Charles, Freeman, Morrison earn 12th Man TD Club Player of Week honors

Hamilton High West Reciever, Chris Charles
Hamilton High West Reciever, Chris Charles in a file photo celebrates after a touchdown agains WWPS.  Charles was awared the 12th Man TD Club Player of the week along with Sylvester Freeman of Nottingham and Jordan Morrison of Steinert.  Photo by Michael A. Sabo.

By Rich Fisher

Nov. 13: It was a Hamilton Township hat trick when it came to 12th Man TD Club award winners, as a player from each high school was honored.

Offensive Back of the Week honors went to Hamilton West senior Chris Charles, who had eight catches for 57 yards in a loss to South Plainfield. That gave Charles the Hamilton West record for career receptions.

Sylvester Freeman put the pressure on WWPN quarterback. Photo by Michael A. Sabo.

Nottingham senior Sylvester Freeman was Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week with Ewing’s Mark Rogers after his outstanding effort in the Northstars 51-34 CJ IV playoff loss to Freehold Boro.

“In his final game Sylvester once again led the way; particularly in light of the loss of Bryce Fremgen (to a leg injury) on the second series of the game,” coach Jon “Big Dawg” Adams. “Sylvester was playside for 90 percent of our snaps after that injury. We rushed the ball for 380 yards and five touchdowns and had just under 500 total yards for the game.”

Steinert’s Jordan Morrison was the Special Teams Player of the Week after his tremendous effort in the Spartans 49-41 CJ III playoff loss to Wall.

Jordan was all over the field,” coach Dan Caruso said. “He scored in almost every possible fashion. He had two passing TDs, one rushing TD, one

Jordan Morrison stiff arms a defender. Photo by Amanda “The Homeowner” Ruch

receiving TD and a kickoff return for a TD. His kickoff return was the spark that woke us up and got us back into the game (to start the second half).

“He also played every snap on defense and had a few pass break ups. Morrison had 132 yards rushing and 113 yards passing.”

About The Author

Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.