New Jersey football roundup: Week 7
Saturday, October 22
Paramus 48, Fair Lawn 0 Photos coming soon!
Chris Durante and Brandon Sebahie each scored two touchdowns and Paramus used another lock-down defensive effort to blank Fair Lawn, 48-0, on Saturday afternoon. Durante started the scoring by catching a 5-yard touchdown pass 52 seconds into the second quarter, and that's all the Spartans would need, as they recorded a shutout for the second straight week. They stopped Hackensack, 22-0, last week. Tyler Garguilo, Joe Rizzitello and Zack Smith also scored for Paramus, which improved to 4-2 on the season. Josh Rollins and Darius House each notched interceptions on defense. Meanwhile, Fair Lawn fell to 1-5.
Bergen Catholic 54, Eastside 0
Bergen Catholic signal-caller Jonathan Germano continued his dominant play, tossing three touchdowns and running for a fourth score as the Crusaders beat up on Paterson Eastside, 54-0. John Tsimis, Ryan Finkel and Kyle Quiero caught the Germano touchdowns and Finkel added a rushing touchdown. Next week, Bergen Catholic has a much-anticipated showdown with St. Peter’s Prep at Caven Point.
Wayne Hills 49, Bergen Tech 0
Wayne Hills remained unbeaten in 2011 thanks to three Kevin Olsen touchdown passes to three different receivers as the Patriots downed Bergen Tech, 49-0. Wayne Hills led 35-0 at halftame with Jeff Gignac, Erik Moskel and Mike Guarino all catching touchdowns. Wayne Hills will put its undefeated record on the line at home against Ramapo next week.
Wayne Valley 48, Passaic 13
Alex Trani scored three times on 190 rushing yards to lead Wayne Valley past Passaic, 48-13, in Passaic. Mike Eckrote threw two touchdowns passes for Valley, which takes on West Milford at home next week.
Dumont 27, Cliffside Park 16
Dumont quarterback Corey LaCoppola threw for two touchdowns and rushed for a third to propel Dumont past Cliffside Park, 27-16, in Dumont. Avery caught both LaCoppola TDs and also broke off a scoring run in the second quarter.
Montclair 35, East Orange 7 PHOTO GALLERY
In what was touted as an offensive showdown, only one side answered the bell as quarterback Khalif Herbin and Montclair won the battle of the unbeatens, 35-7, over East Orange. Herbin rushed for 200 yards and three scores while the Montclair defense stymied East Orange all afternoon. An early botched punt threatened to put Montclair behind the eight ball but its defense held East Orange on a fourth and one and never ceased momentum. Herbin broke the school record of 48 career touchdowns scoring number 48, 49 and 50 with at least four games remaining in his senior season.
GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE
Metuchen 42, South River 13
Metuchen improved to 4-3 and was led by Errol Lindo, who scored three times on the ground and once on a pick six in a 42-13 victory. Lindo scored twice in the second quarter to help Metuchen pull away. Taariq Philips had both touchdowns for South River.
Carteret 27, Keyport 0
Cateret remained unbeaten on the strength of junior running back Jerod Johnson and his 23 rushes for 261 yards in a 27-0 triumph over Keyport. Johnson scored four times on the ground for Cateret, which hosts to South Plainfield next week.
Spotswood 41, Cardinal McCarrick 14
Spotswood quarterback Dean Vitale threw two touchdown passes and returned a punt for a touchdown as the Chargers defeated Cardinal McCarrick, 41-14, in South Amboy. Ronnie Santana had two rushing scores for Spotswood and Jack Messeroll was on the receiving end of both Vitale touchdown strikes. Spotswood will host Keyport next week.
JFK (Iselin) 7, New Brunswick 6
Quarterback Tom Farley’s lone touchdown and Mat Williams’ extra point proved to be the difference as Iselin Kennedy survived New Brunswick, 7-6. Zaahir Lovett provided the scoring for New Brunswick on a pick six, but the two-point conversion for the lead failed.
St. Peter’s Prep 68, Memorial 6
St. Peter’s Prep got four touchdowns from Jared Crayton as it cruised past Memorial, 68-6, at Caven Point. Trejon Dinkins had two rushing scores, as did the bruising Nate Hilliman as St. Peter’s Prep improved to 5-2 after dropping its first two games of the season. Derek Joselen had Memorial’s lone score on a 51-yard touchdown scamper.
Summit 35, New Providence 20
In a battle of unbeatens something had to give, and Summit’s high powered attack led it past New Providence, 35-20. Summit moved to 7-0 on the season, led by A.J. Iarussi and his four rushing scores on 185 yards. Mike Badgley added a score on a spectacular punt return to round out a great team effort by Summit, which will travel to Cranford next week for a match up of two 7-0 squads.
Franklin 47, North Hunterdon 7
Franklin improved to 5-1 after a dominating victory over North Hunterdon, 47-7, in Somerset. Kye Morgan scored three times on the ground and Rutgers-bound Carlton Agudosi added three scores in the air as Franklin moved the ball at will. Morgan set a Franklin school record, scoring his 36th rushing touchdown of his career.
Cranford 35, Hillside 6
Saddle Brook 35, Elmwood Park 0
Saddle Brook got four touchdown runs to propel it past Elmwood Park, 35-0, in Saddle Brook. Tyler Vitiello and Matt Dickman had a pair of rushing touchdowns apiece and Mickey Matos took an interception back to pay dirt to round out the scoring for Saddle Brook, which improved to 7-0 and will travel to Waldwick next week.
Cresskill 27, Park Ridge 20
Cresskill got a scare, but it managed to win by the same score as it did against Pompton Lakes last week, defeating Park Ridge, 27-20. Cresskill moves to 7-0 on the season and will travel to Becton next week.
Wallington 46, Garfield 36
Quarterback Dan Pastor threw for 222 yards and three scores and ran for a fourth to lead Wallington past Garfield, 46-36, at Garfield. Wojciech Kulbabinski kicked three field goals for Wallngton as the offense was able to move the ball efficiently all evening. Charles Torres tossed three TDs for Garfield in defeat.
Pompton Lakes 22, Waldwick 2
Glen Rock 35, Bogota 16
Delbarton 35, Mendham 0
Running back Jamie White ran eight times for 155 yards and two scores and caught a 65-yard scoring pass, while quarterback John Shaffer connected on all five of his pass attempts for 152 yards and three scores as Delbarton defeated Mendham, 35-0, to remain undefeated. Delbarton will travel to Randolph next week.
Quarterback Pete Breslauer threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Mountain Lakes remained perfect with a 35-7 victory at home. Butler was 5-0 entering the affair, but Mountain Lakes dominated throughout and has now won 38 straight games versus county opponents. Max Boerstoel had 120 yards receiving and a touchdown in defeat for the Bulldogs.
Pope John 28, Jefferson 7
Pope John running back Cory Bell returned off injury and scored twice on the ground en route to a 100-yard performance in a Pope John 28-7 victory over Jefferson in Sparta. Johnny Holden added 75 yards and two scores for Pope John, which improved to 4-3.
Chatham 34, Newton 13
Sparta 31, Montville 3
Neptune 19, Ocean Township 0
Geoff Fairbanks caught two Jaheem Woods touchdown strikes to lead Neptune past Ocean Township, 19-0, in Neptune. Neptune improved to 5-1 and will travel to Lacey next week.
Matawan 34, Holmdel 7
Matawan improved its record to 5-2 following a convincing 34-7 victory over Holmdel at Matawan. The Huskies have a bye next week and will travel to New Brunswick in two weeks.
Brick Memorial 27, Toms River North 21
Red Bank Catholic 47, Monmouth 6
Friday, October 21
Shabazz 33, Nutley 10 PHOTO GALLERY
Al-Rasheed Benton scored two rushing touchdowns in the third quarter and some opportunistic defense paved the way for Malcolm X. Shabazz to cruise past Nutley, 33-10, on Friday evening. The Bulldogs overcame a four-point deficit at the half and improved to 5-2 on the season. Quarterback Juwan Jackson scored twice -- on runs of 47 and 39 yards -- for Shabazz, which trailed 10-6 before Benton shined in the third and handed his team a lead it wouldn’t relinquish. The Bulldogs also stopped Nutley from capitalizing on great field position. The Maroon Raiders, who fell to 3-3, faced fourth down three times inside the 14 and came away with one just field goal in those chances.
Don Bosco Prep 63, Passaic Tech 15
Don Bosco Prep scored early and often as it toppled Passaic Tech, 63-15, on Friday evening. The Ironmen improved their record to 6-0 and won the program's 41st consecutive contest. Don Bosco faces Paramus Catholic next week. The Bulldogs, who fell to 4-3, take on Passaic in Week 8.
Old Tappan 55, West Milford 7
Devin Fuller accounted for six first-half touchdowns as Old Tappan cruised past West Milford, 55-7, on Friday. The star quarterback threw three scoring strikes, ran in two others and returned an interception for a score. Thanks to Fuller's prowess, the Golden Knights won their second straight contest and improved to 3-3. West Milford suffered its third straight setback and fell to 2-5.
Paramus Catholic 41, Northern Highlands 7
Leo Krizanovic rushed for three touchdowns and Lamont Thomas scored on the ground and on a fumble return to lead Paramus Catholic to a 41-7 thumping of Northern Highlands on Friday evening. Quarterback Steve Shanley connected with freshman Najee Clayton on a touchdown to help the Paladins get off to a 27-0 start and eventually improve to 4-2. Pat LaBarbiera caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Bobby Brown in the fourth quarter for the Highlanders, who dropped to 3-4.
Ramsey 28, Lakeland 21
Dejan Adair rushed for three touchdowns and helped Ramsey improve to 6-1 by edging Lakeland, 28-21, on Friday. Adair's first score knotted the contest at 14-14 in the second quarter, and he went on to score twice in the following session to hand his team a convincing advantage it would not relinquish. Steve Secor registered a pair of rushing touchdowns and Kyle Allegrini added another for Lakeland, which fell to 5-2.
River Dell 35, Mahwah 14
Ryan Duran rushed for a touchdown and caught another, helping River Dell get off to a hot start and post a 35-14 win over Mahwah on Friday. The Golden Hawks, who also benefited from one rushing and one passing touchdown by Sean Boland, jumped out to a 28-0 lead by halftime and eventually improved to 6-1. Mahwah, which fell to 3-4, received scores from Andy Shuart and Greg Rozar.
DePaul 35, Tenafly 14
Joe Moreno rushed for two touchdowns and George Monsen caught for two others as DePaul blew by Tenafly, 35-14, on Friday. Rutgers recruit Davon Jacobs added a score of his own, helping the Spartans win their sixth straight contest. Zach Rush caught a pair of touchdowns for Tenafly, which fell to 2-4.
Ramapo 14, Passaic Valley 0
Quarterback Ryan Dougherty rushed for a 1-yard touchdown in the first quarter and the defense took care of the rest as Ramapo blanked Passaic Valley, 14-0, on Friday. Matt Alpert added a short rushing score in the fourth to seal the win for the Green Raiders, who won their second straight and improved to 5-2. The Hornets dropped to 2-5.
Ridgewood 45, Hackensack 6
Bergenfield 46, Demarest 45
Pascack Valley 35, Indian Hills 14
Ridgefield Park 32, Westwood 18
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Sayreville 47, East Brunswick 13
A total of six players scored touchdowns as Sayreville lit up the scoreboard in a 47-13 win over East Brunswick. Isaih Cureton led the rushing attack with 91 yards and a touchdown.
Bishop Ahr 21, North Brunswick 20
North Brunswick had its chances to win, including a 35-yard field goal attempt late in the fourth, but Bishop Ahr held on for a 21-20 victory. Freshman LaShawn Boyd carried the ball 18 times for 114 yards to pace Bishop Ahr and quarterback Billy DeMato threw for 119 yards and a score.
South Brunswick 45, Old Bridge 14
Dunellen 36, Keansburg 28
The Destroyers of Dunellen stayed a perfect 6-0 following a 36-28 victory over Keansburg in Dunellen. Keansburg falls to 1-6 and will play South River in two weeks, while Dunellen gets Point Pleasant Beach next week.
Woodbridge 42, Monroe 10
South Brunswick 45, Old Bridge 14
North Bergen 22, Lincoln 6
Fourth-quarter touchdown runs from Anthony Calabrese and Eric McMullen pushed North Bergen past Lincoln, 21-6, at Bruins Stadium. North Bergen trailed at half before Denzel Leitch tied the game on a 20-yard run of his own. McMullen would finish with over 150 yards on the ground and Vin Ascolese pushed his tackle total over 70 with a dozen in this game.
Hoboken 13 St. Anthony 12
In a low-scoring affair, the Red Wings of Hoboken High School defeated St. Anthony, 13-12, at Hoboken. The Red Wings are a surprising 6-1 and look to keep it going against Kearny next week.
Kearny 21, Marist 8
Bayonne 40, Ferris 13
Immaculata 35, Plainfield 0 PHOTO GALLERY
Immaculata’s defense proved to be too stingy as it defeated Plainfield, 35-0, in Somerville. Shayne Jones scored on a run of 65 yards as well as a punt return. Trevor Socarras added two touchdowns of his own, one on the ground and one through the air. Immaculata is now 7-0 on the season and will put its undefeated streak on the line against Elizabeth in a great Week 8 match up.
Ridge 27, Linden 21 (2OT)
In the second overtime, it was Mike Hilss' 9-yard touchdown run that proved to be the difference as Ridge downed Linden, 27-21, in a thriller at Basking Ridge. Ridge tied the game in the fourth quarter on a 67-yard touchdown run by Marcus Fleming, but Ruhann Peele put Linden in front, 21-14, after scoring in the first OT. Conor Hughes responded for Ridge with a touchdown pass to Ryan Bell.
Union 55, Hillsborough 19
Jaumari Bogan put on a show, scoring six times as Union cruised past Hillsborough, 55-19, in Union. Bogan finished with 301 yards on only 12 carries, breaking long run after long run. Union moved to 5-2 on the year and will play Somerville in two weeks.
Bound Brook 27, Pingry 14
Bernards 25, Roselle Park 7
Montgomery 21, Bridgewater 14
Rutherford 21, Secaucus 20
The most important of James Travelin’s three scores came with 1:45 left to lift Rutherford to a 21-20 victory over Secaucus in Secaucus. Nick Schaffer accounted for all of Secaucus’ scoring, going in twice on the ground. Rutherford has won all seven of its games and will play Pascack Hills next week.
Hawthorne 49, Emerson 14
Hawthorne improved to 49-14 after it beat Emerson Boro in convincing fashion. Dwayne Miele had four rushing touchdowns and Tom Walls added three of his own. Hawthorne will travel to Glen Rock for a great Week 8 showdown next Saturday.
St. Mary 20, Pascack Hills 18
Pascack Hills fell to 4-3 following a hearbreaking, 20-18 loss to St. Mary in Pascack Hills. Hills will try to rebound next week when it travels to Rutherford for a Week 8 showdown.
New Milford 20, Lodi 3
Lyndhurst 25, Hasbrouck Heights 22
Wood-Ridge 35, Harrison 0
Parsippany Hills' passing attack was on point, connecting for four touchdowns as Hills downed Randolph, 33-23. Quarterback Tyler Simms finished with over 200 yards and Parsippany Hills moved to 5-2 on the year. C.J. Joyce scored twice for Parsippany Hills, once on the ground and once through the air.
Lenape Valley 44, Morris Catholic 0
Seven different players scored for Lenape Valley as it defeated Morris Catholic 44-0 in Stanhope. William Portington lead Valley with 126 yards and Mike Grieco, Nicholas Rafferrty and Dante James all rushed for touchdowns. Lenape Valley moves to 6-1 on the season and will travel to Hanover Park in two weeks.
Roxbury 31, Morristown 30
In an offensive shootout, a blocked extra point proved to be the difference in overtime as Roxbury snuck by Morristown, 31-30, in Roxbury. Kyle Young put Roxbury ahead 31-24 with a touchdown run and he also added the extra point that sealed the triumph. Roxbury improved its record to 3-4.
Hopatcong 26, Dover 22
Ryan Clarke hit Johann Lara for a 10-yard touchdown pass that proved to be the difference as Hopatcong upended Dover, 26-22. Clarke and Lara both rushed for touchdowns in the first half, but needed to lead Hopatcong from behind as it trailed 22-19 in the fourth quarter. Hopatcong improved to 5-2 on the year.
Madison 38, Kittatinny 0
Madison’s defense blanked Kittatinny and Justin Goodwin scored six times as Madison cruised for a 38-0 win at home. Goodwin rushed for five scores and caught another, accounting for over 350 yards of offense for Madison, which stayed undefeated at 6-0.
Kinnelon 44, Boonton 27
Hanover Park 39, Parsippany 13
West Morris 21, Morris Knolls 7
Pequannock 27, Whippany Park 0
Manalapan defeated Howell, 40-21, but the real story was John Sieczkowski. The running back set a Shore Conference rushing record with 425 rushing yards, breaking current Denver Bronco and former Middletown South and Georgia Bulldog Knowshon Moreno’s mark of 420 yards. Manalapan moves to 5-1 on the year.
Manasquan 34, Jackson Liberty 20
Barnegat 27 Brick Township 21
Brick fell to 4-3 after suffering a tough, 27-21 loss at Barnegat. Brick will attempt to rebound next week as it hosts Middletown South.
Wall 42, Monsignor Donovan 14
Wall remained undefeated as Jimmy Guliano rushed for 94 yards and four touchdowns to help his team defeat Monsignor Donovan, 42-14. R.J. D’Anton ran 20 times for 113 yards and a touchdown for Monsignor Donovan, which fell to 4-3.
Rumson 33, Raritan 3
Middletown North 21, Freehold Township 3
Jackson Memorial 17, Toms River South 7
Point Pleasant Boro 27, Lakewood 13
Middletown South 45, Marlboro 8