Saturday football scores, updates and details from the NJSIAA State Tournament playoff and consolation game action.



Tucker Caccavale and Manasquan welcome Wall for the first playoff meeting ever between the two old rivals in a South Jersey Group III quarterfinal on Saturday. (Photo by Bill Normile)

NJSIAA Tournament


Central Jersey Group IV

(3) Colts Neck 35, (6) Neptune 14

Senior tailback Anthony Gargiulo ran for a career-high 275 yards and three touchdowns and junior running back Abdul Quddus ran for a career-high 150 yards and a touchdown as the Cougars (8-1) rolled up 481 yards rushing and 536 yards of total offense to advance to the semifinals by downing the Scarlet Fliers (4-5).

Colts Neck will travel to second-seeded Nottingham next Saturday in a bid to reach its first sectional final in program history.

Gargiulo had touchdown runs of 78, 48 and 22 yards on his way to passing the 3,000-yard mark to become Colts Neck's all-time leading rusher. He also now has the single-season school record with 21 touchdowns. Fullback Mike Ververka added a 28-yard touchdown run in the win.

Neptune had 354 yards of total offense in the loss, led by a career-high 189 yards rushing by Jaree Parrish. Fullback Byron Campbell had both of Neptune's touchdowns with a one-yard run and a 13-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Shakeem Richardson.

(2) Nottingham 35, (7) Middletown North 33

Freshman quarterback Donald Glenn threw four touchdown passes, two each to Jake Betkowski and Troy Thompson, as the Lions (3-6) gave the Northstars (7-2) all they could handle in Middletown North's first playoff appearance since 2009.

Sophomore tailback Chad Freshnock had a 4-yard touchdown run in the first quarter but was injured in the first half and did not return for Middletown North. Nottingham stopped a two-point conversion by the Lions early in the fourth quarter that kept the lead at 35-33 and held on for the win. Nottingham will host Colts Neck in the semifinals next Saturday.

Central Jersey Group I 

(5) Asbury Park 42, (4) South River 7

Senior quarterback Robert Barksdale threw four touchdown passes and Tyquis Davis and Daquane Bland-Bennett each had two touchdowns as the Blue Bishops (7-2) routed the Rams (8-2) to set up a rematch at Shore Regional in the semifinals on Friday after losing 10-0 to the Blue Devils in the regular season.

Sophomore running back Charles Sanders added an 89-yard touchdown run, and Barksdale threw touchdown passes of 20 and 7 yards to Davis. Bland-Bennett had a five-yard touchdown catch and a 40-yard touchdown run, and sophomore wideout Jaedon Stephens chipped in with a 37-yard touchdown catch.

South Jersey Group IV

(2) Toms River South 35, (7) Moorestown 21

Junior quarterback Tymere Berry ran for a pair of touchdowns as the Indians (7-2) pulled away from the Quakers (4-6) to reach the semifinals, where they will host sixth-seeded Shawnee.

Junior running back Khaleel Greene added a 2-yard touchdown run, senior Otis Kearney had an 11-yard rushing touchdown, and senior defensive back Darrius Hart returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown as the Indians outscored Moorestown 21-7 in the second half.

South Jersey Group III 

(1) Manasquan 29, (8) Wall 7

Senior tailback Joe Murphy exploded for a career-high 228 yards rushing and three touchdowns as the Warriors (7-2) cruised past the Crimson Knights (3-6) in the first playoff meeting ever between the old rivals. Jack Bianco added an 18-yard touchdown run in the win.

Manasquan will host defending champion Delsea in the semifinals next Saturday.

Quarterback Jack Gifford threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Jack Cluley in the loss for Wall, which will play Manasquan again on Thanksgiving.

Non-Public Group III 

(3) Delbarton 49, (6) Msgr. Donovan 22

Non-Public Group I 

(7) Mater Dei Prep 12, (2) Morristown-Beard 7

The Seraphs (6-4) upset the Crimson (6-4) on the road, as they rallied from a 7-0 first-half deficit to take the lead on an 11-yard touchdown run by junior quarterback Christian Palmer and a 62-yard touchdown run by junior Tysaun White before making a goal-line stand with 1:30 left in the game to earn their first playoff victory since 1999 and guarantee their first winning season since that same year.

The Seraphs will play at third-seeded St. Mary's Rutherford in the semifinals in a bid to reach their first sectional final since 1999.

Consolation games

New Egypt 22, Keansburg 20

Marlboro 28, Princeton 21

Monmouth 32, Hamilton West 8

Sophomore Ely Velez had a career-high 165 yards rushing and two touchdowns to help the Falcons (3-6) pick up a win over the Hornets (2-7).

Central, Group I

Asbury Park 42, South River 7

Central, Group II

Rahway 47, Spotswood 20

Central, Group III

Lawrence 21, Allentown 14

Central, Group IV

Colts Neck 35, Neptune 14

Nottingham 35, Middletown North 33

Central, Group V

South Brunswick 28, Trenton Central 7

Non-Public Group I

Mater Dei 12, Morristown-Beard 7

Queen of Peace 21, St. Anthony 6

St. Joseph-Hammonton 55, Marist 6

St. Mary's-Rutherford 57, Immaculate Conception-Montclair 0

Non-Public Group II

Delbarton 49, Monsignor Donovan 22

Pope John XXIII 53, Bishop Ahr 0

Non-Public Group IV

Paramus Catholic 55, Notre Dame 14

St. Augustine 45, St. Joseph-Metuchen 28

North I, Group I

Pompton Lakes 55, New Milford 14

Verona 30, Cresskill 28

North I, Group III

Ramapo 52, Garfield 23

Sparta 46, Morrow-Englewood 14

North I, Group V

Montclair 38, North Bergen 7

North II, Group II

Caldwell 49, West Side 14

Lincoln 28, Madison 26

Lodi 46, Hanover Park 21

Mountain Lakes 53, Dover 12

North II, Group III

Parsippany Hills 26, South Plainfield 0

Summit 34, Governor Livingston 14

North II, Group V

Piscataway 21, Edison 14

South, Group I

Glassboro 12, Paulsboro 8

Penns Grove 2, Woodbury 0

South, Group II

Camden 48, Cedar Creek 0

South, Group III

Manasquan 29, Wall 7

South, Group IV

Toms River South 35, Moorestown 21


Haddon Heights 28, Lindenwold 24

Morris Hills 20, Bergenfield 14

Saddle Brook 76, Wallington 56