 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the Shore’s top player.

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2014 Zoneman Trophy Balloting

Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Dahmiere WillisLong Branch1611676
Anthony BrownSaint John Vianney56330
Carmen SclafaniBrick Township33621
Imamu MayfieldManalapan40416
Josh DixonFreehold Boro24216
Eddie HahnRed Bank Catholic40214
Christian PalmerMater Dei Prep32013
Tymere BerryToms River South03410
Charlie VolkerRumson-Fair Haven1218
Mike GawlikJackson Memorial2006
Jamie GordinerRed Bank Catholic0204
Mike BickfordCentral Regional0123
Brian NobileBrick Memorial1003
Joe DeMaioJackson Memorial1003
Matt CastruanovaJackson Memorial0022
Chad FreshnockMiddletown North0102
Royal MooreNeptune0102
Kyle MullenManalapan0102
Manny BowenBarnegat0102
Cole RogersMiddletown South0011
Brody GrahamJackson Memorial0011
Nick GargiuloColts Nekc0011
Marcus BlackmonOcean Township0011

The Zoneman presentation was the finale of the first SSZ All-Zone banquet.  The top players from the Shore Conference were honored along with state championship Game Ball winners from Monmouth Building Center and the IPlay America Plays of the Year winners voted on by fans.

Meet the 2014 All-Zone Offense

QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line
Tymere Berry, Toms River SouthMike Bickford, Central RegionalDan Calabro, SJVJordan Craig, Toms River NorthJimmy Allen, TRS
Anthony Brown, SJV *Zoneman Finalist*Josh Dixon, Freehold BoroJustin Ferrara, MatawanTroy Thompson, Middletown NorthMicah Clark, SJV
Eddie Hahn, RBCDerek Ernst, RaritanEddie Lewis, Mater DeiBrad Greenway, Jackson Memorial
Christian Palmer, Mater DeiChad Freshnock, Middletown NorthSadiq Palmer, Red Bank RegionalRyan Kroeger, RBC
Carmen Sclafani, Brick Twp. *Zoneman Finalist*Imamu Mayfield, ManalapanIsaiah Searight, Monmouth RegionalSam Madden, Barnegat
Cole Rogers, Middletown SouthTyler Rauch, Jackson Memorial
Charlie Volker, RFHJoe Sellmeyer, Manalapan
Dahmiere Willis, Long Branch, *Zoneman Winner*Liam Smith, RBC
James Wilson III, Middletown South

Meet the 2014 All-Zone Defense

Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterReturn Specialist
Dashon Copes, Toms River NorthHunter Bailiee, Long BranchMatt Castruanova, Jackson MemorialMike Caggiano, ManalapanNick Lubischer, RBC
Patrick Crowe, Middletown SouthCalvin Beaty, SJVDavid Colbert, Long BranchMatt Mosquera, Middletown South
Brody Graham, Jackson MemorialJames Bedell, Shore RegionalMike DeMonte, RBC
Saifullah Adam Kakar, TRNManny Bowen, BarnegatMike Gawlik, Jackson Memorial
John Mimes, Long BranchTucker Briggs, RFH *Scholar Athlete*Khalil Haskins, SJV
Kyle Mullen, ManalapanChapelle Cook, LakewoodFrank Henry, Ocean Township
Doug Zockoll, RBCTanner Cowley, ManasquanJa'Quez Johnson, Brick Township
Jamie Gordinier, RBC
James Juliano, Brick Township
Connor Owen, Brick Township
Aliem Shaw, Matawan
Zach Tetro, Jackson Memorial

Meet SSZ’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Rumson-Fair Haven’s Tucker Briggs was an all-division selection who had 102 tackles in his senior season after 80 in his junior campaign.  He finished his career with 212 tackles and back to back state championships.  Even more impressive is his GPA and SAT score (4.7 and 2380!)  Tucker accepted the award for Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the banquet:

Monmouth Building Game Balls – state championship edition!

Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury presented a state championship edition of Game Balls.  All six state champ winners were honored at the banquet:


Monmouth Building Center state championship Game Ball winners

Monmouth Building Center State Championship Game Ball Winners:

Doug Goldsmith – Shore Regional
Sam Eisenstadt – Rumson-Fair Haven
Shawn Ramcheran – Matawan
Joe DeMaio – Jackson Memorial
Ben Sieczkowski – Manalapan
Tommy Spernal – RBC

IPlay America Plays of the Year

Thousands of fans had their voice heard on shoresportszone.com and earned their favorite players a trip to the banquet.  Here are the Play of the Year winners voted by YOU!

TD Run of the Year – Nick Cella, RBC
TD Pass Play of the Year – Aneesh Agrawal/Pete Savrides, Holmdel
Defensive TD of the Year – DeJohn Rogers
Special Teams TD of the Year – Dan Debner, Manalapan
Clutch Play of the Year – Jimmy Green/Justin Trapp, Monmouth Regional
All-Zone TD of the Year – Christian Palmer, Mater Dei Prep