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Week 4

Friday, Sept. 24

American Division

No. 4 Wall 36, Toms River North 0

Senior Matt Dollive ran for three touchdowns and senior Jake Davis added a pair of touchdown runs while Wall's defense posted a shutout as the Crimson Knights (1-2, 1-1) dominated the Mariners (0-3, 0-3) to pick up their first win of the season.

 

Colonial Division

No. 6 Middletown South 13, Manalapan 7 (OT)

Senior quarterback Tom Schork threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Jack Latore in overtime to give the Eagles (4-0, 3-0) a dramatic road victory over the Braves (2-1, 1-1).

Senior running back Austin Ruziecki gave Middletown South a 7-0 lead with a touchdown run at the 8:29 mark of the second quarter. Manalapan tied the score when senior quarterback Mike Heckel threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Michael Bimonte early in the third quarter.

 

No. 7 Southern 28, Holmdel 7

Senior running back Jaiden Brown ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries and senior wide receiver Jaden Anthony caught a touchdown pass as the Rams (3-0, 2-0) battered the Hornets (1-3, 0-3) to remain undefeated.

Brown had touchdown runs of 3, 9 and 16 yards and Anthony hauled in a 12-yard touchdown pass from Nolan Schubiger. Southern lead 21-0 at halftime and 28-0 entering the fourth quarter.

Senior defensive end Nate Committee made seven solo tackles and recorded one sack to lead a defensive effort that stymied Holmdel's triple-option attack. Kole Levy recorded a team-high eight tackles and Sean Rowland had seven tackles.

 

Constitution Division

Red Bank 28, Ocean 6

Pierce Olsen threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Lamar Hicks while Jah'Cire Jones, Gunner Eckerstrom and Cian Curlyo each ran for touchdowns to lead the Bucs (2-2, 1-1) past the Spartans (0-4, 0-3) for their second win in a row.

Jones scored on a 1-yard run, Eckerstrom had a 30-yard scoring run and Curylo scored on a 6-yard run.

 

Freedom Division

Freehold 35, Toms River East 7

Senior quarterback Kamore Gill had four touchdown runs and threw a touchdown pass to Cameron Crooms as the Colonials (3-1, 1-1) rebounded from a loss to race past the Raiders (1-3, 1-2).

Crooms added an interception and a fumble recovery on defense while JJ Johnson had three sacks, Steve Goncalves had two sacks and Alex D'Antonio had a strip-sack on which Spencer Ruston recovered the fumble.

 

St. John Vianney 46, Toms River South 7

Senior running back Pete Pezzullo ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries and junior running back Nick Galamb ran for 107 yards and a touchdown on nine carries as the Lancers (2-2, 2-1) scored 40-plus points for the second game in a row.

Junior quarterback Antonio Rosato added four carries for 60 yards and three touchdowns and also completed 5 of 7 passes for 83 yards. The Lancers ran for 339 yards on an average of 10.9 yards per carry.

 

Independence Division

Middletown North 42, Howell 7

Senior quarterback Tommy Giannone fired four touchdown passes, two to senior wide receiver Levi Wilson, as the Lions (2-1, 1-1) cruised to a win over the Rebels (0-3, 0-3).

Wilson also had two interceptions on defense to go along with his two long touchdown receptions. Senior running back Brian Haddow had a touchdown run and a touchdown catch and junior wide receiver Derek Soto also had a touchdown catch. Junior defensive end Peter Dempsey had a 30-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

 

Liberty Division

Matawan 13, Neptune 6

Senior running back David Onuoha erupted for 215 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 27 carries to lead the Huskies (2-2, 1-1) to a victory over the Scarlet Fliers (0-3, 0-3).

 

Patriot Division

Asbury Park 28, Jackson Liberty 3

Junior running back Jashawn Carter exploded for a career-high 243 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 17 carries to power the Blue Bishops (2-2, 1-2) to a victory over the Lions (1-3, 0-3).

Carter had a 38-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and Asbury followed with an 11-yard touchdown run by Nasir Alston to take a 12-0 lead. Jackson Liberty got on the board via a field goal by Cooper Yorke to make it 12-3 at halftime.

After a scoreless first quarter, Asbury Park broke the game open in the fourth quarter when Carter ripped off an 86-yard touchdown run and junior quarterback Jai'Sun Brown ran in the 2-point conversion to make it 20-3. Carter then polished off the win with a 52-yard touchdown run.

Javon King led the Blue Bishops' defense with nine tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Ja'Mour Ellis had an interception, Evavier Chathuant forced a fumble, Rah'Lee Stephens recovered a fumble, and Ta'Jier Burress had a sack.

 

Shore 14, Barnegat 7

Senior Jamie Mazzacco ran for 226 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries to power the Blue Devils (3-1, 3-1) to a big victory over the Bengals (3-1, 2-1).

Mazzacco had a 7-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give Shore a 7-0 lead. Barnegat tied the score in the third quarter when Kurt Bonin threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Allen. Shore grabbed the lead for good when Mazzacco scored on a 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. He also kicked both extra points and made five tackles on defense.

Senior middle linebacker Liam Rosa led Shore's defense with seven tackles, a sack, and a tackle for loss while senior cornerbacks Alex Kramer and Rylan Fegan each pulled down interceptions.

Senior linebacker Jared Schworn had 13 tackles with one tackle for loss and Max Giaccone had seven tackles with a sack and two tackles for loss to lead Barnegat's defense.

Jamie Mazzacco was selected as The Block GameDay Countdown MVP


Point Boro 48, Manchester 14

The Panthers' offense was unstoppable yet again as they rolled to a victory over the Hawks (1-3, 0-3.

It was another balanced effort for Point Boro (4-0, 4-0) with sophomore running back Jake Croce rushing for 108 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries and senior quarterback Charlie Vitale rushing for 88 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. Vitale also completed both of his passing attempts for touchdowns, connecting with junior wide receiver Brian Orio for a pair of scores.

Sophomore Matt Oliphant returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown, his second straight game with a kick return touchdown, and added 58 yards rushing on just three carries. Junior slotback Connor Cilento rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown on five carries.

Junior linebacker Tyler Gordon recorded six tackles with two tackles for loss and senior strong safety Thomas Welch also had six tackles for lead the defensive effort.

 

National Division

Keansburg 27, Point Beach 15

Dajuan Weems ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries and quarterback Mikal Braithwaite ran for 80 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries and also threw a touchdown pass to Yosef Abdou to lead the Titans (2-2, 1-2) to a victory over the Garnet Gulls (1-3, 1-2).

Braithwaite also had a big game on defense with 19 tackles. Zahere Tinsley added 11 tackles, Jaheim Hill had two sacks and Ian Mendez recorded one sack. Michael Alonso intercepted two passes and Abdou also intercepted a pass.

 

Keyport 17, Pinelands 14

A 35-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback George Mitchell to senior wide receiver Zivon Crank with 10:50 left in the fourth quarter gave the Red Raiders (4-0) the lead on their way to a comeback victory over the Wildcats (1-2).

Mitchell gave Keyport a 3-0 lead with a 28-yard field goal before Pinelands took the lead on touchdown runs by Ryan Allen and Liam Villinger in the second quarter. Keyport cut the deficit to 14-9 midway through the third quarter on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell to senior wideout DJ Thomson.

Crank's touchdown catch made it 15-14 early in the fourth quarter and Keyport added a safety with 37 seconds left.

 

Nondivisional

No. 1 Rumson-Fair Haven 28, Lacey 6

Senior running back Geoff Schroeder ran for over 250 yards and scored three touchdowns as the top-ranked Bulldogs (3-0) pulled away from the Lions (2-1) in the second half.

Rumson took a 7-0 on a 32-yard touchdown run by Schroeder in the first quarter. Lacey pulled to within 7-6 when a flea-flicker produced a 25-yard touchdown pass from Noah Brunatti to Michael Abode.

Rumson went ahead 14-6 in the third quarter on a 10-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Colin Kennedy to senior tight end Aidan Casuccio. A 50-yard touchdown run by Schroeder made it 21-6. He then added a 58-yard touchdown run to give the Bulldogs a 28-6 lead with under five minutes left.

 

No. 9 Long Branch 35, Jackson Memorial 21

 

Central 41, No. 10 Raritan 17

Junior running back Chase Gumbrecht ran for 288 yards and five touchdowns on 37 carries and Central's defense held Raritan out of the end zone for the final three quarters as the Golden Eagles (4-0) delivered a statement victory against the Rockets (1-2).

A great performance by the Central offensive line paved the way for Gumbrecht to eclipse the 200-yard mark for the third time in four games this season. Junior quarterback Jahaziel Garcia added 73 yards rushing and a touchdown as the Eagles ran for 361 yards.

Defensively, Central adjusted after allowing touchdowns on Raritan's first two drives to yield just a 29-yard field goal by Jeffrey Spengler the rest of the way. Senior defensive back Colin Steimle recovered a fumble and senior free safety Dominick Fraulo had an interception that set up a touchdown.

Junior running back Kieran Falzon ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns to lead Raritan's offense.

 

Saturday, Sept. 25

American Division

No. 3 Donovan Catholic 35, No. 5 Colts Neck 0

Senior quarterback Jalin Butler and senior wide receiver Kyree Drake accounted for three touchdowns each and senior running back Nunes Bukula IV ran for 230 yards and a touchdown as the Griffins (3-1, 2-1) used a complete team effort to shut down the Cougars (2-1, 1-1) in a top-five matchup.

Butler threw for 155 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 82 yards and a touchdown. Drake had an 80-yard touchdown reception on a screen pass, took a shovel pass in for a 1-yard score and ran for a 10-yard touchdown on a jet sweep. He totaled 114 scrimmage yards.

The defense sacked Colts Neck quarterback Tommy Fallon four times and held the Cougars to just 65 yards of offense.

 

Constitution Division

No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 41, No. 8 Manasquan 7

Junior running back Sabino Portella had a pair of touchdown runs and senior quarterback Alex Brown had a touchdown pass and a touchdown run as the Caseys (4-0, 2-0) scored another lopsided victory to defeat the Warriors (2-2, 2-1) and remain unbeaten.

Brown started the scoring with a 1-yard quarterback sneak and Portella made it 14-0 with a 3-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second quarter. Brown then connected with senior tight end Alex Bauman for a 19-yard touchdown strike and a 21-0 lead. Senior running back Rajahn Cooper scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with 1:48 left in the first half to give the Caseys a 28-0 lead.

A 10-yard touchdown run by Portella early in the third quarter put the Caseys up 35-0.

Manasquan's lone touchdown came on a 24-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Brett Patten to senior wide receiver Robert Pendergist.

 

Independence Division

Brick 36, Brick Memorial 18

Senior quarterback AJ Grygiel threw a pair of touchdown passes and senior running back Tyler Weisneck had two touchdown runs to lead the Dragons (3-1, 2-1) past the Mustangs (1-2, 1-1) in their annual district rivalry game.

Grygiel tossed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tyson Lopez and a 16-yard score to Justin Kurc, while Weisneck had touchdown runs of 56 and 2 yards and added a 2-point conversion run. Senior defensive lineman Darian Newcomb sealed the victory with a 10-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Senior Ryan Panuska had two 2-point conversion runs.

Mike Angrosina had a 2-yard touchdown run for Brick Memorial, sophomore quarterback Connor Dietz had a 2-yard touchdown run and 2-point conversion run, and Nicco Maribo kicked a 21-yard field goal.

 

Liberty Division

Marlboro 20, Freehold Township 16

 

National Division

Monmouth 36, Lakewood 6

 

 

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