WEEK 7

Friday, Oct. 19

National Division

Holmdel 43, Point Beach 3

Photo gallery by Paula Lopez

The Hornets (6-1) completed a perfect run through the division by defeating the Garnet Gulls (0-7) to lock up their first division title since 2007. Senior running back Dean Gallo ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries and senior quarterback Jeff DeCicco completed 3 of 4 passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns.

Nick Fanizini got things rolling for Holmdel with a 12-yard touchdown run and Gallo followed with a 68-yard touchdown run for a 14-0 first-quarter lead. DeCicco tossed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Day and Gallo scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter to give Holmdel a 28-0 halftime lead.

Senior wide receiver Mack Byrne broke a 66-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to make it 35-0. DeCicco threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to Aidan Flanagan in the fourth quarter and Austin Fischer ran in the 2-point conversion to complete the victory.

 

Nondivisional

No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 14, No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 13

Photo gallery by Richard O'Donnell

A blocked extra point by senior Jaden Key with under three minutes to play enabled the top-ranked Caseys (7-0) to hold on for a sensational victory over the Bulldogs (6-1) in an instant classic.

Trailing 14-0 entering the fourth quarter, Rumson got on the board when senior running back Alex Maldjian scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with 4:35 left in the game. An interception by Ryan Ruane on the next RBC possession gave the Bulldogs the ball back and on the next play Maldjian ripped off an 84-yard touchdown run to pull Rumson within one point of tying the score. Key, however, darted off the edge and got his fingertips on the extra point try, getting enough of the ball to re-directed it wide of the uprights.

Rumson then recovered the ensuing onside kick to regain possession at midfield, but senior defensive end Gino Tartamella step in front of a screen pass for an interception with 2:11 to play. Rumson forced a punt and got the ball back with 1:17 let in the game and drove to the RBC 25-yard line, but a 42-yard field goal attempt with two seconds left was short.

Red Bank Catholic took a 14-0 lead into halftime on a pair of touchdown passes by senior quarterback Steve Lubischer. Senior M.J. Wright caught a 9-yard scoring pass in the first quarter and junior Sean Rossback hauled in a 15-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

Tartamella, Key and senior safety Anthony Romano had interceptions for RBC while junior linebacker Charlie Gordinier had two batted passes and a hit the arm of Rumson quarterback Collin Coles to force an errant throw that led to Key's interception.

Maldjian finished with 204 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead Rumson.

Check back for a full game story, photos and video highlights.

 

No. 4 Long Branch 34, No. 10 Manalapan 0

Junior running back Jermaine Corbett exploded for a career-high 320 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 29 carries and the Green Wave (6-1) recorded their second straight shutout by blanking the Braves (4-3).

Corbett scored on runs of 15 and 5 yards in the first half when Long Branch jumped out to a 27-0 lead. Senior quarterback Marc Dennis threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to senior Qua'Zahun Dennis and an 11-yard touchdown pass to senior Matt Clarke. Qua'Zahun Dennis added a 27-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Senior defensive back Devyn Blount intercepted two passes to give him four interceptions in his last two games. Marc Dennis also had an interception.

Junior running back Nico Santorelli led Manalapan with 100 yards rushing on 15 carries.

 

St. John Vianney 9, No. 5 Middletown South 0

A long touchdown run by junior running back Kavon Chambers broke a scoreless tie in the fourth quarter and the Lancers (3-4) added a safety to stun the Eagles (5-2) and give head coach Joe Martucci his 200th career victory.

Chambers gave St. John Vianney the lead when he broke a 75-yard touchdown run with 6:59 left in the game and senior defensive lineman Paul Liseno recorded a safety with 1:55 to go, clinching the Lancers' biggest win of the season. Chambers finished with 150 yards rushing on 20 carries while Anthony Brett had a fumble recovery and Josh East and Jayden Bellamy each had interceptions for SJV. The Lancers held Middletown South under 100 yards of offense.

Martucci is the seventh Shore Conference coach to reach 200 career wins, joining John Amabile, Mike Ciccotelli, Chuck Donohue Sr., Vic Kubu, Lou Vircillo and Warren Wolf

 

No. 7 Red Bank 19, Monmouth 0

Makai Mickens and Kashaun Turner each had touchdown runs and Chris Maida kicked a 29-yard field goal as the Bucs (6-1) shut out the Falcons (2-5).

Mickens ran for 180 yards on 31 carries to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark on the season and scored on a 34-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Turner forced an intentional grounding penalty in the end zone, resulting in a safety, and later added a 3-yard touchdown run.

 

No. 8 Brick 24, Jackson Memorial 7

Junior quarterback Anthony Prato threw for 182 yards and a touchdown and ran for 105 yards and a score as the Dragons (5-2) went on the road and beat the rival Jaguars (5-2).

Prato threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to senior Jimmy Leblo in the first quarter and Leblo added a 5-yard touchdown run later in the quarter as Brick surged to a 14-0 halftime lead. A 32-yard touchdown run by sophomore Will Towns got Jackson on the board in the third quarter, but the Dragons answered on the next drive with a 30-yard field goal by senior Jake Wynkoop. Prato's 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter made it a three-score lead for the Dragons.

Leblo caught three passes for 127 yards and a touchdown and ran for 40 yards and a score on seven carries. Brick's defense was stout in holding Jackson to just over 100 yards of offense.

 

No. 9 Toms River North 48, Toms River East 7

WATCH THE COMPLETE GAME REPLAY

Sophomore quarterback Jake Kazanowsky threw five touchdown passes for the second time this season as the Mariners (5-2) beat the rival Raiders (2-5) to complete their district sweep.

Kazanowsky opened the scoring with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Will Marsh and then tossed a 31-yard touchdown pass to Dashawn Wilder to open a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter. Kazanowsky then connected with Dominick Jacob for a 69-yard score to push the Mariners' advantage to 21-0. Junior running back Jarrod Pruitt added a 25-yard touchdown run for a 28-0 halftime lead.

Kazanowsky's second touchdown pass to Jacob made it 35-0 early in the third quarter. Toms River East got on the board in the opening minute of the fourth quarter when junior running back Frankie Giannetti scored from seven yards out. Kazanowsky's fifth touchdown of the night and second to Craig made it 41-7 with 9:39 to play. A touchdown run by sophomore Jordan Grey capped the scoring at 48-7.

Toms River North defeated district rivals Toms River South and Toms River East by a combined score of 90-7 this season.

 

Barnegat 18, Point Boro 15

Senior running back Charlie Cotton ran for 149 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries to lead the Bengals (6-1) past the Panthers (2-5) to snap a three-game losing streak against their former division rivals.

Cotton scored on runs of 6, 7 and 3 yards while Barnegat's defense held Point Boro's triple option offense to 116 yards rushing. Senior quarterback Garrett Romer completed 3 of 4 passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns, all to senior slot back Kyle Komanitsky.

Barnegat was leading 18-7 in the fourth quarter when Point Boro used a hook and lateral play to pull to within three points. Romer threw an 11-yard pass to Ryan Visco, who then flipped the ball to Komanitsky and he ran the remaining 54 yards for the touchdown. Komanitsky also had a 29-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.

Barnegat played without two-way standout Sean Morris, who is now out for the season after suffering a broken thumb against Mater Dei Prep in Week 5. Morris did play in a Week 6 win over Keyport but was only able to play on the defensive side of the ball because of a cast on his hand.

 

Southern 28, Howell 18

Joe Guglielmo, Thomas Barnett and Pat Scully had touchdown runs and Carmen Deo threw a touchdown pass to Matt Caporrino to give the Rams (3-4) the victory over the Rebels (1-6).

A 6-yard touchdown run by quarterback Jason Caston gave Howell a 7-0 lead, but Guglielmo's 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter tied the score at seven. Jacob David kicked a 21-yard field goal to put Howell up, 10-7, before Barnett's 4-yard score in the second quarter gave Southern a 14-10 halftime lead.

Scully's 1-yard touchdown run extended the Rams' lead to 21-10 in the third quarter and Deo converted a fourth-and-2 with a 34-yard touchdown pass to Caporrino with 4:12 to play to make it 28-10. Howell closed to 28-18 with Caston connected with Brandon Van Bargen on a 15-yard touchdown pass and completed the 2-point conversion pass to Xavier Kelly.

Howell recovered a fumble at its own 40-yard line with 2:40 left but Robert Gunnell sealed the win for Southern with an interception.

Caston threw for 211 yards and a touchdown on 18 of 27 passing and Kelly caught six passes for 79 yards to lead Howell.

 

Shore 34, Keansburg 6

Senior quarterback Gil Goldsmith threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as the Blue Devils (5-2) cruised past the Titans (3-4) for their fourth straight win.

Goldsmith threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Shane McLaughlin to open the scoring and then connected with Terry Carlstrom on a 50-yard touchdown pass to give Shore a 14-0 advantage early in the second quarter. Goldsmith added a 5-yard touchdown run and the 2-point conversion run to make it 21-0 before a Keansburg touchdown made it 21-6 at halftime.

A 5-yard touchdown run by Kevin Pennell stretched Shore's lead to 28-6 with 1:39 left in the third quarter and McLaughlin capped the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run with 5:12 left in the game.

 

Ocean 42, Neptune 16

 

Manchester 14, Lakewood 7

 

Raritan 49, Matawan 6

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

National Division

Asbury Park 13, Keyport 7

An 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Devan Martin proved to be the difference as the Blue Bishops (3-3, 3-3) edged the Red Raiders (3-4, 3-3).

Asbury Park took a 7-0 lead in the first half on a touchdown run by Quadir Lawson and Keyport tied the score on a 2-yard touchdown run by Greg Robinson with 5:41 left in the third quarter. Martin returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, however, and Asbury's defense kept the Red Raiders at bay the rest of the game.

Junior Haughton finished with a team-high 95 yards rushing on 14 carries and Lawson added 40 yards on 10 carries. Haughton was also a key player on defense with a team-high eight tackles and two sacks. Besean Fraser and Kharod Young added interceptions.

Robinson ran for over 100 yard and senior Devin Wollner had close to 100 yards rushing to lead Keyport. Devon Meza and Troy Alvarez approached dougle-digit tackles to lead the Raiders' defense.

 

Nondivisional

No. 2 Mater Dei 48, Donovan Catholic 12

 

Pinelands 27, Colts Neck 15

Senior running back Evan Burton ran for 227 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries as the Wildcats (3-4) made the long drive to Colts Neck and picked up a win over the Cougars (2-5).

Burton had touchdown runs of 2 and 66 yards to give him 917 yards rushing on the season. He is closing in on his third straight 1,000-yard season. Sophomore running back Nik DiLeo added 52 yards rushing and a touchdown on 13 carries and senior quarterback Garrett Brown also scored on a 2-yard run.

Brown also had an interception on defense while Andrew Bartlett and Shayne Michot each had a team-high eight tackles.

Junior running back Romeo Thomas ran for 116 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries and freshman quarterback Tom Fallon completed 10 of 13 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown for Colts Neck. Gianpiero Oriolo was on the receiving end of Fallon's touchdown pass and finished with 32 yards on three catches. Michael Boliver had a team-high four receptions for 46 yards.

Senior linebacker James O'Mahoney and senior safety Colin Campbel each made 12 tackles to lead the Cougars' defense.

 

Marlboro 26, Freehold Township 14

Senior Dontrell Alston had a huge afternoon with 202 yards rushing and two touchdowns plus an interception return for a touchdown to lead the Mustangs (2-5) to an upset win over the Patriots (4-3).

Alston's 30-yard pick-6 in the second quarter tied the score at seven and was the first of three straight Marlboro touchdowns that produced a 19-7 halftime lead. Freehold Township closed to 19-4 in the third quarter, but Alston ripped off a 49-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Alston also had a 4-yard touchdown run and Vinny Spitalieri had a 6-yard touchdown run.

Marlboro's defense came up with its best game of the year by intercepting four Freehold Township passes. Malik Carey, Anthony Carcaldi, Spitalieri and Alston each had picks against Patriots quarterbacks Nick Reardon and Lorenzo Chirichella.

Reardon threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to John Manfre and ran for a 1-yard touchdown to account for Freehold Township's points.

 

Freehold 35, Lacey 7

Sophomore Sha'Kim Shuler moved to quarterback and ran for 177 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 177 yards and a touchdown to lead the Colonials (4-3) to a road victory over the Lions (4-4).

Senior Matt Krauss shifted from quarterback to wide receiver and caught nine passes for 155 yards and a touchdown and ran for 58 yards and two touchdowns. Krauss and senior Jake Hurler also had interceptions on defense.

 

Toms River South 7, Jackson Liberty 0

 

Follow Shore Sports Network on Twitter @ShoreSportsNet and on Instagram. Like Shore Sports Network on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest video highlights. 

 

Sign Up For The SSN Newsletter

Please fill out this form to sign up for the Shore Sports Network newsletter.