Scores and details from Friday's Shore Conference football games.



Friday, Sept. 18

Class A North

Howell 25, Freehold 22

An interception by David Galarza with under two minutes to play set up a game-winning 28-yard field goal by Patrick Handy with 14 seconds left and the Rebels (2-0, 1-0) completed a rousing fourth-quarter rally to knock off the Colonials (1-1, 1-1).

Howell tied the score at 22 with 5:15 left in the fourth quarter on a 34-yard touchdown pass form Mark Iacobino to Nic Rossi and a 2-point conversion pass from Iacobino to Dan Cacciatore. Freehold had taken a 22-14 with 7:32 to play on an 8-yard touchdown run by sophomore Ashante Worthy.

Senior quarterback Jake Curry threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jamel Smith-Rush and Worthy also had a 13-yard rushing touchdown.

Rossi had a big all-around night for Howell, returning the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and catching a 25-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to put Howell up 14-0.


No. 7 Manalapan 21, Freehold Twp. 20

Junior wide receiver L.J. Holder came down with a 10-yard touchdown reception on a deflected pass by junior quarterback Cody Wiener with 17 seconds left in the game to give the Braves (2-0, 2-0) a heart-stopping, come-from-behind victory over the Patriots (0-2, 0-2).

Wiener's touchdown pass to Holder tied the game at 20, and the extra point by Wiener put the Braves up by one with under 20 seconds left. Manalapan was in position to win on that kick thanks to a blocked extra point by senior David Blumenberg on Freehold Township's third touchdown.

Junior running back Max Nowak ran for a pair of touchdowns for Freehold Township and quarterback Jack O'Brien threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Lotti.

Senior running back Marcus Salinas had a monster game for Manalapan with a career-high 233 yards on 33 carries with a pair of touchdowns as the Braves won their 33rd straight Class A North game.


Class A Central

No. 6 Rumson-FH 17, No. 10 Matawan 0

Rumson's defense dominated the Huskies' offense by yielding just 41 total yards and forcing two turnovers while registering six sacks to open their season with a key divisional victory. Mike Caruso had a fumble recovery and Mike Murdock had an interception while junior linebacker Mike Ruane and senior linebacker Max Pfrang led a run defense that held Matawan to just six rushing yards.

Junior quarterback Mike O'Connor ran for 115 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and also threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Elijah McAllister. Matt Vecchiarelli ran for 75 yards and Thomas Chapin added a 21-yard field goal.


No. 4 St. John Vianney 49, Holmdel 0


Class A South

Brick Memorial 52, No. 3 Toms River North 20

The Mustangs rebounded from a Week One loss in a huge way by running wild on the third-ranked Mariners for a crucial divisional victory.

Senior quarterback Tim Santiago had a career day with a program-record 320 yards rushing and four touchdowns as part of a team rushing total of over 500 yards. Santiago, who had over 200 yards rushing in the first half, also threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to senior running back Eli Lavarin. Sophomore running back Tony Thorpe ran for over 100 yards and had a pair of touchdown runs.

Senior kicker Matt Cuppari also kicked a career-long 47-yard field goal.

Senior Asante Moorer had a fumble return touchdown, sophomore running back Daryn Blackwell ran for a 10-yard score and junior quarterback Mike Husni had a touchdown run for Toms River North.


No. 9 Brick 35, Southern 0

Junior wide receiver Ja'Sir Taylor caught a 59-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Tom Zbranak and also ran for a 42-yard touchdown, while the Dragons' defense played another phenomenal game to shut down the Rams (1-2, 1-1).

Junior running back Jay Obenauer ran for a 54-yard touchdown and junior running back Rashon McCall scored on a 6-yard run. Zbranak added a 1-yard touchdown run.


No. 5 Jackson Memorial 41, Lacey 10

Junior running back Mike Gawlik ran for 132 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries, including an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game, as the Jaguars (2-0, 1-0) continued their hot start by blowing out the Lions (0-2, 0-2).

Senior running back Vinny Lee ran for a 49-yard touchdown and senior wide receiver Kyle Johnson caught a 70-yard touchdown from junior quarterback Dan Barker and also threw a 46-yard touchdown to Lee on a reverse pass.


Toms River South 21, Toms River East 0

T.J. Scuderi scored on touchdown runs of 3, 7 and 20 yards and the Indians' (2-0, 1-0) defense did the rest to take down the rival Raiders (0-2, 0-2).


Class B North

No. 8 Ocean 48, Wall 21

Senior running back Tyler Thompson ran for 209 yards and four touchdowns and junior Kenny Pickett threw for 185 yards and three touchdowns as the Spartans (2-0, 2-0) pulled away from the Crimson Knights (0-2, 0-2).

Joe Aldarelli, Ruquan Dean and Greyson Stoothoff all had touchdown receptions from Pickett.

Sean Larkin ran for 110 yards and a touchdown and Shane Richey had 60 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Wall.


Red Bank 30, Colts Neck 0

Aliem Godsey ran for a pair of touchdowns and Jack Navitsky threw touchdown passes of 12 and 43 yards to Syracuse-bound senior wide receiver Sadiq Palmer as the Bucs (2-0, 2-0) blanked the Cougars (0-2, 0-1).


Class B South

Point Boro 21, Donovan Catholic 7

Senior quarterback Noah Husak ran for 201 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries to lead the Panthers (2-0, 2-0) past the Griffins (1-2, 1-1). Running back Nate Husak also had a touchdown run.

Donovan Catholic scored on a fumble return touchdown.


Central 35, Barnegat 7

Junior running back Mike Bickford ran for 165 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries as the Golden Eagles (2-1, 1-1) rebounded with a convincing victory over the Bengals (1-1, 1-1). Senior quarterback Mike Miserendino threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Holloway and also had an interception on defense. Senior linebacker Dennis Corbin unofficially finished with three sacks.

Barnegat scored on a 13-yard pass from junior quarterback Joe Monaco to senior wide receiver Nick Camarato.


Jackson Liberty 7, Manchester 6

A 60-yard kickoff return to begin the second half by senior Jared Pommerencke led to a 10-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Ryan Van Wickle, and the extra point by Braden Yorke was enough to provide the winning margin for the Lions (1-1, 1-0) over the Hawks (0-2, 0-2).



No. 1 Middletown South 42, Neptune 0

Senior running back Cole Rogers ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns - all in the first half - and the Eagles (2-0) overwhelmed the Scarlet Fliers (0-2) by going up 42-0 at halftime.

Rogers scored on runs of 8, 3 and 20 yards and junior running back James McCarthy added a two-yard touchdown run. Senior quarterback Matt Mosquera  went 5-for-5 for 85 yards and two touchdowns, including a 28-yarder to Jeff Lewandowski on the fourth play of the game.



No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 32, St. Joseph’s-Metuchen 18

Senior quarterback Eddie Hahn made his season debut after missing Week One while recovering from a knee injury and threw a pair of touchdown passes to help the Caseys (2-0) top the Falcons (0-2) at Count Basie Field.

Hahn threw a touchdown pass to Mike Balzofiore midway through the second quarter to put RBC up 21-3 and later hit senior running back Mike Wilen on a 49-yard touchdown. Wilen also had an 80-yard touchdown run and Dylan Murphy scored on a 26-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.


Long Branch 14, Carteret 7

Brandon Williams hauled in a 63-yard touchdown from Keith Cooper in the fourth quarter as the Green Wave (1-1) rallied form a halftime deficit to edge the Ramblers.

Brandon Lane had a second-quarter touchdown run and also ran in the 2-point conversion after Cooper connected with Williams.


Middlesex 27, Point Beach 13

Luke Frauenheim had a 40-yard touchdown run and Connor Kells caught a 42-yard touchdown pass but the Garnet Gulls (1-1) fell to the Blue Jays (2-0) on the road.


Highland Park 41, Keansburg 20

Senior running back Arkeyel Brown ran for 65 yards and three touchdowns and senior quarterback Ian Terry ran for 102 yard and passed for 147 for the Titans (0-2).


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