Results from Friday's Week One Shore Conference football games.





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Howell 35, Colts Neck 13

Junior quarterback Eddie Morales went 15-for-22 for 238 yards and three touchdowns as the Rebels (1-0, 1-0) pulled away from the Cougars (0-1, 0-1).

Morales tossed a 7-yard touchdown to senior Ean Craig, a 25-yard score to junior Nasiem Brantley and a 55-yard touchdown to junior Nick Chambers. Senior Mekai Gandy had a 7-yard touchdown run and Chambers added a six-yard rushing touchdown. Brantley also had a long punt return to set up a touchdown.

Carmen Catena had a 6-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and Hayden Volk scored on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter for Colts Neck.


Freehold Township 16, Freehold 12

Senior quarterback Charles Sabbagh threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Anthony Lotti with 3:28 left in regulation as the Patriots (1-0, 1-0) rallied to beat the rival Colonials.

Sabbagh also had a touchdown pass to Javier Rodriguez.

Junior running back Ashante Worthy had a touchdown run and Jared VanDuysen returned a fumble 30 yard for a touchdown for Freehold.



No. 4 St. John Vianney 31, Matawan 0

Johnny Buchanan ran for a pair of touchdowns, Villanova-bound running back Chris Chukwuneke had over 100 yards and a score and quarterback Haaziq Daniels had a short touchdown run as the Lancers (1-0, 1-0) shut down the rival Huskies (0-1, 0-1).

Wil Foreman added a 32-yard field goal.


No. 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 41, Raritan 0

Senior running back Matt Vecchiarelli ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns on just 11 carries and senior quarterback Mike O'Connor added 114 yards and two touchdowns as the Bulldogs (1-0, 1-0) throttled the Rockets (0-1, 0-1) in a season-opening matchup between returning state champs.

Junior running back Peter Lucas added a 54-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter while there was a running clock.

Rumson's defense was lights out, as well, in blanking Raritan. The first-team unit allowed just 62 total yards and recorded five sacks, two each by senior defensive lineman Liam Adams and junior Chase Pfrang and another by senior linebacker Mike Ruane. Senior defensive back Jake Gianotto had an interception and junior Stephen Edler blocked a punt that was recovered by senior Chris Lucas.


Monmouth 28, Holmdel 2



No. 2 Toms River North 41, Southern 7

Senior quarterback Mike Husni threw four touchdown passes and ran for another as the Mariners (1-0, 1-0) started strong with a convincing win over the Rams (0-2, 0-2). Senior Darrion Carrington was on the receiving end of three of the touchdowns while senior Jaden Rhoden had a long touchdown reception. Senior Bryce Watts added a rushing touchdown.


Central 42, Toms River East 0

Anthony Holloway had three touchdowns and the defense posted a shutout as the Golden Eagles (2-0, 2-0) blanked the Raiders (0-1, 0-1).

Holloway caught two touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Joe Fowler and also had a defensive touchdown. Senior running back Mike Bickford had a touchdown run plus a two-point conversion and freshman running back Kavon Chambers added his first varsity touchdown.



No. 1 Middletown South 49, Red Bank Catholic 14

A pair of newcomers helped the top-ranked Eagles (1-0, 1-0) storm past the Caseys (0-1, 0-1) and spoil the return of Frank Edgerly to the RBC sideline.

Senior quarterback Aneesh Agrawal, a Holmdel transfer, got the start and threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Jeremy Joyce while also running for a 4-yard score. Sophomore running back Anthony Summey, who transferred from Red Bank Catholic during the preseason, scored on touchdown runs of 34 and 27 yards as the Eagles pulled away in the second half.

Senior Maxx Imsho had a 48-yard touchdown run and also returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown. Ryan Ruzieki added a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Red Bank Catholic scored on the opening drive when quarterback Tom Lang hit Max Hazard for a 5-yard score. Sophomore quarterback Steve Lubischer added a 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.


Wall 34, No. 7 Ocean 14

The Crimson Knights (1-0, 1-0) announced themselves as contenders by taking down the Spartans (1-1, 0-1) on the road with a furious second-half comeback.

Senior Sean Larkin had a pair of rushing touchdowns, the second of which tied the score at 14 in the third quarter. Then, senior Shane Richey caught a tipped pass for a 38-yard touchdown to put Wall up 21-14. Brady McNally addd a two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter to put the game away as Wall's senior-laden offensive line paved the way.

Ocean senior quarterback Kenny Pickett threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to senior H-back Anthony Tedesco and a 42-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Joey Aldarelli.



Asbury Park 14, No. 9 Shore 7

JaKing Agostini threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Javon Higgs and Paul Reed had a two-yard rushing touchdown as the Blue Bishops (1-0, 1-0) stunned the three-time defending Class B Central champion Blue Devils (0-1, 0-1) to end their 20-game winning streak.

Shore closed to within 14-7 with 2:04 left when senior quarterback Matt Pennell hit senior tight end Paul Christopher with a 48-yard touchdown pass, but the Bishops were able to hold on for the victory.

Asbury Park safety Devin Nash-McGee had a crucial interception that helped swing the tide.


Keyport 10, Point Beach 7

Devin Wollner's touchdown run in the third quarter put the Red Raiders (1-0, 1-0) in front and the defense stopped the Garnet Gulls (0-1, 0-1) on fourth down late in the game to preserve the first win for new head coach Jay Graham

Christian Smith kicked a 25-yard field goal for Keyport and Wollner finished with over 100 yards rushing.

Junior quarterback Luke Frauenheim threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Connor Kells for Point Beach.



Barnegat 28, Donovan Catholic 7

Senior Jake Schmitz had a pair of rushing touchdowns as the Bengals (1-0, 1-0) held down the Griffins (0-1, 0-1) and spoil the coaching debut of Tom Tarver.

Schmitz had touchdown runs of 30 and 8 yards, senior quarterback Connor Lustenberger threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to senior Jacques Picault and senior Alioune Diagne added a rushing touchdown. Junior Nico Adorno had a pair of interceptions on defense.

Ryan Clark had a 2-yard touchdown run for Donovan Catholic.


Point Boro 31, Pinelands 12

Junior quarterback James Fara had a monster debut for the Panthers (1-0, 1-0) with 255 total yards and three touchdowns to lead them past the Wildcats (0-1, 0-1).

Fara ran for an 88-yard touchdown on the first offensive play of the game and finished with 114 yards rushing on 10 carries. He was 4-for-5 for 141 yards threw the air with touchdown passes of 68 and 45 yards to senior wide receiver Hayden Frey. Brandon Cipriano added a 22-yard touchdown run on a reverse and Matt Sulzer connected on a 34-yard field goal. Tanner Gordon added 53 yards rushing on nine carries.

Sophomore Evan Burton ran for a 12-yard touchdown and sophomore quarterback Garrett Brown tossed a 23-yard touchdown pass to junior Brennan Richardson for Pinelands' scores.



No. 5 Jackson Memorial 50, Jackson Liberty 6

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Senior running back Mike Gawlik ran for three touchdowns and Dan Kellett, Chance Benjamin and Leo Shimonovich also had rushing touchdowns as the Jaguars (1-0) bulldozed the Lions (0-1).

John Ghigna added a touchdown pass to Steve Vigliarolo as the Jaguars' backups saw plenty of playing time.


No. 8 Middletown North 34, Neptune 7

Junior running back Connor Welsh ran for over 100 yards and scored three total touchdowns, and the Lions defense contained Neptune's offense for a key season-opening win.

Senior quarterback Donald Glenn threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to senior Dwight Wilkerson and also tossed a 12-yard touchdown to Welsh. Sophomore Connor Robins added a 1-yard rushing touchdown for Middletown North (1-0, 1-0).

Freshman running back Ahmad Coleman had a 70-yard touchdown run for the Scarlet Fliers (0-1, 0-1).



JFK-Iselin 27, Red Bank 3


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