Results from Saturday's Shore Conference football action.




No. 3 Manalapan 49, Marlboro 12

Photo gallery by Ray Richardson 

Junior quarterback Luke Corcione completed 9 of 12 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns and junior running back Naim Mayfield had 229 total yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries to power the Braves (1-0, 1-0) past the Mustangs.

Corcione threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Mayfield and touchdowns of 10 and 62 yards to junior receiver Scott Scherzer. Mayfield had touchdown runs of 37 and 40 yards, while junior Chris Maksimik scored on a 2-yard run. Senior David Ryan added a 2-yard touchdown run.



No. 10 Brick 28, Brick Memorial 14

Photo gallery by Bill Normile

A 65-yard touchdown run by senior Ja'Sir Taylor with 10:15 left in the fourth quarter held up as the game-winning touchdown as the Dragons (1-0, 1-0) won their fourth straight game over the rival Mustangs (0-1, 0-1).

Taylor ran for 114 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries and also caught three passes for 37 yards. Senior quarterback Anthony Costanza threw for 87 yards and ran for 76 yards ad a touchdown. Brick's defense came up with a pair of huge plays, first a 90-yard fumble return for a touchdown by senior linebacker Dean Helstowski on the opening series, and finally Jay Obenauer's 20-yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:10 left in the game. Helstowski also had an interception and double-digit tackles.

Junior running back Tony Thorpe ran for 119 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries and junior quarterback Grant McKelvey threw for 84 yards and ran for 46 yards. Junior quarterback Justin Hans, who entered for McKelvey after he went down with an injury, threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to KiShaun Carter that tied the game at 14 early in the fourth quarter. Hans was injured in Mustangs' first scrimmage and believed to be out 4-to-6 weeks, but was cleared in time for the season-opener.



Manasquan 28, Long Branch 14

Junior running back Connor Morgan ran for a pair of touchdowns and the Warriors (1-0, 1-0) were victorious in their season-opener for the first time in three seasons by downing the Green Wave (0-1, 0-1).

Morgan ran for touchdowns of six and 71 yards in the first quarter. Senior quarterback Jerry Maher threw a 62-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receive Damaso Jaime, and Jack Mallett scored on a 21-yard run in the fourth quarter. Sophomore running back Canyon Birch also had a big game with close to 100 yards on the ground, and senior defensive lineman Adam Schreck led the way with multiple sacks.

Keith Cooper had a 72-yard touchdown run and also an 85-yard touchdown reception from Marc Dennis for Long Branch.



Mater Dei Prep 35, Keansburg 0

The Dino Mangiero era at Mater Dei opened with a bang as the Seraphs (1-0, 1-0) shut down the Titans (0-1, 0-1).

Junior quarterback George Pearson threw a pair of touchdown passes, Marvin Pierre had a pair of touchdowns and Justice George had a pair of interceptions to lead the way. Pearson connected with senior wide receiver Eddie Lewis on a 55-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and later found Pierre for a 62-yard scoring play that made it 21-0 at halftime. Pierre also had a 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Kyle Devaney's 17-yard run pushed Mater Dei's lead to 28-0 in the third quarter, and George polished off the win with an interception return for a touchdown.



Lakewood 20, Manchester 0

Junior quarterback Zyhier Jones accounted for all three touchdowns to lead the Piners (1-0, 1-0) past the Hawks.

Jones ran for a 1-yard touchdown, threw a 30-yard touchdown to brother Jyhier Jones and then scored on another short run. Lakewood's defense was dominant, holding Manchester without a first down until late in the third quarter.



Lacey 17, Toms River South 0

Colton Claus ran for a pair of touchdowns and the Lions' defense shut down the Indians for a nondivisional victory at Detwiler Stadium.

Claus scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter and a 25-yard run in the fourth quarter. Justin Frazee kicked a 25-yard field goal early in the first quarter.


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