Results from Saturday's Shore Conference football action.




Matawan 23, Monmouth 21

Senior running back Derrick Wiley went off for a Shore Conference season-best 373 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 40 carries to power the Huskies (1-2, 1-2) past the Falcons (2-2, 1-1).

Wiley had touchdown runs of 22, 1 and 64 yards on the afternoon to guide Matawan to its first win of the season and help it avoid an 0-3 start for the second straight season.

Dayshawn Porter had an 81-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a four-yard touchdown run, while quarterback Jay Eustace also ran for a touchdown for Monmouth.



No. 2 Toms River North 62, No. 5 Brick 34

The Mariners (3-0, 3-0) rolled up 472 yards of offense and scored on nine of 11 possessions, included all six times they had the ball in the second half in a dominant offensive performance against the Dragons (2-1, 2-1).

Senior quarterback Mike Husni ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 95 yards and a score, and senior running back Parker Day ran for 142 yards and four touchdowns as Toms River North churned out 377 yards on the ground. Junior Daryn Blackwell also had a rushing touchdown, while senior wide receiver Darrion Carrington caught a touchdown and returned a punt 65 yards for a score. Senior wide receiver Bryce Watts had 85 yards from scrimmage.

Blackwell was in on two sacks and also had two tackles for loss at linebacker, and senior linebacker Pete Laquaglia had half a sack and two tackles for a loss.

Brick senior quarterback Anthony Costanza threw for for 208 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a score. Senior Ja'Sir Taylor ran for two touchdowns and senior wide out John Prato caught six passes for 124 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Cole Groschel ran for a 36-yard touchdown and had 105 total yards. Rob Spinello had a blocked punt that set up a touchdown.


Southern 41, Toms River East 0

Junior Matt Barnett led a balanced ground effort with 83 yards and two touchdowns while also leading the defense with seven tackles as the Rams (1-3, 1-2) picked up their first win of the season against the struggling Raiders (0-3, 0-3).

Senior Dane Walker also had two touchdown runs while junior Joe Miele and senior Chris Scucci also had touchdown runs. Southern ran for 312 yards and piled up 400 yards of offense. Senior quarterback Sam Cammarata was 5-for-8 for 88 yards.



No. 1 Middletown South 21, Manasquan 14

The Eagles' defense came up with a stop on fourth-and-one from the 2-yard line with 32 seconds left in regulation to escape Vic Kubu Warrior Field with a hard-fought victory over a gutsy Warriors team.

Sophomore running back Anthony Summey ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns and senior quarterback Aneesh Agrawal added a touchdown run for Middletown South (3-0, 3-0), which has now won 15 games in a row.

Junior running back Connor Morgan ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns for Manasquan (2-1, 1-1). An interception in the end zone by sophomore defensive back James Pendergist with 6:13 left in the game gave Manasquan a chance to mount a potential game-winning drive. Morgan hit Damaso Jaime for 35 yards with a halfback option pass on fourth-and-two from the Manasquan 28 to keep the drive going.



Mater Dei Prep 35, Keyport 7

The Seraphs (3-0, 2-0) took sole possession of first place in the division by rolling past the Red Raiders (2-1, 2-1) as junior quarterback George Pearson threw a pair of touchdown passes and also ran for two scores.

Pearson threw for 161 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown pass to junior wideout Kyle Devaney and a 50-yard strike to sophomore Russell Ferrisi. He also ran for touchdowns of 15 and 7 yards. Devaney added a 55-yard touchdown pass on a trick play to senior wideout Eddie Lewis.

Mater Dei Prep's defense limited the Red Raiders to 121 total yards, including just 65 on the ground in their Wing-T rushing attack. Senior quarterback Chris Hogrefe threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Zach Frick in the loss.


Shore 42, Keansburg 0

Senior running back Mark Russo ran for two touchdowns and also returned an interception for a touchdown and senior quarterback Matt Pennell also ran for two touchdowns as the Blue Devils (2-1, 1-1) blanked the Titans (0-3, 0-2). Sophomore Gil Goldsmith added a touchdown run in the fourth quarter.



Lacey 16, Pinelands 8

A 24-yard field goal by Justin Frazee and an 18-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Coleton Klaus to senior tight end Evan Ross enabled the Lions (2-1, 1-1) to hold off the Wildcats (0-3, 0-2).

Pinelands made it a one-score game late in the game when sophomore quarterback Garrett Brown fired a 10-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Brennan Richardson, and sophomore running back Evan Burton ran in the two-point conversion. The Wildcats recovered the onside kick and moved to the Lacey 20-yard line, but the Loins forced an incomplete pass to escape with the win.


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