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


Class A North

No. 4 Manalapan 56, Middletown North 34

Senior tailback Imamu Mayfield ran for four touchdowns of 4, 35, 28 and 2 yards as the Braves (4-0, 3-0) won their 28th straight game against Shore Conference competition by beating the Lions (2-2, 1-2).

Ben Sieczkowski also ran for a 1-yard score, Gerard Hodge-Rocourt had a 25-yard touchdown catch and Dan Debner added a 40-yard run in the win.

Sophomore quarterback Donald Glenn threw touchdowns of 83 and 30 yards to Troy Thompson in the first half. Jordan Pitts added a 71-yard scoring run for the Lions.

No. 6 Middletown South 44, Freehold Twp. 0

Junior Cole Rogers had touchdown runs of 5, 11, 27 and 7 yards as the Eagles (3-1, 2-0) blanked the Patriots (1-3, 1-3) and registered their second straight shutout.

Junior Matt Mosquera added a 16-yard touchdown pass to wideout Tom Coffey and also hit a 28-yard field goal. Ed Pinto added a 6-yard run in the win.

Class A Central

No. 5 St. John Vianney 35, No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 28

The Lancers (4-0, 3-0) took a huge step toward their first division title since 1982 by scoring 21 unanswered points and shutting out the Bulldogs (2-1, 2-1) in the second half to pick up the win.

Junior quarterback Anthony Brown ran for touchdowns of 9 and 31 yards in the third quarter to tie the game at 28 and junior Khalil Haskins scored on a 47-yard run on a jet sweep with 7:56 left in the game for the winning touchdown. Brown also threw a 14-yard touchdown to senior wideout Dan Calabro and junior running back Calvin Beaty had a 1-yard touchdown in the win.

Rumson-Fair Haven sophomore quarterback Mike O'Connor exploded for a career-high 260 yards rushing, including 189 yards and three touchdowns in the first half, to help the Bulldogs compensate for the absence of injured standout tailback Charlie Volker. O'Connor ran for scores 68, 11 and 74 yards, and senior Sam Eisenstadt added a 1-yard touchdown run.

Class B North

No. 8 Long Branch 35, Colts Neck 0

Senior running back Dahmiere Willis continued his assault on the stat sheet by running for 307 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries to lead the Green Wave (3-1, 2-1) to their third straight victory. Willis had scoring runs of 1, 4 and 5 yards in going over 200 yards rushing for the third straight game. Earl Mackason added two touchdown runs and Jahmir Elliot-Hair intercepted two pass on defense to help the Green Wave record their first shutout of the season. Colts Neck falls to 0-4 and 0-2 in B North.

Neptune 24, Red Bank 7

Senior Royal Moore made his Scarlet Fliers debut with 140 rushing yards and a two-point conversion run on 19 carries to help Neptune (2-2, 2-1) snap a two-game losing streak. Moore was sitting out 30 days after transferring from Ocean. Savior King and O'Shane Curate added touchdown runs, and Ralph McClean threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Calhoun.

Neptune's defense limited Red Bank (2-1, 2-1) to 124 total yards and did not allow an offense touchdown. The Bucs' lone points came on a 99-yard kickoff return by junior wide receiver Sadiq Palmer. The win for Neptune also snapped a two-game skid against Red Bank.


No. 9 Freehold 17, Raritan 6

Senior running back Josh Dixon ran for a 10-yard touchdown and junior quarterback Jake Curry added a 30-yard touchdown run as the Colonials (4-0) continued their best start since 2008 by pulling past the Rockets (1-2). Junior Matt Curcio kicked a 34-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give Freehold a two-score lead, and Dixon clinched the game when he intercepted a pass with under two minutes left.

Junior running back Derek Ernst had a 56-yard touchdown run for Raritan.

Manasquan 14, Ocean 7

Senior Bubba McAlary scored on touchdown runs of 53 and 50 yard in rushing for over 200 yards to give the Warriors (3-1) their third straight win. Manasquan completely shut down Ocean's offense until Kenny Pickett threw a 35-yard touchdown pass with 27.8 seconds left. Senior Tanner Cowley recovered the ensuing onside kick to give the Warriors the victory and drop the Spartans to 1-2.

Toms River North 48, Marlboro 12

The Mariners (3-1) won their second straight, as sophomore quarterback Mike Husni ran for a touchdown and also threw a touchdown to sophomore wideout Darrion Carrington in compiling more than 350 yards of total offense to down the Mustangs (0-4).

Sophomore Parker Day added a career-high three touchdowns and sophomore Bryce Watts added a 60-yard punt return for a score for the Mariners.

Senior Mo Omar had an 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the loss for Marlboro.