Shore Conference contests renew old football rivalries

Point Boro football hosts Barnegat on Friday, Oct. 8. DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS THE OCEAN STAR

Friday, Oct. 22

Manasquan 35 Point Boro 30

Point Boro dropped its first game of the season after a late-game comeback effort fell short.

The Panthers trailed 35-14 early in the fourth quarter but an eight-yard run from Matt Oliphant and a two-point conversion catch from Brian Orio kept the Panthers winning hopes alive, 35-22. Boro then recovered their own onside kick, and followed with an 11-yard Jake Croce touchdown run and two-point conversion to bring the Panthers within five, 35-30.

The Warriors recovered the second Boro onside kick and ran the clock out to hand Boro its first loss of the year.


Orio also caught a 42-yard touchdown pass from Charlie Vitale and Connor Cilento ran for a 10-yard score in the first quarter.

The Panthers are now 6-1 on the year and will head to Middletown North for the second Shore Conference extra contest on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

Brick Memorial 31  Matawan 0

The Mustangs picked up their second win of the season, and first shutout of the year, in the handling of Matawan on Friday night.

Special teams started the Memorial scoring spree with an 80-yard kick return for touchdown from Jeremiah Crispin, 6-0. Memorial scored their first offensive touchdown on an eight-yard run from Jake LaRocca for the 12-0 advantage.

Tim Quackenboss caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Connor Dietz for the 18-0 lead, while Dietz scored on a 12-yard play and a 16-yard run for the final score, 31-0.

Memorial moves to 2-5 on the year and will play at Ocean Township on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

Brick Township at Jackson Memorial

Brick and Jackson reunite to renew an old A South rivalry Friday night at 7 p.m. Brick enters the Shore Conference set up on a two-game losing streak, while Jackson holds a 1-6 record heading into the matchup.

The Jaguars own the most recent meetings between the two teams, handing the Dragons a 25-0 shutout in 2020 and a 28-14 loss in 2019. Brick owns the final three meetings, including two from 2018 and a close 17-14 victory in 2017.


Saturday, Oct. 23

Point Beach at Keansburg

Beach heads to Keansburg for a 12 p.m. kickoff. The two teams met earlier this season, with Keansburg taking the game 27-15. The Titans also claimed both meetings in 2020, while the Garnet Gulls picked up a 17-15 win and a 13-0 shutout in 2019.