Scores and details from Friday's high school football action

Tyler Thompson and Ocean welcome Long Branch on Friday night for a big Class B North showdown between Top 10 teams. (Photo by Dave Thorne).

Class A North

Howell 21, Freehold Township 20

Senior quarterback Connor McGlynn ran for a 10-yard touchdown late in the third quarter and Tom Wilson added his third extra point to give the Rebels (3-3, 2-1) a 21-20 lead and the Rebels' defensive back Tyler Smalls came up with a game-sealing interception in the end zone with under a minute left in the game to knock off the Patriots (1-5, 1-3).

Junior Jarvis Leaks opened the game with a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for Howell, and McGlynn also threw a touchdown pass to Mike Reilly.

Matt Pine had a 3-yard touchdown run, and Collin Bitsko had touchdown runs of 2 and 10 yards in the loss for Freehold Township.

No. 2 Manalapan 48, No. 3 Colts Neck 18

The Braves (6-0, 4-0) handed the Cougars (5-1, 2-1) their first loss and took a huge step toward their fourth straight Class A North crown, while also winning their 20th straight divisional game and their 21st straight game against Shore Conference competition.

Senior wide receiver Saeed Blacknall had six catches for 68 yards and caught three touchdown passes from junior quarterback Dan Anerella for the Braves. Senior tailback Tyler Leonetti added 162 yards rushing and a touchdown on 30 carries, and junior kicker Mike Caggiano booted field goals of 25 and 31 yards in the win. Jake McCourt also had a 5-yard touchdown run following a blocked punt by Will Meany.

Senior tailback/linebacker Anthony Gargiulo had 87 yards rushing and all three Cougars' touchdowns on a 49-yard catch on a screen pass, a 38-yard interception return and a 38-yard run.

No. 9 Middletown South 52, Marlboro 18

Senior tight end/defensive lineman Tayler Hendrickson had a touchdown catch from quarterback Kyle Brey and a pair of sacks as the Eagles (4-2, 3-1) picked up a win over the Mustangs (0-6, 0-5).

Running back Jeremy Concepcion added a pair of touchdown runs in the victory.

Class A Central

St. John Vianney 33, Monmouth 19

Senior quarterback Billy DeMato threw three touchdown passes and Tim Hopkinson added a touchdown run as the Lancers (2-4, 1-3) picked up a win over the Falcons (2-4, 1-3) in their first game since the tragic death of former Lancers standout/assistant coach Ricky Vesce in a car accident on Sunday.

Quarterback James Green threw a pair of touchdown passes to Dylan Brown in the loss for Monmouth.

Class A South

Jackson Memorial 62, No. 7 Lacey 44

Senior tailback Khani Glover exploded for a career-high 302 yards rushing, becoming only the second back in Jaguars history to go over 300 yards, and had three scores as the Jaguars (4-2, 4-1) set a single-game school record for points and handed the Lions (5-2, 3-2) their second straight loss in a wild game.

Senior fullback Ken Bradley also had a huge game with five touchdown runs in the victory for the Jaguars, who ran for 500 yards as a team. Brody Graham also caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Joe DeMaio in the win.

Senior quarterback Tom Kelly threw four touchdown passes and also ran for a score in the loss for Lacey. He threw a 3-yard score to Isaiah Brown, a 2-yard touchdown to Mike Bocchini, a 75-yard strike to senior wideout Christian Tutela and another 23-yard touchdown pass to Tutela. Tutela also threw a touchdown pass to Bocchini on a halfback option play.

Toms River South 35, Toms River East 0

Khaleel Greene ran for a pair of touchdowns and quarterback Tymere Berry threw a touchdown pass and also ran for a score to help the Indians (4-2, 3-2) blank the Raiders (2-5, 1-4), as the Toms River South defense has now registered six straight quarters of shutout football and its first shutout win since 2011.

Billy Kosh had a 7-yard touchdown run and Jared Egan caught a 39-yard touchdown pass in the win.

No. 4 Ocean 21, No. 10 Long Branch 6

The Spartans (6-0, 4-0) are 6-0 for the first time since 1993, as sophomore tailback Tyler Thompson had 155 yards rushing and a touchdown and senior Cole Mehr had a 6-yard touchdown run and a 42-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Royal Moore to lead the way.

Jordan Rodriguez threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Myson Pennington in the loss for Long Branch. Ocean's defense has now allowed seven or less points in five straight games.

Matawan 10, Red Bank 7

Devon Spann had a touchdown run and Mike Creamer hit a 29-yard field goal as the Huskies (4-2, 3-2) built a 10-0 lead and held on for a win over the Bucs (1-5, 1-3).

Class B South

Central 34, Lakewood 28 (OT)

A 25-yard touchdown run by Javon Hardy in overtime gave the Golden Eagles (4-2, 4-1) a thrilling win over the Piners (4-2, 3-2) and a big boost to their playoff aspirations.

Central sent the game into overtime when senior quarterback Marquis Drumright threw a touchdown pass to wideout Isaiah Akers and then hit running back Mike Yager with a two-point conversion pass in the fourth quarter. Akers also had a 40-yard touchdown catch in the win.

Junior tailback Chapelle Cook ran for a pair of touchdowns in the loss for Lakewood.

Jackson Liberty 20, Pinelands 0 

Sophomore Ryan VanWickle ran for a pair of touchdowns and quarterback John Veneziano threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Matt Pinto as the Lions (2-4, 2-3) blanked the Wildcats (1-6, 1-4).

No. 6 Barnegat 40, Point Boro 0

Junior Manny Bowen ran for two touchdowns and caught another in his first game in the backfield following the season-ending injury to starter A.J. Opre, and sophomore Paul Wickwire had a 51-yard touchdown run as the Bengals (6-0, 5-0) continued their best start ever by rolling past the Panthers (0-7, 0-5).

Junior quarterback Cinjun Erskine threw a 4-yard touchdown to Bowen and a 12-yard touchdown pass to junior Kyle Morris. Mark Magoon added a 6-yard touchdown run in the win.


Asbury Park 32, Metuchen 0

Senior quarterback Robert Barksdale ran for a 14-yard score and threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Tyquis Davis as the Blue Bishops (4-2) put together their best game of the season on their way to shutting out the Blue Jays (2-4).

Charles Sanders added a 3-yard touchdown run, Daquane Bland-Bennett had a 44-yard touchdown run, and Jaedon Stephens returned a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown in the win.

South Brunswick 28, Middletown North 21

Chad Freshnock ran for touchdowns of 68 and 9 yards and freshman quarterback Donald Glenn threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Pitts as the Lions (2-4) gave the defending Central Jersey Group V champion Vikings (5-2) all they could handle in a loss on the road.

Raritan 38, Colonia 18

The Rockets (2-5) went on the road and stunned the Patriots (5-2), as senior running back Jared Collins had three touchdowns, two on the ground and one receiving, to give a huge boost to Raritan's state playoff hopes.

Collins ran for touchdowns of 4 and 25 yards and also had a 63-yard touchdown on a screen pass from quarterback Riley Sullivan as Raritan roared out to a 31-0 lead by the early third quarter. Sullivan and senior running back Tyler Jones each had 1-yard touchdown runs, and kicker Tom Pulcine nailed a 37-yard field goal in the win.

Pt. Beach 40, Highland Park 8

Senior Noah Yates returned his Shore Conference-leading seventh interception for a 90-yard touchdown and also had a 46-yard touchdown catch from junior quarterback Jake Fioretti as the Garnet Gulls (6-1) zoomed out to a 40-0 lead early in the second quarter on their way to a win over the Owls (0-7).

Junior fullback Joe Wegrzniak had 106 yards rushing and a touchdown on only four carries, and Fioretti also threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to Marshall Gombos in the win. Jake Delorenzo and Mike Frauenheim each added touchdown runs.

High School Football Scores From Around New Jersey from the Associated Press

Allentown 21, Nottingham 8

Asbury Park 32, Metuchen 0

Barnegat 40, Point Pleasant Boro 0

Becton 39, Wood-Ridge 26

Bernards 56, Bound Brook 14

Bordentown 42, Holy Cross 29

Brearley 6, Pingry 0

Bridgeton 48, Pleasantville 0

Butler 56, Wallkill Valley 21

Camden 42, Deptford 18

Carteret 7, Bishop Ahr 6

Cedar Creek 29, Middle Township 19

Central Regional 34, Lakewood 28, OT

Cherokee 28, Eastern 21

Clayton 48, Pennsville Memorial 6

Collingswood 27, Audubon 6

Delaware Valley Regional 35, North Plainfield 12

Delsea 42, Bishop Eustace Prep 14

Dover 46, Newton 7

Eastside Paterson 22, Clifton 18

Elizabeth 36, Linden 20

Elmwood Park 31, Hawthorne 7

Emerson 23, Park Ridge 7

Florence 41, Maple Shade 20

Garfield 28, Lyndhurst 24

Glen Rock 34, Rutherford 7

Gloucester City 44, Wildwood 8

Hammonton 30, Mainland Regional 15

Hanover Park 14, Kittatinny 7

Hasbrouck Heights 39, Waldwick 7

Highland 27, Glassboro 16

Hillsborough 38, Montgomery 16

Hoboken 59, Snyder 22

Holy Spirit def. Lower Cape May Regional, forfeit

Hopewell Valley Central 42, Steinert 0

Howell 21, Freehold Township 20

Immaculata 16, Hunterdon Central 13

Iselin Kennedy 38, Woodbridge 0

J.P. Stevens 30, East Brunswick 20

Jackson Liberty 20, Pinelands Regional 0

Jackson Memorial 62, Lacey 44

Jefferson 28, Hackettstown 7

Johnson 24, Somerville 0

Kingsway 55, Pennsauken 19

Mahwah 52, Ridgefield Park 12

Manalapan 48, Colts Neck 18

Matawan 10, Red Bank Regional 7

Memorial 33, Kearny 6

Middletown South 52, Marlboro 18

Millville 42, Egg Harbor 13

Moorestown 41, Cherry Hill West 13

Morris Hills 28, Vernon 27

Mount Olive 25, High Point 15

Mountain Lakes 34, Boonton 0

New Egypt 28, Riverside 12

New Milford 31, Cresskill 13

North Hunterdon 31, Bridgewater-Raritan 14

Northern Burlington 40, West Windsor-Plainsboro North 13

Northern Highlands 50, Wayne Valley 0

Notre Dame 26, West Windsor-Plainsboro South 0

Ocean City 21, Vineland 7

Ocean Township 21, Long Branch 6

Old Bridge 28, Edison 0

Old Tappan 45, Lakeland 28

Palisades Park 35, North Arlington 14

Paramus 35, Ramapo 7

Parsippany 37, Sussex Tech 34

Pascack Valley 42, Demarest 0

Passaic 22, Bergen Tech 21

Passaic Valley 21, Wayne Hills 17

Penns Grove 14, Schalick 6

Pequannock 28, Kinnelon 21

Perth Amboy 39, New Brunswick 13

Piscataway 35, Monroe 19

Point Pleasant Beach 40, Highland Park 8

Ramsey 45, Fort Lee 13

Randolph 31, Roxbury 3

Raritan 38, Colonia 18

Ridge 49, Cranford 28

Ridgefield 34, Harrison 7

Ridgewood 53, Fair Lawn 6

River Dell 35, Indian Hills 0

Salem 44, Pitman 14

Sayreville 49, North Brunswick 14

Seneca 7, Camden Catholic 3

Shabazz 12, Newark Central 9

Shawnee 35, Winslow 0

South Brunswick 28, Middletown North 21

South Hunterdon 48, Jonathan Dayton 13

Spotswood 29, Dunellen 19

St. Augustine 45, Buena Regional 21

St. John Vianney 33, Monmouth 19

St. Peter's Prep 42, Bayonne 0

Sterling 28, Overbrook 20

Summit 49, Warren Hills 28

Timber Creek 8, Paul VI 7

Toms River South 35, Toms River East 0

Triton 55, Clearview Regional 35

Union 42, Franklin 0

Union City 65, Ferris 0

Voorhees 48, Belvidere 0

Wallington 45, Weehawken 42

Weequahic 59, Glen Ridge 0

West Deptford 31, Haddonfield 14

West Orange 34, Columbia 6

Westwood 38, Morrow-Englewood 0

Williamstown 33, Lenape 13

Woodstown 20, Gloucester Catholic 8