The first week of high school sports action provided eventful competitions throughout the region.

Each week on The South Jersey Sports Report we highlight the top performances of area athletes.


Vote here to decide who takes top honors this week. The winner will be announced Saturday at 10 a.m.

Dominic Williams, Football, Hammonton: Williams was a force on both sides of the ball in Hammonton's 22-20 season-opening victory over Holy Spirit. The running back scored two touchdowns, including one in overtime. He also intercepted a pass and ended the game with a tackle on the Spartans' final two-point conversion attempt.

Jenna Seddon, Soccer, Absegami: Seddon started the season in style, scoring three goals in Absegami's opening victory over Oakcrest. Her effort allowed the Braves to pull away early and claim a 3-1 league win. Even more impressive, Seddon accomplished the hat trick before halftime.

David Hood, Football, Absegami: The junior provided plenty of fireworks in the first half of the Braves' opener at St. Joe. Although he was limited by heat exhaustion in the second half, Hood scored three touchdowns of 60-plus yards in the first half of Absegami's 37-29 loss.

Wesley Hills, Football, Wildwood: Hills is often overlooked because he doesn't compete in the Cape-Atlantic League, but he's a big time performer. The Warriors' star rushed for 142 yards in a victory over Clayton and proved to be a scoring threat from anywhere on the field. Hills took it to the house from 85 yards out on a fake punt and returned an interception for a touchdown on defense.

Brigette Alessandrini, Soccer, Hammonton: The Blue Devils are on quite a roll to begin the season and Alessandrini is responsible for much of that success. Aided by an outstanding defensive unit, the Hammonton goalkeeper recorded three consecutive shutout victories in the season's opening week.