Results from Saturday's NJSIAA football playoff action involving Shore Conference teams.

 

CENTRAL JERSEY GROUP IV

Freehold 69, Pennsauken 56

Junior quarterback Ashante Worthy put on a show with a historic performance that led the Colonials into the sectional semifinals for the first time since 2010.

Worthy accounted for what is believed to be a Shore Conference single-game record 10 touchdowns with eight rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns. He had four touchdowns in the first quarter and seven at halftime as the Colonials (6-4) built a 49-32 lead at the break.

The game is the highest scoring playoff game in New Jersey history with 125 points, breaking the mark of 119 set by Old Tappan and Paramus in 2010. Worthy now has 38 total touchdowns this season, including an incredible 36 touchdowns during Freehold's six-game winning streak.

The Colonials will take on top-seeded Brick in the semifinals next Friday.

 

Jackson Memorial 39, Nottingham 6

Senior running back Mike Gawlik ran for 214 yards and three touchdowns to go over the 2,000-yard mark on the season and lead the two-defending champion Jaguars (6-4) past the Northstars (7-3).

Gawlik had touchdown runs of 29, 7 and 31 yards, and now has 2,017 yards and 25 total touchdowns this season. Senior quarterback Dan Barker had touchdown runs of 18 and 20 yards and also threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Matt D'Amore.

Jackson will play at No. 2 seed Allentown in the semifinals next weekend.

 

CENTRAL JERSEY GROUP II

Manasquan 33, A.L Johnson 29

The Warriors (8-1) rallied from a two-score deficit twice in the second half to overtake the Crusaders (5-4) and reach the semifinals for the first time since 2013.

A 32-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jerry Maher to senior wide receiver Damaso Jaime with 6:21 left to play put Manasquan ahead, and an interception by senior defensive back Peter Mills helped clinch the win.

Junior running back Connor Morgan ran for 128 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries and senior fullback Tommy Meyer had 94 yards rushing on six carries. Maher completed 5 of 8 passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns, a 10-yard score to senior tight end Adam Schreck and the eventual game-winning touchdown to Jaime.

Jamie tweaked an ankle injury on a kickoff return but was able to return to the game to produce three big plays. He had a crucial 31-yard catch on fourth down that led to a touchdown and an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in addition to his touchdown catch.

Senior linebacker Jack Mallett led the defense with three tackles for a loss.

Manasquan will play at second-seeded Roselle (9-0) in the semifinals next Saturday.

 

Lincoln 38, Raritan 22

 

CENTRAL JERSEY GROUP I

Keyport 41, Manville 6

Devin Wollner ran for over 200 yards and scored three touchdowns and Shykim Treadwell also ran for three touchdowns as the Red Raiders (9-1) beat up the Mustangs (6-4) to get back to the semifinals.

Keyport will host Point Beach in the semifinals next Saturday. The Red Raiders won the regular season meeting 10-7.

 

SOUTH JERSEY GROUP III

Hamilton West 26, Lakewood 12

 

NON-PUBLI GROUP III

St. John Vianney 33, Camden Catholic 13

Senior running back Chris Chukwuneke ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, junior kicker Will Forman connected on two field goals and junior fullback Johnny Buchanan scored on two short runs as the Lancers (10-0) traveled south and handed the Fighting Irish (8-1) their first loss of the season to advance to the semifinals.

The touchdowns for Chukwuneke and Buchanan were all one-yard runs, while Forman had field goals of 23 and 25 yards. Zyaire Sterling added a two-yard touchdown run. A.J. Calabro had a fumble recovery that led to a touchdown and junior defensive end Nick Densieski and junior defensive tackle Dominick Spano each had two sacks.

The Lancers will face top-seeded St. Joseph (Montvale), the No. 1 team in New Jersey, in the semifinals.

 

Pope John 48, Red Bank Catholic 21

 

NON-PUBLIC GROUP II

Mater Dei Prep 51, St. Anthony 8

Sincere Saunders ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns and George Pearson ran and threw for touchdowns as the Seraphs (10-0) powered past the Friars (6-4) to continue the best season in program history.

Pearson had a touchdown pass to senior wide out Eddie Lewis, while Justin McRae also ran for a touchdown and Mario Rodriguez returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown to help build a 44-0 halftime lead.

Mater Dei will face six-time defending sectional champion St. Joseph (Hammonton) in the semifinals on Saturday. The Seraphs only appearance in an NJSIAA sectional final came in 1999.

 

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