WEEK 5

Friday, Oct. 5

American Division

No. 5 Middletown South 14, Toms River North 13

A 1-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Trevor Brey and the extra point by senior Chris Kaldrovics with 6:32 to play sent the Eagles (5-1, 5-0) past the Mariners (3-2, 3-2) and secured the American Division title.

Toms River North had taken a 13-7 lead on the first play of the second half when Jake Kazanowsky threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to Will Marsh. Vinny Conditio surged through and blocked the extra point, however.

Middletown South opened the scoring on its first drive of the game when Brey tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to senior Matt Tardy. Toms River North answered on a 74-yard touchdown run by junior running back Jarrod Pruitt.

 

Freehold Township 24, Howell 20

Nic Nasso had two touchdown runs, Nick Reardon threw a touchdown pass to Anthony Simonelli and Colin Taptich kicked a field goal to send the Patriots (3-2, 3-2) past the Rebels (1-4, 1-4).

 

Manalapan 42, Central 14

Junior running back Nico Santorelli ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries and also caught a touchdown pass as the Braves (3-2, 3-2) surged past the Golden Eagles (0-6, 0-5) for their third straight win.

Santorelli averaged nearly 23 yards per carry and scored on runs of 64 and 55 yards to help Manalapan build a 28-0 halftime lead. He added a 46-yard touchdown reception from junior quarterback Sean Kehley in the third quarter. Kehley completed 9 of 14 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns, also connecting with senior tight end Alex Claro for a 68-yard touchdown. Senior running back Dale Sieczkowski added 68 yards rushing and two touchdowns on nine carries, scoring on runs of 1 and 8 yards.

Claro and Josh Schoenhaus had interceptions on defense for Manalapan.

 

Colonial Division

Brick Memorial 42, Middletown North, 21

Senior quarterback Tyler Sindel ran for two touchdowns and Jeff Lavarin, Ja Billingsley, T.J. McArthur and Anthony Albanese also had touchdown runs to power the Mustangs (3-3, 2-3) past the Lions (0-5, 0-5).

Lavarin's touchdown run gave the Mustangs a 7-0 lead with 2:40 left in the first quarter and after a touchdown pass by Sean Glenn tied the game, Billingsley put Brick Memorial ahead, 14-7, with a touchdown run early in the second quarter. Sindel added a touchdown on a quarterback sneak with 1:05 left in the first half and then began the second half with a 43-yard touchdown run to give Brick Memorial 28-7 advantage.

Following a Middletown North score, Albanese's 50-yard touchdown made it 35-14 and McArthur added another scoring run in the second half.

 

No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 13, No. 7 Brick 0WATCH COMPLETE GAME REPLAY

Junior quarterback Collin Coles threw touchdown passes to Ian O'Connor and Andrew Lawless and the Bulldogs' defense did the rest to shut out the Dragons (3-2, 3-2) and give Rumson (5-0, 5-0) the Colonial Division title.

Coles completed 12 of 21 passes for 116 yards and senior running back Alex Maldjian ran for 113 yards on 24 carries. Senior linebacker Keegan Woods had 12 tackles and a sack, Ryan Dupree recovered a fumble and blocked a punt, Gordon Forsyth forced a fumble and recorded a sack, safety Ryan Ruane had an interception and Von Factor also recorded a sack as Rumson held Brick to 91 yards of total offense.

 

Constitution Division

No. 9 Wall 49, Southern 21

Senior quarterback Dylan Richey accounted for six touchdowns as the Crimson Knights (4-1, 4-1) jumped on the Rams (2-3, 2-3) early and cruised to victory.

Richey tossed three touchdown passes and ran for three more, while sophomore running back Casey Larkin also had a rushing touchdown. Richey had touchdown runs of 4, 3 and 20 yards and threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Mike Galos, a 3-yard touchdown pass to Larkin and a 9-yard touchdown pass to Logan Peters. Larkin's touchdown run came from one yard out after Richey connected with senior tight end Tanner Powers for a 58-yard gain. Peters had a blocked punt that set up a touchdown.

Carmen Deo threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Matt Caporrino, Joe Guglielmo had a 1-yard touchdown run and Cole Robinson threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Schneider Juste for Southern.

 

No. 8 Jackson Memorial 20, Marlboro 6

 

Freedom Division

No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 41, No. 4 Long Branch 14

The Caseys (6-0, 5-0) closed the game with 27 unanswered points, including 20 in the third quarter, to pull away from the Green Wave (4-1, 3-1) and clinch the Freedom Division championship.

Senior quarterback Steve Lubischer completed 9 of 15 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a 49-yard touchdown. Senior wide receiver M.J. Wright hauled in five passes for 85 yards and touchdowns of 41 and 21 yards and junior running back Billy Guidetti ran for 67 yards and three touchdowns. Junior tight end Kevin Bauman had a pair of big catches to set up touchdown runs by Guidetti and finished with 71 yards on three receptions.

Senior quarterback Marc Dennis threw for 219 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a touchdown for Long Branch. Sophomore wideout Jayon Farrar caught a 50-yard touchdown pass and senior wide receiver Matt Clarke had five catches for 118 yards. Junior running back Jermaine Corbett ran for 88 yards on 15 carries before leaving with an injury in the third quarter.

 

Red Bank 35, Toms River East 7

Jack Chamberlain threw two touchdown passes and Nigel Mitchell had two touchdown runs as the Bucs (4-1, 3-1) opened up a 28-0 halftime lead on their way to defeating the Raiders (1-4, 1-4).

Chamberlain threw touchdown passes to Nick Ferrogine and Jack Niesz. Makai Mickens added a 40-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter.

 

Ocean 41, Toms River South 8

 

Liberty Division

Raritan 21, Point Boro 20

The Panthers (2-3, 2-3) scored with no time remaining to pull within one but the Rockets (4-1, 4-1) stopped the 2-point conversion attempt to escape with a heart-pounding victory.

Point Boro pulled off a successful hook and lateral play on the final play of regulation when senior quarterback Garret Romer found Ryan Visco for a 9-yard gain and Visco flipped it to Kyle Komanitsky, who ran the remaining 11 yards for the touchdown. The Panthers elected to go for the 2-point conversion and the win, but Justin Acevdeo and Jaylen Smith combined to stop the run and give Raritan the thrilling victory.

Romer gave Point Boro a 6-0 lead with a 1-yard touchdown run late in the first half. Raritan took a 7-6 lead when Smith picked up a fumble and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown and Matt Lugli kicked the extra point with 4:00 left in the third quarter.

The Rockets extended the lead to 14-6 early in the fourth quarter when Nick Kenneally took a pitch and ran for a 64-yard touchdown. Point Boro was able to tie the score at 14 when Christian Aurin threw an 83-yard touchdown to Visco on a halfback option. Raritan pulled back in front, however, when senior running back P.J. Buccine scored on a 1-yard run with 3:30 left.

 

Patriot Division

Pinelands 20, Jackson Liberty 13

Senior quarterback Garrett Brown threw a touchdown to senior wideout Tristan Pharo, sophomore running Nik DiLeo had a short touchdown run and senior running back Evan Burton broke a long touchdown run as the Wildcats (2-3, 2-3) returned from their bye week with a victory over the Lions (1-4, 1-4).

Brown connected with Pharo for a 20-yard touchdown to give Pinelands a 6-0 lead late in the first quarter. DiLeo's 2-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter made it 12-0 and the Wildcats took a 12-6 lead into halftime. A 70-yard touchdown run by Burton with 30 seconds left in the third quarter put Pinelands up, 20-6.

 

No. 2 Mater Dei 43, No. 10 Barnegat 0

An 84-yard touchdown run by junior running back Malik Ingram on the first play from scrimmage set the tone for the Seraphs (6-0, 5-0, who blew past the Bengals (4-1, 4-1) to clinch their third straight division title.

Ingram ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries while senior quarterback Rob McCoy completed 6 of 9 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a touchdown. McCoy had a 77-yard touchdown pass to Clarence Lewis, a 64-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Noguera and a 20-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Alston. Lewis fiished with three catches for 112 yards.

 

National Division

Asbury Park 30, Manchester 14

Junior Haughton ran for 121 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and Basean Fraser threw a pair of touchdown passes to lead the Blue Bishops (2-2, 2-2) to a victory over the Hawks (1-3, 1-3).

Fraser threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Makai Jones and a 55-yard touchdown pass to Kharod Young, while Haughton had a 9-yard touchdown run. Quadir Lawson added a 24-yard touchdown run and Kahlik Walker scored on an 18-yard run.

Alexander Peavy led the Blue Bishops' defense with six tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. Young also made six tackles and Haleem Stevens had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

 

Holmdel 21, Donovan Catholic 11

Junior running back Cameron LaMountain had a pair of touchdown runs and senior quarterback Jeff DeCicco also ran for a touchdown as the Hornets (4-1, 4-0) took a significant step toward a division title by knocking off the Griffins (3-1, 3-1).

DeCicco scored on a 1-yard run to cap an 80-yard drive to open the game. LaMountain added a 15-yard touchdown run to give Holmdel a 14-3 halftime lead and added a 17-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter to answer a Donovan Catholic touchdown and give the Hornets a 21-11 advantage.

 

Nondivisional

Shore 70, Point Beach 0

 

Saturday, Oct. 6

Colonial Division

Freehold 17, St. John Vianney 12

Senior quarterback Matt Krauss ran for 270 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries and Jake Hurler kicked a 36-yard field goal as the Colonials (3-2, 3-2) held on for a win over the Lancers (2-4, 2-3).

Krauss had touchdown runs of five and 19 yards in the third quarter as Freehold rallied from a 6-0 halftime deficit.

Kavon Chambers had a 45-yard touchdown run and C.J. Duel threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Nasiyah Nix for St. John Vianney.

 

Constitution Division

Lacey 21, Lakewood 20

Justin Gorski had a pair of touchdown runs and a game-clinching interception on defense with one second left as the Lions (4-2, 3-2) escaped with a win and denied the Piners (0-5, 0-5) their first win of the season.

Dylan Gudzak threw a 23-yard pass to Donovan Bacchetta and Gorski had two 2-yard touchdown run for Lacey.

T.J. Paturzo threw touchdown passes of 51 and 23 yards to Sincere Moore and Dante Morris had a 1-yard touchdown run for Lakewood. The Piners went for the 2-point conversion after Moore's 23-yard scoring grab made it 21-20 but the pass fell incomplete with 4:03 left in the game.

 

Liberty Division

No. 6 Manasquan 41, Colts Neck 6

Senior running back Canyon Birch ran for 144 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries and senior fullback Scooby Tuddles ran for 93 yards and a touchdown on seven carries as the Warriors (5-0, 5-0) beat the Cougars (1-4, 1-4) to clinch the Liberty Division championship.

The division title is Manasquan's first since 2010.

Birch had a 74-yard touchdown run on Manasquan's second offensive play and also scored on runs of 1 and 15 yards. Tuddles scored on a 29-yard run and also had a 34-yard run to set up a touchdown. Quarterback Ryan O'Leary completed 6 of 8 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown, connecting with Riley Callahan on a 23-yard score.

Senior defensive end Dylan D'Anton led the defense with 2.5 sacks, 2 tackles for loss and a pass deflection. Matt Lyons had an interception and Birch added 1.5 sacks and a tackle for loss.

Senior linebacker Jack Fabean made his season debut for Manasquan after missing the first four games with a leg injury.

Freshman quarterback Tom Fallon threw for 97 yards, sophomore running back Joe Barsky ran for 56 yards and a touchdown and senior wide receiver Brendan Wei had two catches for 78 yards for Colts Neck.

 

National Division

Keyport 20, Keansburg 18

Greg Robinson scored the go-ahead 2-yard touchdown with 3:46 left in regulation and the Red Raiders (3-2, 3-2) held on the rest of the way to take back the Bayshore Bell from the rival Titans (2-3, 2-3).

Shykim Treadwell threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Matt Twigg and also ran for a 2-yard touchdown. Devin Wollner had a team-high 104 yards rushing on 20 carries.

Troy Alvarez, Devon Meza and Kyle Roberts each had six tackles to lead Keyport's defense.

 

Nondivisional

Monmouth 37, Matawan 21

Drew Faccone threw for 162 yards and three touchdowns and Nayson Brown and Javaughn Garcia each had touchdown runs as the Falcons (1-4, 1-4) got into the win column by defeating the Huskies (0-5, 0-5).

Brown ran for 75 yards and a touchdown on nine carries while Garcia had 34 yards rushing on two carries and also caught two passes for 79 yards. Eli Rife caught two passes for 76 yards and two touchdowns and Dayshawn Porter had 93 yards rushing on five carries. Adam Verella kicked a 31-yard field goal.

Monmouth's defense forced six turnovers as Porter, Rife and Garcia had interceptions and Rashan Banks, Shamere Rolffe and Dom Palmieri had fumble recoveries. Pat Bellucci had a team-high 10 tackles, Brown and Tyler Collins and made eight tackles and Mikal Braithwaite recorded a sack.

 

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