Memorial wins first game behind McArthur

Brick Memorial's TJ McArthur celebrates after one of his two rushing touchdowns in the Mustangs 21-7 win over the Toms River South Indians on Friday, Oct. 30. [DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS]

BRICK —  Brick Memorial football won its first game of the season, taking down Toms River South 21-7 on Friday, Oct. 30.

Senior quarterback TJ McArthur led the Mustangs with three total touchdowns —  two rushing and one passing — the first score for Memorial coming in the final two minutes of the half.

On the game-tying drive, McArthur connected with Akhi Barksdale on back-to-back catches, putting Memorial deep into South territory. With .7 second remaining in the half, McArthur found Mike Angrosina for the three-yard touchdown pass.


McArthur scored two more times, a three-yard run in the third and an eight-rush to seal the win late in the fourth.

Memorial moves to 1-4 on the season and will face Brick Township in Week 6, on the Dragons home field, Saturday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m.

Neptune 25 Point Boro 20

Point Boro football fell late to Neptune in a 25-20 loss at home on Friday, Oct. 30.

The Panthers held the 14-7 lead at halftime and managed to hold onto the 14-13 advantage heading into the fourth. Neptune put up 12 points in the final quarter for the win.

Boro moves to 1-4 and will host Lakewood in Week 6, on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.

Jackson Memorial 25 Brick Township 0

The Brick Township football team fell to Jackson Memorial 25-0 in its second-straight shutout loss on Friday, Oct. 30.

Brick moves to 1-4 on the season and returns home in Week 6 to host Brick Memorial in the annual crosstown rivalry on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m.

Keyport 21 Point Beach 0

Point Beach football fell to Keyport Saturday, Oct. 31, 21-0. Beach falls to 0-4 on the season and will host a Manchester on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.