Here is your one-stop shop for all our Week 1 high school football coverage at the Shore. It’s highlighted by our Game of the Week between defending sectional champion Jackson Memorial and crosstown rival Jackson Liberty, but you’ll find links to all our coverage including game stories, previews, videos, galleries, standings, box scores and more.
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Howell 20, Colts Neck 13 (Final)
Brick 36, Brick Memorial 6 (Final)
Freehold 28, Freehold Township 14 (Final)
Toms River North 29, Lacey 7 (Final)
St. John Vianney 30, Matawan 21 (Final)
Mater Dei Prep 35, Keansburg 0 (Final)
Raritan 26, Manasquan 14 (Final)
Jackson Memorial 41, Jackson Liberty 0 (Final)
Jackson Memorial’s Dan Barker connected with Vincent Lee on 1-yard touchdown reception early in the first for a 7-0 lead on Jackson Liberty, before Lee carried another touchdown in from one-yard out later in the first for a 14-0 Jaguars advantage. Barker built the Jaguars lead to 21-0 in the second quarter with a 57-yard scoring strike to Kyle Johnson. Jackson extended its lead 28-0 when Johnson returned a punt 58 yards later in the second. Mike Gawlik pushed the Jaguars lead to 34-0 at the half with a 23-yard scoring scamper.
Gawlik opened up the third quarter with a 95-yard touchdown carry, the second longest scoring run in program history, to make it 41-0.
Jackson Memorial captured the Connor Cup for the eighth consecutive season and now has an 8-0 record in the series.
Lakewood 40, Central 34 (Final)
Lakewood’s Amir Tyler followed a 67-yard touchdown run with a 60-yard interception return to put the Piners up 12-6 first quarter lead, after Central’s Mike Bickford ran it in from three yards out early in the first. The Piners extended its lead to 19-7 in the second quarter when Tyler carried in again from two yards out for his third scoring strike of the game, before finding the end zone for a fourth time and sending the Piners into the locker room with a 25-7 lead.
Central’s Bickford carried in from seven yards out for his second touchdown of the night, cutting the deficit to 25-13 at the end of the third quarter, and the senior opened the fourth with a 35-yard scoring scamper to help make it 25-20.
Lakewood extended its lead to 32-20 when Zyhier Jones ran it in from the one yard line on a fourth and goal play, but Central’s Anthony Halloway returned the following kickoff 75 yards to make it 32-27.
Jones hauled in a 50-yard touchdown pass for Lakewood with just over two minutes to play in the game to put the Piners up 40-27.
Shore 31, Keyport 7 (Final)
Jack Britton had the only touchdown of the first half and helped the Blue Devils take a 10-0 lead into the locker room, before he carried in for his second touchdown of the night, an 18-yard carry, early in the third, helping to extend the Shore Regional advantage to 17-0.
Doug Goldsmith carried in from three-yards out late in the third quarter to push the Blue Devils lead to 24-0.
Ocean 34, Neptune 28, (Final)
Ocean’s Tyler Thompson scores on a fumble recovery to give the Spartans an early 7-0 lead. Neptune knotted the game at 7-7 in the second quarter when David McLean raced in from 55 yards out. However, Thompson put the the Spartans back up by a touchdown with 10-yard touchdown carry, before Neptune’s Marvin Morgan cut the deficit to 14-13 before the half with an 82-yard kickoff return.
On its first play of the third quarter Neptune took a seven-point lead on a 50-yard Kahmar Rice touchdown catch. But Ocean answered quickly with a 59-yard scoring run by Ruqyan Dean to tie it up at 21-21.
In the fourth quarter Isaiah Mooney carried in from three-yards out to put Neptune up 28-21 with just over six minutes remaining. However, Thompson answered immediately for Ocean with a 70-yard kickoff return.
Later in the fourth a Greyson Stoothoff interception set up another Thompson touchdown run from 14 yards out to put the Spartans up 34-28 with under four minutes to play.
RB Catholic 28, Long Branch 0 (Final)
Dylan Murphy returned the opening kick 86 yards for an early 7-0 Caseys lead…Michael Wilen delivered a rushing touchdown in the third quarter to put the Caseys up 21-0.
TR South 14, Donovan Catholic 10 (final)
Toms River South’s Jaden Kosh carried it in for an early 7-0 lead on the Griffins. Donovan Catholic took a 10-7 lead in the third quarter on a David Calderon touchdown run.
Monmouth 40, Holmdel 14 (Final)
Barnegat 24, Manchester 15 (Final)
Midd. South 41, South Brunswick 21 (Final)
Red Bank 20, Wall 7 (Final)
Southern 13, TR East 7 (Final in overtime)
Manalapan 40, Marlboro 0 (final)
Point Boro 21, Pinelands 0 (Final)
Midd. North 41, Perth Amboy 10 (Final)
Point Beach 13, Asbury Park 6 (Final)
RED ZONE ROAD SHOW
Check out the first episode of the Red Zone Road Show — our new High School Football Preview Show. This week’s show was taped on the campus of Jackson Memorial High School.
See photos from the taping.
WEEK 1 PREVIEW CONTENT
Our high school football beat writer Steven Falk previews the upcoming Week 1 slate, while asking four key questions that should be answered this weekend.
Our columnist Stephen Edelson went to Asbury Park where a new regime is in place, taking on a very important job.
WEEK 0 GALLERIES
Here are some photos taken last week during Week 0 at the Shore.
First up was Central vs. Southern
Next up was Donovan Catholic vs. Pinelands
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW
Did you miss our annual High School Football Preview last week. No worries, you can find it all here.
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