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NJSIAA Postseason Groupings

Thursday, Nov. 12

Asbury Park 20, Matawan 17

Senior running back Na'Jier Massey ran for 192 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries to lead the Blue Bishops (4-2) to a win over the Huskies (1-4).


Toms River South 22, Neptune 8

Senior running back Travis Squire ran for two touchdowns and sophomore running back Devon Bond ran for a touchdown to lead the Indians (5-2) past the Scarlet Fliers (2-5). Gerry Ferrigno threw a 2-point conversion pass to Jack Huber.



Friday, Nov. 13

No. 1 Wall 42, No. 4 Mater Dei Prep 0

The Crimson Knights (6-0) left no doubt with a dominant victory over the Seraphs (5-2) to move on to the unofficial Shore Conference championship game.

Senior running back Casey Larkin ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns, senior quarterback Logan Peters ran for 61 yards and a touchdown and threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to junior tight end Blake Rezk. Rezk also recovered a fumble for a touchdown and junior Jake Davis added a late touchdown run.

Wall's defense was incredible yet again in holding Mater Dei to 49 yards of offense, including negative-5 yards rushing and three first downs, and just 6-for-18 passing. Junior linebacker Colin Riley recorded two sacks, junior linebacker Charlie Sasso had a sack and a tackle for loss, Rezk had a sack, linebacker Lou Pilla had a tackle for loss and Cris Mozeika recovered a fumble.

Wall will host No. 2 Donovan Catholic next week.


No. 2 Donovan Catholic 28, No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 14

Senior quarterback Evyn Menta completed 14 of 16 passes for 128 yards and four touchdowns, senior wide receiver Jayon Farrar caught 10 passes for 96 yards and three touchdowns and senior running back Jahdir Loftland ran for 160 yards on 30 carries as the Griffins (7-0) stopped the Caseys (4-2) for one of the biggest wins in program history.

Farrar also had a 2-point conversion run and an interception on defense and senior tight end Ethan Capone had a touchdown catch to send Donovan into the unofficial Shore Conference championship game vs. No. 1 Wall.

Donovan took a 7-0 lead on Menta's 7-yard touchdown pass to Capone before RBC tied the score on a 67-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Anthony Borriello to sophomore wideout Najih Rahman to tie the score. Donovan went ahead, 14-7, when Menta connected with Farrar on a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-goal and took that lead into halftime.

A touchdown run by sophomore running back Sabino Portella on the opening drive of the second half tied the score at 14. Donovan grabbed a 20-14 lead early in the fourth quarter when Menta hit Farrar for a 5-yard touchdown. A clutch fourth-down stop at midfield by Donovan with 6:30 to play led to Farrar hauling in a 51-yard touchdown on the next play. He then ran in the 2-point conversion to give the Griffins a 28-14 lead.


Raritan 29, Lacey 19

Sophomore running back Kieran Falzon ran for 115 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries and junior quarterback Ben Hutchins threw for 222 yards and a touchdown as the Rockets (6-1) rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to defeat the Lions (4-3).

Falzon had touchdown runs of 4, 36 and 31 yards and Hutchins tossed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Chris Gonzalez and then connected with Luke O'Hea for a 2-point conversion. Gonzalez caught three passes for 83 yards and a touchdown, Joe Campanella caught three passes for 76 yards and O'Hea had four catches for 58 yards.

Senior running back Chase Granit ran for 96 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and senior running back Tynan Jensen ran for 82 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries for Lacey. Junior quarterback Noah Brunatti tossed a touchdown pass to Jake Houle. Michael Abode added 59 yards on 11 carries.


Brick Memorial 24, St. John Vianney 10

Senior running back Akhi Barksdale ran for a touchdown and returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to lead the Mustangs (3-4) past the Lancers (4-3) for their third straight win.

Senior quarterback T.J. McArthur had an 8-yard touchdown run and Mike Occhiogrosso kicked a 24-yard field goal.

TJ Crudup had a 13-yard touchdown run and Mason Shenk connected on a 33-yard field goal for St. John Vianney.


Barnegat 36, Lakewood 0

Senior running back Nik Dileo ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries to lead a balanced attack as the Bengals (4-3) shut out the Piners (1-5).

Freshman JoJo Bivins added 69 yards rushing and a touchdown on nine carries, senior John Porcelli had 40 yards and a touchdown on six carries and sophomore Shikeith Gordon had a 52-yard touchdown run. Matt Xiques kicked a 33-yard field goal. Sophomore wide receiver Nasiem Lee caught four passes for 87 yards.


Shore 42, Jackson Liberty 6

Senior running back Shane McLaughlin ran for 117 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries to lead the Blue Devils (4-1) to a convincing win over the Lions (1-3).

Torin Harmon, Jamie Mazzaco and Dylan Drahos added touchdown runs and senior quarterback Mike McGhee completed all six of his pass attempts for 95 yards.

Mazzacco recorded seven tackles and intercepted a pass, Cade Torres recorded a sack and Drahos and Liam Rosa each forced and recovered a fumble.


Brick 13, Central 7

Manalapan 49, Marlboro 6

Eastern 42, Jackson Memorial 21


No. 9 Toms River North at Middletown South - canceled

Middletown North at Ocean - canceled


Saturday, Nov. 14

No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 28, No. 6 Colts Neck 14

Senior running back John Volker ran for 115 yards and a touchdown and senior wide receiver Patrick Jamin had a pair of touchdown receptions as the Bulldogs (5-2) blanked the Cougars (6-1) in the second half to pick up the victory.

Jamin caught touchdown passes of 22 and 11 yards from senior quarterback Josh Harmon, the second of which came on fourth-and-four with 4:16 left in the game and gave Rumson a two-score lead. Volker had a two-yard touchdown run and junior running back Geoff Schroeder had a 20-yard touchdown run.

Joe Barsky ran for 64 yards and a touchdown and Tommy Fallon threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Matt Scully for Colts Neck.


No. 7 Freehold 38, No. 8 Southern 35

Kayden Hutchinson connected on a 34-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter as the Colonials (6-1) completed a furious rally from down 22 points at halftime to stun the Rams (4-3).

Southern led 28-6 at halftime on the strength of three touchdown passes by senior quarterback Taylor Munt but Freehold pulled to within 28-20 on a pair of touchdown runs by senior quarterback Sha'Kinm Shuler, the second of which capped a 99-yard drive. Southern appeared to have seized control back, however, when it returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown to take a 35-20 lead.

Freehold continued to rally when a long touchdown run by Kamore Gill made it 35-27. Then, a touchdown run by Yahsin Calhoun was followed by a successful 2-point conversion to knot the score at 35. Freehold then recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and went ahead for good on Hutchinson's field goal.

Shuler completed 8 of 13 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown and ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries to go over the 1,000-yard passing and 1,000-yard rushing mark. Calhoun caught four passes for 107 yards and a touchdown, ran for 84 yards and a touchdown on nine carries, converted a 2-point conversion and intercepted a pass. Kamore Gill ran for 105 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and caught three passes for 63 yards.

Brown ran for 137 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries for Southern to go over 1,000 yards rushing on the season. Munt completed 11 of 20 passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns, Xavier Hendricks caught six passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns and Nate Committee caught two passes for 25 yards and a touchdown.


Holmdel 20, Manasquan 13

Senior quarterback Christian Donnelly threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Tighe Steineke and returned an interception for a touchdown and junior running back Jaden Gallo had a 62-yard touchdown run to sent the Hornets (6-1) to a victory over the Warriors (4-3).

Miles Day came down with an interception with 1:22 left in the game to clinch the win.

Sophomore running back Jhamier Howard caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Brett Patten and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown to account for both of Manasquan's touchdowns.


Keansburg 20, Point Beach 14 (OT)

Senior running back Patrick Beltran ran for a touchdown on Keansburg's overtime possession and Kycir Robinson came down with an interception on the next play to give the Titans (4-3) a thrilling win over the Garnet Gulls (0-6).

Robinson also had a touchdown run and Mikal Braithwaite ran for a touchdown and threw a 2-point conversion pass to Brendan Flanzbaum.


Red Bank 31, Hackensack 12

Senior quarterback Owen Laughlin fired four touchdown passes, three to Nick Ferrogine and one to Jack Dengler, to lead the Bucs (2-4) past the Comets (0-5).

Laughlin threw for 233 yards and four scores and also ran for 130 yards on 22 carries. Ferrogine caught six passes for 132 yards and three touchdowns and Dengler had three catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. Gian Carlo Dautuaj added an 18-yard field goal.

Senior defensive end Dan Jurek continued his big season with 15 tackles and two sacks while senior linebacker AJ Sollecito had a monster game with seven tackles for loss and one sack. Sophomore Lamar Hicks had five tackles and an interception.


Monmouth 16, Pinelands 15

Junior defensive back Frankie Harris-Thomas blocked an extra point late in the game to help the Falcons (2-5) edge out the Wildcats (1-6).

Senior Yassin Moore ran for 117 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries and also ran in a pair of two-point conversions. Senior Keontae Wiggins ran for 91 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries to go over the 1,000-yard rushing mark on the season.

Sophomore linebacker Eric Crossley recorded eight tackles and two sacks to lead the defensive effort.


Toms River East 21, Manchester 13



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