Scores and details from Friday's Shore Conference football games.




Friday, Oct. 30

Class A North

Freehold 28, Manalapan 13

The Colonials (6-2, 4-1) scored the final 21 points of the game to defeat Manalapan (4-4, 2-3) for the first time in at least 12 years. Sophomore running back Ashante Worthy ran for two touchdowns, caught a touchdown and had an interception on defense, and senior quarterback Jake Curry threw a pair of touchdown passes to fuel the victory.

Worthy had touchdown runs of 31 and 2 yards, and also hauled in a 49-yard touchdown reception. Curry also thew a 12-yard touchdown pass to Markee Gill.

Senior running back Marcus Salinas scored on a 4-yard run and junior quarterback Cody Wiener threw a 13-yard touchdown to Sonny Hossain for Manalapan.


Howell 35, Marlboro 7


Class A Central

No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 21, Raritan 20

Rumson safety Mike Murdock sniffed out a two-point conversion attempt on a fake extra point after Raritan (3-4, 2-2) had scored late in the game to enable Rumson (6-1, 4-1) to hold on for the tight victory.

The holder snapped the ball to wide receiver Jordan Smith, who was stopped just short of the goal line by Murdock. Smith had caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Marc Carnivale to pull the Rockets within one point.

Rumson junior quarterback Mike O'Connor ran for 135 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and also threw for 130 yards and a  touchdown, a 5-yard strike to junior tight end Mike Ruane. Junior running back Bryan Hess ran for 135 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries.

Raritan senior running back Derek Ernst ran for 115 yards and a touchdown while Carnivale threw for 190 and two touchdowns.


Class A South

No. 7 Toms River North 26, No. 3 Brick 14

The Mariners (7-1, 6-1) did what no Shore Conference team had been able to do against the Green Dragons (7-1, 5-1) in rushing for 381 yards and scoring four times against Brick's top-ranked defense for a huge divisional victory.

Senior running back Asante Moorer was a force with 182 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 26 carries and junior quarterback Mike Husni ran for 118 yards and a score. Sophomore running back Daryn Blackwell added a touchdown and finished with 58 yards on six carries as Toms River North's offensive line won the battle against Brick's vaunted front.

The win clinches at least a tie for the Class A South title for Toms River North, which has completed its divisional schedule. Brick can clinch a tie with a win over Toms River South next week, while Brick Memorial can make it a tri-championship with a win over Southern next week.

Senior quarterback Tom Zbranak threw for 158 yards and two touchdowns, both of which went to junior wide receiver Ja'Sir Taylor. A 77-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter and a 38-yard score in the third quarter helped Brick tie the score at 14. Taylor finished with four receptions for 140 yards and also ran for 45 yards.


No. 6 Brick Memorial 31, Toms River South 7

Senior quarterback Tim Santiago ran for 182 yards and a touchdown and also threw a touchdown pass to lead the Mustangs (6-2, 5-1) past the Indians (4-3, 3-3).

Santiago had a 71-yard touchdown run and also connected with senior Matt Cuppari on a 28-yard score. Cuppari also had a 37-yard field goal. Senior running back Elie Lavarin ran for a 35-yard touchdown and sophomore fullback Tony Thorpe added a 9-yard touchdown run.

Sophomore quarterback T.J. Scuderi threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to senior Malcolm Gillespie for Toms River South.


Jackson Memorial 30, Toms River East 0

Junior running back Mike Gawlik ran for 149 yards and a touchdown and the Jaguars' (5-3, 4-3) defense notched its third shutout of the season in blanking the Raiders (0-8, 0-6).

Senior wide receiver Kyle Johnson threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to senior running back Vinny Lee and sophomore quarterback A.J. Tolmachewich tossed a 2-yard touchdown to senior tight end Tyler Towns. Connor Testa blocked a punt that was recovered for a touchdown and senior Jared Calhoun kicked a 20-yard field goal.


Class B North

No. 9 Ocean 42, No. 8 Red Bank Catholic 35

Junior quarterback Kenny Pickett threw an 81-yard touchdown pass to senior Ruquan Dean, then scored on a 2-yard quarterback keeper with 25 seconds left in regulation to lead a dramatic comeback by the Spartans (6-1, 4-1) against the Caseys (6-2, 4-2).

Red Bank Catholic led 35-27 before Dean's touchdown catch and the two-point conversion that followed pulled Ocean even. The Spartans defense then forced a turnover on downs to set up the game-winning drive.

Picket finished with three touchdown passes as he connected with Quadric Quadratullah on a 13-yard score in the first quarter and a 15-yarder to Joey Alderelli in the third quarter. Senior running back Tyler Thompson ran for a 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Senior quarterback Eddie Hahn had a hand in all five Red Bank Catholic touchdowns with four passing touchdowns and a rushing score. He his senior wide receiver Mike Balzofiore on touchdown passes of 23, 31 and 59 yards, and also hit Dan Lukawski with a 36-yard score. He ran for a 9-yard touchdown in the third quarter to tie the score at 21.


Class B Central

Asbury Park 40, Keansburg 0

Quarterback Davon Thompson threw touchdown passes to Travor Saunders and Jaedon Stephens in the first half and the Blue Bishops (6-1, 3-1) recorded their first shutout since 2013 in blanking the Titans (1-7, 0-4).


No. 10 Shore 42, Point Beach 7

Senior running backs Alex Johnson and Doug Goldsmith each ran for 100 yards and Shore's defense held Point Beach to 115 total yards to take one more step toward securing the Class B Central title for the third straight season.

Johnson had touchdown runs of 2 and 21 yards, and Goldsmith scored on a 4-yard run in the first half. Connor Rempel opened the scoring with a 5-yard touchdown catch from junior quarterback Matt Pennel before scoring runs by Johnson and Goldsmith put the Blue Devils (7-0, 4-0) up 21-0 at halftime.

Penny added a 1-yard run in the third quarter, Johnson scored his second touchdown and Jack Britton scored on a 20-yard run to put Shore up 42-7. Point Beach avoided the shutout when freshman running back Bradley Parry scored on a 1-yard run.


Class B South

Jackson Liberty 25, Point Boro 22 (OT)

Braden Yorke kicked a 37-yard field goal in overtime after Jackson Liberty's defense had stopped Point Boro to give the Lions (4-4, 3-3) a stunning win that hands the Panthers (7-1, 5-1) their first loss.


Central 48, Donovan Catholic 21

Junior running back Mike Bickford scored four touchdowns to power the Golden Eagles (5-3, 4-2) past the Griffins (3-5, 3-3).


Pinelands 28, Manchester 21

Will Jenkins scored on runs of 10 and 2 yards, Brennan Richardson scored on a 40-yard run and Dean Desanzo ran for a 50-yard touchdown as the Wildcats (1-7, 1-5) opened a 28-14 halftime lead and held on for their first win of the season.

Alex Lunn had two touchdown runs and Jashir Cooper ran for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter for Manchester (0-7, 0-6).



No. 4 Red Bank 37, Holmdel 6

Senior quarterback Jack Navitsky ran for touchdowns of 1 and 4 yards and also threw a 24-yard touchdown to senior wide receiver Sadiq Palmer as the Bucs (7-0) remained undefeated with a win over the Hornets (1-6).

Senior running back Alim Godsey had a 17-yard touchdown run, Ian Fitzgerald ran for a 14-yard score and Jack O'Connor connected on a 30-yard field goal Red Bank.



Freehold Township 52, Edison 28

Quarterback Jack O'Brien threw four touchdown passes, Anthony Lott ran and threw for a touchdown and Nick Galanti caught three touchdown passes and kicked a field goal as the Patriots (4-4) look to have secured just their second playoff berth in program history thanks to a win over the Eagles (2-6).

Tyrique Hall had a 55-yard touchdown run and also caught a touchdown pass from Lotti on a trick play. O'Brien had a touchdown pass to Adrian Rybaltowski to go with his three touchdown passes to Galanti.


Middletown North 36, North Brunswick 18

Junior quarterback Donald Glenn threw touchdown passes to Brendan Kube and Matt Harrison and also ran for a touchdown to lead the Lions (5-2) past the Raiders (2-6).

Matt Dombrowski added an interception return for a touchdown for Middletown North.