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




Saturday, Nov. 7

Class A North

No. 1 Middletown South 38, Freehold 7

Senior running back Cole Rogers ran for 215 yards and three touchdowns and the Eagles' defense shut out the Colonials in the second half to clinch at least a share of the Class A North title.

Rogers scored on runs of 36 and 7 yards in the first half and added a 15-yard touchdown run in the second half. Senior quarterback Matt Mosquera threw for 135 yards and a 30-yard touchdown to Jeff Lewandowski. Mosquera also kicked a 35-yard field goal. Junior running back James McCarthy added a short touchdown run for the unbeaten Eagles (8-0, 5-0).

The win also cemented Middletown South's position as the No. 1 seed in the North 2, Group IV sectional playoffs.

Freehold (6-3, 4-2) scored its only points on a 15-yard touchdown pass form Jake Curry Markee Gill.


Class A South

Lacey 9, Toms River East 0

Chase Stephenson ran for an 18-yard touchdown and Pat Davis kicked a 35-yard field goal as the Lions (2-7, 1-6) blanked the Raiders (0-9, 0-7).


Class B North

No. 8 Ocean 26, Colts Neck 0

Junior quarterback Kenny Pickett threw three touchdown passes and senior running back Tyler Thompson ran for 150 yards and a touchdown as the Spartans (7-1, 5-1) blanked the Cougars (1-8, 1-5) to lock up the No. 2 seed in the Central Jersey Group III playoffs.

Picket threw touchdown passes of 4 and 24 yard to Aldarelli and tossed a four-yard touchdown to Stoothoff. Thompson scored on a 13-yard run in the second half. Aldarelli and Ruquan Dean had interceptions for the Ocean defense, which recorded its first shutout of the season.


Class B Central

Keyport 35, Keansburg 12

Desmond Underwood ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns and Ky'Sun Pryor ran for 85 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Red Raiders (5-4, 3-2) past the Titans (1-8, 0-5) in their latest Bayshore battle.

Zack Frick had 3.5 sacks for Keyport.

Arkeyel Brown ran for touchdown and Keansburg also returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown.


Clas B South

Point Boro 14, Lakewood 13

Senior quarterback Noah Husak scored on a 3-yard run with 50 seconds left in regulation to tie the score, and senior Colin Ansbach delivered the extra point to give the Panthers (8-1, 6-1) the thrilling victory and a share of the Class B South division title with the Piners (6-2, 6-1).

A 32-yard halfback pass from senior running back Gene Franceschini to junior wide receiver Hayden Frey helped set up the game-winning score, as did a controversial pass interference call against Lakewood that moved the ball to the Piners' 16-yard line. After the Panthers took the lead, Franceschini intercepted Lakewood quarterback Zyhier Jones to seal the victory.

Lakewood had taken a 13-7 in the third quarter when sophomore defensive lineman Josh Lezin jarred the ball loose with a big hit on Husak and Jaqel Hunter picked it up and raced 65 yards for a touchdown. The extra point was low and blocked by Franceschini, which would prove to be a big moment in the game.

Lakewood took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 2-yard touchdown run by senior Amir Tyler, who extended the drive with a 21-yard catch on fourth down. Point Boro answered in the second quarter when Husak got free for a 33-yard touchdown run.

Point Boro's defense held Tyler to 40 yards rushing and 21 receiving. He entered the game  with 885 yard rushing and 16 touchdowns, averaging 11.2 yards per carry.

The division title is the first for Point Boro since 2008, while Lakewood's share of the title is the first for the Piners since 2000.



Marlboro 26, J.P. Stevens 7

Sophomore running back Johnny Helff scored three touchdowns to lead the Mustangs (1-8) to their first win of the season by topping the Hawks (0-8).

Helff scored on runs of 1 and 42 yards and also threw a touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Tyler Tanen. Junior running back Cameron Caorsi added a 55-yard touchdown run.