Scores and details from Saturday's NJSIAA playoffs.




NJSIAA Playoffs


Central Jersey Group V

5-Manalapan 20, 4-Trenton 7

A touchdown run by senior running back Marcus Salinas in the third quarter provided the points the defending-champion Braves (6-4) would need to outlast the Tornados (5-5) and advance to the sectional semifinals.

A field goal by junior Cody Weiner had Manalapan up 3-0 at halftime, and Salinas' 7-yard run early the second half gave the Braves a 10-0 advantage. Sophomore quarterback Luke Corcione tossed a 12-yard touchdown pass to Reily Radosevich to extend the lead to 17-0 in the third quarter.

Trenton cut the lead to 10 points on a 25-yard touchdown pass by Donovan Ford, but Weiner's second field goal put the Braves up by 13.

Manalapan will play at top-seeded South Brunswick in the semifinals. The Braves beat the Vikings in last season's final to win their first sectional title in program history.


Central Jersey Group IV

5-Allentown 10, 4-Freehold 7

Junior quarterback Jordan Winston tossed a 44-yard touchdown pass to Rick Mottram on the final play of the third quarter and the Redbirds (6-4) ran out the final 6:35 to defeat the Colonials (6-4) and advance to the sectionals semifinals.

Winston ran for 100 yards and junior running back Joe Mannino rumbled for 123 yards. Winston was also 5-for-5 passing for 126 yards. Matt Fritsky added a 24-yard field goal.

Sophomore running back Ashante Worthy ran for a game-high 157 yards and scored a 35-yard touchdown for Freehold.

Allentown will play at top-seeded Brick Memorial (8-2) next Friday night.


South Jersey Group III

5-Seneca 27, 4-Lakewood 6

Sam Pawlikowski ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries to power the Golden Eagles (6-3) past the Piners (6-3) in the first round.

Pawlikowski scored on a 3-yard run in the first quarter to give Seneca a 7-0 lead it held through halftime. He sandwiched touchdown runs of 12 and 6 around a 2-yard scoring run by Sam Jordan in the second half.

Zyhier Jones threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Adiam Palmer for Lakewood. The Piners will conclude their season on Thanksgiving against Toms River South.


Non-Public Group III

5-Red Bank Catholic 21, 4-Pope John 14

Senior Dylan Murphy ran for three touchdowns to lead the defending-champion Caseys (8-2) past the Lions (7-3).

Murphy scored on a 4-yard run late in the first quarter for a 7-0 RBC lead, and put the Caseys ahead 14-7 with a 1-yard run that was set up by a 60-yard run by Mike Wilen. Murphy's 34-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter extended RBC's lead to 21-7, and he recovered a fumble early in the fourth quarter to stop a Pope John drive.

Red Bank Catholic will play at top-seeded St. John Vianney (10-0) in next weekend's group semifinals.


Non-Public Group II

1-Montclair Kimberley Academy 13, 8-Mater Dei Prep 12

The Seraphs (3-7) nearly pulled a shocking up set, but lost a heartbreaker to the Cougars (10-0) on the final play of the game.


NJSIAA Regional Crossover Games

Pinelands 21, Lower Cape May 18

Monmouth 35, Ewing 6

Colts Neck 9, Nottingham 7

Lacey 31, Cumberland 6

Ocean City 23, Manasquan 20

South River 33, Keansburg 14