Scores and details from Week 2 Shore Conference football action on Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept.16

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WEEK 2

FRIDAY, SEPT, 15

Class A North

No. 5 Howell 55, No. 7 Freehold 35

The Rebels (2-0, 2-0) outscored the Colonials (1-1, 1-1) in a wild game as multiple players had huge individual games.

Senior running back Nick Chambers ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries and senior wide receiver Ryan Mazik caught four passes for 153 yards and a score to lead Howell, which opened up a 14-0 lead, pulled ahead 34-14 in the second half and never looked back.

Mazik also had a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown to lead a Rebels' defense that forced five turnovers on a night where Freehold quarterback Ashante Worthy went berzerk. Senior Naz Brantley had a 26-yard touchdown run and also had a 94-yard interception return for a touchdown, while senior quarterback threw for 183 yards and touchdown passes to Mazik and senior Pat Handy. Gerard Urso added a 51-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.

Worthy may have set the Shore Conference single-game record for yards from scrimmage by unofficially rushing for 338 yards and four touchdowns on 38 carries and throwing for 240 yards and a touchdown to finish with 578 combined yards. Worthy did throw four interceptions, however, and committed five turnovers in total. Jahvonte Hair had a 26-yard touchdown reception for the Colonials.

 

Freehold Township 14, Colts Neck 0

Junior quarterback Nick Reardon tossed touchdown passes to James Romeo and David Jolly, while the defense recorded its first shutout since 2013 to lead the Patriots (1-1, 1-1) past the Cougars (0-2, 0-2).

 

Class A Central

No. 2 St. John Vianney 55, Raritan 7

Senior quarterback Haaziq Daniels completed 8 of 10 passes for 146 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing for 72 yards and two touchdowns on five carries to power the Lancers (2-0, 2-0) to another lopsided victory.

Senior running back Johnny Buchanan had 110 yards rushing and a touchdown on seven carries and Mike Noble added 41 yards rushing and a touchdown on five carries. Zyaire Sterling had two touchdown catches while A.J. Calabro and Nick DeGennaro had one touchdown reception each.

 

Matawan 20, Red Bank 7

Senior running back Devonte Spann had all three touchdowns as the Huskies bounced back to even their record at 1-1 and down the Bucs (0-2, 0-1).

Spann finished with 195 yards and three scores on 20 carries. Devin Williams led the defensive effort with 15 tackles, including three tackles for a loss.

 

Class A South

Toms River South 20, Toms River East 15

T.J. Scuderi threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Angelo Louis and also ran for an 80-yard touchdown as the Indians (1-1, 1-0) won for the sixth straight time over the rival Raiders (0-2, 0-2) to snap an eight-game losing streak.

Jack Huber added a 5-yard touchdown run for Toms River South.

 

Brick 17, Jackson Memorial 14

Junior Cole Groschel caught a pair of touchdown passes, including a 28-yard scoring reception from junior quarterback Jimmy Leblo with 6:54 to play, as the Dragons (2-0, 2-0) rallied past the Jaguars (1-1, 0-1).

Sophomore Anthony Prato had a 35-yard touchdown pass to Groschel with 48 seconds left in the first half that started the Dragons' rally from a 14-0 deficit. Jake Wynkoop added a 21-yard field goal. Prato also had an interception late in the game to halt a Jackson drive.

A.J. Tolmachewich threw a touchdown pass to Matt D'Amore and also ran for a touchdown to lead Jackson.

 

Class B North

No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 60, No. 9 Middletown North 41

The Caseys (2-0, 2-0) won a game with over 100 combined points by pulling away from the Lions (1-1, 0-1) in the second half after the teams entered the locker room tied at 34.

Junior quarterback Steve Lubischer had a pair of touchdown runs and also threw touchdown passes to Kevin Bauman and Nick Brusca. Senior running back Zack Bair had touchdown runs of 31 and 10 yards while also returning a punt 77 yards for a touchdown. Brusca had three touchdown runs of 5 and 18 yards.

Connor Robbins ran for three touchdowns and Sean Glenn threw three touchdown passes for Middletown North. Robbins had scoring runs of 1, 10 and 1 yards while Glenn had a 13-yard touchdown pass to Paul Dunleavy, a 55-yard touchdown pass to Aidan Campbell and a 24-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Barry.

 

Middletown South 28, Ocean 13

Senior quarterback Ben Kinsella had a 73-yard touchdown run and also threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Rob Zega, while Zega added a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown as the Eagles (1-1, 1-1) got past the Spartans (0-3, 0-2).

Chaz Alessi had a one-yard touchdown run for Middletown South.

Kam Thompson had touchdown receptions of 10 and 73 yards for Ocean.

 

Class B Central

Asbury Park 20, Keyport 14 (OT)

A 1-yard touchdown run by Quadir Lawson followed by a defense stand enabled the Blue Bishops (1-1, 1-1) to hold off the Red Raiders (0-2, 0-2) in a rematch of last season's Central Jersey Group I final.

Lawson ran for a game-high 111 yards on 22 carries to spearhead the Asbury Park offense, while senior Donte Abrams had a big game with a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown, two interceptions and a 2-point conversion run. Mikai Jones had a highlight-reel 18-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Ja'King Agostini.

Alex Peavy, Kyrie Moore and Kharod Young each made nine tackles to lead the Blue Bishops' defense.

Matt Twigg threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Kameron Lightbourne and also ran for a 1-yard touchdown for Keyport. Greg Robinson led the Red Raiders with 80 yards rushing on 17 carries.

 

Class B South

Donovan Catholic 28, Lakewood 0

The Griffins (1-1, 1-1) blanked the Piners (0-2, 0-2) to snap an 11-game losing streak and record the program's first shutout since 2012. Sophomore quarterback Ryan Clark had three touchdown runs to lead the way.

 

Manchester 22, Jackson Liberty 21

 

Nondivisional

No. 1 Manalapan 35, Southern 0

Senior running back Naim Mayfield ran for three touchdowns and Manalapan's defense posted its second straight shutout to lead the Braves (2-0) past the Rams (1-2).

Senior fullback Chris Maksimik added a touchdown run and senior quarterback Luke Corcione threw a touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Symir Blacknall.

 

Wall 21, Central 10

Brady McNally had two touchdown runs and quarterback Eddie Scott also ran for a touchdown as the Crimson Knights (2-0) rallied from a 3-0 halftime deficit to hand the Golden Eagles (2-1) their first loss of the season.

Shane Black had a 37-yard field goal and sophomore Kavon Chambers had a 35-yard touchdown run for Central.

 

Barnegat 23, Shore 14

Down 14-3 at halftime, the Bengals (2-0) rallied for a big nondivisional victory over the Blue Devils (1-1).

Dillon Muratovic and Charlie Cotton had touchdown runs in the second half to give Barnegat a 17-14 lead, and a 16-yard touchdown pass from Brian Finucan to tight end Sean Morris gave the Bengals some cushion. Dominick Guiro had a 21-yard field goal in the first half.

Ryan Morris threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Michael Deusch and John Salerno had a 73-yard touchdown run for Shore.

 

Nonconference

Keansburg 47, Highland Park 6

Senior quarterback Danny Vital threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Joey Osterbye and also ran for a touchdown as the Titans (1-1) rolled past the Owls (0-1).

Liam Riecks led Keansburg with 87 yards rushing and a touchdown on six carries, while Miguel Crespo finished with 60 yards rushing and a touchdown and Justin Alessi had 48 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Riecks and Ronald Rotondella each had a sack and two tackles for a loss, and George Wingender also had a sack as the Keansburg defense punished Highland Park to the tune of minus-61 total yards. The Owls ran just plays which resulted in positive yardage, and scored their only touchdown on a punt return.

 

Point Beach 18, Bishop Ahr 0

Senior running back Chris Webber ran for 138 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, and senior running back Sean Gould ran for 117 yards and a touchdown and kicked field goals of 23 and 33 yards to lead the Garnet Gulls (2-0) past the Trojans (0-2).

Senior Luke Frauenheim led the defense with 11 tackles, including three tackles for a loss, while Webber had six tackles - 2 for a loss - and a sack. John Nista also had a sack and Jason Sherlock pulled down an interception.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT, 16

Class A South

Brick Memorial 28, Toms River North 14

Senior half back Blaine Netterman had a pair of touchdown runs while senior fullback Tony Thorpe and junior quarterback Tyler Sindel had one touchdown run each as the Mustangs (1-1, 1-1) defeated the Mariners (0-2, 0-2).

 

Class B South

No. 10 Point Boro 27, Lacey 0

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Senior quarterback James Fara ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, senior running back Brandon Cipriano had a pair of touchdowns and Point Boro's defense held Lacey to 106 total yards in a key divisional victory.

Cipriano made a fantastic catch on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Fara on the final play of the first half to give the Panthers (2-0, 2-0) a 20-0 lead. Cipriano added a 68-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Fara had a 23-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and an 82-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

 

Nondivisional

Pinelands 27, Marlboro 20

A 60-yard touchdown run by junior running back Evan Burton with 28 seconds left in regulation delivered the Wildcats (1-1) a thrilling victory over the Mustangs (0-2).

Burton had a huge game to help Pinelands rebound from a Week 1 loss, adding touchdown runs of 20 and 70 yards to his game-winning score. Brennan Richardson had a game-tying touchdown run with 2:39 left, set up by a 60-yard pass from Andrew Bartlett to tight end Joey Parkinson.

Senior running back Jonny Helff had touchdown runs of 30, 20 and 2 yards while senior wide receiver Justin Marcus had over 100 yards in the loss for Marlboro.

 

Nonconference

Monmouth 37, Metuchen 7

Ian Fitzgerald ran for two touchdowns while Dayshawn Porter had a touchdown pass and a touchdown run as the Falcons (3-0) improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2010.

Colin Miller also had a touchdown pass, and Drew Faconne and Eli Rife had touchdown receptions.

 

Manasquan 30, Woodbridge 0

Senior running back Connor Morgan had three rushing touchdowns and junior running back Canyon Birch had a touchdown run and an interception as the Warriors (1-1) picked up their first win of the season by downing the Barrons (0-2).

 

Holmdel 45, Spotswood 7

Junior quarterback Jeff DeCicco threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more to lead the Hornets (2-1) past the Chargers (0-2) to match their win total from last season.

DeCicco had rushing touchdowns of 7 and 17 yards sandwich around a 40-yard punt return touchdown by Nick Fanzini to give Holmdel a 21-7 lead. He then tossed touchdowns of 53 and 39 yards to Alex Galarza, and threaded a 22-yard touchdown pass to Johnny O'Beirne.

Alex Unanski kicked a 42-yard field goal in the second half, which is the longest field goal in the Shore Conference so far this season.

 

 

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