Seaview Orthopaedics Week 0 Football Scoreboard, 8/28/21
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.