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Week 4

Friday, Sept. 22

American Division

No. 1 Donovan Catholic 35, No. 16 Wall 0

Junior wide receiver Michael Thomas III ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on just three carries and caught two passes for 78 yards and a touchdown, while sophomore running back Najee Calhoun ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries to send the Griffins (4-0, 2-0) to a shutout victory over the Crimson Knights (1-4, 0-3).

Calhoun scored on runs of 37 and 80 yards while Thomas had a 93-yard touchdown run and a 79-yard touchdown reception from senior quarterback Todd Lambertson (6-9, 152 yards, 2 TDs). Senior tight end Zaeir Day had a 26-yard touchdown reception on a screen pass.

Isaac Correa had an interception on defense


No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 34, No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 6

Senior running back Luke Wassef ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries and RBC's defense forced four turnovers and held Rumson standout quarterback Owen O'Toole under 100 yards passing to power the Caseys (3-1, 2-0) to a victory over the rival Bulldogs (2-2, 1-2).

Junior quarterback Frankie Williams tossed a pair of touchdown passes to senior wide receiver Emanuel Ross and senior linebacker Davin Brewton returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown. Stephen Meyers had two interceptions as the Caseys limited O'Toole to 83 yards on 10 of 26 passing.

Rumson's lone touchdown came on a 5-yard touchdown pass from O'Toole to senior Nick Rigby with five seconds left in the first half, which cut RBC's lead to 14-6.


No. 3 Toms River North 21, No. 5 Middletown South 7

Senior Jeremiah Pruitt had a pair of touchdown runs and a touchdown catch as the Mariners (4-1, 2-1) pushed past the Eagles (2-2, 1-2) in a game they played without star quarterback Micah Ford.

Pruitt took a screen pass from TJ Valerio 32 yards for a touchdown to give Toms River North a 7-0 lead in the second quarter. Middletown South tied the game 7-7 midway through the third quarter on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Jake Czwakiel to Owen Richter.

Toms River North took a 14-7 lead on a 4-yard run by Pruitt with 5:05 left and extended the lead to 21-7 on another 4-yard touchdown run by Pruitt with 3:05 on the clock.

Ford, the reigning New Jersey Player of the Year, was injured late in the Mariners' Week 3 loss to Donovan Catholic. Head coach Dave Oizerowitz said earlier in the week that Ford was day-to-day.


Colonial Division

No. 6 Point Boro 42, No. 14 Long Branch 14

Senior running back Jake Croce ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and senior quarterback Matt Oliphant ran for 50 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Panthers (4-0, 3-0) to a dominant victory over the Green Wave (2-3, 1-2).

Freshman running back Jake Clayton ran for 44 yards and a touchdown on two carries and junior fullback Dylan Reitmeyer ran for 40 yards and a touchdown on five carries. Reitmeyer also led the charge on defense with 10 total tackles. Senior defensive back Owen Dewysockie had an interception, senior defensive tackle Charles Davison made seven tackles, and juniors Colin Obser and Slade Samaritatno recorded six tackles each.


No. 9 Colts Neck 42, Red Bank 7

Senior running back Chris Scully ran for two touchdowns and senior wide receiver Ethan Mathieu had a touchdown run and a touchdown catch to lead the Cougars (2-2, 2-1) past the Bucs (0-4, 0-3) for their second straight win.

A 1-yard touchdown run on a quarterback sneak by senior Dom Beninato gave Colts Neck a 7-0 lead and Scully extended the advantage to 14-0 with a 45-yard touchdown run. Later in the first half, Beninato connected with Mathieu on a 35-yard touchdown pass.

Red Bank responded on a 1-yard touchdown run by quarterback Alan Choback that was set up by a 58-yard kickoff return by Jermaine Rose. The Bucs drove into Colts Neck territory on their next possession but a strip and fumble recovery by Colts Neck senior linebacker John Sherrod halted the drive. The Cougars then went up 28-7 when Mathieu took a handoff from Scully on a reverse and raced 56 yards for a touchdown.

Scully tacked on another touchdown in the second half to provide the final scoring margin.


Raritan 20, No. 11 Manalapan 16


Constitution Division

Holmdel 23, Manasquan 0 - Photo Gallery

Senior running back Anthony Setteducate ran for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass and senior Gary Collyer highlighted a tremendous defensive performance with a 31-yard interception return for a touchdown as the Hornets (4-0, 3-0) continued their bounce-back season with an impressive road victory over the Warriors (2-2, 2-1).

Holmdel's Gary Collyer returned an interception for a touchdown to help the Hornets defeat Manasquan, 23-0, to improve to 4-0. (Ray Richardson |
Holmdel's Gary Collyer returned an interception for a touchdown to help the Hornets defeat Manasquan, 23-0, to improve to 4-0. (Ray Richardson |

It is the first time Manasquan has been shut out at home by a public school since Point Boro won a 9-0 game over the Warriors in 2007.

Sophomore quarterback Jack Cannon completed 10 of 12 passes for 158 yards and a 49-yard touchdown to Setteducate. Connor Mendini put Holmdel up 3-0 with a 30-yard field goal and Collyer followed with his pick-6 for a 9-0 halftime lead. Setteducate ran for a 33-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to make it 16-0 and his touchdown catch in the fourth quarter provided the final scoring margin.


St. John Vianney 34, Ocean 0

Senior running back Luca Minardo ran for three touchdowns and senior quarterback Mark Augello accounted for two touchdowns in his SJV debut as the Lancers (1-4, 1-2) picked up their first win of the season with a convincing victory over the Spartans (2-2, 1-2).

Minardo had rushing touchdowns of 30, 2, and 15 yards. Augello, who transferred from Freehold Township, tossed a 35-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Joey Marcello and ran for a 5-yard touchdown.


Shore 26, Asbury Park 18

Junior running back Brendan O'Brien ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries and senior running back Lucas White ran for 45 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries to power the Blue Devils (3-1, 2-1) past the Blue Bishops (0-4, 0-3) for their third straight win.

O'Brien also had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on defense while White had two tackles for loss. Junior linebacker Tommy Schroeder recorded a team-high nine tackles with one tackle for loss.


Freedom Division

No. 7 Jackson Memorial 20, Howell 14

Sophomore running back Jonah Glenn ran for two touchdowns and senior wide receiver Jaiden Hernandez had a touchdown reception as the Jaguars (4-0, 3-0) held off an upset bid by the Rebels (0-4, 0-3).

Senior defensive end Shaun Hubbard had another huge game with a career-high four sacks and senior defensive back Albert D'Alessandro had a game-clinching interception and a thunderous block that sprung Hernandez on his touchdown catch.


No. 8 Marlboro 21, Lacey 7

Down 7-0 at halftime, the Mustangs (4-0, 3-0) received two touchdown runs from senior Matt Cassidy and a touchdown pass from senior Brayden Klein to senior wide receiver Sam Hirsch in the second half to surge past the Lions (1-4, 1-2) for the program's best start in nearly three decades.

A 75-yard touchdown run by senior Joey Preston gave Lacey a 7-0 lead which it held through halftime. Marlboro tied the score in the third quarter on a 15-yard touchdown run by Cassidy and went ahead on Cassidy's 6-yard touchdown run.

After a muffed punt was recovered by senior Dan Alcide, Klein connected with Hirsch for a 35-yard touchdown and a 21-7 lead.

Senior linebacker Mike Consolazio had another sack to give him eight on the season. Senior defensive back Nick Scaff snagged his second interception of the season.


Southern 28, No. 13 Middletown North 12

Senior running back Dee Halm ran for 79 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries as the Rams (3-2, 1-2) downed the Lions (2-3, 1-2) to snap a two-game skid and deliver head coach Chuck Donohue his 275th career victory.

Halm's 9-yard touchdown run gave Southern a 7-0 lead in the second quarter. Justin Silva followed with a 63-yard punt return touchdown to put the Rams up 13-6 at halftime. In the third quarter, junior receiver Cole Cramer caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Cooper Dempsey to push Southern's lead to 21-6. Halm's 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter gave the Rams a commanding 28-6 lead.

Cramer caught four passes for 55 yards and senior running back Mike Zecena added 57 yards rushing on nine carries.

Senior Armando Sanchez had an interception on defense.


Independence Division

No. 10 Brick Memorial 40, No. 15 Freehold Township 26 - Game Story

Senior quarterback Connor Dietz ran for 276 yards and three touchdowns and became Brick Memorial's all-time leading rusher as the Mustangs (5-0, 3-0) defeated the Patriots (3-2, 2-1) to take sole possession of first place in the division.

Dietz surpassed the previous record of 4,041 career yards set by Vinnie Falkiewicz in 2005 when he scored on a 36-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Brick Memorial is now 5-0 for the first time since 2012.

Dietz had touchdown runs of 11, 36, and 78 yards while junior running back Kevin Andrews ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns, scoring on runs of 1 and 21 yards. Sophomore defensive back Nyzier Matthews intercepted a pass and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown. The Mustangs had three picks of Freehold Township junior quarterback Nick Cardone with Dietz and sophomore linebacker Trey Tallmadge also snagging interceptions.

Cardone threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 63 yards and a touchdown to lead the Patriots. Senior wideout Nick Carnevale caught three passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns and senior receiver GianPaul Cortes had a 27-yard touchdown reception. Junior Jaylen Gill-Anderson caught four passes for 64 yards. Carnevale also had an interception on defense.


Matawan 18, No. 12 Brick 13

A 70-yard interception return for a touchdown by sophomore Welman Crooms with 6:56 left in regulation stood up as the winning score as the Huskies (1-4, 1-2) took down the Dragons (4-1, 2-1) to earn their first win of the season.

Brick led 7-0 at halftime via a 6-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Christian Booker and held that lead late into the third quarter. Matawan closed within one point when junior quarterback Am'ir Martinez threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to senior Kyeshaun Sylvester. The extra point was unsuccessful.

Matawan took a 12-7 lead when Martinez scrambled for a 17-yard touchdown run with 15 seconds left in the third quarter. Crooms' pick-6 put the Huskies up 18-7 and allowed them to absorb Brick's 2-yard touchdown run by senior Jake Toye with 3:37 on the clock.


Freehold 26, Barnegat 20 (2OT)


Liberty Division

Pinelands 12, Toms River East 6

Quarterback Ty Kline ran for two touchdowns, sophomore Eric Kobilnyk ran for 98 yards, and senior Mike Frawley intercepted a pass on defense as the Wildcats (4-0, 3-0) topped the Raiders (1-4, 1-2) to continue the program's best start in over two decades.


Toms River South 26, Neptune 6


Monmouth 7, Central 0

Senior wide receiver Kaiden Stafford caught eight passes for 149 yards and a touchdown and senior defensive end Dan Kikta posted five tackles for loss to lead the Falcons (4-1, 2-1) past the Golden Eagles (1-4, 0-3).

Senior quarterback Dom O'Grady completed 10 of 20 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown and senior running back Jaylen Harris ran for 86 yards on 18 carries.

Kikta made nine total tackles, senior Dante Jehn had seven tackles with one hit for a loss, and Harris and senior Jake Rickert had two tackles for loss each. Sophomores Jaylin Reeves and Ahmir Wiggins both pulled down interceptions.


Patriot Division

Keyport 35, Manchester 33

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Senior quarterback Nazir Treadwell ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns and sophomore running back Mekai Henderson ran for 184 yards and two touchdowns as the Red Raiders (4-1, 3-0) held off the Hawks (4-1, 2-1) in a barnburner to take over sole possession of first place in the division.

Manchester scored on the first play of the game when senior running back Josh Love broke free for a 56-yard touchdown run. Keyport tied the score early in the second quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run by Henderson.

Manchester went back ahead, 14-7, on a 5-yard touchdown run by Love but Keyport battled back again on a 1-yard touchdown run by Treadwell with 13 seconds left in the first half that was set up by his own 33-yard run on fourth and long.

Keyport senior quarterback Nazir Treadwell ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns in the Red Raiders' 35-33 win over Manchester. (Ray Richardson |
Keyport senior quarterback Nazir Treadwell ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns in the Red Raiders' 35-33 win over Manchester. (Ray Richardson |

The Red Raiders took a 21-14 lead when Henderson scored from 15 yards out to cap a drive that lasted nearly six minutes to begin the third quarter. Love brought Manchester within one point when he scampered for a 43-yard touchdown run with 23 seconds left in the third quarter, but the extra point hit off the upright leaving Keyport ahead, 21-20.

Treadwell extended Keyport's lead to 28-20 on a 10-yard touchdown run with 7:16 left in the game. Manchester junior quarterback Aidan Lunn ran for a 13-yard touchdown with 4:15 on the clock but Keyport stopped the 2-point conversion attempt just shy of the goal line to remain in the lead, 28-26.

Manchester appeared to have stopped Keyport on fourth down to take over possession, but a penalty gave the Red Raiders a first down and extended the drive. Treadwell then ripped off a 40-yard run down to the 1-yard line and scored on the next play for a 35-26 Keyport lead with 2:08 left. Once again, Manchester responded and pulled within two points on a 65-yard touchdown pass from Lunn to Love with a successful extra point.

The Hawks recovered the ensuing onside kick but the ball did not travel the required 10 yards and Keyport took over with under two minutes left and Manchester out of timeouts, and was able to run out the clock for the major divisional victory.

Henderson also had a standout game on defense with 6 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 forced fumbles. Freshman kicker Marshall Collangelo was clutch in converting 5 of 5 extra points.

Love ran for 166 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries and Lunn completed 5 of 8 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown in addition to his touchdown run. Sophomore Kurtis Mayer led the Manchester defense with 13 tackles and one sack and senior Manny Swain had two sacks among his six total tackles.


Jackson Liberty 28, Lakewood 20

Derek Matthews returned the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown and Joe Accordino scored a receiving touchdown and a rushing touchdown to lead the Lions (2-2, 2-1) past the Piners (1-3, 1-2).

Following Matthews' game-opening kick return touchdown, Accordino scored on a 40-yard screen pass from Mason Ciccariello to put Jackson Liberty up 14-0. Corzeek Palms returned an interception 50 yards for a score and Accordino then found the end zone on a 1-yard run for a 28-0 halftime lead.



Monday, Sept. 25

Patriot Division

Keansburg 33, Point Beach 12






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