Week 2 Player of the Week Finalists and Poll

There are 14 contestants who have been named finalists for lohud’s Week 2 Football Player of the Week. Candidates are based on player performances in matches played on September 16 and 17.

Athletes were chosen based on production, who that production came up against and how it impacted the outcome.

Please consider each finalist’s credentials and vote on lohud.com for the one you find most worthy.

Pleasantville junior Daniel Picart won Week 1 Player of the Week after receiving 29.76% of 52,139 votes cast.

This week’s ballot will remain open until 2 p.m. Tuesday. The winner will be announced later in the evening on our Twitter and Instagram accounts at @lohudsports and @lohudinsider.

Dashboard :Full results and links to our Week 2 high school football coverage

After:Check out last week’s finalists and the results of our Player of the Week poll

Michael Annunziata, Tuckahoe

The senior led the Tigers over defending Division 1 Class C champion Dobbs Ferry 33-6 in going 16 of 23 for 233 yards and two touchdowns. He added 35 yards and a rushing touchdown.

Travis Carlucci, Panas

Carlucci went 6 of 7 for 77 yards and a touchdown and had six carries for 125 yards and a score in Panas’ 42-8 win over Poughkeepsie. Carlucci also returned a punt for a touchdown.

Marco Citro, Harrison

Citro had 13 carries for 103 yards and had 10 of 14 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown in Harrison’s 44-20 victory over Brewster.

Reyden Davis, New Rochelle

Davis rushed 11 times for 262 yards and four touchdowns in New Rochelle’s 49-8 win over the Yonkers Brave.

Gjok Dedvukaj, pictured earlier this season against Christ the King, had eight catches in Stepinac's 24-3 victory over DePaul Catholic in the Battle of the Bridge at Rutgers University on September 17, 2022.

Gjok Dedvukaj, Stepinac

The senior caught eight passes for 129 yards. That included the game-clinching touchdown as Stepinac beat DePaul Catholic (NJ) 24-3 in the Bridge Battle at Rutgers University.

Don Dorcelly, Suffern

The senior rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns as Suffern, playing on just three days off, beat White Plains 35-14.

Matt Fitzsimons of Somers (11) looks for a spot to run into the Eastchester defense during football action at Eastchester High School on September 17, 2022.

Matt Fitzsimons, Somers

The senior went 11 of 14 for 173 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores in Somers’ 41-7 win at Eastchester.

Risaun Griffin, Ramapo

He rushed 17 for 134 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 118 extra yards and a score as Ramapo beat Spring Valley for the first time in nine years, winning 20-14.

Teddy Johnson and Timmy Meyer, Pelham

The duo combined for 455 yards and six touchdowns in Pelham’s 51-16 win over Sleepy Hollow. Johnson rushed for 253 yards while Meyer caught two passes for 134 yards and rushed for 69 more.

Daniel Picart of Pleasantville catches a touchdown pass during a game with Nanuet in Pleasantville on September 16, 2022. Pleasantville won 21-9.

Daniel Picart, Pleasantville

In a rematch of last year’s Class B championship, the junior had 22 carries for 164 yards and caught three passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in the 21-9 victory.

Jack Ramsay, Mamaroneck

The senior linebacker was involved in 22 tackles, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and had 2 1/2 sacks to lead Mamaroneck to a 35-21 victory over John Jay-East Fishkill.

Iona Prep quarterback Ajani Sheppard (3) hands over to Colin O'garro (5) during their 42-35 victory over Don Bosco at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, NJ on Friday September 16, 2022.

Ajani Sheppard, Iona Prep

The senior ran for a 34-yard touchdown with 1:08 left to give the Gaels a 42-35 win at Don Bosco Prep. It was one of Sheppard’s two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. He finished with 14 carries for 139 yards and went 11 of 25 for an additional 136 passing yards.

Max Travis, Fox Lane

The junior had 16 carries for 231 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a 62-yard touchdown pass in Fox Lane’s 21-14 win at Nyack.

Austin Zaccagnino, John Jay

The senior caught seven passes for 124 yards and three touchdowns and also had seven tackles in John Jay’s 26-7 loss to Clarsktown North.

Josh Thomson is a sportswriter for The Journal News, Poughkeepsie Journal and Middletown Times Herald-Record. He can be reached by email at [email protected], on Twitter at @lohudinsiderand on Instagram at @lohudinsider.

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