Causeway Auto Friday Football Scoreboard, 10/16/15
Scores and details from Friday's Shore Conference football action.
Class A North
No. 1 Middletown South 42, Manalapan 7
Senior running back Cole Rogers ran for touchdowns of 35, 3 and 50 yards and senior quarterback Matt Mosquera ran and threw for touchdowns as the top-ranked Eagles (6-0, 4-0) took out five years of frustration on the Braves (4-2, 2-2).
Middletown South snapped a five-game losing streak to Manalapan dating back to 2010.
Mosquera threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to senior Tom Coffey and ran for a 16-yard score. He also threw 2-point conversion to Donald Jack. Junior running back James McCarthy added a 32-yard touchdown run.
Senior running back Marcus Salinas scored on a 3-yard run for Manalapan.
Freehold Township 42, Marlboro 20
Senior quarterback Jack O'Brien threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more to lead the Patriots (3-3, 2-3) past the Mustangs (0-5, 0-5).
O'Brien thew two touchdowns of 16 and 51 yards to Adrian Rybaltowski, a 2-yard touchdown to Nick Galanti and a 2-yard touchdown to Tyler Von Nessen. He ran for scores of one and two yards.
O'Brien's six total touchdowns are single-game program record and the 42 points scored is the most by Freehold Township since 2006.
Middletown North 21, Howell 7
Junior quarterback Donald Glenn threw for 143 yards and two touchdowns and sophomore running back Connor Welsh scored twice as the Lions (4-2, 3-1) held off the Rebels (2-4, 1-3).
Glenn tossed touchdown passes for junior wide receiver Brendan Kube and Welsh. Kube finished with three catches for 90 yards and Welsh ran for 124 yards and a touchdown.
Class A Central
No. 3 St. John Vianney 56, Raritan 26
Senior quarterback Anthony Brown had a massive game in going 22 of 33 for 312 yards and five touchdown while also rushing for 115 yards on eight carries to lead the Lancers (6-0, 4-0) to a big win over the Rockets (3-2, 2-1).
Brown connected with senior wide receiver Mike Stapert six times for 161 yards and three touchdowns, and also threw touchdowns to Jeff Sheard and Marcque Ellington. Sheard finished with five catches for 73 yards and senior Khalil Haskins caught eight passes for 68 yards. Junior running back Chris Chukwuneke ran for 55 yards and three touchdowns on just five carries.
Marc Carnivale threw for 213 yards and two touchdowns for Raritan. Jordan Smith caught three passes for 112 yards and a touchdown and Nick Pasquin caught four passes for 71 yards and a touchdown. Pasquin also ran for a 9-yard touchdown.
No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 49, Manasquan 6
The Bulldogs defense swarmed the Warriors from the opening possession, scoring on a Mike Ruane interception return on the third play of the game and forcing turnovers on Manasquan's first three possessions en route to a lopsided victory.
Ruane had two interceptions in the first half, and Mike Murdock added an interception return for a touchdown late int he game. Running back Bryan Hess score on touchdown runs of 75 and 11 yards and junior quarterback Mike O'Connor tossed touchdown passes to junior running back Matt Vecchiarelli and sophomore wide receiver Elijah McAllister for a 39-0 halftime lead.
Parker Day ran for a touchdown in the fourth quarter for Manasquan.
Matawan 42, Holmdel 7
Senior running back Makiya Ceasar ran for three touchdowns to give him eight in his last three games to lead the Huskies (3-3, 2-3) past the Hornets (0-5, 0-4).
Senior Shawn Ramcheran ran for a touchdown and also returned an interception for a touchdown, and sophomore quarterback George Pearson threw a touchdown pass to senior Isaiah Phillip.
Class A South
No. 6 Brick Memorial 28, No. 10 Jackson Memorial 7
Senior quarterback Tim Santiago ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries and senior running back Elie Lavarin ran for 98 yards and a touchdown as the Mustangs (5-1, 4-1) pulled away from the Jaguars (3-3, 3-3) in the second half for their fifth straight victory.
A fumble recovery by Mike Nobile with the game still tired 7-7 set the stage for Lavarin's 50-yard touchdown run that put Brick Memorial up 14-7. Santiago added a 40-yard run to make it 21-7 and sophomore fullback Tony Thorpe scored a late touchdown.
Brick Memorial held Jackson Memorial to just 55 yards rushing thanks to five sacks on Jaguars quarterback Dan Barker. The Mustangs defense limited Jackson running back Mike Gawlik to 63 yards. Barker finished with 154 yards and a touchdown pass to Kyle Johnson.
No. 7 Toms River North 45, Toms River East 12
Class B North
No. 8 Red Bank 24, No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 21
The Bucs (6-0, 5-0) shocked the Caseys (5-1, 4-1) by rallying from a 21-14 deficit in the fourth quarter to remain undefeated, take control of Class B North and secure one of the program's biggest victories.
A 57-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Jack Navitsky on first-and-26 put Red Bank up 24-21 with 6:04 left in regulation. Red Bank Catholic drove to the Bucs 22-yard line as the clock ticked toward two minutes, but Red Bank's defense was able to stop the Caseys on fourth-and-2 to take over on downs with 1:57 left. Senior Sadiq Palmer iced the game with five straight carries for 37 yards, picking up 19 yards on third-and-5 to officially clinch the unbelievable victory.
Senior running back Alim Godsey ran for 120 yards and a touchdown for Red Bank, while Palmer had a 3-yard touchdown run and senior Jack O'Connor kicked a 36-yard field goal with 8:44 left in the fourth quarter to pull the Bucs to within 21-17.
Red Bank was able to move the ball on the ground from the start, but lost the ball and a chance at grabbing an early lead when RBC senior defensive back Mike Balzofiore picked up a fumble on a backward pass and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown. Red Bank would answer with an 11-play, 73-yard drive to tie the score seven on Godsey's 15-yard run.
Another Red Bank turnover led to Red Bank Catholic points in the first half when a punt return was fumbled and recovered by sophomore Zack Bair. RBC picked up 33 yards on the punt/fumble, and took a 14-7 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run by senior Dylan Murphy.
As they would all game, however, the Bucs responded to tie the game at 14 by marching 66 yards in 10 plays. Palmer had a big 31-yard catch on the drive, and scored to tie the game on a three-yard run where a second effort and full extension was just enough to get the ball across the goal line.
Red Bank Catholic took a 21-14 lead on the first drive of the second half, a 7-play, 60-yard jaunt that ended with a 3-yard touchdown run from Murphy. Red Bank closed the gap on O'Connor's field goal that capped a 6-play, 50-yard drive.
The win for Red Bank is its first over Red Bank Catholic since a 22-21 victory in 2004.
No. 9 Ocean 40, Long Branch 14
Senior running back Tyler Thompson scored three total touchdowns and junior quarterback Kenny Pickett fired three touchdown passes to propel the Spartans (5-1, 3-1) past the Green Wave (2-4, 1-3).
Thompson scored on runs of 38 and 40 yard, and also took a screen pass 54 yards for a touchdown. In addition to the touchdown pass to Thompson, Pickett connected with Joey Aldarelli on a 16-yard scoring pass and with Ruquan Dean on a 25-yard touchdown. Senior linebacker Tyler Rossback returned an interception 50 yard for a touchdown.
Keith Cooper had touchdown runs of 48 and 40 yards for Long Branch.
Class B Central
Asbury Park 28, Keyport 21
A one-yard touchdown run by senior Jaedon Stephens with under a minute left in regulation lifted the Blue Bishops (4-1, 2-1) to the victory over the Red Raiders (3-3, 1-2).
Shore 45, Mater Dei Prep 6
Seniors Jack Britton and Devin McLaughlin each ran for two touchdowns and junior quarterback Matt Pennel connects with Connor Rempel on a pair of touchdown passes as the Blue Devils (5-0, 3-0) continued their assault on the rest of the division by wiping out the Seraphs (3-3, 1-2).
Pennel had a 20-yard touchdown pass to Rempel to open the scoring, and later threw a 34-yard touchdown to Pennel for a 31-0 lead early in the third quarter. Britton had touchdown runs of 48 and 20 yards in the first half, and McLaughlin added a 17-yard touchdown run in the third and an eight-yard scoring run in the fourth. George Notte kicked a 28-yard field goal as time expired in the first half.
Class B South
Lakewood 46, Donovan Catholic 20
Senior running back Amir Tyler went bonkers with 275 yards rushing and three touchdowns on just eight carries, while also returning punt for a score - all in the first half - as the Piners (5-0, 5-0) raced out to a 40-0 halftime lead on their way to dropping the Griffins (3-3, 3-2).
Tyler, a Temple recruit, had touchdown runs of 70, 80 and 25 yards and returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown.
Central 48, Manchester 0
Junior running back Mike Bickford ran for three touchdowns and senior quarterback Mike Miserendino ran and threw for a touchdown as the Golden Eagles (4-3, 3-2) stormed past the Hawks (0-6, 0-5).
Malcolm Vaughn and Denis Corbin also had rushing touchdowns for Central.
Point Boro 28, Barnegat 0
Senior quarterback Noah Husak ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns and the Panthers (6-0, 5-0) defense notched its second shutout of the season in blanking the Bengals (1-5, 1-4). Husak also threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to junior wide out Hayden Frey. Senior running backs Nate Husak and Devin Connelly added rushing touchdowns as the Panthers rolled up 300 yards on the ground.
Jackson Liberty 41, Pinelands 7
Senior quarterback Ryan Van Wickle ran for over 100 yards and accounted for four total touchdowns to lead the Lions (3-3, 3-2) past the Wildcats (0-6, 0-5).
Van Wickle ran for a 30-yard touchdown and a 60-yard touchdown in the first half and tossed a 3-yard touchdown to Braden Yorke and a 15-yard score to Jared Pommerencke in the second half. Ken Pommerencke had a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and Bradley McKelvey capped the scoring with a 45-yard touchdown run.