The Manasquan Warriors came away with their second win of the season Thursday afternoon. The Warriors, now 2-3 on the season defeated the Barnaget Bengals by a score of 26-7.
This was a game that practically went entirely the warriors way. They were able to capitalize on defense as well as using the running capabilities of Parker Day and Nick Jaime to capitalize.
Barnegat won the toss in this game so it was the Warriors who received the opening kickoff. After a few offensive series for both teams, it did not seem like either team was quite set.The scoring came early for the Warriors who were able to take the early lead on a Nick Jamie 45 yard Punt return.
Manasquan would eventually go up by 14 on a Parker Day one yard TD run. It was Grieb and Day who were able to consistently pick up yards throughout the game to get the Warriors in the red zone. Parker Day would one more time throughout the game as he punched in 2 TDS on the afternoon. One of the bigger plays game from Grieb as he found Jaime for a 24 yard pass play in the third quarter.
Barnegat would eventually get on the board through Quaterback Conner Lustenburger. He was able to find Paul Wickwire for a 25 Yard TD strike. Lustenburger came in to replace Joe Monaco in the third quarter to try to get something going for Barnegat.
However, Manasquan would respond in the beginning of the 4th quarter with a Paul Kruger 13 yard TD run. This was an absolute monster run as he carried the entire Barnegat defense with him. This was the sealant on the game as Manasquan took full momentum throughout the rest of game.
Defensibly for the Warriors it was Kruger who was able to recoever a loose ball. The gave the warriors a Key first down in which they eventually scored. Rob Hart was also able to show his defensive capabilities as he was involved on a few key plays to hold Barnegat on a few crucial 4th downa attempts.
Manasquan was able to come away with the victory. I was able to catch up with Parker day after the game in which he gave me his thoughts on the performance of his team.