Senior running back Carl Morehead scored the game-winning touchdown on a one-yard run in the third quarter and the Mustangs (1-1, 1-0) held on for a 16-8 Class A North victory over the Rebels (0-2, 0-1) securing their first victory since 2010, which snapped a 13-game losing streak.
In the second quarter, Marlboro took an 8-0 lead on Parker Hoch nine-yard touchdown pass to Dustin Jensen. The Mustangs conversion attempt was successful as Jayson Kaplin scored on the running attempt.
WALL 34, RED BANK 28: Senior running back Russell Lorusso scored the game-winning touchdown on a 4-yard run in double overtime as Wall outlasted Red Bank in a Class B North game.
Red Bank (0-2, 0-1) had the ball first in double overtime but Wall (1-1, 1-0) stopped the Bucs from scoring. The next big play was Lorusso sprinting into the end zone for the clinching score. Lorusso also scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter that put Wall up 14-0 after the first quarter.
Junior quarterback Jack Gifford 1-yard quarterback sneak got Wall on the board for a 7-0 lead.
SOUTHERN 19, TR SOUTH 0: Mike Gesicki intercepted a pass at the Toms River South 49-yard line and Southern scored seven plays later with running back Abe Gonzalez taking it in from the 1-yard line as the Rams beat the Indians 19-0. Gonzalez was the workhorse during the drive carrying six times for 40 of his 163 total yards.
MANALAPAN 33, FREEHOLD 0: Manalapan’s Tyler Leonetti opened the first half scoring with a 9-yard touchdown run, which was followed by the fireworks display that is the Braves aerial attack as Michael Isabella hooked up with his favorite target, Anthony Firkser, on a 66 yard catch and run, a play that composed a large chunk of his 145 reception yards on four catches.
COLTS NECK 49 NORTH BRUNSWICK 7: Quarterback Mike Campbell went 13-for-16 for 248 yards and 3 touchdowns leading the Cougars (2-0) over the Raiders (1-2). Running back Anthony Gargiulo was solid in the backfield for the Cougars, rushing 15 times for 138 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Jake Mullaney also broke a run for 45 yards and a touchdown for the Cougars, and Tim Vangelas had four receptions for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns.