Shore Conference Football Week Five Recap
By John Sorce
Manalapan improved to 3-2 on the season thanks in large part to junior running back Nico Santorelli’s 137 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just six carries. He displayed his explosiveness by scoring on touchdown runs of 64 and 55 yards to help Manalapan build a 28-0 halftime lead. He added a 46-yard touchdown reception from junior quarterback Sean Kehley in the third quarter, who completed 9-of-14 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns, his second pass coming with a connection with senior tight end Alex Claro for a 68-yard touchdown. Senior running back Dale Sieczkowski added 68 yards rushing and two touchdowns on nine carries.
Brick Memorial dominated on the ground with six rushing touchdowns as the Mustangs (3-3) dominated Middletown North (0-5). Senior quarterback Tyler Sindel ran for two touchdowns and Jeff Lavarin, Ja Billingsley, T.J. McArthur, and Anthony Albanese also had rushing touchdowns for Brick Memorial. Lavarin's touchdown gave the Mustangs a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and after a touchdown pass by Middletown North’s Sean Glenn tied the game, Billingsley put Brick Memorial ahead, 14-7, in the second quarter. Sindel’s touchdown runs with 1:05 left in the first half and a 43-yard dash to begin the second half gave Brick Memorial 28-7 lead. Following a Middletown North score, Albanese's 50-yard touchdown made it 35-14, and McArthur added another rushing touchdown in the second half.
The Crimson Knights improved to 4-1 on the season in a 49-21 victory over Southern (2-3). Senior quarterback Dylan Richey accounted for six touchdowns, throwing for three and running for three. Sophomore running back Casey Larkin also ran for a score. Larkin, Mike Galos, and Logan Peters all had receiving touchdowns. For Southern, Carmen Deo threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Matt Caporrino; Joe Guglielmo had a 1-yard touchdown run and Cole Robinson threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Schneider Juste.
Mater Dei set the tone early on an 84-yard touchdown run by junior running back Malik Ingram on the first play from scrimmage as the Seraphs (6-0) clinched their third straight division title. Ingram ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries, while senior quarterback Rob McCoy displayed his dual-threat abilities, completing 6-of-9 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns while also running for a touchdown. Barnegat dropped to 4-1 on the season with the loss.
Manasquan (5-0) clinched its first division title in eight years in their convincing 41-6 victory over Colts Neck (1-4). The Warriors dominated on the ground, as senior running back Canyon Birch ran for 144 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries and senior fullback Scooby Tuddles ran for 93 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Quarterback Ryan O'Leary completed 6-of-8 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown, a 23-yard score to Riley Callahan. For Colts Neck, freshman quarterback Tom Fallon threw for 97 yards; sophomore running back Joe Barsky ran for 56 yards and a touchdown and senior wide receiver Brendan Wei had two catches for 78 yards.
Keyport scored late on a two-yard touchdown run by Greg Robinson with 3:46 left as the Red Raiders improved to 3-2 in a 20-18 victory over rival Keansburg (2-3). Shykim Treadwill scored a pair of touchdowns, one passing to Matt Twigg for 14 yards and a two-yard run. Devin Wollner had a team-high 104 yards rushing on 20 carries for Keyport.
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