There were no top-10 matchups in Week 3, but there was one important game that had an effect on this week’s rankings.

Brick zoomed past Freehold, 34-15, to knock the Colonials from the ranks of the unbeaten and reclaim a spot in the Shore Sports Network Top 10. The rest of the ranked teams cruised to victory with the closest margin being Rumson-Fair Haven’s 28-14 win over Brick Memorial.

There are no ranked matchups in Week 4, as well, so we’ll see if a team on the outside can score an upset and shake things up at the midway point of the regular season.

1. Red Bank Catholic (4-0). Last week: No. 1 

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 overpowered Red Bank, 42-7. Key caught five passes for 129 yards and four scores and also had a 50-yard run. Junior running back Billy Guidetti went for over 100 yards rushing and scored a pair of touchdowns. This week: Friday at Toms River East (1-2).

 

2. Mater Dei Prep (4-0). Last week: No. 2 

Junior running back Malik Ingram ran for 162 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries as the Seraphs rallied from a halftime deficit to blow past Shore, 36-8. Jahqual Tallmadge added a touchdown run and a touchdown catch from quarterback Isaiah Noguera. This week: Saturday vs. Canada Prep.

  

3. Rumson-Fair Haven (3-0). Last week: No. 3

Senior running back Alex Maldjian ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries and senior linebacker Keegan Woods recorded 20 tackles and a sack as the Bulldogs beat Brick Memorial, 28-14. Senior tight end Ian O’Connor added a touchdown catch from junior quarterback Collin Coles. This week: Friday vs. Freehold (2-1).

 

4. Long Branch (3-0). Last week: No. 4

Junior running back Jermaine Corbett ran for 180 yards and four touchdowns and senior linebacker Jah’Kwan Gordon returned a fumble 30 yards for a score as the Green Wave returned from their bye week with an emphatic victory over Ocean. This week: Friday vs. Toms River South (0-3).

 

5. Toms River North (3-0). Last week: No. 5

Sophomore quarterback Jake Kazanowsky had a career day with five first-half touchdown passes as the Mariners cruised to a 42-6 victory over Central. Kazanowsky threw two touchdown passes to Aaron Craig and also had scoring throws to Dominick Jacob, Will Marsh and Zach Browne. Junior running back Jarrod Pruitt added a 30-yard touchdown run as Toms River North scored six touchdowns in the first half. This week: Friday at Freehold Township (1-2).

  

6. Manasquan (3-0). Last week: No. 6

Senior running back Canyon Birch ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns and also returned a kickoff 82 yards for a score as the Warriors topped Raritan, 34-13, to take over sole possession of first place in the Liberty 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. This week: Saturday at Monmouth (0-3).

 

7. Middletown South (3-1). Last week: No. 7

Senior quarterback Trevor Brey threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Connor Ard, a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jamie Petrillo and also ran for a touchdown as the Eagles dominated Howell, 45-0, for their third straight win. Petrillo also had a touchdown run while Tyler Cuccia had a pick-6, Nick Trezza had a touchdown run and Chris Kaldrovics kicked a 36-yard field goal. This week: Friday at Central (0-4).

 

8. St. John Vianney (2-2). Last week: No. 8

Junior running back Kavon Chambers ran for over 200 yards and two touchdowns, including a dazzling 85-yard scoring run, while sophomore quarterback Josh East ran for a touchdown and threw touchdown passes to senior tight end Andrew McGimpsey and senior wide receiver Gunny Bloodgood as the Lancers rallied to defeat Middletown North, 37-20. Freshman defensive back Jayden Bellamy pulled down two interceptions to lead the defense. This week: Friday vs. Brick Memorial (1-3).

 

9. Brick (2-1). Last week: not ranked

Senior Jimmy Leblo threw two touchdown passes, ran for a touchdown, caught a touchdown and returned an interception for a touchdown while fellow senior Cole Groschel had a pair of touchdown catches, a touchdown pass and two interceptions on defense to lead the Dragons to a 34-15 win over Freehold to jump back into the Top 10. This week: Friday at Middletown North (0-3).

 

10. Jackson Memorial (3-0). Last week: No. 10

Senior running back Leo Shimonovich had a pair of touchdown runs, senior Tyler Brito returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and the Jaguars’ defense suffocated Lakewood on the way to a 49-6 victory. Fullback Michael Fiore had a touchdown run and also caught a touchdown pass from senior quarterback John Ghigna, sophomore Will Towns had a touchdown run and sophomore Jabari Lofton added a fumble recovery in the end zone. This week: Saturday at Lacey (3-1).

  

Dropped out: Freehold (No. 9 last week)

 

Teams to watch:

Barnegat (3-0)

Wall (2-1)

Red Bank (2-1)

Point Boro (2-1)

Manalapan (1-2)

Donovan Catholic (2-0)

 

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