Seaview Orthopaedic Week 0 Football Scoreboard, 9/1/-9/2/17
Results from Friday night's Week 0 Shore Conference football games as the 2017 season opens with three games this weekend.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
Class A South
Central 24, Southern 23 (OT)
A 25-yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Kavon Chambers and the extra point by senior kicker Shane Black gave the Golden Eagles (1-0, 1-0) a heart-stopping victory over the Rams (0-1, 0-1) to take home the Boyd-Emmert trophy for the fourth straight season.
Chambers was sensational in his first varsity start, rushing for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries, to power the victory. In addition to his game-tying touchdown run in overtime, Chambers had a 6-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and a 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Senior fullback Joe Meile ran for 84 yards and two touchdowns, and senior wingback Matt Barnett ran for 66 yards and a touchdown. Southern was down 10-0 at halftime before rallying to take a 14-10 lead in the second half. Central came back to re-take the lead, 17-14, but a 25-yard field goal by junior Zach Hem with nine seconds left in regulation tied the game at 17 and forced overtime.
On the first play of overtime, Barnett went untouched around the right side for a 25-yard touchdown that gave Southern a 23-17 lead. The extra point was no good, however, opening the door for Central to win on its overtime possession. The Eagles did just that on Chambers' first-play touchdown run and Black's extra point. Black also had a 35-yard field goal in the first quarter.
Central now leads the all-time series, 25-19-1.
Holmdel 17, David Brearley 12
A 40-yard touchdown run by Cameron LaMountain with 6:33 left in the game proved to be the game-winning score as the Hornets (1-0) went on the road and took out the Bears (0-1) to start the season 1-0 for the first time since 2012.
A 21-yard field goal by Alex Unanski gave Holmdel a 3-0 halftime lead, and Dean Gallo scored on a 9-yard touchdown run with 1:00 left in the third quarter to put Holmdel up 10-0. A Brearley touchdown cut the Hornets' lead to 10-6 with 8:24 to play, but LaMountain's touchdown on the ensuing drive gave Holmdel a 17-6 lead and allowed them to absorb a final touchdown by the Bears.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2
Monmouth 28, Ocean 17
The Falcons started the Larry Nikola in style as senior quarterback Ian Fitzgerald ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns while also throwing a 62-yard touchdown to Devon Johnson, leading the way for Monmouth's first victory over Ocean since 2006.
Anthony Guarino added a 7-yard touchdown run and Dayshawn Porter had an interception on defense.
Sophomore quarterback Robbie Nungesser had a 3-yard touchdown pass to Trebor Pena and also ran for a 1-yard touchdown run for Ocean. Christian Wilson had a sack in the end zone for a safety.