Looking Back on Week 5

By Tom Szieber
Posted:  Sunday, October 7, 2018   6:45 pm

Sayreville wins division title in last-second over Edison: The Bombers and Eagles put on an exciting one for all those in attendance, including Greg Tufaro of the Courier News. Despite being shrouded in controversy over the restoration of 1.03 seconds to the clock in the game’s waning seconds, the game was a classic, with Sayreville QB Mark Whitford hitting RB Jacari Carter for a 19-yard touchdown to give Sayreville the 13-12 victory.

Paramus goes to 6-0 with overtime win over Ridgewood: Paramus QB Trevor Bopp went 13-of-17 passing for 106 yards and two scores, and also rushed for 179 yards as the Spartans beat Ridgewood, 35-34, in overtime. Jim McConville of The Record noted that RB Kyle Jacob also rushed for 94 yards in a game that saw a missed extra point decide the result.

Rumson defense too much for Brick: Rumson-Fair Haven scored an impressive win over a Brick Township squad that had scored 85 points in its three previous games against public school opposition. As noted by Matt Conklin of the Asbury Park Press, the Bulldog D held the Green Dragons in the red in terms of total offensive yardage, and further established Rumson as one of the Shore’s top teams.

St. Peter’s Prep defeats Don Bosco Prep in overtime: St. Peter’s Prep Quarterback Maasai Maynor scored a five-yard rushing touchdown in overtime to lead the Marauders to a 26-23 victory over Super Football Conference United Red rival Don Bosco Prep. The win was particularly satisfying for St. Peter’s because, as mentioned in Greg Mattura’s story for The Record, Bosco led the game, 17-7, at the half.

Bergen Catholic rallied to defeat St. Joseph (Mont.): Mattura also saw Bergen Catholic come back from a 10-point halftime disadvantage to take down top-ranked St. Joe’s, 24-20. After a rough first half, the BiC defense clamped down on the Green Knights in the third and fourth quarters, allowing just 77 yards of offense.

Middletown South beats Toms River North to clinch division title: Two Chris Kaldrovics kicks were the difference in the Eagles’ 14-13 victory over the Mariners. The win, as documented by Matt Manley of the Shore Sports Network, saw South RB Vincent Condito rush for 84 yards, while QB Trevor Brey rushed for a touchdown and threw another to TE Matt Tardy. The triumph clinched the Shore Conference American Division title.

Tom Szieber can be reached by emailing tom@gridironnewjersey.com.