A record setting day for Long Branch RB Dahmiere Willis, Middletown South rallies to top crosstown rival, Toms River South rallies from behind and a dominating day for Derek Ernst all part of our Thanksgiving Shore football coverage



SSZ brings you four Thanksgiving Day rivalries:

* Middletown South wasn’t looking past archrival Middletown North.  With a state title game on the horizon against Jackson Memorial, the Eagles come from behind to beat the Lions for the 14th striaght year.  Watch all the highlights and hear from the Eagles

* Dahmiere Willis sets the single season Shore Conference rushing record topping 2500 yards.  See the Long Branch running back dazzle against Red Bank Regional

* Plenty of talent on display in Toms River as the Indians score 27 straight points to beat Lakewood in the Shore’s oldest Thanksgiving Day rivalry

* Derek Ernst runs roughshod in Hazlet – see the Raritan running back shine and one of the best special teams plays of the year from the Rockets Colby Jones

Did you miss the Mud Bowl?

Two state finalists got the week started on Wednesday night.  Watch Shore Regional blank Rumson-Fair Haven in a game that will make your reach for a blanket!


Here’s all the regular season finales from Thanksgiving:

Week 12 Scores
Rumson-Fair Haven0
Shore Regional 13FINAL
Asbury Park15
Southern Regional6
Central Regional16FINAL
Monmouth Regional14
Middletown South20
Middletown North13FINAL
Red Bank Regional14
Long Branch28FINAL
Toms River South30FINAL


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IPlay Plays of the Year Voting coming soon!

After the Thanksgiving games, SSZ will post the Plays of the Year, brought to you by our new partner, IPlay America in Freehold!  We’ll have the best of the best from 2014 with the winners receiving an invitation to the first annual Shore Sports Zone football banquet on December 16th at IPlay America