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Week 6

Friday, Oct. 6

American Division

No. 1 Donovan Catholic 28, No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 9

Junior wide receiver Michael Thomas III and sophomore running back Najee Calhoun each ran for two touchdowns and the defense bottled up a dangerous passing attack to lead the Griffins (5-1, 3-0) past the Bulldogs (2-4, 1-3).

Calhoun ran for 135 yards and two scores on 25 carries and Thomas ran for 61 yards and two touchdowns on six carries. He also caught three passes for 29 yards. Senior quarterback Todd Lambertson completed 8 of 14 passes for 79 yards and Isaac Correa had an interception on defense.


No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 25, No. 6 Middletown South 14

Junior quarterback Frankie Williams completed 8 of 15 passes for 157 yards with three touchdowns and one interception and junior running back Matt Lonczak ran for 92 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries as the Caseys (5-1, 3-0) held off the Eagles (3-3, 1-3) to keep pace atop the division standings.

Senior tight end Luke Krzyzkowsski caught two passes for a career-high 82 yards and two touchdowns and sophomore Daniel Zabora hauled in an 18-yard touchdown reception for his first varsity touchdown. Senior wide receiver Emanuel Ross caught three passes for 33 yards.

Senior defensive linemen Lorenzo Portella and Logan Graham had big games with 10 tackles, one sack, and two tackles for loss each. Freshman Lorenzo Tartamella continued his strong play with a sack and a tackle for loss among his six total tackles and senior defensive back Stephen Myers snagged his third interception of the season. Senior linebacker Davin Brewton recorded a team-high 12 tackles with one stop for a loss.

Senior running back Colin Gallagher ran for 46 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and senior running back Donovan Summey threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Owen Richter (4 rec., 64 yards).


No. 3 Toms River North 49, Wall 0



Colonial Division

Manalapan 24, No. 4 Point Boro 23

Sophomore running back Ah'sere Woolfolk broke free for a 55-yard touchdown run with 3:34 left and junior Dennis Gabinelli intercepted a tipped pass with 1:21 remaining as the Braves (3-4, 2-2) snapped a three-game losing streak by shocking the Panthers (5-1, 3-1).

Point Boro had its 15-game winning streak vs. Shore Conference teams snapped.

A 31-yard field goal by senior Brayden Forfar gave Point Boro a 3-0 lead before Manalapan went up 7-3 on a 37-yard touchdown pass from Dougherty to Jackson Pfister. A 1-yard touchdown run by Oliphant put Point Boro ahead, 10-7, and a 35-yard field goal by Manalapan senior Jake Horowitz tied the score at 10 with 45 seconds left in the first half.

Point Boro took a 17-10 lead early in the third quarter on a 24-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Matt Oliphant. Then, Manalapan junior quarterback Ryan Dougherty connected with senior wideout Anthony Macchio for a 46-yard touchdown and then found tight end Joseph Melo for the 2-point conversion, giving the Braves an 18-17 lead. Point Boro responded on a 35-yard touchdown pass from Oliphant to senior running back Jake Croce to go ahead 23-18 with 5:26 left. Manalapan senior linebacker Aidan Wilmot made a clutch tackle on the 2-point conversion attempt to keep Point Boro from adding to its lead, a play that would prove to be crucial in the one-point victory.

Woolfolk ran for 135 yards and Dougherty completed 11 of 12 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns plus a 2-point conversion pass.


Constitution Division

No. 10 Holmdel 30, Ocean 0

Sophomore quarterback Jack Cannon accounted for three touchdowns and the defense recorded its fourth straight shutout as the Hornets (6-0, 4-0) blanked the Spartans (3-3, 1-3) to remain undefeated and clinch at least a share of the Constitution Division title.

Gary Collyer gave Holmdel a 7-0 lead with a 7-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and Cannon connected with Nick Gomez for a 6-yard touchdown on third-and-goal to put the Hornets up 14-0 with 5:55 left in the first half. One minute later, Nick Bachman sacked Ocean quarterback James Sobieski in the end zone for a safety to push the lead to 16-0. Cannon then hit Andrew Piscatwelli for a 20-yard catch-and-run touchdown for a 23-0 halftime lead.

Cannon ripped off a 75-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to account for the final scoring margin. Holmdel's defense held Ocean to 45 yards of offense.


St. John Vianney 21, No. 13 Shore 6

Ryan Valleley tossed a touchdown pass to Dante Campagana and ran for a score in the first half and Luca Minardo scored on a 35-yard run with 33 seconds left as the Lancers (2-5, 2-2) stopped the Blue Devils (4-2, 2-2).


Manasquan 31, Asbury Park 0

Frank Fufaro tossed three first-half touchdowns to Caden Eastmond and the Warriors (3-3, 3-1) rolled to a divisional win over the Blue Bishops (0-5, 0-4).

Furfaro finished with 87 yards passing and 44 yards rushing and Eastmond had four catches for 66 yards. Will Burns ran for 64 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and Noah Mammeri ran for 50 yards on 12 carries. JD Teza caught three passes for 64 yards.

Junior Matt Schneider and sophomore Jack O'Reilly had interceptions to help lead a balanced defense that recorded its first shutout of the season.


Freedom Division

Howell 28, Southern 0

Junior running back Juan DeJesus ran for a career-high 147 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries to power the Rebels (2-4, 1-3) past the Rams (3-4, 1-3) for their second straight win. Junior quarterback Vin Meehan ran for 26 yards and a touchdown senior wideout Kevin Maloney caught three passes for 46 yards.


Middletown North 38, Lacey 6

Senior quarterback Luke Sheehan completed 8 of 11 passes for 156 yards and three touchdown passes and senior running back Neno Morgan-Acker ran for 104 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and caught a 7-yard touchdown pass to help Middletown North (3-3, 2-2) to a big win over Lacey (2-5, 1-3).

Senior wide receiver Brian Dunleavy made his season debut after suffering an injury during the preseason and caught three passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns. Junior running back Shane Volante ran for 98 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and senior Dylan Briggs caught three passes for a team-high 83 yards. Senior Ian Poole-Morgan kicked a 39-yard field goal and went 5-for-5 on extra points.

Junior cornerback TJ Rey had an interception that led to a touchdown and senior Frank Zaino recovered a fumble on a kickoff that also led to a touchdown.

Senior wide receiver Trevor Santucci caught six passes for 115 yards and a touchdown and senior quarterback Nick Maertens threw for 125 yards and a touchdown and ran for 40 yards to lead Lacey.


Independence Division

No. 15 Freehold Township 27, Brick 26

Junior quarterback Nick Cardone threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver GianPaul Cortes with under a minute left in the game to send the Patriots (4-3, 3-1) to a thrilling victory over the Dragons (4-3, 2-2).

The go-ahead touchdown was preceded by a 43-yard hook and ladder from Cardone to junior wideout Jaylen Gill-Anderson to senior wideout Bobby Loff.

Cardone also had a touchdown pass to Cortes in the third quarter and a touchdown run in the first quarter. Senior linebacker Sebastian Andujar recovered a fumble for a touchdown after it was knocked loose by senior defensive end Jack Ironside.

Brick's Ryan Bontorno threw touchdown passes of 35 and 52 yards to Jayden Johnson while senior H-back Jake Toye had a 5-yard touchdown run and a touchdown reception from quarterback Christian Booker.


No. 16 Matawan 33, Barnegat 6

Junior quarterback Am'ir Martinez had a huge game with 163 yards passing and a career-high four touchdowns plus 81 yards rushing on 10 carries and the Huskies (3-4, 2-2) overpowered the Bengals (1-6, 0-4) for their third straight win after an 0-4 start.

Martinez threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to senior Kyeshaun Sylvester, a 45-yard touchdown pass to senior Cameron Cooper, a 12-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Colin Palumbo, and a 9-yard touchdown pass to senior Aidan Anthony. Junior Jaylen Williams ran for 90 yards and a touchdown on just five carries. Cooper caught three passes for 102 yards and Palumbo ran for 100 yards on 13 carries as the Huskies rolled up 461 yards of offense.



Liberty Division

No. 14 Toms River South 31, Pinelands 17

Senior quarterback Jimmy Alexander ran for 87 yards and two touchdowns, threw a 62-yard touchdown pass to junior wideout Danny Pierson, and ran for a 2-point conversion as the Indians (5-1, 4-0) ran past the Wildcats (4-2, 3-1) to clinch at least a share of the Liberty Division title.

Toms River South's last division title came in 2002. The Indians can clinch the title outright with a win over Central in two weeks.

Alexander had touchdown runs of 8 and 25 yards in addition to his long touchdown pass to Pierson. Junior running back Damir Nelson ran for 72 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and junior running back Jake Henehan ran for 79 yards on nine carries and ran in a 2-point conversion.

Pierson and junior linebacker Olaoluw Akinlolu each recorded a sack and senior defensive back Cooper Grietz snared a game-clinching interception with 3:16 left in the game. Toms River South's defense held Pineladns to 160 yards of offense.

Senior wide receiver Mike Frawley had a 71-yard touchdown catch, junior running back Jamin Parkinson ran for a 3-yard touchdown, and Ethan Woods kicked a 27-yard field goal for Pinelands.

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Monmouth 28, Toms River East 0

Senior quarterback Dom O'Grady completed 7 of 9 passes for 89 yards and also ran for a touchdown, and senior linebacker Nick Crossley returned a fumble for a touchdown to lead the Falcons (5-2, 3-1) to a shutout victory over the Raiders (2-5, 1-3).

Along with his defensive touchdown, Crossley recorded a team-high eight tackles with three tackles for loss. Monmouth had a whopping 16 tackles for loss with senior Jaylen Harris recording four hits in the backfield and seniors Dan Kikta and Griffin Hicks posting three tackles for loss each. Kikta had a sack, Hicks also had a sack and a forced fumble, and Harris had a sack and a fumble recovery.

Senior running back Nasir Watson ran for a career-high 149 yards on 18 carries, Kikta caught four passes for 39 yards and a touchdown, and Kaiden Stafford had a 4-yard touchdown reception.


Central 27, Neptune 6


Patriot Division

Keyport 41, Point Beach 0

Senior quarterback Nazir Treadwell went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark on the season and accounted for five total touchdowns to lead the Red Raiders (6-1, 4-0) past the Garnet Gulls (0-7, 0-4).

Treadwell ran for 170 yards and three touchdowns on just five carries, including a 96-yard touchdown run, and completed 5 of 7 passes for 45 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore running back Mekai Henderson ran for 58 yards and a touchdown on two carries and junior wideout Andrei Matthews caught four passes for 34 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a 2-point conversion. Jermaine Finch added 58 yards rushing on five carries.

Senior linebacker Ryan Burns led the defense with nine tackles and three tackles for loss. Love Deep Singh had seven tackles and one tackle for loss and Gavin Wood and Liam Killian had two tackles for loss each.



Manchester 34, Jackson Liberty 2

Junior quarterback Aidan Lunn completed 8 of 11 passes for 104 yards and three touchdown passes and ran for another and the defense forced six turnovers as the Hawks (5-2, 3-1) snapped a two-game losing streak with a dominant victory over the Lions (2-4, 2-2).

Manny Swain had two sacks and two tackles for loss on defense while Antonio Sarama, Dante Mortellite, Josh Love, and Marquis Goins Jr. each had one interception. Sarama and Kurtis Mayer also had fumble recoveries.

Lunn ran for 43 yards and a touchdown on four carries and Love ran for 56 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.



Saturday, Oct. 7

Colonial Division

No. 11 Colts Neck 40, Raritan 13

Senior running back Chris Scully ran for a career-high five touchdowns and senior quarterback Dom Beninato threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to to Ethan Sloane as the Cougars (3-3, 3-1) ran past the Rockets (2-4, 2-2) to even their record and keep their division title hopes alive.

Manalapan's win over Point Boro on Friday night puts Point Boro and Colts Neck in a tie atop the Colonial Division standings with one division game remaining for each.


Freedom Division

No. 8 Marlboro 11, No. 7 Jackson Memorial 2

Senior running back Matt Cassidy ran for 80 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter, while senior linebacker Mike Consolazio and senior defensive lineman Robert Kenyon helped lead a shutdown defensive effort as the Mustangs (6-0, 4-0) defeated the Jaguars (5-1, 3-1) to clinch at least a share of the Freedom Division title.

It is Marlboro's first division title of any kind since 1994. The Mustangs can clinch the championship outright with a win over Middletown North in two weeks.

Consolazio had a sack and two tackles for loss and Kenyon had two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery to spearhead a defense that did not allow any points, limited the Jaguars to 114 yards of total offense, and held Jackson standout sophomore running back Jonah Glenn to 44 yards rushing. Glenn entered the game with 998 yards rushing and nine touchdowns on an average of nine yards per carry. Senior defensive back Nick Scaff had an interception late in the game.

Jackson led 2-0 at halftime via a safety when the snap on a Marlboro punt went out of the end zone. Marlboro drove 60 yards to open the third quarter and took an 8-0 lead on Cassidy's three-yard touchdown run and the 2-point conversion pass from senior quarterback Brayden Klein to Consolazio. The lead grew to 11-2 when senior Luke Rubin connected on a 30-yard field goal with 9:02 left in the game.

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Independence Division

No. 9 Brick Memorial 48, Freehold 14

Sophomore quarterback Jason Lajara completed 14 of 18 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns and ran and sophomore Ny'Zier Whittaker ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns on five carries as the Mustangs (7-0, 4-0) clinched at least a share of the Independence Division title by defeating the Colonials (2-4, 1-3).

Brick Memorial must defeat arch-rival Brick Township on Oct. 20 to win the title outright.

Senior wide receiver Johnny Poukish had a career-best day with six receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns while senior wideout Jasaan Whittaker caught five passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. Junior r running back Kevin Andrews totaled 151 yards from scrimmage with 12 carries for 71 yards and three catches for 80 yards.

Senior quarterback Connor Dietz completed 5 of 9 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown and ran for 15 yards on three carries.


Patriot Division

Lakewood 26, Keansburg 8

Rah'Mel Anderson ran for three touchdowns and Jonathan Gonzalez added a touchdown run in the final two minutes when the Piners (2-4, 2-2) defeated the Titans (2-4, 1-3).





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