Manasquan holds off Panthers


    The Manasquan football team shook off an early deficit and then a late comeback attempt by Point Pleasant Borough to earn a 35-30 victory on Friday.

    The win improved the Warriors to 5-2 on the season, while it was the first loss for 6-1 Point Pleasant Borough.

    Manasquan will host Asbury Park on Saturday, while the Panthers travel to Middletown North.

    Point Pleasant Borough jumped out to a 14-0 lead on the Warriors stormed back scoring 35 straight points.

    Brett Patten threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more and Manasquan got an 85-yard kickoff return to start the second half to take the lead for good.

    The Panthers continued to fight scoring a touchdown with 3:04 left in the fourth quarter and converting a two-point conversion to trim the Manasquan advantage to 35-22.

    Point Pleasant Borough recovered the ensuing onside kick and scored again with 2:11 left in the fourth quarter, but could not convert a second onside kick in a row allowing the Warriors to run out the clock.


    Wall defeats Middletown North

    Wall pulled away from Middletown North to defeat the Lions 42-14 on Friday. The win lifts the Crimson Knights to 4-3 on the season.

    Wall will travel to St. John Vianney on Friday for its next Shore Conference game.

    The Crimson Knights were tied 14-14 with Middletown North at the half before dominating the second half against the Lions.

    Wall is now 4-0 at home and has outscored its opponents 144-37 on its home turf.