THANKSGIVING, Thursday, 11/22/18

Freedom Division

No. 3 Long Branch 33, No. 6 Red Bank 14

Senior quarterback Marc Dennis threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as the Central Jersey Group 4 champion Green Wave (11-1) pulled away from the Bucs (7-3) in the second half to claim the Ty Lewis Trophy.

Red Bank scored on the first play of the game when Jack Chamberlain threw a 90-yard touchdown pass to Nigel Mitchell. Long Branch answered on a 30-yard interception return by senior Devyn Blount to make it 7-6, but Red Bank extended its lead to 14-6 on a 52-yard touchdown run by junior running back Makai Mickens.

Long Branch made it 14-12 at halftime on a 1-yard plunge from Dennis and then went ahead, 19-14, midway through the third quarter when Dennis threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Jayon Farrar. The Green Wave's lead grew to 25-14 with 2:40 left in the third quarter when Dennis threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Matt Clarke. The pair combined again on a 26-yard touchdown following a fumble recovery.



Wall 18, No. 7 Manasquan 7

Sophomore running back Casey Larkin ran for 153 yards and a touchdown and the defense forced four turnovers as the Crimson Knights (6-3) upended the Warriors (8-3) in front of a packed house at Vic Kubu Warrior Field.

Senior quarterback Dylan Richey threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Tanner Powers and also ran for a 2-yard touchdown run. Powers and freshman linebacker Charlie Sasso had interceptions as Wall took a 10-9 lead in the all-time Thanksgiving series.


No. 8 Middletown South 10, Middletown North 7

Senior Chris Kaldrovics broke a 7-7 tie with a 26-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter as the Eagles (8-3) edged the rival Lions (2-8).

Junior running back Vinny Condito scored on a 12-yard touchdown run late in the first half to give Middletown South a 7-0 lead. Middletown North answered when senior running back Connor Robbins scored on a 6-yard run following a fumble recovery.


Neptune 7, Asbury Park 6

A 1-yard touchdown run by senior Najiere Hutchinson and the extra point by Kevin Clohosey early in the second half enabled the Scarlet Fliers (5-5) to defeat the blue Bishops (4-6).

Asbury Park scored late in the fourth quarter on a 2-yard touchdown run by Junior Haughton and decided to go for the 2-point conversion, but Neptune's defense stuffed Haughton on the rushing attempt to keep the lead.


Toms River South 59, Lakewood 36

Senior running back Sam Akinlolu had a huge game 232 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 15 carries to power the Indians (3-8) to victory in the 99th Thanksgiving meeting with the Piners (1-9).

Travis Squire added 103 yards rushing and two touchdowns, Jalen Hibbert had two touchdown runs and Jorien Harris caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Sam Conover.

Senior running back Dante Morris had a monster game for Lakewood with 32 carries for 244 yards and four touchdowns and also threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Sincere Moore.


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