Brick moves to 4-1, Beach falls in close contest

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Brick Memorial High school hosted cross town rival Brick High School for a varsity football game on Saturday September 25, 2021. Memorial's # 1 Eli Benjamin takes the kick off deep into Brick territory. (MARK R.SULLIVAN/THE OCEAN STAR)

Friday, Oct. 1

Brick Township 24 Ocean Township 12

Brick Township is now 4-1 after a near 300-yard night from Tyler Weisneck. The senior stuck with his season-long tradition of scoring on the first drive and ripped a 50-yard sprint for the opening touchdown, while AJ Grygiel made it an 8-0 game with a two-point conversion.

The Spartans scored on a 38-yard passing play from Tyler Douglas to Craig Flannigan. Ocean couldn’t convert the two-point conversion and trailed 8-6, but eventually stole the lead away from Brick in the second quarter using the same connection, this time for 56 yards.

Justin Kurc gave the Dragons back the lead in the finals seconds on an eight-yard run and the Weisneck two-point conversion put but Brick back ahead 16-12.

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In the second half, Weisneck scored his second TD of the night on an 11-yard run and doubled down with his second two-point conversion for the final, 24-12.

Kurc led the Dragons defense with three interceptions.

Brick remains near the top of the division with a 4-1 record and will host Middletown North on Friday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.

Pinelands 14 Point Beach 7

Point Beach lost another close matchup on the road to Pinelands.

The Garnet Gulls remain on the road next week and will play at Monmouth Regional on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 12 p.m.

Middletown North 35 Brick Memorial 10

A scoreless second half handed Brick Memorial its third-straight loss this season. The Mustangs led Middletown North 10-7 at the break, but a powerful second-half push gave the Lions the division win.

Brick Memorial returns home next week, Friday, Oct. 8 and will host Lacey at 7 p.m.

Point Boro [4-0]

The Panthers are 4-0 for the first time since the 2017 season. Point Boro has a bye this week as they prepare for the next Patriot division game against Barnegat next week.