WEEK 3

Friday, Sept, 21

American Division

Manalapan 49, Freehold Township 22

Junior running back Nico Santorelli ran for 94 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries and also returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown as the Braves (1-2, 1-2) got into the win column by defeating the Patriots (1-2, 1-2).

Santorelli scored on runs of 8, 1 and 58 yards while senior running back Dale Sieczkowski ran for 149 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Tyler Botton and Anthony Matrone also had touchdown runs as the Braves ran for 365 yards on an average of 9.1 yards per carry.

 

No. 7 Middletown South 45, Howell 0

 

Colonial Division

No. 8 St. John Vianney 37, Middletown North 20

Junior running back Kavon Chambers ran for a pair of touchdowns, including one of 80-plus yards, while sophomore quarterback Josh East ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown to senior tight end Andrew McGimpsey to lead the Lancers (2-2, 2-1) past the Lions (0-3, 0-3).

 

No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 28, Brick Memorial 14

Senior running back Alex Maldjian ran for three touchdowns and junior quarterback Collin Coles threw a touchdown pass to senior tight end Ian O'Connor to lead the Bulldogs (3-0, 3-0) past the Mustangs (1-3, 0-3).

 

Brick 34, No. 9 Freehold 15

Senior Jimmy Leblo tossed two touchdown passes, ran for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and returned an interception for a touchdown while classmate Cole Groschel had two touchdown catches, a touchdown pass and two interceptions on defense as the Dragons (2-1, 2-1) surged past the Colonials (2-1, 2-1).

Senior quarterback Matt Krauss threw a touchdown pass to senior tight end Quincy Davis and senior Jake Hurler kicked field goals of 30 and 41 yards for Freehold. Hurler and senior linebacker Knox Stokes also combined on a safety.

Freehold took an 8-7 lead into halftime but could have led by even more if not for a diving interception in the end zone by Brick senior Mike McGuigan with three seconds left in the first half. The Dragons then went on to outscore Freehold 27-7 in the second half. Leblo finished with 102 yards rushing and a 43-yard touchdown run, threw for 83 yards, caught a 31-yard touchdown and had a 37-yard pick-six late in the game. Groschel caught five passes for 83 yards and touchdowns of 33 and 15 yards and also threw the touchdown pass to Leblo.

 

Constitution Division

Wall 28, Lacey 7

Matt DeSarno had two touchdown runs to help the Crimson Knights (2-1, 2-1) had the Lions (3-1, 2-1) their first loss of the season.

DeSarno had touchdown runs of eight and three yards while Teddy Sharkey picked up a fumble on offense and ran it into the end zone for a score. Sophomore Casey Larkin added a 65-yard touchdown reception on a screen pass.

 

Freedom Division

No. 4 Long Branch 33, Ocean 0

Junior running back Jermaine Corbett ran for four touchdowns and linebacker Jah'Kwan Gordon returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown as the Green Wave (3-0, 2-0) shut down the Spartans (1-3, 1-2).

 

No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 42, Red Bank 7

Senior quarterback Steve Lubischer completed 11 of 14 passes for 239 yards and four touchdowns, all to senior wide receiver Jaden Key, as the Caseys (4-0, 3-0) overpowered the rival Bucs (2-1, 2-1).

Lubischer connected with Key on scoring passes of 21, 25, 15 and 50 yards - all in the first half - as the Caseys answered swiftly after Red Bank scored the game's first touchdowns. Junior running back Billy Guidetti added touchdown runs of 1 and 35 yards to finish with over 100 yards on the ground.

 

Toms River East 35, Toms River South 24 - WATCH COMPLETE REPLAY

Mike Goodall ran for a team-high 115 yards, Frankie Giannetti ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns and Alex Smith ran for 86 yards and two touchdowns as the Raiders (1-2, 1-2) snapped a six-game losing streak to the Indians (0-3, 0-3).

Offensive lineman Brady Gibbons recovered a fumble in the end zone with 6:09 left in the game to give Toms River East a 28-24 lead and Smith added a 21-yard touchdown run with 1:19 to play. Smith also had a 4-yard touchdown run while Giannetti had touchdown runs of three and 17 yards.

Sam Akinlolu ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns to lead Toms River South. Jalen Hibbert added 75 yards rushing and quarterback Sam Conover had 58 yards rushing and a 2-yard touchdown pass to Travis Squire. Billy Zykowski kicked a 33-yard field goal.

 

Patriot Division

Jackson Liberty 21, Matawan 0

Senior running back Jimmy Celantano ran for 222 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries while Jimmy Harley, Shane Simonson and Yaron Moore led the way on defense as the Lions (1-2, 1-2) shut out the Huskies (0-3, 0-3).

Quarterback Evan Catron added a touchdown on a quarterback sneak

 

Barnegat 31, Pinelands 0

Charlie Cotton ran for two touchdowns and Brian Finucan threw a touchdown pass to Sean Morris to lead the Bengals (3-0, 3-0) past the Wildcats (1-2, 1-2).

Finucan and Morris connected on a 50-yard scoring pass in the first quarter and Aaron Osborn kicked a 28-yard field as time expired in the opening frame. Cotton added touchdown runs of two and 10 yards before Mike Godfrey scored on a 15-yard touchdown run with 5:36 left in the game.

 

National Division

Asbury Park 27, Point Beach 6

Junior Haughton ran for a game-high 81 yards and a touchdown and Kahlik Walker added 46 yards and two touchdowns on just three carries as the Blue Bishops (1-1, 1-1)  controlled the Garnet Gulls (0-3, 0-3)

Walker had touchdown runs of 12 and 31 yards, Haughton scored from one yard out and quarterback Basean Fraser had a 12-yard touchdown run. Kharod Young led the defense with eight tackles, one sack and one interception.

Liam Buday had a touchdown run for Point Beach.

 

Keyport 33, Manchester 6

Devin Wollner ran for close to 200 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Red Raiders (2-1, 2-1) rolled over the Hawks (1-2, 1-2).

Troy Alvarez threw a touchdown pass to Matt Twigg and Ray Robinson returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. Josh James led the defense with 10 tackles and a forced fumble.

 

Saturday, Sept. 22

American Division

No. 5 Toms River North 42, Central 6

Sophomore quarterback Jake Kazanowsky threw five touchdown passes in the first half as the Mariners (3-0, 3-0) blew out the winless Golden Eagles (0-4, 0-3).

Kazanowsky threw a pair of touchdown passes to Aaron Craig as Toms River North jumped out to a 14-0 lead. He then tossed a 40-yard touchdown to Dominick Jacob before junior running back Jarrod Pruitt made it 28-0 with a 30-yard touchdown run. The Mariners closed the half with two more touchdowns as Kazanowsky connected on scoring passes to Will Marsh and Zach Browne.

 

Constitution Division

Southern 32, Marlboro 13

Senior quarterback Carmen Deo threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another as the Rams (1-2, 1-2) defeated the Mustangs (1-2, 1-2) to pick up their first win of the season.

J.T. Cornelius and Pat Scully had touchdown catches, Thomas Barnett added a touchdown run and Chris Torres returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown. Barnett also had two tackles for loss and a sack on defense. Dupreme Holland also had an interception and a fumble recovery.

 

No. 10 Jackson Memorial 49, Lakewood 6

 

Liberty Division

No. 6 Manasquan 34, Raritan 13

Senior running back Canyon Birch ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns and also returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown as the Warriors (3-0, 3-0) topped the Rockets (2-1, 2-1) to take over sole possession of first place in the division.

Senior fullback Rashid Tuddles added 94 yards rushing and a touchdown and quarterback Ryan O'Leary tossed an 11-yard touchdown pass to John Foreman.

Mike Fiore took a screen pass from Steve Coponi 17 yards for a touchdown and Nick Kenneally had a 16-yard touchdown run for Raritan.

 

Point Boro 16, Monmouth 6

Senior fullback Bobby Cooper ran for 124 yards and a touchdown and senior quarterback Garrett Romer ran for 119 yards and a touchdown to lead the Panthers (2-1, 2-1) past the Falcons (0-3, 0-3).

Cooper's 8-yard touchdown in the second quarter gave Point Boro a 7-0 halftime lead and Romer's 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter put the Panthers up 14-0.

Dayshawn Porter got Monmouth on the board with a 3-yard touchdown run with 7:58 left. A bad snap by Monmouth led to a Point Boro safety with 5:03 to play, giving the Panthers a 16-6 advantage.

 

Neptune 20, Colts Neck 14

The Scarlet Fliers (1-2, 1-2) ended a 12-game losing streak and gave head coach Tarig Holman his first win at Neptune by defeating the Cougars (1-2, 1-2).

 

 

Patriot Division

No. 2 Mater Dei 36, Shore 8

Trailing 8-7 at halftime, the Seraphs (4-0, 4-0) erupted for 29 unanswered points to surge past the Blue Devils (1-2, 1-2).

Junior running back Malik Ingram ran for three touchdowns, scoring on runs of 13, 12 and 34 yards, while Jahqual Tallmadge had a 1-yard touchdown run and a 33-yard touchdown catch from Isaiah Noguera. Tahaj Parland had an interception on defense to set up Mater Dei's first touchdown.

Jack McCrae had a 34-yard touchdown run for Shore, which also scored on a safety when a snap on a Mater Dei punt went through the end zone.

 

National Division

Holmdel 35, Keansburg 0

Senior running back Dean Gallo ran for 147 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, senior quarterback Jeff DeCicco threw two touchdown passes and senior Dan Tempone returned a blocked punt for a touchdown as the Hornets (2-1, 2-0) shut out the Titans (1-2, 1-2).

DeCicco completed 4 of 6 passes for 105 yards and threw touchdown passes to Mack Byrne and John Tomasulo. Gallo had a 45-yard touchdown run and Cameron LaMountain added a 5-yard scoring run. Tempone blocked Keansburg punt and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown.

 

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