Meet the 2013 All-Shore Defensive Football Team

Meet the 2013 All-Shore Defensive Football Team

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Meet the 2013 All-Shore Defensive Football Team

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DONALD BEDELL

School: Rumson-Fair Haven

Year: Senior

Position: Defensive line

Highlights: The Rutgers University recruit ended his scholastic career with a flourish as he had a sack on the final play of Rumson’s 14-6 win over previously unbeaten Weequahic in the NJSIAA Central Group II championship game. Bedell had three sacks on the final series of the game as Weequahic mounted a desperate drive. Bedell had 90 tackles, 28 of which were solo, and 12 sacks.

R.J. KRAUSE

School: Manalapan

Year: Junior

Position: Defensive line

Highlights: A nose tackle, Krause was difficult for opposing teams to block because of his quickness. He had outstanding games in the Braves’ wins over Middletown South and Jackson Memorial. He had 47 tackles, 27 of which were solo. He also had 10 tackles for a loss and seven sacks.

TAYLER HENDRICKSON

School: Middletown South

Year: Senior

Position: Defensive line

Highlights: A repeat All-Shore First-Team selection, Hendrickson had 37 tackles, nine of which were for a loss. He also had five sacks, 13 quarterback pressures, caused a fumble and deflected a pass. He had eight tackles, two of which were for a loss, in the Eagles’ 28-7 win over eventual Central Group IV champion Brick. He has made a nonbinding, verbal commitment to the University of Pennsylvania.

SHAWN MCCORD

School: Red Bank Catholic

Year: Senior

Position: Defensive line

Highlights: McCord was consistently able to make plays because of his quickness and his strength. He was in on 66 tackles, 11 of which were solo. He also had 10.5 sacks. He was in on nine tackles, four of which were solo and had three sacks in the Caseys’ 42-14 win over Immaculata in an NJSIAA Non-Public Group III quarterfinal-round game.

CHRIS NOESGES

School: Manalapan

Year: Senior

Position: Linebacker

Highlights: Another repeat All-Shore First-Team selection, Noesges is a hard-nosed inside linebacker who is always around the ball. He is the Asbury Park Press Defensive Player of the Year and was the Class A North Defensive Player of the Year. He had 130 tackles, 75 of which were solo. He also had 14 tackles for a loss and three sacks. He was in on 16 tackles in the Braves’ last-second, 14-13 win over Brick Memorial in an NJSIAA Central Group V quarterfinal, 14 tackles in the 34-7 win over Sayreville in a Central Group V semifinal and 18 tackles with an interception in the 21-0 loss to Hunterdon Central in the Central Group V championship game.

DAN LOIZOS

School: Ocean

Year: Senior

Position: Linebacker

Highlights: Loizos had a superb season and helped lead a resurgence by an Ocean program that, by its lofty standards, had had three consecutive sub-par seasons. Loizos was in on a school single-season-record 159 tackles, 16.5 of which were for a loss. He also had 5.5 sacks and forced five fumbles. He was in on a school single-season-record 23 tackles in a 7-6 win over Wall. His 409 tackles are a school career record. Loizos was named the Class B North Defensive Player of the Year.

RAY FATTARUSO

School: Brick

Year: Junior

Position: Linebacker

Highlights: Was perhaps the best all-around player on a Brick team that returned the tradition-laden program to glory by winning the NJSIAA Central Group IV championship. It was Brick’s first sectional title since 1994. An outside linebacker, Fattaruso was in on 78 tackles, 55 of which were solo. He also had 21 tackles for a loss and 10 sacks. He was in on eight tackles, two of which were for a loss, in the 26-15 win over Colts Neck in the Central Group IV championship game. He also had seven tackles, five of which were for a loss, and three sacks in a 47-21 win over Toms River South. Fattaruso was named the Class A South co-Defensive Player of the Year. He also rushed for 1,095 yards and 14 TDs, including the game-winner with 2:59 left against Colts Neck.

RYAN SCHOER

School: Red Bank Catholic

Year: Senior

Position: Linebacker

Highlights: Schoer, a middle linebacker, was the leading tackler for a Red Bank Catholic defense that allowed just 85 points in 11 games. He was in on 90 tackles, 11 of which were solo. He had seven tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception. He was in on 15 tackles against Middletown South and seven tackles against both Immaculata and Central Group II champion Rumson-Fair Haven.

NOAH YATES

School: Point Beach

Year: Senior

Position: Defensive back

Highlights: Yates, a free safety. led the Shore in interceptions with nine. Four of those interceptions came in a 42-14 win over Keansburg on Oct. 19. He also returned three INTs for TDs. Those returns were 96, 55 and 25 yards. Yates, who helped the Garnet Gulls win the NJSIAA Central Group I championship for their first sectional championship, was in on 36 tackles.

DARRIUS HART

School: Toms River South

Year: Senior

Position: Defensive back

Highlights: When the Toms River South coaching staff wanted to shut down the opposition’s key offensive player, Hart was the man who was assigned to spy on that player, whether it was a receiver or a running back. Hart had seven interceptions, one of which he returned 27 yards for a TD in the Indians; 35-21 win over Moorestown in an NJSIAA South Group III quarterfinal. Hart also had 113 “good coverages” according to Toms River South head coach Ron Signorino Jr. That means times the player he was assigned to cover was not thrown to because Hart had him covered. He also broke up six passes.

MIKE BASILE

School: Brick Memorial

Year: Senior

Position: Defensive back

Highlights: Basile is one of the Shore’s best all-around players. He is a game-changer on both sides of the ball. A hard-hitting safety, Basile was in on 88 tackles, 51 of which were solo. He broke up eight passes, recovered three fumbles, forced a fumble and had three tackles for a loss. He did that in eight games because he missed two games with a turf toe injury. He has made a nonbinding, verbal commitment to Monmouth University.

ROYAL MOORE

School: Ocean

Year: Junior

Position: Defensive back

Highlights: Moore, who was also Ocean’s quarterback, might have been the Spartans’ best all-around player. A cornerback, Moore had five interceptions, broke up seven passes, had a fumble recovery and was in on 49 tackles.

THOMAS MARTELLO

School: Rumson-Fair Haven

Year: Senior

Position: Defensive back

Highlights: Martello was truly a versatile player for first-year Bulldogs’ head coach Bryan Batchler. After spending the first half of the season as an outside linebacker, Martello moved to safety and did not miss a beat. He also was a “Warrior” in that he played hurt much of the season, including the Bulldogs’ 14-6 win over previously unbeaten Weequahic in the NJSIAA Central Group II championship game. According to Batchler, he played the final 2½ quarters of that game with a Grade 3 sprain in the foot. He still had 13 tackles in that game. He was in on 127 tackles for the season. Forty of those tackles were solo. He also had 8.5 sacks.

MANNY BOWEN

School: Barnegat

Year: Junior

Position: Utility

Highlights: Bowen, who transferred from Central Regional over the summer, became one of the key players in Barnegat’s outstanding season. The Bengals went 10-2 for a school record for wins in a season and advanced to the NJSIAA South Group III championship game for their first trip to a sectional title game. An outside linebacker, Bowen was in on 78 tackles. He had 18 tackles for a loss, 22 quarterback pressures, 2.5 sacks, four interceptions, caused five fumbles, recovered three fumbles and broke up two passes. He was named the Class B South Defensive Player of the Year.

MIKE CAGGIANO

School: Manalapan

Year: Junior

Position: Punter

Highlights: Caggiano was an integral part of Manalapan’s success through his punting, placekicking and kickoffs. He averaged 34.3 yards a punt with 12 of his 37 punts landing inside the opposition’s 20. He was 57-for-60 on extra points and 3-for-6 on field goals. Forty of his 74 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks.

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