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Week 8

Thursday, Nov. 19

Barnegat 14, St. John Vianney 7

Senior running back Nik DiLeo and senior quarterback Matt Xiques each had short touchdown runs in the first half and those were enough to lift the Bengals (5-3) to a win over the Lancers (4-4) in the final game for head coach Rob Davis.

Davis, who the only head coach in Barnegat's program history, announced on Wednesday that he would be resigning at the end of the season.

 

Pinelands 34, Point Beach 14

Senior running back Nathan Jeannotte ran for 152 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and senior running back Jack Lawrie ran for 95 yards and a touchdown on just five carries to lead the Wildcats (2-5) past the Garnet Gulls (0-7).

Senior Connor Harris added 34 yards rushing and two touchdowns and senior Tyler Conrad ran for 26 yards and a touchdown as Pinelands churned out 347 yards rushing.

 

Matawan 35, Monmouth 12

 

Friday, Nov. 20

No. 1 Wall 18, No. 2 Donovan Catholic 15

Junior linebacker Charlie Sasso and sophomore defensive lineman Keisun Sanders combined on one of the biggest tackles in program history as Wall stopped Donovan Catholic on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line with just over one minute left in the game to complete a legendary goal-line stand and give the Crimson Knights an epic victory in the Shore Conference Championship Pod final.

Trailing by three with 5:19 left in the game, Donovan to Wall's 20-yard line on a clutch 23-yard catch by Trevor Pruitt on fourth-and-eight. Jahdir Loftland then ran for 10 yards to give the Griffins (7-1) a first-and-goal from the 10. Three straight runs by Loftland brought up fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line and Donovan elected to put junior Levi Wilkins and his 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame in at quarterback. He faked a jet sweep to Jayon Farrar before sprinting to a hole that had opened up the middle, but Sasso closed quickly and Sanders came in to drive Wilkins back and stop him inside the 1-yard line.

Wall finishes the season 7-0 to become the program's first undefeated team since 1983. The Crimson Knights' defense allowed just 38 points all season.

Senior running back Casey Larkin ran for a game-high 131 yards touchdowns of 25 and 16 yards on 24 carries and senior quarterback Logan Peters ran for 55 yards and the go-ahead 4-yard touchdown run with 5:22 left in the game. He also had a clutch 31-yard completion to junior wide receiver Matt Dollive to convert a third-and-eigth on the go-ahead scoring drive. Sasso had another huge game on defense that included a fumble recovery on the opening kickoff of the second half, which led to Wall's second touchdown.

Donovan Catholic's offense moved the ball on Wall like no team had this year, posting 242 yards of offense. Loftland ran for 123 yards and touchdowns of 4 and 39 yards on 22 carries and also threw a 2-point conversion pass to Farrar. Senior quarterback Evyn Menta completed 11 of 13 passes for 106 yards and Farrar caught seven passes for 38 yards. On defense, Pruitt had an interception on the opening series of the game.

Check back for an in-depth game story, full box score, photos and video highlights from one of the best games in Shore Conference history.

 

No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 28, No. 7 Freehold 3

No. 6 Colts Neck 17, No. 9 Southern 14

No. 8 Toms River South 41, Jackson Memorial 25

Raritan 42, Brick Memorial 20

Ocean 49, Manchester 26

Lacey 40, Toms River North 27

Toms River East 24, Shore 21

 

Saturday, Nov. 21

Howell 49, Immaculate 0

Lakewood 40, Jackson Liberty 12

 

Sunday, Nov. 22

Manalapan 41, Freehold Township 0

 

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