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WEEK 8

FRIDAY, OCT. 27

Class A Central

No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 48, No. 10 Monmouth 25

Senior running back Peter Lucas ran for 299 yards and five touchdowns and junior fullback Alex Maldjian added two touchdown runs as the Bulldogs (6-1, 5-1) ran past the Falcons (6-2, 4-1).

Lucas had a 91-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to go along with scoring runs of 3, 3, 1, and 19 yards. Maldjian had touchdown runs of 11 and 14 yards.

Senior Devon Johnson had two touchdown receptions, a 2-point conversion catch and kicked a 41-yard field goal, and senior Ian Fitzgerald had a 79-yard touchdown run to lead Monmouth.

 

Class A South

Central 13, Brick 10

Sophomore running back Kavon Chambers threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to Darius Martorano and also ran for a 30-yard touchdown en route to being named Ocean Trophies Player of the Game as the Golden Eagles (6-2, 5-1) kept themselves in line for a piece of the division title by downing the Dragons (4-4, 4-2).

Jake Wynkoop kicked a 38-yard field goal and sophomore quarterback Anthony Prato ran for a 1-yard touchdown for Brick.

 

Toms River South 21, Toms River North 14

Quarterback Jack Huber had two touchdowns and Sam Akiloulo also had a touchdown run as the Indians (2-5, 2-4) defeated the rival Mariners (1-7, 1-5) in "The Civil War" to complete the Toms River sweep and keep their playoff hopes alive.

Huber threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Scuderi in the first quarter to tie the score at seven, and Akiloulo broke off a 47-yard touchdown run with 3:35 left in the third quarter to put Toms River South up 14-7. A blocked punt by Teddy Suarez set up Huber for a 1-yard touchdown run with 8:03 left in the game.

 

Class B North

No. 7 Long Branch 28, Middletown North 21 (OT)

Senior quarterback Juwan Wilkins threw a touchdown pass to Matt Clark in overtime, and the Green Wave (6-1, 5-1) stopped the Lions (3-4, 1-3) on fourth-and-1 from the 4-yard line to hold on for the thrilling victory.

Middletown North sent the game to overtime when junior quarterback Sean Glenn threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Aidan Campbell with 1:27 left in regulation.

Long Branch took a 21-14 lead into halftime when Wilkins connected with senior tight end Kaymar Mimes

 

Class B South

Jackson Liberty 34, Pinelands 28

Nick Johnson hauled in a 40-yard touchdown pass from Evan Catron with 2:31 left in the fourth quarter to lift the Lions (2-6, 2-4) past the Wildcats (2-5, 1-4).

Johnson also had a 35-yard touchdown reception and came through with a sack and a tackle for a loss on the final series to help preserve the win for Jackson Liberty. Catron also threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Joe Devito and Jimmy Celantano had touchdown runs of 50 and 2 yards.

Johnson had a huge game on defense with 15 tackles, 12 of which were solo, along with six tackles for a loss and a sack.

Celentano's 35-yard touchdown catch on 4th-and-11 to give Jackson Liberty a 7-0 lead. Pinelands fullback Chris Milano had a 4-yard touchdown run to tie the score at seven. A 45-yard pass from quarterback Garrett Brown to running back Brennan Richardson set up Richardson's 5-yard touchdown run to give Pinelands a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter. Celentatno's 50-yard touchdown run knotted the score at 14.

Celentano's 2-yard run put Liberty up 21-14 before Brown threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Richardson to tie the game at 21. Catron's 5-yard touchdown pass to Devito put Liberty up 28-21 at halftime. A 6-yard touchdown run by junior running back Evan Burton tied the score at 28 with 23 seconds left in the third quarter.

 

Lakewood 33, Barnegat 14

The Jones twins powered the Piners (3-4, 2-4) to a critical win over the Bengal (4-3, 3-2) to keep their playoff hopes intact.

Senior quarterback Zyheir Jones had touchdown runs of 73, 45 and 35 yards and also threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Jyheir Jones.

Jyheir Jones also had a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Brian Finucan threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to junior tight end Sean Morris and Charlie Cotton had a 15-yard touchdown run for Barnegat.

 

Nondivisional

No. 2 St. John Vianney 21, Middletown South 14

Senior running back Johnny Buchanan ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns and senior Zyaire Sterling ran for 77 yards and a touchdown as the Lancers (8-0) defeated the Eagles (3-4) to extend their Shore Conference winning streak to 37 games.

Senior Jake Krellin ran for 102 yards and a touchdown and senior quarterback Ben Kinsella had a 1-yard touchdown run for Middletown South.

 

No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 37, Red Bank 0

Sophomore running back Billy Guidetti got the start for injured senior Zack Bair and ran for over 100 yards and two touchdowns as the Caseys (7-1) bounced back to shut out the Bucs (0-7).

Guidetti had touchdown runf of 35 ad 47 yards while John Columbia added a 9-yard touchdown run. Junior quarterback Steve Lubischer threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Brandon Lombana, Anthony Romano had a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown and Ryan O'Hara kicked a 35-yard field goal.

 

No. 8 Point Boro 41, Ocean 18

Senior quarterback James Fara ran for 282 yards and four touchdowns behind an offensive line that paved the way for 493 yards rushing as the Panthers (8-0) wallopped the Spartans (1-7) to remain undefeated.

Point Boro also clinched the outright Class B South division title via Lakewood's win over Barnegat. It is Point Boro's third straight division title and second straight outright division championship.

Senior running back Brandon Cipriano added 116 yards rushing and a touchdown on six carries and senior fullback Tanner Gordon ran for 89 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.

Fara had touchdown runs of 28, 79, 38 and 1 while Gordon scored on a 16-yard run. Cipriano's touchdown run spanned 68 yards.

Point Boro's defense limited Ocean to minus-28 yards rushing on 16 carries.

Trebor Pena had a touchdown catch and a 78-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for Ocean, while Will Sacco had a 69-yard touchdown reception.

 

Manasquan 26, Matawan 0

Senior running back Connor Morgan ran for over 150 yards and a touchdown and senior quarterback Tommy Antonucci had a pair of touchdowns as the Warriors (5-2) won their fourth straight game by blanking the Huskies.

Morgan had a 69-yard touchdown run while Antonucci had a 20-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver James Pendergist and an 18-yard touchdown run. Junior running back Canyon Birch added a 1-yard touchdown run.

 

Nonconference

No. 1 Manalapan 28, Piscataway 0

Senior running back Naim Mayfield ran for 194 yards and two touchdowns on 32 caries and senior wide receiver Symir Blacknall had two touchdowns as the Braves (8-0) shut out the Chiefs (5-2) in a marquee Shore vs. GMC crossover game.

Blacknall had a 66-yard touchdown catch from senior quarterback Luke Corcione, ran for a touchdown and also had an interception on defense. Corcione finished 12-for-18 for 208 yards and a touchdown and Blacknall had a team-high 86 yards and a touchdown on three catches. Senior fullback Chris Maksimik had five catches for 63 yards.

Senior linebacker Sal Tardogno made eight tackles, junior defensive lineman Da-Shon Tayler had seven tackles with one for a loss and junior linebacker Tommy Pearce had a fumble recovery to lead Manalapan's defense to its third shutout of the season. It is also the first time Piscataway has been shut out since Toms River North beat the Chiefs, 7-0, in 2009.

 

No. 6 Howell 42, New Brunswick 20

Senior quarterback Eddie Morales III threw for 140 yards and a touchdown and ran for 87 yards and two scores as the Rebels (7-1) jumped out to a big lead on their way to defeating the Zebras (1-7).

Morales had touchdown runs of 5 and 20 yards and threw a 78-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Ryan Mazik. Senior Naseim Brantley had an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and junior running back Gerardo Urso had a 53-yard touchdown run.

Senior linebacker Braedon Baldwin led Howell's defense with eight tackles and a sack, while Matt Mazauskas and Wendall Wright also had sacks.

 

South Brunswick 35, No. 9 Brick Memorial 14

Senior running back Tony Thorpe ran for 193 yards and two touchdowns for the Mustangs (6-2), who had their six-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Vikings (6-1).

Quarterback Felix Quinones ran for 88 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 90 yards and a touchdown. He had a 36-yard touchdown pass to Penn State recruit Justin Shorter, who finished with seven receptions for 85 yards. Jayvon Palmer also had a touchdown run for South Brunswick.

 

Asbury Park 30, Bishop Ahr 6

Senior Donte Abrams had a huge all-around game with 254 total yards and three touchdowns on 12 touches as the Blue Bishops (4-3) overpowered the Trojans (2-6).

Abrams ran for 153 yards on six carries and caught six passes for 101 yards and three touchdowns. Quadir Lawson ran for 179 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

Abrams had touchdowns receptions of 26, 15 and 25 from quarterback Ja'King Agostini while Lawson had a 51-yard touchdown run. Lawson, Agostini and Junior Houghton added 2-point conversion runs. Kyrie made nine tackles and Anthony Swearine had a sack to lead Asbury Park's defense.

 

Freehold Township 17, East Brunswick 14

Junior quarterback Nick Reardon threw a pair of touchdown passes to senior Kevin Doherty in the first half and Coln Taptich connected on a field goal in the second half as the Patriots (7-1) held off the Bears (2-5) to likely secure a top-four seed in the Central Jersey Group V playoffs.

 

Point Beach 41, Highland Park 7

Senior quarterback Luke Frauenheim went 4-for-5 for 160 yards and three touchdowns to go over 1,000 yards for the season as the Garnet Gulls (5-3) built a 27-0 first quarter lead en route to dominating the Owls (0-8).

Josh Yates had two receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns and Jean Verrier had a 42-yard touchdown catch. Verrier also had a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown for the longest scoring play in the Shore Conference this season. Brad Parry had a 9-yard touchdown run and an 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Matt Vinsko led the Point Beach defense with eight tackles and a sack, while John Nista had five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. Liam Buday made six tackles and Matt VanShoick had four tackles and a fumble recovery.

 

Old Bridge 28, Jackson Memorial 14

Senior quarterback A..J. Tolmachewich threw for 151 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a touchdown, but the Jaguars (5-3) could not overcome a 21-0 deficit and fell to the Knights (5-2).

Tolmachewich had a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to pull Jackson to within 21-6, but a 3-yard touchdown by Julian Rivera put Old Bridge up 28-6. Tolmachewich then threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Kaleem Norris and Leo Shimonovich ran in the 2-point conversion.

Matt D'Amore had three catches for 74 yards for Jackson.

Tolmachewich also led the Jaguars on defense with five tackles. Senior defensive lineman Joe Hurle picked up a sack.

 

Colts Neck 18, Monroe 13

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 28

Class B Central

Keansburg 27, Keyport 21 (OT)

Senior running back Miguel Crespo scored on a 5-yard run in overtime and senior Jashawn Martin intercepted a fourth-down pass to complete a comeback victory for the Titans (5-3, 3-2), who defeated the Red Raiders (1-7, 0-4) for the first time since 2007.

Junior running back Liam Riecks ran for 137 yards and a touchdown and senior quarterback Danny Vital threw touchdown passes to Martin and senior wideout Justin Alessi to lead the rally from a 13-0 deficit.

Junior running back Devin Wollner ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries and junior running back Greg Robinson had a 42-yard touchdown run for Keyport.

 

Nondivisional

Marlboro 35, Toms River East 34 (OT)

An overtime touchdown pass from Kyle Moore to Justin Marcus and a 2-point conversion stop by senior Anthony Damato enabled the Mustangs (3-5) to survive a furious comeback by the Raiders (2-6) and win a thriller for their third victory of the season.

After leading 15-10 at halftime, Marlboro took a 28-10 lead through three quarters on a 9-yard touchdown run by Moore and a touchdown pass from Moore to Alexander Schutzer.

Toms River East scored early in the fourth quarter to cut Marlboro's lead to 28-17, then scored twice in the final 17 seconds of regulation to send the game to overtime.

Senior quarterback Louis Gallo IV threw a touchdown pass to senior Nick Silvia and senior Tommy Ferrante ran in the 2-point conversion to make it 28-25. The Raiders then recovered the onside kick, which set up senior Anthony Marinelli to boom a 50-yard field goal as time expired to send the game to overtime.

 

Lacey 14, Southern 7 

Senior running back Jason Giresi ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries to go over 1,000 yards for the season and pace the Lions (6-2) in their victory over the Rams (2-6).

Scoreless at halftime, Lacey opened the third quarter with a mammoth 16-play, 90-yard scoring drive that chewed 8:54 off the clock. Anthony Tobia made a great catch along the sideline on third down and Giresi scored on a 4-yard run on the next play. Giresi added a 33-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to put Lacey up by two scores.

Southern got on the board late when Carmen Deo threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Schneider Juste.

 

Nonconference

Raritan 35, Spotswood 0

Senior quarterback Dan VanMeerbeke fired three touchdown passes and ran for another as the Rockets (3-4) blasted the Chargers (4-4) to keep their playoff hopes alive.

VanMeerbeke threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to junior running back P.J. Buccine, a 23-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Vinnie DiCarlo and a 45-yard touchdown pass to junior Nick Kenneally. Sophomore running back Mike Fiore added a rushing touchdown.

Junior safety Jon Carton had an interception for a Rockets defense that forced three turnovers and pitched its first shutout since 2015.

 

Freehold 49, Edison 14

Senior quarterback Ashante Worthy had another monster game with 436 combined yards and seven total touchdowns to lead the Colonials (5-3) past the Eagles (2-5).

Worthy ran for 324 yards and six touchdowns, scoring on runs of 14, 96, 11, 3, 79 and 9 yards, while also completing 10 of 16 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown. Savion Macon was the recipient of Worthy's touchdown pass, hauling in a 35-yard score.

Worthy now has 1,787 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns along with 1,381 yards passing and 17 touchdowns. His 41 total touchdowns this season leave him four scores shy of breaking the Shore Conference single-season record for combined touchdowns (44) set by Mater Dei Prep quarterback Christian Palmer in 2014 and matched by Toms River North quarterback Mike Husni in 2016.

 

Sayreville 48, Neptune 7

 

Delbarton 28, No. 4 Mater Dei Prep 26

A 1-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback George Pearson with 10 seconds left in regulation pulled the Seraphs within two points, but a 2-point conversion pass attempt was batted down by Delbarton senior Anthony Siragusa as the Green Wave (2-6) snapped Mater Dei's 17-game winning streak.

Pearson also threw a pair of touchdown passes to Isaiah Noguera and Gavin Toth kicked field goals of 28 and 29 yards for Mater Dei (5-1).

Michael Jarmolowich had a 14-yard blocked punt return for a touchdown and Siragusa had a 2-yard touchdown run as Delbarton built a 14-3 lead in the first quarter. Delbarton blocked another punt that set up a 13-yard touchdown pass from Miles Leniw to Sean Link to take a 21-3 lead.

Pearson's touchdown pass to Noguera cut the Seraphs' deficit to 21-10, but Delbarton answered quickly when Leniw connected with Michael Lodge for a 10-yard touchdown to give the Green Wave a 28-10 halftime lead.

 

 

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