Scores and details from Friday’s Shore Conference football action.



Neptune senior running back Jaree Parrish and the Scarlet Fliers welcome Middletown South in a big nondivisional showdown on Friday night. (Photo by Sport Shots WLB)

Class A North

No. 4 Manalapan 51, Freehold Twp. 0 

Senior tailback Imamu Mayfield ran for a career-high 167 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries as the Braves (2-0, 2-0) routed the Patriots (1-2, 1-2).

Senior quarterback Dan Anerella was 10-for-16 for 120 yards passing and two touchdowns, one each to Gerard Hodge-Rocourt and Kyle Mullen. Senior Dan Debner and junior Daniel Park each added touchdown runs in the win. Senior defensive end Ben Sieczkowski had a pair of sacks to lead a defense that limited Freehold Township to 82 total yards.

Middletown North 42, Marlboro 7

Junior tailback Chad Freshnock had 141 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 13 carries and also had a 15-yard touchdown catch as the Lions (2-1, 1-1) rolled past the Mustangs (0-3, 0-3) for their second straight win.

Sophomore quarterback Donald Glenn went 8-for-15 for 109 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a 34-yard score in the win. Senior wideout Jordan Pitts had five catches for 75 yards and a touchdown, and senior linebacker Troy Thompson led the defense, which did not surrender a touchdown in the win.

Class A Central

No. 3 Rumson-FH 31, Matawan 10

Senior tailback Charlie Volker ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries as the Bulldogs (1-0, 1-0) rolled past the Huskies (0-2, 0-2) in their season opener.

Sophomore Mike O'Connor ran for 110 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in his debut as Rumson's starting quarterback. Sophomore Mike Murdock added a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown, and Tim Morales added a 32-yard field goal in the win.

Shawn Ramcheran ran for a 9-yard touchdown and Adam Elliot added a 29-yard field goal in the loss for the Huskies.

No. 8 St. John Vianney 42, Holmdel 13

Junior running back Calvin Beaty and senior running back Aaron Mora each had a pair of touchdown runs and junior quarterback Anthony Brown threw two touchdown passes as the Lancers (2-0, 2-0) cruised past the Hornets (0-2, 0-2) for their first 2-0 start in more than a decade.

Beaty ran for scores of 8 and 6 yards, and Mora had touchdown runs of 3 and 15 yards. Brown threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Dan Calabro and a 65-yard strike to junior Khalil Haskins, who also had a strong game on special teams.

Sophomore quarterback Aneesh Agrawal threw touchdown bombs of 57 and 58 yards, both to junior wideout Pete Savrides, in the loss for Holmdel. Savrides now has five touchdown catches in two games.

Class A South

No. 2 Brick 41, Southern 6

Sophomore wideout Ja'Sir Taylor scored a career-high four touchdowns, two receiving and two rushing, and senior quarterback Carmen Sclafani threw three touchdown passes as the Green Dragons (2-0, 2-0) topped the Rams (1-1, 1-1).

Senior Ja'Quez Johnson added a touchdown catch, and Jay Obenauer ran for his first varsity touchdown in the win.

No. 6 Toms River South 42, Toms River East 6

Senior quarterback Tymere Berry threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Jaden Kosh and a 15-yard scoring pass to senior Khaleel Greene and also ran for scores of 56 and 6 yards to lead the Indians (2-0, 1-0) to a convincing win over the Raiders (0-2, 0-2).

Greene also had three interceptions on defense, all in the first half, including one he returned 82 yards for a touchdown, and Francis Hearne returned a field goal that ricocheted off Toms River East's linemen for a 67-yard touchdown in the win.

Jeff Wood had a 7-yard touchdown run in the loss for Toms River East.

Class B North

Ocean 21, Wall 14

Senior Marcus Blackman caught a 65-yard touchdown pass on third-and-9 from sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett with 2:28 left in the game to snap a 14-14 tie and send the Spartans (1-1, 1-1) to their first win of the season by edging the Crimson Knights (0-3, 0-3).

Joe Aldorelli added a 15-yard touchdown catch from Pickett on fourth down that tied the game at 14 with 2:18 left in the third quarter. Junior running back Tyler Thompson also had a rushing touchdown in the win.

Junior quarterback Matt Cluley had a 75-yard touchdown run in the loss for Wall.

Class B South

Central 21, No. 5 Barnegat 15

The Golden Eagles (1-1, 1-1) stunned the defending Class B South champion Bengals (1-1, 1-1) with a comeback win as sophomore Mike Bickford ran for 120 yards and a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, including the game-winner from 21 yards out with 1:47 remaining.

Matt Aires came up with an interception with 1:05 left in the game to help seal the win. Quarterback Mike Miserendino added a 12-yard touchdown run in the victory.

Senior quarterback Cinjun Erskine threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Manny Bowen and a 15-yard score to Bowen's younger brother, Josh, in the loss for Barnegat.

Pt. Boro 20, Donovan Catholic 3

Gene Franceschini and Devin Connelly each ran for touchdowns and junior Collin Ansbach booted a pair of field goals to give him three in two games as the Panthers (2-0, 2-0) improved to 2-0 on the heels of a 1-9 season by downing the Griffins (1-2, 1-1).

Lakewood 14, Pinelands 7

The Piners (2-0, 2-0) came back to win for the second week in a row as senior quarterback Chapelle Cook ran for a fourth-quarter touchdown with Lakewood down by a point, and the Piners later recovered a fumble at their own 4-yard line with four minutes left in the game to help seal the win over the Wildcats (0-3, 0-3).

Amir Tyler ran for a 7-yard touchdown to give Lakewood a 6-0 lead at the half before the Wildcats went ahead 7-6 on a 20-yard touchdown run by Jaylin Roman in the third quarter.

Jackson Liberty 27, Manchester 21

The Lions (1-1, 1-0) jumped out to a 27-7 lead with 8:40 left in the third quarter thanks to a 3-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Ryan Van Wickle to Braden Yorke and held on to beat the Hawks (0-2, 0-2) for their first win of the season.

Senior Brett Ribellino returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a 75-yard touchdown and also caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Van Wickle in the win. Van Wickle finished with three touchdown passes, as he also hit Mike Stout for a 19-yard score in the second quarter.

Sophomore quarterback Steven Rodriguez ran for a 1-yard score and also ran for a 3-yard touchdown that cut the lead to 27-21 with 11:01 left in the game for Manchester. Junior Mike Rosario added a 17-yard touchdown run in the loss.


No. 9 Middletown South 41, No. 7 Neptune 0

The Eagles (2-1) continued their dominance of the Scarlet Fliers (1-1) with their ninth straight win over Neptune since 1998, as junior running back Cole Rogers racked up a career-high 198 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 20 carries to lead the rout.

Spencer Pereless added a 7-yard touchdown run, and junior Matt Mosquera nailed field goals of 27 and 35 yards in the win. The Eagles' defense held Neptune to 133 total yards, led by eight tackles from senior linebacker Sergio Gonzalez and a pair of interceptions by senior defensive back Nolan Pereless.


Metuchen 34, Asbury Park 6

Sal Swain's 30-yard touchdown pass to Nyzeire Jones was the lone bright spot for the Blue Bishops (0-2) as they fell to the Bulldogs (2-0).

No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 42, St. Joseph's-Metuchen 10

Senior Tommy Spernal had a big night with touchdown runs of 77 and 70 yards, and junior quarterback Eddie Hahn ran for one score and threw for another as the Caseys (3-0) cruised past the Falcons (0-2).

Hahn threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Cowley and also ran for a 24-yard touchdown. Dylan Murphy added a 5-yard touchdown run, and Nick Cella broke off a 65-yard scoring run in the victory.

Shore 10, Spotswood 0

Jake Monteiro booted a 33-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to stretch the lead to 10 after Kyle Masica's first-half touchdown run, and the defense came up with a stop on fourth down with three minutes left in the game, one possession after an interception by linebacker James Bedell, as the Blue Devils (2-0) grinded out a win over the Chargers (1-1).

The defense finished with six sacks, including two by senior Mitchell Candido, and also had three interceptions as Masica and Monteiro also had picks in addition to Bedell.

Dunellen 50, Mater Dei Prep 38

The Seraphs (1-1) lost a shootout to the Destroyers (1-1) despite a monster game from senior Tysaun White, who had four touchdowns, two rushing and two receiving, in the loss.

White caught touchdown passes of 74 and 25 yards from senior quarterback Christian Palmer, who also had a 33-yard touchdown run. White also ran for a pair of short touchdowns, and Tyson Stamper added a 70-yard touchdown run.

Nassan Anderson ran for three touchdowns and Rob Young had two to lead Dunellen in the win.