WEEK 2

Friday, Sept, 14

American Division

No. 7 Toms River North 48, Howell 0

Jarrod Pruitt ran for three touchdowns and Jake Kazanowsky threw for three scores as the Mariners (2-0, 2-0) wallopped the Rebels (1-1, 1-1) to eclipse their win total from last season.

Pruitt scored on runs of 3, 8 and 10 yards while Kazanowsky had a 9-yard touchdown pass to Dominick Jacob, a 67-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Craig and a 15-yard touchdown to Will Marsh. Jordan Gray added a 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

 

No. 8 Middletown South 17, Manalapan 14

Senior Chris Kaldrovics connected on a 20-yard field goal as time expired to give the Eagles (2-1, 2-0) a dramatic victory over the Braves (0-2, 0-2).

Trailing 14-7 late in the third quarter, Middletown South drove 71 yards for the game-tying touchdown and pulled even on a 2-yard touchdown run by Vincent Condito with 8:42 left in regulation. On the game-winning drive, Matt Krellin made a great catch and run for a 36-yard gain that set up Kaldrovics' walk-off field goal. Jaime Petrillo also had a touchdown run.

Matt Benedetti had an interception and 25-yard return that led to Dale Sieczkowski's 3-yard touchdown run early in the game. Manalapan pulled away with 3:34 left in the third quarter when Sean Kehley tossed an 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end Alan Presler.

The loss dropped Manalapan to 0-2 for the first time since 2009.

 

Freehold Township 14, Central 13

A 2-yard touchdown run by Gaven Ferraro with 6:03 left and a fumble recovery by Mike Ruegger with 2:34 remaining enabled the Patriots (1-1, 1-1) to escape with a comeback victory over the Golden Eagles (0-3, 0-2).

Nick Reardon threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to David Jolly for Freehold Township.

Gavin Whelan threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Darius Martorano and Troy Warren had a 2-yard touchdown run for Central. Martorano also had an interception on defense.

 

Colonial Division

No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 42, Middletown North 7

Senior fullback Alex Maldjian ran for 140 yards and four touchdowns on nine carries as Rumson's offensive line led the way in a rout of the visiting Lions (0-2, 0-2). Pete Crowley and Tommy Solano also scored rushing touchdowns while the Bulldogs' (2-0, 2-0) first-string defense did not allow a point.

Junior quarterback Collin Coles completed 7 of 10 passes for 122 yards and senior tight end Ian O'Connor caught four passes for 64 yards.

 

St. John Vianney 21, No. 4 Brick 7

Sophomore quarterback Josh East threw touchdown passes to sophomore wide receiver Jayden Bellamy and senior tight end Andrew McGimpsey as the Lancers (1-2, 1-1) picked themselves up with a must-have victory over the Dragons (1-1, 1-1).

Junior running back Kavon Chambers added a 44-yard touchdown run with 1:03 left in the game to clinch the Lancers' first win of the season.

Senior quarterback Jimmy Leblo ran for a 3-yard touchdown for Brick.

 

Constitution Division

No. 10 Jackson Memorial 12, Wall 6 (OT)

A short touchdown run by fullback Michael Fiore and a fourth-down stop by Hunter Rose delivered the Jaguars (2-0, 2-0) a nail-biting overtime victory over the Crimson Knights (1-1, 1-1).

Justin Burkert kicked field goals of 27 and 24 yards in regulation for Jackson, the latter tying the score at six with 56 seconds left in the third quarter. Matt DeSarno had a 6-yard touchdown run for Wall in the first quarter set up by a Teddy Sharkey interception.

 

Freedom Division

No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 45, Toms River South 7

The Caseys' (3-0, 2-0) offense spread the wealth as six different players scored touchdowns while senior kicker Ryan O'Hara bombed a 44-yard field goal to lead the way in a lopsided win over the Indians (0-2, 0-2).

Senior quarterback Steve Lubishcer played just the first half and completed 9 of 14 passes for 156 yards and four touchdowns while running back Billy Guidetti ran for 146 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Lubischer tossed a 52-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver M.J. Wright, a 5-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Kevin Degnan, a 34-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Jaden Key and a 14-yard touchdown to junior tight end Kevin Bauman.

Guidetti's touchdown was from two yards out and senior fullback John Columbia added a 10-yard touchdown run.

 

Ocean 14, Toms River East 9

 

Liberty Division

No. 6 Manasquan 21, Neptune 10

Touchdown runs by senior fullback Rashid Tuddles and senior running back Canyon Birch helped the Warriors (2-0, 2-0) rally from a 10-deficit and avoid the upset-bid by the Scarlet Fliers (0-2, 0-2). Senior wide receiver James Pendergist added a touchdown run on a reverse with 1:30 left to give Manasquan some breathing room

 

Point Boro 40, Colts Neck 13

Senior quarterback Garrett Romer ran for 212 yards and five touchdowns on 15 carries as the Panthers (1-1, 1-1) ran past the Cougars (1-1, 1-1) to give head coach Brian Staub his first career victory.

Romer scored on runs of 1, 38, 45, 42 and 48 yards and now has 402 yards rushing and six touchdowns in two games this season. Fullback Bobby Cooper added 118 yards and a 71-yard touchdown on nine carries. Ryan Stencel had nine tackles with two hits for a loss and Paul Franceschini also had nine tackles with one for a loss to lead Point Boro's defense.

Romeo Thomas had a 6-yard touchdown run for Colts Neck and finished with 126 yards on 21 carries. Quarterback Colin Campbell added a 5-yard touchdown run.

 

Raritan 31, Monmouth 27

Quarterback Steve Caponi threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Smith, ran for a 4-yard touchdown and made a clutch special teams play late in the game as the Rockets (2-0, 2-0) held off the Falcons (0-2, 0-2).

Late in the fourth quarter, Caponi was able to pick up a bad snap as the punter and run for a first down, allowing Raritan to run out the clock and improve to 2-0. Nick Kenneally had a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown, P.J. Buccine had a 1-yard touchdown run and Matt Lugli kicked a 23-yard field goal.

Quarterback Andrew Faccone tossed three touchdown passes and also connected on a 34-yard field goal for Monmouth. He threw a 59-yard touchdown to Dayshawn Porter, a 16-yard touchdown to Eli Rife and a 21-yard touchdown to Jevauhn Garcia. Porter also had an 81-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the second half.

 

Patriot Division

No. 2 Mater Dei 42, Jackson Liberty 7

 

Barnegat 17, Shore 14

Senior running back Charlie Cotton carried 37 times for 158 yards and Aaron Osborne's 35-yard field goal in the third quarter held up as the game-winning points as the Bengals (2-0, 2-0) went on the road and came away with an impressive win over the Blue Devils (1-1, 1-1).

Senior quarterback Brian Finucan completed 10 of 16 passes for 110 yards and threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Devyn DeFilipo with 23 seconds left in the first half. Senior fullback Brian Ewan added a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter that answered an early scoring drive by Shore. Senior tight end Sean Morris caught six passes for 68 yards and also had two sacks on defense.

Shane McLaughlin had a 52-yard touchdown run on Shore's first play from scrimmage, but Barnegat's defense kept the Blue Devils' mostly in check from that point on. Jack McCrae scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 4:20 left in the game, but Barnegat was able to run out the clock for the victory.

 

National Division

Keansburg 14, Asbury Park 6

Senior quarterback Liam Riecks threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Nasir Williams and also had a 10-yard touchdown run as the Titans (1-1, 1-1) defeated the Blue Bishops (0-1, 0-1) for the first time since 2006.

 

Manchester 29, Point Beach 10

A blocked punt, a clutch interception and a game-breaking touchdown run helped the Hawks (1-1, 1-1) rally for a victory over the Garnet Gulls (0-2, 0-2).

Point Beach led 10-0 in the third quarter when Jake Van Wagner blocked a punt that set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Zykeem Jenkins to cut Manchester's deficit to 10-7. Early in the fourth quarter, Point Beach went for it on fourth down deep in Manchester territory and Justin Mills came down with an interception. Shortly after, Travell Nickey broke free for a 92-yard touchdown run to give the Hawks a 14-10 lead.

Markel Hourigan then scored on a 4-yard touchdown run, and the 2-point conversion pass from Jimmy Johns to Eric Cowan gave Manchester a 22-10 lead. Hourigan then polished off the win with a 1-yard touchdown run to make it 29-10.

Nicky finished with 111 yards and a touchdown on four carries,  Hourigan had 70 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries and Xavier Williams added 50 yards rushing.

 

Nondivisional

Red Bank 28, Holmdel 26

Jack Chamberlain threw a touchdown pass to Nigel Mitchell with 10 seconds left in the game as the Bucs (2-0) rallied for a thrilling victory over the Hornets (1-1).

Mitchell finished with three touchdowns, catching scoring passes of 12 and 15 yards from Chamberlain and adding a 24-yard touchdown run. Makai Mickens had a short touchdown run set up by his own 58-yard run.

 

Saturday, Sept, 15

Colonial Division

No. 9 Freehold 20, Brick Memorial 17

Senior quarterback Matt Krauss ran for 169 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries and also threw for 162 yards, while senior Jake Hurler kicked field goals of 24 and 40 yards to lead the Colonials (2-0, 2-0) to an exciting victory over the Mustangs (1-2, 0-2).

Brick Memorial mounted a drive late in the game but defensive back Savion Macon broke up a pass in the end zone on fourth and nine from the 20-yard line with 1:30 left. Krauss was then able to convert a first down to allow Freehold to run out the clock.

Brick Memorial was without senior quarterback Tyler Sindel, who missed the game due to a facial laceration suffered in the Mustangs' Week 1 game against Brick. Junior Anthony Albanese got the start in his place and has a very good debut with 121 yards rushing plus 137 yards passing and two touchdowns. Jeff Lavarin had 100 yards receiving, including a 69-yard touchdown catch, and C.J. Lavarin had a 7-yard touchdown catch. Ryan McCombs kicked a 27-yard field goal.

 

Constitution Division

Marlboro 22, Lakewood 14

Dontrell Alston ran for 152 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and Vinny Spitalieri added 90 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries as the Mustangs (1-1, 1-1) took down the Piners (0-2, 0-2) at home.

Quarterback Alex Schutzer added a 28-yard touchdown pass to Matt Budveit, which put Marlboro up 15-6 in the third quarter.

Dante Morris ran for 78 yards and a touchdown and T.J. Paturzo threw for 158 yards and a touchdown for Lakewood. Sincere Moore had the 21-yard touchdown grab and finished with four receptions for 110 yards.

 

Lacey 6, Southern 3

A fumble recovery in the end zone by Cole Gudzak following a fourth-and-1 run was all the points the Lions would need to defeat the Rams and improve to 3-0.

Sophomore running back Chase Granit ran for 121 yards on 25 carries. Southern falls to 0-2.

 

Patriot Division

Pinelands 26, Matawan 22

Senior running back Evan Burton scored on a 20-yard touchdown run with 30 seconds left in the third quarter and the Wildcats (1-2, 1-2) held on for a thrilling win over the Huskies (0-2, 0-2).

Burton finished with three touchdowns, adding scoring runs of 1 and 2 yards. Sophomore running back Nik Dileo also had a big game on the ground and scored on a 1-yard run.

 

National Division

Donovan Catholic 42, Keyport 6

Nasir Calhoun ran for over 100 yards and scored three touchdowns and the Griffins (2-0, 2-0) blew out the Red Raiders (1-1, 1-1) to start 2-0 for the first time since 2008.

Calhoun had a 52-yard touchdown run and later had a 65-yard run that set up a 1-yard touchdown by quarterback Ryan Clark. Jahdir Loftland had a 52-yard touchdown run and James Bivens and Dominick Nocero also had touchdown runs.

Devin Wollner ran for 52 yards and a touchdown to lead Keyport.

 

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