Results from Friday's Shore Conference football action.

 

CLASS A NORTH

No. 9 Freehold Township 10, Neptune 6

Senior quarterback Charles Sabbagh threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to senior wide out Adrian Rybaltowski with 7:13 left in regulation to lift the Patriots (4-0, 4-0) past the Scarlet Fliers (1-2, 1-1).

Tyler Schulman kicked a 32-yard field goal in the first quarter - his fifth field goal of the season - to give Freehold Township an early lead. Neptune took a 6-3 lead into halftime when Malik Ingram scored on a 14-yard screen pass from quarterback Chase Fairbanks.

Freehold Township's defense forced three turnovers, including an interception by senior Anthony Lotti early in the third quarter and a fumble recovery senior D'Andre Sanders.

Freehold Township is 4-0 for the first time since 1980.

 

CLASS A SOUTH

Jackson Memorial 26, Toms River South 8

Senior running back Mike Gawlik went off for a career-high 320 yards rushing and three touchdowns to power the Jaguars (2-2, 1-2) past the Indians (2-2, 2-1) to get back into the win column after two straight losses.

Gawlik had a 56-yard touchdown run in the first half and scored on runs of 27 and 45 yards in the second half. Senior quarterback Dan Barker ran for a nine-yard touchdown.

Sophomore quarterback Sam Conover had a 34-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion for Toms River South.

 

CLASS B NORTH

No. 6 Wall 27, Long Branch 7

Senior running back Sean Larkin ran for close to 200 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Crimson Knights (4-0, 2-0) continued their hot start with a road victory over the Green Wave (1-2, 1-1).

Senior Shane Richey added an interception return for a touchdown for Wall.

Running back Keith Cooper scored on a 22-yard touchdown run for Long Branch.

 

NONDIVISIONAL

No. 1 Middletown South 14, No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 13

Middletown South junior Jake Krellin broke up a pass on fourth down with 25 seconds remaining in regulation as the Eagles (4-0) held off the Bulldogs (2-1) in a marquee matchup of top 10 teams.

Sophomore running back Anthony Summey ran for a 1-yard touchdown and senior quarterback Aneesh Agrawal threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Jeremy Joyce as the Eagles won their 16th straight game. Sophomore Chris Kaldrovics knocked through two extra points, the second of which held up as the game-winner. Agrawal went 11-for-20 for 140 yards and a touchdown in rainy, windy conditions. Summey ran for 64 yards on 19 carries. Krellin had a strong game with double-digit tackles.

Rumson senior linebacker Mike Ruane had double-digit tackles and a fumble recovery that set up the Bulldogs' first touchdown. Senior running back Matt Vecchiarelli's 12-yard score late in the first quarter gave Rumson a 7-0 lead. After Middletown South took a 14-7 lead, Rumson used big runs by Vecchiarelli and sophomore fullback Alex Maldjian to set up a 5-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Mike O'Connor with 11:50 left in the game. The extra point was no good, however.

 

No. 4 St. John Vianney 22, No. 8 Brick 14 (OT)

Senior running back Chris Chukwuneke scored on a short run in overtime and the  defense came up with a stop on the next series to give the Lancers (4-0) a key road victory over the Green Dragons (2-2) and extend their winning streak against Shore Conference opponents to 23 games.

Junior running back Johnny Buchanan ran for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the two-point conversion tied the game at 14 to force overtime. Buchanan finished with a game-high 85 yards rushing. Brick capitalized on six St. John Vianney turnovers with sophomore defensive back Jimmy Leblo recovering a pair of fumbles and also intercepting a pass. The Dragons built a 14-0 lead on touchdown runs of 27 and five yards by senior Ja'Sir Taylor.

St. John Vianney got on the board in the second quarter when quarterback Haaziq Daniels connected with Zyaire Sterling on a 20-yard touchdown pass. The Lancers' defense was dominant in the second half, keeping Brick out of the end zone and not allowing a first down.

 

No. 2 Toms River North 58, Howell 33

Senior running back Parker Day ran for over 200 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Mariners (4-0) continued to light up the scoreboard in a win over the Rebels (2-2). Day had touchdown runs of 21, 45 and 55 yards as Toms River North scored over 40 points for the fourth time in four games this season.

Senior quarterback Mike Husni ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Bryce Watts. Senior Darrion Carrington returned an interception for a touchdown, senior Pete LaQuaglia ran back an onside kick 50 yards for a score and junior Daryn Blackwell had a rushing touchdown for Toms River North.

Junior quarterback Eddie Morales ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown to Ryan Mazik. Mekai Gandy ran for 60-yard touchdown and Nick Chambers had a short touchdown run set up by an interception by Naz Brantley.

 

Ocean 27, Matawan 0

Senior running back Anthony Tedesco ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns and the Spartans (2-3) snapped a two-game losing streak by blanking the Huskies (1-3).

 

Raritan 34, Donovan Catholic 6

Senior linebacker Ryan Dickens and senior defensive lineman Paul Bavaro each returned fumbles for touchdowns while senior running back Vito Aleo found the end zone twice to give the Rockets (1-3) their first win of the season. P.J. Buccine also ran for a touchdown for Raritan.

 

Manasquan 34, Barnegat 0

Junior running back Connor Morgan had a big night with over 200 yards rushing and three touchdowns and the Warriors (3-1) shut out the Bengals (2-2). Junior Tommy Antonucci also ran for a touchdown.

 

Pinelands 36, Keansburg 12

Senior Dave Fairl and sophomore Evan Burton each ran for two touchdowns and sophomore quarterback Garrett Brown threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Chris Lewis as the Wildcats (1-3) ran past the Titans (0-4) to earn their first victory of the season.

 

Manchester 20, Toms River East 7

Jalen Glenn ran for 160 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries as the Hawks (2-2) rolled up close to 300 yards rushing en route to defeating the Raiders (0-4).

Senior quarterback Jerry Ward ran for 92 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and Quint Kearns added 43 yards and a touchdown.

 

NONCONFERENCE

No. 7 Red Bank Catholic 35, Colonia 0

Junior running back turned quarterback Nick Brusca ran for three touchdowns and the defense pitched a shutout as the Caseys (3-1) picked up a road victory over the Patriots (1-3).

Junior running back Zach Bair added a rushing touchdown and Tahj Berandesco returned an interception for a touchdown.

 

Asbury Park 27, Metuchen 0

Senior running back Paul Reed ran for 110 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and Dyquan Young had an interception return for a touchdown as the Blue Bishops (3-1) shut down the Bulldogs (1-2) at home.

Young's 25-yard pick six in the first quarter gave Asbury Park all the points it would need, while Reed had a 42-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Cishiume Simmons had a 12-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and quarterback Ja'King Agostini had a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

 

Shore 14, Bishop Ahr 7

Senior quarterback Matt Pennell scored on touchdown runs of 40 and 70 yards in the fourth quarter as the Blue Devils (3-1) rallied with two touchdowns in the final 7:47 to upend the Trojans (2-2).

 

Mater Dei Prep 37, Highland Park 15

Junior quarterback George Pearson threw touchdown passes to junior Kyle Devaney and senior Eddie Lewis as the Seraphs (4-0) continued to win with ease by throttling the Owls (2-2). Senior Marvin Pierre ran for a touchdown as Mater Dei raced out to a 37-0 lead.

 

Sayreville 28, Brick Memorial 0

The Mustangs were shut out by the Bombers (4-0) to fall to 0-4.

 

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