St. John Vianney football rolls past Central Regional

St. John Vianney football rolls past Central Regional

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St. John Vianney football rolls past Central Regional

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St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here Central Regional's # 21 Mike Bickford runs over St. John Vianney's # 7 (lower) Jeff Shread for extra yardage.

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here Central Regional’s # 21 Mike Bickford runs over St. John Vianney’s # 7 (lower) Jeff Shread for extra yardage.

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here Central Regional's # 5 quarterback Michael Miserendino gets around a diving tackle attempt from St. Joihn Vianney's # 13 (lower) Anthony Brown for a touchdown.

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here Central Regional’s # 5 quarterback Michael Miserendino gets around a diving tackle attempt from St. Joihn Vianney’s # 13 (lower) Anthony Brown for a touchdown.

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here Central Regional's # 13 (left)- Malcolm Vaughn fights off St. John Vianney's # 13 (right)- Anthony Brown.

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here Central Regional’s # 13 (left)- Malcolm Vaughn fights off St. John Vianney’s # 13 (right)- Anthony Brown.

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here ST. John Vianney's # 13 (right)- Anthony Brown stiff arms Central Regional's # 55 (left) Jonathan Matuska for extra yardage.

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here ST. John Vianney’s # 13 (right)- Anthony Brown stiff arms Central Regional’s # 55 (left) Jonathan Matuska for extra yardage.

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here the Central Regional Golden Eagles take to the field.

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here the Central Regional Golden Eagles take to the field.

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here the St. John Vianney Lancers take to the field.

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here the St. John Vianney Lancers take to the field.

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here St. John Vianney's # 1 (right)- Chris Chukwuneke fights off Central Regional's # 11 (left) Anthony Holloway .

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here St. John Vianney’s # 1 (right)- Chris Chukwuneke fights off Central Regional’s # 11 (left) Anthony Holloway .

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here St. John Vianney's # 2 Khalil Hakins dives in for a touchdown.

St. John Vianney at Central Regional High School football game held in Berkeley Twp. on Friday September 25 , 2015. Here St. John Vianney’s # 2 Khalil Hakins dives in for a touchdown.

BERKELEY Central Regional appears to be a good football team this year.

As far as Friday night’s  opponent — as far as this bunch of Lancers from St. John Vianney — no contest.

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Vianney (3-0)  has too many weapons. Too much firepower. Too much size. Too much speed. Just too many Lancers.

SJV rolled to its third straight blowout victory, 49-6.

“We expect to score on every snap,’’ the Lancers first year coach Derek Sininsky said. “That’s the way the coaches think. That’s the way the players think. We have a fast paced offense with lots of weapons.

“Central, that’s a good football team. But our defense came to play today, we held (star running back Mike) Bickford in check.’’

The standout Golden Eagle junior tailback was held to 35 yards rushing, but did have a 38 yard gain called back on a holding call.

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Lancer senior quarterback Anthony Brown showed off the skills that will provide him with an NCAA division I scholarship next year, rushing for two touchdowns and passing for three more.

Brown (9-15-1) ran for 104 yards and passed for 194.

“Our quarterback, he’s a special kid, that’s why he’s going to Boston College,’’ Sininsky said. “Regular kids don’t go there, special kids go there, and that’s exactly what Anthony is.’’

On Vianney’s first possession  Brown connected with senior wideout Khalil Haskins on a 16 yard catch and run touchdown. In the second quarter, Brown ran around the right side, cut back over the middle and jogged across the goal line, making it look easy.

“I’ve been playing this offense my whole life,’’ Brown said. “It all comes natural to me. But, with the help of my offensive line it becomes 100 times easier. Give them credit.’’

On  Vianney’s first possession of the second half Brown hooked up with Haskins again. After one touchdown pass was called back because of a holding call, Brown hit Haskins on a 12 yard, six point striken which put the Lancers on top, 35-6. Next possession, Brown ran it in from 19 yards out after freezing the defense with a nifty play action fake handoff.

Finally, with 3:38 remaining in the game, Brown found Marcque Ellington for a 13 yard touchdown.

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Early on Central matched Vianney by scoring on its first possession. The Eagles put together an impressive drive, marching 80 yards over 10 plays. Quarterback Mike Miserendino avoided getting sacked and found Malcolm Vaughn for a 47 yard pass play, then scored three plays later on a three yard run around the right side.

Central would not score again.

Vianney junior tailback Chris Chukwuneke, an all Middlesex County runner for J.P. Stevens High School last year, sprinted for  111 yards on 13 carries and scored two first half touchdowns. Chukwuneke’s 18 yard touchdown up the middle capped a 10 play drive and put the Lancers on top, 14-6, late in the first quarter. The Lancers made three third down conversions on the decisive drive.

Chukwuneke’s 27 yard ramble across the goal line in the second quarter put Vianney in front, 28-6.

Vianney did not punt in the ballgame. The Lancers had eight possessions, seven reached the endzone. Late in the second quarter, Bickford intercepted a Brown pass to set up the Eagle offense at the Vianney 31 yard line. Central would get a first down, but the Eagles ran out of time and the half ended before they could score.

KEY PLAY: Brown’s 30 yard scramble to the goal line Early in the second quarter put the Lancers on top, 21-6, and sort of took the wind out of the Eagles sails.

OFFENSIVE GAME BALL: Goes to Brown, responsible for five of the Lancers seven touchdowns.

DEFENSIVE GAME BALL: Solid effort by the defense stopping Bickford. Let’s give it to linebacker Calvin Beatty.

NEXT UP:  Vianney hosts Rumson next weekend.

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