Fans have a lot to look forward to for Week 7 in the Shore Conference! No 1 Middletown South will go on the road to face a stingy Brick Memorial team with playoff aspirations. Red Bank Catholic and Manalapan will both attempt to bounce back in a big way. Can Pt Pleasant Boro stay undefeated with a very tough Raritan team coming into town?
St John Vianney 63, Donovan Catholic 21
St John Vianney continued their offensive surge, rolling to a 63-21 non-dvisional victory over Donovan Catholic. The Lancers offense has been clicking in every way possible!
Quarterback Anthony Brown led the Lancers with four total touchdowns, two through the air, and two on the ground. Wide Receiver Marcque Ellington had both of the receptions that hit the end zone. Brown now has 18 touchdown passes on the season. The Boston College commit has been unstoppable. Running Back Chris Chukwuneke also found the end zone in the first half.
Backup Quarterback Matt DeGennaro took the snaps in the second half after the Lancers got out to a 42-7 lead. DeGennaro was impressive, throwing for a touchdown, and running for another one in the win.
Asbury Park 39, Dunellen 6
Quarterback Davon Thompson had another huge game as the Blue Bishops improved to 5-1 on the season. Asbury Park is making a serious bid for the Class B Central title under new Head Coach Tim Fosque.
Thompson tossed two touchdown passes to Wide Receiver Jadeon Stephens. Stephens scored on receptions of 53 and 45 yards. Trevor Saunders boosted the ground game with touchdown runs of 65, and 27 yards to balance the offense.
It was another great night for the Asbury defense who held the Destroyers to only 6 points. Namir Arilagos picked up a fumble and returned it 22 yards for another score.
Highland Park 14, Pt Beach 7
Highland Park came back from a 7-0 deficit to pick up a 14-7 Non-Conference win over Pt Beach. Quarterback Ryan O’Shea led the charge with a 5 yard touchdown pass to Noah Poynter. Dylan Boynton powered into the end zone from the 1 yard line to seal the deal with 2:24 to play.
Red Bank Catholic 33, Manalapan 14
Red Bank Catholic got back on track by winning on the road against Manalapan. The Caseys were able to overcome a 14-13 deficit, rallying to score 20 unanswered points. The team appears to be gaining the same type of momentum that put them on a late season run last year.
Quarterback Eddie Hahn was extremely efficient for the Caseys. Hahn finished 16 of 27 for 257 yards. Hahn threw two scoring strikes to Wide Receiver Max Hazard for 26, and 9 yards. The 26 yard play to Hazard gave the Caseys a 19-14 lead with 26.6 seconds left in the half.
Hahn was also supported by a very strong running game for the Caseys. Mike Wilen hit the open field, breaking through the defense for a 58 yard touchdown. Wilen’s run gave the Caseys a 27-14 lead. Dylan Murphy scored on touchdown runs of 2 and 9 yards.
Middletown South 21, Brick Memorial 3
Wall 26, Neptune 20
In a double overtime thriller, Wall was able to snap a three game losing streak by defeating Neptune 26-20. Running Back Sean Larkin found the end zone from five yards out to clinch the victory for the Crimson Knights.
The game went into overtime after being tied at 14. Wall struck first on a pass from Quarterback Eddie Scott to Wide Receiver RJ Janezcek. Neptune was able to strike back with a 15 yard touchdown run from Rasheed Martin.
Sean Larkin also scored on a 9 yard touchdown reception from Scott in the first half. Billy Schneider also contributed with a 1 yard score in the win. The Crimson Knights are now 2-5 on the season.
Lacey 27, Jackson Liberty 0
The Lacey Lions picked up their first win of the season on the road against Jackson Liberty. It was a standout game by the Lions defense that pitched the shutout. Lacey took a 7-0 lead after a fumble recovery in the end zone by Alex Peschock. Aaron Boos made a huge play by stripping the ball.
Connor Wilson led the offense with touchdown runs of 40, and 7 yards as the Lions raced out to a 21-0 lead. Sophomore Jason Giresi found the end zone on a 7 yard run in the 4th Quarter.
Pt Boro 33, Raritan 27
Monroe 15, Howell 12
New Brunswick 38, Freehold Twp 28
East Brunswick 34, Marlboro 15
Matawan 38, Long Branch 7
Sophomore Quarterback George Pearson continued to prove that the Huskies are a different team when he is under center. Matawan improved to 4-3 on the season with a dominating win over Long Branch. This was the fourth straight win for the Huskies!
Pearson led the offense, throwing for 240 yards and 2 touchdowns. Pearson hit Alex Pierce for a 44 yard scoring strike. He also found Shawn Ramcheran for another touchdown. Ramcheran hit the end zone three times in the game, rushing, catching, and recovering a fumble for a score.
Holmdel 34, Pinelands 3
Holmdel snapped a five game skid with a 34-3 Class B South victory over Pinelands. The Hornets offense was led by Quarterback Aneesh Agrawal. Agrawal finished with 145 yards and 2 touchdown passes. The signal caller also contributed with 60 yards on the ground.
Agrawal hit Wide Receiver William Van Name with a 48 yard bomb for a score. He also found Steven Wailer for a 26 yard scoring play. Wailer also hit the end zone on a 36 yard run. Matt Nuzzi and Adnan Bashir both hit the end zone inside the five.
Brick 24, Colts Neck 0
The Brick defense was all business on Friday night, pitching their fifth shutout of the season in a 24-0 win over Colts Neck. Jack Finelli, Chris Dicerbo, and Jordan Keefe all added sacks in the game. The Dragons currently have the No 1 ranked defense in the Shore. They have only given up 20 points for the entire season!
Quarterback Tom Zbranak threw a 15 yard touchdown pass to Wide Receiver Javion Harris. Harris also contributed by kicking a 25 yard field goal. Ja’Sir Taylor scored in the Red Zone on a 10 yard touchdown run.
The Special teams also got Brick on the board as Matt Schleifer returned a punt 55 yards for a score. Brick has been strong in every area on the field.
Jackson Memorial 28, Toms River South 7
Jackson Memorial was able to overcome a three game losing streak, winning 28-7 over Toms River South at John J Munley Field. Junior Running Back Mike Gawlik rushed for 150 yards on 23 carries. Gawlik scored on a 20 yard run as the Jaguars got out to a 14-0 lead. Gawlik would finish the game with two scores.
Kyle Johnson added two touchdowns in the win. Johnson caught a 58 yard pass from backup Quarterback AJ Tolmachewich and took it all the way to the house. Johnson also made a big play on the defensive side of the ball, picking off a pass and returning it 50 yards for another score.
Sophomore Quarterback AJ Tolmachewich was impressive filling in for the injured Dan Barker. Tolmachewich finished 7 of 10 for 120 yards and 1 touchdown pass.
Toms River North 43, Southern 12
Senior Running Back Asante Moorer rushed for 135 yards on only 9 carries. Moorer found the end zone three times in a 42-13 Class A South victory over Southern. Moorer scored on touchdown runs of 71, 5, and 1 yards that were all in the first half.
Junior Quarterback Mike Husni finished 5 of 8 for 130 yards. Husni hit Darian Carrington with a 58 yard scoring strike on the first play of the game. The Quarterback also carried the ball 12 times for 98 yards. Husni found the end zone on a 13 yard dash.
Spotswood 28, Keyport 21
Shore 52, South River 7
Middlesex 40, Keansburg 20
Metuchen 36, Mater Dei Prep 0
Rumson Fair Haven At Lakewood
Freehold Boro 45, Toms River East 20
Senior Quarterback Jake Curry threw three touchdown passes to lead the Colonials past the Raiders. Freehold Boro is now 5-2 and still in the race for a Central Jersey Group IV playoff spot.
Jamel Smith-Rush, Matt Curcio, and Matt Krauss all came up with touchdown receptions for the Colonials. Smith-Rush also added a 5 yard touchdown on the ground. Ashante Worthy broke free for a 29 yard scoring run as Freehold Boro cruised to a 39-0 lead before halftime.
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