Scores and details from Saturday's Shore Conference football action.





Class A North

Freehold 41, Howell 21

Junior quarterback/safety Jake Curry had a big all-around game with touchdown runs of 1 and 80 yards, a 40-yard touchdown pass to Jah'sim Fenn, and a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown as the Colonials (3-0, 3-0) continued their hot start and surpassed their win total from all of last season by beating the Rebels (1-2, 0-2).

Senior running back Josh Dixon added a 51-yard touchdown run in the win.

Senior running back Jarvis Leaks had touchdown runs of 60 and 11 yards, and sophomore quarterback Bobby Cavallero threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Nic Rossi in the loss for Howell.

Class A Central

Manasquan 15, Monmouth 6

A 40-yard touchdown run by senior James McAlary with 2:03 left in the game helped the Warriors (1-1, 1-1) seal a win over the Falcons (1-1, 1-1) to pick up their first victory.

An interception by Matt Paturzo at Monmouth's 40-yard line set up McAlary's game-winning run, and then Paturzo threw a two-point conversion pass to John Morris to make it 15-6. Manasquan trailed 6-0 at the half before a 7-yard touchdown run by McAlary gave the Warriors a 7-6 lead in the third quarter.

Class A South

Jackson Memorial 27, Lacey 0

Tailback Vinny Lee ran for 141 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Jackson Memorial's defense held the Lions (0-2, 0-2) to 67 total yards as the Jaguars (2-0, 1-0) rolled to a win.

Jackson Memorial outgained Lacey 235-21 in building a 20-0 halftime lead, which included a 26-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Joe DeMaio to wideout Aaron Curet and a three-yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Mike Gawlik.

Brick Memorial 16, Toms River North 14

Junior kicker Matt Cuppari nailed a 40-yard field goal with 5.2 seconds left in regulation to give the Mustangs (1-1, 1-1) a thrilling road win over the Mariners (1-1, 1-1).

Toms River North took a 14-13 lead when sophomore quarterback Mike Husni hit senior tight end Jordan Craig for a 21-yard touchdown and sophomore kicker Kyle Bayha added the extra point with 51.5 seconds left in the game before Brick Memorial put together the game-winning drive.

Fullback Connor Owen had an 8-yard touchdown run for Brick Memorial in the first quarter and then Toms River North immediately tied it when junior tailback Asante Moorer took a short pass from Husni and went 65 yards for a touchdown. The game remained 7-7 until Brick Memorial took a 13-7 lead with 9:02 left in the game on a 24-yard run by quarterback Tim Santiago. Cuppari's extra point was no good after a false start penalty negated a PAT that was good, but he made up for it with the game-winning field goal.


Class B North

Red Bank 38, Colts Neck 6

The Bucs (2-0, 2-0) roared to 2-0 on the heels of a 1-9 season as junior quarterback Jack Navitsky threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to junior wideout Sadiq Palmer to get things started, and Teddy Mitchell added a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second half on the way to downing the Cougars (0-2, 0-1).

Alim Godsey added a 15-yard touchdown run, and Trevor Riley had a pair of touchdown runs for Red Bank, which amassed 322 yards of total offense, including 225 on the ground. Riley led the way with 112 yards on 14 carries. The defense came up with three interceptions, one apiece by Devon Barnes, Jimmy Ferrogine and Palmer.


No. 10 Long Branch 31, Carteret 6

The Green Wave (1-1) avenged a loss to the Ramblers (1-1) from last year's Central Jersey Group III playoffs to pick up their first win as senior tailback Dahmiere Willis rolled up 210 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead the way.

Dave Colbert added an interception return for a touchdown, Keith Cooper had a rushing touchdown, and senior kicker Vinny Mota booted a 26-yard field goal in the win.

Middlesex 14, Pt. Beach 6

A one-yard touchdown run by senior fullback Joe Wegrzyniak gave the Garnet Gulls (1-1) a 6-0 halftime lead, but they could not hold on in falling to the Blue Jays (2-0).

South River 26, Keyport 12

The Rams (1-1) jumped out to a 26-6 lead on their way to topping the Red Raiders (0-2).

Keansburg 22, Highland Park 20

Running back Joe Agostini scored on a 35-yard touchdown run with 11:38 left in the game and Keansburg added a two-point conversion to give the Titans (1-1) a 22-14 lead and they held on to knock off the Owls (0-2) for their first win.

Junior Pat Sullivan then made an interception in the end zone with 57 seconds remaining to seal the win. Quarterback Ian Terry added a 31-yard touchdown run and also threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to wideout Arkeyel Brown in the win.



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