We had yet another exciting week of Shore Conference football as we get set to head into the NJSIAA playoffs next week. Here are your scores from Week 9.
RBC 21 Jackson Memorial 10
Shore 20 Asbury Park 7
The Shore Blue Devils locked up Class B Central and the No 1 seed in Central Jersey Group I with a 20-7 victory over Asbury Park. Running Back Jack Britton rushed for 103 yards and 2 scores. Britton found the end zone on runs of 5, and 22 yards. Doug Goldsmith also had a big day for Shore, finishing with 130 yards on the ground. 118 of the 130 came in the second half.
The Blue Devils also got great production from their defense and special teams. The team held a very strong Asbury Park offense to only 50 yards. Kicker George Notte booted two field goals of 32 and 34 yards.
The Blue Devils have now won 16 games going back to last year. Shore will start their journey to repeat as Central Jersey Group I Champions. The team will now wait on their first round opponent.
Red Bank Regional 31, Manchester 14
Senior Running Back Alim Godsey continued to dominate on the ground. Godsey rushed for two touchdowns in the win. Wide Receiver Sadiq Palmer also caught a touchdown pass from Quarterback Jack Navitsky. Palmer added a kickoff return on special teams.
Red Bank Regional is now 8-0 on the season. Residuals will determine what seed RBR will have in Central Jersey Group III. They are guaranteed at least a home playoff game in the first round.
Middletown North 27 Freehold Twp 14
Middletown North improved to 6-2 with a 27-14 Class A North win over Freehold Twp. The Lions are still alive and have a shot at the 4 Seed in NJ II Group IV. This will also come down to residuals.
Running Back Chad Freshnock returned to the lineup after missing the previous six games. Freshnock contributed with touchdown runs of 1, and 2 yards. This will certainly boost the Lions running attack headed into the postseason.
Quarterback Donald Glenn threw a 30 yard touchdown pass to Dwight Wilkerson. Glenn has been having a fantastic season and is one of the top passers’ in the Shore. Austin Dewise also hit the end zone on a 1 yard run.
RFH 41 Holmdel 0
Matt Vechiarelli was able to score two early TDs as the Bulldogs took the 14-0 lead. RFH was able to extend the lead to 21-0 after a Michael O Conner TD which was a 30 Yard TD run. They would go on to score 4 more times as they would extend the lead to 41-0. The Bulldogs will now prepare for the Central Jersey Group III playoffs.
Saint John Vianney 67 Manasquan 0
The Lancers were able to Clinch the A-Central title this evening. The red hot offense of St John Vianney simply could not be stopped, scoring 67 points in the victory over Manasquan. Will anybody be able to stop Anthony Brown and Company in the playoffs?
Brown once again torched another secondary through the air. The Boston College commit threw touchdown passes to Khalil Haskins, Marcque Ellington, and Michael Stapert. He also added another score on the ground.
Both Jeff Sheard and Chris Chukwuneke chipped in with rushing touchdowns. The SJV defense also walked away with two safeties in the win. The Lancers appear to have locked up the No 1 seed in Non Public Group III.
Brick Memorial 44 Southern 7
The Brick Memorial Mustangs were able to clinch a share of the A-South title with a win over Southern Regional. Nick Simonelli was able to get Southern on the board with a seven yard Touchdown reception in the first quarter. However, from there it was all Brick Memorial as they showed some real firepower.
Tony Thorpe tied the game at seven a piece after a muffed punt by the Rams. He would score on the next drive as well making it 14-7 Brick Memorial in the second quarter. He would score three TDS on the day altogether. Quarterback Tim Santiago also his Matt Cuppari with a 31 yard TD pass. The Mustangs offense was able to click on all cylinders which will certainly propel them into the playoffs on a high note.
Brick 17, Toms River South 7
Brick was able to fight through a bit of adversity tonight, scoring 17 straight points after facing a 7-0 deficit. The Dragons took a 10-7 halftime lead after a touchdown from Ja’Sir Taylor, and a 31 yard field goal from Javion Harris.
Rashon McCall scored on a 12 yard touchdown run to ultimately give the Dragons a 17-7 advantage. The Dragons defense dominated in the second half, holding Toms River South without a score. The win gives Brick a share of the Class A South division title.
Brick will go into the Central Jersey Group IV playoffs as the likely No 2 seed. There is a very good chance that Jackson Memorial will be the team coming in next Friday night. Toms River South will unofficially make the playoffs in South Jersey Group IV. They have likely earned a shot at No 1 seed Hammonton in that bracket.
Central 13, Jackson Liberty 12
Quarterback Mike Miserendino threw two touchdown passes to Malcolm Young to help the Eagles defeat the Lions 13-12. Central was able to overcome 12 straight points from Jackson Liberty in the second half.
Central improves to 6-3 on the season and are in good shape for the South Jersey Group IV playoffs. Residuals will determine whether Jackson Liberty sneaks into the Central Jersey Group IV bracket as the 8th Seed.
Toms River North 41, Neptune 21
The Mariners offense rolled to a 28-0 lead on the road against Neptune. The team held on, defeating the Fliers 41-21 in a non divisional game. This was a great tuneup as Toms River North prepares for the playoffs in South Jersey Group V next week.
Quarterback Mike Husni had another outstanding performance. Husni threw two touchdown passes of 70 and 19 yards to Darian Carrington. The Junior also used his legs to hit the end zone on runs of 18 and 29 yards. Overall Husni rushed for 97 yards on 17 carries.
Running Back Asante Moorer once again had success running the football. Moorer finished with 150 yards on 16 carries. Moorer has just been so tough to stop as of late. The Senior is powerful through the tackles and on zone read plays.
Toms River North will wait to find out where they are seeded in South Jersey Group V. It appears the Mariners will more than likely receive at least one home playoff game.
Manalapan 42, Howell 0
The Braves got back on the winning track with a very convincing 42-0 win over Howell. Senior Running Back Marcus Salinas got the Manalapan offense going, rushing for 181 yards on 14 carries. Salinas scored on touchdown runs of 6, and 17 yards which helped Manalapan get out to a 35-0 lead.
Sophomore Quarterback Cody Wiener looked more and more comfortable in the offense. Wiener completed 5 of 8 passes for 112 yards and 2 scoring strikes. Wiener hit L’Jeron Holder with a 51 yard bomb for a touchdown. The signal caller also found Chris Maksimik for a 10 yard scoring play.
The Braves improve to 5-4 on the season. Manalapan looks to have unofficially qualified for the playoffs in Central Jersey Group V.
Matawan 31, Barnegat 0
Matawan continued their resurgence in the second half of the season, dominating Barnegat on the road for a 31-0 win. The Huskies have now won six straight and have outscore their opponents 188-55 in those games.
Senior Running Back Makiya Caesar had another big game for Matawan, scoring two touchdowns in the first half. Derrick Wiley also added another score as Matawan rolled to a 21-0 lead.
Shawn Ramcheran returned a kickoff for a score on special teams. The combination of George Pearson, Mikaya Caesar, and Shawn Ramcheran have been too much to handle as of late. Matawan will be a very tough to beat in Central Jersey Group III.
Monmouth 30, Raritan 21
Pt Pleasant Beach 14, Mater Dei Prep 13
Middletown South 38, Freehold Boro 7
The Eagles were able to overcome a 7-0 deficit, ripping off 38 straight points to defeated Freehold Boro 38-7 in Class A North. Middletown South continues to dominate in a big way. The team has clinched the No 1 seed in North Jersey II Group IV.
Senior Running Back Cole Rogers was unstoppable today, rushing for a game high 215 yards and 3 scores. Rogers hit the end zone on runs of 36, 7, and 15 yards to pace the Eagles ground game. Junior James Mccarthy also chipped in with a 1 yard touchdown run.
Quarterback Matt Mosquera threw a 30 yard touchdown to Tight End Jeff Lewandowski. Mosquera also kicked a 35 yard field goal in the win.
Pt Boro 14, Lakewood 13
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Marlboro 26, JP Stevens 7
The Marlboro Mustangs snapped an 8 game losing streak with their first win of the season. Sophomore Running Back Johnny Helff hit the open field for a 42 yard touchdown run. He also pounded his way across the goal line from the 1.
Marlboro got creative with the playcalling, utilizing Helff in the passing game. Helff hit Wide Receiver Tyler Tanen on the halfback option pass. Cameron Caorsi ripped off a 55 yard touchdown in the victory.
Keyport 35, Keansburg 12
Desmond Underwood led the offense for the Red Raiders, carrying the ball 14 times for 143 yards. Underwood scored two touchdowns to help lead Keyport to a 35-12 win in Class B Central. Ky’Sun Pryor was also a big part of the offense, adding 83 yards and two scores.
Keyport is now 5-4 on the season and have qualified for the playoffs. They will be the No 7 seed and play a very familiar opponent in No 2 Asbury Park.
Ocean 26, Colts Neck 0
The Spartans dominated the Cougars by displaying a balanced offensive attack. Quarterback Kenny Pickett led the offense, throwing three touchdown passes. Pickett hit Joey Aldarelli for touchdowns of 4 and 24 yards.
Senior Running Back Tyler Thompson used his strong physical running ability to take charge of the game. Thompson piled up 150 yards on the ground, including a 13 yard touchdown in the second half.
Ocean has unofficially locked up the No 2 seed in Central Jersey Group III. Residuals will determine who their first round opponent will be.
Lacey 9, Toms River East 0
Stay tuned to NJSR for all your updates, and recaps throughout the weekend. The Official NJSIAA Playoff Schedule will be annnounced tomorrow!