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Week 5

Friday, Oct. 30

Monmouth County

No. 1 Wall 21, Manasquan 0

Wall's defense was outstanding in posting its third straight shutout, limiting Manasquan to 27 yards of offense, including just two rushing yards and only one first down, to improve to 4-0.

Standout senior running back Casey Larkin exited with an injury after just two pays, but Wall's offense churned out three touchdown drives led by senior quarterback Logan Peters, junior running backs Charlie Sasso and Colin Riley and a punishing offensive line. Peters fired a 41-yard touchdown pass to Rocco Palmieri and ran for 95 yards on 17 carries, Sasso ran for a 12-yard touchdown and Riley added a 4-yard touchdown run.

Wall head coach Tony Grandinetti said Larkin has a sprained shoulder and will be re-evaluated on Saturday.

 

No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 14, Long Branch 0

Senior quarterback Anthony Borriello threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Najih Rahman late in the third quarter and senior running back Daniel Brewton added a 6-yard touchdown run with 3:27 left in the game as the Caseys (4-1) shut out the Green Wave (1-4).

 

No. 6 Colts Neck 21, Manalapan 14 (OT)

The third touchdown run of the game by senior running back Joe Barsky came in overtime and lifted the Cougars (5-0) to a thrilling victory over the Braves (0-3).

Manalapan took a 7-0 like on a quarterback sneak by Mike Heckel before Barsky tied it up on a 10-yard touchdown run. Barsky scored on a 2-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter to give Colts Neck a 14-7 lead.

Manalapan was able to tie the game at 14 in dramatic fashion as Ray Vender blocked and recovered a punt at the Colts Neck 8-yard line with one minute left in regulation. Heckel then threw a touchdown pass to Tyler Walker and Vincenzo Rea added the extra point to send the game to overtime.

In overtime, Colts Neck got the ball first and gave it to Barsky on five straight runs to get into the end zone and take a 21-14 lead. On Manalapan's possession, an interception by John Manos clinched the victory for Colts Neck.

Barsky's phenomenal season continued as he ran for a career-high 244 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries. He now leads the Shore Conference with 916 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns.

 

Middletown South 28, Middletown North 9

Senior running back Matt Mauro had a 55-yard punt return touchdown and a 14-yard touchdown run as the Eagles (2-3) topped the rival Lions (1-4) for the fourth straight year.

Middletown North led 9-7 at halftime on a 22-yard field goal by Alex Perez and a 31-yard touchdown run by Brain Haddow. A one-yard touchdown run by Nick Altillio plus a 2-point conversion gave Middletown South a 15-9 lead and a 15-yard touchdown pass from Tom Schork to Joe Stanzione extended the lead to 21-9. Mauro's touchdown run with five minutes left accounted for the final score.

 

Holmdel 35, Matawan 7

Junior running back Jaden Gallo ran for three touchdowns and senior running back AJ DeCicco ran for two scores as the Hornets (4-1) bounced back with another dominating rushing effort to defeat the Huskies (0-3).

Gallo ran for touchdowns of 48, 39 and 28 yards while DeCicco had a 55-yard touchdown run and a 63-yard touchdown run. Jared Battaglia had an interception.

 

Raritan 28, Red Bank 21

Luke O'Hea scored three touchdowns, including a score that tied the game at 21 and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Rockets (4-1) surged past the Bucs (1-4).

Raritan led 14-0 in the first quarter on a 28-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Ben Hutchins to junior wide receiver Robbie Scarola and a touchdown run by O'Hea. Red Bank rallied to take a 21-14 lead on a touchdown run by Cian Curylo, a touchdown pass from Owen Laughlin to Curylo and a 65-yard touchdown run by Laughlin.

A 39-yard touchdown run by O'Hea late in the third quarter tied the game at 21. A long completion by Hutchins to Joe Campanella set up O'Hea's go-ahead touchdown and Raritan held on for its fourth straight win.

 

Ocean 17, St. John Vianney 10

 

Shore at Asbury Park - canceled

 

Ocean County

Brick Memorial 21, No. 8 Toms River South 7

Senior quarterback T.J. McArthur had two touchdown runs and a touchdown pass as the Mustangs (1-4) upset the Indians (3-2) to pick up their first win of the season.

Toms River South took a 7-0 lead on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Jack Huber to Gavin Migliori, but it was all Brick Memorial after that. An interception by JT Henderson and consecutive receptions by senior Akhi Barksdale moved the ball to the Toms River South 12-yard line with eight seconds left in the first half. Two plays later, McArthur hit Mike Angrosina for a 3-yard touchdown with less than one second left to tie the game 7-7 at halftime.

A 3-yard touchdown run by McArthur with 3:29 left in the third quarter gave Brick Memorial a 14-7 lead and he added an 8-yard touchdown run with 3:22 left in the game. Jason Jankowski also had an interception in the fourth quarter as part of a great defensive effort by the Mustangs.

 

No. 10 Toms River North 35, Toms River East 21

Senior running back Jordan Grey had a touchdown run, a touchdown catch and a kickoff return for a touchdown as the Mariners (3-2) won a back-and-forth contest against the rival Raiders (1-4).

Grey had a 64-yard touchdown run, caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jake Kazanowsky and returned the second-half kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown. Kazanowksy had touchdown runs of 7 and 10 yards to snap a 21-21 tie in the third quarter.

Nick Totten had a 65-yard touchdown run and threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Mike Madera and a 27-yard touchdown pass to Roemmele to lead Toms River East.

 

Jackson Memorial 25, Brick 0

Touchdowns by senior running back Will Towns, sophomore quarterback Tai Mann, senior wide receiver Kai Blair and senior Rob Lagrevenis enabled the Jaguars (3-2) to top the Dragons (1-4) and snap a two-game losing streak. The shutout is the third of the season for Jackson.

 

Lacey 35, Barnegat 0

Junior quarterback Noah Brunatti threw touchdown passes to Jake Houle and Michael Abode and Scott Stevens and Tynan Jensen ran for touchdowns as the Lions (4-1) blanked the Bengals (3-2) for their fourth straight win.

 

Central 23, Pinelands 6

Chase Gumbrecht ran for a touchdown, Brandon Montgomery had a touchdown reception and Sean Hurley connected on a 40-yard field goal to push the Golden Eagles (3-2) past the Wildcats (1-4).

Central's defense forced three turnovers with an interception by Dom Fraulo and fumble recoveries by Anthony Musso and Gio Libassi.

 

Lakewood at Jackson Liberty - canceled

 

Crossover

Neptune 25, Point Boro 20

Senior quarterback Nino Bua tossed two touchdown passes to senior wide receiver Kelly Beaubrun and sophomore running back Jaquan Smith had a pair of touchdown runs as the Scarlet Fliers (2-3) held off the Panthers (1-4).

Junior outside linebacker Ra'Sun Banks led the way defensively along with senior defensive back Tian Blake, who had two interceptions as Neptune held Point Boro's triple-option offense to six points in the second half.

 

Nonconference

Bernards 43, Monmouth 20

 

Saturday, Oct. 31

Monmouth County

No. 5 Mater Dei 26, No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 19

The Seraphs (4-1) pulled off the Mater Dei Miracle Part 2 when senior wide receiver Naran Buntin completed a hook and lateral for a 57-yard touchdown reception with 27 seconds left to lift the Seraphs to a sensational victory over the Bulldogs (3-2).

Junior quarterback Alex Brown threw a pass to Kody Gibbs, who flipped it back to Buntin and the Kent State-bound wideout took it the rest of the way for the go-ahead touchdown.


Rumson had taken a 19-18 lead with 1:48 left on a 52-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Josh Harmon to senior tight end Luke Devlin.

Mater Dei led 6-0 at halftime on a 31-yard touchdown run by Gibbs on the first play of the second quarter. Rumson tied it 6-6 when Harmon ran for a 2-yard touchdown but Mater Dei answered immediately when Brown hit Kyree Drake for a 57-yard touchdown run to give the Seraphs a 12-6 lead with 5:43 left in the third quarter.

Rumson went in front, 13-12, when Harmon found Devlin for an 8-yard touchdown pass with 9:29 left in the game. Mater Dei re-took the lead, 18-13, on a 3-yard touchdown run by Ra'Jahn Cooper with 4:35 to play before the second touchdown from Harmon to Devlin put Rumson ahead by one.

 

No. 7 Freehold 41, Freehold Township 7

It was another high-scoring victory for the Colonials (4-1) as they rocked the rival Patriots (2-2) to retain The Duke rivalry trophy.

Senior quarterback Sha'Kim Shuler accounted for five total touchdowns with two passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns and a kickoff return for a touchdown. Shuler entered Saturday as the Shore Conference's leading rusher. Kamore Gill had two touchdown catches and a 2-point conversion and Matt Grady returned an interception for a touchdown. Yahin Calhoun pulled down his Shore Conference-leading fifth interception.

 

Marlboro 20, Howell 13

Junior running back Zach Mendes ran for over 100 yards and caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Nick Wright as the Mustangs (1-4) topped the Rebels (1-4) for their first win of the season.

Wright also had a rushing touchdown while John Vitale returned an interception for a touchdown. Andrew Spinello also had an interception.

 

Ocean County

No. 2 Donovan Catholic 21, No. 9 Southern 14

The Griffins (5-0) received a 34-carry, 224-yard rushing performance by senior running back Jahdir Loftland and survived a scare from the Rams (3-2) to remain undefeated.

A 14-yard touchdown run by senior wide receiver Jayon Farrar gave Donovan a 21-14 lead - its first of the game - with 9:46 to play.

Southern struck first to grab a 7-0 lead when senior quarterback Taylor Munt found senior Hank Gallacher for a 17-yard touchdown on the first play of the second quarter. The 30-yard drive was set up by a fumble recovery by junior defensive end Nate Committee.

The Rams took that lead into halftime but Donovan knotted the score at seven on the opening drive of the second half. A 25-yard run by Loftland set up a 29-yard touchdown run by senior wide receiver James Bivins as Donovan went 65 yards in just three plays.

Southern answered immediately, however, when Munt connected with Alex Rainone for a 64-yard touchdown run on a play-action pass to give the Rams a 14-7 advantage. Donovan's offensive line took over the game on the next drive as the Griffins drove 85 yards in nine plays to tie the game. Farrar leaped to haul in a 38-yard pass from senior quarterback Evyn Menta and on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, Loftland powered into the end zone to tie the score at 14.

Donovan's defense forced a punt on the next series to set up the go-ahead 77-yard scoring drive that ended with Farrar's touchdown run. Farrar caught three passes for 51 yards and ran for 51 yards and a touchdown on five carries.

Donovan's defense held Southern standout junior running back Jaiden Brown to 58 yards rushing on 19 carries. Brown entered Saturday second in the Shore Conference with 702 yards rushing and had rushed for at least 115 yards in every game this season.

 

Crossover

Manchester 45, Keansburg 28

The Hawks exploded for 575 yards of offense and may have set several school records in defeating the Titans (3-2) to improve to 4-1 for the first time in at least 18 years.

Junior quarterback Savon Myers completed 13 of 19 passes for a career-high 341 yards and five touchdowns and also ran for 51 yards on nine carries.

Senior running back Josh Glenn ran for 212 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries and also caught five passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

Senior wide receiver Gavin Clark caught six passes for 104 yards and three touchdowns and D'Maari Brown caught three passes for 109 yards. Evan Weiner kicked a 37-yard field goal.

 

Keyport 21, Point Beach 0

Troy Alvarez threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to DJ Thomson to start the scoring and Nazir Treadwell added a 65-yard touchdown run later in the game as the Red Raiders (2-3) shut out the Garnet Gulls (0-4) for their second straight win.

 

Nonconference

Asbury Park 58, Roselle Park 20

Monster games from sophomore quarterback Jai'Sun Brown and senior wide receiver Mikai Brown-Jones led the Blue Bishops (2-2) to a blowout win over the Panthers (2-3). It is the most points Asbury Park has scored in a game since a 60-0 win over Mater Dei in 2011.

Brown completed 15 of 23 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns, threw two 2-point conversion passes and ran for a 2-point conversion. Brown-Jones was uncoverable with eight receptions for 243 yards and three touchdowns, scoring on receptions of 75, 55 and 8 yards. He also recorded eight tackles and forced a fumble on defense.

Najier Massey added 70 yards rushing and two touchdowns plus a 2-point conversion run on 10 carries, Emon Morales ran for 44 yards and a touchdown on three carries and also intercepted a pass on defense and Dante Ayala busted loose for an 80-yard touchdown.

 

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