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Week 10 (Nov. 3-5)

Scroll down for Thursday's Regional Invitational Tournament and consolation game results.


Friday, Nov. 4

NJSIAA State Playoffs

South Group 5, Semifinals

1-Toms River North 42, 4-Marlboro 6

Junior quarterback Micah Ford ran for three touchdowns and threw for two touchdowns to power the Mariners (11-0) past the Mustangs (6-4) and into the South Jersey Group 5 title game for the second straight season.

Ford had touchdown runs of 15, 21, and 85 yards and threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to junior wideout Tariq Council and a 6-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Ty Kazanowsky. He also intercepted a pass on defense. Jeremiah Pruitt had a 4-yard touchdown run in the second quarter to give Toms River North a 7-0 lead.

Luke Rubin connected on field goals of 27 and 31 yards for Marlboro.

It will be a rematch of last season's sectional final next Friday night when Toms River North hosts Kingsway in the sectional championship game.


Central Jersey Group 4, Semifinals

1-Middletown South 24, 5-Winslow Township 10

Junior running back Donovan Summey ran for 118 yards and a touchdown and threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Logan Colleran as the Eagles (8-1) held down a dangerous Winslow (5-4) team to return to the sectional final.

Summey had a 24-yard touchdown run in addition to his touchdown pass to Colleran on a halfback toss and pass. Junior quarterback Jake Czwakiel ran for 81 yards and a touchdown, threw for 55 yards, and kicked a 35-yard field goal.

On defense, sophomore linebacker Luke Wafle had a strip-sack that was recovered by junior linebacker Colin Gallagher, and defensive lineman Tommy Whyte recovered a fumble that was forced by Will Christopher. The Eagles allowed just one touchdown despite surrendering 163 yards rushing to standout running back Jamil Peterson and 217 yards passing by senior quarterback James Wilson Jr. Sophomore wideout Cam Miller caught seven passes for 107 yards.

Middletown South will host Mainland in the sectional championship game next Friday night.



3-Mainland 34, 7-Long Branch 20

Junior quarterback Earnest Reevey tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another but the Green Wave (5-4) fell behind by three touchdowns in the first half and could not rally as they were defeated by the state-ranked Mustangs (9-1).


South Jersey Group 4, Semifinals

2-Millville 34, 3-Jackson Memorial 16

Jackson jumped out to a 9-0 lead and then led 16-15 at halftime but the high-powered Thunderbolts (8-2) regrouped in the second half to pull away and eliminate the Jaguars (7-3).

A safety gave Jackson a 2-0 lead and then senior quarterback Tai Mann ran for a touchdown to give the Jaguars a 9-0 advantage in the second quarter. Millville quickly grabbed the lead on a touchdown run by Jamal Wallace Jr. and a touchdown pass form Jacob Zamot to Lotzeir Brooks. Jackson, however, re-took the lead when it scored with no time left in the first half for a 16-15 lead.

Millville went ahead 20-16 on a 2-yard touchdown run by Demere White and added another touchdown run by White to go up 26-16 after three quarters. Zamot then threw another touchdown pass to Brooks in the fourth quarter.


Central Jersey Group 2, Semifinals

4-Willingboro 50, 1-Point Boro 30

Freshman quarterback Lamar Best totaled five touchdowns as the Chimeras (5-5) shocked the unbeaten Panthers (9-1) to knock the defending sectional champions out of the playoffs.

Point Boro had defeated Willingboro to win last season's South Jersey Group 2 title.


South Jersey Group 2, Semifinals

1-Raritan 28, 4-Pleasantville 7

Senior running back Kieran Falzon ran for two touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a touchdown to send the Rockets (8-2) to a victory over the Greyhounds (6-3) that has them back in the sectional final.

Falzon returned the game's opening kickoff for a touchdown and then scored twice on the ground, while senior slotback Dan Calicari also ran for a touchdown.

Raritan will host Rumson-Fair Haven in the sectional championship game next Friday night.


2-Rumson-Fair Haven 28, 3-Oakcrest 6

Junior running back Alastair Orr ran for 107 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries and senior running back Brayden Dill ran for 73 yards and a touchdown as the Bulldogs (6-4) ran past the Falcons (7-4) to reach their ninth straight sectional final.

Rumson will travel to top-seeded Raritan next Friday night in the sectional championship game.


South Jersey Group 1, Semifinals

3-Maple Shade 27, 2-Asbury Park 18

Asbury Park led 12-0 at halftime but the Wildcats (9-2) rallied in the second half to pull out the victory and advance to the sectional final.

Jai Sun Brown threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Sha'Born Goodman in the first quarter and I'Quann Crawford ran for a 5-yard touchdown in the second quarter to stake the Blue Bishops (5-3) to a 12-0 halftime advantage.

Maple Shade answered on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Nate Veasey to Ryan Mulcahy and a 40-yard touchdown run by Veasey to take a 14-12 lead in the third quarter. Asbury Park went back ahead, 18-14, on a 45-yard touchdown pass from Brown to Rah'Lee Stephens, but Mulcahy gave Maple Shade the lead for good with a 7-yard touchdown catch from Sean Loomis. The Wildcats then added a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown by Thomas Kaliamouris


Non-Public A, First Round

7-Donovan Catholic 27, 10-Hudson Catholic 20 (OT)

Junior tight end Hunter Johnson caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Todd Lambertson in overtime and the Griffins (6-3) got a defensive stop on the next possession to clinch a dramatic victory over the Hawks (7-3) to advance in the state playoffs.

Freshman running back Najee Calhoun ran for 155 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries and Johnson also had a 2-yard touchdown catch from Lambertson.

Donovan Catholic will travel to Oradell to face No. 2 Bergen Catholic in the next round.


8-St. Augustine 45, 9-St. John Vianney 0


Saturday, Nov. 5

NJSIAA State Playoffs

South Jersey Group 1

1-Woodbury 45, 5-Shore 8


NJSIAA Regional Invitational Tournament

South 4

Red Bank 36, Steinert 7


Thursday, Nov. 3

NJSIAA Regional Invitational Tournament, Semifinals

South 5

South Brunswick 21, Howell 20


South 4

Brick Memorial 28, Northern Burlington 21

Junior quarterback Connor Dietz put together another monster game with 227 yards rushing and three touchdowns and 195 yards passing and a touchdown to lead the Mustangs (6-4) past the Greyhounds (4-7) and into the RIT final.

Senior tight end Joe Nolan caught five passes for 67 yards and a touchdown, sophomore running back Kevin Andrews ran for 68 yards on 11 carries, and senior wide receiver Jeremiah Crispin had three receptions for 60 yards.

Dietz broke two more school records during the game, passing Vinny Falkowitz as the program's single-season rushing leader with 1,742 yards. He also broke Brian Boland's season records for completions and attempts with 116 and 189, respectively. He has already set program marks for points in a season, rushing touchdowns in a season, passing yards in a season, and career points.

Brick Memorial will play the winner of Saturday's game between Red Bank and Steinert.


South 3

Wall 42, Carteret 16

Senior running back Anthony Gartz ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries and sophomore running back Mason Adam ran for 118 yards on 13 carries as the Crimson Knights (3-6) ran past the Ramblers (7-3) to reach the RIT final.

Senior fullback Keisun Sanders added two touchdown runs and senior quarterback Andrew Olsen ran for a touchdown as Wall churned out 332 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Gartz had two touchdown runs and Sanders had another to help Wall build a 21-8 halftime lead.

Wall will play Pinelands in the RIT final.


Pinelands 21, Barnegat 15

Sophomore running back Jaimin Parkinson ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries and senior quarterback Ryan Allen tossed a 62-yard touchdown pass to junior wideout Michael Frawley to lead the Wildcats (7-3) to a comeback victory over the Bengals (4-6) to advance to the RIT final.

Pinelands' seven victories tie the program record for wins in a season. The Wildcats went 7-2 in both 1987 and 1991. It is also Pinelands' first win over Barnegat since 2009.

Allen completed 7 of 13 passes for 100 yards. Connor Bonick played an integral role in helping Pinelands rally from a 13-0 deficit by averaging 35 yards per punt to help win field position.

Pinelands will play Wall in the South 3 RIT final.


NJSIAA Regional Crossover (Consolation) Games

Manchester 22, Pemberton 12

Senior wide receiver/defensive back Tyrone Benjamin returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown, ran for a 6-yard touchdown, and caught a 2-point conversion pass as the Hawks (3-7) closed out their season with a home victory over the Hornets (3-7).

Dante Mortellite added an 8-yard touchdown catch from Aiden Lunn in the third quarter to supply the winning points, while junior running back Josh Love ran for 82 yards on 18 carries.

Eli Casalan, Aidan Wheeler, and Christian Pasos also had interceptions for Manchester, while Mason Davis had two sacks and Manny Swain recorded one sack.


Lacey 27, Toms River East 6

Dominick Perrone, Aiden Wallace, and Corey Smith had touchdown runs and Trevor Santucci caught a touchdown pass to lead the Lions (4-6) to a win over the Raiders (3-7).

Perroneran for a team-high 75 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries while junior quarterback Nicholas Maertens threw for 68 yards and a touchdown and ran for 46 yards. Santucci caught three passes for 68 yards.


Jackson Liberty 47, Lakewood 20


Holmdel 48, Toms River South 30




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