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





Saturday, Oct. 24


No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 30, Lakewood 14

Junior quarterback Mike O'Connor threw touchdown passes to Elijah McAllister and John Kingdon and the Bulldogs defense put forth another stout effort as Rumson (5-1) handed the Piners (5-1) their first loss of the season.

O'Connor tossed a 15-yard touchdown pass to McAllister in the first quarter and a 14-yard pass to Kingdon in the second quarter to help the Bulldogs grab a 21-0 halftime lead. Senior defensive back Mike Caruso returned an interception 87 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter to give Rumson a 14-0 lead.

Thomas Chapin's 34-yard field goal in the third quarter and a seven-yard touchdown run by junior running back Bryan Hess in the fourth quarter rounded out the scoring for Rumson.

Lakewood senior Amir Tyler had a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown, and also made a ridiculous one-handed catch on an 18-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Zyhier Jones, who finished with 132 yards passing.


Freehold 45, Toms River East 20

Senior quarterback Jake Curry completed all 14 of his pass attempts for 261 yards and four touchdowns to power the Colonials (5-2) past the Raiders (0-7).

Jamel Smith-Rush caught six passes for 161 yards and a touchdown and sophomore running back Ashante Worthy ran for 139 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Smith-Rush also had a five-yard touchdown run to open the scoring, and later hauled in a touchdown reception from Curry. Matt Curcio's 15-yard touchdown catch made it 13-0 in the first quarter, and Matt Krauss brought down a 23-yard scoring catch for a 20-0 lead. Worthy's 29-yard touchdown catch late in the second half gave Freehold a 32-0 halftime lead, and he scored on a 48-yard run in the third quarter. Travis Sparks added an 8-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Avery Delalle scored on runs of 46 and 2 yards for Toms River East, and Matt Gannon caught a 30-yard touchdown as the Raiders scored 20 points in the fourth quarter.



No. 10 Shore 52, South River 7

Matt Pennel, Doug Goldsmith, Devin Mclaughlin and Alex Johnson scored first half touchdown before Josh Campi scored on a 60-yard punt return as the Blue Devils (6-0) opened a 35-7 lead en route to blowing out the Rams (0-6).


Spotswood 28, Keyport 21

Metuchen 36, Mater Dei Prep 0

Middlesex 40, Keansburg 20