Ryan O’Reilly scored on a 15-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter and Jake Greenberg split the uprights for the only converted extra point of the night to lead the Pingry School football team to a 13-12 victory over Bound Brook on Friday night.
O’Reilly finished with 44 yards on nine carries in the contest.
The teams traded scores in the first half, with Bound Brook jumping on top first. Quarterback Jarrett Gardner found Justin Foster with a 50-yard touchdown pass, but the extra point was no good. Foster finished with four catches for 74 yards and the touchdown, while Gardner threw for 109 yards on 8-24 passing, with the touchdown and an interception.
Pingry knotted the score when Mitch Suzuki, making his first start under center, hit Kyle Walker for a 45-yard touchdown pass, but the extra point failed to level the score at 6-6. Suzuki finished 6-12 for 91 yards and that touchdown, impressing head coach Chris Shilts, who said that the senior led the team wonderfully. Suzuki also made 10 tackles on defense.
Evan Key caught three balls for 21 yards and made 14 tackles on defense to lead the Big Blue. Key also had three sacks.
Bound Brook re-took the lead when Sean Glasgow plunged in from eight yards out in the third quarter. Glasgow shouldered the load for the Crusaders, carrying the ball 19 times for 184 yards and that touchdown.
Delaware Valley 31, Voorhees 10: Delaware Valley (2-1) bounced back from its loss at Rahway behind senior back Andrew Cooper, who scored touchdowns of five and 20 y ards to spur a 17-0 halftime lead in Alexandria. Junior quarterback Chris Ambrose scored a third-quarter touchdown on a 35-yard run after a 25-yard field goal by Voorhees’ Brian Legue. Senior Christian Okulicz scored on a 21-yard run for Voorhees (1-2) in the third quarter.
Bernards 47, Manville 14: Bobby Shaufler had five carries for 135 yards and three touchdowns as Bernards had its way with Manville.
Defense was the theme though for the Mountaineers (2-1). Julius Heil registered five sacks and had one interception, and Nick Simpson ran an interception back 49 yards for a score.
Manville (0-3) quarterback Tony Zuhone connected with Bryce Forke for a 21-yard scoring strike and Zuhone scampered 11 yards for another score.
Hunterdon Central 42, Elizabeth 7: Michael Knight threw four touchdown passes and Ryan Dunleavy intercepted his second pass in as many games at Hunterdon Central destroyed Elizabeth.
Dunleavy hauled in a 60-yard touchdown pass from Knight to make it a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.
Walt Wynkoop accounted for two of Knights’ four scoring strikes, and the Red Devils moved to 3-0.
New Providence 51, Dayton 0: Jack Harvey had 141 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns as New Providence thumped Dayton.
Harvey had scoring runs of 11, 46 and 4 yards as the Pioneers moved to 3-0.
C.J. Kleisch finished with 51 yards and a touchdown on four carries in the triumph.
Middlesex 34, Highland Park 0: Jake Giulano scored on touchdown runs of 34 and 66 yards to lead a rushing attack that rolled up 385 yards as the Blue Jays (1-2) won a GMC Blue Division game.
Kayshawn Wilson scored on runs of 30 and 1 yards, while quarterback Brandon Bollin had a 55-yard touchdown scamper. Kyle Brady finished with 90 yards on 16 carries for the winners.
“We are starting to read the option and the kids are playing well,” Middlesex coach Brett Stibitz said of his new offense. “We are getting better and better. We just executed the option to a T tonight.”
Highland Park trailed 27-0 at halftime.
Governor Livingston 32, Warren Hills 13: Senior Ryan Jennings rushed for two touchdowns and P.J. Jamolowitz returned an interception 32 yards for a score and the Highlanders delivered first-year coach Dan Guyton’s first victory. Jennings ran 21 times for 145 yards for two scores and added two conversion runs as GL built a 23-0 first half lead in the Mid-State 38 Mountain Division game. Warren Hills, which beat Voorhees in the season opener, dropped to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in divisional play. Governor Livingston is 1-2 overall and divisional play.
Game postponed: Friday night’s game between Roselle Park and South Hunterdon was postponed due to a fire that broke out on the football field. Reports say that around 6:15 Friday, a blown transformer started a small fire on South Hunterdon’s field, shooting off sparks from a pole as the field’s lights and scoreboard went dark. According to that report, the power was out in the stadium, but it did not say if anyone was injured or affected by the fire. Pending the availability of an officials crew, the game is tentatively rescheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. If not, South Hunterdon head coach Toby Jefferis said the game could also be played either Sunday or Monday.