Manalapan 48, Freehold Township 7
Naim Mayfield ran for 197 yards and four touchdowns on eight carries and also returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown to lead the Braves past the Patriots and clinch the Class A North title. Luke Corcione threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to tight end Alan Presler and Symir Blacknall added a 10-yard touchdown run.
Howell 42, Marlboro 7
Eddie Morales completed 7 of 10 passes for 178 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 91 yards and a touchdown to lead the Rebels past the Mustangs. Nick Chambers ran for 63 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and Gerard Urso also ran for a touchdown. Braedon Baldwin led Howell’s defense with 10 tackles while Matt Mazauskas had eight stops.
Holmdel 28, Matawan 0
The Hornets rode their rushing attack as three players accounted for four touchdowns to lead Holmdel past Matawan and clinch their first playoff spot in 10 years. Cameron LaMountain had a pair of touchdown runs while Dean Gallo and Johnny O’Beirne also found the end zone.
Brick Memorial 27, Jackson Memorial 21
Tyler Sindel had a 49-yard touchdown run and also threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to lead the Mustangs past the Jaguars and clinch a share of the Class A South division title. Blaine Netterman had a 79-yard touchdown reception and a 35-yard touchdown run for Brick. Tom Pellone ran for two touchdowns for Jackson and A.J. Tolmachewich threw a touchdown to Jake McKown.
Middletown South 34, Wall 14
Vincent Candito had a pair of touchdown runs while Jake Krellin and Jaime Petrillo also found the end zone on the ground as Middletown South clinched a playoff spot for the 20th straight year with a win over Wall. Ben Kinsella also threw a touchdown to Matt Tardy. Brady McNally scored both touchdowns for Wall with a 30-yard touchdown run and taking a screen pass from Eddie Scott for a 57-yard touchdown.
Asbury Park 26, Keansburg 12
Dontae Abrams showcased his skills on both sides of the ball with a touchdown catch and a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown to lead the Blue Bishops past the Titans to clinch a playoff spot. Ja’King Agostini threw two touchdowns and ran for one for Asbury Park. Liam Riecks had a 55-yard touchdown run and Daniel Vital threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jashawn Martin for Keansburg.
Freehold 27, Long Branch 20
Ashante Worthy threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 217 yards and a touchdown to lead the Colonials past Long Branch. He threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Matt Krauss with 1:42 left to give Freehold the lead, and the Colonial defense stopped Long Branch at the 6-yard line to escape with the victory. Juwan Wilkins threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns for Long Branch.