Beach holds on for first win since 2019

Point Pleasant Beach v/s Lakewood football game in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on 9/10/21. [DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS]

Friday, Sept. 10

Point Beach 35 Lakewood 32

Point Beach held on to the three-point victory over Lakewood at home on Friday night, for the program’s first win in over a year.

Artie LoGuidice saved the win late in the fourth with a fumble recovery, his second of the game, in the end zone to push Beach head 35-32. But it was Dawson MacPherson that led the Garnet Gulls down the field on all scoring plays, setting up his teammates for multiple touchdowns, along with the fumble recovery on a Lakewood pile push during one of the final plays of the night.

Quarterback and defensive back Joe Beley finished the night with a four-yard touchdown run to open the second and found Connor DeLorenzo deep for the 53-yard score later in the quarter. Beley also had two, two-point conversions in the win and had a pick-six.


DeLorenzo also had a three-yard touchdown run in the victory.

Beach moves to 1-1 on the year and will play at Keyport for their next game on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 12 p.m.

Point Boro  41 Jackson Liberty 6

The Panthers continue to dominate to start the season 2-0 after a thrashing of the Lions. Matt Oliphant led Point Boro with a game-high three touchdowns on eight carries for 33 yards, while senior quarterback Charlie Vitale added two touchdowns with 150 yards on nine carries.

Jake Croce also had some touches, finishing for 60 yards on 10 carries, and finished with two interceptions, one of which he returned for a 40-yard score.

Boro will continue to play on the road next week, at Asbury Park on Friday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.

Lacey 28 Brick Township 14

Brick Township dropped the first contest of the 2021 season to Lacey on Friday night and failed to score until the second half. Jason Norman put the Dragons on the board late in the third, and the Dragons would only score one final time.

The Dragons will host Howell in the home opener on Friday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.

Brick Memorial

Brick Memorial football has a bye this week, but will return to play in a road game at Toms River South on Friday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.