WEST LONG BRANCH -- Senior running back Jack Britton ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns, senior Doug Goldsmith ran for 130 yards and senior George Notte kicked a pair of field goals as the Blue Devils (8-0, 5-0) clinched their third straight outright division title while locking up the No. 1 seed in the Central Jersey Group I playoffs.

Britton had touchdown runs of 5 and 22 yards, and also caught a 31-yard pass to set up one of his scores. Britton intercepted a pass at the end of the first half that he returned 55 yards.

Goldsmith ran for 118 yards in the second half as the Blue Devils pulled away for their school-record 16th straight win. Shore’s defense held Asbury Park (6-2, 3-2) to 50 yards of total offense and 34 total yards, including holding the Shore’s second leading receiver, Jaedon Stephens, to zero catches.

Notte had field goals of 32 and 34 yards for Shore.


Box Score

No. 9 Shore 20, Asbury Park 7

Asbury ParkShore
First downs714
Passing yards4131


Asbury Park (6-2, 3-2) 0 0 7 0 – 7

Shore (8-0, 5-0) 0 13 0 7 – 20


Scoring summary

S – George Notte 32-yard field goal

S – Jack Britton 5-yard run (George Notte kick)

S – George Notte 34-yard field goal

AP – Davon Thompson 15-yard pass to Dyquan Young (Dyquan Young kick)

S – Jack Britton 22-yard run (George Notte kick)


Individual statistics

Rushing – AP: Davon Thompson 13-28, Travor Saunders 5-9, Tyquere Davis 2-(-1), Dyquan Young 1-(-17), Team 1-(-13); S: Doug Goldsmith 25-130, Jack Britton 13-103, Alex Johnson 9-26, Matt Pennel 3-12, Devin Mclaughlin 2-8.

Passing – AP: Davon Thompson 4-21-1 41; S: Matt Pennel 1-5-0 31.

Receiving – AP: Dyquan Young 2-21, Donte Abrams 1-15, Travor Saunders 1-3; S: Jack Britton 1-31.

Interceptions – S: Jack Britton 1-55.

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