Wall upsets Mater Dei; Manasquan blanks Central Regional

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Saturday, Oct. 5

Wall 14, Mater Dei 7

Wall went on the road and defeated Mater Dei, 14-7 in one of the biggest wins in school history.

The Crimson Knights were not intimidated facing one of the state’s top teams, and they struck first on a 40-yard touchdown run from Matt DeSarno.

The extra point failed, and Mater Dei grabbed the lead back later in the first half on a short TD run by Malik Ingram to make it 7-6.

Both defenses held strong the rest of the way until the Knights stole the game in the final minutes.

Gus Setteducato caught a pass tipped by Casey Larkin that set Wall up with a first-and-goal with just over a minute to play.

Larkin punched it in on the next play and the Knights converted the two-point conversion to make it 14-7.

Logan Peters sealed the game with an interception on the Seraphs ensuing drive and the Knights pulled off the upset and improved to 5-0 on the season.

Wall will likely move to the No. 1 ranked team in the Shore with the victory ahead of its next matchup on the road Friday at Brick Memorial.

Manasquan 12, Central Regional 0

Manasquan picked up its first victory of the season with a convincing 12-0 win over Central Regional at Vic Kubu Warrior Field on Saturday.

The Warriors defense created six turnovers against the Golden Eagles, recovering fumbles inside the Manasquan 5-yard line and Central 5-yard line in separate occasions.

A turnover late in the first half led to the Warriors first touchdown, a Cam Teza fade to Jack Collins on the last play of the second quarter.

Manasquan opened the second half with another touchdown drive ending on a 17-yard Teza pass to John Foreman.

Teza threw for just under 100 yards in the victory.

Manasquan’s next game will be on Friday at Donovan Catholic.