New Jersey football roundup: Week 3
Saturday, September 24
Montclair 42, Seton Hall Prep 14 HIGHLIGHTS
Khalif Herbin accounted for 294 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns as Montclair cruised past Seton Hall Prep, 42-14, on Saturday afternoon in West Orange. The Division-I recruit returned a 96-yard kick-off on the Mounties' first possession, and he later recorded 107 passing yards and 91 rushing yards in two quarters of play. Montclair, ranked fourth in MSG Varsity's tri-state Top 25 poll, jumped out to a 22-7 lead after the first quarter and took a 42-7 cushion into the half en route to improving to 3-0. Kevin Taylor notched a 50-yard rushing score, while Florida State-bound quarterback Sean Maguire threw a touchdown pass for the Pirates, who dropped to 1-2.
Robby Schiller got things started with a touchdown run early in the first quarter and Andrew Monaghan ran back an 81-yard punt return midway through the second to help Wayne Hills blow past Wayne Valley, 41-0, in a live-streamed showdown on MSGVarsity.com on Saturday. Kevin Olsen connected with Jeff Gignac on a 36-yard scoring strike and also threw a touchdown to Monaghan before Dominick Santoro capped the offensive outburst with a 6-yard touchdown in the fourth for the Patriots, who improved to 3-0. The Indians, who have lost all five matchups against their cross-town rivals since 2006, fell to 2-1.
Passaic Tech 49, Fair Lawn 9
Issac Williams scored three touchdowns and ran for 160 yards to pace Passaic Tech in its 49-9 victory over Fair Lawn on Saturday. Dontae Booker, Thomas Jefferson, Kadem O'Gilvie and Ralph Rivera all contributed scores for the Bulldogs, who improved to 2-1 one week after suffering a seven-point loss to Wayne Valley. The Cutters, meanwhile, fell to 0-3.
St. Joseph Regional 34, Paramus Catholic 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Jeff Farina rushed for two touchdowns and sophomore quarterback Spencer Aukamp connected with Christian Stapleton for a 41-yard scoring strike as St. Joseph Regional cruised past Paramus Catholic, 34-0, on Saturday. Ricky Jeune recorded an interception and Sherman Alston punched in a touchdown run to seal the win for the Green Knights, who improved to 3-0 one week after blowing past St. Peter's Prep. The Paladins fell to 1-1 after having defeated Bergenfield in their season-opener last week.
Bergen Catholic 62, Teaneck 12 HIGHLIGHTS
John Germano threw three touchdowns and ran for two others as Bergen Catholic posted a 62-12 win over Teaneck on Saturday. James Dawson added three scores in the second quarter for the Crusaders, who used a 48-6 lead at the half to improve to 2-1 one week after falling to Plant (Fla.) in Florida. Jamal Williams scored for the Highwaymen.
Lakeland 44, Tenafly 0
David Shellhammer rushed for a 140 yards and two touchdowns to pace Lakeland in its 44-0 victory over Tenafly on Saturday. Joey Engels also threw a pair of scoring strikes as the Lancers bounced back from a tough, one-point loss to Indian Hills in Week 2 and improved to 2-1.
Hackensack 32, Bergen Tech 8
Passaic Valley 17, Kennedy 0
Northern Highlands 17, Bergenfield 7
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Highland Park 28, Metuchen 21
Na’Dre Hepburn had two rushing touchdowns and a third off a pick six to lead Highland Park past Metuchen, 28-21, at Highland Park. Hepburn, James Webb and John Buck picked up the offensive slack with running back Quawie Bachelor sidelined and quarterback Quatay Nesmith hobbled. The trio accounted for over 250 yards on the ground and helped Highland Park improve to 2-1.
St. Peter’s Prep 23, North Bergen 0
Jared Crayton rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns to help St. Peter's Prep earn its first win of the year, 23-0, over North Bergen on Saturday. The Marauders bounced back from a Week 2 loss to St. Joseph Regional without West Virginia-bound quarterback Brandon Napoleon, who is sidelined with an apparent concussion. The Bruins, meanwhile, dropped to 1-2.
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Pingry 26, Belvidere 7
Pingry was propelled to victory over Belvidere on the strength of Justin Shangold and his three touchdowns. One of his scores came on the ground, one was passing and another off of an interception. Jamie Ogden caught a 45-yard touchdown and added 132 yards of his own on the ground as well.
Saddle Brook 48, Wallington 0
Saddle Brook cruised past Wallington, posting an impressive 48-0 victory at home. The Falcons improved to 3-0 on the season one week after defeating Wood-Ridge by 40 points. Wallington falls to 1-2.
Garfield 12, Lodi 6
Roman Torres was 5-for-9 passing with a touchdown as Garfield defeated Lodi, 12-6, at Garfield. Rashon Morrison would give Garfield the lead for good on a 12-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Esteban Marin rushed 23 times for 103 yards and a touchdown for Lodi.
Hawthorne 47, Manchester 8
On the strength of Ryan Hollis’ three touchdowns, Hawthorne defeated Manchester Regional, 47-8, at Hawthorne. Hollis had over 100 yards on the ground and got two of his touchdowns with his legs. Hawthorne stays undefeated at 3-0.
St. Mary 33, New Milford 27
New Milford lost a close affair at home, 33-27, to St. Mary on Saturday. New Milford falls to 1-2 and looks to rebound against Waldwick next week.
Glen Rock 24, Shabazz 20
In a battle of 2-0 teams, Shabazz lost a close battle against Glen Rock, 24-20.
Tim Miller threw two touchdowns to Freddie Puizello and added another to Matt Aportela to lift Glen Rock to victory. Shabazz got a big effort on defense from Sean Stroud, who had nine tackles and an impressive pick-six.
Parsippany Hills 31, Morristown 13
Tyler Simms threw four touchdown passes, leading Parsippany Hills over Morristown, 31-13. C.J. Joyce rushed 19 times for 134 yards and Mike Comerford caught two of Simms’ touchdown tosses as Parsippany Hills improved to 2-1 on the season, while Morristown lost for the first time.
Sparta 42, Vernon 21
Sparta quarterback Jake Melville ran for a 15-yard touchdown and returned an interception for a 45-yard score late in the fourth quarter to seal the deal for the Spartans over Vernon in Week 3. Melville finished with five total scores, three on the ground, one passing and one on the pick-six.
Mountain Lakes 21, Dover 14
Mountain Lakes quarterback Pete Breslauer threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to Max Boerstoel with 44 seconds on the clock to lift Mountain Lakes to a 21-14 win in front of a good home crowd. Mountain Lakes used an advantage in depth and an up-tempo, no-huddle offense to wear out Dover, which ran out of steam down the stretch.
Hopatcong 34, Morris Catholic 6
Johann Lara had one rushing and one receiving touchdown and Fey Olugbenga ran for two others as Hopatcong beat Morris Catholic, 34-6, at Morris Catholic. Adam Gruso scored the only touchdown for Morris Catholic, a 1-yard plunge in the fourth. Hopatcong improved to 2-1, while Morris Catholic fell to 0-3.
Keyport 31, Keansburg 0
Alex Thomson threw a touchdown and ran for another as Keyport cruised past Keansburg, 31-0, on Saturday. Richie Smith and Kevin Churak chipped in touchdown runs, while Johnny Olsen recorded a fumble recovery, two sacks and an interception to pace the Raiders, who earned their first win of the season. Keansburg fell to 0-3.
Neptune 21, Long Branch 0
Neptune scored three times in the first quarter and the defense took care of the rest in the Scarlet Fliers' 21-0 blanking of Long Branch on Saturday. Jaheem Woods threw a long touchdown pass and returned an interception for a score on defense. Ikie Calderon added a 15-yard rushing touchdown to seal the win for Neptune, which improved to 2-1. Long Branch fell to 0-3.
Matawan 20, Raritan 3
Cassius Williams scored an 8-yard touchdown in the second quarter and provided all the offense Matawan would need in its 20-3 victory over Raritan on Saturday. C.J. Pulcine booted a 26-yard field goal and Larry Alston and Chris Walton notched fourth-quarter touchdown runs for insurance. The Huskies improved to 2-1, while the Rockets fell to 1-2.
Rumson 30, Red Bank 0
Connor Riley rushed for two touchdowns and Rumson defeated Red Bank, 30-0, on Saturday. Jack Miles and Blake Potter also scored touchdowns for the Bulldogs, who improved to 3-0 and recorded their second straight shutout. The Bucs fell to 1-2 one week after edging Matawan.
Asbury Park 24, Pt. Pleasant Beach 8
Colts Neck 48, Monmouth 0
Hamilton 37, Nottingham 19 HIGHLIGHTS
Mike Monopoli returned the opening kick-off 95 yards for a touchdown, quarterback Tim Barnes shined on offense and River Dell set the tone early in its 31-0 triumph over rival Ramsey in a rain-soaked showdown. The much-anticipated matchup, which was broadcast live on MSG Varsity iO Ch. 14 and live-streamed on MSGVarsity.com, featured two North 1 Group 2 heavyweights with aspirations of raising a sectional championship trophy come December. In the end, though, the Golden Hawks made quite a statement, getting off to a fast start and never letting up en route to improving to 3-0 for the sixth straight season. Ryan Duran and Kevin Berry each scored fourth-quarter touchdowns for River Dell. Dejan Adair rushed for 57 yards on 12 carries for Ramsey, which falls to 2-1 after having defeated Dumont and Mahwah.
Old Tappan 39, Indian Hills 7
Devin Fuller and Old Tappan scored early and often, getting back to their winning ways by cruising past Indian Hills, 39-7, on Friday evening. Fuller, who had been hampered by turf toe and a sore hamstring, amassed over 300 yards of offense and four touchdowns. He orchestrated an offensive attack that helped the Golden Knights notch their first win of the year after having lost to Pascack Valley and Paramus in the first two weeks. Danny Thompson threw a touchdown pass for the Braves, who fell to 1-2 one week after defeating Lakeland.
DePaul 48, West Milford 21
Joe Moreno rushed for 252 yards and three touchdowns as DePaul used a 27-point second quarter to blow by West Milford, 48-21, on Friday evening. The Spartans, who took a 34-0 lead into halftime, earned their second win in a row. Pat VanDuyne scored twice for West Milford, which fell to 1-2.
Don Bosco Prep 35, Ridgewood 0
Mike Yankovich threw touchdown passes to Leonte Carroo and Yuri Wright, helping Don Bosco Prep blank Ridgewood, 35-0, on Friday. Jabrill Peppers, Elijah Schumate and Michael Strizak also scored for the Ironmen, who won their 38th consecutive game and improved to 3-0 on the season after having defeated Mission Viejo (Calif.) and Manatee (Fla.). Ridgewood, which was its opponent's first in-state foe in 2011, fell to 1-1.
The Chiefs of Piscataway fell to a disappointing 1-2, while Woodbridge improved to a perfect 3-0 following a 28-14 victory at Piscataway. Special teams was the story of the game as Cody Zalasar took both a Piscataway punt and a Woodbridge fake punt over 50 yards for scores. Isaiah Johnson was a bright spot for Woodbridge, gaining over 120 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown. Woodbridge earned the surprising win by not allowing many points despite giving up nearly 400 yards of total offense and without one it’s best players, wide receiver Anthony Nyers.
Bishop Ahr 31, New Brunswick 0
Roger Kilgore and Kenny Virden both had over 100 yards rushing and accounted for all for Bishop Ahr touchdowns as it defeated New Brunswick, 31-0. Bishop Ahr was able to earn its first win of the year with help from a blocked punt and safety that made the score 24-0 in the fourth quarter.
Dunellen 52, Cardinal McCarrick 0
Vinnie Grausso had needed just 10 carries to rush for 90 yards and four touchdowns as Dunellen cruised to a big, 52-0 win. Colin Hannis added to Grausso’s three first-half scores with a 20-yard scamper of his own to give Dunellen a 38-0 halftime lead. The Destroyers never looked back.
Sayreville 36, Monroe 0
South Brunswick 27, Edison 0
J.P. Stevens 35, East Brunswick 20
Middlesex 32, South River 12
Perth Amboy 45, South Plainfield 20
Immaculata 28, Union 6 HIGHLIGHTS
Special teams and defense led the way for Immaculata in a 28-6 victory over Union in Somerville. Tashawn Bower recorded a safety and Trevor Socarras took the ensuing kick 90 yards for a touchdown to put Immaculata up 9-0 in the first half. Kellen Sperduto led the way offensively, rushing 19 times for 165 yards for Immaculata.
Bernards 51, Manville 0
Quarterback Devin Ray connected with John Maddaluna for two first-half touchdowns and Bernards scored 26 points in the first quarter en route to a 51-0 drubbing of Manville on Friday. The Mountaineers took a 39-0 lead into the half and earned their first 3-0 start since 2005. Manville fell to 0-3.
Elizabeth 27, Linden 14
Elijah Hughes rushed for 115 yards -- including an 82-yard touchdown to seal the win in the fourth quarter -- as Elizabeth registered a 27-14 win over Linden on Friday. Quarterback P.J. Walker accounted for 190 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns for the Minutemen, who improved to 3-0. Linden, which came within 21-14 late in the contest, received a 143-yard performance from star Ruhaan Peele, but fell to 0-2.
Hasbrouck Heights 47, Wood-Ridge 6
Hasbrouck Heights cruised to a 47-6 victory over Wood-Ridge at home. Hasbrouck Heights moved to 2-1 and will host Wallington next week. Wood-Ridge plays host to St. Mary’s.
Pompton Lakes 41, Pascack Hills 8
Pompton Lakes remained undefeated with an easy 41-8 win over Pascack Hills at Pascack Hills. Pompton Lakes will host Hawthorne next week, while Pascack Hills looks to rebound against Garfield.
Emerson 7, Queen of Peace 6
An extra point decided a soggy defensive struggle as Emerson Boro barely edged Queen of Peace, 7-6. Emerson remains undefeated at 3-0, while Queen of Peace is still looking for its first win.
Cresskill 14, Waldwick 0
Cresskill moved to 4-0 on the strength of a stellar effort from its defense in a 14-0 blanking of Waldwick on Friday. Cresskill remains undefeated and travels in Ridgefield in Week 4.
Bogota 50, Weehawken 47
In a thrilling shootout, Bogota outlasted Weehawken, 50-47, on Friday. For Bogota, it was its first win of the season. Weehawken fell to 1-2, and will host Park Ridge next week. The Bucs are slated to face Queen of Peace.
Lyndhurst 21, Park Ridge 14
Madison 40, Parsippany 3
Madison coasted to a 40-3 victory over Parsippany on Friday. Madison stayed undefeated and will host Chatham next week in the battle of the unbeatens. Parsippany hopes to rebound against Hackettstown at home.
Jefferson 14, Mount Olive 7
J.R. Reese threw a 20-yard touchdown to Daniel Brown and that proved to be the difference as Jefferson took a14-7 victory over Mount Olive in Jefferson. Mount Olive forged a 7-0 lead when Garrett Schneider threw a touchdown to Alec Poles to start the scoring. Jefferson responded with a short touchdown carry from Steven Dallicardillo before Reese won the game in the third quarter.
Delbarton 22, West Morris 21
Roxbury 15, Mendham 7
Hoboken 42, Snyder 14
Hoboken continued its winning ways with a 42-14 win over Snyder at JFK Stadium. The Red Wings improved to 2-1 after dropping their opening game, while Snyder falls to 0-3.
Union City 56, Kearny 14
Isaiah Moreira had four touchdowns and over 300 yards on only 11 carries, propelling Union City to a 56-14 victory over Kearny in Kearny. The Union City defense was stout throughout, holding Kearny to less than 150 yards of offense. Ralphael Conlidres added two touchdowns for Union City.
Bayonne 20, Weequahic 12
Lincoln 38, Hudson Catholic 7
Manasquan 39, Monsignor Donovan 13
Manasquan’s offense exploded for 39 points on the strength of four Tyler Saito touchdown passes in a 39-13 victory over Monsignor Donovan. Kodie McNamara added two scores, one on offense and one on a 15-yard fumble return. Saito hit Bryan Abadrabo for a 20-yard score and Connor Grogan added a 68-yard catching touchdown, as well as a 51-yard rushing score.
Freehold Borough 7, Ocean Township 0
Cequan Smith-Rush scored an 80-yard touchdown in the first quarter and the Freehold Borough defense took care of the rest in a 7-0 victory over Ocean Township on Friday. Freehold Borough improves to 2-1, while Ocean suffered its first setback of the season.
Barnegat 16, Central Regional 14
Pat Moran converted a 32-yard field goal with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, lifting Barnegat to a 16-14 triumph over Central Regional on Friday. Barnegat trailed, 14-7, entering the fourth, but Moran caught a 46-yard touchdown from Mark McCoy before drilling the game-winning kick for his team, which earned its first win of the season. Central Regional fell to 2-1.
Middletown South 27, Freehold Township 12
Lacey 53, Pinelands 0