WALL – The Wall football team put together another statement game on Friday, totally dominating Mater Dei 42-0 in its first postseason game.
The Crimson Knights will now play Donovan Catholic next Friday for the unofficial Shore Conference Championship.
Wall went into the game ranked number one in the Shore Conference, while the Seraphs were ranked fourth. Donovan Catholic was ranked second and defeated third ranked Red Bank Catholic 28-14.
The Crimson Knights defense turned in another impressive performance against a talented Mater Dei offense. Wall only allowed one first down during the first half and not a single completed pass for the Seraphs.
Wall also added a defensive touchdown when Matt Dollive recovered a fumble in the Seraphs end zone.
The Crimson Knights led 14-0 at the half and broke the game open following a spectacular 93-yard run by Casey Larkin, which set up a short touchdown run by Logan Peters.
Larkin had nearly 200 yards rushing for Wall and two touchdowns, while Peters rushed for one touchdown and threw for another in the victory.
MANASQUAN FALLS TO HOLMDEL
Manasquan got a couple of big plays from sophomore Jhamier Howard against Holmdel, but could not find enough consistency on offense in a 20-13 loss to the Hornets on Saturday at Vic Kubu Warrior Field.
The loss drops the Warriors to 4-3 on the season. Manasquan is hoping to play one final game next weekend, but an opponent has yet to be determined.
Manasquan took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter on a 51-yard pass from Brett Patten to Howard before the Hornets went up 7-6 on a 21-yard pass late in the second quarter.
Holmdel increased its lead on an interception return for a touchdown and a 59-yard run before Howard had a kickoff return for 80 yards to cut the Hornets lead to 20-13 midway through the fourth quarter.
The Warriors had a chance to tie the game in the final two minutes, but a Holmdel interception sealed the victory for the Hornets.