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Week 5

Friday, Sept. 30


No. 2 Toms River North 60, Toms River South 0

Junior quarterback Micah Ford completed 5 of 5 passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 44 yards and a touchdown on seven carries as the Mariners (6-0) walloped the rival Indians (1-4) in the latest edition of the "Civil War".

Junior running back Josh Moore had a 54-yard touchodwn run and a 49-yard touchdown reception, Ford has a 2-yard touchodwn run, Tareq Council caught a 36-yard touchdown pass, Nasir Jackson hauled in a 49-yard scoring pass from Ford, and junior wide receiver Jeremiah Pruitt ran for a 6-yard touchdown to give Toms River North a 41-0 halftime lead.

Mordecai Ford added a 40-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter before two defensive scores - a 41-yard fumble return touchdown by Ryan Warner followed by a 25-yard fumble return touchdown by Ja'que Hunter - accounted for the final scoring margin.

The Mariners' defense totaled 11 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, and forced three turnovers (two fumbles, one interception).


No. 4 Point Boro 56, Toms River East 0

Junior running back Jake Croce ran for 165 yards and four touchdowns on nine carries as the Panthers (5-0) overpowered the Raiders (2-3) to remain undefeated.

Junior quarterback Matt Oliphant ran for 78 yards and a touchdown on just three carries, sophomore quarterback Mikey Ollendorf ran for two touchdowns, senior running back Sam Muraglia ran for a touchdown, and senior Connor Cilento returned the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown.

Senior defensive end Connor Reynolds led the defense to its second straight shutout and third of the season by making 6 tackles and recording 1.5 sacks. Senior defensive back Brian Orio had an interception and senior defensive end Aiden Ward made five tackles.

Point Boro led 42-0 at halftime.


No. 6 Ocean 34, Raritan 13

Senior quarterback Tyler Douglas totaled 290 yards of offense with two rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown as the Spartans (5-0) topped the Rockets (3-2) to remain undefeated.

Douglas ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and threw for 133 yards and a touchdown. Senior wide receiver CJ Flannigan caught four passes for 145 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a touchdown.

Caleb Thompson started the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run, Douglas ran for a 40-yard score, and Flannigan scored on a 72-yard reception to give Ocean a 21-0 lead in the second quarter.

Raritan closed the gap to 21-13 in the second half on a 37-yard touchdown run by senior running back Kieran Falzon in the second quarter and a 10-yard score by Falzon in the third quarter. Flannigan's 3-yard touchdown run gave Ocean back its two-score lead and Douglas added a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Falzon ran for a game-high 170 yards and two scores, and senior slot back Dan Calicari ran for 57 yards and caught four passes for 42 yards to lead Raritan.


No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven 27, Southern 0

Sophomore quarterback Owen O'Toole completed 14 of 24 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns and senior linebacker Luke Mikolajczyk recorded 11 total tackles with a sack and three tackles for loss to power the Bulldogs (3-2) to a shutout victory over the Rams (2-3) for their third straight win.

O'Toole tossed touchdown passes to senior wide receiver Scott Venancio and junior wide receiver Nick Rigby, senior running back Brayden Dill ran for a touchdown, and senior Oliver Lorraine kicked two field goals. Junior tight end Will Rehder caught three passes for a game-high 72 yards, Venancio caught three passes for 57 yards, and Rigby caught five passes for 52 yards.

Along with Mikolajczyk, junior defensive end Markus Brown had eight tackles with one sack and two tackles for loss, senior defensive lineman Marshall Halfacre had six tackles, two tackles for loss, and a fumble recovery, senior defensive back Beau Kemler made six tackles, forced a fumble, and intercepted a pass, and senior defensive back Ryan Kalman also intercepted a pass to spearhead the defensive effort.

Armando Sanchez had another strong game for Southern's defense with two sacks and three tackles for loss.


No. 9 Colts Neck 28, Lacey 13

Junior running back Chris Scully ran for 191 yards and two touchdowns on an average of 9.1 yards per carry to help lead the Cougars (4-1) past the Lions (1-4) for their fourth straight victory.

Senior Will Surdez also ran for a touchdown and junior quarterback Dom Beninato threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Aidan Manasso. Scully now has 934 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns in five games.

Surdez led the Cougars' defense with 13 tackles, including two tackles for loss. Junior defensive lineman Anthony Lombardi had 10 tackles and two tackles for loss, sophomore linebacker James Bertan had nine tackles with one tackle for loss, junior defensive back Ethan Sloane had an interception, and senior linebacker Eoin Fitzpatrick forced a fumble that was recovered by Manasso


Howell 24, Wall 14

Junior quarterback Egan Nelms threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns on his 17th birthday and senior Jack Gartenstein caught eight passes for 117 yards, ran for a touchdown, and intercepted a pass on defense as the Rebels (3-2) picked up an important road victory and denied the Crimson Knights (0-4) their first win of the season.

Nelms threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Kevin Maloney and a 7-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Damian Padilla. Junior kicker Adam Picado kicked a 27-yard field goal and Gartenstein ran for a 23-yard touchdown with under a minute left to clinch the victory. Maloney caught seven passes for 80 yards and Padilla caught six passes for 54 yards as Nelms completed 24 of 40 passes.

Howell's defense pitched a shutout in the second half, forced three turnovers, and limited Wall to 55 yards of offense over the final two quarters. Senior defensive back Dom Marino had two interceptions and Gartenstein intercepted a pass on the final offensive play of the game.

Junior quarterback Andrew Olsen there a 5-yard touchdown pass to senior fullback Keisun Sanders and an 18-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Pat Donohue for Wall. Anthony Gartz ran for 75 yards and Billy Carr notched two sacks on defense.


Manalapan 35, Freehold 0

Sophomore running back Jason Rodriguez ran for two touchdowns and sophomore defensive back Jackson Pfister intercepted two passes, one of which he returned for a touchdown on the game's opening play, to lead the Braves (3-3) past the Colonials (0-4).

Senior quarterback Nick Heckel ran for a touchdown and senior quarterback Matt Grzejka tossed a 38-yard touchdown pass to junior tight end Joseph Melo.


Freehold Township 21, Brick Memorial 20

Sophomore running back Chase Enlow had two touchdown runs and the Patriots' defense stopped Brick Memorial on a 2-point conversion attempt in the final minute to preserve a thrilling comeback victory for the Patriots (3-3) over the Mustangs (2-3).

Brick Memorial led 14-0 at halftime before Enlow's 55-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter cut the Patriots' deficit in half. At 9:45 of the fourth quarter, sophomore quarterback Nick Cardone connected with junior wide receiver Shawn Corchado for a 3-yard touchdown to tie the score at 14. Freehold Township took the lead, 21-14, when Enlow scored on a 6-yard run with 3:41 left.

Enlow ran for 190 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries and Corchado caught eight passes for 80 yards and a touchdown. Cardone went 8-for-8 for 80 yards and a touchdown splitting time with junior quarterback Mark Augello (7-for-14, 54 yards).

Senior linebacker Nick Benjamino made a team-leading 13 tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble while senior linebacker John Meehan had six tackles, a sack, and two tackles for loss. Senior edge Jayden Holmes-Cottor also had two tackles for loss, junior defensive back Nick Carnevale had an interception, and senior linebacker Jacob Nastarowicz recovered a fumble.

Sophomroe running back Kevin Andrews ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries for Brick Memorial. Junior quarterback Connor Dietz completed 10 of 16 passes for 178 yards with one interception and ran for 87 yards on 12 carries. Senior tight end Joe Nolan caught five passes for 73 yards.


Jackson Memorial 34, Jackson Liberty 0

Junior wide receiver/defensive back Albert D'Alessandro had two touchdown catches and an interception return for a touchdown and senior quarterback Tai Mann also totaled three touchdowns to power the Jaguars (4-1) past the Lions (2-3) to retain the Connor Cup.

Mann and D'Alessandro combined on a 57-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and a 19-yard touchdown in the second quarter. D'Alessandro also had a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown and Mann added a fourth-quarter touchdown run.

The Jaguars also scored on special teams when Ryan Jagodzinski returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown.


Asbury Park 27, Barnegat 0


Manasquan 42, Manchester 7

Senior quarterback Brett Patten returned after missing the past two games and set the school record for career touchdown passes as the Warriors (1-3) rolled over the Hawks (2-3) to secure their first win of the season.

Patten completed 5 of 7 passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns, throwing a 30-yard touchdown pass to Jack Dettlinger and a 23-yard touchdown pass to Cael Driscoll, both in the second quarter, to give the Warriors a 42-0 halftime lead. Patten's 40 career touchdowns break the previous mark of 39 set by Eji Paige in 1995.

Manasquan jumped out to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter despite having only one offensive possession. Senior running back Jhamier Howard returned the opening kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown to give the Warriors an immediate 7-0 lead after Dettlinger's extra point. Howard scored on a 13-yard run to make it 14-0 and Noah Mammeri returned an interception for a touchdown to make it 21-0. On the next series, Howard picked off a pass and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown to give Manasquan a four-touchdown advantage.

Linebacker Will Burns had 10 tackles and one sack while Matthew O'Donnell had six tackles and 1.5 sacks. Terrence Marks recorded 1.5 sacks Jack Mead added one sack.

Junior running back Josh Love ran for 122 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries to lead Manchester. Love scored on a 9-yard run late in the fourth quarter.


Brick 34, Central 0

Senior quarterback AJ Grygiel ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries and also threw a touchdown pass to lead the Dragons (3-2) to a five-touchdown win over the Golden Eagles (0-5).

Grygiel had touchdown runs of 31 and 37 yards and tossed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Logan Donnely. Travis Trempy ran for a game-high 117 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, scoring on a 25-yard run in the second quarter. Junior linebacker Jake Toye had an interception return for a touchdown and helped contribute to the shutout.


Matawan 34, Holmdel 14

Sophomore quarterback Am'ir Martinez completed 9 of 10 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown and ran for 60 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries as the Huskies (4-1) beat the Hornets (0-5) for their fourth straight win.

Sophomore running back Colin Palumbo ran for 80 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries and freshman wide receiver Welman Crooms caught seven passes for 131 yards and a touchdown and ran for 67 yards on two carries. Cameron Cooper ran for 54 yards on two carries. Palumbo had a pair of 2-yard touchdown runs, Martinez ran for scores of 1 and 2 yards, and Crooms caught a 62-yard touchdown pass from Martinez.


Shore 17, Monmouth 7

Junior running back Alex George ran for 128 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and senior linebacker Ty Koch had a sack, a tackle for loss, and a fumble recovery as the Blue Devils (4-1) held off the Falcons (2-3).

Junior running back Lucas White ran for 60 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and senior running back Lucas Rosa ran for 62 yards on 18 carries, and Koch ran for 42 yards on eight carries as the Blue Devils ran for 292 yards. Senior kicker Michael Furlong connected on a 32-yard field goal and converted both extra point attempts.

Senior running back Julian Jones fran for 114 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries for Monmouth. Senior linebacker Eric Crossley helped lead the Falcons' defense with 16 total tackles, two tackles for loss, and a sack, while senior linebacker Nick Huisman had 12 tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss, and a pass breakup.


Pinelands 35, Lakewood 6

Sophomore running back Jaimin Parkinson ran for 227 yards and four touchdown runs on 32 carries and senior Connor Bonicky ran for 93 yards and a touchdown as part of a 366-yard team rushing performance that propelled the Wildcats (2-3) past the Piners (1-4).

Parkinson had touchdown runs of 4, 4, 8, and 4 yards, and Bonicky had a 4-yard touchdown run. Sophomore quarterback Ty Kline completed 5 of 10 passes for 64 yards and ran for 26 yards on two carries. Eric Kobilnyk added 20 yards rushing on two carries. Steve Borden caught three passes for 38 yards and Mike Fralwy had two receptions for 26 yards.



Seton Hall Prep 17, No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 0

The Caseys (5-1) were unable to find the end zone and fell to the Pirates (4-1) in a battle of teams ranked in the top 10 in New Jersey. RBC entered the game ranked No. 3 and Seton Hall prep was ranked No. 10.

Senior running back Sabino Portella ran for 84 yards on 13 carries and sophomore quarterback Frankie Williams completed 14 of 26 passes for 90 yards and ran for 32 yards on 12 carries. Senior defensive back Najih Rahman had an interception and Portella had a team-high 13 tackles (7 solo) with one tackle for loss. Junior defensive lineman Logan Graham added eight tackles, a sack, and two tackles for loss. RBC's first-team defense allowed its first two touchdowns of the season.

Darren Burton III scored on an 8-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give Seton Hall Prep the only touchdown it would need. Jack Catchpole connected on a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter and Liam Londergan threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Daly in the fourth quarter. Londergan completed 12 of 16 passes for 131 yards with one touchdown and one interception.


St. Joseph (Montvale) 41, No. 3 Donovan Catholic 13

Freshman running back Najee Calhoun scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to avoid the shutout but the Griffins (3-2) could not stop the big-play touchdowns by the Green Knights (3-3) and fell in a matchup of state-ranked teams at MetLife Stadium.

St. Joe's entered the game ranked No. 5 in the state with Donovan Catholic ranked No. 19.

All six of St. Joe's scoring plays were at least 38 yards in length, beginning with Mehki Rossignol catching a 38-yard touchdown pass from Joey Gaston to get the scoring started in the first quarter. Rossignol then hauled in a 40-yard touchdown pass from Gaston in the second quarter before Jovon Williams secured a 54-yard touchdown pass from Gaston to make it 21-0. Makhi Jones returned a blocked punt for a touchdown to give St. Joe's a 27-0 halftime lead.

Yasin Willis pushed the advantage to 34-0 in the third quarter with a 61-yard interception return for a touchdown. Calhoun, who ran for 42 yards on 10 carries, broke the shutout with a 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. The Green Knights, however, responded immediately when John Forster returned the ensuing kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown, giving St. Joe's a 41-7 lead. Calhoun punched in a 1-yard touchdown to cap the scoring.


Point Beach 45, KIPP Academy 8

Roman Grauso ran for a team-high 115 yards and a touchdown while Ryan Oreste and Joey Beley each ran for two touchdowns to help send the Garnet Gulls (2-3) to a dominant win over KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy of Camden.

Oreste ran for 89 yards and two scores on 10 carries and Beley ran for 63 yards and two touchdowns on five carries. Jake Mullins added 46 yards and a touchdown on six carries. Beley also completed 4 of 9 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown, connecting with Kevin Burns on a 1-yard touchdown in the second quarter. The Garnet Gulls rolled up 357 yards rushing on an average of 8.7 yards per carry.

On defense, Beley had a team-leading seven tackles with one sack and two tackles for loss. Grauso and Jackson Killian also recorded sacks and Liam Brosnan had an interception.



Saturday, Oct. 1


Keyport 19, Gateway 9

Touchdown runs by sophomore quarterback Roman Blanks and junior running back Nazir Treadwell in the fourth quarter punctuated a rally by the Red Raiders (3-2) to surge past the Gators (1-4).

Keyport was trailing 9-6 heading into the fourth quarter until Blanks scored on a 1-yard run to take a 12-9 lead. Late in the fourth quarter, Treadwell broke free for a 34-yard touchdown run that gave Keyport a 19-9 advantage.

Treadwell ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. Blanks had a big game on defense where he made 12 tackles with one sack and two tackles for loss.

Gateway took a 6-0 lead in the opening minute of the second quarter when Tyler Mills scored on a 5-yard touchdown run. Keyport tied the score before halftime on a 75-yard touchdown run by Treadwell. Gateway took a 9-6 lead in the third quarter on a 35-yard field goal by Ty Binck.


Haddon Township 20, Keansburg 14


Sunday, Oct. 2


No. 8 St. John Vianney 28, Marlboro 14

Senior wide receiver Kyle Verriest and senior quarterback Michael Foley both accounted for two touchdowns to lead the Lancers (5-1) past the Mustangs (3-2) for their fifth straight victory.

Foley had an 8-yard touchdown run and also threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Verriest, while Verriest also had a 37-yard punt return touchdwon. Senior running back Jack Farrah ran for a 1-yard touchdown.

Junior running back Matt Cassidy ran for a touchdown and senior Ryan Mendes returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to lead Marlboro.




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