NJSIAA playoffs, quarterfinals

Friday, Nov. 2

Non-Public Group 3

5-Pope John 33, 4-St. John Vianney 12

Junior quarterback C.J. Duell threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to freshman wide receiver Jayden Bellamy and a 33-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Kavon Chambers but it wasn't enough to stop the Lions (2-8) from eliminating the Lancers (4-5) from the playoffs.

 

Central Jersey Group 5

5-Manalapan 14, 4-Hunterdon Central 7

A 1-yard touchdown run by senior Dale Sieczkowski with 3:07 left in regulation lifted the Braves (6-3) road victory over the Red Devils (5-4).

Jack Dematteo kicked field goals of 31 and 28 yards in the first half. Sean Kehley tossed a 2-point conversion pass to tight end Alex Claro following Sieczkowski's touchdown run.

Manalapan will play the winner of Saturday's game between top-seeded Sayreville and eighth-seeded Hillsborough in the semifinals.

 

Central Jersey Group 4

1-Long Branch 42, 8-Middletown North 0

Junior running back Jermaine Corbett ran for 126 yards and scored two touchdowns and also had a touchdown catch, while the Green Wave (8-1) defense intercepted four passes to key a rout of the Lions (1-7).

Corbett had touchdown runs of 5 and 17 yards and also took a screen pass 15 yards for a score as Long Branch opened up a 35-0 halftime lead. Senior quarterback Marc Dennis also tossed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Niles Montgomery and Jah'Kwan Gordon returned an interception for a touchdown in the second half. Devyn Blount, Jarell Sherin and Luke Arnold also had interceptions as Long Branch held Middletown North to 163 total yards in recording its fifth shutout of the season.

Long Branch, the defending sectional champion, will host the winner of Saturday's game between fourth-seeded Freehold and fifth-seeded Brick Memorial in the semifinals.

 

2-Middletown South 35, 7-Northern Burlington 14

Senior quarterback Trevor Brey had a pair of touchdown runs and also threw a touchdown pass to Connor Ard as the Eagles (7-2) topped the Greyhounds (6-3) to advance to the semifinals.

Brey had a 33-yard touchdown pass to Ard to open the scoring and then ran for touchdowns of 17 and 21 yards to stake the Eagles to a 21-0 halftime lead. A 41-yard touchdown run by Jamie Petrillo pushed the lead to 28-0 and after two Northern Burlington touchdowns, Vin Condito barrelled in for a 2-yard touchdown run.

Brey finished with 121 yards rushing on 15 carries and threw for 135 yards on 8 of 16 passing. Petrillo ran for 96 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and Condito ran for 61 yards as the Eagles ran for 318 yards and rolled up 453 yards of offense.

Middletown South will host the winner of Saturday night's game between No. 3 Brick and No. 6 Jackson Memorial.

 

Central Jersey Group 3

3-Red Bank 30, 6-Allentown 13

Junior running back Makai Mickens ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns and senior Nigel Mitchell ran for 114 yards and a touchdown and also caught a touchdown as the Bucs (7-1) pulled away from the Redbirds (4-5) in the third quarter.

Mitchell had a 46-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game and then caught a 14-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to give Red Bank a 14-13 lead. Mickens scored on a 16-yard run to make it 21-13 and then intercepted a pass to set up his own 70-yard touchdown run for a 28-13 lead. The Bucs added a safety to cap the scoring.

Robbie DeMarco had two interceptions, Mickens had one interception and Collin Chatto had a sack to lead Red Bank's defense.

The Bucs will play at second-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven in the semifinals.

 

4-Holmdel 42, 5-Nottingham 0

Senior running back Dean Gallo ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns and senior quarterback Jeff DeCicco also had three touchdown runs as the Hornets (8-1) walloped the North Stars to pick up their first playoff win since 2007.

Junior running back Cameron LaMountain also ran for over 100 yards as the Hornets rushed for nearly 500 yards. Gallo ripped off an 89-yard touchdown run on Holmdel's first offensive play and added another touchdown on the Hornets' second drive. A 26-yard touchdown run by DeCicco made it 21-0 and a 25-yard run by DeCicco pushed the lead to 28-0 at halftime.

Holmdel's defense recorded its fifth shutout of the season and is now allowing a Shore Conference-best 5.3 points per game this season.

Holmdel will play top-seeded and undefeated Somerville in the semifinals.

 

2-Rumson-Fair Haven 28, 7-Ocean 7

Sophomore running back Johnny Volker filled in for injured senior starter Alex Maldjian and produced 118 yards rushing and three touchdowns to help send the Bulldogs (7-2) past the Spartans (4-6).

Volker had touchdown runs of 11, 8 and 37 yards as the Bulldogs built a 21-7 halftime lead. Rumson found some breathing room in the fourth quarter when Collin Coles hit Ian O'Connor on a slant and O'Connor took it 97 yards for a touchdown.

Trebor Pena had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and ran for a team-high 85 yards for Ocean. Rumson's defense did not allow a touchdown and held Ocean to 132 yards of offense.

Rumson will host third-seeded Red Bank in the semifinals.

 

1-Somerville 35, 8-Raritan 14

 

Central Jersey Group 2

3-Cinnaminson 7, 6-Shore 0

Cinnaminson scored on a 1-yard touchdown pass with one second left in regulation to stun the Blue Devils and advance to the semifinals.

Cinnaminson will play the winner of Saturday's game between No. 2 Manasquan and No. 7 Delaware Valley.

 

Central Jersey Group 1

1-Willingboro 54, 8-Keyport 7

 

South Jersey Group 5

4-Vineland 33, 5-Toms River North 0

The Fighting Clan (5-4) dominated the Mariners (6-3) to pick up their first playoff win in program history.

 

South Jersey Group 3

5-Timber Creek 33, 4-Wall 28

 

South Jersey Group 2

3-West Deptford 53, 6-Barnegat 7

 

Saturday, Nov. 3

Non-Public Group 3

3-Mater Dei 35, 6-Donovan Catholic 21

A touchdown by Malik Ingram with 2:12 to play gave the Seraphs (9-1) the lead and they added an interception return for a touchdown with 1:10 left to survive a scare from the Griffins (6-3) and advance to the state semifinals.

Donovan Catholic led 13-6 at halftime and also led 21-20 with just over four minutes left in the game.

Mater Dei will play second-seeded DePaul in the semifinals.

 

Central Jersey Group 4

5-Brick Memorial 21, 4-Freehold 13

A 64-yard touchdown run by senior Jeff Lavarin on fourth-and-2 with 1:37 left in the third quarter tied the game and the extra point by junior Ryan McCombs stood up as the game-winning point as the Mustangs (4-5) rallied from a two-score hole to defeat the Colonials (5-4).

Trailing 14-13, Freehold stopped Brick Memorial on fourth down and got the ball back with 1:58 to play, but an interception by junior C.J. Lavarin clinched the win for the Mustangs. Senior quarterback Tyler Sindel added a late 47-yard touchdown run and McCombs recovered a fumble with 47 seconds left to send the Mustangs to the semifinals.

Sindel ran for a game-high 161 yards and two touchdowns and Jeff Lavarin ran for 90 yards and a score. Junior Mekhi Irving and senior Kyle McBride also had interceptions for a Mustangs defense that shut Freehold out over the final three quarters.

Freehold took a quick 6-0 lead on a 66-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Sha'Kim Shuler to senior Jake Hurler. A high snap on the extra point prevented the hold from being put down, and Hurler was tackled before he could make a play after picking up the loose ball. The Colonials' lead grew to 13-0 when senior Matt Krauss scored on a 3-yard run to cap a 63-yard drive.

Brick Memorial got on the board in the second quarter when Sindel broke a 45-yard run down to the Freehold 5-yard line and then scored on a 3-yard touchdown run.

Brick Memorial will play top-seeded Long Branch in the semifinals. The two teams met in Week 8 with Long Branch winning, 40-14.

 

3-Brick 17, 6-Jackson Memorial 3

The Dragons (7-2) turned in another dominating defensive performance to defeat the Jaguars (6-3) and advance to the semifinals.

Senior Joey Carchio had a huge game, unofficially finishing with 4.5 sacks and three tackles for loss to go along with 48 yards rushing and two touchdowns plus a 2-point conversion catch. Senior Jake Wynkoop kicked a 39-yard field goal while junior quarterback Anthony Prato ran for 85 yards and senior quarterback Jimmy Leblo ran for 62 yards. Leblo also pulled down his conference-leading sixth interception of the season.

Justin Burkert had a 22-yard field goal for Jackson Memorial.

Brick will play second-seeded Middletown South in the semifinals next Friday.

 

Central Jersey Group 2

2-Manasquan 40, 7-Delaware Valley 21

Senior running back Canyon Birch ran for over 150 yards and scored two touchdowns and senior James Pendergist had a touchdown run and a touchdown catch as the Warriors (7-1) advanced to the semifinals by defeating the Terriers (5-5).

Pendergist had a 37-yard touchdown run and also caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Ryan O'Leary. Riley Callahan also caught a touchdown pass from O'Leary and senior fullback Rashid Tuddles added a touchdown run. Manasquan led 33-6 at halftime.

The Warriors will host third-seeded Cinnaminson in the semifinals next Saturday.

 

Central Jersey Group 1

6-Asbury Park 27, 3-Woodbury 0

Sophomore running back Junior Haughton ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries and senior running back Quadir Lawson ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries as the Blue Bishops (4-4) traveled south and upset the Thundering Herd (5-3).

Lawson had five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble and Basean Fraser pulled down his fifth interception of the season to help lead the defense to the shutout.

Asbury Park will play at No. 2 Paulsboro in the semifinals.

 

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