Saturday Football Scoreboard, 9/13/14
Scores and details from Saturday's Shore Conference football action.
Saturday, Sept. 13
Class A North
No. 4 Manalapan 41, Marlboro 0
Simon Bublis had an interception return for a touchdown and senior tailback Imamu Mayfield had a 70-yard touchdown run as the Braves (1-0, 1-0) rolled past the Mustangs (0-2, 0-2) to open their season.
Junior Anthony Bassani added a 50-yard punt return for a touchdown in the win.
Class A Central
Monmouth 39, Holmdel 37
The Falcons (1-0, 1-0) came flying back from a 31-18 halftime deficit to edge the Hornets (0-1, 0-1) in their season opener as senior quarterback Jimmy Green ran for one touchdown and threw three touchdown passes, including the game-winning score to senior wideout Isaiah Searight in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback.
Green went 15-for-29 for 198 yards and three touchdowns passing and also ran for 60 yards and a touchdown on 8 carries.
Sophomore quarterback Aneesh Agrawal was outstanding in his debut as the starter for Holmdel, throwing three touchdown passes in the first half, all to Pete Savrides, to help the Hornets build a 13-point lead. Agrawal went 17-for-24 for 315 yards and threw four touchdown passes in the loss.
Class A South
No. 2 Brick 42, Brick Memorial 0
Senior quarterback Carmen Sclafani accounted for 305 total yards and three touchdowns between rushing and passing as the Green Dragons (1-0, 1-0) beat the Mustangs (0-1, 0-1) for the second straight season.
Sclafani threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end Simon Bingelis and a 42-yard strike to senior wideout Joe Phillips while also running for a 21-yard touchdown in the win. Senior running back/linebacker Ray Fattaruso had a 3-yard touchdown run and a 50-yard fumble return for a score, and senior cornerback Ja'Quez Johnson added a 30-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the win.
The defense registered its first shutout since 2011.
Toms River North 30, Lacey 14
Sophomore quarterback Mike Husni ran for touchdowns of 2 and 5 yards and also threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Jordan Craig as time expired in the first half to help the Mariners (1-0, 1-0) beat the Lions (0-1, 0-1) in their opener on the heels of a 1-9 season.
Junior tailback Asante Moorer added a 2-yard touchdown run, and sophomore kicker Kyle Bayha added a field goal in the win for the Mariners.
Senior quarterback Conor Davies threw touchdown passes to Mike Bocchini and Sean Cahalane in the loss for the Lions.
Class B Central
Shore 21, Keyport 6
Filling in for injured starter Doug Goldsmith at fullback, junior Devin McLaughlin ran for a pair of touchdowns, and Ryan Campi added an 11-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter to push the lead to 21-0 and send the Blue Devils (1-0, 1-0) on their way to a season-opening win over the Red Raiders (0-1, 0-1).
Senior linebacker James Bedell led a strong defensive effort for Shore with a sack and a forced fumble. Chase Bright had a 65-yard touchdown catch in the loss for Keyport.
Mater Dei Prep 43, Keansburg 6
Senior Zach Bragg had touchdown runs of 17 and 33 yards and senior quarterback Christian Palmer also had a big day as the Seraphs (1-0, 1-0) started the season by rolling past the Titans (0-1, 0-1) for the second straight year.
Palmer ran for a 2-yard touchdown and a two-point conversion that pushed the lead to 21-6 in the third quarter and later added a 43-yard touchdown pass to Tysaun White to help the Seraphs pull away.
Class B South
Lakewood 22, Central 7
Senior quarterback Chapelle Cook threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Naquese Joshua with the Piners (1-0, 1-0) trailing by a point in the third quarter to help send them on their way to a season-opening victory over the Golden Eagles (0-1, 0-1).
Junior Amir Tyler ran for a 7-yard touchdown and a two-point conversion run, and Cook added a two-point conversion run that made it 22-7 with 3:34 left in the game. Tyler also threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Joshua on a halfback option play with 17 seconds left in the first half to cut Central's lead to 7-6.
Mike Bickford had a 4-yard touchdown run with 5:15 left in the second quarter that gave Central a 7-0 lead.