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




Saturday, Oct. 3

Class A North

No. 1 Middletown South 42, Freehold Twp. 0

Senior quarterback Matt Mosquera tossed three touchdown passes, junior running back James McCarthy ran for 173 yards and the Eagles' defense recorded its second shutout of the season in blanking the Patriots (1-3, 1-3).

Mosquera had touchdown passes of 12 and 29 yards to junior wide receiver Samson Dube and also threw a 33-yard scoring strike to senior wide receiver Tom Coffey. McCarthy scored on a 5-yard run in the third quarter. Junior defensive back Maxx Imsho started the scoring for the Eagles (4-0, 3-0) with a 67-yard interception return for a touchdown. Senior Tom Marron had a 25-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Middletown South's defense held Freehold Township to 55 total yards, including just 12 yards rushing.


Class A South

Toms River South 2, Lacey 0

Junior defensive tackle Jake Iadevaia and senior linebacker Jake Newton tackled a Lacey ball carrier in the end zone with 5:24 left in the fourth quarter to give the Indians (3-1, 2-1) the victory over the Lions (0-4, 0-4). Senior R.J. Laing had a 50-yard punt downed inside Lacey's 1-yard line to set up the safety.


No. 8 Brick Memorial 44, Toms River East 6

Sophomore running back Tony Thrope ran for four touchdowns and senior quarterback Tim Santiago and senior fullback Billy Walsh scored touchdowns in the second half as the Mustangs (3-1, 3-1) continued to light up the scoreboard in a win over the Raiders (0-4, 0-4).

Brick Memorial has outscored its last three opponents 144-26 while averaging 48 points per game.


Class B South

Central 49, Pinelands 8

Junior running back Mike Bickford went off for 197 yards rushing and three touchdowns, and also returned a kickoff for a touchdown as the Golden Eagles (3-2, 2-1) wiped out the Wildcats (0-4, 0-4).

Bickford scored on touchdown runs of 73, 67 and 17 yards and also returned an onside kick 55 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Senior quarterback Mike Miserendino had touchdown runs of 18 and 4 yards and also threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Anthony Holloway.

Jason Jeannotte scored on a 26-yard run for Pinelands.



No. 10 Toms River North 42, Marlboro 0

Junior quarterback Mike Husni ran for over 150 yards and four touchdowns and also threw a touchdown pass to lead the Mariners (3-1) past the Mustangs (0-4) in Toms River.

Husni ripped off an 81-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage and also ran for touchdowns of 31, 6 and 4 yards in the first half. He then connected with Andrew Duniluk for an 18-yard touchdown as Toms River North built a 35-0 halftime lead. Senior running back Asante Moorer added a 19-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.



Asbury Park 14, Middlesex 13

Senior quarterback Davon Thompson connected on an 80-yard touchdown pass to senior Jaedon Stephens on fourth-and-35 with one minute left in regulation, and Thompson then hit junior Dyquan Young for the two-point conversion as the Blue Bishops (3-1) stunned the Blue Jays (3-1) in Middlesex.

A 1-yard touchdown run by Ryan Coke had given Middlesex a 13-6 lead with 2:30 left in regulation. On Asbury's next and final possession the Blue Bishops found themselves in a big hole when on second down the ball was snapped before Thompson was ready, resulting in a 20-yard loss. Backed up at their own 20 and on fourth down, Thompson hit Stephens on a skinny post and the senior wide out did the rest to pull the Bishops within one.

Having missed its first extra point while battling the wind, Asbury Park head coach Tim Fosque decided to go for the 2-point conversion and the win. Thompson was able to find Young on a backside slant for the successful conversion and the 14-13 victory.

Thompson and Stevens also hooked up for Asbury Park's first touchdown on a smoke screen.


Point Beach 17, Spotswood 7

Junior defensive back Connor Kells returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown and sophomore quarterback Luke Frauenheim ran for a 40-yard touchdown to lead the Garnet Gulls (2-2) past the Chargers (2-2).

Sophomore Sean Gould gave Point Beach a 3-0 lead with a 32-yard field goal in the first quarter, and Kells' interception return touchdown with two minutes left in the first half staked the Gulls to a 10-0 halftime lead. Point Beach then recovered an onside kick to start the second half with sophomore John Nista jumping on the loose ball. That set up Frauenheim's 40-yard burst on an off-tackle run to put Point Beach up 17-0 before Spotswood scored in the third quarter.


Keansburg 18, South River 13

Senior running back Arkeyel Brown ran for 147 yards and 2 touchdowns on 20 carries and forced a South River fumble at the 2-yard line to end the game as the Titans (1-3) came from behind to beat the Rams (0-4).

Brown ran for a 70-yard touchdown in the first quarter and a 27-yard score in the third quarter. Senior quarterback Ian Terry scored on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter to give Keansburg an 18-13 lead.

Brown also had an interception and senior defensive end Dan Bauman added a fumble recovery. Rich Squeo led the defensive with 9 total tackles, 3 tackles for loss and a sack.


Metuchen 44, Keyport 0

The Red Raiders (2-2) were undone by four first-half turnovers in a lopsided loss to the Bulldogs (3-1).

Trevor Firgau ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns for Metuchen. Ky'Sun Prior led Keyport with 76 yards rushing.


Peddie School 47, Mater Dei Prep 12


Sunday, Oct. 4


Southern 21, Howell 14

Junior quarterback Sam Cammarata threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Nick Simonelli on fourth down with 12 seconds left in regulation to lift the Rams (2-3) to a thrilling victory over the Rebels (2-2).

Howell struck first on a 30-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Mark Iacobino to senior Mike Reilly, and later took a 14-7 lead on an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by senior David Galarza.