Big Night from Haskins Helps St. John Vianney Go to 2-0 For First Time in More Than a Decade Read More: Big Night from Haskins Helps St. John Vianney Go to 2-0 For First Time in More Than a Decade

Junior running back Calvin Beaty and senior running back Aaron Mora each had a pair of touchdown runs and junior quarterback Anthony Brown threw for a career-high 225 yards and two touchdown passes as St. John Vianney rolled to a 42-13 win over Holmdel in Class A Central for its first 2-0 start in more than a decade.

Beaty ran for scores of 8 and 6 yards for the Lancers (2-0, 2-0), and Mora had touchdown runs of 3 and 15 yards as St. John Vianney rolled up 466 yards of total offense. Brown threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Dan Calabro and a 65-yard strike to junior Khalil Haskins, who also had a strong game on special teams. Haskins finished with six catches for 127 yards in the win.

Sophomore quarterback Aneesh Agrawal threw touchdown bombs of 68 and 43 yards, both to junior wideout Pete Savrides, in the loss for the Hornets (0-2, 0-2). Savrides now has five touchdown catches in two games after hauling in five catches for 146 yards in the loss.

Box Score

St. John Vianney 42, Holmdel 13

.                          S          H

First Downs:       21       13

Rushes-yards: 28-241   25-120

Passing:        12/21-0   11-17-2

Passing yards  225         197

Penalties           5-35      2-10

Fumbles-lost        0-0      0-0

SJ Vianney (2-0, 2-0)    7 14 21 0 – 42

Holmdel (0-2, 0-2)         0 6 0 7 – 13

Scoring summary

S: Beaty 8-yard run (Rice kick).

S: Beaty 6-yard run (Rice kick).

H: Savrides 43-yard pass from Agrawal (kick failed).

S: Mora 3-yard run (Rice kick)

S: Calabro 29-yard pass from Brown (Rice kick).

S: Haskins 65-yard pass from Brown (Rice kick).

S: Mora 15-yard run (Rice kick).

H: Savrides 68-yard pass from Agrawal (Cook kick).

Individual Statistics

Rushing: S: Beaty 6-79, #5 4-52, Brown 5-40, Mora 6-40, Cartegena 3-37, Haskins 2-13, Eustace 2-(-20) H: Agrawal 10-67, Condito 7-21, Walier 2-19, Ibrahim 2-9, M.Nuzzi 4-4.

Passing: S: Brown 12-21-0 225. H: Agrawal 11-17-2 197.

Receiving: S: Haskins 6-127, Calabro 5-91, Braccia 2-23. H: Savrides 5-146, Walier 3-23, C. Nuzzi 1-18, Ibrahim 1-8, Rooney 1-2.

Salerno, Sullivan Lead Raritan to Wild Opening Win Over Manasquan

Raritan picked up its first season-opening win since 2011 in wild fashion against old rival Manasquan, building a 27-point lead, then recovering after the Warriors rallied to tie the game in order to pick up a victory in Class A Central.

The Rockets (1-0, 1-0) built a 27-0 lead before Manasquan (0-1, 0-1) roared back to tie it at 27, and then Raritan ultimately sealed the win on a 25-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Riley Sullivan with 2:15 left in the game.

Senior running back Rich Salerno had a huge game for the Rockets, rushing for 181 of his career-high 193 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in the first half alone before leaving the game with a knee injury in the third quarter and not returning. Junior Derek Ernst had a fumble recovery in the end zone for a touchdown and also ran for a 4-yard touchdown that made it 34-27 with 6:38 left in the game.

Sullivan also threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to senior Colby Jones in the win, as the Rockets rolled up 288 yards on the ground and 425 total yards.

Here is Sullivan speaking about the big win:

Senior running backs James McAlary and John Morris each ran for a pair of touchdowns in the loss for Manasquan, and Morris also had an interception on defense. Quarterback Liam Grieb connected with Max Hawkins for a 55-yard touchdown pass that tied the game at 27 in the third quarter before Jones blocked the extra point to keep it tied. A baseball player who decided to come out for the team as a senior, Hawkins had five catches for 120 yards and a touchdown in his first game.

McAlary scored on a 6-yard run with 59 seconds remaining to make it a one-score game, but Raritan recovered the ensuing onside kick.

Raritan 41, Manasquan 34

.                       R                      M

First Downs:     17                  11

Rushes/Yards  36-288          23-92

Passing/Yards 11/23-137    11/21-155

Penatlies        7-60                       2-20

Fumbles-Lost     1-1                   1-1

Raritan (1-0, 1-0) –       21 6 0 14 – 41

Manasquan (0-1, 0-1) – 0 0 21 13 – 34

Scoring Summary:

R: Ernst fumble recovery (Dewysockie kick)

R: Jones 12-yard pass from Sullivan (Dewysockie kick)

R: Salerno 8-yard run (Dewysockie kick)

R: Salerno 1-yard run (kick failed)

M: McAlary 19-yard run (run failed)

M: Morris 1-yard run (Cowley pass from Grieb)

M: Morris 1-yard run (Sabins kick)

M: Hawkins 55-yard pass from Grieb (kick failed)

R: Ernst 4-yard run (Dewysockie kick)

R: Sullivan 25-yard run (Dewysockie kick)

M: McAlary 6-yard run (Sabins kick)

Individual Statistics:

Rushing – R: Salerno 20-193, Sullivan 5-49, Ernst 9-46, Jones 2-0 M: Macalary 10-48, Morris 7-20, Gleason 5-16, Hawkins 1-8

Passing: R: Sullivan 11/23-137-1 M: Grieb 11/21-155-1

Receiving – R: Dewysockie 4-97, J.Jones 5-31, Pasquin 1-6, C.Jones 1-3 M: Hawkins 5-120, Cowley 2-17, Paturzzo 1-12, Carrithers 1-5, Morris 1-3, Macalary 1-2

Matt Pine’s 4 TDs Power Freehold Twp. to a Season-Opening Win Over Howell Read More: Matt Pine’s 4 TDs Power Freehold Twp. to a Season-Opening Win Over Howell

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – In the first half against Howell on Friday night, Freehold Township senior running back Matt Pine scored more than a quarter of the total points the Patriots scored all of last season.

Pine had four touchdowns before the break, three on the ground and one interception return, and the Patriots never looked back as they started the season with a resounding 40-20 win over Howell in Class A North that matched their win total from all of last year. A team that only scored 87 points in 10 games last season looked transformed behind Pine and its new spread offense. Pine rolled up 126 yards rushing and three touchdowns on only five carries to spearhead a 234-yard rushing effort as a team.

Freehold Township senior Matt Pine (#10) celebrated a huge four-touchdown day with teammate Nick Galanti (#44) as the Patriots rolled past Howell in the season opener. (Photo by Ryne Olsen)

On the first series of the game, Pine gave an indication that it would be a huge day with a 27-yard scamper on third down to keep the drive alive. One play later, he took off for a 46-yard touchdown for a 7-0 lead only 1:06 into the game. After the defense came up with a stop, Pine scored his second touchdown of the game on just his third carry, racing in from 25 yards out for a 13-0 lead with 7:18 left in the first quarter.

After the teams traded three-and-outs, Nick Galanti scampered 20 yards on a fake punt on fourth-and-10 for the Patriots to set up Shane Laricy’s 15-yard touchdown run for a 20-0 lead with 30 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

Sophomore Anthony Lotti killed the Rebels’ ensuing drive with the first of his two interceptions on the night, and then it was Pine with some heroics on defense.

Pine ballooned the lead to 27-0 when he stepped in front of a pass and returned an interception 25 yards for his third touchdown with eight minutes left in the second quarter. Pine stepped in front of a pass intended for Howell running back Jarvis Leaks and took off on his way to the end zone.

Howell got on the board when junior safety Mike Reilly intercepted a tipped pass and zig-zagged his way 94 yards to the Patriots’ one-yard line to set up an eventual seven-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Mark Iacobino to Leaks to make it 27-7 with 4:05 left in the half.

Pine had an immediate answer when he scored on a 29-yard touchdown run with 2:03 remaining for his fourth score of the half to push the lead to 34-7 at the break. Howell closed the gap to 34-14 to start the second half when Leaks scored on a 1-yard run that was set up by a 56-yard pass from Iacobino to senior Joe Salafrio.

The Patriots’ defense then kept the Rebels at bay until quarterback Jack O’Brien scored on a sneak to all but end the game by making it 40-20 with 6:50 left in the fourth quarter. Reilly capped the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run for Howell.