We have several match ups that highlight the schedule for tonight. Ocean will head to Red Bank Catholic in a B North showdown. This game was a shootout last year. I don’t expect anything less now. Howell is off to a surprising 2-0 start. They will be tested with a trip to Middletown North. Raritan and Wall will be another interesting contest.
Fri Sept 23
Asbury Park 26 Pt Pleasant Beach 15 F
Point Pleasant Beach would hit on two long scoring plays in this game, but it was Asbury Park that got the job done offensively – behind Paul Reed’s 179 yards and 2 touchdowns. One of Reed’s touchdown runs came from 87 yards out, as Ja’King Agostini also threw two scores in the win for Asbury.
Freehold Twp 42 Marlboro 36 F
Charles Sabbagh would throw just one incomplete pass for Freehold Township in the win, as this game featured plenty of offense.
The Patriots improved to 3-0 on the season, as Senior Adrian Rybaltowski finished with 98 yards on two touchdowns – one coming on a kickoff return of 67-yards and the other on a receiving score.
Pt Pleasant Boro 31 at Donovan Catholic 14 F
The Panthers rushing attack continues to get the job done in B-South, as Point Boro went on the road and defeated Donovan Catholic behind Tanner Gordon’s 123 yards and 2 scores.
Brandon Cipriano took the second-half kickoff back for a score to put some distance between Boro and Donovan.
No 10 Midd North 38 Howell 7 F
Running back Dwight Wilkerson had the game of his life, rushing for an absurd 280 yards and 3 scores. His efforts were more than enough to support a defense, as Nick Kish recorded a sack, interception, and fumble recovery.
Wilkerson also intercepted a pass in the win, as the Lions kept Howell off the scoreboard after their first drive.
No 4 Manalapan 41 at Old Bridge 0 F
In a non-conference game, Naim Mayfield and Manalapan made a huge statement in a shutout win over Old Bridge. Mayfield went for three rushing touchdowns on the night, as quarterback Luke Corcione had an efficient night as well.
It was the second straight shutout pitched by the Braves defensively.
Neptune 28 Freehold Boro 7 F
Long Branch 21 Colts Neck 7 F
An 80-yard TD pass from Marc Dennis to Tim Fosque sent the Green Wave past Colts Neck, as Keith Cooper also ran for two scores on the ground.
No 3 Rumson Fair Haven 49 Holmdel 0 F
The RFH defense continues to prove just how dominant they can be, recording their second straight shutout – backing up a 4 touchdown night from Mike O’Connor, who threw three scores and ran for another.
The Bulldogs also saw three different running backs score on the ground in the dominant win.
No 8 Wall 29 Raritan 21 F
Game story coming from Jim Rosa – follow Jim on Twitter @jimrosa519.
No 6 St John Vianney 37 Red Bank Regional 0 F
The SJV defense continued to play well all-around, shutting down the Bucs to get to 3-0 on the season. Johnny Buchanan had a receiving touchdown and a rushing touchdown, and Samuel East, along with Zyaire Sterling, also caught scoring passes.
Lakewood 31 at Jackson Liberty 0 F
The Piners explosive offense continued to backup up a defense that played to its second shutout of the year, as Zyhier Jones accounted for four scores from the quarterback position – two in the air and two from his feet.
Adi Palmer and Kyrie Jenkins had the receiving touchdowns for Lakewood.
Barnegat 41 Manchester 13 F
Game story coming from Ryan Wydra – follow Ryan on Twitter @SCHoops1.
No 9 Red Bank Catholic 20 Ocean 7 F
The Caseys running game was able to keep Kenny Pickett and Ocean off the field – holding him to one touchdown pass – as Zach Bair went for 175 yards.
Red Bank Catholic quarterback Tom Lang accounted for two first-half touchdowns before exiting the game due to injury.
Central 14 at No 7 Jackson Memorial 13 F
In a statement win, Senior RB Mike Bickford carries his Central team to a road win against Memorial, scoring from 66 and 73 yards out. The latter scoring run came early in the fourth quarter, as the Eagles defense made it hold up for the winning score.
People are asking for Bickford's autograph and they're gonna put a statue of Fumando outside of the school! @ShoreSportsNJ
— Ryan Wydra (@SCHoops1) September 24, 2016
Toms River South 13 Brick Memorial 10 F
The Mustangs remained winless on the season, as Toms River South pulled out a three point win at home behind two Nykie Lofton rushing touchdowns.
Sat Sept 24
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