Results from Friday's Week 5 Shore Conference football action.



Howell 24, Neptune 15

Junior quarterback Eddie Morales threw for 173 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Rebels (3-2, 3-0) past the Scarlet Fliers (1-3, 1-2).

Morales threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to junior wide out Naz Brantley and a 9-yard touchdown to junior Ryan Mazik. Mekai Gandy scored on a 7-yard touchdown run and the Rebels also recorded a safety. Mazik and running back Nick Chamber each had a team-high four receptions, while Brantley had a team-best 72 yards on three catches. Chambers also ran for 85 yards on 11 carries.

Chaise Fairbanks had a touchdown pass and Bryce Bradforth ran for a 12-yard touchdown for Neptune.


No. 3 Manalapan 41, Colts Neck 8

Junior quarterback Luke Corcione threw four touchdown passes and Naim Mayfield and Eli Avivi each had special teams touchdowns to power the Braves (5-0, 3-0) past the Cougars (1-4, 1-3).

Corcione completed 11 of 18 passes for 187 yards with touchdown passes to Mike Taylor, Sean Kinniburgh, Scott Scherzer and L.J. Holder. Avivi had a 51-yard punt return for a touchdown and Mayfield returned a punt 60 yards for a score.

Carmen Catena scored on an 11-yard touchdown run for Colts Neck.



No. 4 St. John Vianney 35 Holmdel 7

Junior Johnny Buchanan ran for a pair of touchdowns and Haaziq Daniels threw a touchdown pass to Samuel East as Lancers (5-0, 4-0) opened up a 21-0 first quarter lead en route to downing the Hornets (0-4, 0-3).

Daniels then threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Zyaire Sterling to make it 28-0 before Sterling returned a punt for a touchdown to put St. John Vianney up by 35. The Lancers' first-team defense did not allow a first down.


No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 27, Matawan 0

Senior Jack Volker got the start at quarterback and threw a pair of touchdown passes to senior Colin Pavluk, while the defense recorded its third shutout of the season to lead the Bulldogs (3-1, 3-0) past the Huskies (1-4, 1-3).

Sophomore fullback Alex Maldjian added a touchdown run and senior Thomas Chapin kicked two field goals.


Raritan 42, Monmouth 7

Senior running back Vito Aleo ran for a career-high 256 and three touchdowns and sophomore P.J. Buccine ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns as the Rockets (2-3, 1-2) rolled up 422 yards on the ground against the Falcons (2-4, 1-3) on senior night.

Aleo scored on runs of 9, 36 and 60 yards while Buccine had 10-yard score and a 55-yard touchdown in the first quarter. UConn recruit senior linebacker Ryan Dickens had a 56-yard fumble return for a touchdown.



No. 9 Brick 27, Toms River South 0

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Senior running back Rashon McCall scored on a pair of short touchdown runs and the Dragons' (3-2, 3-1) defense recorded its first shutout of the season by blanking the Indians (2-3, 2-2).

Senior quarterback Anthony Costanza scored on a 10-yard run in the first quarter and sophomore Cole Groschel had a six-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Groschel also had two interceptions on defense.


Central 47, Brick Memorial 35

Senior running back Mike Bickford went off for a career high 363 yards and seven touchdowns as the Golden Eagles (4-1, 4-0) remained unbeaten in Class A South.

Bickford scored on an 80-yard touchdown run on his first carry, and scored on runs of 72, 6, 4, 4 and 46. He also had a 70-yard touchdown reception from sophomore quarterback Joe Fowler.

Bickford broke Kalyph Hardy's school record of 55 touchdowns and now has 57. He needs 547 yards to become Central's all-time leading rusher.

Brick Memorial junior running back Tony Thorpe ran for 203 yards on a whopping 41 carries.


Southern 25, Jackson Memorial 21

A 5-yard touchdown run by junior running back Joe Miele with 49 seconds left completed a sensational comeback as the Rams (2-3, 2-2) scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to stun the Jaguars (2-3, 1-3).

Jackson had taken a 21-18 lead with 3:37 left in the game when senior quarterback Dan Barker hit senior running back Mike Gawlik for a touchdown on a wheel route. Miele also had a 14-yard touchdown run. Matt Barnett ran for a 2-yard touchdown and Deric Vincent hauled in a 51-yard touchdown pass from Sam Cammaratta.


No. 2 Toms River North 55, Toms River East 21

The Mariners (5-0, 4-0) fell behind early to the winless Raiders (0-5, 0-4) but got on track in the second half to win convincingly and remain perfect on the season.

Senior quarterback Mike Husni ran for three touchdowns and threw three more to continue his amazing season, while senior running back Parker Day and junior fullback Daryn Blackwell also ran for touchdowns. Husni threw touchdown passes of 37 and 40 yards to senior Darrion Carrington and also tossed a touchdown pass to senior Bryce Watts.

Matt Gannon recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, Evan Otten had a 22-yard touchdown run and Jordan Lewis caught a 50-yard touchdown pass for Toms River East, which led 14-6 in the second quarter.



No. 6 Wall 27, No. 7 Red Bank Catholic 21

Sean Larkin's one-yard touchdown run with 42 seconds left completed a scintillating second-half comeback as the Crimson Knights (5-0, 3-0) rallied from 14 points down to stun the Caseys and remain undefeated.

Larkin finished with 163 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 30 carries, threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Chevesee Covin that tied the score at 21 and then came down with the game-clinching interception with under a minute to play. Junior quarterback Eddie Scott made some huge plays in the second half and finished 9 of 16 for 104 yards and a 4-yard touchdown to older brother, senior tight end Gene Scott. Senior wide receiver R.J. Janeczek caught six passes for 92 yards, including a 23-yard catch down to the 1-yard line on third-and-17 on the final drive.

Wall's defense allowed just 39 yards and two first downs in the second half.

Junior running back Zack Bair ran for 84 yards and a touchdown, junior Nick Brusca added 44 yards and a touchdown and junior wide receiver Brandon Lombana made a highlight-reel catch on a 37-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Jaden Key for Red Bank Catholic (3-2, 2-2).


No. 1 Middletown South 35, Long Branch 7

Senior Samson Dube scored two touchdowns, including a kickoff return for a touchdown to open the game, as the Eagles (5-0, 4-0) made it 17 wins in a row by downing the Green Wave (1-3, 0-3).

Dube also scored on a 7-yard run, while sophomore running back Anthony Summey scored on a 5-yard run and Chaz Alessi had a 3-yard touchdown run. Senior quarterback Aneesh Agrawal threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to junior tight end Jake Krellin.



Point Beach 38, Keansburg 13

Senior Jack Baker ran for two touchdowns and Connor Kells hauled in a 40-yard touchdown reception from Luke Frauenheim to lead the Garnet Gulls (3-2, 1-2) past the Titans (0-5, 0-3).

Chris Webber and Jacob Clement also scored rushing touchdowns and Sean Gould was 5-for-5 on extra points and also kicked a 28-yard field goal, his third of the season. Baker finished with 83 yards on nine carries, while Clement had 12 carries for 94 yards and Webber ran for 85 yards on 12 carries. Frauenheim was 4-for-7 for 124 yards while also making a team-high eight tackles.



Barnegat 16, Jackson Liberty 15

The Bengals (3-2, 3-0) rallied from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter to edge the Lions (0-5, 0-4) in a thriller and remain tied for the division lead.

An 18-yard touchdown run by senior running back Jake Schmitz with 6:17 left in the fourth quarter gave Barnegat the lead for good. Schmitz had a 55-yard touchdown run to get the Bengals on the board, and senior Connor Lustenberger kicked a 37-yard field goal. Schmitz finished with 92 yards rushing on 11 carries and also had a key interception on defense.


Pinelands 22, Donovan Catholic 20

Sophomore running back Evan Burton scored twice and the Wildcats (2-3, 1-2) held off the Griffins (0-5, 0-4) to win their second straight game.

Burton had touchdown runs of 5 and 32 yards, while senior fullback Kyle Hehre scored on a 1-yard run. Junior Jason Jeannotte connected on a 30-yard field goal.


Point Boro 28, Manchester 27

Junior quarterback James Fara ran for a career-high 218 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Panthers (5-0, 4-0) to a comeback victory over the Hawks (2-3, 1-3).

Down 21-6 to start the second half, Fara broke off a 52-yard touchdown run to pull the Panthers to within 21-13. A touchdown run by junior fullback Tanner Gordon plus a successful two-point conversion tied the score at 21 with 4:39 left in the third quarter. Fara's 73-yard run with two minutes left in the third put Point Boro up 28-21.

Manchester scored with 1:35 left in the game and went for two, but the Panthers got the stop to hold on for the win.



No. 8 Freehold Township 42, Perth Amboy 22

Adrian Rybaltowski caught two touchdowns from Charles Sabbagh and Max Nowak ran for two touchdowns as the Patriots improved to 5-0 for the first time in program history.

Sabbagh also had a touchdown pass to senior wide out Anthony Lotti and Kevin Doherty returned an interception for a touchdown.


No. 10 Middletown North 31, New Brunswick 21

Sophomore running back Connor Robbins ran for two touchdowns, senior quarterback Donald Glenn tossed a 33-yard touchdown to senior wide receiver Brendan Kube and senior Dwight Wilkerson ran for touchdown as the Lions (3-1) topped the Zebras (1-4).

Sophomore kicker Joey Cavanagh connected on his second field goal of the season.


Freehold 52, Monroe 27

Junior running back Ashante Worthy had a monster game to lead the Colonials (1-4) to their first win of the season.

Down 27-9, Freehold scored the game's final 43 points behind their star junior, who ran for five touchdowns and threw two touchdown passes, one to Markee Gill and another Ahlonte Hair.


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