There were no top-10 matchups in Week 3, but there was one important game that had an effect on this week’s rankings.

Brick zoomed past Freehold, 34-15, to knock the Colonials from the ranks of the unbeaten and reclaim a spot in the Shore Sports Network Top 10. The rest of the ranked teams cruised to victory with the closest margin being Rumson-Fair Haven’s 28-14 win over Brick Memorial.

There are no ranked matchups in Week 4, as well, so we’ll see if a team on the outside can score an upset and shake things up at the midway point of the regular season.

The Jeep Store Football Top 10

1. Red Bank Catholic (4-0). Last week: No. 1 

Senior quarterback Steve Lubischer completed 11 of 14 passes for 239 yards and four touchdowns – all to senior wide receiver Jaden Key – as the Caseys overpowered Red Bank, 42-7. Key caught five passes for 129 yards and four scores and also had a 50-yard run. Junior running back Billy Guidetti went for over 100 yards rushing and scored a pair of touchdowns. This week: Friday at Toms River East (1-2).


2. Mater Dei Prep (4-0). Last week: No. 2 

Junior running back Malik Ingram ran for 162 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries as the Seraphs rallied from a halftime deficit to blow past Shore, 36-8. Jahqual Tallmadge added a touchdown run and a touchdown catch from quarterback Isaiah Noguera. This week: Saturday vs. Canada Prep.


3. Rumson-Fair Haven (3-0). Last week: No. 3

Senior running back Alex Maldjian ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries and senior linebacker Keegan Woods recorded 20 tackles and a sack as the Bulldogs beat Brick Memorial, 28-14. Senior tight end Ian O’Connor added a touchdown catch from junior quarterback Collin Coles. This week: Friday vs. Freehold (2-1).


4. Long Branch (3-0). Last week: No. 4

Junior running back Jermaine Corbett ran for 180 yards and four touchdowns and senior linebacker Jah’Kwan Gordon returned a fumble 30 yards for a score as the Green Wave returned from their bye week with an emphatic victory over Ocean. This week: Friday vs. Toms River South (0-3).


5. Toms River North (3-0). Last week: No. 5

Sophomore quarterback Jake Kazanowsky had a career day with five first-half touchdown passes as the Mariners cruised to a 42-6 victory over Central. Kazanowsky threw two touchdown passes to Aaron Craig and also had scoring throws to Dominick Jacob, Will Marsh and Zach Browne. Junior running back Jarrod Pruitt added a 30-yard touchdown run as Toms River North scored six touchdowns in the first half. This week: Friday at Freehold Township (1-2).


6. Manasquan (3-0). Last week: No. 6

Senior running back Canyon Birch ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns and also returned a kickoff 82 yards for a score as the Warriors topped Raritan, 34-13, to take over sole possession of first place in the Liberty Division. Senior fullback Rashid Tuddles added 94 yards rushing and a touchdown and quarterback Ryan O’Leary tossed an 11-yard touchdown pass to John Foreman. This week: Saturday at Monmouth (0-3).


7. Middletown South (3-1). Last week: No. 7

Senior quarterback Trevor Brey threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Connor Ard, a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jamie Petrillo and also ran for a touchdown as the Eagles dominated Howell, 45-0, for their third straight win. Petrillo also had a touchdown run while Tyler Cuccia had a pick-6, Nick Trezza had a touchdown run and Chris Kaldrovics kicked a 36-yard field goal. This week: Friday at Central (0-4).


8. St. John Vianney (2-2). Last week: No. 8

Junior running back Kavon Chambers ran for over 200 yards and two touchdowns, including a dazzling 85-yard scoring run, while sophomore quarterback Josh East ran for a touchdown and threw touchdown passes to senior tight end Andrew McGimpsey and senior wide receiver Gunny Bloodgood as the Lancers rallied to defeat Middletown North, 37-20. Freshman defensive back Jayden Bellamy pulled down two interceptions to lead the defense. This week: Friday vs. Brick Memorial (1-3).


9. Brick (2-1). Last week: not ranked

Senior Jimmy Leblo threw two touchdown passes, ran for a touchdown, caught a touchdown and returned an interception for a touchdown while fellow senior Cole Groschel had a pair of touchdown catches, a touchdown pass and two interceptions on defense to lead the Dragons to a 34-15 win over Freehold to jump back into the Top 10. This week: Friday at Middletown North (0-3).


10. Jackson Memorial (3-0). Last week: No. 10

Senior running back Leo Shimonovich had a pair of touchdown runs, senior Tyler Brito returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and the Jaguars’ defense suffocated Lakewood on the way to a 49-6 victory. Fullback Michael Fiore had a touchdown run and also caught a touchdown pass from senior quarterback John Ghigna, sophomore Will Towns had a touchdown run and sophomore Jabari Lofton added a fumble recovery in the end zone. This week: Saturday at Lacey (3-1).


Dropped out: Freehold (No. 9 last week)


Teams to watch:

Barnegat (3-0)

Wall (2-1)

Red Bank (2-1)

Point Boro (2-1)

Manalapan (1-2)

Donovan Catholic (2-0)


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