The East Brunswick High School football team, led by backup quarterback Kevin Hemmings, scored twice in the fourth quarter en route to a 14-0 victory over North Brunswick at Steve Libro Field on Friday night.
Hemmings, a sophomore, opened the scoring with a 35-yard touchdown run on an option keeper with 11 minutes left in the game.
He then engineered a nine-minute drive, which Matt Bettin capped with a 3-yard touchdown run.
East Brunswick played for the second consecutive week without starting signal caller Jon Gerhartz, who is expected to return from an injury next weekend.
The Bears (1-2) were blanked in their first two games, enduring shutouts at the hands of Sayreville and South Brunswick, the lone remaining undefeated teams in the Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division.
North Brunswick fell to 0-3.
BISHOP AHR 32, PERTH AMBOY 3: Running backs Nelson Thomas and Kaysaan Neal scored rushing touchdowns for Bishop Ahr.
Thomas scored on a 5 yard run and Neal scored on a 56-yard run.
Quarterback David Holder connected on a 20-yard touchdown pass to Michael Jensen.
Chris Bermeo converted a 37-yard field goal try for Perth Amboy which gave the Panthers a 3-0 lead in the first quarter.
COLONIA 21, NEW BRUNSWICK 3: Quarterback Trent Barneys threw three touchdown passes to help the Patriots improve to 3-0.
Colonia trailed 3-0 at halftime. New Brunswick (0-3) took the lead on a 25-yard field goal by Christian Hernandez in the second quarter.
For the second time this season, Colonia’s defense did not surrender a touchdown. New Brunswick has now dropped 23 games in a row.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH 44, SPOTSWOOD 16: Wideout Corey Brown caught three passes for 106 yards and a touchdown for the Chargers (1-2).
The Garnett Gulls scored twice in the game’s first two minutes – on the first play from scrimmage and after recovering a fumble — to take a 14-0 lead. Spotswood trailed 24-9 at the half.
Point Pleasant Beach scored two more touchdowns in the first five minutes of the third quarter to pull away.
Jack Messerrol scored on a 24-yard run and Mike McCloskey added a 31 yard field goal for the Chargers.
DUNELLEN 32, MATER DEI 6: A week after its rushing attack was halted, the Dunellen High School football team got its ground attack back on track.
The Destoryers (2-1) carried the ball collectively 43 times for 356 yards.
Senior Dylan Hoski lead the way with 13 carries for 123 yards with one touchdown while Deon Brown carried seven times for 71 yards with two touchdowns.
Dunellen quarterback Casey Wenzel attempted only one pass, but it was a 47-yard completion to tight end Tony McQuane.