PHOTOS: Wall Dominates Second Half to Pull Away from Middletown North
Senior running back Matt Dollive ran for a 52-yard touchdown on the first play of the third quarter to give Wall the lead and send the Crimson Knights on their way to a big second half as they surged to a 42-14 victory over Middletown North in the first game of the Shore Conference postseason.
The game was tied 14-14 at halftime before Wall scored 28 unanswered points in the second half.
Dollive also had a 25-yard touchdown run and finished with 140 yards rushing on 11 carries while senior wide receiver Jackson Coan had a 56-yard touchdown reception from senior quarterback Cole Brennan and a 6-yard touchdown run. Senior quarterback Jake Davis had a 22-yard touchdown run and finished with 83 yards rushing, and junior defensive back Akeel Gaines polished off the win with an interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Middletown North opened the scoring with a 16-play drive that was capped by a 3-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Tommy Giannone to senior tight end Zac Searight. After Wall went ahead, 14-7, Middletown North tied the score with 2:50 left in the half when Giannone found Searight for a 7-yard score.
Wall's defense held Middletown North to just 180 yards of offense, including negative six yards rushing, to snap the Lions' four-game winning streak.
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