2019 NJISAA Football Regional Crossover Games Scoreboard
Here is the schedule for the NJSIAA's regional crossover games involving Shore Conference teams. These games are for teams that did not qualify for the playoffs.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Mainland 47, Toms River South 22
Thursday, Nov. 14
Lakewood 28, Steinert 22 (OT)
Quarterback TJ Patruzo ran for 280 yards and four touchdowns and ran for two 2-point conversions on a whopping 57 carries as the Piners (2-7) outlasted the Spartans for their second straight victory.
Shore 26, A.L. Johnson 7
Saturday, Nov. 16
Red Bank 22. Middletown North 17
It was a tale of two halves as the visiting Buccaneers capitalized on four Lion turnovers to come away with a hard-fought 22-13 victory. Middletown North opened up the scoring on a 30-yard field goal by junior Logan Halloran with 35 seconds left in the first quarter to open up a 3-0 lead. The margin was expanded to 10-0 with 55 seconds left in the half as senior Nick Ferreria threw a perfect fourth down over-the-shoulder pass to senior Matt Spencer in the corner of the end zone. It was Spencer’s sixth receiving touchdown of the year.
Red Bank came out of the locker room in the second half with renewed energy. The Bucs' comeback was sparked by junior Nick Ferrogine who picked off a pass at the Lions 30-yard line and took it to the house. Senior Chris Maida added the extra point to cut the score to 10-7 less than two minutes into the third quarter. The Lions roared right back behind Brian Haddow, who returned the kickoff 21 yards to their own 36-yard line. The fleet sophomore dashed four yards on first down and then ripped off a 60-yard scoring run as he cut back several times to elude the Bucs defenders. Halloran added the extra point and Middletown North was in front by a 17-7 score. The drive only took 54 seconds.
Senior cornerback Tucker Cochrane created the next opportunity when he intercepted an errant pass and set Red Bank up on the Lions’ 45-yard line. Quarterback Jack Chamberlain hit Maida on a key pass and running back Makai Mickens led the rushing attack during the drive. Chamberlain rolled out for a three-yard touchdown run. Lion linebacker Jake Jankowski snuffed out the 2 point conversion attempt when he intercepted Chamberlain’s pass to the flat.
Red Bank drew to within 17-13 with 3:53 remaining in the third quarter. Red Bank took advantage of its momentum and senior Wil Dal Pra gathered in an onside kick at Middletown’s 41-yard line. Mickens again carried the load and brought the ball to the 2-yard line before Chamberlain pushed it over on a quarterback sneak. Maida converted on the PAT and the Bucs had their first lead at 20-17 with two minutes left in the period.
After stopping the Lions on the next series, the Buccaneers moved to the Middletown North 40 before being stopped on downs. They then dropped in a punt to the 4-yard line and the Lions had 96 yards to go. After Haddow moved the ball out to the 13 on two carries, a false start penalty on third down pushed them back to the 8-yard line. After an incomplete pass, the Lions attempted a punt, but Ferrogine again came through as he came off the end to block the punt. When the ball went over the end line for a safety, Red Bank increased its lead to 22-17 with 6:50 remaining in the game.
After the Lions kicked off, they created one last opportunity to win when Haddow intercepted Chamberlain and returned it from his own 31-yard line to the Bucs 46. However, the drive ended when Red Bank’s Jakir Johnson recovered a fumble at midfield with 1:05 left.
Linemen Zack Peterson and Vince Carpender, each at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, led the charge for Red Bank’s rushing game. Quentin Soler picked off a pass for the Lions and Kaden LeTaul and William McEwan each had sacks for Middletown North. Haddow had over 100 all-purpose yards.
Manasquan 27, Barnegat 7
Thursday, Nov. 7
Matawan 21, Plainfield 0
Touchdown runs by Marcandrew Gagneron and Mark Kawka staked the Huskies (5-4) to a 14-0 halftime lead and Kawka added a touchdown run in the third quarter to complete the scoring as Matawan blanked the Cardinals (2-7).
Lakewood 42, Manchester 6
Quarterback TJ Patruzo had a huge game with close to 200 yards rushing and five touchdowns as the Piners (1-7) wallopped the Hawks (2-8) to pick up their first win of the season.
Toms River South 36, Marlboro 35
A 9-yard touchdown run by Anthony Jonan followed by a 2-point conversion run by quarterback Jack Huber with 49 seconds left in regulation lifted the Indians (3-5) to a thrilling win over the Mustangs (3-7).
Huber ran for four touchdowns to lead the way for Toms River South. Nick Wright threw two touchdown passes to Steven Cassidy and one to Dom Palumbo while Vinny Spitalieri had two touchdown runs to lead Marlboro.
Howell 27, Perth Amboy 6
Jackson Liberty 37, Pinelands 6
Barnegat 13, Middle Township 6
Junior running back Nik Dileo ran for 104 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and senior quarterback Matt Vernieri threw a touchdown pass to Matt Scott to give the Bengals (5-4) the win over the Panthers (4-5).
Vernieri completed 9 of 13 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown and also ran for 75 yards on 18 carries. Dileo also had two interceptions on defense.
Gov. Livingston 41, Monmouth 31
Keontae Wiggins ran for 216 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries and Yassin Moore caught five passes for 116 yards and one touchdown but it wasn't enough for the Falcons (0-9) to overcome the Highlanders (1-8) in their final game of the season.
Franklin 35, Freehold Township 14
Saturday, Nov. 9
Colts Neck 24, Central 21
Brick Memorial 48, Steinert 13
Keyport 14, South Hunterdon 7