New Jersey football roundup: Week 2
Saturday, September 17
St. Joseph Regional 49, St. Peter's Prep 18 HIGHLIGHTS
Sophomore quarterback Spencer Aukamp threw for 146 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for 48 yards and a score as St. Joseph Regional toppled St. Peter's Prep, 49-18, at Caven Point on Saturday evening. Ricky Jeune chipped in with 114 receiving yards and one touchdown, while fullback Jeff Farina notched 67 rushing yards and three scores. The Green Knights, who improved to 2-0 on the season one week after dismantling DePaul, scored 21 unanswered points at one point in the first half and never let up. Marauders tight end Michael Giacone, a Rutgers recruit, caught three passes for 31 yards and a score, while Jonathan Hilliman rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown, but St. Peter's Prep fell to 0-2.
Paramus Catholic 39, Bergenfield 13 PHOTOS
Leo Krizanovic rushed for three touchdowns, while Tyrone Washington caught a pair of scores to propel Paramus Catholic to a season-opening, 39-13 victory over Bergenfield on Saturday. Steve Shanley threw two scoring strikes and Lamont Thomas rushed for another for the Paladins, who led 18-0 at the half and never looked back. They face St. Joseph Regional next week. Bergenfield, which suffered its first loss of the year after defeating Fort Lee in Week One, is slated to face Northern Highlands next Saturday.
DePaul Catholic 49, BC High (Mass.) 35
One week after suffering a season-opening blowout, DePaul Catholic took its frustrations out on an out-of-state powerhouse, running away with an impressive 49-35 victory over BC High (Mass.) on Saturday. Massimo Aronson recorded 180 receiving yards and three touchdowns, while Joe Moreno ran for 238 yards to pace the Spartans, who bounced back from a loss to St. Joseph Regional.
Tenafly 28, Bergen Tech 27
In a battle to the bitter end, Tenafly outlasted Bergen Tech, 28-27. Tenafly was able to survive and stay undefeated at 2-0, while Bergen Tech suffered a tough second loss.
Northern Highlands 35, Cliffside Park 6
Northern Highlands got to 1-1 after a convincing victory at home against Cliffside Park. The Highlanders will try to keep up its winning ways when it travels to Bergenfield next week, while Cliffside Park attempts to rebound against Fort Lee at home.
Demarest 48, Fair Lawn 10
Wayne Valley 14, Passaic Tech 7
GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE
Dunellen 48, Metuchen 21
A new crop of runners lit up the scoreboard for the Destroyers in their 48-21 victory over Metuchen. Vinnie Grausso, Jeff Puckett and Daniel Ditter ran Dunellen’s sing-wing offense to the tune of 200 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. Pucket not only orchestrated the offensive attack at quarterback, he made two interceptions that led to Destroyer touchdowns. He was the team’s leading rusher with 170 yards on 13 carries and his only pass attempt was for a touchdown.
Middlesex 27, Spotswood 14
Middlesex wore Spotswood down on the ground, earning a 27-14 victory at Spotswood. Al-Tarik Rushing and Will Roach combined for 50 carries and over 320 yards on the ground, scoring all of Middlesex’s points.
Freehold Boro 14, Monmouth Regional 7
Kevin Smith 58-yard touchdown pass to Dan Kvederas snared a long touchdown pass with less than one minute left in the game, giving Freehold Boro a 14-7 win over Monmouth Regional. Quarterback Jeff Farrah had Monmouth's only touchdown on a quarterback sneak.
Cardinal McCarrick 16, Mater Dei 14
Immaculata 42, Governor Livingston 19
Three fourth-quarter touchdowns propelled Immaculata past Governor Livingston, 42-19, at Immaculata. Despite Governor Livingston’s 235 yards on the ground, Shayne Jones swung the game with a touchdown catch, followed by a pick six.
Dayton 34, Bound Brook 0
Dayton’s defense was stingy throughout, and quarterback Anthony Cioffi had four rushing touchdowns to carry the Bulldogs to a 34-0 victory over Bound Brook on Saturday. Jerod Fletcher rounded out the scoring for Dayton with a scoop and score on a blocked punt.
Saddle Brook 48, Wood-Ridge 8
Saddle Brook improved to 2-0 after traveling to Wood-Ridge for an impressive 48-8 win. Wood-Ridge, now 1-1, will travel to Saddle Brook in Week Three.
Park Ridge 28, Bogota 14
Park Ridge was able to defend its home turf with a 28-14 victory over Bogota. Park Ridge moves to 2-0, while Bogota fell to 0-2. Park Ridge will travel to Lyndhurst in Week Three.
Wallington 21, North Arlington 14
Wallington got its first win of the year, beating North Arlington at home, 21-7. Wallington will travel to 2-0 Saddle Brook next week, while North Arlington is home against Harrison.
Pascack Hills 37, Manchester Regional 20
Pascack Hills traveled to Manchester Regional and got its first win of the season, 37-20. Hills will host Pompton Lakes next week, while Manchester Regional hopes to get in the win column against Hawthorne at home.
Hasbrouck Heights 21, St. Mary 20
Hasbrouck Heights needed every last second to get a 21-20 victory over St. Mary’s, but still recorded its first win of the year. St. Mary’s fell to 1-1 on the early campaign.
Glen Rock 43, Elmwood Park 0
Dominant from start to finish was the only way to describe Glen Rock as the Panthers took it to Elmwood Park, 43-0. The win for Glen Rock sets up a matchup of unbeatens Week Three versus Shabazz.
Lodi 31, Queen of Peace 12
Sparta 45, Mount Olive
Lucas Faria, Mike Walsh and Codie Aromando all scored for Sparta as it defeated Mount Olive, 45-0, at Mount Olive. Aromando had 20 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns for Sparta as it moved to 2-0.
Madison 60, Hackettstown 21
Madison got four rushing touchdowns from Justin Goodwin as the Dodgers offense was dominating against Hackettstown in a 60-21 win. Goodwin finished with 12 carries for an astounding 232 yards. Hackettstown quarterback Carl Von Glahn was 11 of 18 for 288 yards and two touchdowns.
Delbarton 42, Morris Knolls 7
For the first time since 2005 Delbarton is 2-0, following a 42-7 victory at Morris Knolls.
Jamie White led the way for Delbarton, scoring four times on 280 yards on the ground. Morris Knolls' touchdown came on a 3-yard pass from Mike Stango to Esaun Mobley.
Morristown 52, Mendham 14
Zac Carter led the way with 155 yards on 20 carries and four scores as Morristown beat Mendham soundly, 52-14. Sean Reed added two touchdown runs of his own as Morristown’s rushing attack was dominant throughout.
Chatham 19, Wallkill Valley 0
Quarterback Cory Heidaran used his legs early and often, finishing with 26 carries and 160 yards when it was all said and done for Chatham in its 19-0 blanking of Wallkill Valley on Saturday. On home soil, Chatham was able to stop the opposition thanks to a great defensive effort from Bobby Russell, who had 14 tackles.
Immaculate Conception 35, Morristown-Beard 27
Shore 25, Keyport 16
Brendan Dula was all over the field on both sides of the ball for Shore Regional, throwing two touchdowns and picking off two passes on defense in its 25-16 win over Keyport on Saturday. Dula found Tyler Vivian for a 33-yard score and Stefanos Koursaris for a 5-yard strike.
St. Joseph (Metuchen) 32, Marlboro 16
In its first year of varsity football, St. Joseph (Metuchen) is 2-0 after cruising past Marlboro, 32-16, on Saturday. Five different players scored for St. Joseph, and Matt Olivo broke the game open with a beautiful 40-yard touchdown run. John Marcano was a beast on defense, recording eight tackles and a sack.
Manasquan 21, Raritan 17
Josh Aromando's 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown helped spark a Manasquan victory against Raritan, 21-17. Tyler Saito threw for two touchdowns to round out the scoring for Manasquan. Connor Grogan and Tyler Dwyer were on the end of Saito’s strikes.
Asbury Park 22, Keansburg 7
Asbury Park improved to 2-0 with a 22-7 win at Keansburg. Next week it will be the battle of the unbeatens as Asbury Park hosts Point Pleasant Beach.
Jackson 19, Brick Memorial 14
Jackson traveled to Brick Memorial and got a rewarding 19-14 victory. The win propels Jackson to 2-0 with a big game against Manalapan coming up.
Red Bank 10, Matawan 9
In a low scoring affair, Red Bank barely edged Matwawn, 10-9, at Matawan. Both Red Bank and Matawan now find themselves 1-1.
Lakewood 28, Monsignor Donovan 12
Traveling to Toms River proved to be just what Lakewood needed as its offense exploded for 28 points against Monsignor Donovan. Both teams move to 1-1. Lakewood travels to Wall in Week Three.
Sussex Tech 33, Marist 0
Shabazz 46, Barringer 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Friday, September 16
Jabrill Peppers scored two rushing touchdowns and Don Bosco Prep overcame a one-point deficit at the half to edge Manatee, 22-16, in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday evening in a live-streamed showdown on MSGVarsity.com. Leonte Carroo also scored for the Ironmen, who improved to 2-0 on the season and remain the consensus No. 1 program in the nation.
Despite a ferocious comeback late in the fourth quarter, Bergen Catholic fell to Plant (Tampa), 12-7, in Bradenton, Fla. in a live-streamed showdown on MSGVarsity.com on Friday. After trailing 3-0 in the first quarter, senior Mike Gerst gave the Crusaders a 7-3 lead by recording a 56-yard touchdown. Wesley Bullock put Plant up for good, however, with a touchdown run in the third. The Panthers tacked on a field goal at the end, but Bergen Catholic couldn't rally back.
Hoboken 63, Passaic 30
Donte Carter finished with 120 yards rushing, six tackles and a fantastic block to help spring Spencer Perez for a 53-yard punt return touchdown in Hoboken's big, 63-30 triumph over Passaic on Friday. The Red Wings had failed to defend their home field in Week One, dropping a heartbreaker to Memorial, 27-20. Passaic, coming off an impressive 46-14 victory over Fair Lawn, was one of only two Group 4 schools on Hoboken’s schedule (Kearny).
Indian Hills 42, Lakeland 41
Danny Thompson rushed for 206 yards on 27 carries, threw for 135 yards and amassed five all-purpose touchdowns as the Indian Hills rallied past Lakeland, 42-41, in a thrilling showdown on Friday evening. The Braves, who improved to 1-1 one week after falling to Tenafly, matched their win total from 2010. Thompson has now recorded eight touchdowns and nearly 800 yards in two contests this season.
Paramus 20, Old Tappan 16
Pascack Valley 31, Passaic Valley 7
Ramapo 13, West Milford 6
Wayne Hills 42, Eastside 0
Ramsey 35, Mahwah 21 HIGHLIGHTS
River Dell 35, Englewood 0
Westwood 33, Dumont 8
GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE
South Brunswick 28, Piscataway 7 HIGHLIGHTS
The upsets just keep coming for the surging South Brunswick football team. One week after dismantling Sayreville, the Vikings got off to a hot start and never looked back in a 28-7 victory over Piscataway on Friday. South Brunswick jumped out to a 21-0 lead by halftime, en route to making a big statement in Central Group 4. The Chiefs, who are ranked third in MSG Varsity's tri-state Top 25 poll, fell to 1-1 on the season.
Sayreville 34, Toms River East 14
Delon Stephenson rushed for 191 yards and four touchdowns to help Sayreville bounce back from a season-opening loss and defeat Toms River East, 34-14, on Friday evening. The Bombers led 21-6 at the break and never looked back. Mike Gudzak scored a 7-yard touchdown for Toms River East.
South Plainfield 18, Bishop Ahr 14
Edison 40, East Brunswick 32
Woodridge 42, JP Stevens 12
Perth Amboy 20, JFK (Iselin) 12
Pingry 42, Manville 0
Pingry’s Justin Shangold dominated on both sides of the ball, rushing for two touchdowns and snatching a 42-yard pick-six as Pingry defeated Manville, 42-0.
Thomas O'Reilly Jon Dugan and Ben Ballintyn all added touchdowns on the ground for Big Blue.
Montgomery 21, Ridge 7
Josh Reinson had one touchdown throwing and one running as Montgomery beat Ridge, 21-7, at Montgomery. Ryan Boyle finished with 127 yards rushing for Montgomery and Drew Schneider had Ridge’s only touchdown on a 45-yard scamper in the fourth.
Union 21, Watchung Hills 14
Westfield 22, Bridgewater 7
Cresskill 20, New Milford 14
Cresskill defeated New Milford, 20-14, at New Milford to improve to 2-0. New Milford drops to 1-1 and will travel to St. Mary's next week. For Cresskill, it will defend its undefeated record at home against Palisades Park.
Hawthorne 49, Academy of the New Church (Pa.) 20
Hawthorne won a thrilling game versus an out-of-state school, Academy of the New Church, 49-20, to move to 2-0 on the season. Hawthorne hopes to move to 3-0 at new week as the Bears travel to Manchester Regional.
Emerson 56, Weehawken 34
Emerson Boro outdueled Weehawken in an exciting shootout, 56-34. Emerson Boro remained undefeated while Weehawken falls to 1-1. Up next for Emerson, it gets Queen of Peace at home while Weehawken will play host to Bogota.
Palisades Park at Waldwick
Rutherford 48, Garfield 20
Randolph 30, Roxbury 14 HIGHLIGHTS
Randolph regrouped after absorbing a halftime deficit and pounded its way to a convincing 30-14 victory over rival Roxbury in a live-broadcast showdown on MSG Varsity iO Ch. 14 on Friday evening. Senior Dom Capalbo, who won his first-ever game as the starting quarterback, accounted for two touchdowns and anchored a run in the second half that saw his team post 20 unanswered points after trailing by four at the half. Donald Panciello scored for Roxbury.
Kinnelon 37, Morris Catholic 27
Three rushers broke 100 yards rushing as Kinnelon defeated Morris Catholic, 37-27. Chris Villante, Eric Clement, and Sean Robbins all broke the century mark and Robbins and Clement combined for four touchdowns. Dual-threat quarterback Brendan Wood led Morris Catholic with two rushing touchdowns and a third through the air.
Mountain Lakes 28, Hopatcong 0
Pete Breslauer was surgical through the air, throwing three touchdown passes as Mountain Lakes defeated Hopatcong, 28-0. Breslauer hit Max Boerstoel to open the scoring with a 30-yard strike. Breslauer also had two touchdowns to Ethan Lubowitz for 25 and 22 yards. Tyler Batesko rounded out the scoring for Mountain Lakes adding a touchdown on the ground.
Pequannock 42, Boonton 28
Anthony Rubino was unstoppable, rushing 25 times for 202 yards and four touchdowns as Pequannock beat Boonton, 42-28. A close game throughout, Pequannock scored the final 14 points in the fourth quarter to come away victorious. Mike Reid scored twice for Boonton on runs of 21 and 70 yards.
Butler 48, Whippany Park 0
Mike Tenned needed only 10 carries to run for 164 yards and three scores as Butler cruised to a 48-0 victory over Whippany Park. Tenned scored the first four touchdowns for Butler accentuated by a 60-yard catch and run to start the third quarter.
Bayonne 40, Kearny 0
Malcolm Robinson rushed for 210 yards and three touchdowns as Bayonne cruised past Kearny, 40-0, on Friday. Robinson was electric, as he scampered off for a 60-yard score just seconds into the contest and set the tone for the Bees to improve to 2-0 on the young season for the first time since 2005.
Memorial 9, St. Anthony 8
Howell 35, Freehold Township 22
Ryan Davies was nearly perfect, going 20 of 25 for 340 yards and five touchdowns as Howell out-gunned Freehold Township, 35-22. Davies opened the scoring with a 70-yard bomb to Brandon Yaegel, who would score three times on five catches and finished with an astounding 220 yards. Dan Bloodgood had two rushing scores for Freehold in defeat.
Red Bank Catholic 20, Neptune 14
With Shore Conference supremacy on the line, Red Bank Catholic defeated Neptune, 20-14, in a double-overtime thriller. Jaheem Woods started the scoring with a 10-yard touchdown strike to Ike Calderon. Red Bank Catholic would take the lead into half, however, with touchdown runs by John DiStefano and Ryan Spahr. Neptune would tie the game in the fourth quarter on a Geoff Fairbanks' 31-yard touchdown catch.
Lakewood 28, Monsignor Donovan 12
Toms River North 45, Middletown North 20
Wall 33, Jackson Liberty 30 HIGHLIGHTS
Manalapan 35, Middletown South 17