Toms River East and Toms River South are both searching for their first win of the season when they collide tonight at Detweiler Stadium in the Jersey Mike’s Game of the Week which will be broadcast on 92.7 WOBM with a live video stream on

The visiting Raiders have lost to Long Branch and Ocean to open the season while the Indians fell to Red Bank and the shore’s top-ranked team Red Bank Catholic and both are aware of the importance of tonight’s first all-Toms River showdown of the season.

Photo by Paula Lopez/PAL Images)
Photo by Paula Lopez/PAL Images)

East will fill its 22 starting positions with 14 underclassmen, among them sophomore quarterback Mike Goodall and junior running back/linebacker Frankie Gianetti.  Senior Steven Carr anchors the offensive line and is one of the leading tacklers from his linebacker spot.

While a host of sophomores will contribute the Indians are a bit more experienced and feature senior co-captains and two-way starters Sam Akinlolu (RB/LB) and Sam Conover (Slot/S) along with sophomore quarterback Sam Conover.

South has won the last six meetings, including 20-15 last year but East leads the overall series 20-18 heading into the 39th meeting between the rivals.

Kickoff is 7 p.m. and the game can be heard live on 92.7 WOBM while a live video stream on  Friday Night Football is presented by Jersey Mike’s…”be a sub above” and powered by Toyota World of Lakewood.

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