Results from Friday's Week 7 Shore Conference football action.

 

CLASS A NORTH 

Howell 22, No. 6 Freehold Township 13

Nick Chambers ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns and Naz Brantley caught six passes for 105 yards and a score as the Rebels (4-3, 4-1) handed the rival Patriots (6-1, 4-1) their first loss of the season.

Howell jumped out to a 15-0 lead in the first half on a 36-yard touchdown catch by Brantley and a 3-yard run by Chambers coupled with a Brandon Baldwin 2-point conversion on a pass from Ean Craig. Freehold Township answered when Charles Sabbagh connected with Adrian Rybaltowski on a 27-yard touchdown pass to make it 15-7 at the half.

Chambers scored on another 3-yard run in the third quarter to put Howell up by two scores. Sabbagh scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak, but the two-point conversion attempt failed.

Howell junior quarterback Eddie Morales threw for 189 yards on 15 of 24 passing. Senior wide out Anthony Lotti had 10 receptions for 155 yards for Freehold Township.

 

No. 3 Manalapan 55, Neptune 21

Junior quarterback Luke Corcione completed 14 of 17 passes for 240 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Braves (7-0, 5-0) past the Scarlet Fliers (2-4, 2-3) and into sole possession of first place in Class A North.

Seniors L.J. Holder and Mike Taylor each caught two touchdown passes while junior running back Naim Mayfield had 70 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Junior fullback Chris Maksimik added a touchdown and had 62 yards rushing on just four carries. Junior wide out Scott Scherzer had a team-high four receptions for 96 yards and one touchdowns.

Maksimik got things started with a 36-yard run in the first quarter. Manalapan blew the game open in the second quarter as Corcione threw a 40-yard score to Scherzer, touchdowns of 12 and 30 yards to Taylor and an 11-yard touchdown pass to Holder for a 35-13 lead. Mayfield had a 2-yard run and a 26-yard run in the third quarter to put the Braves up 49-13. Holder caught a 48-yard touchdown strike in the fourth quarter.

Kahmar Rice had touchdown catches of 64 and 9 yards from quarterback Chase Fairbanks for Neptune.

 

CLASS A CENTRAL

No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 24, Red Bank 7

Senior quarterback Jack Volker threw a pair of touchdown passes and senior Matt Vecchiarelli had a touchdown run to lead the Bulldogs (4-2, 4-1) past the rival Bucs (2-3, 2-2) to win the Battle of Ridge Road.

Volker had a 69-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Caruso and a 6-yard score to Tyler Pierson to give Rumson a 14-0 lead at halftime. Vecchiarelli added a 6-yard run in the third quarter and senior Thomas Chapin kicked a 30-yard field goal.

Rumson's defense did not allow a touchdown for the fourth time in six games this season, as Chris Brannagan's 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown accounted for Red Bank's only score.

 

CLASS A SOUTH

Jackson Memorial 41, Toms River East 7

Senior running back Mike Gawlik ran for 233 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries to go over 4,000 yards for his carry and spark the Jaguars (3-4, 2-4) to a win over the Raiders (0-7, 0-6).

Gawlik had touchdown runs of six and 18 yards in the first quarter and added a 32-yard scoring run in the second quarter as the Jaguars built a 27-0 halftime lead. Senior quarterback Dan Barker ran for a 26-yard touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to Trevor Louro. Leo Shimonovich added a short touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Evan Otten had a four-yard touchdown run for Toms River East.

 

Southern 34, Brick Memorial 27

 

CLASS B NORTH

Manasquan 31, No. 7 Middletown North 21

Junior running back Connor Morgan ran for 205 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries and the Warriors (5-1, 3-1) picked up their biggest win of the season by going on the road and taking down the Lions (4-2, 1-2).

Morgan scored on runs of 39, 3 and 29 yards. Manasquan had a touchdown via a fumble recovery in the end zone when Joey Ostberg pounced on a bad snap on a Middletown North punt. Senior Adam Schreck kicked a 20-yard field goal and was 4-for-4 on extra points.

Middletown North senior quarterback Donald Glenn threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to senior Brendan Kube and a 20-yard touchdown to senior Brock Zenker. He also ran for a 4-yard touchdown. Glenn finished 15 of 28 for 191 yards. Dwight Wilkerson and Connor Robbins both ran for 73 yards.

 

Ocean 40, Long Branch 25

Senior running back Anthony Tedesco ran for 129 yards and three touchdowns and senior quarterback Kenny Pickett ran for 72 yards and three touchdowns as the Spartans (3-4, 1-4) picked up their first division win by pulling away from the Green Wave (1-5, 0-5).

Tedesco had a 5-yard touchdown, a 1-yard touchdown and an 8-yard touchdown, while Pickett scored on runs of 8, 5 and 6 yards. The Spartans ran for 316 yards as a team.

Long Branch senior running back Keith Cooper ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. he scored on a 19-yard run in the second quarter and a 22-yard run in the third quarter. Junior quarterback Juwan Wilkins threw for 144 yards two touchdowns on 3 of 4 passing. He tossed an 80-yard score to junior wide out Tim Fosque and a 64-yard score to Matthew Clark.

 

CLASS B CENTRAL

Shore 21, Point Beach 7

Senior running back Josh Campi ran for 72 yards and two touchdowns and senior quarterback Matt Pennell threw a touchdown pass to sophomore Gil Goldsmith to power the Blue Devils (5-2, 2-2) past the Garnet Gulls (4-3, 1-3).

Campi had a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter to give Shore a 14-7 lead. He added a 41-yard score in the fourth quarter to provide some extra cushion. Pennell's 31-yard scoring pass to Goldsmith in the second quarter tied the score at seven. Pennell and Goldsmith also had interceptions on defense.

Jack Baker scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter for Point Beach.

 

CLASS B SOUTH

Point Boro 27, Jackson Liberty 0

Junior quarterback James Fara ran for 107 yards on 17 carries and junior fullback Tanner Gordon scored three times as the Panthers (7-0, 6-0) clinched at least a tie for the Class B South division title by blanking the Lions (0-7, 0-5).

Gordon had scoring runs of 3, 4 and 8 yards, while Fara threw a 21-yard touchdown to senior wide out Hayden Frey. Fara went 5 for 7 for 93 yards, all of which went to Frey. Justin Rafi and Trent Livolsi each made si tackles, Trent McNamara had two interceptions and Gordon also had a pick to lead the Panthers' defense.

 

Pinelands 20, Manchester 15

The Wildcats (3-3, 2-2) have their first three-game winning streak since 2004 after running past the Hawks (2-5, 1-4).

Brennan Richardson scored on a 54-yard run, Dave Fairl had a 10-yard score and Evan Burton scored on a 30-yard run to lead the Pinelands offense. The Wildcats now have their most wins in a season since going 5-5 in 2010. Senior safety Glenn Brown had an interception for Pinelands.

Jalen Glenn had touchdown runs of 35 and 45 yards for Manchester.

 

NONDIVISIONAL 

No. 2 Toms River North 41, No. 1 Middletown South 21

Rutgers-bound senior wideout Bryce Watts had 4 catches for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns and senior quarterback Mike Husni threw for 282 yards and four touchdowns while also running for 72 yards and a score to lead the Mariners (7-0) to their 17th straight win in an impressive victory over the Eagles (5-1) that ended Middletown South's own 17-game winning streak.

Senior running back Parker Day added 76 yards rushing and a touchdown as Toms River North rolled up 441 yards of total offense in the win. Senior wideout Darrion Carrington chipped in with a 16-yard touchdown catch.

Defensively, Watts and Mickey Maldonado each had interceptions, and Ian Briggs had a fumble recovery for Toms River North.

Senior quarterback Aneesh Agrawal threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Joyce and a 58-yard touchdown to Jeff Lewandowski, and running back Chaz Alessi added an eight-yard touchdown run in the loss for Middletown South.

 

No. 4 St. John Vianney 41, No. 9 Red Bank Catholic 21

Chris Chukwuneke and Sam East each had two scores while Zyaire Sterling had a big game on special teams to lead the unbeaten Lancers (7-0) past the rival Caseys (4-3).

Chukwuneke ran for 95 yards and touchdowns of 6 and 54 yards on 12 carries. East caught a 26-yard touchdown from Haaziq Daniels and also ran for a 12-yard score. Daniels added a 20-yard touchdown run. Sterling scored on an 80-yard punt return touchdown as part of a 21-point first quarter for St. John Vianney, and later had a long kick return that set up a Lancers touchdown. East also had two interceptions on defense.

Logan Whelan ran for 99 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, Nick Brusca scored on a 9-yard run and Jaden Key caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Romano in the loss for Red Bank Catholic. Zack Bair added 120 yards rushing on 16 carries.

Brusca, a junior quarterback, was taken from the field by ambulance after suffering an injury.

 

No. 8 Wall 35, Matawan 14

Starting in place of injured senior Sean Larkin, junior running back Brady McNally ran for scored touchdowns to pace the Crimson Knights (6-1, 4-1) in a bounce-back victory over the Huskies (1-6, 1-5).

McNally had a 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to snap a 7-all tie and start a run of 28 straight points for Wall. He also caught a 15-yard touchdown from junior quarterback Eddie Scott and added another touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Scott had three touchdown passes, connecting with R.J. Janeczcek on a 45-yard score and a 2-yard touchdown to brother Gene Scott.

Junior running back Chevesse Covin ran for a game-high 141 yards on just eight carries, while McNally finished with 79 yards on 14 carries. Janeczek caught five passes for 126 yards and a touchdown.

Derrick Wiley ran for two touchdowns for Matawan.

 

NONCONFERENCE

Asbury Park 41, Dunellen 12

Senior running back Paul Reed exploded for 212 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries as the Blue Bishops (4-2) rolled up 358 yards on the ground on their way to a lopsided victory over the Destroyers (0-6).

Reed had a 60-yard touchdown run and a 5-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Cishuine Simmons, Nymeir Agologos and Ja'King Agostini added touchdown runs and Dyquan Young caught a touchdown pass from Agostini. Agologos' scoring run was a 58-yard scamper in the third quarter.

Simmons made a team-high 12 tackles on defense and also recorded a sack. Agologos had 10 tackles and Calvin Simmons-Carter had 11 tackles and a forced fumble.

 

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