Wall shuts out Manasquan in Friday night route

Rocco Palmieri celebrates a first half touchdown as Wall Township High School hosted Manasquan for a varsity football game on Friday October 20, 2020.

WALL — The Wall football team can beat an opponent in so many ways.

The Crimson Knights game against Manasquan on Friday night was a case in point.

Wall came through with a couple of big plays early, but for the most part it was smash-mouth football won in the trenches in an eventual 21-0 Crimson Knight victory.


It marked the third straight shutout for Wall, who improved to 4-0 with the victory. Manasquan is now 2-2.

The Crimson got a 43-yard run from senior running back Casey Larkin on their first possession, but their top playmaker was injured on the play and did not return.

Wall still displayed its ability to make a big play when Logan Peters connected with Rocco Palmieri on its second possession for a 41-yard touchdown pass.

That would be the only score through the first half, but Wall would add a Charlie Sasso touchdown run in the third quarter and a Colin Riley touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Peters would lead the Crimson Knights in rushing with 94 yards. The Wall defense would not allow a Warriors first down until three minutes remained in the game.

Wall will play Middletown South next Friday, while Manasquan travels to Barnegat.