Mike Husni’s 5 Touchdowns Lead Toms River North Past Marlboro
By Vin Ebenau - Shore Sports Network Contributor
TOMS RIVER — Behind another big game from junior quarterback Mike Husni, Toms River North cruised to a 42-0 Shore Conference nondivisional victory over Marlboro on Saturday afternoon at Gernard Field.
Rain, wind, and Husni were the stories of the day as the Mariners used their run game to power past the Mustangs on a blustery day. Husni ran for 155 yard and four touchdowns on just seven carries - all in the first half - and also threw a touchdown pass to lead the Mariners to their third win of the season. He sat most of the second half, as did most of the Mariners starters as they prepare for Jackson Memorial next Friday night.
The game began much like most seemed to around the Shore Conference under the slippery conditions, and the special teams paid the price. After Tyler Tanen ran 60 yards up field on the opening kickoff for the Mustangs, the would finish with minus-7 total yards on their first drive, giving North the ball at its own 19. The next play from scrimmage was the first offensive play for the Mariners as Husni zig-zagged his way through the defense on his way to an 81-yard rushing touchdown to set the table for a monster performance.
After a Marlboro punt late in the first quarter, the Mariners drove 74 yards and capped the drive with a 31-yard touchdown run by Husni. with 1:41 left. The Mustangs fumbled on the first play of the next possession and the Mariners took advantage of the turnover by opening a 21-0 lead on a Husni 6-yard touchdown run with 9:44 left in the first half.
After a Mustangs three-and-out, the Mariners capped off another scoring drive as Husni scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the first half from 19 yards out for a 28-0 lead. A Mustangs fumble gave Toms River North the ball back, and Husni then threw his only pass of the day to Andrew Daniluk for an 18-yard touchdown and a 35-0 lead.
Senior running back Asante Moorer added a 19-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for a 42-0 lead.