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Saturday, Aug. 28

Battle at the Beach (at Ocean City HS)

Red Bank Catholic 34, Timber Creek 0

Senior quarterback Alex Brown completed 16 of 23 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown and also ran for 43 yards and a touchdown, while junior running back Sabino Portella ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries to lead the Caseys to a dominant victory over the Chargers.

Senior running back Rajahn Cooper added 54 yards rushing and a touchdown on just four carries, senior tight end Alex Bauman caught three passes for 41 yards and a touchdown and junior wide receiver Najih Rahman caught eight passes for 79 yards.

RBC's defense limited Timber Creek quarterback Donovan Leary, who is committed to Illinois, to 60 yards on 5 of 11 passing. He was also intercepted by Portella in the first quarter after a hit by Aidan Donahue. Leary did not play in the second half.



Keansburg 21, West Windsor-Plainsboro 8

Senior quarterback Mikal Braithwaite ran for 122 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and threw for 67 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Titans to victory in their season-opener.

Braithwaite also ran for a two-point conversion and made five tackles on defense. His touchdown run in the first quarter gave the Titans a 7-0 lead and his 57-yard touchdown pass to Yosef Abdou pushed Keansburg's lead to 13-0 at halftime.

In the fourth quarter, Braithwaite connected with Michael Alonso on an 11-yard touchdown pass and then ran in the two-point conversion.

Ian Mendez led the defense with eight tackles, while Dajuan Weems had a sack and Abdou and Mike Morro each forced fumbles.



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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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