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Friday, Aug. 31

NONDIVISIONAL

No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 41, No. 2 St. John Vianney 14

Game story, photos and highlights

Senior quarterback Steve Lubischer completed 9 of 12 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown and also ran for 49 yards and two scores as the Caseys (1-0) pounded the Lancers (0-1) to snap SJV's 38-game Shore Conference winning streak.

Senior M.J. Wright hauled in a 9-yard scoring pass from Lubischer while senior fullback Steve Cmielewski and junior running backs Billy Guidetti and Kevin Degnan each scored rushing touchdowns as the Caseys ended a three-game losing streak to the Lancers. Junior tight end Kevin Bauman caught four passes for 50 yards and senior wideout Jaden Key made a highlight-reel catch to set up a touchdown.

Red Bank Catholic's defense recorded five sacks, including three by senior linebacker Adam Demurjian and one each by seniors Tommy Smith and Gino Tartamella.

Junior running back Kavon Chambers, a transfer from Central Regional, ran for 154 yards on 23 carries to lead St. John Vianney, which lost to a Shore Conference team for the first time since 2013. Sophomore quarterback Josh East threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Mike Noble and junior defensive lineman Matt Mandarino returned a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown.

 

Brick Memorial 49, Central 0 - WATCH REPLAY

PHOTO GALLERY BY RICHARD O'DONNELL PHOTOGRAPHY

Operating the flexbone with mid-season precision, quarterback Tyler Sindel fueled a relentless offensive showing that complemented the stout defensive resistance of Brick Memorial (1-0). The senior accounted for two of the six rushing touchdowns the Mustangs accumulated in their thorough execution.

Senior running back Ja Billingsley opened the scoring on Brick Memorial's initial possession, darting through a hole and sprinting up the middle for 32 yards and junior wingback CJ Lavarin took a pitch from Sindel, racing around the left corner en route to a 20-yard TD dash that widened the gap to 14-0.

A deceptive Sindel, who carried nine times for 91 yards, kept on an inside option, bounced to his left and scampered into the end zone from 18 yards out in the second quarter and fed sophomore running back TJ McArthur for a one-yard plunge just before halftime, set up by an errant snap on a Central punt, to send the Mustangs into intermission with a comfortable 28-0 cushion.

Senior David Baez assured momentum was firmly in Brick Memorial's grip by receiving the second-half kickoff and cutting briefly inside before veering toward the sideline and racing 85 yards for a score. Billingsley, who finished with 66 yards on nine hauls, added his second TD of the contest courtesy of a three-yard burst and Sindel tacked on a 50-yard touchdown run with 3:40 left in the third to make it 47-0.

Brick Memorial added a safety in the fourth quarter. The Mustangs totaled 247 yards on 28 rushing attempts. Meanwhile, the defense surrendered a mere 39 yards of total offense to Central (0-1), including 36 on the ground. Billingsley backed his offensive exploits by picking up an interception, sophomore defensive lineman David Szuba collected nine tackles and recovered a fumble, junior Ryan McCombs and senior Derek Alton each had a sack and McArthur piled up 10 tackles.

Junior running back Jamar Lively topped Central with 42 yards on 18 carries.

 

Lacey 14, Ocean 12

Eric Green had a 20-yard touchdown run and tight end Mike Kudlacik caught a 10-yard touchdown pass as the Lions (1-0) went on the road and took down the Spartans (0-1) to open their season. Sophomore running back Chase Grannit had a big debut with 150 yards rushing on 25 carries.

 

NONCONFERENCE

No. 5 Long Branch 41, Hammonton 14

Junior running back Jermaine Corbett ran for 167 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries and senior quarterback Marc Dennis accounted for 177 total yards and two touchdowns as the Green Wave (1-0) traveled to South Jersey and came away with an impressive win over the Blue Devils.

Dennis was 9-for-9 for 112 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with Matt Clark and Zahdierr Blueford on scores. Dennis also ran for 65 yards on nine carries. Clark had a team-high 61 yards across four catches. Senior Qua'zahun Dennis added a touchdown run.

 

Thursday, Aug. 30

PATRIOT DIVISION

No. 3 Mater Dei Prep 41, Pinelands 8

Clarence Lewis caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Isaiah Noguera and also returned a kickoff 82 as the Seraphs (1-0, 1-0) raced out to a 35-0 halftime lead and put away the Wildcats (0-1, 0-1).

Andrew Spann returned an interception 15 yards for a touchdown in the game's opening minute and Noguera's scoring pass to Lewis quickly made it 14-0. Malik Ingram pushed the lead to 21-0 with a 24-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. A blocked punt returned for a touchdown made it 28-0 and the Seraphs added another score before the half.

Pinelands got on the board in the third quarter when Garrett Brown tossed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Bartlett. Lewis, however, returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown.

NONCONFERENCE

Coatesville (Pa.). 62, Middletown South 14

 

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