Seaview Orthopaedics Friday Football Scoreboard, 10/28/16
Results from Friday's Week 8 Shore Conference football action.
CLASS A SOUTH
No. 1 Toms River North 55, Toms River South 13
Senior quarterback Mike Hunsi threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 80 yards and two more touchdowns to set multiple records and lead the top-ranked Mariners (8-0, 6-0) past the rival Indians (2-5, 2-4) in "The Civil War".
Husni threw touchdown passes to senior wide receivers Bryce Watts and Darrion Carrington, had a 12-yard touchdown run and a 27-yard touchdown run. Watts finished with four catches for 124 yards. Senior running back Parker Day ran for 129 yards and three touchdowns. Freshman Nasir Calhoun added a rushing touchdown.
Sam Conover and Cooper Guzzi had rushing touchdowns for Toms River South.
Husni needed 54 yards rushing to become the first player in Shore Conference history to have 1,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in three straight seasons, and accomplished that by running for 80 yards. In throwing his 19th and 20th touchdown passes of the season he broke Anthony Penna's program single-season record. He also became Toms River North's all-time leader in touchdowns with 97.
Central 21, No. 9 Brick 7
Senior running back Mike Bickford ran for 288 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries to become the Golden Eagles' all-time leading rusher and lead the way in a crucial victory over the Dragons (5-3, 4-2).
Bickford scored on touchdown runs of 23 and 7 yards in the first half en route to breaking the record formerly held by Kalyph Hardy. Senior Denis Corbin added a 2-yard touchdown run and freshman Kavon Chambers ran for 41 yards. Central's defense was also tremendous in holding a Brick offense that entered averaging 31 points per game to one touchdown and 140 total yards.
Brick was without star senior Ja'Sir Taylor, however. The Temple recruit took a big hit on the opening kickoff, walked off slowly and did not return to the game. Rashon McCall ran for 76 yards and scored on a 7-yard run for Brick.
The win puts Central at 7-1 and 6-0 in Class A South to set up a winner-take-all game for the division title next week against No. 1 Toms River North.
CLASS B NORTH
No. 7 Middletown North 38, Long Branch 34
Senior quarterback Donald Glenn threw three touchdown passes and sophomore running back Connor Robbins ran for a career-high 153 yards and a touchdown on 36 carries as the Lions (5-2, 2-2) held off the Green Wave (1-7, 0-6).
A 4-yard touchdown run by junior Austin Dewise late in the game gave Middletown North the lead.
Glenn completed 12 of 17 passes for 191 yards, throwing touchdowns of 28 and 12 yards to senior tight end Brock Zenker and a 47-yard touchdown to Dewise. Robbins had a 17-yard touchdown run and sophomore Joey Cavanagh kicked a 33-yard field goal and went 5-for-5 on extra points.
Long Branch had taken a 34-31 lead on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Juwon Wilkins to T.J. Fosque.
Middletown North was without two of its top players as senior running back/defensive back Dwight Wilkerson and senior linebacker Nick Kish both missed the game with injuries. Junior running back Connor Welsh, who has been out since breaking his arm in Week 2, remains week-to-week.
Long Branch senior running back Keith Cooper ran for 123 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and Wilkins threw three touchdowns. Fosque also had a 34-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter, and junior Pasa Fields hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
CLASS B SOUTH
Pinelands 21, Jackson Liberty 0
Brennan Richardson and J.D. Harrison had touchdown runs and Garrett Brown threw a touchdown pass to Chris Lewis as the Wildcats (4-3, 3-2) won their fourth straight game and recorded their first shutout since 2009 by blanking the Lions (0-8, 0-6).
Richardson had a 5-yard touchdown run and Harrison ran for a 2-yard score. Brown's touchdown pass to Lewis was from two yards out. Richardson and senior defensive back Glenn Brown each had interceptions.
No. 3 St. John Vianney 23, No. 4 Middletown South 20
Red Bank Catholic 35, Red Bank 0
Sophomore quarterback Steve Lubischer returned from a shoulder injury suffered in Week 1 to throw for 184 yards and three touchdowns as the Caseys (5-3) blanked the rival Bucs (3-4).
Lubischer threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to freshman tight end Kevin Bauman, a 62-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Jaden Key and then hit Bauman again with a 70-yard touchdown strike. Junior running back Zack Bair ran for 81 yards on 11 carries and had a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Ocean 41, Point Boro 7
Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett threw two touchdown passes and ran for two touchdowns as the Spartans (4-4) drilled the previously-unbeaten Panthers (7-1) for a huge power-point haul in their eighth game.
Pickett completed 7 of 15 passes for 145 yards, throwing a 22-yard touchdown to Joey Aldarelli and a 60-yard touchdown to Jasher Pena. Pickett also carried 14 times for 96 yards and touchdowns of seven and 36 yards. Sean Rossback added a 60-yard touchdown run and Anthony Tedesco scored on a two-yard touchdown run.
Ocean's defense held Point Boro's flexbone triple-option rushing attack to just 72 yards on 26 carries. Junior quarterback James Fara threw a 14-yard pass to senior wide out Hayden Frey for the Panthers' only score.
Ocean began the day 10th in Central Jersey Group III, but the win appears it will vault the Spartans into the playoffs.
Southern 25, Lacey 20
A balanced rushing attack and an efficient, two-touchdown game from senior quarterback Sam Cammarata delivered the Rams (4-4) a monumental victory that should put them in the South Jersey Group V playoffs.
Junior running back Matt Barnett ran for a team-leading 80 yards on 15 carries, John Dolphin ran for 67 yards and a 20-yard touchdown and also caught a 6-yard touchdown pass, and senior Dane Walker ran for 71 yards and a 4-yard touchdown. Cammarata also threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Deric Vincent and finished 5 of 9 for 109 yards.
Junior quarterback Coleton Klaus threw for 136 yards and ran for 32 yards and three short touchdowns for Lacey (5-3). Senior wide receiver Chase Stephensen caught seven passes for 102 yards and junior running back Jason Giresi ran for 92 yards on 24 carries.
Freehold 31, Edison 10
Junior quarterback Ashante Worthy continued his amazing streak by producing his third 300-yard rushing game of the season to power the Colonials (4-4) to their fourth straight win and likely clinch a playoff spot in Central Jersey Group IV.
Worthy had 28 carries for 301 yards and 4 touchdowns and also completed 8 of 14 passes for 106 yards. Worthy scored on runs of 14, 10, 72 and 71 yards. Matt Krauss had four catches for 68 yards. Jake Hurler kicked a 29-yard field goal and went 4-for-4 on extra points.
Worthy now has 1,301 yards rushing, 493 passing and 23 total touchdowns.
Raritan 42, Spotswood 6
Senior quarterback Marc Carnivale completed 7 of 9 passes for 137 yards and three touchdowns and senior running back Vito Aleo ran for 101 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries to lead the Rockets (4-3) to their fourth straight win that kept their play off hopes alive in Central Jersey Group II.
The Rockets are the defending champions in the section, but started the day 12th in power points.
Senior linebacker Ryan Dickens had two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Daniel Vanmeerbeke had a 50-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Jackson Memorial 27, Old Bridge 13
Senior running back Mike Gawlik continued to dazzle by rushing for 312 yards and 3 touchdowns on 41 carries, his second 300-yard rushing game of the season, as the Jaguars (4-4) knocked off the Knights (4-2-1) to lock up a playoff spot in Central Jersey Group IV.
Gawlik's scores included a 89-yard touchdown run and a 42-yard touchdown run in the first half when he had 200 yards on 22 carries. He added a 21-yard touchdown run and also converted a two-point conversion on the ground, plus had an interception on defense. Senior quarterback Dan Barker added a 9-yard touchdown run.
Freehold Township 36, East Brunswick 14
Senior running back Max Nowak ran for three touchdowns, including a 70-yard touchdown, as the Patriots (7-1) defeated the Bears (2-4-1) to clinch the program's third playoff berth and back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time.
Point Beach 31, Highland Park 0
South Brunswick 34, Brick Memorial 14
Sayreville 35, Neptune 6
North Brunswick 32, Howell 20
Bishop Ahr 20, Asbury Park 7