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Week 6 

Friday, Nov. 6

Monmouth County

No. 1 Wall 31, Middletown South 10

Senior running back Casey Larkin ran for 130 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries as the Crimson Knights (5-0) topped the Eagles (2-4) to finish the regular season undefeated.

Larkin, who was injured two plays into Wall's Week 5 win over Manasquan and did not return, was questionable to play all week but suited up and played both offense and defense.

Senior quarterback Logan Peters added two touchdown runs, junior wide receiver Matt Dollive had a 37-yard touchdown run and Max Oakley kicked a 25-yard field goal.,

Tom Schork had a 1-yard touchdown run and Mike D'Amato kicked a 30-yard field goal for Middletown South.

 

No. 4 Mater Dei 27, Manalapan 10

Senior wide receiver Naran Buntin caught nine passes for 151 yards and a touchdown and junior running back Ra'Jahn Cooper ran for 151 yards as the Seraphs (5-1) topped the Braves (0-4) to win their fifth straight game.

Junior running back Maurice Hinton added 65 yards rushing and two touchdowns and senior wide receiver Kody Gibbs had a 65-yard touchdown run.

Vincenzo Rea kicked a 25-yard field goal and EJ Marquez had a 10-yard touchdown run for Manalapan.

 

No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 34, Ocean 7

Senior running back John Volker ran for 144 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries, including a 73-yard touchdown run, as the Bulldogs (4-2) walloped the Spartans (2-3) in the regular-season finale.

Volker also had touchdown runs of 7 and 17 yards while Colin Kennedy had a 45-yard touchdown run and Ryan Ruane returned the opening kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown.

Tyler Douglas threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Chris Carasia to account for Ocean's touchdown.

 

No. 7 Freehold 40, Middletown North 37

Kayden Hutchinson connected on a 36-yard field goal with five seconds left to give the Colonials (5-1) a thrilling victory over the Lions (1-5) in a high-scoring, back-and-forth game.

Senior quarterback Sha'Kim Shuler gave Freehold a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with touchdown runs of 15 and 2 yards before Middletown North used a 65-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Giannone to Alex Perez to get on the board. Freehold went ahead, 21-7, on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Shuler to junior tight end Tyler Ochojski, but Middletown North tied the score at 21 on a 23-yard touchdown run by DJ Willis and a 7-yard shovel pass from Giannone to Lucas Cerbo. A 5-yard touchdown run by Yahsin Calhoun gave Freehold a 28-21 lead at halftime.

A 64-yard touchdown run by Middletown North's Eaghan Kieff tied the score at 28 with 7:54 left in the third quarter, but Freehold answered when a fumble recovery led to a 27-yard touchdown run by Shuler for a 34-28 lead with 4:35 left in the third. A safety by Zac Searight pulled Middletown North to within 34-30 and the Lions went ahead on a 2-yard touchdown run by Cerbo with 6:47 left in the game.

A 21-yard field goal by Hutchinson with 3:05 left in the game tied the score at 37 and his 36-yard field goal gave the Colonials the victory.

 

Holmdel 37, Marlboro 0

Senior running back AJ DeCicco had touchdown runs of 73 and 45 yards and senior quarterback Christian Donnelly had touchdown runs of 84 and 76 yards as the Hornets (5-1) and their split-back veer offense rolled over the Mustangs (1-5).

Junior running back Jaden Gallo added a 49-yard touchdown run and freshman Connor Mendini kicked a 22-yard field goal. Senior Dylan Day had an interception on defense.

 

Matawan 28, Keyport 14

Senior running back Adam Coleman ran for 213 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries to lead the Huskies (1-3) past the Red Raiders (2-4) for their first win of the season.

Coleman scored on runs of 2, 40 and 5 yards while senior Marvin Lovinsky added 101 yards rushing and a touchdown on 21 carries.

Senior quarterback Troy Alvarez threw touchdown passes of 25 and 30 yards to junior wide receiver DJ Thomson to lead Keyport.

 

Raritan at Red Bank Catholic - canceled

Howell at St. John Vianney - canceled

 

Ocean County

No. 2 Donovan Catholic 35, No. 9 Toms River North 0

Senior running back Jahdir Loftland ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark on the season as the Griffins (6-0) shut out the Mariners (3-3) to finish the regular season undefeated.

Junior running back Nunes Bukula ran for 94 yards and a touchdown on seven carries as Donovan Catholic's offensive line had another dominant game. Senior wide receiver Jayon Farrar had a 65-yard touchdown reception and also had an interception on defense.

Donovan Catholic's defense sacked Toms River North quarterback Jake Kazanowsky 10 times with senior defensive end Ethan Capone, junior linebackers Connor Farrell and Nat Iannello each recording two sacks apiece.

Kazanowsky threw for 215 yards with an interception on 18 of 32 passing. Senior wide receiver Zac Browne caught 12 passes for 149 yards.

 

No. 8 Southern 25, Central 0

Junior running back Jaiden Brown ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries to be named Emmert-Boyd Classic MVP and lead the Rams (4-2) past the Golden Eagles (3-3).

Brown scored on runs of 16 and 3 yards to become Southern's all-time leading rusher and scorer. He now has 2,126 career rushing yards, breaking the old mark of 2,027 set by Muhammad Abdullah. His 162 points broke the record of 153 held by Rob Yaiser.

Senior wide receiver Xavier Hendricks caught nine passes for 76 yards and a touchdown and also had an 85-yard kickoff return to start the second half.

Connor Clineman, Sean Rowland, Nate Committee, Steve Langton and Frank Fierra led Southern's defense to the shutout.

 

No. 10 Jackson Memorial 33, Jackson Liberty 0

Senior running back Will Towns ran for 303 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries to lead the Jaguars (4-2) to a dominant victory over the Lions (1-2).

It is Towns second 300-yard game and third straight game of over 230 yards rushing. He has rushed for 838 yards in the last three games (Toms River North, Brick, Liberty) and has 1,108 yards rushing in six games this season.

Fullback Damien Henderson added a 42-yard touchdown run and sophomore quarterback Tai Mann threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Wally Doman.

 

Toms River South 17, Toms River East 7

Senior running back Travis Squire had a pair of touchdown runs and Camren Stein kicked a 28-yard field goal to lift the Indians (4-2) past the Raiders (1-5).

Nick Totten threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Gino Gallo for Toms River East.

 

Point Boro 49, Lakewood 22

Sophomore Connor Cilento ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries as the Panthers (2-4) rolled up 350 yards on the ground to defeat the Piners (1-4)

Freshman fullback Jake Croce had 40 yards rushing and two touchdowns, senior fullback Nick Tuzzolino ran for 68 yards and a touchdown and junior quarterback Charlie Vitale ran for 60 yards. Joe Sabatino returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown.

Haaziq Barksdale had touchdown runs of 62 and 30 yards and Keyon Tims added an 11-yard touchdown for Lakewood.

 

Manchester 21, Point Beach 10

Senior running back Josh Glenn ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries and also caught a touchdown pass to lead the Hawks (5-1) past the Garnet Gulls (1-4).

Juinor quarterback Savon Myers completed 7 of 11 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown and ran for 44 yards on nine carries. Glenn also had a 2-point conversion and an interception on defense. Senior Gavin Clark also intercepted a pass on defense.

 

Crossover

Manasquan 28, Barnegat 8

 

Red Bank at Pinelands - canceled

Freehold Township at Lacey - canceled

 

Nonconference

St. John Vianney 31, St. Thomas Aquinas 0

Old Bridge 28, Long Branch 27 (OT)

Cranford 30, Lacey 7

 

Saturday, Nov. 7

Monmouth County

Asbury Park 26, Neptune 12

Sophomore quarterback Jai'Sun Brown completed 15 of 23 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns and senior running back Na'Jier Massey ran for 140 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and caught three passes for 56 yards and a score as the Bue Bishops (3-2) snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Scarlet Fliers (2-4).

Brown threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Massey, a 17-yard touchdown pass to Mikai Brown-Jones and a 7-yard pass to Lydel Brown. Massey's touchdown run was a 71-yarder that put the Bishops up 26-6 in the fourth quarter.

Massey also had a big game on defense with seven tackles and one sack. Jarrett Chathuant added five tackles and one sack and Anthony Swearine recovered a fumble.

Senior quarterback Nino Bua threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Zaeir Day and Jaquan Smith ran for 44 yards and a touchdown on eight carries for Neptune. Isaiah Leeks ran for a team-high 77 yards on 12 carries. Smith also recovered a fumble while Davon Craft and De'Ondre Banks recorded one sack each.

 

Colts Neck 34, Monmouth 0

Junior quarterback Tommy Fallon ran for 135 yards and a touchdown on just five carries and completed 7 of 7 passes for 44 yards and a touchdown as the Cougars (6-0) shut out the Falcons 1-5) to complete an undefeated regular season.

Senior running back Joe Barsky added 119 yards rushing and two touchdowns to go over the 1,000-yard mark on the season. Junior John Manos added a touchdown run and junior Anthony Bonanno caught a five-yard touchdown pass.

 

Shore 42, Keansburg 7

 

Ocean County

Brick Memorial 14, Brick 13

Senior quarterback TJ McArthur ran for 85 yards and a touchdown and threw for 99 yards and a touchdown as the Mustangs (2-4) held off the Dragons (1-5) to snap a 7-game losing streak to their crosstown rival.

McArthur scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter and threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to senior Akhi Barksdale in the third quarter. Jason Jankowski had an interception and a fumble recovery on defense.

Michael Schleifer had an 18-yard touchdown run and Joaquin Ragland had a 2-yard touchdown run for Brick. Ragland's touchdown run with 9:32 left pulled Brick within one but the extra point hit off the right upright was no good.

 

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