WEEK 6

Friday, Oct. 12

Patriot Division

Shore 35, Matawan 0

Sophomore Shane McLaughlin returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown on the game's opening series and senior quarterback Gil Goldsmith ripped off a 65-yard touchdown run on Shore's first offensive play as the Blue Devils (4-2) jumped all over the Huskies (0-6) on their way to a shutout victory.

Goldsmith also had a 10-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Michael Deusch and a 13-yard touchdown run. Junior running back Danny Kelly added a 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

 

National Division

Holmdel 38, Asbury Park 0

Senior running back Dean Gallo ran for 180 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries and senior quarterback Jeff DeCicco accounted for three total touchdowns as the Hornets (5-1) clinched at least a share of the division title by defeating the Blue Bishops (2-3).

Gallo gave Holmdel a quick lead with a 67-yard touchdown run and junior Cameron LaMountain made it 14-0 with a 1-yard touchdown run. After a fumble by Asbury Park, DeCicco tossed a 32-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Mack Byrne to give the Hornets a 21-0 lead after the first quarter. A 16-yard touchdown pass from DeCicco to Mitch Rubinstein made it 28-0 at halftime.

DeCicco added an 11-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Alex Unanski kicked a 33-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. DeCicco finished 6 of 7 for 85 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 29 yards and a score. LaMountain had 70 yards rushing and a touchdown on eight carries.

Holmdel can clinch the National Division title with a victory over winless Point Beach (0-6) next Friday. Holmdel's last division title came in 2007.

 

Keansburg 30, Manchester 6

Senior quarterback Liam Riecks accounted for all five touchdowns as the Titans (3-3) evened their record by defeating the Hawks (1-4).

Riecks completed 11 of 13 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 36 yards and three touchdowns. Riecks had touchdown runs of five, one and three yards, threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Liam Meyer and threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Edwards.

Hunter MacDonald had an interception, Greg Tutt recovered a fumble and Jacob Quigley made a team-high 11 tackles.

 

Donovan Catholic 55, Point Beach 0

Junior quarterback Ryan Clark threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as the Griffins (4-1) cruised past the Garnet Gulls (0-6).

Clark threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to James Bivens, ran for a 10-yard score and then tossed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Dominick Nocero as Donovan jumped out to a 21-0 lead after the first quarter. Nasir Calhoun then scored on a 1-yard run and Keaon Torres returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown to give the Griffins a 34-0 lead. Jahdir Loftland broke off a 45-yard touchdown run to make it 41-0 at halftime.

A 20-yard touchdown run by Yassin Moore and a 15-yard touchdown run by Mysun Esdaile in the second half capped the scoring.

 

Nondivisional

No. 4 Long Branch 26, No. 8 Wall 0

Senior quarterback Marc Dennis completed 8 of 12 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns and junior running back Jermaine Corbett had a kickoff return touchdown and a rushing touchdown as the Green Wave (5-1) bounced back to defeat the Crimson Knights (4-2).

Corbett opened the game with an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and added a 1-yard touchdown run as Long Branch jumped out to a 13-0 first-quarter lead. Dennis threw a 56-yard touchdown to Jayon Farrar in the second quarter and added a 41-yard touchdown pass to Zahdierr Blueford in the third quarter.

Corbett finished with 61 yards on 13 carries and Farrar had a game-high 76 yards on three receptions. Devyn Blount had a pair of interceptions as Long Branch's defense recorded its third shutout of the season.

For Wall, senior quarterback Dylan Richey threw for 164 yards, sophomore Casey Larkin ran for 53 yards on 13 carries and caught five passes for 45 yards and senior tight end Tanner Powers had three catches for 60 yards.

 

Jackson Liberty 14, No. 7 Jackson Memorial 0

An interception by Shane Simonson set up a 7-yard touchdown run by Jake Bosco in the first quarter and Jackson Liberty's defense did the rest to shock the Shore and earn their first win over the Jaguars (5-1) in program history.

Simonson had an interception and 50-yard return that set up Bosco's touchdown run and Joe DeVito added a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown to give the Lions (2-4) a 14-0 halftime lead. Simonson continued to lead the charge on defense with 15 solo tackles and Yaron Moore helped stifle the Jaguars' running game along the defensive line as Liberty finished off the shutout.

"We played unbelievable defense; they have not scored an offensive touchdown vs. us in two years," said Jackson Liberty head coach Jim Sharples. "(Defensive coordinator) Jeff Schmidt did an awesome job preparing the kids for what Memorial does. The kids were flying around and playing with emotion. It was really amazing. The student body rushed the field. It was just a great moment."

 

No. 9 Brick 42, Lacey 14

 

No. 10 Red Bank 35, Raritan 14

Senior Nigel Mitchell ran for 148 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and junior Makai Mickens ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries as the Bucs (5-1) scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to take down the Rockets (4-2).

Mickens had touchdown runs of 32 and eight yards and Mitchell had a 91-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Jack Chamberlain had a 1-yard touchdown run and senior linebacker Gavin Mahoney returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown to close out the victory.

Mickens also had two interceptions on defense and senior defensive tackle Kashaun Turner had a fumble recovery and two sacks.

Mike Fiore and Nick Kenneally had touchdown runs for Raritan and P.J. Buccine ran for a team-high 101 yards.

 

Manalapan 31, Brick Memorial 28

Junior running back Nico Santorelli ran for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries and senior Jack Dematteo kicked a 32-yard field goal in the fourth quarter as the Braves (4-2) won a back-and-forth slugfest against the Mustangs (3-4).

Senior running back/linebacker Dale Sieczkowski exited the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return, and Santorelli picked up his backfield compatriot and carried the load with touchdown runs of seven and 59 yards.

Andre Johnson added a touchdown run and junior quarterback Sean Kehley tossed a 7-yard touchdown pass to sophomore running back Anthony Matrone. Senior Nick Marzo had a fumble recovery that led to a touchdown in the second quarter, senior linebacker Tyler Ciemniecki had a sack and a tackle for loss and senior defensive end Dashon Taylor and junior linebacker Matt Benedetti also had tackles for loss.

Senior quarterback Tyler Sindel ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns and sophomore running back T.J. McArthur ran for 73 yards and a touchdown. Senior running back Jeff Lavarin added 70 yards and a touchdown. McArthur started in place of senior Ja Billingsley, who suffered a broken arm against Middletown North in Week 5.

 

Middletown North 43, Howell 2

Senior quarterback Sean Glenn fired three touchdown passes and senior wide receiver Aidan Campbell had a touchdown run and a touchdown catch as the Lions (1-5) dominated the Rebels (1-5) to pick up their first win of the season.

Campbell opened the scoring with a 36-yard touchdown run and then caught a 49-yard touchdown from Glenn to make it 14-0. Glenn then threw a 30-yard touchdown to Anthony Soto and closed the half with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Matt Spencer with 1.3 seconds left to give Middletown North a 29-0 lead.

A touchdown run by senior running back Connor Robbins made it 36-0 in the third quarter and sophomore Quentin Soler returned an interception for a touchdown.

 

Freehold Township 13, Freehold 10

A 1-yard touchdown pass from Nick Reardon to Kyle Von Nessen in the fourth quarter provided the winning points as the Patriots (4-2) rallied past the rival Colonials (3-3) to win their third straight game and claim "The Duke" trophy.

Freehold took a 10-3 lead in the third quarter when senior quarterback Matt Krauss caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from sophomore wide receiver Sha'Kim Shuler. A 32-yard field goal by Freehold Township senior Colin Taptich in the fourth quarter cut his team's deficit to 10-6 and the Patriots got the ball right back by recovering a fumble on the ensuing kickoff. That special teams turnover led to the go-ahead scoring drive.

The game featured two of the Shore's best kickers. Freehold senior Jake Hurler gave the Colonials a 3-0 lead with a 29-yard field goal in the first quarter. Taptich answered with a 35-yard field goal late in the first half to make it 3-3 at halftime.

 

Ocean 27, Point Boro 21

Holden Lowe hauled in a 33-yard touchdown pass from Robbie Nungesser with four seconds left in regulation as the Spartans (3-4) won a thriller and dealt the Panthers (2-4) their third straight heartbreaking loss.

Lowe's touchdown catch was originally ruled incomplete, but the game was making use of the NJSIAA's new instant replay system. The call was reviewed and overturned, granting Ocean the game-winning touchdown. It is Point Boro's third straight loss on the final play of the game. Neptune beat the Panthers, 24-21, on a walk-off field goal in Week 4 and Raritan stopped a 2-point conversion attempt to win, 21-20, in Week 5.

Junior quarterback Robbie Nungesser completed 10 of 19 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns and Steve Hagerman ran for a team-high 65 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries for Ocean. Junior Trebor Pena had 63 yards rushing on six carries and caught four passes for 65 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown reception.

Nasir Thompson led Ocean's defense with 12 tackles and three tackles for loss while Ahmad Moore recovered two fumbles.

Senior running back Bobby Cooper ran for a team-high 150 yards on 30 carries for Point Boro. Christian Aurin ran for 69 yards on six carries, including a 45-yard touchdown run, and Kyle Komanitsky had touchdown runs of 10 and 20 yards. Nicholas Tuzzolino led Point Boro's defense with seven tackles and two tackles for loss.

 

Central 30, Southern 14

Senior wide receiver Darius Martorano caught a touchdown pass, ran for a touchdown and also threw a touchdown pass as the Golden Eagles (1-6) beat the rival Rams (2-4) to pick up their first win of the season.

Martorano caught five passes for 61 yards and hauled in a 17-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Gavin Whelan. He then threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Brandon Montgomery and capped his day with a 6-yard touchdown run.

Senior running back Isaiah Johnston ran for 149 yards on 14 carries and scored on a 72-yard touchdown. Whelan finished 11 of 20 for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Montgomery had four catches for 55 yards and two scores.

 

Barnegat 28, Keyport 7

Senior quarterback Brian Finucan threw two touchdown passes and senior running back Charlie Cotton became the program's all-time leading rusher as the Bengals (5-1) bounced back from a loss by defeating the Red Raiders (3-3).

Finucan threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Devyn Defilippo and an 11-yard touchdown pass to Caleb Schafer. Cotton had a 4-yard touchdown run and also ran for a 2-point conversion and senior fullback Brian Ewan had a 2-yard touchdown run.

Senior running back Devin Wollner ran for 120 yards and a touchdown for Keyport. He also had 10 tackles and a sack on defense. Kyle Roberts had seven tackles and a sack, Greg Robinson had seven tackles and half a sack and Devon Meza added five tackles and half a sack.

 

Toms River North 42, Toms River South 0 - Watch Complete Game Replay

Sophomore quarterback Jake Kazanowsky flipped three scoring strikes within a diverse and explosive offensive showing that powered the Mariners (4-2), who built a 28-0 halftime cushion en route to ending a two-game losing skid.

Kazanowsky connected with junior wide receiver Dominick Jacob on a quick slant that manifested into an 80-yard touchdown to open the scoring and junior C.J. Niedzielski blocked a punt by Toms River South (0-5) to set up senior Dashawn Wilder's eight-yard dash into the end zone that widened the gap to 14-0 with 1:40 showing in the opening quarter.

Wilder was on the receiving end of a 47-yard TD pass from Kazanowsky and junior running back Jarrod Pruitt scored on a 19-yard run to push the advantage to 28-0 by intermission. Senior wide receiver Aaron Craig added a 35-yard TD catch and Pruitt capped the scoring with a six-yard burst with 8:21 remaining in the fourth.

 

Toms River East 28, Pinelands 20

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

Liberty Division

Monmouth 30, Neptune 16

Senior Dayshawn Porter had two touchdown runs and a touchdown catch as the Falcons (2-4) won their second straight game while ending the Scarlet Fliers' (2-3) two-game winning streak.

Porter had touchdown runs of eight and two yards and also caught a 60-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Drew Faccone. Javaughn Garcia caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Eli Rife on a halfback option and Adam Varela kicked a 31-yard field goal.

Najiere Hutchinson and Jayden McKinnon had touchdown runs and Kevin Clohosey kicked a field goal for Neptune.

 

Nondivisional

No. 2 Mater Dei Prep 41, No. 6 Manasquan 0

Junior running back Malik Ingram ran for 170 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries and senior linebacker Shittah Sillah had two sacks and a tackle for loss as the Seraphs (7-0) shut out the Warriors (5-1).

The shutout was the third of the season for Mater Dei and stretched their Shore Conference winning streak to 17 games.

Senior quarterback Rob McCoy completed 8 of 15 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with senior wide receiver Isaiah Alston on touchdown strikes of 30 and 25 yards. Ingram had scoring runs of 23, 34 and 35 yards and sophomore running back Jahqual Talmadge added a late 14-yard touchdown run.

Isaiah Noguera also recorded a sack while Andre Span and Amir Coleman recovered fumbles and Clarence Lewis pulled down an interception. Mater Dei held Manasquan to 113 yards of offense, including just 51 rushing.

Senior fullback Scooby Tuddles ran for 42 yards on six carries to lead Manasquan's ground game and quarterback Ryan O'Leary completed 4 of 7 passes for 60 yards. Senior wide receiver James Pendergist caught three passes for 41 yards, blocked an extra point and intercepted a pass.

 

No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 47, Lakewood 7

Senior running back Alex Maldjian ran for three touchdowns and sophomore running back Johnny Volker had a touchdown run and a punt return touchdown as the Bulldogs (6-0) took care of business against the Piners (0-6).

Pete Crowley added a touchdown run and Ryan Dupree blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown.

 

Colts Neck 20, Marlboro 14 (OT)

A touchdown run by junior running back Romeo Thomas in overtime delivered the Cougars (2-4) a wild and crazy victory over the Mustangs (1-5).

Trailing 14-6 in the fourth quarter, Colts Neck was punting from its own 25-yard line when the snap went over the head of punter Gianpiero Oriolo. He was able to recover and complete a pass to senior running back Michael Boliver, who rumbled 15 yards ahead. That gain would not have been enough for a first down, so as Marlboro's defenders brought him to the ground he lateraled to junior wide receiver Gabriel Lugo, who sprinted the remaining 60 yards for the improbable touchdown.

Thomas then ran in the 2-point conversion to tie the game at 14 and eventually force overtime.

The play was not without controversy, however. Marlboro contested Boliver was an ineligible receiver and also that Colts Neck had ineligible linemen down the field. It also appeared Boliver was down before he lateraled the ball. The play stood as called and Colts Neck was able to pick up its second win of the season.

Boliver also caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Tom Fallon. It was the first career touchdown pass for Fallon.

Senior running back Dontrell Alston had a touchdown run and senior quarterback Alex Schutzer threw a touchdown pass to senior wideout Matt Budveit for Marlboro.

 

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