Results from Shore Conference Week 1 football action.

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WEEK 1

FRIDAY, SEPT. 8

Class A North

No. 1 Manalapan 44, Marlboro 0

Senior running back Naim Mayfield opened the season with a gargantuan effort, rushing for 260 yards and five touchdowns on just 10 carries as the Braves (1-0, 1-0) blanked the Mustangs (0-1, 0-1) to open their season.

Mayfield has touchdown runs of 51, 45, 54, 24 and 4 yards. Senior fullback Chris Maksimik added a touchdown run and senior quarterback Luke Corcione completed 8 of 9 passes for 92 yards. The Braves ran for 350 yards as a team and compiled 442 yards of total offense.

 

Class A Central

No. 2 St. John Vianney 69, Matawan 7

Senior quarterback Haaziq Daniels threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to senior Sam East and also ran for a 60 yard touchdown as the Lancers (1-0, 1-0) routed the Huskies (0-1, 0-1) for their 30th straight win against Shore Conference teams.

Senior Johnny Buchanan had a pair of touchdown runs, senior Zyaire Sterling had a 50-yard touchdown run and senior Josiah Walker also had a touchdown run for St. John Vianney.

 

No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven 56, Raritan 13

Senior running back Peter Lucas had a monster game with 297 yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries, including a 71-yarder, as the Bulldogs (1-0, 1-0) opened the season with an emphatic victory over the Rockets (0-1, 0-1).

Fullback Alex Maldjian added a touchdown run in the first half and finished with 92 yards one nine carries, while quarterback Danny Harby ran for two touchdowns and Peter Crowley capped the scoring with touchdown run in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs ran for an incredible 513 yards.

 

Class A South

Southern 22, No. 9 Toms River North 14

Senior fullback Joe Miele ran for two touchdowns and converted a 2-point conversion, and Luke Galan returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown as the Rams (1-1, 1-1) earned a critical victory over the defending Class A South champion Mariners (0-1, 0-1).

Miele's touchdown run in the fourth quarter pulled Southern within 14-13, and an offsides penalty on the ensuing extra point enticed Southern to go for the 2-point conversion, which Miele converted on the ground to put the Rams up 15-14. Galan's pick six came on the next Toms River North drive to clinch the victory.

 

Central 20, Toms River East 14 (OT)

A touchdown run by sophomore Kavon Chambers delivered the Golden Eagles (2-0, 2-0) their second straight overtime victory to start the season.

Chambers carried 38 times for 200 yards and all three of Central's touchdowns, including the game-winning 8-yard scoring run in overtime. Chambers also scored on runs of 6 and 15 yards.

 

Class B North

No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 47, No. 10 Middletown South 10

Senior running back Zack Bair ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries and junior quarterback Steve Lubischer threw for 179 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Caseys (1-0, 1-0) announced their return by routing the defending division champion Eagles.

Bair had scoring runs of 12 and 78 yards, and also had an 80 yard touchdown run called back on a holding call. Lubischer tossed a 22-yard touchdown to sophomore tight end Kevin Bauman and, on the first play of the third quarter, threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Jaden Key.

Sophomore running back Billy Guidetti added 86 yards rushing and two touchdowns - all in the second half - while senior running back Nick Brusca added an 11-yard touchdown run.

Chaz Alessi ran for 134 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and junior Chris Kaldrovics kicked a 27-yard field goal for Middletown South.

 

Long Branch 28, No. 6 Manasquan 19

Senior quarterback Juwan Wilkins threw three touchdown passes to senior wide receiver T.J. Fosque and sophomore running back Jermaine Corbett added a touchdown run as the Green Wave (1-0, 1-0) made a major statement by knocking off the defending Central Jersey Group II champion Warriors (0-1, 0-1).

Fosque had a huge game with six catches for 178 yards and three touchdowns. while Wilkins finished 11-for-17 for 227 yards.

Senior quarterback Tommy Antonucci had touchdown runs of 83 and 51 yards for Manasquan and finished with 136 yards on seven carries. Senior running back Connor Morgan had a 1-yard touchdown run and finished with 76 yards on 26 carries. Junior James Pendergist had a pair of interceptions on defense.

 

Wall 20, Ocean 18

Brady McNally ran for 117 yards and touchdowns of 25 and 3 yards, and senior quarterback Eddie Scott also had a touchdown run as the defending South Jersey Group III champion Crimson Knights (1-0, 1-0) held off the Spartans (0-2, 0-1).

Wall led 13-0 before Ocean got back into the game on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Robbie Nungesser to Ryan Moran and a 9-yard touchdown run by Jasher Pena. Ocean could not convert the 2-point conversion after Pena's touchdown and trailed, 13-12. Scott's touchdown made it 20-12 with 2:05 left in the game. Ocean scored with under a minute left but could not convert the 2-point conversion to tie the game.

 

Class B Central

Shore 12, Asbury Park 6 (OT)

A 4-yard touchdown run in overtime by junior running back Gil Goldsmith delivered the Blue Devils (1-0, 1-0) a revenge victory over the defending Central Jersey Group I champion Blue Bishops (0-1, 0-1).

Donte Abrams gave Asbury Park a 6-0 lead with a 5-yard touchdown run in the ghird quarter before Shore tied the score when Ryan Morris hit Terry Carlstrom for a 55-yard touchdown pass. Goldsmith carried 15 times for 72 yards while Carlstrom had 13 attempts for 75 yards on the ground.

Abrams finished with 70 yards on 11 carries, quarterback Ja'King Agostini threw for 174 yards on 11 of 19 passing, and Javon Higgs caught five passes for 103 yards to lead Asbury Park.

 

Class B South

Point Boro 42, Pinelands 17

Senior quarterback James Fara ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries, and also threw a 56-yard touchdown to Brandon Cipriano as the Panthers (1-0, 1-0) opened their division title defense by pulling away from the Wildcats (0-1, 0-1).

Senior fullback Tanner Gordon added a 45-yard touchdown run and finished with 61 yards on five carries, and Nate Chiarello had 11 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown. The Panthers ran for 351 yards as a team. Linebacker Garrett Romer had a team-high 14 tackles.

Junior running back Evan Burton ran for 163 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries to lead Pinelands. He scored on runs of 35 and 37 yards. Jason Jeanotte kicked a 36-yard field goal for the Wildcats.

 

Barnegat 22, Donovan Catholic 14

Junior running back Charlie Cotton ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns and also had the game-clinching interception in the end zone as the Bengals (1-0, 1-0) held off the Griffins (0-1, 0-1).

Junior quarterback Brian Finucan threw a touchdown pass to junior tight end Sean Morris, who finished with six receptions for 75 yards. Morris also had seven tackles, including five hits behind the line of scrimmage, plus a sack in the end zone for a safety.

Sophomore quarterback Ryan Clark had a pair of touchdown runs for Donovan Catholic.

 

Manchester 22, Lakewood 15

The Hawks rallied for an emotional victory over the Piners, coming back from a 15-0 deficit to win one day after head coach Bill Furlong's mother passed away.

Senior running back Jalen ran for 126 yard and two touchdowns on 21 carries to lead the way. Lamont Lett added a touchdown run.

Lakewood, which played without starting quarterback Zyheir Jones, was held to 133 yards of offense.

 

Nondivisional

Middletown North 42, Neptune 6

Senior running back Connor Welsh ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries, and junior running back Connor Robbins ran for two touchdowns as the Lions (1-0, 1-0) won going away over the Scarlet Fliers (0-1, 0-1).

Junior quarterback Sean Glenn completed all four of his passing attempts for 110 yards.

Junior linebacker Stephen Barry made a team-high 10 tackles, junior defensive lineman Steven Holler had three sacks and a blocked punt and senior defensive end Austin Dewise had a sack, two tackles for a loss and a fumble recovery. Dewise also had two catches for 55 yards as a tight end.

Welsh and sophomore Anthony Soto had interceptions.

Neptune was playing the game without first-year head coach Tarig Holman, who was serving a one-game suspension for being ejected in the final game of last season when he was the head coach at Randolph.

 

Jackson Memorial 10, Jackson Liberty 0

Justin Burkert gave the Jaguars (1-0) a 3-0 lead in the second half with a 21-yard field goal, and John Ghinga sealed the game with an interception return for a touchdown with 1:42 left as Jackson Memorial retained the Connor Cup.

 

Nonconference

JFK-Iselin 17, Red Bank 14 (OT)

Makai Mickens returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and Nigel Mitchell had a 60-yard touchdown run, but the Mustangs rallied in the fourth quarter to clip the Bucs (0-1) in overtime.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 9

Class A North

No. 5 Howell 34, Colts Neck 6

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Senior quarterback Eddie Morales threw for 180 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries as the Rebels (1-0, 1-0) started their season with a comfortable win over the Cougars (0-1, 0-1).

Morales had touchdown runs of 56 and 44 yards and threw touchdown passes of 9 and 35 yards to senior wide receiver Naseim Brantley, who caught six passes for 123 yards. Senior running back Nick Chambers added a 2-yard touchdown run.

Braedon Baldwin led the Howell defense with nine tackles and a forced fumble.

 

No. 8 Freehold 46, Freehold Township 20

Senior quarterback Ashante Worthy completed 16 of 25 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns, and also ran for 227 yards and a touchdown on 36 carries to power the Colonials (1-0, 1-0) past the Patriots (0-1, 0-1) and allow them to hoist "The Duke".

Worthy tossed two touchdown passes to Quincy Davis and another to Matt Krauss, while also running for a 3-yard touchdown. Davis had three catches for 89 yards and Krauss had five receptions for 68 yards. Jahvonte Hair had rushing touchdowns of 2 and 6 yards and Krauss had two interceptions as a defensive back.

Junior quarterback Nick Reardon threw two touchdown passes to James Romeo and another to Pat Laricy for Freehold Township.

 

Class A Central

Monmouth 14, Holmdel 3

 

Class A South

Brick 27, Brick Memorial 7

Junior quarterback Jimmy Leblo threw for a 153 yards and a touchdown, Joey Carchio ran for two scores and Brick's defense held Brick Memorial to 140 yards of offense to win for the fifth straight year in the rivalry series.

Leblo threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Anthony Prato and Carchio had touchdown runs of 13 and 3 yards. Junior lineman Zach Piscope recovered a fumble in the end zone for Brick's other touchdown.

Senior Blaine Netterman had a three-yard touchdown for Brick Memorial and finished with a team-high 51 yards rushing on nine carries. Senior fullback Tony Thorpe ran for 50 yards on 15 carries.

 

Class B Central

Point Beach 31, Keyport 24

Senior running back Sean Gould ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries and also kicked a 33-yard field goal as the Garnet Gulls (1-0, 1-0) picked up a key season-opening victory over the Red Raiders (0-1, 0-1).

Point Beach had three 100-yard rushers and ran for 421 yards as a team. The Gulls finished with 504 yards of total offense. Senior quarterback Luke Frauenheim ran for 122 yards and 12 carries and also threw for 83, and senior running back Chris Webber ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.

Senior linebacker John Nista had seven tackles, three sacks and three tackles for a loss, and Webber had seven tackles, a sack and three tackles for a loss to lead Point Beach's defense.

 

Mater Dei Prep 26, Keansburg 0

 

Nondivisional

Lacey 34, Toms River South 28

Senior running back Jason Giresi ran for two touchdowns and senior quarterback Coleton Klaus threw a touchdown and ran for another as the Lions (1-0) opened their season with a victory over the Indians (0-1).

Klaus threw a touchdown to pass to Tanner Miick and Anthony Tobias also ran for a touchdown for Lacey.

 

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