There is plenty of action around the Shore Conference for the first full week of Football. NJSR will have you covered with updates, scores, and recaps!
Fri Sept 11th
Southern 13, Toms River East 7 – 630PM
Jackson Donahower threw 2 touchdown passes for the Rams. Brandon Barnetti scored the first points of the game for Southern on a 30 yard reception to make it a 7-0 game. After the game was tied by the Raiders; it went into overtime. The Rams defense made big plays in the OT period. The offense would eventually score as Pat Walker caught a 23 yard touchdown that sealed the deal for the Rams, evening their record at 1-1. Walker rushed for 106 yards on 23 carries, and caught 4 passes for 31 yards in the win.
Jackson Memorial 41 Jackson Liberty 0 – 7PM
Mike Gawlik finshed off the day with 10 carries for 170 yards and a touchdown run that sealed the victory for the Jaguars. Dan Barker was able to use his athletic ability to throw for 206 yards on 27 completions. They are feeling very comfortable with him behind center as the offense showed that clicking may not be a problem after last years graduation of Joe Demaio.
Monmouth 40 At Holmdel 14 – 7PM
Monmouth Regional traveled to Holmdel and defeated their division rivals by a score of 40-14. Quarterback Casey Pachucki led the offense with two touchdowns on the ground. Shayne Henderson also hit the end zone with three rushing touchdowns, including a 60 yard score to set the tone. Great start for Monmouth in Class A Central.
Middletown South 41, South Brunswick 21
The Vikings got on the board early to make the score 14-0 after two possessions. However, Quarterback and kicker Matt Mosquera led his team back scoring 38 points to win the game 41-21. Refer to our game article for full details.
Red Bank Catholic 28, Long Branch 0
Dylan Murphy put points on the board for the Caseys, returning the opening kickoff 88 yards. Colin Shaugnessey ran in a first Quarter TD . In the third Quarter, Mike Wilen gave the Caseys a 21-0 on a 45 yard run. The Caseys then capped the scoring on a 2 yard touchdown run to complete the 28-0 victory. Charlie Gargiulo, Wilen, and Murphy all had defensive sacks.
Point Boro 21, Pinelands 0
It was a great 2015 debut for Noah Husak. The Panthers Quarterback was able to connect with Wide Receiver Mike Waddleton and Running back Devin Connelly to score 21 points. Their defense was able to hold off the Wildcats as they dropped their second straight game. The Panthers have now won their opener in back to back years.
Shore 31 At Keyport 0 – 7PM
Lucas Jackey, Doug Goldsmith, and Jack Britton all were able to find the endzone for Shore regional. George Notte, also kicked his first field goal of his career in route to a 31-0 win over Keyport.
Lakewood 40 At Central 34
The Piners were able to outlast the Eagles as they were able to pick up their first victory in Class B South play. Lakewood built a 25-7 lead through the third quarter. This was in part to three touchdown runs by Senior Amir tyler, who also was able to return a 70 yard interception in route to a slim margin of victory. QB Zyhier Jones was also sensational, throwing for a TD and running for one as well. Mike Bickford carried the running game for Central, once again coming off a historic season last year.
Barnegat 24 At Manchester 15 – 7PM
Manchester had problems right from the start of the game. They could not handle the ball which led to three lost fumbles. Connor Lustenburg was key in being able to hit his extra points throughout the night. Hunter Narozniak made the only TD grab of the game from QB Joe Monaco. The offense got started early for the Bengals with rushing TD’s coming from Josh Bowen and Shemar Jarett.
Point Beach 13, Asbury Park 6 – 7PM
Luke Fraunheim came up with the game ending interception that officially gave the Garnet Gulls the victory. This had been a scoreless game up until the 4th Quarter as Connor Kells did not start the scoring until almost halfway through the 4th Quarter. Najir Ridout was credited with sending the game into overtime with a 66 yard play. However, the Gulls were able use the defensive skills of their Quarterback along with his passing abilities to take over all phases of the game to win.
Red Bank 20 At Wall 7
Red Bank was able to put 20 points on the board and let their defense guide them to a 13 point win against a Wall team that lost Quarterback Matt Cluley to injury. The Bucs were able to get off to a fast start with an offensive burst.
Ocean 34 At Neptune 28 – 7PM
Ocean was able to squeeze by Neptune to get off to the 1-0 start this season. David McLean and Tyler Thompson were on their game as the Spartans were able to leave Neptune with a developed rushing attack that they will continue to bring against competition they face. At one point Neptune was up 20-13 in this game, but the offense of Ocean could not be stopped along with a couple of miscues that turned the game.
Manalapan 40 Marlboro 0 – 7PM
This is a game that proved to be no trouble for Manalapan. The Braves were able to put on an offensive showing that allowed us to believe that they return as a top 10 team in the Shore once again. Seniors Anthony Bassani and L’Jeron Holder both hit the end zone with touchdown receptions. Sophomore Naim Mayfield, the younger brother of graduated leading rusher Imanu Mayfield, finished with a touchdown in the game.
Middletown North 41, Perth Amboy 10 – 7PM
In the other game of the Shore- GMC merger, Middletown North was able to cruise to a 41-10 victory. Junior Quarterback Donald Glenn picked up right where he left off from the previous season, finishing 10 of 14 for 137 passing yards. Running Backs Chad Freshnock and Connor Welsh both chipped in with 2 Touchdowns. Welsh replaced an injured Freshnock during the game. The Lions scored 27 straight points to close the game.
Toms River South 14, Donovan Catholic 10
Toms River South opened the new and improved Detwiler Stadium with a victory against cross town rival Donovan Catholic. Sophomore Quarterback TJ Scuderi had got off to a great start in his high school career. Jaden Kosh powered his way into the end zone with 3;38 left in the game to put the Indians ahead for good. Toms River South improves to 1-0, and Donovan Catholic drops to 1-1.