Boro clicks on all cylinders in Monmouth win

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SATURDAY, OCT. 5
 
Point Boro 27 Monmouth 7
 
The Point Boro football team executed on all three phases of the game in a 27-7 victory over Monmouth Regional on the road, Saturday, Oct. 5. 
 
The Panthers earned 403 yards of total offense and held the Falcons scoreless in the second half. 
 
Boro started fast with a 37-yard run from sophomore quarterback Charlie Vitale followed up by a 20-yard touchdown rush from junior running back Nick Tuzzolino. The Panthers jumped to 6-0 lead in the opening three minutes and never lost the lead. 
 
Boro’s offensive line made all the difference up front.
 
Sophomore quarterback Charlie Vitale completed 4-of-6 for 120 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for 83 yards and a score on the ground.
 
Junior Chris Tuzzolino led Boro on the ground with 11 carries for 107 yards and a touchdown. Colby Biggs also scored a 14-yard touchdown, a part of his 71 yards. 
 
Boro held Monmouth to 127.5 yards of offense. Vitale also earned the only interception in his first game on defense. 
 
Boro improves to 2-4 overall and 2-2 in the Patriot division. 
 
Point Beach 10 at Keyport 7
 
The Point Beach football team outlasted Keyport 10-7 on the road, Saturday, Oct. 5.
 
Senior running back Liam Buday scored a touchdown for the Garnet Gulls. Senior George Kaiafas earned the game-winning score with a 32-yard field goal.
 
Beach moves to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the National division. 
 
Brick Township 34 at Freehold Boro 27
 
Brick Township squeezed out a last-second win with a touchdown in the final 12 seconds of the division contest. 
 
The Dragons were the first to strike taking the 7-0 lead in the first quarter. 
 
In on the third, Brick trailed by one point after a blocked PAT, but regained an advantage following two ties. 
 
Brick moves on to 2-3 and picked up its first Colonial win. 
 
FRIDAY, OCT. 4
 
Middletown North 28 Brick Memorial 14
 
An early back-and-forth affair turned into a two-touchdown loss for Brick Memorial with Middletown North scoring a touchdown at the conclusion of the second and third quarters.
 
The Mustangs hung in the game early, going stride-for-stride with the Lions thanks to the offensive play of Ahki Barksdale. Trailing 7-0, Barksdale turned a 4th-and-10 gamble to a 30-yard touchdown play to tie the game in the beginning minutes of the second quarter. He also broke away for a 67-yard touchdown to tie the game at 14 in the closing minutes of the first half. 
 
The Lions, however, took advantage of Mustang penalties scoring with 11 seconds left in the first half after a dead ball foul moved the line of scrimmage to the Memorial 10 and then scored on their opening drive of the second half.
 
With the loss, the Mustangs move to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the Constitution play. 

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