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Week 2  

Friday, Oct. 9

Monmouth County

Howell 13, Manalapan 7 - WATCH THE REPLAY!

Senior running back and linebacker Hunter Lino scored both of Howell's touchdowns to be selected as the Jersey Mike's Player of the Game as the Rebels (1-1) upended the Braves (0-2) for the first win under head coach Frank Edgerly.

Lino scored on an interception return for a touchdown in the first half and broke a 7-7 tie in the fourth quarter with a 20-yard touchdown reception from junior quarterback JT Goodman.

Elijah Marquez had a 15-yard touchdown run for Manalapan.

No. 1 Wall 44, Neptune 0

Senior running back Casey Larkin had another big game with four touchdowns and senior quarterback/defensive back Logan Peters threw a touchdown, ran for a touchdown and had an interception on defense as the Crimson Knights (2-0) rolled past Neptune (0-2).

Larkin scored on runs of 5, 9 and 36 yards and also caught a 49-yard touchdown pass from Peters. A 3-yard touchdown run by Peters gave Wall a 37-0 halftime lead and Anthony Gartz added a touchdown in the second half. Junior defensive back Jake Davis also had an interception on defense.

 

No. 2 Rumson-Fair Haven 28, No. 8 Long Branch 0

Senior running back John Volker ran for 166 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries as the Bulldogs (2-0) blanked the Green Wave (1-1) in a battle of ranked teams.

Volker ripped off a 56-yard touchdown run in the opening minute of the game and on his second carry busted free for a 58-yard touchdown to give Rumson a 14-0 lead. Later in the first half, senior quarterback Josh Harmon connected with junior running back Geoff Schroeder for an 8-yard touchdown to give Rumson a 21-0 halftime lead. With 3:45 left in the game, Volker scored his third touchdown of the game on a 35-yard run.

 

Middletown South 32, No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 25

Junior quarterback Tom Schork ran for two touchdowns and returned an interception for a touchdown as the Eagles (1-1) rebounded from a Week 1 defeat to knock off the third-ranked Caseys (1-1).

Austin Ruziecki also ran for a touchdown and Mike D'Amato added a 32-yard field goal.

Sophomore Sabino Portella had two touchdown runs and sophomore Najih Rahman caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Borriello as RBC tried to mount a second-half comeback. Michael O'Connor kicked a 25-yard field goal.

 

No. 5 Mater Dei 28, Middletown North 17

 

Holmdel 33, Ocean 14

Junior running back Jaden Gallo had a monster game with 252 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 22 carries as the Hornets (2-0) ran all over the Spartans (0-1).

Senior running back A.J. DeCicco added 52 yards and a touchdown as Holmdel piled up 365 yards on the ground.

 

Raritan 21, St. John Vianney 14

Junior quarterback Ben Hutchins threw for 138 yards and two touchdowns and sophomore running back Kieran Falzone ran for 98 yards and a touchdown as the Rockets (1-1) halted the Lancers (1-1).

Hutchins threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Luke O'Hea and a 65-yard touchdown pass to Joe Campanella. Raritan's defense also pitched a shutout as St. John Vianney's touchdowns came on a kickoff return and a fumble return.

 

Freehold Township 30, Marlboro 27

Senior running back Dylan Longo ran for two touchdowns and caught another as the Patriots (2-0) scored three times in the fourth quarter and held off a late rally by the Mustangs (0-2).

Ryan Jackson threw a touchdown pass to Giacomo Calamita to open the scoring and Longo scored on a 1-yard run to give Freehold Township a 12-6 halftime lead. After Marlboro went up 13-12, Jackson connected with Longo on a 3-yard touchdown pass to put the Patriots on top, 18-13, with 7:45 left in the game.

A fumble recovery by Brian Silva led to a 5-yard touchdown run by Matt Arway and a 24-13 lead. Later in the fourth, a long kickoff return by Devin Olesin set up Longo for a 5-yard touchdown run and a 30-19 advantage.

Nick wright threw for 127 yards and two touchdowns, both to Andrew Spinello, who finished with three catches for 75 yards and two scores. Wright also ran for a touchdown and Bryden Delaney added a touchdown

 

Ocean County

No. 7 Southern 28, Brick Memorial 13

Junior running back and linebacker Jaiden Brown had a monster day, rushing for 222 yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries and also intercepting a pass to lead the Rams (2-0) past the Mustangs (0-2).

Brown scored on runs of 27, 2, 21 and 7 yards and now has six touchdowns in two games. Xavier Hendricks recovered a fumble and Nate Committee, Steve Langton, Hank Gallacher and Frank Fierra each recorded sacks.

TJ McArthur had a touchdown run and Akhi Barksdale scored on a 71-yard run for Brick Memorial.

 

No. 10 Toms River South 42, Lakewood 6

Jack Huber threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Gerry Ferrigno on the first play from scrimmage and the Indians (2-0) were on their way, backing a Week 1 win over Toms River North with a blowout victory over the Piners.

Huber ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries and also threw for 157 yards. He had scoring runs of 81 and 21 yards to go along with his touchdown pass. Ferrigno also had two touchdown runs, sprinting for a 65-yard score and also scoring from 10 yards out to finish with 95 yards on just three carries. Travis Squire added an 8-yard touchdown run as Toms River South built a 42-0 halftime lead.

 

Toms River North 19, Brick 14

Senior running back Jordan Grey scored on touchdown runs of 60 and 1 yards and freshman running back Micah Ford scored on a 6-yard touchdown run as the Mariners (1-1) held off the Dragons (0-2) on the road.

For Brick, Anthony Seaman had an 8-yard touchdown run and Joaquin Ragland threw a touchdown pass to Evan Travisano.

 

Central 20, Manchester 7

Senior Nick Sura ran for 220 yards and three touchdowns to power the Golden Eagles (2-0) to a victory the Hawks (1-1). Anthony Musso led the way on defense with nine tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss.

 

Lacey 42, Pinelands 0

 

Crossover

No. 6 Jackson Memorial 26, Manasquan 0

The Jaguars (2-0) earned their second straight shutout to start the season with a historically dominant performance, holding Manasquan to minus-2 yards from scrimmage to defeat the Warriors (1-1) for the first time in program history in the first meeting between the programs since 1973.

Senior defensive back Kai Blair snatched two interceptions and senior linebacker Tyron Blackwell recovered a fumble for a Jackson defense that was virtually flawless. Manasquan completed only one pass - which went for minus-1 yard - mustered just 16 yards rushing and lost 17 yards total on a trio of punts gone awry.

Senior running back Will Towns led Jackson's offense with 111 yards rushing and a touchdown on 20 carries and added 65 yards receiving that included a 49-yard touchdown catch. Sophomore quarterback Tai Mann threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to junior wideout Justin Hirsch and also ran for 80 yards. Senior kicker Antonio Bilancione kicked a 25-yard field goal.

Jackson also recorded a safety in rare fashion. Mann was intercepted in the end zone by Manasquan's Patrick Woodford but during the return, Manasquan was called for a block in the back penalty. Since the foul occurred in the end zone, by rule a safety was awarded to Jackson.

 

Asbury Park 40, Point Beach 6

Sophomore quarterback Jai'Sun Brown completed 11 of 13 passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns and senior running back Na'Jier Massey ran for 118 yards and a touchdown on eight carries as the Blue Bishops (1-1) cruised past the Garnet Gulls (0-2) to give head coach Nick Famularo his first career win.

Senior wide receiver Mikai Brown-Jones caught three passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns and also returned a punt 60 yards for a score. He had touchdown receptions of 27 and 24 yards from Brown. Nasir Alston had a 42-yard touchdown catch and Massey's touchdown run was a 52-yarder.

Joshua Handey led the Asbury defense with two sacks. Brown-Jones, Alston and Anthony Swearine had one sack each and Lydell Brown intercepted a pass.

 

Barnegat 20, Shore 13

Senior running back Nik DiLeo ran for 107 yards and a touchdown and senior Andrew Vernieri intercepted three passes on defense and scored the go-ahead touchdown to give the Bengals (2-0) a clutch road victory over the Blue Devils (1-1).

Senior running back Shane McLaughlin ran for 103 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and junior running back Jamie Mazzacco had a 52-yard touchdown run for Shore.

Mazzacco's touchdown run gave Shore a 7-0 lead after the first quarter but Barnegat tied the game on a 49-yard touchdown run by DiLeo. Shore went ahead, 13-7, on a 3-yard touchdown run by McLaughlin. A 43-yard pass from Matt Xiques to Dorsey Criss set up sophomore JoJo Bivins for a 1-yard touchdown run that tied the game at 13. It remained that way after Shore blocked the extra point.

Vernieri's first interception of the game came when he picked off a halfback pass in the end zone just before halftime. Then in the third quarter, he took a direct snap and scored on a 7-yard touchdown to give Barnegat a 20-13 lead. Vernieri intercepted another pass early in the fourth quarter and picked off his third of the night with 12 seconds left to clinch the win for Barnegat.

Xiques completed 10 of 16 passes for 166 yards, Criss caught four passes for 113 yards and Bivens ran for 53 yards and a score on 12 carries.

 

Nonconference

Red Bank 36, John F. Kennedy 0

Senior quarterback Owen Laughlin ran for 160 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries and completed 5 of 8 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns to power the Bucs (1-1) to a win over the Mustangs.

Jack Grassi had three catches for 37 yards and one touchdown and Matt Dengler caught a 56-yard touchdown pass. Cian Curylo added 41 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and Nick Ferrogine had a 2-point conversion.

The Bucs' defense swarmed JFK and recorded seven sacks and two interceptions en route to the shutout. Senior Daniel Jurek led the way with three sacks while Curylo, Laughlin, Brian Navitsky and Nasim Abdullah had one sack each. Seniors Gordon Ogden and Ras Ally had interceptions.

 

Saturday, Oct. 10

Monmouth County

Colts Neck 36, No. 9 Freehold 35

The Cougars (2-0) rallied from a 21-0 first-quarter deficit and took the lead for good on a 1-yard touchdown run by senior Joe Barsky followed by a 2-point conversion run by Barsky with 5:13 to play, clipping Freehold for a tremendous victory.

Freehold scored on its first three plays of the game as Yahsin Calhoun took a short pass and went 85 yards for a touchdown, Kamore Gill did the same and for a 65-yard catch-and-run touchdown and Sha'Kim Shuler ripped off a 91-yard touchdown run to stake the Colonials to a quick 21-0 lead.

Colts Neck began its comeback with an up-tempo drive that ended with Tommy Fallon tossing a 34-yard touchdown pass to John Runfolo. Later in the second quarter, Colts Neck drove 85 yards in 15 plays and cut Freehold's lead to 21-13 on a 5-yard touchdown run by Barsky.

Matt Scully intercepted Shuler on the first play of the third quarter to give Colts Neck the ball at the Freehold 33-yard line. Fallon connected with Runfolo again, this time for a 20-yard touchdown on third-and-8, and then hit Scully for the 2-point conversion to tie the score at 21. But on the next offensive play, Gill broke free for a 53-yard touchdown run to give Freehold a 28-21 lead.

Colts Neck answered with a nine-play, 64-yard drive that culminated with a 4-yard touchdown run by Barsky to knot the score at 28. Freehold answered on the next series as Shuler hit Jason Lee for a 35-yard gain before taking a quarterback keeper and scoring on a 35-yard touchdown run to give the Colonials a 35-28 lead with 11:31 left.

Colts Neck's next drive was halted at the Freehold 37-yard line, but two plays later Scully came up with his second interception of the game to set up the winning touchdown drive. A 29-yard run by Barsky moved the ball to the 5-yard line and on third-and-goal he punched it in from the 1-yard line to make it 35-34. Freehold was called for a too-man-men-on-the-field penalty on the extra point, which Colts Neck missed, so the Cougars decided to go for the 2-point conversion since the ball was now at the 1-yard line. Barsky powered in for the conversion to give Colts Neck a 36-35 lead.

Barsky ran for 202 yards and three touchdowns on 39 carries while Fallon completed 11 of 19 passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 80 yards on 12 carries

Shuler ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 179 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. Calhoun had an interception on defense to go along with his long touchdown reception.

 

Monmouth 36, Keyport 13

Senior running back Keontae Wiggins ran for a career-high 219 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries and senior quarterback Yassin Moore ran for 84 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries as the Falcons (1-1) ran past the Red Raiders (0-2) to snap a 10-game losing streak and give head coach Dan Wendel his first career victory.

Sophomore linebacker Julian Jones led the defensive effort with 16 tackles and two sacks and senior Brian Yadlon also recorded a sack.

Troy Alvarez threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to DJ Thomson and ran for a 1-yard touchdown run for Keyport.

 

Ocean County

No. 4 Donovan Catholic 47, Toms River East 7

Senior running back Jahdir Loftland ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns and senior wide receiver Jayon Farrar caught seven passes for 145 yards and a touchdown as the Griffins (2-0) cruised to a victory over the Raiders (0-2).

Senior quarterback Evyn Menta threw for 210 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with senior James Bivins on a 74-yard touchdown and with Farrar on a 33-yard touchdown. Levi Wilkins had a 53-yard touchdown run and Nunes Bukula added a 20-yard touchdown run. Loftland's touchdown runs came from 29, 12 and 19 yards out. Myson Rush-Esdaile had an interception on defense.

Senior defensive back Mike Madera had an interception return for a touchdown to account for Toms River East's points.

 

Nonconference

Keansburg 37, Abraham Clark 0

Junior quarterback Mikail Braithwaite completed 9 of 14 passes for 145 yards and four touchdowns and senior running back Patrick Beltran ran for 148 yards and a score on 24 carries and also caught a touchdown pass as the Titans (2-0) rocked the Rams (0-1) to start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2012.

Braithwaite threw touchdown passes of 31 and 29 yards to Brendan Flanzbaum, connected with Beltran for a 15-yard score and hit Connor Graf for a 7-yard touchdown. Beltran's touchdown run came from 27 yards out.

The Titans' defense was outstanding in allowing just 17 yards of offense and scoring a touchdown of its own when Davon Jackson scooped up a fumble and ran it back the other way for six. Beltran was also a force on defense with eight tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss. Flanzbaum added an interception.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Nonconference

Ramsey 31, Point Boro 0

 

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