Wall gets ready for playoffs with win over Middletown South


    WALL – The Wall football team got into its playoff mode with a 31-10 victory over Middletown South on Friday.

    The win improved the Crimson Knights record to 5-0 on the season.

    Wall will host Mater Dei on Friday. The Crimson Knights are the top seed in the condensed post season football playoffs. The winner of the Wall and Mater Dei game is scheduled to play the winner of the Red Bank Catholic and Donovan Catholic game in two weeks for the unofficial Shore Conference championship.

    The Crimson Knights used its game on Friday against perennial Shore Conference power Middletown South like a playoff game. Wall used a power running game, tough defense with a few explosive plays mixed in to defeat the Eagles for the first time in 17 years.

    Wall scored first-half touchdowns on a Logan Peters five yard run and Casey Larkin 30-yard run to take a 17-7 lead after the break.

    Middletown South took advantage of an interception and converted a field-goal to make it a one possession game at 17-10 midway through the third quarter.

    Wall would pull away on another touchdown run by Peters and a 47-yard run by Matt Dollive to put the game away.

    Warriors defeat Bengals

    Manasquan used a couple of big plays to pull away from Barnegat, defeating the Bengals 28-8 on Friday at the Bengals field.

    The Warriors improved to 4-2 on the season with the win.

    Manasquan will host Holmdel, 1 p.m. Saturday at Vic Kubu Warrior Field in the its first game of the postseason.