Seaview Orthopaedics Shore Conference Week 13 Football Scoreboard for Thanksgiving and the Non-Public B State Final
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Thursday, Nov. 25
No. 4 Middletown South 27, Middletown North 6
No. 7 Manasquan 21, Shore Regional 14
No, 9 Long Branch 29, Red Bank 14
Asbury Park 26, Neptune 18
Friday, Nov. 26
NJSIAA Non-Public B Championship Game
At MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
2-Red Bank Catholic 13, 1-DePaul 8
Senior quarterback Alex Brown ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the third quarter and the RBC defense stopped a Hail Mary on the final play of the game to deliver the Caseys (11-1) a sensational victory over the Spartans (9-2) to claim their third state championship in the last seven years.
Brown’s touchdown run with 2:11 left in the third quarter gave RBC a 13-8 lead and capped a 14-play, 71-yard drive. Earlier on the drive, junior running back Sabino Portella completed a 12-yard pass to senior Joe Diorio on a fake punt from the Caseys’ 36-yard line.
Red Bank Catholic also scored on the opening drive of the game, going 71 yards in eight plays and finding the end zone on a 33-yard touchdown pass from Brown to junior wide receiver Najih Rahman.
The Caseys’ defense was outstanding in holding DePaul’s offense to only one touchdown. Senior defensive end Alex Bauman, sophomore linebacker Davin Brewton, junior linebacker Michael Palmieri, and junior Christian Ungemah had particularly strong games. DePaul’s other two points came via a blocked punt that went out of the end zone for a safety in the first quarter.
The state title is Red Bank Catholic’s fourth in program history and third since 2013.
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