Junior running back Otis Kearney rushed for 250 yards and two touchdowns as the Toms River South football team built a double-digit halftime lead and held on for a 12-7 Shore Conference Class A South victory over host Jackson Memorial on Friday night.
On the first play of the game, Kearney scampered 80 yards for a score but the Indians (2-3, 2-2) went missed the extra point attempt for a 6-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Kearney added a 5-yard run for another score and this time the Indians went for the conversion but that attempt failed as well.
Jackson Memorial (1-4, 1-3) later added a 1-yard touchdown run by junior running back Khani Glover in the fourth quarter.
RUMSON-FH 31, RARITAN 10: Travis Clark scored three touchdowns including a 49-yard run in the first quarter as the Bulldogs (5-0) defeated the Rockets (0-6) in a Class A Central game.
In the second quarter Jake D’Amelio kicked a 25-yard field goal, and quarterback Danny Roberto threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Clark to secure the win for the Bulldogs.
MANALAPAN 55, EAST BRUNSWICK 12: Mike Isabella fronted the Braves’ (4-0, 3-0) offensive assault completing 10-15 passes for 178 yards, four of which went for touchdowns, including tosses of 17, 19, and 17 yards to Anthony Firkser, Nelson Rivera, and Tyler Leonetti that capped off Manalapan’s first three scoring drives in the opening quarter.
Leonetti also racked up 215 rushing yards with a pair of touchdown scrambles at lengths of 55 and 40 yards, respectively, while Firkser finished with four catches for 95 yards.
Junior wide out Saeed Blacknall caught Isabella’s fourth touchdown of the evening, 20 yard pass in the second quarter, and would find the end zone again in the third with a 70-yard kick return.
POINT BORO 21, MANCHESTER 7: Ryan Prout carried 17 times for 191 yards and a touchdown as the Panthers (4-2, 3-1) defeated the Hawks (0-6, 0-4) in this Class B South meeting.
Point Boro’s Chris Oliphant rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries while completing three of nine passes from under center, all of them to Kyle McGary, for 61 yards.
Dan Nobbs also rushed for a Panthers touchdown while Jack Fitzsimmons and Kurt VanBenschoten fronted Point Boro’s defensive attack recording seven and five tackles, respectively.