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WEEK 9

FRIDAY, NOV. 3

Class A North

No. 1 Manalapan 48, Freehold Township 7

Senior running back Naim Mayfield ran for 197 yards and four touchdowns on eight carries and also returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown to lead the Braves (9-0, 6-0) past the Patriots (7-2, 4-2) to clinch the Class A North division title.

Mayfield ran for a 52-yard touchdown on Manalapan's first play from scrimmage and added touchdown runs of 17, 60 and 7 yards in the first half. Senior quarterback Luke Corcione threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to junior tight end Alan Presler and senior wide receiver Symir Blacknall had a 10-yard touchdown run.

Junior linebacker Alex Claro had an interception that set up Mayfield's fourth touchdown run that made it 48-7 late in the first half.

 

No. 5 Howell 42, Marlboro 7

Senior quarterback Eddie Morales threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a touchdown to steer the Rebels (8-1, 5-1) past the Mustangs (3-6, 2-4).

Morales completed 7 of 10 passes and tossed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Pat Handy, a 28-yard touchdown to Ryan Mazik and a 60-yard score to Naseim Brantley. Morales also ran for 91 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, scoring on a 1-yard run.

Senior running back Nick Chambers ran for 63 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and junior running back Gerard Urso also had a touchdown run. Chambers had a 27-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Urso added a 5-yard score in the fourth quarter.

Senior linebacker Braedon Baldwin led Howell's defense with 10 tackles while senior defensive lineman Matt Mazauskas had eight stops. Brantley had a forced fumble and Mazik and Mike Klein each had fumble recoveries.

The Rebels are in line to earn a top-four seed in the South Jersey Group V playoffs.

 

Colts Neck 42, Neptune 28

Senior running back Joey Mauriello ran for 175 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries to help the Cougars (2-7, 1-5) get past the Scarlet Fliers (0-8, 0-6) for their second win in a row.

Mauriello had touchdown runs of 4, 12 and 66 yards to help Colts Neck rattle off 22 straight points and take a 36-14 lead in the second half. Senior quarterback Joey Lombardo threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Anthony Lombardo and senior running back John Lombardo had a short touchdown run.

Joey Lombardo finished with 113 yards passing and Anthony Lombardo had three catches for 95 yards.

Senior Joe Kohm had a blocked punt that was picked up and returned for a touchdown by senior Justin Kauffman. Kauffman had a team-high nine tackles and Kohm had eight tackles, including three for a loss, plus a sack.

 

Class A Central

Holmdel 28, Matawan 0

Cameron LaMountain had a pair of touchdown runs and Dean Gallo and Johnny O'Beirne also scored on the ground as the Hornets (5-3, 2-3) shut out the Huskies (1-8, 1-5) to clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2007.

LaMountain's 30-yard touchdown run was the only score Holmdel would need as the defense picked up its second shutout of the season. Gallo's touchdown run with three minutes left in the third quarter made it 14-0 and LaMountain and O'Beirne added scores in the fourth quarter.

Holmdel appears to have earned the No. 6 seed in the Central Jersey Group II playoffs, which would match them up with No. 3 A.L. Johnson.

 

Raritan 28, Red Bank 14

Junior running back P. J. Buccine ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries as the Rockets (4-4, 2-3) rallied past the Bucs (0-8, 0-6) to clinch a playoff spot in Central Jersey Group II.

Dan VanMeerebeke ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to Vinnie DiCarlo, who caught three passes for 57 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Bruno had an interception that set up Buccine's first touchdown run.

 

Class A South

No. 9 Brick Memorial 27, Jackson Memorial 21

Senior running back Blaine Netterman had a 79-yard touchdown reception and a 35-yard touchdown run to help the Mustangs (7-2, 6-1) defeat the rival Jaguars (5-4, 4-3) and clinch a share of the Class A South division title.

Junior quarterback Tyler Sindel had a 49-yard touchdown run and also threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Grant McKelvey. Sindel's two touchdown passes and Netterman's touchdown run had the Mustnags out to a 21-7 halftime lead.

Senior fullback Tom Pellone had a 1-yard touchdown run in the first half and senior quarterback A.J. Tolmachewich threw a touchdown pass to sophomore Jake McKown to cut Jackson's deficit to 21-14. Sindel's touchdown run gave Brick Memorial back its two-score lead and the Mustangs were able to hold on after Pellone's second short touchdown run made it 27-21 with 2:12 left in the game.

Brick Memorial and Jackson Memorial have both qualified for the Central Jersey Group IV playoffs.

 

Central 27, Toms River North 13

Junior quarterback Joe Fowler had a touchdown pass and a touchdown run while sophomore running backs Kavon Chambers and Landon Richardson also ran for touchdowns as the Golden Eagles (7-2, 6-1) clinched a share of the Class A South division title by beating the Mariners (1-8, 1-6).

Senior Darius Martorano had a 97-yard run that set up Fowler for a 2-yard touchdown run and gave Central an early 6-0 lead. A 55-yard run by Chambers led to Richardson scoring on a 15-yard touchdown run to extend the lead to 13-0, and Fowler then threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Martorano to open a 20-0 halftime lead.

After Toms River North scored to get on the board, Chambers added a 35-yard touchdown run with 3:19 left in the third quarter to give Central a 27-7 lead.

 

Southern 24, Toms River South 13

The Rams' rushing attack came alive as junior Joe Guglielmo exploded for a career-high 177 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries to lead Southern (3-6, 3-4) past the Indians (2-6, 2-5), eliminating Toms River South from playoff contention.

Senior running back Joe Miele added 136 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and also had a team-high nine tackles, which included three hits for a loss.

Junior Dupreme Holland had an interception and also blocked a field goal for Southern.

Sam Conover had two touchdown runs for Toms River South.

 

Brick 20, Toms River East 10

Junior Cole Groschel had three rushing touchdowns as the Dragons (5-4, 5-2) snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the Raiders (2-7, 1-6).

 

Class B North

Middletown South 34, Wall 14

Vincent Candito had a pair of touchdown runs while Jake Krellin, Matt Tardy and Jaime Petrillo also found the end zone as the Eagles (4-4, 3-2) won a must-win game over the Crimson Knights (4-4, 1-4) to clinch a playoff spot for the 20th straight year.

A 1-yard touchdown run by Candito and a 17-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Ben Kinsella to Tardy gave Middletown South a 14-0 halftime lead. Krellin's 2-yard touchdown run extended the lead to 21-0 and Candito scored from two yards out to make it 27-0 with 9:42 left in the fourth quarter.

A 30-yard touchdown run by senior running back Brady McNally got Wall on the board and cut Middletown South's lead to 27-7, but Petrillo capped a drive with a 1-yard run to make it 34-7 with just over four minutes left. McNally took a screen pass from senior quarterback Eddie Scott for a 57-yard touchdown to provide the final margin.

Even with the loss Wall should still qualify for the Central Jersey Group III playoffs.

 

Middletown North 34, Ocean 7

 

Class B Central

Asbury Park 26, Keansburg 12

Versatile senior Donte Abrams had a touchdown catch and a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown and quarterback Ja'King Agostini accounted for three total touchdowns as the Blue Bishops (5-3, 2-3) defeated the Titans (5-4, 2-3) to clinch a playoff spot in Central Jersey Group I.

Abrams caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Agostini in the first quarter and returned an interception the length of the field in the fourth quarter to give Asbury Park a two-score lead. Agositni also had a 55-yard touchdown pass to Javon Higgs and a 20-yard touchdown run. Higgs finished with four receptions for 105 yards.

Kyrie Moore had seven tackles and a sack, Junior Haughton had six tackles and Anthony Swearine also had a sack to lead Asbury Park's defense.

Junior running back Liam Riecks had a 55-yard touchdown run and senior quarterback Danny Vital threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jashawn Martin for Keansburg. The Titans will also be in the Central Jersey Group I playoffs and will be seeded anywhere from sixth to eighth.

 

Class B South

No. 8 Point Boro 28, Barnegat 12

Senior quarterback James Fara ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries and senior running back Brandon Cipriano ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries as the Panthers (9-0, 7-0) completed a perfect regular season by topping the Bengals (4-4, 3-3).

Fara had touchdown runs of 77 and 1 yards while Cipriano had a 46-yard touchdown and a 19-yard touchdown.

Point Boro will be the No. 1 seed in the Central Jersey Group II playoffs.

Brian Finucan tossed a 35-yard touchdown pass to junior tight end Sean Morris and Charlie Cotton had a 1-yard touchdown run for Barnegat.

 

Donovan Catholic 7, Jackson Liberty 0

A 1-yard touchdown run by sophomore quarterback Ryan Clark broke a scoreless tie with five minutes left in regulation as the Griffins (3-5, 3-3) blanked the Lions (2-7, 2-5).

The Griffins will qualify for the Non-Public Group III playoffs as the No. 8 seed.

 

Nondivisional

No. 10 Freehold 27, No. 6 Long Branch 20

Senior quarterback Ashante Worthy threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Matt Krauss with 1:42 left, and Freehold's defense stopped Long Branch at the 6-yard line on the final play of the game in a thrilling game at Bresset Stadium.

Long Branch tied the score at 20 with 7:35 left in regulation when senior tight end Kaymar Mimes caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Juwan Wilkins. Freehold then marched 80 yards for the go-ahead touchdown, taking 5:53 off the clock in the process.

Worthy threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 217 yards and a touchdown on a whopping 50 carries to lead the Colonials (6-3), who look to be the No. 8 seed in the Central Jersey Group IV playoffs. Worthy now has 44 combined touchdowns this season to tie the Shore Conference single-season record held by Mater Dei Prep quarterback Christian Palmer and Toms River North quarterback Mike Husni.

Quincy Davis had a 12-yard touchdown catch, Worthy scored on a three-yard run and Jake Hurler kicked field goals of 34 and 22 yards while also going 3-for-3 on extra points.

Senior linebacker Yahson Calhoun had a big game on defense with two sacks, a fumble recovery and a tackle for a loss, and Matt DaSilva came up with a clutch interception in the end zone.

Wilkins threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with T.J. Fosque, Pasa Fields and Mimes on scoring throws. Fosque had a 49-yard touchdown catch on a wide receiver screen and Fields caught an 18-yard touchdown. Fosque caught six passes for 104 yards, senior Matt Clark had seven receptions for 106 yards, Fields had five catches for 63 yards and Mimes finished with three catches for 41 yards.

 

Nonconference

Rumson-Fair Haven 42, Carteret 21

Senior running back Peter Lucas ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and also had a 46-yard touchdown catch as the Bulldogs (7-1) rolled past the Ramblers (4-4).

Lucas had touchdown runs of 5 and 8 yards in the first half while also taking a screen pass from senior quarterback Dan Harby for a 46-yard score. Harby added a 10-yard touchdown run and junior fullback Alex Maldjian had eight carries for 93 yards and touchdown runs of 37 and 3 yards.

Rumson will be at least the No. 2 seed in the Central Jersey Group III playoffs where they will try to become just the second Shore Conference program to win five straight NJSIAA state sectional titles.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 4

Class A Central

No. 2 St. John Vianney 48, Monmouth 7

Senior quarterback Haaziq Daniels tossed three touchdown passes as the Lancers (9-0, 6-0) won their 38th straight Shore Conference game and clinched their fourth straight Class A Central division title by cruising past the Falcons (6-3, 5-2).

Daniels had two touchdown passes to Sam East and another to Zyaire Sterling, and Sterling also ran for a touchdown. Josiah Walker, Johnny Buchanan and Mike Noble also had  touchdown runs.

 

Class B North

No. 4 Red Bank Catholic 41, Manasquan 19

Junior quarterback Steve Lubischer completed 9 of 11 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for two touchdowns as the Caseys (8-1, 6-0) dominated the second half to defeat the Warriors (5-3, 3-3) and clinch the B North division title.

Brandon Lombana caught five passes for 120 yards and a touchdown and Jaden Key had three receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown. Lombanan had a 55-yard touchdown keyed by a great run after the catch, while Key hauled in a 63-yard touchdown. Lubischer also had a 30-yard touchdown run and a 1-yard touchdown run.

Sophomore running back Billy Guidetti had a 2-yard touchdown run and finished with a team-high 66 yards rushing, and Logan Whelan had a six-yard touchdown run.

Senior running back Connor Morgan ran for 118 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries to lead Manasquan. Matt Lyons had a 23-yard touchdown run on a reverse and Dylan D'Anton had a defensive touchdown when he stripped Guidetti and ran 14 yards for a score.

The teams were tied 13-all at halftime before Red Bank Catholic went ahead, 27-13, in the third quarter. Manasquan pulled to within 27-19 on D'Anton's touchdown and had the ball at the RBC 20-yard line when junior Canyon Birch recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, but the Caseys forced a turnover on downs to remain in the lead. On the first play afterward, Lubischer connected with Key for a 63-yard touchdown and a 34-19 lead.

 

Class B Central

Shore 28, Keyport 14

Junior running back Jack McCrae ran for 164 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and junior running back Gil Goldsmith ran for 124 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries as the Blue Devils (4-4, 3-2) erased a one-point halftime deficit to double up the Red Raiders (1-8, 0-5) and clinch a playoff berth for the 10th straight season.

John Salerno added a touchdown run as Shore ran for 373 yards. McCrae had touchdown runs of 2 and 1 yards, Goldsmith scored on a 6-yard run and Salerno also had a 6-yard touchdown run.

Junior running back Devin Wollner ran for 111 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, scoring on a 66-yard burst, while Matt Twigg tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Mandelbaum to lead Keyport.

 

No. 7 Mater Dei Prep 28, Point Beach 6

Sophomore Isaiah Noguera had a punt return touchdown and a rushing touchdown and sophomore running back Malik Ingram had a pair of touchdown runs to lead the Seraphs (6-1, 5-0) past the Garnet Gulls (5-4, 3-2) to clinch the Class B Central division title for the second straight season.

Noguera's punt return for a touchdown put Mater Dei up 7-0 early in the first quarter, but Point Beach answered on a 2-yard touchdown run by senior running back Chris Webber to make it 7-6 after a failed 2-point conversion. A 19-yard touchdown run by Ingram gave Mater Dei a 14-6 halftime lead.

A 1-yard touchdown run by Noguera with 3:05 left in the third quarter put the Seraphs up 21-6 and Ingram added a 7-yard touchdown run with 9:30 left.

 

Class B South

Lakewood 37, Pinelands 7

Senior quarterback Zyheir Jones threw for a touchdown and ran for another and senior running back Khari Jenkins scored twice on the ground to lead the Piners (4-4, 3-4) to a blowout win over the Wildcats (2-6, 1-5) that clinched a playoff berth in South Jersey Group III.

Jones ran for 79 yards and a 4-yard touchdown on 14 carries and threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Elijah Miller. Jones also threw a 2-point conversion pass to senior Josh Lezin and ran for a 2-point conversion. Jenkins had touchdown runs of 1 and 4 yards.

Senior defensive back Myles Jackson had a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown while Lezin had two sacks and double-digit tackles and was a disruptive force from start to finish.

Zack Ackerman had a team-high 60 yards rushing and scored Pinelands' lone touchdown on a 15-yard run. Junior Garrett Brown had an interception in the end zone for the Wildcats.

 

Lacey 48, Manchester 8

Senior running back Jason Giresi ran for 127 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries and also caught a 15-yard touchdown pass as the Lions (7-2, 5-2) overpowered the Hawks (2-6, 2-4) to win their fifth straight game.

Junior Cory Gudzak had four carries for 57 yards and a touchdown, senior Stephen Carrano ran for 50 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and senior Nick Mirandi added a 2-yard touchdown run to cap the scoring. Giresi finished with 50 receiving yards on two catches.

 

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