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Week 6

Friday, Oct. 7

American Division

No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 23, Manalapan 0

Junior linebacker Davin Brewton recorded 11 total tackles with one sack and two tackles for loss and senior defensive end Aidan Donohue posted eight total tackles with one sack and two tackles for loss as the Caseys (6-1, 4-0) blanked the Braves (3-4, 0-4) to win their sixth game of the season.

Senior linebacker Brendan Catalano led Manalapan's defense with 17 total tackles, including four tackles for loss.


No. 4 Donovan Catholic 34, Wall 0


No. 5 Middletown South 27, No. 7 Rumson-Fair Haven 21

Junior running back Donovan Summey ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns to lead a potent ground attack and junior defensive back Jake Czwakiel intercepted two passes as the Eagles (4-1, 3-1) opened a three-score lead and held on to defeat the Bulldogs (3-3, 1-2).

Junior running back Colin Gallagher ran for 87 yards and two touchdowns and Czwakiel added 44 yards rushing from the quarterback position. Middletown South ran the ball 54 times for 304 yards. Summey's had touchdown runs of 4 and 25 yards and Gallagher scored on runs of 6 and 59 yards.

Gallagher made 10 tackles with one tackle for loss and one pass deflection at linebacker, Owen Richter made nine tackles, Brendan Sliva had three tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery, and Madden Stanley had four tackles and one sack.

For Rumson, junior wide receiver Nick Rigby caught 10 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown and sophomore quarterback Owen O'Toole went 19 of 34 for 217 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Rigby caught a 15-yard touchdown pass, sophomore wide receiver Nick Thomas had a 21-yard touchdown catch, and junior running back Alastair Orr ran for a 2-yard touchdown.

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Colonial Division

No. 2 Toms River North 55, Lacey 0

Junior quarterback Micah Ford completed 5 of 7 passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns ad ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries as the Mariners (7-0, 4-0) bulldozed the Lions (1-4, 1-3) to claim at least a share of the division title.

Junior running back Josh Moore ran for 82 yards and a touchdown on four carries, sophomore Mordecai Ford ran for 79 yards and a touchdown on four carries, and senior fullback Nick Walano had a 1-yard touchdown run. Junior wide receiver Tareq Council caught a 25-yard touchdown pass and sophomore wide receiver Nasir Jackson caught a 44-yard touchdown pass. Junior wide receiver Jeremiah Pruitt added a 1-yard touchdown run.

Pruitt also had a sack, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a fumble recovery on defense as Toms River North recorded its fourth shutout of the season.


Long Branch 14, No. 10 Middletown North 10

A 23-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter by junior quarterback Earnest Reevey lifted the Green Wave (2-3, 2-2) past the 10th-ranked Lions (3-2, 3-1).

Middletown North led 10-0 at halftime on a 25-yard field goal by Ian Poole-Morgan and a 5-yard touchdown run by Neno Morgan-Acker. Long Branch pulled to within 14-7 in the third quarter when Reavey tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Zaheem Brown. Reevey finished with 86 yards passing and a team-high 32 yards rushing and Brown also had an interception on defense.


Southern 27, Central 14

Junior running back Mike Zecena ran for a career-high 155 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries to power the Rams (3-3, 2-2) past the Golden Eagles (0-6, 0-4) to win the Boyd-Emmert rivalry trophy.

Senior quarterback Andy Falletta completed 4 of 6 passes for 89 yards and threw a 7-yard  touchdown pass to Alexander Murray. Junior defensive lineman Armando Sanchez led the way on defense with two sacks and two tackles for loss among his six total stops. Dee Halm and Riley Harris had one sack each and Murray and Justin Silva each recovered fumbles.


Constitution Division

Freehold Township 39, Freehold 7

Sophomore quarterback Nick Cardone completed 9 of 13 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns and junior wide receiver Nick Carnevale caught two touchdown passes to lead the Patriots (4-3, 2-2) past the Colonials (0-6, 0-4) to take home "The Duke" rivalry trophy.

Carnevale caught two passes for 69 yards with touchdown receptions of 64 and 5 yards. Junior wideout Shawn Corchado and senior Nick Benjamino also had touchdown catches, senior running back Chris Nasso ran for a touchdown, and sophomore Justin Tamai had a 59-yard touchdown run. Junior quarterback Mark Augello also tossed a touchdown pass.

Senior linebacker Jacob Nastarowicz and sophomore linebacker Braden Larkin had one sack each, juniors Sebastian Andujar and Nick Manfre recovered fumbles, and Benjamino posted a team-high 10 total tackles.


Freedom Division

No. 6 Ocean 27, Brick 7

Senior quarterback Tyler Douglas and senior wide receiver/running back CJ Flannigan each scored two touchdowns to send the Spartans (6-0, 4-0) to a win over the Dragons (3-3, 2-2) that clinched at least a share of the division title.

Douglas had touchdown runs of 20 and 1 yards in the second half to give Ocean a 20-7 lead. In the first quarter, he tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Flannigan. Brick responded in the second quarter to tie the game on a 1-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback AJ Grygiel. After the consecutive touchdown runs by Douglas gave the Spartans a two-score lead, Flannigan polished off the victory with a 54-yard touchdown run with 26 seconds left.

Ocean can clinch the outright division championship with a victory over Red Bank on Friday, Oct. 21.


Brick Memorial 42, Toms River South 6

Junior quarterback Connor Dietz completed 14 of 16 passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 129 yards and three touchdowns to power the Mustangs (3-3, 3-1) past the Indians (1-5, 0-4).

Jeremiah Crispin caught six passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns and Jasaan Whitaker caught six passes for 58 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore running back Kevin Andrews ran for 85 yards on nine carries.


Independence Division

No. 3 Point Boro 58, Monmouth 6

Junior running back Jake Croce ran for 179 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and senior running back Connor Cilento ran for 110 yards and scored two total touchdowns on just four carries as the Panthers (6-0, 4-0) continued their dominant play with an emphatic victory over the Falcons (2-4, 1-3).

Senior running back Tyler Gordon scored a game-high three touchdowns and junior quarterback Matt Oliphant ran for a score and threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Cilento. Senior Tyler Criscuolo also scored a rushing touchdown.

Junior nose guard Charles Davison made a team-high eight tackles, senior middle linebacker JJ Bennet recorded seven tackles, and senior defensive ends Connor Reynolds and Aiden Ward each made six tackles.

With St. John Vianney's loss to Raritan,  Point Boro clinched at least a share of the division title.


Raritan 36, No. 8 St. John Vianney 33

Junior running back Kieran Falzon ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns and also returned a kickoff for a touchdown as the Rockets (4-2, 3-1) rallied for a scintillating victory over the rival Lancers (5-2, 3-1) that snapped SJV's 5-game winning streak.

Falzon had a 44-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, an 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the third quarter, and a 13-yard go-ahead touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Senior slot back Dan Calicari returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and caught four passes for 50 yards. Logan Goldsberry tossed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Michael Casiano and the Rockets also recorded a safety.


Liberty Division

Barnegat 27, Manchester 21

A touchdown run on fourth-and-goal by senior running back JoJo Bivins with 5:16 left in regulation snapped a 21-all tie and sent the Bengals (3-3, 3-1) to a pivotal victory over the Hawks (2-4, 1-3) that enabled them to remain in the division title hunt.

Bivins ran for 202 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries and Matthieu Worthy also ran for a touchdown for Barnegat. Defensive end Rodney Burke had 12 total tackles with three tackles for loss and linebacker Cole Toddings made nine tackles with a whopping seven tackles for loss and half a sack.

Sophomore quarterback Aiden Lunn completed 7 of 9 passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns and senior wide receiver Tyrone Benjamin caught four passes for 118 yards and three touchdowns, including a 72-yard touchdown reception from Eli Casalan.


Pinelands 12, Jackson Liberty 7

Junior wide receiver Mike Frawley caught nine passes for 105 yards and a touchdown, including the go-ahead touchdown with under three minutes left in the fourth quarter that propelled the Wildcats (3-3, 1-3) to a dramatic victory over the Lions (2-4, 1-3).

Frawley also had an interception on defense and recovered a fumble (forced by senior linebacker Liam Villinger) on the 3-yard line with 1:20 left in the game. Senior quarterback Ryan Allen threw for 166 yards, senior Stephen Borden caught six passes for 57 yards, and sophomore running back Jaimin Parkinson ran for 78 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.

Mekhi Hall (10 tackles), Borden (9 tackles), and Villinger (8 tackles, 1 forced fumble) led the way on defense for the Wildcats.


Patriot Division

Shore 35, Point Beach 7

Senior quarterback Ty Koch completed 6 of 10 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a touchdown to lead the Blue Devils (5-1, 4-0) past the Garnet Gulls for their fifth straight victory. The win also clinched at least a share of the division title.

Junior running back Lucas White caught two passes for 70 yards and a touchdown and ran for a team-high 85 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, while junior tight end Jackson Whitacre caught four passes for 95 yards and a touchdown. Junior running back Alex George ran for 74 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and senior running back Lucas Rosa ran for 52 yards on 10 carries.

Rosa also helped lead the way on defense with a sack and two tackles for loss. Senior linebacker Aidan O'Brien recorded a team-high seven tackles.


Keansburg at Asbury Park, 6 p.m. - canceled


Saturday, Oct. 8

Constitution Division

No. 9 Colts Neck 21, Howell 13

Junior running back Chris Scully ran for 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns and senior defensive back Matt Celli returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown as the Cougars (5-1, 4-0) beat the rival Rebels (3-3, 1-3) to clinch at least a share of the division title.

Junior defensive back Ethan Sloane also had an interception and sophomore linebacker James Bertan recovered a fumble for a Cougars' defense that came up with multiple key stops throughout the game.

Scully eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark and now has 1,061 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns on an average of 7.2 yards per carry.

Shane Fox had a 3-yard touchdown run for Howell that tied the game 7-7 in the second quarter. Colts Neck went ahead 21-7 on Celli's pick-6 and Scully's second touchdown run before Howell added a late touchdown on a 1-yard run with just over a minute left in the game.

Colts Neck can clinch the outright division title with a win over Marlboro on Saturday, Oct. 22.


Jackson Memorial 27, Marlboro 20

Senior quarterback Tai Mann and senior running back Aidan Sweeney each scored two touchdowns to lead the Jaguars (5-1, 3-1) past the Mustangs (3-3, 2-2).

Mann ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries, scoring on runs of 11 and 25 yards. He also threw for 95 yards and connected with Shaun Hubbard on a 2-point conversion pass, and on defense snagged an interception. Sweeney ran for 76 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Jaiden Hernandez caught five passes for 61 yards and Albert D'Alessandro caught three passes for 35 yards.

Brayden Klein threw for 107 yards and two touchdowns and Jake Houston returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown for Marlboro.


Freedom Division

Red Bank 35, Neptune 7

Senior quarterback Pierce Olsen, senior wide receiver Lamar Hicks, and junior running back Gunnar Eckerstrom led the Bucs (3-2, 3-1) past the Scarlet Fliers (0-5, 0-4).

Eckerstrom ran for 62 yards and two touchdowns on six carries while Hicks had a 56-yard touchdown reception and a 24-yard touchdown run. Olsen threw for 169 yards and two scores, also connecting with Ky'Yam Martin for a 75-yard touchdown pass. Martin finished with three catches for 109 yards and a touchdown.


Independence Division

Manasquan 35, Holmdel 14

Senior running back Jhamier Howard scored four touchdowns and senior quarterback Brett Patten threw two touchdown passes to power the Warriors (2-3, 1-3) to a win over the Hornets (0-6, 0-4).

Patten completed 6 of 9 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with Howard on a 57-yard touchdown pass and with senior wide receiver Jack Dettlinger on a 27-yard touchdown pass. Dettlinger caught two passes for 77 yards and Howard ran for 41 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries.

Junior linebacker Will Burns had a career-high 17 tackles with two tackles for loss, junior Noah Mammeri made 11  tackles with one tackle for loss, junior Jack Mead had two tackles for loss and two forced fumbles among his seven total tackles, and Dettlinger had two interceptions, a forced fumble, eight tackles, and one tackle for loss.


Liberty Division

Matawan 34, Toms River East 16

Sophomore running back Colin Palumbo erupted for a career-high 259 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 24 carries to lead the Huskies (5-1, 4-0) past the Raiders (2-4, 2-2) for their fifth straight win. Matawan also clinched at least a share of the division title with the victory. It is Matawan's first division title since 2010.

Palumbo had touchdown runs of 38, 4, and 50 yards while sophomore quarterback Am'ir Martinez had an 11-yard touchdown run. The Huskies totaled 315 yards rushing on 41 carries. Martinez threw for 73 yards and a touchdown, a 57-yard scoring strike to junior wide receiver Cameron Cooper.


Patriot Division

Keyport 24, Lakewood 6

Senior running back Daijon Cross ran for 125 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and sophomore quarterback Roman Blanks totaled two touchdowns to lead the Red Raiders (4-2, 3-1) past the Piners (1-5, 1-2).

Blanks threw for 106 yards and a touchdown, connecting with Mike Ford on a 67-yard touchdown pass. Senior Max Judson kicked a 38-yard field goal and converted all three of his extra-point attempts.

Ryan Burns (10 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for loss), Kevin Fitzgerald (10 tackles, forced fumble), and Mason Eldridge (10 tackles, fumble recovery) led the way on defense. Derrick Ostervich, Wayne Wakefield Jr., and Liam Killian picked up one sack each.




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