St. John Vianney continued its best start since the early 1980s by picking up a 35-14 win in Class A Central over host Raritan on Friday night thanks to another brilliant performance by junior quarterback Anthony Brown.
Brown threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as the Lancers (6-0, 4-0) remained unbeaten with a win over the Rockets (2-3, 1-2). He finished with 296 total yards, 122 on the ground and 174 through the air.
Brown threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to senior Aaron Mora, a 10-yard pass to senior Dan Calabro and a 25-yard pass to junior Calvin Beaty and also ran for a 3-yard touchdown. Junior Jeff Sheard added a 15-yard interception return for a touchdown in the win.
Junior tailback Derek Ernst ran for a pair of touchdowns in the loss for Raritan.
Check out the highlights here (scroll down for box score):
Brown whips a touchdown pass to senior Aaron Mora to give the Lancers an early 7-0
Raritan cut the lead to 14-7 with 6:03 left in the second quarter on this run by junior tailback Derek Ernst.
St. John Vianney junior Jeff Sheard then made a big momentum play before the half with a pick-six for a 21-7 lead at the break.
The Lancers pushed the lead to 28-7 early in the third quarter on Brown’s second touchdown pass, this one to senior Dan Calabro.
Brown’s third touchdown throw of the night, this one to junior Calvin Beaty, put the game out of reach by giving St. John Vianney a 35-7 lead.
St. John Vianney 35, Raritan 14
. SJV Raritan
First Downs: 11 13
Rushes/Yards: 20/162 29/120
Passing/Yards: 13/17-174 12/31-192
Penalties: 6-50 2-15
Fumbles/Lost: 1-1 0-0
SJV (6-0, 4-0) – 14 7 14 0 – 35
Raritan (2-3, 1-2) – 0 7 0 7 – 14
SJV: Mora 14-yard pass from Brown (Rice kick)
SJV: Brown 3-yard run (Rice kick)
R: Ernst 17-yard run (Dewysockie kick)
SJV: Sheard 15-yard Interception return (Rice kick)
SJV: Calabro 10-yard pass from Brown (Rice kick)
SJV: Beaty 22-yard pass from Brown (Rice kick)
R: Ernst 1-yard run (Dewysockie kick)
Rushing: SJV: Brown 10-122, Haskins 3-20, Beaty 3-12, Mora 3-9, Sheard 1-(-3) R: Ernst 25-92, Sullivan 3-20, C.Jones 1-8
Passing: SJV: Brown 13/17-174-3-0 R: Sullivan 13/31-192-0-2
Receiving: SJV: Haskins 5-73, Calabro 3-35, Braccia 2-25, Beaty 1-22, Mora 1-14, Sheard 1-5 R: J.Jones 7-97, Pasquin 3-72, Larsen 1-19, Ernst 2-4