Shore Sports Network Football Top 10, 9/18/18
Just one change to the Shore Sports Network Top 10 this week, but it’s a significant one.
St. John Vianney, which began the season No. 2 before falling out of the rankings following two lopsided losses, returns after a 21-7 victory over previous No. 4 Brick. The Lancers were 0-2 and in dire need of a win, and now we’ll see if they can get on a roll.
The rest of the top-10 residents remain the same, but there is some shuffling based on last week’s results.
1. Red Bank Catholic (3-0). Last week: No. 1
Senior quarterback Steve Lubischer threw for 156 yards and four touchdowns in just two quarters of action – connecting with M.J. Wright, Kevin Degnan, Jaden Key and Kevin Bauman on scoring passes – while junior running back Billy Guidetti ran for 146 yards and a touchdown and senior fullback John Columbia ran for a score as the Caseys defeated Toms River South, 45-7. Senior kicker Ryan O’Hara added a 44-yard field goal, the longest in the Shore this season. This week: Friday at Red Bank (2-0).
2. Mater Dei Prep (3-0). Last week: No. 2
The Seraphs cruised to a 42-7 win over Jackson Liberty. They have won 14 straight games against Shore Conference teams and have outscored their opponents 118-15 this season. This week: Saturday vs Shore (1-1).
3. Rumson-Fair Haven (2-0). Last week: No. 3
Senior fullback back Alex Maldjian ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries and Tommy Solano and Pete Crowley also ran for touchdowns as the Bulldogs walloped Middletown North, 42-7. Junior quarterback Collin Coles completed 7 of 10 passes for 122 yards and senior tight end Ian O’Connor caught four passes for 64 yards. This week: Friday at Brick Memorial (1-2).
4. Long Branch (2-0). Last week: No. 5
The Green Wave had a bye in Week 2. They defeated Hammonton, 41-14, in Week 0 and defeated Toms River East, 41-6, in Week 1. This week: Friday at Ocean (1-2).
5. Toms River North (2-0). Last week: No. 7
The Mariners jump two spots in the top 10 after a 48-0 win over Howell. Sophomore quarterback Jake Kazanowsky completed 14 of 19 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns and junior running back Jarrod Pruitt ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries. Pruitt scored on runs of 3, 8 and 10 yards while Kazanowsky had a 9-yard touchdown pass to Dominick Jacob, a 67-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Craig and a 15-yard touchdown to Will Marsh. Jordan Gray added a 4-yard touchdown run. This week: Saturday vs. Central (0-3).
6. Manasquan (2-0). Last week: No. 6
Rashid Tuddles, Canyon Birch and James Pendergist each had touchdown runs as the Warriors rallied from a 10-0 deficit to avoid an upset bid by Neptune and escape with a 21-10 victory. This week: Saturday vs. Raritan (2-0).
7. Middletown South (2-1). Last week: No. 8
Senior Chris Kaldrovics kicked a 20-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Eagles to a thrilling 17-14 win over Manalapan in a key American Division game. Junior Matt Krellin had a key 36-yard catch to put Middletown South in field goal range. Vincent Condito’s 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter tied the game at 14 and Jamie Petrillo had a 1-yard touchdown run in the first half. This week: Friday vs. Howell (1-1).
8. St. John Vianney (1-2). Last week: not ranked
Sophomore quarterback Josh East tossed touchdown passes to sophomore wideout Jayden Bellamy and senior tight end Andrew McGimpsey as the Lancers knocked off last week’s fourth-ranked team, Brick, for their first win of the season. Junior running back Kavon Chambers added a 44-yard touchdown run late in the game. This week: Friday at Middletown North (0-2).
9. Freehold (2-0). Last week: No. 9
Senior quarterback Matt Krauss ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 167 yards and a 2-point conversion, while senior Jake Hurler kicked field goals of 21 and 40 yards to help Freehold edge Brick Memorial, 20-17. This week: Friday at Brick (1-1).
10. Jackson Memorial (2-0). Last week: No. 10
A short touchdown run by fullback Michael Fiore and a fourth-down stop by Hunter Rose delivered the Jaguars a nail-biting 12-6 overtime victory over Wall in a key Constitution Division matchup. Justin Burkert kicked field goals of 27 and 24 yards in regulation while junior defensive end Collin McCarthy led a stout defensive effort with 13 tackles, including six tackles for loss and two sacks. This week: Saturday at Lakewood (0-2).
Dropped out: Brick (No. 4 last week)
Teams to watch:
Donovan Catholic (2-0)
Red Bank (2-0)