Friday Playoff Football Scoreboard, 11/15/13
Friday football scores, updates and details from playoff and consolation game action from the NJSIAA State Tournament.
Central Jersey Group V
(1) Manalapan 14, (8) Brick Memorial 13
The Braves (9-0) pulled out a dramatic comeback win on a one-yard touchdown run by senior tailback Tyler Leonetti that tied the game as time expired in regulation before junior kicker Mike Caggiano’s game-winning extra point to rally and defeat the Mustangs (6-4).
Manalapan will host Sayreville, which beat Monroe 35-34, in next week’s semifinals. The Bombers beat Manalapan for the Central Jersey Group IV title in 2011 and have won three straight sectional titles.
Brick Memorial led 13-0 heading into the third quarter, becoming the first team to lead Manalapan at the half all season, thanks to an 88-yard touchdown run by senior running back Mike Basile and a 9-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Rob Triano to wideout Karl Kumm.
The Braves cut the lead to 13-7 on a 4-yard touchdown run by junior tailback Imamu Mayfield with 3:54 left in the game. The defense came up with a stop to set up the game-winning drive.
Central Jersey Group IV
(1) Brick 35, (8) West Windsor North 26
Junior running back Ray Fattaruso ran for three touchdowns, two of seven yards and one 14-yarder, junior quarterback Carmen Sclafani added a 10-yard touchdown run after missing two games with a shoulder injury, and Ja’Quez Johnson had a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown as the Green Dragons (7-3) won their first state playoff game since 2000 by rallying from a 20-14 halftime deficit to beat the Knights (3-7).
Brick will host fifth-seeded Burlington Township in the semifinals next week in a bid to reach its first sectional final since 1994.
(5) Burlington Twp. 52, (4) Middletown South 45
A 37-yard touchdown run by Middletown South’s Jeremy Concepcion tied the game at 45, but the Falcons (6-3) scored inside the final minute to knock the Eagles (4-5) out of the playoffs and guarantee their first non-winning season since perhaps the 1980s.
Central Jersey Group III
(2) Ocean, 35, (7) Warren Hills 13
Sophomore tailback Tyler Thompson exploded for 215 yards rushing and three touchdowns as the Spartans (8-0) built a 28-0 lead on their way to downing the Blue Streaks (5-5). Senior fullback Dan Loizos added a short touchdown run and senior Cole Mehr had a five-yard touchdown run in the win.
Ocean will host third-seeded Hopewell Valley in the semifinals next week.
(4) Carteret 13, (5) Long Branch 3
A Vinny Mota field goal was all the Green Wave (6-3) could muster as they fell to the Ramblers (7-2).
Central Jersey Group II
(1) Rumson-FH 41, (8) Bordentown 8
Senior quarterback Chase Caruso threw a pair of touchdown passes and junior tailback Charlie Volker ran for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Bulldogs (9-0) rolled into the semifinals with a win over the Scotties (4-5).
Caruso threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Sam Shaud and a 67-yard strike to Kevin Clayton in the win, while Volker had scoring runs of 11 and 8 yards. Quarterback Brian Dunphy added a 73-yard touchdown pass to Shaud, and Seamus Walsh had a 1-yard touchdown run.
Rumson will host the winner of Saturday’s Rahway-Spotswood game next Friday in the semifinals.
(6) Lakewood 20, (3) Delran 12
A three-yard run by junior Chapelle Cook with 10 seconds left in the game snapped a 12-12 tie and sent the Piners (6-3) to an upset win over the Bears (7-2) for their first state playoff victory since 1986 and just the third in school history.
Lakewood will travel to second-seeded Weequahic (9-0) for the semifinals next week.
Lakewood rallied from a 12-0 deficit to tie the game on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Narquese Joshua to Eric Segui and a 10-yard touchdown run by Amir Tyler. Cook ran for 115 yards on 14 carries in the win.
Central Jersey Group I
(1) Shore 10, (8) Palmyra 7
The Blue Devils (8-1) won their eighth straight game by building a 10-0 halftime lead on a 22-yard field goal by junior Jake Monteiro and a touchdown run by senior Brian Miller and holding off the Panthers (4-5) to reach the semifinals.
Shore will host the winner of Saturday’s South River-Asbury Park game in the semifinals on Friday. The Blue Devils beat both of those teams during the regular season.
Miller finished with 127 yards rushing on 24 carries, and Jack Britton had an interception on defense in the win.
(3) Pt. Beach 21, (6) Florence 7
The Garnet Gulls (8-1) scored 21 fourth-quarter points to come roaring back from a 7-0 deficit and knock off the defending Central Jersey Group I champion Flashes (5-4).
A 1-yard touchdown run by junior fullback Joe Wegrzyniak cut it to 7-6, then the Garnet Gulls took a 14-7 lead with 5:59 left in the game when junior quarterback Jake Fioretti threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Noah Yates and then found Yates again for a two-point conversion pass. Point Beach then sealed the win with a 46-yard touchdown run by Mike Frauenheim.
Point Beach will host seventh-seeded Burlington City, which upset No. 2 seed South Hunterdon, next Friday in the semifinals in a bid to reach their first sectional final since 1982 and the second one in school history.
South Jersey Group V
(3) Jackson Memorial 24, (6) Rancocas Valley 21
The Jaguars (7-2) won their first state playoff game since 2006 as the defense registered five interceptions, two by sophomore Kyle Johnson, senior tailback Khani Glover ran for a pair of scores and kicker Jared Calhoun booted his second game-winning field goal in two games to beat the Red Devils (5-4).
Calhoun hit a 28-yard field goal with 50 seconds left in the game to snap a 21-21 tie and give Jackson Memorial the win. The Jaguars will travel to second-seeded Cherokee for the semifinals next week. Glover had touchdown runs of one and 66 yards, and senior running back Ken Bradley added a 50-yard touchdown run.
South Jersey Group IV
(4) Kingsway 52, (5) Lacey 17
The Lions (5-5) fell to the Dragons (7-2), as Old Dominion-bound running back Ray Lawry ran for six touchdowns to give him nine in two years against Lacey as Kingsway eliminated the Lions for the second straight season.
Senior quarterback Tom Kelly had an 80-yard run, sophomore kicker Pat Davis added a 24-yard field goal, and Kelly also threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Christian Tutela in the loss for Lacey, which ended the season with five straight losses after a 5-0 start.
South Jersey Group III
(4) Delsea 46, (5) Central 14
Isaiah Spencer ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as the defending champion Crusaders (8-2) downed the Golden Eagles (5-4).
Javon Hardy had a 20-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to get Central on the board.
Delsea will play the winner of Saturday’s Manasquan-Wall game in the semifinals.
(3) Barnegat 41, (6) Pemberton 13
The Bengals (8-1) set the single-season school record for wins and rolled into the semifinals as junior quarterback Cinjun Erskine ran for two scores and threw a pair of touchdown passes to junior Manny Bowen to knock off the Hornets (4-5).
Barnegat will travel to second-seeded Northern Burlington in the semifinals next week in a bid to reach its first sectional final in program history.
Erskine had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs and threw touchdown strikes of eight and 48 yards to Bowen. Sophomore running back Paul Wickwire added a 55-yard touchdown run, and Tom Kampo had a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown to cap the win.
Non-Public Group III
(4) Red Bank Catholic 42, (5) Immaculata 14
Senior tailback Larry Redaelli had 166 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 24 carries as the Caseys (9-0) routed the Spartans (6-4) to advance to face top-seeded St. Joseph-Montvale, the No. 1 team in the state and a top-five team in the nation, in the semifinals next Saturday.
Senior quarterback Pat Toomey added a 27-yard touchdown pass to senior Connor Smith, junior Mike Cordova had a 67-yard touchdown run, sophomore Dylan Murphy had an 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and senior fullback Frank Olmo capped the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run in the win.
NJSIAA consolation games
Matawan 20, Raritan 0
St. John Vianney 47, Keyport 28
Senior quarterback Billy DeMato threw five touchdown passes and ran for a score, and sophomore quarterback Anthony Brown added a touchdown pass to help the Lancers (4-5) beat the Red Raiders (5-5).
Wideout Julanee Prince had a career-high four touchdown catches in the win, and Tyler Hyman added two touchdown grabs of his own.
Holmdel 14, Red Bank 13
Woodrow Wilson 50, Manchester 41
Lenape 21, Southern 2
Jackson Liberty 14, Steinert 0
Quarterback John Veneziano threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Brenden Busacca and Bruce Almodovar added a 19-yard touchdown run to help the Lions (4-5) pick up a win by blanking the Spartans (2-7).
North Brunswick 26, Freehold Twp. 21
Collin Bitsko ran for touchdowns of 1 and 10 yards and also had a 33-yard touchdown catch as the Patriots (1-8) fell to the Raiders (1-8).
Toms River North 28, Egg Harbor Twp. 0
Mike Husni threw a pair of touchdown passes and Asante Moorer ran for two touchdowns as the Mariners (1-8) picked up their first win of the season by blanking the Eagles (2-7).
Calvin Jackson and Jordan Craig each had a touchdown catch in the win. Defensively, Jake Iovino had three sacks and Mike Siwec had two as Toms River North finished with eight in the game and held Egg Harbor to 40 yards of total offense. Freshman Bryce Watts also had his first career interception.
Middle Twp. 54, Pinelands 14
Toms River East 34, Clearview 20
Senior quarterback Paul Aliseo threw a pair of touchdown passes and also ran for a score to help the Raiders (3-6) top the Pioneers (4-5).
Senior tailback Matt Gudzak added a 55-yard touchdown run and senior Jerry Caporale had a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown.
A.L. Johnson 35, Point Boro 21
Quarterback Jack Fitzsimmons ran for one score and threw a touchdown pass to freshman Hayden Frey, and Gene Franceschini added a rushing touchdown as the Panthers (1-9) ended their season with a loss to the Crusaders (4-5).
Howell 31, Hillsborough 28
Nate Litowsky ran for three touchdowns and senior quarterback Connor McGlynn threw touchdown passes to Dontrell Jones and Joey Schultz to help the Rebels (4-5) beat the Raiders (5-5).
West Windsor South 35, Freehold 14
Friday night NJSIAA State Tournament scores from around New Jersey from the Associated Press
Central, Group I
Burlington City 20, South Hunterdon 17
Point Pleasant Beach 21, Florence 7
Shore Regional 10, Palmyra 7
Central, Group II
Lakewood 20, Delran 12
Rumson-Fair Haven 41, Bordentown 8
Weequahic 45, Delaware Valley Regional 0
Central, Group III
Carteret 13, Long Branch 3
Hopewell Valley Central 33, Ewing 0
Ocean Township 35, Warren Hills 13
Central, Group IV
Brick Township 35, West Windsor-Plainsboro North 26
Burlington Township 37, Middletown South 31
Central, Group V
Hunterdon Central 24, Old Bridge 0
Manalapan 14, Brick Memorial 13
Sayreville 35, Monroe 34
Non-Public Group II
Bishop Eustace Prep 18, Camden Catholic 14
DePaul Catholic 49, Gloucester Catholic 8
Holy Cross 48, Hudson Catholic 6
Holy Spirit 48, Pingry 0
Red Bank Catholic 42, Immaculata 14
Non-Public Group IV
Seton Hall Prep 55, Don Bosco Prep 7
St. Peter’s Prep 61, Paul VI 34
North I, Group I
Cedar Grove 34, Butler 27
Hasbrouck Heights 47, Hopatcong 44
North I, Group II
Newton 25, Lenape Valley 14
North Warren 48, Kittatinny 7
Waldwick 49, Glen Rock 0
Westwood 62, Elmwood Park 13
North I, Group III
Mahwah 21, Lakeland 3
River Dell 35, Jefferson 17
North I, Group IV
Northern Highlands 17, Wayne Hills 14
Old Tappan 35, Randolph 7
Paramus 28, Morris Knolls 21
Pascack Valley 46, Passaic Valley 3
North I, Group V
Passaic Tech 40, Hackensack 6
Ridgewood 63, East Orange 34
Union City 32, West Orange 21
North II, Group I
Glen Ridge 33, Shabazz 21
Hoboken 34, Ridgefield 7
New Providence 39, Secaucus 20
Roselle Park 28, Brearley 20
North II, Group III
Cranford 47, Palisades Park 21
West Essex 28, Orange 22
North II, Group IV
Iselin Kennedy 14, Irvington 12
Mendham 47, Colonia 26
Phillipsburg 40, Scotch Plains 20
West Morris 13, Morristown 7, OT
North II, Group V
Linden 23, Bayonne 0
Ridge 35, Westfield 28
Union 28, Watchung Hills 0
South, Group I
Pennsville Memorial 61, Gloucester City 28
Salem 41, Schalick 13
South, Group II
Bridgeton 47, Cinnaminson 26
Haddonfield 21, West Deptford 9
Woodstown 28, Sterling 12
South, Group III
Barnegat 41, Pemberton 13
Delsea 46, Central Regional 14
Northern Burlington 38, Highland 18
South, Group IV
Kingsway 52, Lacey 17
Shawnee 10, Hammonton 7
Timber Creek 39, Cherry Hill West 13
South, Group V
Cherokee 51, Washington Township 0
Eastern 32, Atlantic City 26
Jackson Memorial 24, Rancocas Valley 21
Millville 28, Williamstown 19
Absegami 52, Vineland 28
Bernards 13, Newark Central 6
Bloomfield 10, Passaic 0
Bridgewater-Raritan 35, Perth Amboy 6
Chatham 24, Lyndhurst 17
Collingswood 32, Buena Regional 29
Dunellen 39, Belvidere 0
Elizabeth 46, Columbia 0
Ferris 24, Belleville 8
Gateway 38, Pitman 26
Highland Park 42, Manville 19
Holmdel 14, Red Bank Regional 13
Howell 31, Hillsborough 28
Indian Hills 42, High Point 28
Jackson Liberty 14, Steinert 0
Johnson 35, Point Pleasant Boro 21
Kinnelon 21, Hawthorne 20
Lenape 21, Southern 2
Livingston 35, Eastside Paterson 6
Mainland Regional 28, Pennsauken 7
Manchester 50, Camden 41
Matawan 20, Raritan 0
Middle Township 54, Pinelands Regional 14
Montgomery 44, East Brunswick 20
North Brunswick 26, Freehold Township 20
North Hunterdon 26, J.P. Stevens 21
North Plainfield 26, Fort Lee 12
Nutley 38, Wayne Valley 34
Oakcrest 48, Deptford 13
Ocean City 45, Triton 22
Parsippany 33, Cliffside Park 18
Plainfield 40, Kearny 12
Pleasantville 56, Riverside 12
Roxbury 17, Teaneck 14
Seneca 27, Cumberland Regional 6
St. John Vianney 47, Keyport 28
Toms River East 34, Clearview Regional 20
Toms River North 28, Egg Harbor 0
Voorhees 37, Ridgefield Park 0
West Milford 20, Ramsey 14
West Windsor-Plainsboro South 35, Freehold 14
Whippany Park 42, Harrison 6
Willingboro 40, Overbrook 6