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Week 4 

Friday, Oct. 23

Monmouth County

No. 4 Red Bank Catholic 35, Middletown North 20

Sophomore running back Sabino Portella ran for three touchdowns and the RBC (3-1) defense recorded a pair of safeties to lead the way in a win over the Lions (1-3).

Portella had scoring runs of 8, 1 and 48 yards, senior quarterback Anthony Borriello threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Najih Rahman and senior kicker Michael O'Connor bombed a 43-yard field goal.

Tommy Giannone threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Logan Halloran, a touchdown pass to Brian Haddow and a 6-yard touchdown pass to Zach Searight for Middletown North.


No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 42, Middletown South 6

Senior running back John Volker ran for four touchdowns and the defense did not allow a touchdown to lead the Bulldogs (3-1) to an emphatic victory over the Eagles (1-3).

Rumson's defense actually outscored Middletown South's offense as Jimmy Kennedy returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown to start the scoring for the Bulldogs. Volker added a 44-yard touchdown run for a two-touchdown lead midway through the first quarter.

Middletown South's only touchdown of the game came when Matt Mauro returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.

A 5-yard touchdown run by Volker extended Rumson's lead to 21-6 late in the first half and Josh Harmon threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to David Livingston to give RFH a 28-6 halftime lead. Volker added two more touchdown runs in the second half.


No. 8 Colts Neck 42, Freehold Township 7

Senior running back Joe Barsky continued his fantastic start to the season with five touchdown runs as the unbeaten Cougars (4-0) thrashed the Patriots (2-1) to start the season 4-0 for the first time since 2010.

John Manos added a touchdown run and Peter Davi had an interception.


St. John Vianney 24, No. 9 Holmdel 7

The Lancers (3-1) used three big plays to upend the Hornets (3-1) and knock them from the ranks of the unbeaten.

TJ Crudup started the scoring when he returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown to give SJV a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter. The lead grew to 14-0 when senior wide receiver Josh East took a short pass and turned it into an 83-yard touchdown reception with two minutes left in the first half.

Mason Shenk added a 21-yard field goal to give SJV a 17-0 lead before Holmdel got on the board with an 86-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. The Lancers iced the game when Troy Dey picked off a pass and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown to give SJV a 24-7 lead with 2:59 left.


No. 10 Freehold 33, Howell 13

Senior quarterback Sha'Kim Shuler threw a pair of touchdowns and ran for another and junior running back Yahsin Calhoun had a touchdown run, a touchdown catch and an interception on defense to power the Colonials (4-1) to a win over the Rebels (1-3).

Kamore Gill added an interception return for a touchdown and junior defensive end Tyler Ochojski had a touchdown catch to go along with a huge game on defense.


Raritan 31, Matawan 7

Kieran Falzon and Luke O'Head each had a pair of touchdowns to lead the Rockets (3-1) past the Huskies (0-2).

Falzon opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run that capped an opening drive that consumed 7:03 of clock. Matawan tied the score on a 1-yard touchdown run by Adam Coleman with 3:12 left in the first half but Raritan answered on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Ben Hutchins to O'Hea to give the Rockets a 14-7 halftime lead.

Raritan began to pull away early in the third quarter when O'Hea scored on a 15-yard run to make it 21-7. A 30-yard field goal by Jeff Spengler pushed the lead to 24-7 with 10:27 left in the game and Falzon added a 2-yard touchdown run with 2:58 to play.


Ocean 21, Red Bank 15

Sophomore quarterback Tyler Douglas had a 40-yard touchdown run and threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to sophomore tight end Shane Garrett as the Spartans (1-2) downed the Bucs (1-4) to pick up their first win of the year.

Red Bank held an 8-6 lead at halftime thanks to a 53-yard touchdown pass from Owen Laughlin to Jack Dengler before the Douglas to Garrett touchdown plus a two-point conversion gave Ocean a 14-8 lead in the third quarter. A 37-yard touchdown run by Christian LaRosa with 8:42 gave the Spartans a 21-8 advantage. Red Bank made it 21-15 on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Laughlin to Dengler with 2:53 left but Ocean recovered the ensuing onside kick and held on for the win.

Laughlin ran for 146 yards on 32 carries and completed 8 of 13 passes for 147 yards and the two touchdowns who Dengler, who caught four passes for 100 yards.


Ocean County

No. 2 Donovan Catholic 33, Brick 0 - WATCH THE REPLAY

Senior running back Jahdir Loftland had three touchdown runs to be named Jersey Mike's/Ocean Trophies Player of the Game as the Griffins (4-0) shut out the Green Dragons (1-3) to continue their dominant season.

Donovan Catholic vs Brick


Toms River South 15, No. 3 Southern 12

An 80-yard fumble return for a touchdown by junior defensive back Elijah Metellus was one of five turnovers forced by the Indians (3-1) and held up as the winning touchdown as South stunned the Rams (3-1).

It is the second win over a top-three team this season for Toms River South, which defeated Toms River North in Week 1 when the Mariners were No. 2 in the Shore.

Senior defensive back Tyler Madeo had two interceptions, senior linebacker Ryan Tobin had one interception and Domenick Cats also had a fumble recovery.

Senior quarterback Jack Huber threw for 89 yards and ran for 22 yards and a touchdown, senior running back Travis Squire ran for 52 yards on eight carries and sophomore running back Devon Bond ran for 45 yards on 11 carries to lead a balanced offense.

Junior running back Jaiden Brown ran for 121 yards and touchdowns of 5 and 1 yards on 24 carries for Southern but fumbled twice. Senior quarterback Taylor Munt was 11 for 16 for 205 yards but was intercepted three times. Senior wide receiver Xavier Hendricks had a huge game with a career-high eight catches for 149 yards.

Senior linebacker Hank Gallacher had a sack, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble, junior defensive end Nate Committee recovered a fumble and senior cornerback JP Ricciardi had an interception to lead Southern's defense.


Toms River North 42, No. 7 Jackson Memorial 40

An epic dual between Toms River North senior quarterback Jake Kazanowsky and Jackson Memorial senior running back Will Towns ended with the Mariners (2-2) holding on for a wild victory over the Jaguars (2-2).

Kazanowsky, the reigning Shore Sports Network Offensive Player of the Year, accounted for six touchdowns with five passing touchdowns plus an 87-yard touchdown run. Kazanowsky threw two touchdown passes to senior wide receiver Shane Saad and one each to senior wide receiver Zach Goodale, senior wide receiver Zac Browne and freshman running back Micah Ford.

Towns also scored six times, including touchdown runs of 79 and 37 yards and a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown.

The lead changed hands throughout the entire game with Jackson scoring first on a touchdown run by Towns, Toms River North answering on a touchdown ass from Kazanowsky to Browne and Jackson going ahead 14-7 on another touchdown run by towns to cap the first quarter.

Kazanowsky's touchdown pass to Goodale tied the game at 14 early in the second quarter but Jackson regained the lead with 3:08 left in the first half when Towns ripped off a 70-yard touchdown run for a 20-14 lead. North answered just 28 seconds later when Kazanowsky tossed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Saad to give the Mariners a 21-20 halftime lead.

Towns' 37-yard touchdown run put Jackson back in front, 27-21, early in the third quarter. Toms River North scored the next three touchdowns as Kazanowsky connected with Ford on a 15-yard score and then found Saad for a 25-yard touchdown on fourth-and-12 to give the Mariners a 35-27 lead with 1:08 left in the third quarter.

After the Mariners' defense forced a turnover on downs at their own 11-yard line with 6:30 left to play, Kazanowsky broke free for an 87-yard touchdown run that gave the Mariners a 42-27 advantage.

Jackson wasn't done yet, however, as Towns scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the night from two yards out to make it 42-33 with 1:47 left after the 2-point conversion pass fell incomplete. Toms River North recovered the ensuing onside kick but had to punt it away. That is where Towns fielded the kick and returned it 70 yards for a score to make it 42-40 with five seconds left.

Toms River North was able to recover the kick and hold on for the win.


Toms River East 28, Brick Memorial 0

Nick Totten had a touchdown pass and a touchdown run and Ryan Carlevale had a pair of touchdowns as the Raiders (1-3) blanked the Mustangs (0-4) to earn their first win of the season.

Totten threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Carlevale to account for the only points of the first half. East took a 14-0 lead when the ball was knocked away from Totten but Carlevale recovered it in the end zone with 2:15 left in the third quarter. The lead grew to 21-0 when an interception by Mike Madera led to a 7-yard touchdown run by Yusuf Ahmed. A 5-yard touchdown run by Totten with 3:21 left in the game capped the scoring.


Lacey 28, Central 7

Noah Brunatti threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Jake Houle, Chase Granit and Scott Stevens had touchdown runs and Liam Sanger picked off two passes with one going back the other way for a touchdown to lead the Lions (3-1) past the rival Golden Eagles (2-2).



Shore at St. Thomas Aquinas - canceled


Saturday, Oct. 24

Monmouth County

Keyport 20, Keansburg 14

Troy Alvarez threw touchdown passes of 19 and 18 yards to Zack Connallon and also ran for a 5-yard touchdown as the Red Raiders (1-3) stopped the Titans (3-1) to take back the Bayshore Bell and earn their first win of the season.

Keyport's defense also came up with several big plays as Jake Mitchell had an interception in the end zone with 1:43 left, Connallon had a pair of sacks and a forced fumble and DJ Thomson had two picks - an interception in the end zone and another to cap a goalline stand.

Patrick Beltran had an 8-yard touchdown run and Mikal Braithwaite had a 10-yard touchdown run for Keansburg.


Manasquan 35, Neptune 14

Sophomore quarterback Brett Patten threw four touchdown passes for the second straight week and also ran for a touchdown as the Warriors (3-1) throttled the Scarlet Fliers (1-3).

Neptune, which welcomed back senior starting quarterback Nino Bua after he missed the last two-plus games with an injury, took a 7-0 lead on a short touchdown run by Bua. Patten had a 1-yard touchdown run to tie the score at seven before tossing a touchdown pass to Jack Collins to give Manasquan the lead for good. Patten then threw a pair of touchdown passes to Robert Pendergist and another to Shayne Leddy to give Manasquan a 35-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Bua threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Zahnier Hornsby-Carter with 4:15 left to account for the final margin.


No. 6 Mater Dei Prep 34, Long Branch 20

Junior quarterback Alex Brown threw four touchdown passes, three of which came in the first quarter, as the Seraphs (3-1) started fast and held off the Green Wave (1-3).

Brown threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tafari Thompson before a 2-yard touchdown run by Daijon Cross gave Mater Dei a two-score lead. Brown then connected with Naran Buntin for a 20-0 lead after the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter, Brown threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Kody Gibbs to give the Seraphs a 27-0 advantage.

Christian Rodriguez threw touchdown passes to Sekou Kamau, Jyshon Presley and BaSean Fraser for Long Branch.


Ocean County

Manchester 27, Barnegat 16

Junior quarterback Savon Myers threw for 222 yards and a touchdown and ran for two touchdowns as the Hawks (3-1) rallied from a 10-point deficit to hand the Bengals their first loss of the season.

Senior Josh Glenn caught a 54-yard touchdown pass and finished with three receptions for 82 yards plus 28 yards on the ground. D'Maari Brown caught four passes for 77 yards and Gavin Clark caught three passes for 58 yards. Myers had touchdown runs of 2 and 5 yards and Evan Weiner kicked field goals of 19 and 33 yards.

Nik DiLeo had a 2-yard touchdown run, Matt Xiques kicked a 27-yard field goal and also threw a late 8-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Vernieri to lead Barnegat. TJ Stokes had two sacks and one tackle for loss and Andrew Vernieri intercepted a pass.


Pinelands 38, Lakewood 22

Wing back Nat Jeanotte had a pair of rushing touchdowns and sophomore quarterback Ryan Allen threw two touchdown passes to senior Andrew Jenkins as the Wildcats (1-3) topped the Piners (1-3) for their first win of the season. Dom Darcy and Shayne Michot add one touchdown run each.



Point Boro 41, Monmouth 20

Freshman fullback Jake Croce ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, including a 92-yard touchdown run on Point Boro's first offensive play, while junior quarterback Charlie Vitale ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries as the Panthers (1-3) picked up their first win of the season by running past the Falcons (1-3).

Point Boro, which ran for 325 yards out of its triple-option offense, trailed 14-13 at halftime before scoring 28 points in the second half. The Panthers' defense forced five turnovers, including a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown by sophomore free safety Connor Cilento and a 9-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Gavin O'Connor after a sack and forced fumble by Croce. Senior strong safety Nick Tuzzolino also had an interception.



South Brunswick 33, Marlboro 19


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