Results from Friday night's Week 6 Shore Conference football action.




No. 2 Manalapan 41, Howell 34

Junior running back Naim Mayfield ran for 203 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries and junior quarterback Luke Corcione threw for 231 yards and three touchdowns as the Braves (6-0, 4-0) held off a fourth-quarter rally by the Rebels (3-3, 3-1).

Mayfield's 16-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter snapped a 34-all tie. He also had a five-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Corcione threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Mike Taylor, a 65-yard touchdown pass to Sean Kinniburgh and again connected with Taylor on a 5-yard score. Junior Symir Blacknall returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. Junior wide out Scott Scherzer had a team-high five catches for 78 yards.

Howell junior quarterback Eddie Morales threw for 175 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for a 5-yard score. He threw a 15-yard touchdown to Pat Handy, a 1-yard score to Naz Brantley, a 49-yard touchdown to Ryan Mazik and an 8-yard touchdown pass to Dan Cacciatore.



No. 4 St. John Vianney 28, No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 3

The Lancers (6-0, 5-0) dominated from start to finish to win their 26th straight game versus Shore Conference opponents and take a major step toward securing their third straight division title.

Senior running back Chris Chukwuneke ran for 134 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and junior wide receiver Zyaire Sterling caught six passes for 131 yards and a score. Junior quarterback Haaziq Daniels was 7 of 11 for 185 yards and a touchdown and also ran for for 64 yards and a touchdown on six carries. Junior Johnny Buchanan also had a rushing touchdown.

St. John Vianney's defense continued its stellar play by keeping Rumson (3-2, 3-1) out of the end zone and yielding just 173 yards, including 107 rushing. The Lancers have allowed just 38 points all season.

Thomas Chapin's 33-yard field goal late in the first half accounted for Rumson's points. Senior linebacker Mike Ruane was outstanding in defeat with double digit tackles, including three for a loss.


Raritan 35, Matawan 14

Senior running back Vito Aleo ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns and caught four passes for 75 yards and a touchdown, while senior quarterback Mark Carnivale returned from injury to throw three touchdown passes and lead the Rockets (3-3, 2-2) to their third straight victory.

Carnivale had missed time with a concussion, but was solid in his return with 159 yards and three scores on 7 of 11 passing. He had a 50-yard touchdown pass to Rory Sullivan, a 60-yard score to Aleo and an 18-yard touchdown pass to sophomore P.J. Buccine. Aleo had an 85-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 50-yard touchdown run in the second half.

Senior running back Derrick Wiley caught a 15-yard touchdown from freshman quarterback Russell Derector and also ran for a 2-yard score for Matawan.



No. 2 Toms River North 41, Jackson Memorial 31

Senior quarterback Mike Husni continued his record-breaking season by running for 170 yards and three touchdowns and throwing for 165 yards and two scores to pace the Mariners (6-0, 5-0) and their high-octane offense in a win over the Jaguars (2-4, 1-4).

Senior wide receiver Darrion Carrington had touchdown catches of 43 and 71 yards to give him 10 receiving touchdowns on the season. Senior running back Parker Day added a 12-yard touchdown run.

Jackson Memorial senior running back Mike Gawlik ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns and also had a 75-yard touchdown catch. Senior quarterback Dan Barker ran for a 30-yard score and A.J. Tolmachewich kicked a short field goal. Gawlik went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark on the season and is the first Jackson Memorial player to have three seasons of 1,000 or more yards rushing.

Husni now has 1,012 yards passing and 14 touchdowns and 856 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns this season. He is 144 yards rushing away from becoming the first player in Shore Conference history to have 1,000 yards both rushing and passing in three straight seasons.


No. 9 Brick 40, Southern 21

Senior running back Rashon McCall had three rushing touchdowns and senior John Prato had a touchdown run and a touchdown catch to power the Green Dragons (4-2, 4-1) past the Rams (2-4, 2-3).

McCall had scoring runs of 1, 3 and 7 yards while Prato caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Anthony Costanza and also ran for a 60-yard touchdown. Senior linebacker Jay Obenauer added a 24-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

John Dolphin led Southern with 169 yards rushing and a touchdown on 11 carries. He scored 67-yard run in the fourth quarter. Matt Barnett ran for two touchdowns.


Brick Memorial 56, Toms River East 21

The Mustangs (1-5, 1-4) picked up their first win of the season by scoring their most points in at least 13 years and downing the Raiders (0-6, 0-5).

Junior running back Tony Thorpe and junior H-back Blaine Netterman each had a pair of rushing touchdowns while Kishaun Carter had a touchdown catch and a kickoff return for a touchdown. Tay'von Ford and Derek Robertson also ran for touchdowns.


Central 20, Toms River South 14



No. 10 Middletown North 21, No. 6 Wall 20

A blocked extra point with under 30 seconds left enabled the Lions (4-1, 1-1) to pull the road upset and hand the Crimson Knights (5-1, 3-1) their first loss of the season.

A 1-yard touchdown run by Wall junior quarterback Eddie Scott pulled the Knights within one, but the extra point try was low and blocked by a host of Middletown North players to secure the win. A 5-yard touchdown run by Scott and a 2-point conversion had tied the score at 14 with 7:31 left in regulation, but the Lions answered right back on a 23-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Donald Glenn to senior wide out Brendan Kube.

Glenn threw for 280 yards and three touchdown passes, a 23-yarder and a 40-yarder to Kube, and a 69-yard pass to Marc Cerbo. Kube finished with five catches for 125 yards.

Sean Larkin also had a rushing touchdown for Wall.


No. 9 Red Bank Catholic 35, Long Branch 20

Junior Nick Brusca had the best game of his young quarterbacking career by throwing for 206 yards and four touchdowns, while running for another, to lead the Caseys (4-2, 3-2) past the Green Wave (1-4, 0-4).

Max Hazard, Brandon Lombana, Jaden Key and Matt Ansel each had touchdown catches, while junior running back Zack Bair ran for 155 yards.

Keith Cooper had a touchdown run and Kevin Porch and Tim Fosque had touchdown catches for Long Branch.



Mater Dei Prep 42, Asbury Park 6

Junior quarterback George Pearson had 174 total yards and five touchdowns to lead the way as the Seraphs (6-0, 4-0) throttled the Blue Bishops (3-2, 2-2) to clinch at least a tie for the first division title in program history.

Pearson threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to senior Eddie Lewis and touchdowns of 6 and 47 yards to Kyle Devaney. Pearson ran for touchdowns of three and six yards. Senior Marvin Pierre added a one-yard touchdown run. Mater Dei's defense held Asbury Park to just over 100 yards of offense. The Seraphs can clinch the division title outright with a win over Point Beach on November 4.

Senior running back Paul Reed had a 21-yard touchdown run for Asbury Park.



Point Boro 26, Lakewood at 16

Junior quarterback James Fara ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns and junior fullback Tanner Gordon added 101 yards and a touchdown behind a stellar performance by the offensive line that keyed a crucial division for the Panthers (6-0, 5-0) win over the Piners (4-1, 4-1).

Zyhier Jones threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to twin brother Jyhier Jones and Jashir Cooper had a 24-yard touchdown run for Lakewood. Zyhier Jones also had two 2-point conversion runs.


Lacey 19, Barnegat 13 (OT)

Senior wide receiver Chase Stephensen caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Coleton Kluas in overtime to give the Lions (4-2, 3-2) a thrilling victory over the Bengals (3-3, 3-1).

Klaus also tossed touchdowns to John Grosjean and Tanner Miick. Junior running back Jason Giresi unofficially ran for 194 yards on 33 carries.

Senior quarterback Connor Lustenberger had a 20-yard touchdown run and an 85-yard touchdown pass to Jacques Picault for Barnegat.

Lacey had a would-be game-winning field goal miss wide right by inches as time expired in regulation, but Christian Morales blocked a Barnegat field goal attempt in overtime before Lacey drove for the winning score.



No. 7 Freehold Township 35, Jackson Liberty 7

Senior Anthony Lotti caught two touchdowns and ran for another as the Patriots (6-0) continued the best start in program history by cruising past the Lions (0-6).

Lotti caught touchdown passes of 20 and 37 yards from senior quarterback Charles Sabbagh and also had a long touchdown run. Sabbagh had three touchdown passes, the other going to senior wide out Adrian Rybaltowski.


Holmdel 19, Manchester 15

The Hornets (1-4) rallied from nine points down with under five minutes to play to stun the Hawks (2-4) and give head coach Jeff Rainess his first career victory.

Holmdel had a goal line stand that forced Manchester to kick a field goal that extended its lead to 15-6. Sophomore running back Dean Gallo then broke free for a 72-yard touchdown run to close the gap to 15-13. After recovering a fumble, sophomore quarterback Jeff DeCicco scored on a 24-yard touchdown run with under two minutes left to provide the winning points. Gallo also had an 8-yard touchdown run for Holmdel.



St. Joseph (Metuchen) 42, Donovan Catholic 0


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