Causeway Auto Friday Football Scoreboard, 10/9/15
Scores and details from Friday's Shore Conference football games.
Friday, Oct. 9
Class A North
No. 1 Middletown South 47, Howell 0
Junior Jeff Lewandowski returned the opening kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown and the Eagles (5-0, 3-0) were off to the races in a victory over the Rebels (2-3). Senior running back Cole Rogers and junior running back James McCarthy each ran for two touchdowns while senior quarterback Matt Mosquera tossed touchdown passes to Tom Marron and Tom Coffey.
Junior cornerback Maxx Imsho had a pair of interceptions, including one he returned 45 yards to set up a touchdown.
Class B South
Point Boro 26, Central 21
The Panthers (5-0, 4-0) rallied from a 21-7 halftime deficit for a huge divisional victory over the Golden Eagles (3-2, 2-2).
Senior quarterback Noah Husak ran for 88 yards and three touchdowns and senior fullback Nate Husak ran for a game-high 178 yards and a touchdown to help Point Boro start 5-0 for the first time since 2007. Junior defensive back Kyler Rossi came up with a crucial interception in the third quarter that set up Noah Husak's short touchdown run that put Point Boro up 26-21.
Junior running back Mike Bickford ran for 120 yards and three touchdowns for Central. He scored on runs of 46, 24 and 1.
No. 3 St. John Vianney 35, Manchester 0
Senior quarterback Anthony Brown tossed a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and the Lancers (5-0) defeats the Hawks (0-5) in a game that was called at halftime due to the rain and lightning.
No. 4 Brick 19, Wall 0
Tom Zbranak Joe Sclafani each ran for touchdowns and Zbranak also fired a touchdown pass to Matt Schleifer, while the Dragons' defense recorded its fourth straight shutout in a win over the Crimson Knights (1-4). Brick (5-0) has allowed just six points in five games this season, an average of 1.2 points per game.
Zbranak had a four-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and Sclafani added a 13-yard scoring run. Schleifer hauled in a 12-yard touchdown reception from Zbranak late in the second quarter.
No. 6 Rumson-FH 28, Long Branch 0
A power outage in the third quarter halted play in Rumson, where the Bulldogs held a four-touchdown lead on the Green Wave in the third quarter. The NJSIAA will decide Saturday morning whether the score is a final or if it will be resumed in the third quarter.
Junior quarterback Mike O'Connor had a 52-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, junior Bryan Hess had a 16-yard touchdown run and junior running back Matt Vecchiarelli ran for touchdowns of 58 and 1 yards and finished with 124 yards in two plus quarters.
No. 9 Red Bank 30, No. 10 Raritan 14
The Bucs (5-0) used a balanced rushing attack and another stout defensive performance to win a battle of unbeaten teams with the Rockets (3-1).
Senior Jack O'Connor kicked field goals of 30, 42 and 22 yards, seniors Alim Godsey and Sadiq Palmer ran for touchdowns and senior quarterback Jack Navitsky threw a touchdown to senior Matt Reardon. Red Bank ran for 253 yards as a team with Palmer leading the way with 81 and a late 40-yard touchdown run. Godsey had 73 yards and a touchdown and senior Teddy Mitchell added 52 yards on the ground. Navitsky finished with 92 yards passing and a touchdown.
Senior running back Derek Ernst led Raritan with 143 yards rushing and a touchdown on 27 carries. He ran for a 60-yard touchdown in the third quarter to pull the Rockets to within 16-8. Senior Jordan Rodriguez took over at quarterback in the second half and had an 18-yard touchdown pass to senior Nick Pasquin. Rodriguez also completed a 2-pt conversion pass to junior Ryan Dickens.
Ocean 17, Middletown North 14
Senior Matt Fisher kicked a 29-yard field goal with 24 seconds left in regulation to lift the Spartans (4-1) past the Lions (3-2) in a key nondivisional game.
Senior running back Tyler Thompson scored a pair of short rushing touchdowns for Ocean and senior linebacker Tyler Rossback intercepted a pass at Middletown North's 35-yard line to set up Fisher's game-winning kick.
Manalapan 40, Lacey 14
Senior running back Marcus Salinas ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries, and sophomore Naim Mayfield ran for a 22-yard touchdown and also returned a punt 53 yards for a touchdown as the Braves (4-1) bounced back from a loss last week by blowing out the Lions (0-5).
Senior David Blumenberg had an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the game for Manalapan. Sophomore Luke Corcione got the start at quarterback for the Braves and went 5-for-6 for 105 yards and his first career varsity touchdown. He tossed an 11-yard score to Sonny Hossain in the second quarter. Corcione had to sit out the first four games after transferring back to the Manalapan school district from Red Bank Catholic.
Monmouth 35, Pinelands 12
Senior Malik Wiggins ran for a pair of touchdowns and senior Ely Velez ran for a 79-yard touchdown as the Falcons (2-3) upended the Wildcats (0-5).
Matawan 33, Colonia 14
Senior running back Makiya Ceasar ran for three touchdowns and sophomore quarterback George Pearson threw touchdown passes of 85 and 52 yards to senior wide receiver Shawn Ramcheran as the Huskies (2-3) won their second straight by stopping the Patriots (3-2).
Point Beach 43, Dunellen 20
Junior receiver Connor Kells caught two touchdown passes and also returned a punt for a touchdown to lead the Garnet Gulls (3-2) to a blowout win over the Destroyers (0-4). Luke Frauenheim, Bradley Parry and Jacob Clement adding rushing touchdowns for Point Beach, which led 36-0 at halftime.