Results from Friday's Shore Conference football action.





No. 10 Freehold Township 42, Marlboro 36

Senior quarterback Charles Sabbagh completed 13 of 14 passes for 244 yards and also ran for a short touchdown as the Patriots (3-0, 3-0) won a wild back-and-forth game with the Mustangs (1-2, 0-2) to start 3-0 for the first time since 2001.

Senior running back Max Nowak scored two rushing touchdowns and senior wide out Adrian Rybaltowski caught four passes for 98 yards and a touchdown, and also returned a kickoff 67 yards for a touchdown.

Marlboro senior running back Cameron Caorsi continued his brilliant start to the season with 241 yards and three touchdown on a whopping 38 carries, and also ran for a two-point conversion. Jared Wright threw a touchdown pass to Justin Marcus and Jonny Helff also had a touchdown run.


Neptune 28, Freehold 7

Junior quarterback Chase Fairbanks threw four touchdown passes to power the Scarlet Fliers (1-1, 1-0) to a victory over the Colonials (0-3, 0-3).

Fairbanks connected with senior Kahmar Rice on a pair of five-yard touchdowns and also found him for a 48-yard score.

Ashante Worthy had a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for Freehold.



No. 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 49, Holmdel 0

Senior quarterback Mike O'Connor threw three touchdown passes and ran for another and the defense recorded its second straight shutout as the Bulldogs (2-0, 2-0) dominated the Hornets (0-3, 0-2).

Senior wide receiver Tyler Piersen had two touchdown receptions and senior wide out Trevor Caruso had one touchdown catch. Senior running back Matt Vecchiarelli, junior running back Peter Lucas and sophomore fullback Alex Maldjian also ran for touchdowns.


No. 4 St. John Vianney 37, Red Bank 0

The Lancers (3-0, 3-0) took to the air with quarterbacks Matt DeGennaro and Haaziq Daniels combining for four touchdowns while the defense pitched its second shutout of the season in blanking the Bucs (1-2, 1-1).

DeGennaro threw for 160 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way.

Junior Johnny Buchanan had a receiving touchdown and a rushing touchdown, and finished with 75 yards on the ground. Senior running back Chris Chukwuneke ran for a game-high 106 yards.

St. John Vianney's defense held Red Bank to 73 yards and recorded two takeaways. The Lancers have allowed 14 points and just one offensive touchdown in three games.



Central 14, No. 9 Jackson Memorial 13

Senior running back Mike Bickford ran for touchdowns of 66 and 73 yards and Central's defense came up with clutch stops late in the game to deliver the Golden Eagles (3-1, 3-0)  a thrilling win over the host Jaguars.

Bickford's 73-yard touchdown run with 10:11 left in the game and the extra point by Shane Black stood up as the game-winnng points. Bickford finished with 257 yards on 27 carries.

Jackson Memorial senior running back Mike Gawlik had touchdown runs of 19 and four yards in the loss. He finished with 212 yards on 27 carries to go over 3,000 yards for his career and become Jackson's all-time leading rusher.


Toms River South 13, Brick Memorial 10

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Nykie Lofton had a pair of rushing touchdowns to lead the Indians (2-1, 2-0) past the winless Mustangs (0-3, 0-3).

Grant McKelvey threw an 83-yard touchdown pass to KiShaun Carter for Brick Memorial.



No. 8 Red Bank Catholic 20, Ocean 7

Junior running back Zach Bair ran for 175 yards and a touchdown as the Caseys (2-1, 2-1) rolled up over 225 yards on the ground to hand the Spartans (1-3, 0-3) their third straight loss.

Quarterback Tom Lang ran for a 16-yard touchdown and also threw a 25-yard touchdown to Brandon Lombana, but had to exit the game at halftime with an injury. Lombana also had an interception on defense.

Ocean senior quarterback Kenny Pickett threw a 20-yard touchdown to senior wide out Joey Aldarelli.



Asbury Park 26, Point Beach 15

Paul Reed ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns and Ja'King Agostini had a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown to lead the Blue Bishops (2-1, 2-1) past the Garnet Gulls (1-2, 0-2).

Reed had an 87-yard touchdown run and a 32-yard score. Agostini scored on 1-yard run and threw and 11-yard touchdown pass to Dyquan Young.

John Nista threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Connor Kells and Luke Frauenheim tossed an 18-yard touchdown to Chris Webber for Point Beach.



Lakewood 31, Jackson Liberty 0

Junior quarterback Zyhier Jones threw for 157 yards and touchdowns to Adi Palmer and Kyrie Jenkins, and added 45 yards rushing and two scores to lead the Piners (3-0, 3-0) past the Lions (0-3, 0-2).

Jenkins also had a short rushing touchdown while the Piners' defense recorded its second shutout of the season.


Barnegat 41, Manchester 13

Senior quarterback Connor Lustenberger completed 13 of 20 passes for 235 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Bengals (2-1, 2-0) to a big win over the Hawks (1-2, 1-2).

Lustenberger threw touchdowns of 60, 32, 26 and 23 yards.


Point Boro 34, Donovan Catholic 14

Junior running back Tanner Gordon ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns and junior quarterback James Fara added 75 yards rushing and two scores as the Panthers (3-0, 3-0) cruised past the Griffins (0-3, 0-3). Brandon Cipriano had a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Pete Schlendorf had a long touchdown run for Donovan Catholic.



No. 7 Wall 29, Raritan 21

The Crimson Knights (3-0) rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Rockets (0-3) and continue their hot start.

Senior R.J. Janeczek had a pair of special teams touchdowns with a 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a 52-yard punt return for a touchdown. Junior quarterback Eddie Scott threw touchdown pass to senior Shane Larkin and junior running back Chevesee Covin ran for a 35-yard touchdown. The Crimson Knights' defense also recorded a safety.

Vito Aleo had a touchdown run and Rory Sullivan had touchdown receptions of 63 and 84 yards as part of a big night. Raritan had a 46-yard touchdown catch by Sulllivan nullified with under 30 seconds left in the game because the pass came after the quarterback crossed the line of scrimmage.


Middletown North 38, Howell 7

Senior Dwight Wilkerson, filling in for injured starting running back Connor Welsh, turned in a career night with 280 yards rushing and three touchdowns as the Lions (2-1) bounced back from a loss in a big way with a convincing win over the Rebels (2-1).

Middletown North's defense also raised its game one week after giving up 30 points and 300 yards rushing to Red Bank Catholic. Howell marched 85 yards on 15 plays on its first offensive possession, but got nothing afterwards as Middletown North contained dangerous quarterback Eddie Morales. Senior linebacker Nick Kish had a sack, a fumble recovery and an interception, and Wilkerson also had an interception.

Middletown North senior quarterback Donald Glenn threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to senior Marc Carbo and sophomore running back Connor Robbins added a four-yard score. Sophomore kicker Joey Cavanagh kicked a 33-yard field goal and was 5-for-5 on extra points.

Morales finished with 118 yards passing with one touchdown and two interceptions. He tossed a five-yard touchdown to Dan Cacciatore in the first quarter.


Long Branch 21, Colts Neck 7

Senior Keith Cooper had two touchdown runs and quarterback Juwan Wilkins threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to junior wide out T.J. Fosque to lead the Green Wave (1-1) past the Cougars (0-3). Cooper finished with 201 yards on 19 carries as Long Branch rolled up 237 yards on the ground. DeAndre Wilkerson had an interception on defense.

Carmen Catena had a six-yard touchdown run for Colts Neck.



No. 3 Manalapan 41, Old Bridge 0

The Braves (3-0) sent a clear message to the rest of Central Jersey Group V when they went on the road and blasted the state-ranked Knights for a massive nonconference win.

Junior running back Naim Mayfield ran for 190 yards and three touchdowns, while junior quarterback Luke Corcione completed 12 of 15 passes for 207 yards and two touchdown. Mayfield had scoring runs of 68, 20 and 4 yards. Corcione threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Scott Scherzer and a nine-yard score to L.J. Holder. Junior fullback Chris Maksimik added a one-yardtouchdown run. Manalapan's defense recorded its second straight shutout.


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