Shore Conference Football Week Six Recap By John Sorce

 Shore Regional 35, Matawan 0

The Blue Devils scored early and often, starting when sophomore Shane McLaughlin returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown on the game's opening series, as Shore Regional (4-2) shut out Matawan (0-6). Senior quarterback Gil Goldsmith added a 65-yard touchdown run on Shore's first offensive play. He also threw for a touchdown, a 10-yard pass to senior tight end Michael Deusch, and another rushing touchdown going for 13 yards. Junior running back Danny Kelly added a five-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for Shore.

 Long Branch 26, Wall 0

Long Branch bounced back after losing to RBC, thanks to senior quarterback Marc Dennis, who completed 8-of-12 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns and junior running back Jermaine Corbett’s kickoff return touchdown and rushing touchdown as the Green Wave (5-1) defeated the Crimson Knights (4-2). Corbett opened the game with an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and added a 1-yard touchdown run as Long Branch jumped out to an early 13-0 lead. He finished with 61 yards on 13 carries. Dennis threw a 56-yard touchdown to Jayon Farrar in the second quarter and added a 41-yard touchdown pass to Zahdierr Blueford in the third quarter. For Wall, senior quarterback Dylan Richey threw for 164 yards; sophomore Casey Larkin ran for 53 yards on 13 carries and caught five passes for 45 yards and senior tight end Tanner Powers had three catches for 60 yards.

 Jackson Liberty 14, Jackson Memorial 0

Jackson Liberty earned its first victory over Jackson Memorial in program history, improving to 2-4 on the season. A 50-yard interception return by Shane Simonson set up a 7-yard touchdown run by Jake Bosco in the first quarter and Joe DeVito added a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown to give the Lions a 14-0 halftime lead. Their defense took charge the rest of the way, led by Simonson’s 15 tackles. Jackson Memorial suffered its first loss of the season.

 Freehold Township 13, Freehold Boro 10

Freehold Township rallied late and a one-yard touchdown pass from Nick Reardon to Kyle Von Nessen provided the winning points as the Patriots (4-2) rallied past the rival Colonials (3-3) and extend their winning streak to three games. Freehold Boro took a 10-3 lead in the third quarter when senior quarterback Matt Krauss caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from sophomore wide receiver Sha'Kim Shuler. A 32-yard field goal by Freehold Township senior Colin Taptich in the fourth quarter cut the deficit to 10-6 and the Patriots got the ball right back by recovering a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, which led to the go-ahead scoring drive.

 Ocean 27, Point Pleasant Boro 21

In the final seconds, Ocean’s Holden Lowe hauled in a 33-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Robbie Nungesser, as the Spartans (3-4) won a thriller over Point Boro (2-4). The catch was initially ruled incomplete, but the play was reviewed and overturned under the NJSIAA's new instant replay system. Nungesser completed 10-of-19 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns and Steve Hagerman ran for a team-high 65 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries for Ocean. Junior Trebor Pena had 63 yards on six carries and caught four passes for 65 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown reception. For Point Boro, senior running back Bobby Cooper ran for a team-high 150 yards on 30 carries; Christian Aurin ran for 69 yards on six carries, including a 45-yard touchdown run, and Kyle Komanitsky had a pair of touchdown runs.

Central Regional 30, Southern 14

Central Regional picked up its first win of the season in a 30-14 victory over rival Southern. Senior wide receiver Darius Martorano did a little bit of everything, scoring touchdowns, reviving the ball, running the ball and throwing the ball. As a receiver, Martorano caught five passes for 61 yards and hauled in a 17-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Gavin Whelan. He threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Brandon Montgomery and ran for a six-yard score. Senior running back Isaiah Johnston ran for 149 yards on 14 carries and scored a 72-yard touchdown. Whelan finished 11-of-20 for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Montgomery had four catches for 55 yards and two scores.