PHOTOS: Brick spoils Brick Memorial’s playoff hopes with rivalry victory
The Brick Township High School football team had already been eliminated from playoff contention entering Saturday's game, but with archrival Brick Memorial heading to Keller Memorial Field, the Dragons still had plenty to play for.
Senior quarterback AJ Grygiel ran for two touchdowns and tossed another to senior tight end Tyson Lopez as the Dragons took down the Mustangs, 28-20 in a Shore Conference Freedom Division game, and eliminated Brick Memorial from playoff contention.
Grygiel had two 1-yard touchdown runs and threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Lopez. Junior running back Travis Trempy scored on an 11-yard touchdown run and junior running back Jake Toye ran for a team-high 69 yards.
Brick's defense had several major contributors that combined to hold Brick Memorial junior quarterback Connor Dietz to just 45 yards rushing. Dietz had two 1-yard touchdown runs and threw for 140 yards. He was disqualified from the game in the fourth quarter after being flagged for his second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and was replaced by junior Josh Voorhees with the Mustangs trailing 28-14. Jeremiah Crispin made a great diving catch down to the 5-yard line on a pass from Voorhees that led to a Kevin Andrews 2-yard touchdown run, which cut Brick's lead to 28-20 with just over four minutes left. Brick stopped Brick Memorial on downs, however, and then ran out the clock with a late first down.
Junior defensive lineman Will Walsh had multiple hits for loss and a sack, Toye had a sack and a tackle for loss, and senior cornerback Logan Donnelly intercepted a pass deep in his own territory and returned it 51 yards.
Sophomore running back Kevin Andrews ran for a game-high 90 yards and a touchdown and Crispin caught two passes for 83 yards for Brick Memorial.
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