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WEEK 7

FRIDAY, OCT. 20

Class A North

No. 1 Manalapan 56, Neptune 20

Senior running back Naim Mayfield had another incredible game for the Braves (7-0, 5-0), rushing for a career-high 313 yards and five touchdowns on just nine carries to power Manalapan past the winless Scarlet Fliers (0-6, 0-5).

Senior quarterback Luke Corcione threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to tight end Alex Claro, and senior wide receiver Symir Blacknall ran for a 16-yard touchdown. Sophomore quarterback Sean Kehley entered the game in the second half and tossed his first career touchdown pass.

 

No. 6 Howell 37, Freehold Township 10

Senior quarterback Eddie Morales III threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, and senior running back Nick Chambers had a pair of touchdown runs as the Rebels (6-1, 4-1) handed the rival Patriots (6-1, 4-1) their first loss of the season.

Morales threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Naseim Brantley and a 37-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Ryan Mazik. He added a 2-yard touchdown run to give Howell a 20-7 halftime lead.

Chambers added touchdown runs of 9 and 3 in the third quarter to open up a 34-7 lead, and senior Pat Handy kicked a late 23-yard field goal.

Nick Reardon tossed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Artie Bader and Colin Taptich kicked a 22-yard field goal for Freehold Township.

 

Class A South

Jackson Memorial 42, Toms River East 14

Senior quarterback A.J. Tolmachewich tossed three touchdown passes and Tom Pellone, Leo Shimonovich and Steven Rodriguez each had rushing touchdowns to power the Jaguars (5-2, 4-2) past the Raiders (2-5, 1-5).

Tolmachewich threw a pair of touchdown passes to senior wide receiver Matt D'Amore in the first half and fired a touchdown to senior tight end Brandon Hirsch.

 

Class B North

No. 7 Long Branch 30, Ocean 14

Fullback La'Qym Morris had a pair of touchdown runs and the Green Wave (5-1, 4-1) cruised past the Spartans (1-6, 0-5) for a bounce-back win.

Morris had two 4-yard touchdown runs in the first half when Long Branch opened a 20-7 lead. Senior quarterback Juwan Wilkins threw a touchdown pass to Billy Levy and sophomore running back Jermaine Corbett added an 18-yard touchdown run.

Robbie Nungesser threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Will Sacco and a 70-yard touchdown pass to Mike Gavakis to lead Ocean.

 

Class B Central

Point Beach 11, Shore 0

A 3-yard touchdown run plus a two-point conversion run by senior John Nista late in the first half was all the Garnet Gulls (4-3, 3-1) would need to defeat the Blue Devils (3-4, 2-2) and snap a three-game losing streak.

 

Class B South

No. 8 Point Boro 48, Jackson Liberty 7

Senior quarterback James Fara completed 7 of 9 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown and ran for 107 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries as the Panthers (7-0, 6-0) clinched at least a share of the Class B South title by downing the Lions (1-6, 1-4).

The Panthers can clinch the title outright with a win over Barnegat in Week 9, or if Lakewood beats Barnegat in Week 8. It is the third straight year Point Boro has claimed at least a share of the division championship.

Fara had touchdown runs of 26, 10 and 1 yards and tossed a 16-yard touchdown pass to senior fullback Tanner Gordon. Gordon also had rushing touchdowns of 7 and 5 yards. Linebacker Garrett Romer had a 16-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter. Brandon Cipriano had four catches for 72 yards and Kyle Komanitsky had a 69-yard catch.

Evan Catron threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Jake Bosco for Jackson Liberty's lone touchdown.

 

Lacey 56, Donovan Catholic 28

Senior quarterback Coleton Klaus threw four touchdown passes and senior running back Jason Giresi ran for close to 200 yards and two touchdowns as the Lions (5-2, 4-2) doubled up the Griffins (2-5, 2-3).

Klaus threw two touchdown passes to senior Ryan Klmurray, one to senior Tanner Miick and another to Dylan Gudzak. Senior Chris Fino had a 28-yard scoring run for his first varsity touchdown, and junior lineman Anthony Krugger returned a fumble 18 yards for his first career touchdowns.

 

Pinelands 42, Manchester 34

Evan Burton ran for 189 yards and three touchdowns and Brennan Richardson ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns as part of a 454-yard ground effort for the Wildcats (2-4, 1-3), who defeated the Hawks (2-5, 2-3) for their first division win of the season.

Andrew Bartlett added a touchdown run and also made six tackles on defense with one hit for a loss. Richardson made a team-high nine stops with one tackle for a loss.

Senior quarterback Jerry Ward ran for 139 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and also threw for 102 yards and two touchdowns to lead Manchester. Ward had a 38-yard touchdown run, tossed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Lamont Lett and threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Pruitt. Lett also ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, scoring on runs of four and six yards.

 

Nondivisional

No. 2 St. John Vianney 35, No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 17

Senior Johnny Buchanan had an outstanding game on both sides of the ball in rushing for 230 yards and two touchdowns plus making double-digit tackles with an interception to lead the Lancers (7-0) past the Caseys (6-1) in a marquee matchup at Count Basie Field.

The victory extended St. John Vianney's Shore Conference winning streak to 36 games.

Senior Zyaire Sterling added 97 yards rushing and two touchdowns and senior quarterback Haaziq Daniels ran for a 17-yard touchdown.

Junior quarterback Steve Lubischer threw a pair of 4-yard touchdown passes to sophomore tight end Kevin Bauman, and junior Ryan O'Hara kicked a 33-yard field goal for Red Bank Catholic.

RBC senior running back Zack Bair, who entered the game with over 1,000 yards rushing, suffered a leg injury in the second quarter and did not return to the game.

 

Wall 20, Matawan 8

Senior running back Brady McNally ran for touchdowns of 20 and 43 yards and senior quarterback Eddie Scott scored on a 19-yard touchdown run to lead the Crimson Knights (4-3) past the Huskies (1-6).

 

Middletown South 27, Toms River North 0

Senior quarterback Ben Kinsella threw four touchdown passes in the first half to lead the Eagles (3-3) to a nondivisional win over the Mariners (1-6).

Kinsella had a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jaime Petrillo, a 14-yard touchdown pass to Chris Fleming, a 12-yard scoring strike to Connor Ard and an 11-yard touchdown toss to Rob Zega.

Junior Matt Tardy led the defensive effort in the Eagles' first shutout of the season.

 

Central 23, Colts Neck 0

Junior quarterback Joe Fowler threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and the Golden Eagles (5-2) defense recorded its first shutout of the season to defeat the Cougars (0-7).

Fowler had touchdown passes to Kavon Chambers and Landon Richardson while also rushing for a short score. Senior Shane Black added a field goal.

 

Lakewood 27, Brick 7

The Piners (2-4) earned a huge road victory by taking down the Dragons (4-3), as senior quarterback Zyheir Jones had another big game with three touchdown passes and a touchdown run.

Jones threw touchdowns of 11 and 45 yards to twin brother Jyheir Jones and also ran for a 5-yard score. He added an interception on defense.

Cole Groschel had a 3-yard touchdown run for Brick.

 

Nonconference

Asbury Park 47, Dunellen 8

Senior Donte Abrams finished with 187 total yards and four touchdowns to lead the Blue Bishops (3-3) past the Destroyers (2-4).

Abrams ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns on just three carries and caught four passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns. He also made six tackles on defense. Quadir Lawson ran for 112 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and Ja'King Agostini threw for 102 yards and three touchdowns on 7 of 8 passing. Javon Higgs had a 14-yard touchdown catch and junior Haughton ran for a short touchdown.

 

No. 4 Mater Dei Prep 35, Lincoln 0

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 21

Class A North

Freehold 62, Marlboro 28

Senior quarterback Ashante Worthy was sensational yet again with 467 total yards and seven touchdowns to power the Colonials (4-3, 3-3) past the Mustangs (2-5, 2-3).

Worthy ran for 264 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries, scoring on runs of 60, 9, 33 and 15 yards. He was also a perfect 13-for-13 passing for 203 yards and three touchdowns. He threw touchdowns of 53 and 42 yards to Quincy Davis and tossed a 15-yard touchdown to Savion Macon. Davis finished with three catches for 97 yards and two scores.

Worthy also went over 5,000 rushing yards for his career and currently has 5,003 yards.

 

Class A Central

No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 42, Red Bank 7

Senior running back Peter Lucas ran for 205 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries and junior fullback Alex Maldjian ran for 71 yards and a touchdown as the Bulldogs (5-1, 4-1) won The Battle of Ridge Road by defeating the Bucs (0-6, 0-5).

Makai Mickens ran for 108 yards and a touchdown to lead Red Bank.

 

Class A South

Brick Memorial 55, Southern 28

Junior quarterback Tyler Sindel had a career day by going 4-for-5 for 137 yards and three touchdowns while adding 126 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 15 carries as the Mustangs (6-1, 5-1) pounded the Rams (2-5, 2-4) to win their sixth straight game.

Senior running back Blaine Netterman had a touchdown catch and an 8-yard touchdown run, and senior running back Tony Thorpe had a 2-yard run to become Brick Memorial's all-time leading scorer with 246 career points. Thorpe had another big game with 143 yards rushing on 24 carries.

Sindel had touchdown runs of 16 and 1 yards and threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Netterman, a 20-yard touchdown to Grant McKelvey and a 33-yard touchdown to David Baez. Ja Billingsly returned a blocked punt 20 yards for a touchdown.

Netterman and McKelvey led Brick Memorial's defense with nine tackles each.

Senior running back Joe Miele ran for two touchdowns to lead Southern. Senior John Dolphin had a 61-yard touchdown run and Carmen Deo threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Zack Hem.

 

Class B North

Manasquan 23, Middletown North 14

Senior running back Connor Morgan ran for 185 yards and a touchdown and senior quarterback Tommy Antonucci had a touchdown pass to junior running back Canyon Birch as the Warriors (4-2, 2-2) picked up a crucial victory over the Lions (3-3, 1-2).

Antonucci's 7-yard touchdown pass to Birch on fourth-and-goal gave Manasquan a 7-0 lead, and the Warriors extended their lead when junior defensive back Michael Page pounced on a bouncing snap on a Middletown North punt, recovering it in the end zone for a touchdown. Morgan scored on a 4-yard run and junior James Pendergist kicked a 19-yard field goal.

Pendergist also made a tremendous defensive play when he chased down Middletown North wideout Aidan Campbell and stripped him of the ball at the 1-yard line. Pendergist then recovered in the end zone for a touchback to thwart a would-be 80-yard touchdown. His effort came one play after Morgan fumbled as he was reaching for the goal line and Middletown North recovered for a touchback.

Antonucci also had an interception on defense that set up Pendergist's field goal, which made it a two-score game with 2:55 left in regulation.

Junior quarterback Sean Glenn threw for 222 yards and a touchdown and Campbell hauled in five passes for 170 yards and a 20-yard touchdown for Middletown North. Connor Robbins added a 1-yard touchdown run.

 

Nonconference

South River 26, Keansburg 20 (OT)

The Titans (4-3) had their three-game winning streak snapped after staging a thrilling comeback to force overtime, but the Rams (7-0) came out with the victory to remain undefeated.

Senior Joe Osterbye came down with a 13-yard touchdown catch with no time on the clock to tie the score at 20, but the extra point snap was low and forced holder Justin Alessi to attempt a 2-point conversion pass, which fell incomplete.

A 10-yard touchdown run by Kyle Baszak ended up as the game-winning touchdown as South River then stopped Keansburg on downs to end the game.

Keansburg senior quarterback Danny Vital threw for 172 yards and a touchdown and also ran for 92 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. Paul Eckleberry had a team-high six catches for 80 yards and Jashawn Martin had four catches for 74 yards.

 

Metuchen 9, Keyport 3 (OT)

 

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