Scores, updates and details from Saturday's Shore Conference football action.


Saturday's Games

Class A North

No. 9 Freehold 38, Marlboro 14

Junior quarterback Jake Curry threw touchdown passes of 55 and 67 yards, both to junior Jamel Smith-Rush, and also had a 7-yard touchdown run as the Colonials (5-0, 4-0) remained unbeaten with a win over the Mustangs (0-5, 0-4).

Senior Josh Dixon added a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown, and freshman Asante Worthy ran for a score in the win.

Tyler Tanen had his second kickoff return for a touchdown this season and Mo Omar added a short touchdown run in the loss for Marlboro.

Class B South

Central 27, Point Boro 13

Sophomore running back Mike Bickford went over the 200-yard mark for the second straight week with a career-high 242 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries to help the Golden Eagles (3-2, 3-1) hand the Panthers (3-2, 3-1) their first divisional loss.

Quarterback Mike Miserendino added a 15-yard touchdown run and also threw a 48-yard touchdown to Anthony Arneth in the win. With the victory, Central created a five-way tie for first place in Class B South in the loss column with the Golden Eagles, Point Boro, Lakewood, Jackson Liberty and defending division champion Barnegat.

Jack Fitzsimmons threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Frey and Noah Husak had a 30-yard strike to Jax Wigert in the loss for Point Boro.


No. 3 Manalapan 42, Lacey 14

Senior tailback Imamu Mayfield ran for 99 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries as the Braves (5-0) rolled to their 29th straight win against Shore Conference competition by beating the Lions (0-5).

Senior kicker Mike Caggiano booted six extra points to tie Middletown South graduate Connor Ryan for the Shore Conference career scoring record by a kicker with 212 points. Mayfield had touchdown runs of 13, 8, 7 and 4 yards, and senior John Cheung returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown in the win. Senior linebacker Joe Mendez had a sack and a forced fumble that was returned eight yards by senior defensive end Kyle Mullen in the win.

Monmouth 14, Pinelands 10

The Falcons (2-3) got a stop at their one-yard line inside the final two minutes of the game to hold off the Wildcats (0-5) in a comeback win.

Senior quarterback Jimmy Green threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Justin Trapp and then ran in a two-point conversion to give Monmouth a 14-10 lead with 5:31 left in the game.

Senior Gurkan Yilmaz had a one-yard touchdown run and freshman A.J. Long hit a 26-yard field goal that gave Pinelands a 10-6 lead at halftime.


Mater Dei Prep 54, South River 14

Senior quarterback Christian Palmer continued his monster season as the Seraphs (4-1) blew out to a 54-7 halftime lead on the Rams (2-3) with Palmer going 7-for-11 for 267 yards and four touchdowns passing while also running for 78 yards and a touchdown on five carries in the win.

Tyson Stamper had three catches for 173 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 31 yards in the win. Senior Tysaun White ran for 77 yards and two touchdowns on two carries and also had a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the win.

Metuchen 62, Keansburg 8

The Titans (1-4) could not keep up with the Bulldogs (3-1) in a nonconference loss.

Keyport 14, Highland Park 12

Juniors Ky'Sun Pryor and Desmond Underwood each had short touchdown runs as the Red Raiders (1-4) gave new head coach John Paczkowski his first career win by edging the Owls (0-4).

Colonia 10, Matawan 7

The Patriots (5-0) hit a 25-yard field goal with 2.9 seconds left in regulation to knock off the Huskies (2-3).

Senior Shawn Ramcheran had a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first half for a 7-0 lead before Colonia tied it on a punt return of its own with five minutes left in the game.