Saturday Football Scoreboard, 9/28/13
Class A North
No. 5 Colts Neck 48, Marlboro 0
Quarterback Christian Sanchez ran for a 5-yard score and also threw touchdown passes to Nick Volpe and Jake Mullaney as the Cougars (3-0, 1-0) continue to dominate in the early going with their third shutout in three games as they blanked the Mustangs (0-3, 0-2).
Senior tailback Anthony Gargiulo went over the 100-yard mark and added a pair of touchdown runs, wideout Dan Calabro had a 36-yard touchdown run on a reverse, and Abdul Quddus chipped in with a 65-yard touchdown run in the win.
Class A South
No. 3 Lacey 45, TR East 42
The Lions (3-0, 2-0) withstood a wild shootout from a rejuvenated Raiders (0-3, 0-2) team that had been scoreless in its first two games to remain unbeaten thanks to three touchdown passes by senior quarterback Tom Kelly and two touchdowns apiece for seniors Christian Tutela and Chris Jensen.
Kelly threw a 29-yard scoring pass to junior Conor Davies, a 9-yard strike to Tutela and an 11-yard score to wideout Mike Bocchini. Jensen had touchdown runs of 4 and 24 yards, and Tutela had a 21-yard touchdown run with 3:24 left in the game that made the score 45-35. Sophomore Pat Davis added a career-long 40-yard field goal in the win, which Lacey sealed by recovering an onside kick inside the final 1:30.
Senior tailback Matt Gudzak ran for three touchdowns, including a 54-yarder, senior quarterback Jerry Caporale had a 2-yard touchdown run and also threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Wood, and Hector Torres added a two-yard touchdown run in the loss for the Raiders.
Class B North
Long Branch 13, Neptune 7 (OT)
A 2-yard touchdown run by senior fullback T.J. Covin in overtime sent the Green Wave (2-1, 1-0) past the Scarlet Fliers (1-2, 0-2) and gave Long Branch head coach Dan George his 100th career win at his alma mater.
Long Branch stopped Neptune's overtime possession with an interception by senior safety Myson Pennington and then scored on its possession to win it. The Green Wave took a 7-0 lead in the second quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run by senior tailback Deon Williams, and Neptune tied the game with an 8-yard touchdown run by Ziare Alston in the third quarter.
Class B South
Lakewood 33, Pinelands 0
The Piners (2-1, 1-1) bounced back from their first loss by blanking the Wildcats (1-2, 1-1) as Mike Randolph had a touchdown catch and also had a fumble recovery for a score to lead the way.
Spotswood 7, Pt. Beach 3
Marshall Gombos ran for 70 yards, Noah Yates caught eight passes for 69 yards and Zach McCartney kicked a 23-yard field goal, but the Garnet Gulls (2-1) could not overcome 161 yard rushing and a touchdown from Spotswood (3-0) senior running back Jack Dalrymple, and fell to the Chargers on the road for their first loss.
South River 48, Keansburg 6
The Titans (0-3) fell to the Rams (3-0), but their lone score was a memorable one as defensive back Yacir James had a 106-yard interception return for a touchdown in the loss.
Mater Dei Prep 49, Dunellen 35
The Seraphs (3-0) continued their best start since 1986 by winning a shootout with the Destroyers (1-2) as six different players scored touchdowns. They were led by a pair of scores from junior quarterback Christian Palmer, who ran for 137 yards on 14 carries and also threw for 114 yards and a score on only two completions, both of them to Eddie Lewis, who also ran for 65 yards on five carries.
The 49 points are the most in a game by a Mater Dei team since a 49-8 win over St. Peter's in New Brunswick in 1972, according to coach Steve Sciarappa. The 84 combined points is a school record for the highest-scoring game in Seraphs' history, according to Sciarappa.
Tysaun White added 75 yards rushing and a score on six carries, and Jelanie Mitchell, Derrick Lopez and Sam Miles each added touchdown runs in the win. Junior cornerback Vincenzo Mezzacappa also had a big play on defense when he chased down a Dunellen ballcarrier from behind on a 50-yard run, causing a fumble that junior teammate Zach Bragg recovered at their own one-yard line, and then they drove 99 yards the other way for a touchdown.
Scores From Around New Jersey
The Associated Press
Bogota 40, Park Ridge 21
Butler 36, Whippany Park 6
Clearview Regional 21, Pennsauken 12
Colts Neck 48, Marlboro 0
Dwight-Englewood 21, Forman, Conn. 20
Fieldston, N.Y. 40, Newark Academy 7
Germantown Academy, Pa. 31, Blair 0
Glen Rock 48, Elmwood Park 26
Hanover Park 27, Madison 7
Hillside 30, Johnson 27
Hoboken 48, Marist 6
Hudson Catholic 21, St. Anthony 0
Immaculata 31, Franklin 0
Kingsway 46, Winslow 12
Lacey 45, Toms River East 42
Lakewood 33, Pinelands Regional 0
Lenape Valley 41, Sussex Tech 18
Long Branch 13, Neptune 7, OT
Mater Dei 49, Dunellen 35
Memorial 54, Immaculate Conception-Montclair 20
Montclair 48, Nutley 6
Montgomery 24, Plainfield 12
Morristown 21, Chatham 3
Morristown-Beard 36, Bergen Tech 6
Newark Central 47, Glen Ridge 7
Nottingham 27, Steinert 17
Paramus Catholic 44, Cle. St. Ignatius, Ohio 10
Parsippany Hills 28, Mendham 7
Passaic Valley 41, Indian Hills 8
Paterson Kennedy 32, Fair Lawn 29
Paulsboro 14, Haddon Heights 7
Peddie 38, Pennington 14
Penns Grove 36, Gloucester Catholic 0
Poly Prep, N.Y. 35, Hun 12
Pompton Lakes 62, Harrison 3
Pope John XXIII 35, Morris Hills 3
Queen of Peace 49, Becton 37
Rahway 34, Scotch Plains 10
Salem 41, Gloucester City 14
South Hunterdon 23, Roselle Park 13
South River 48, Keansburg 6
Sparta 45, Vernon 0
Spotswood 7, Point Pleasant Beach 3
St. Joseph-Hammonton 21, Millville 14
St. Peter's Prep 76, Kearny 0
Trenton Central 40, West Windsor-Plainsboro North 7
Waldwick 49, Saddle Brook 7
Wayne Hills 44, Tenafly 7
West Deptford 63, Overbrook 8
Wood-Ridge 58, St. Mary's-Rutherford 0
Woodbury 47, Audubon 0