Seaview Jeep Week 1 Shore Conference Football Scoreboard, Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Thursday, Aug. 31
No. 7 Jackson Memorial 20, No. 9 Manalapan 13 (OT) - Game Story
Junior quarterback Dennis Caswell threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Frank Castellano in overtime, then senior cornerback Ryan Jagodzinski forced a fumble at the goal line that linebacker Ethan Kalinauskas recovered to clinch a wild victory for the Jaguars in their season-opener.
A 4-yard touchdown run by senior fullback Brandon Bigelow gave Jackson a 13-10 lead with 6:39 left, but a penalty on the extra point pushed the attempt back five yards the kick was unsuccessful. Manalapan then drove to Jackson's 33-yard line after a great 28-yard catch by junior wideout Jackson Pfister. Jackson senior defensive end Sean Hubbard then went to work to help push Manalapan back with two sacks and a tackle for loss on the next four plays.
Those negative plays and a penalty combined to bring up fourth and 28 for Manalapan from its own 49-yard line. Junior quarterback Ryan Dougherty then launched a Hail Mary that senior tight end Joseph Melo caught for a 44-yard gain down to the Jackson 7-yard line. Jackson's defense dug in to force a 25-yard field goal attempt that senior Jake Horowitz converted to tie the score at 13 with 1:04 left in regulation.
After gaining one first down in overtime, Caswell dropped back and connected with Castellano for the go-ahead touchdown. Joe Muzzillo added the extra point for a 20-13 lead. Manalapan quickly moved inside Jackson's 5-yard line when Melo caught a 22-yard pass from Dougherty down to the 3-yard line, setting up the final play where Jackson forced a turnover to end the game.
The game was scoreless at halftime and into the third quarter before Manalapan took a 7-0 lead on a 9-yard touchdown run by junior running back Jason Rodriguez, capping a 13-play drive that chewed 7:04 off the clock. Jackson responded immediately on a 13-yard touchdown run by sophomore Jonah Glenn that was set up by his 40-yard run on the first play of the drive.
Manalapan took a 10-7 lead on a 22-yard field goal by Horowitz in the fourth quarter before Jackson took the lead on Bigelow's touchdown run.
Glenn ran for 156 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries to lead Jackson Memorial's offense.
Dougherty threw for 194 yards and Melo caught four passes for 77 yards for Manalapan. Rodriguez ran for 67 yards and a touchdown and sophomore running back Ah'sere Woolfolk ran for 44 yards.
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No. 5 Middletown South 19, Raritan 0 - Game Story
Senior Colin Gallagher had a monster two-way performance with a career-high 241 yards rushing and three touchdowns, double-digit tackles, and multiple sacks to power the Eagles (1-1) to a victory over the Rockets (0-1).
Gallagher had touchdown runs of 4, 9, and 41 yards. Middletown South's defense held Raritan to 16 yards of offense and two first downs.
Middletown South senior running back Donovan Summey left the game in the first half with a lower-body injury and did not return.
Middletown South senior Kian Casey suffered an injury on a collision on a kickoff late in the second quarter and was taken to Jersey Shore University Hospital in Neptune for further evaluation. Middletown South head coach Steve Antonucci said he had movement in all his extremities.
Manchester 36, Barnegat 24
Senior running back Josh Love ran for 137 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries and junior quarterback Aidan Lunn completed 6 of 10 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown as the Hawks (2-0) held off the Bengals (0-2) to start 2-0 for the second straight season.
Love added two catches for 81 yards to finish with 218 yards from scrimmage. Lunn also ran for 58 yards on seven carries.
Ny'Zyr Battle had a touchdown reception and MJ Goins had a touchdown plus an interception on defense. Antonio Santana also pulled down an interception.
Barnegat rolled up 431 yards of offense, including 293 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Derrick Jarvis ran for 123 yards on eight carries, including a 65-yard touchdown run. Johnnell Johnson ran for a 73-yard touchdown, Myquan Rush ran for 61 yards and an 8-yard touchdown, and Jack. Haviland ran for 25 yards and a 7-yard touchdown.
Bengals junior tight end/linebacker Cole Toddings had another huge game with five catches for 75 yards on offense and 18 tackles, one sack, three tackles for loss, and a forced fumble on defense.
Ocean 28, Lacey 14
Junior wide receiver James Sobieski caught three passes for 103 yards and a touchdown, threw a touchdown pass, and ran for 54 yards to send the Spartans to a season-opening win over the Lions (0-2).
Senior quarterback Bobby Paglia completed 4 of 6 passes for 117 yards with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Sobieski, and Sobieski took a snap in the wildcat formation and tossed a 14-yard pass to Danny Farina later in the game. Michael Poniros and Nick Iacouzzi each had short touchdown runs. Iacouzzi opened the game with a 77-yard kickoff return that led to Poniros' 2-yard touchdown run.
The game was tied 14-14 at halftime.
Lacey quarterback Nicholas Maertens threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Santucci and also ran for a 1-yard touchdown.
Pinelands 41, Point Beach 13
Junior Ty Kline completed 7 of 7 passes for 131 yards and three touchdowns and junior running back Jaimin Parkinson ran for 149 yards and two touchdowns as the Wildcats opened their season with a convincing win over the Garnet Gulls (0-2).
Senior Mike Frawley caught two passes for 44 yards and a sensational one-handed 19-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. Senior Liam Villinger caught three passes for 70 yards and a 20-yard touchdown and senior Gerald Newsome had a 15-yard touchdown catch. Parkinson had touchdown runs of 40 and 20 yards in the first quarter and freshman running back Jamie Jenkins scored on a 25-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Senior linebacker Devonte Bonds recorded a team-high 17 tackles, including two tackles for loss. Junior linebacker Chase Martin had nine tackles, a sack, and two tackles for loss, and junior defensive lineman Qusi Goode had five tackles, a sack, and two tackles for loss. Sophomore linebacker Eric Kobilnyk added 11 tackles.
Liam Brosnan ran for 65 yards and a touchdown and Kyle McPherson returned a fumble 25 yards for a touchdown to lead Point Beach.
Friday, Sept. 1
No. 1 Toms River North 42, Toms River East 0
No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 27, Matawan 6
Junior quarterback Owen O'Toole completed 11 of 16 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown, senior running back Alastair Orr ran for 71 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, and sophomore running back Kellen Murray ran for 68 yards and a touchdown on five carries to lead the Bulldogs (2-0) to a victory over the Huskies (0-2).
Matteo Gangemi caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from O'Toole and senior wide receiver Nick Rigby caught four passes for 70 yards. Orr scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter and Murray scored on a 42-yard run in the fourth quarter. Junior linebacker Austin Kiernan opened the game with an interception return for a touchdown.
Rumson held Matawan to 13 yards rushing and 203 yards of total offense. Senior wide receiver Cameron Cooper caught seven passes for 109 yards and a touchdown, hauling in a 68-yard touchdown pass from Am'ir Martinez in the first quarter.
No. 4 Donovan Catholic 41, No. 8 Long Branch 13
Senior quarterback Todd Lambertson completed 7 of 9 passes for 86 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a touchdown, and sophomore running back Najee Calhoun ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries to lead the Griffins (2-0) to a victory over the Green Wave (1-1).
Junior wide receiver Michael Thomas III had three catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns. Emanuel Gerena had a 19-yard touchdown catch and sophomore quarterback Zach LaBarca ran for 98 yards on seven carries.
Long Branch junior Aulander Daniels ran for a touchdown and threw for a touchdown filling in for injured senior quarterback Earnest Reevey, who played only defense after breaking his hand last week.
Freehold Township 28, No. 12 Red Bank 13
Junior quarterback Nick Cardone completed 15 of 30 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 85 yards on nine carries as the Patriots (1-1) upset the Bucs (1-0) behind 400 yards of total offense.
Senior running back Sebastian Andujar ran for 102 yards and a touchdown on nine carries as part of a 210-yard effort on the ground. Senior wideout GianPaul Cortes caught four passes for 158 yards while Nick Carnevale and Jaylden Gill-Anderson had touchdown receptions.
Cortes and Carnevale added interceptions on defense and senior linebacker Isiah Young recorded 12 tackles with one tackle for loss.
No. 13 Brick Memorial 21, No. 14 Middletown North 17 - Game Story
Senior quarterback Connor Dietz scored on an 11-yard touchdown run with 2:23 left in the fourth quarter and sophomore defensive back Nyzier Matthews intercepted a Middletown North pass at the 5-yard line with 1:11 left as the Mustangs (2-0) rallied from a 10-point first-half deficit to defeat the Lions (1-1).
Middletown North put together a 10-play, 73-yard scoring drive to open the game, taking a 7-0 lead on a 4-yard touchdown run by junior quarterback Brian O'Donnell. The Lions extended their lead to 10-0 on a 29-yard field goal by Ian Poole-Morgan.
Brick Memorial answered to score just before halftime when Dietz plunged into the end zone from six yards out on 4th and goal with 1.4 seconds left, cutting its deficit to 10-7. The Mustangs then took a 14-10 lead two plays into the second half when junior running back Kevin Andrews broke free for a 58-yard touchdown run.
Middletown North re-took the lead, 17-14, on a 9-yard touchdown pass on a screen from senior quarterback Luke Sheehan to senior wide receiver Colin Jacques with 9:05 left in the third quarter.
Dietz ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns and Andrews ran for 92 yards and a touchdown. Junior defensive back Jimi Popp also had an interception in the first half.
Sheen threw for 185 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions and senior running back Neno Morgan-Acker ran for 83 yards.
No. 15 Wall 21, No. 16 Howell 20
A 14-yard touchdown run by junior running back Tony Credle with 4:21 left in the third quarter followed by Heith Reinhardt's extra point stood up as the game-winning points as the Crimson Knights (1-1) won a thriller over the Rebels (0-1) to even their record heading into American Divison play.
Wall was down 14-0 late in the first half before senior quarterback Andrew Olsen connected with senior wide receiver Shea Brennan for a 21-yard touchdown with 11 seconds left in the half. The Knights tied the game at 14 on a 21-yard touchdown run by junior running back Mason Adam with 7:20 left in the third quarter.
Credle's touchdown run put Wall ahead before Howell's Brandon Wright scored his third touchdown of the game to pull the Rebels within one with 10 minutes left in the game. The extra point was successful, however, leaving Wall ahead, 21-20. Wright also had touchdown runs of 3 and 4 yards in the first half.
Howell junior quarterback Vin Meehan ran for 166 yards on 23 carries and threw a touchdown pass to Wright, who caught seven passes for 52 yards and a touchdown and ran for 60 yards on 11 carries.
Southern 21, Central 0
Senior quarterback Caden Oravets completed 5 of 6 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns and senior running back Mike Zecena ran for 102 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries to help send the Rams (2-0) to a victory over the Golden Eagles (1-1) in the 51st meeting for the Boyd-Emmert Trophy.
Senior tight end Armando Sanchez had a 65-yard touchdown reception and junior Dan Unger caught a 23-yard touchdown. Zecena had a 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to help put the game away. Justin Silva ran for 88 yards on 11 carries. Southern ran for 230 yards on 39 carries.
Sanchez also had a big game on defense with a sack, four tackles for loss, and a team-high eight tackles. Dee Halm and Jason Hines had one sack each.
Brick 12, Jackson Liberty 7
Senior quarterback Christian Booker ran for 79 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and senior H-back Jake Toye also ran for a touchdown as the Dragons (2-0) won a defensive battle with the Lions (0-1) to start the season 2-0.
Toye ran for 17 yards on three carries and caught three passes for 34 yards. Jayden Johnson caught three passes for a team-high 78 yards.
Holmdel 42, Toms River South 6
Sophomore quarterback Jack Cannon completed 7 of 9 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown and ran for 93 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries as the Hornets (1-0) rolled up 410 yards of offense in a dominant victory over the Indians (0-1).
Cannon had touchdown runs of 20 and 40 yards and threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Matt Tempone. Senior running back Anthony Setteducate had a 55-yard touchdown run, junior running back Matt Iulo ran for a 12-yard score, and senior running back AJ Todisco had a 5-yard touchdown run.
Brayden Savage intercepted a pass on defense and Alex Reyes and Nick Gomez recorded one sack each.
Shore 48, KIPP Academy 18
Alex George opened the game with a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to send the Blue Devils (1-1) on their way to an emphatic victory over the Titans (0-2).
Brendan O'Brien ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns on six carries and Lucas White ran for 39 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Braeden Farmer, Josh Moeller, and Cole Torres also had touchdown runs.
Jake Papera recorded two sacks and two tackles for loss, Michale Marotta and Sean Fisher had one sack and two tackles for loss each, Atticus Taboada posted one sack, and Parker Fegan had an interception to lead Shore's defense.
Weequahic 50, Asbury Park 0
Saturday, Sept. 2
No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 34, No. 11 Colts Neck 7
Senior wide receiver Emanuel Ross ran for a 65-yard touchdown and caught a touchdown pass from junior quarterback Frankie Williams as the Caseys (1-1) rebounded from a Week 0 defeat to Bergen Catholic with a convincing victory over the Cougars (0-2).
Senior running back Luke Wassef had two rushing touchdowns and junior running back Jamie Gutridge scored on a 9-yard run in the third quarter.
Williams completed 10 of 13 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown, Wassef ran for 40 yards and a touchdown on four carries, Gutridge ran for 46 yards and a touchdown on five carries, and Matthew Lonzcak ran for 47 yards on seven carries as part of a 241-yard rushing performance. Ross had four catches for 44 yards and a touchdown along with his 65-yard touchdown run.
Senior linebacker Davin Brewton made 19 tackles (12 solo) with two tackles for loss to lead the RBC defense. Gutridge had a sack and two tackles for loss, Ross intercepted a pass, and Wassef, Lorenzo Portella, and Avery Barnes had two tackles for loss.
Senior running back Chris Scully scored Colts Neck's touchdown with 10:38 left in the game and finished with 66 yards on 23 carries. John Sherrod made eight tackles and forced a fumble for the Cougars' defense.
RBC led 28-0 at halftime.
No. 6 Point Boro 35, Manasquan 7
Senior quarterback Matt Oliphant ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns, threw for 54 yards and two touchdowns, and made two key special teams plays as the Panthers (2-0) scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a victory over the rival Warriors (1-1).
Oliphant had touchdown runs of 14 and six yards and threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Colin Obser and a 4-yard touchdown pass to senior Brayden Forfar. Both passing touchdowns came on fourth-and-goal. Obser added a 44-yard touchdown run with 3:09 left in the fourth quarter.
Point Boro led 14-7 at halftime and entering the fourth quarter before Forfar's touchdown reception gave the Panthers a 21-7 lead. Manasquan fumbled the ensuing kickoff and senior Graysen Pagan pounced on the loose ball to give Point Boro the ball right back. That led to Oliphant's 6-yard touchdown run for a 28-7 advantage.
Oliphant also prevented two potentially game-changing plays as Point Boro's punter, chasing down a high snap and getting off a long punt into Manasquan territory. He did again later in the game on a low, bouncing snap that he fielded at the 3-yard line and boomed for a 46-yard punt.
Manasquan senior quarterback Austin Griffith threw for 79 yards and ran for a 1-yard touchdown. Junior wide receiver Matt Schneider caught three passes for 75 yards, including a 64-yard reception that set up the Warriors' lone touchdown.
Point Boro's defense held Manasquan to 153 yards of offense, including a net of just nine yards rushing.
No. 10 Marlboro 16, St. John Vianney 7
Junior wide receiver/defensive back Luke Houston had a touchdown catch and an interception that set up a touchdown to help lead the Mustangs past the Lancers (2-0) in their season-opener.
Senior quarterback Brayden Klein had a touchdown pass to Houston and also threw a touchdown pass to Michael Consolazaio.
Freehold 35, Keyport 28
A 10-yard touchdown run by Gavyn Golub followed by a successful 2-point conversion snapped a 28-all tie with 6:31 left in regulation and sent the Colonials to a season-opening win over the Red Raiders (1-1).
Quarterback Spencer Rushton ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries and threw for 176 yards. Golub ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Aidan Hamlin-Woolfolk caught three passes for 105 yards.
Senior Nazir Treadwell ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries and completed 7 of 12 passes for 152 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for Keyport. Andrei Matthews caught six passes for 152 yards and a touchdown. Mekai Henderson returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown.
Michael Nicholas intercepted two passes for the Red Raiders' defense while Henderson recorded a team-high eight tackles with one sack, one tackle for loss, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
Neptune 26, Lakewood 6
Senior running back Eddie Green ran for 176 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries and freshman Daaron Lynch returned an interception 73 yards for a touchdown to send the Scarlet Fliers (1-0) past the Piners (0-1) and give head coach Mike Seber his first career victory.
Monmouth 29, Keansburg 0
Senior quarterback Dom O'Grady completed 8 of 9 passes for 175 yards and ran for 36 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons (2-0) blanked the Titans (0-1) for a 2-0 start to the season.
Senior Jaylen Harris ran for 86 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and senior Nick Crossley caught four passes for 72 yards. Sophomore Amir Wiggins added two catches for 62 yards and Harris had one catch for 43 yards.
Senior Griffin Hicks had a sack and three tackles for loss, senior Evan Booth and Nasir Watson each had one interception, and senior Jake Rickert recorded a team-high nine tackles with one tackle for loss.