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WEEK 10

Friday, Nov. 15

NJSIAA public school sectional semifinals

Central, Group 5

6-Kingsway 19, 2-Toms River North 14

Junior quarterback Jake Kazanowsky threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns but the Mariners (9-2) were undone by three turnovers, two of which came inside the 10-yard line, and fell to the Dragons (6-4) in the semifinals.

Kingsway's Alex Odom, who is committed to Temple University, ran for 145 yards and gave Kingsway and early 6-0 lead when he took a screen pass 69 yards for a touchdown. Toms River North answered to take a 7-6 lead when Kazanowsky threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Zach Goodale.

A 32-yard touchdown pass from Ben Maiers to Elias Collins gave Kingsway a 12-7 lead but Toms River North came right back on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Kazanosky to Jaiden Fraser.

A long kickoff return set up for Maiers to score on a 1-yard run that gave Kingsway a 19-14 halftime lead.

Toms River North had multiple chances in the second half but fumbled three times, including the opening kickoff of the third quarter. The Mariners had a fumble at the 7-yard line after a completion and running back Jarrod Pruitt had the ball knocked from his grasp from behind just before he crossed the goal line in the third quarter.

 

Central, Group 4

1-Hammonton 32, 4-Middletown South 29

Senior quarterback Tyler Cuccia threw touchdown passes to Matt Krellin and Chris Lotito and ran for a touchdown but the Eagles (4-5) could not overcome a big game by Caleb Nartey and fell to the Blue Devils (9-2).

Nartey ran for 91 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries and caught two passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. Middletown South tied the score at 14 early in the third quarter on a 2-yard touchdown run by Lotito and took a 21-14 lead when Cuccia connected with Krellin for a 29-yard score, but Nartey and Hammonton responded with three straight touchdowns to take a 32-21 lead.

Middletown South made it a three-point game when Cuccia hit Lotito for a 7-yard score late, but Hammonton recovered the ensuing onside kick.

Hammonton will host Jackson Memorial in the sectional final.

 

2-Jackson Memorial 27, 3-Toms River East 21

Senior quarterback Lonnie Cebulski scored on a 19-yard touchdown run with 42 seconds left in regulation one play after the Jaguars recovered a fumble on a punt return to lift Jackson (8-2) past the Raiders (9-2) and into the sectional final.

Cebulski ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 88 yards and a touchdown of 12 yards to junior running back Will Towns.

Jackson will travel to top-seeded Hammonton on Friday, Nov. 22 for the championship game.

Toms River East senior quarterback Mike Goodall was outstanding with 178 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Nick Totten threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Riley Engelhard.

 

South, Group 4

7-Ocean City 21, 6-Long Branch 20

Senior running back Jermaine Corbett had scored on a 36-yard touchdown run and a 12-yard pass from senior quarterback Kyle Davidson while junior Jayon Farrar returned a kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown but the Green Wave (4-6) could not rally in the fourth quarter and fell to the Red Raiders to end their bid at winning three straight sectional championships.

 

Central, Group 3

1-Wall 35, 5-Lacey 18 - WATCH THE REPLAY!

Senior running back Matt DeSarno ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and junior quarterback Logan Peters ran for 112 yards and a touchdown and threw two touchdowns to lead the Crimson Knights (9-0) past the Lions (7-4) and into the sectional championship game.

Wall will host defending champion Rumson-Fair Haven in the title game.

 

2-Rumson-Fair Haven 16, 3-Timber Creek 9

Senior running back Pete Crowley ran for two touchdowns and Michael Piperno kicked a 30-yard field goal to make a great defensive effort stand up as the Bulldogs (6-4) halted the Chargers to reach their seventh straight sectional final.

Crowley finished with 66 yards rushing on 13 carries and junior running back John Volker ran for 75 yards on 16 carries. Senior quarterback Collin Coles completed 8 of 16 passes for 130 yards and junior wide receiver Patrick Jamin caught four passes for 58 yards.

Sophomore John Lista had two sacks and two forced fumbles as Rumson held Timber Creek to a season-low nine points.

Rumson will play top-seeded Wall in the championship game.

 

NJSIAA non-public quarterfinals

Non-Public Group 3

4-Donovan Catholic 35, 5-St. John Vianney 14

Senior quarterback Ryan Clark ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries as the Griffins (9-1) rolled up 358 yards on the ground to barrel over the Lancers (4-5) for the program's second playoff win and first since 1992.

Junior wide receiver James Bivins added 89 yards rushing and a touchdown on seven carries and senior running back Nasir Calhoun ran for 75 yards and two touchdowns.

Senior quarterback CJ Duell threw touchdown passes of 32 and 23 yards to senior wide receiver Zarrin Stephens for St. John Vianney.

Donovan will play at top-seeded DePaul in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 22.

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

NJSIAA public school sectional semifinals

South, Group 3

1-Woodrow Wilson 42, 4-Holmdel 0

 

NJSIAA non-public quarterfinals

Non-Public Group 3

3-Mater Dei Prep 49, 6-Pope John 14

 

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