Shore Conference Football Week Two Recap By John Sorce

Middletown South 17, Manalapan 14

Middletown South walked-off Manalapan on a 20-yard field goal by Chris Kaldrovics as time expired, giving the Eagles the 17-14 victory. Middletown South drove 71 yards for the game-tying touchdown on a 2-yard touchdown run by Vincent Condito with 8:42 left in regulation. On the game-winning drive, Matt Krellin hauled in a pass for 36 yards that set up Kaldrovics' game-winning field goal. Jaime Petrillo also had a touchdown run for the Eagles. For Manalapan, Matt Benedetti had an interception that led to a Dale Sieczkowski three-yard touchdown run early on. Manalapan scored again with 3:34 left in the third quarter when Sean Kehley threw an 11-yard touchdown to tight end Alan Presler.


Freehold Township 14, Central Regional 13

Freehold Township was able to escape with the one-point victory over Central Regional thanks to a two-yard touchdown run by Gaven Ferraro with 6:03 left and a fumble recovery by Mike Ruegger with 2:34 remaining. Nick Reardon threw a 16-yard touchdown to David Jolly for Freehold Township. For Central Regional, Gavin Whelan threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Darius Martorano and Troy Warren added a two-yard touchdown run.


Saint John Vianney 21, Brick 7

Saint John Vianney recorded its first win of the season thanks in large part to sophomore quarterback Josh East, who threw a pair of touchdown passes to sophomore wide receiver Jayden Bellamy and senior tight end Andrew McGimpsey. Junior running back Kavon Chambers added a 44-yard touchdown run with 1:03 left in the game to clinch the Lancers' first win of the season. Senior quarterback Jimmy Leblo scored the lone touchdown for Brick, a three-yard touchdown run.


Jackson Memorial 12, Wall 6 (OT)

A touchdown run near the goal line by fullback Michael Fiore and a fourth-down stop on defense provided Jackson Memorial a tough overtime victory over Wall. Justin Burkert kicked a pair of field goals of 27 and 24 yards for Jackson Memorial for its only scoring in regulation, the latter tying the score at six with 56 seconds left in the third quarter. Wall opened the scoring in the first quarter on a six-yard touchdown run by Matt DeSarno, which was set up by a Teddy Sharkey interception.


Marlboro 22, Lakewood 14

Marlboro picked up its first win of the new season at home thanks to Dontrell Alston, who ran for 152 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Vinny Spitalieri added 90 rushing yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Quarterback Alex Schutzer threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Matt Budveit in the third quarter. Dante Morris ran for 78 yards and a touchdown and T.J. Paturzo threw for 158 yards and a touchdown for Lakewood. Sincere Moore hauled in a 21-yard touchdown and finished with four receptions for 110 yards.


Barnegat 17, Shore Regional 14

The running game was strong for Barnegat, led by senior running back Charlie Cotton’s 37 carries and 158 yards as the Bengals were able to pick up the victory on the road against Shore Regional. Aaron Osborne kicked a 35-yard field goal in the third quarter that ultimately held up as the game-winner. Senior quarterback Brian Finucan completed 10 of 16 passes for 110 yards and threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Devyn DeFilipo at the end of the first half. Senior fullback Brian Ewan added a two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Senior tight end Sean Morris caught six passes for 68 yards and also had two sacks on defense. For Shore Regional, Shane McLaughlin had a 52-yard touchdown run on their first offensive play from scrimmage, and Jack McCrae scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 4:20 left in the game.