A 37-yard field goal by Braden Yorke in the first overtime made a 25-22 winner out of Jackson Liberty on Friday, and in turn handed Point Boro its first loss of the season.
In the overtime session, the Lions (4-3) defense forced a three-and-out before Point Boro (7-1) did the same. However, a running into the punter penalty gave Jackson a new set of downs and led to Yorke’s game-winning kick.
Yorke was difference maker throughout the game, opening the night with a 70-yard catch on Jackson’s first play from scrimmage that set up an eventual five-yard touchdown reception for the senior from Ryan Van Wickle.
Van Wickle extended the Jackson lead to 13-0 with his second scoring strike of the first quarter, a 45 yard pass to Ryan Downer.
Point Boro responded in the second quarter with 16 unanswered points on a pair of Noah Husak runs and a Connor Anbasch field goal, before Yorke knotted the game up at 16-16 with a 30-yard kick of his own.
Yorke’s second touchdown catch of the night came from 30-yards out and put the Lions up 22-16 after a missed extra point in the fourth quarter.
A Hayden Frey touchdown catch for Point Boro sent the game into overtime.
Middletown North 36, North Brunswick 16: A Donald Glenn rushing touchdown and scoring pass to Brendan Kube led to a 15-8 halftime lead for the Lions (5-2). Glenn’s second passing touchdown of the game went to Matt Harrison and put the Lions up 23-16 in the final seconds of the third quarter. A Matt Dombrowski interception return for a touchdown made it 36-16 in the fourth quarter.
Freehold Township 52, Edison 28: Tyrique Hall put the Patriots (4-4) up 7-0 in the first quarter with a 55 yard touchdown run, and a 60-yard scoring scamper from Anthony Lotti put Freehold up 14-7 later in the opening quarter. Freehold Township’s Jack O’Brien hit Adrian Rybaltowski on a scoring pass with 9:35 remaining in the half, and two more O’Brien touchdown passes in the third quarter went to Nick Galanti to put Freehold up 35-21. A fake run and pass from Lotti to Hall extended the Patriots advantage to 42-28 and another O’Brien scoring strike to Galanti led to the 52-28 final.
Pinelands 28, Manchester 21: The Wildcats (1-7) ground game led the club to its first win of the season as Will Jenkins scampered in from 10 and three yards out, respectively, while Brennan Richardson had a 20 yard scoring run and Dean Disanzo rumbled in from three yards in this Class B South victory over the Hawks (0-8),
Central 48, Donovan Catholic 21: Mike Bickford delivered three rushing touchdowns and took a kick return back back for a score as the Golden Eagles (3-4) defeated the Griffins (3-5) in this Class B South matchup.
Freehold 28, Manalapan 13: Three touchdowns by Freehold sophomore Ashante Worthy and an interception helped power the Colonials (5-2) past the Braves (4-4) in this Class A North clash.