Can the surprising Colts Neck Cougars defeat unbeaten Freehold?

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Week 4 preview content

Shore Conference Top 10:  Who is in the current Shore Conference rankings?

Shore Conference Standings:2020 records, schedule

New Jersey Top 25:  Who is in the current statewide Top 25 rankings?

Games to watch around NJ in Week 4:  Your statewide schedule of games of interest 

Week 4 previews, predictions: Closer looks at every Shore game 


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Week 4 schedule 

Friday, Oct. 23 

Colts Neck 42, Freehold Township 0 

Joe Barsky ran for five TDs – four in the first half – and John Manos rushed for another score with 8 minutes left in the fourth quarter as Colts Neck moved to 4-0. 

GAME STORY: Colts Neck rolls to 4-0 as line, Barsky dominate Freehold Township


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Freehold 33, Howell 13

The Colonials improved to 3-1 (with their only loss to 4-0 Colts Neck) with Sha’Kim Shuler scoring three touchdowns and YahSin Calhoun registering two TDs.

Toms River East 28, Brick Memorial 0

The Raiders picked up their first win of the season. Brick Memorial fell to 0-4.

Donovan Catholic 33, Brick 0

Jhadir Loftland scored three times, including a pair of touchdowns in the first half for the No. 2 Griffins (4-0).

Toms River North 42, Jackson Memorial 40

With 7:28 left in the third quarter, Toms River North went ahead on Micah Ford’s 15-yard TD catch from Jake Kazanowksy – one of six TD strikes by Kazanowsky. Earlier Jackson Memorial had gained a 27-21 edge on Will Towns’ 37-yard TD run. Towns also provided final drama with a 70-yard punt return touchdown with 2 seconds left.

GAME STORY: Jake Kazanowsky accounts for 6 TDs in Toms River North win


The Mariners upset No. 7 Jackson Memorial, in a wild 42-40 game on Oct. 24, 2020 in Toms River.

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Rumson-Fair Haven 42, Middletown South 6

Jimmy Kennedy opened the scoring for Rumson-Fair Haven with 27-yard fumble return and John Volker’s 44-yard run – the first of his fourth touchdowns – made it 14-0. Middletown South’s points came on a Matt Mauro 90-yard kickoff return to cut the Bulldogs’ lead to 14-6 late in the first quarter.

GAME STORY: Rumson-Fair Haven sends strong message


Sophomore running back Sabino Portella ran for three touchdowns to help Red Bank Catholic defeat Middletown North.

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Red Bank Catholic 35, Middletown North 20

Anthony Borriello connected with Najih Rahman on a four-yard TD pass as RBC opened the scoring with 10:21 left in the first quarter and Sabino Portella scored three touchdowns for the Caseys, with a 48-yard run on his third score boosting the lead to 35-14 with 6:10 left to play.


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Ocean 21, Red Bank 15

Raritan 31, Matawan 7

The host Rockets won their third straight.

Saint John Vianney 24, Holmdel 7 

Saint John Vianney surged with 14 points in the second quarter –  Timothy Crudup returned a punt 82 yards to the house, followed by an 84-yard connection from Antonio Rosato to Josh East with two minutes left in the first half – then made it 17-0 on Mason Shanks 20-yard field goal with 6:53 left in the third. 

GAME STORY: Saint John Vianney remains the king in Holmdel

Lacey 28, Central 7

Toms River South 15, Southern 12 

No. 3 Southern’s Jaiden Brown opened the scoring on a five-yard run with 9:08 left in the second quarter but Toms River South forced five turnovers and scored a touchdown on defense to notch the upset.

Shore at St. Thomas Aquinas, Canceled

Saturday, Oct. 24 

Marlboro at South Brunswick, 11 a.m.

Point Boro at Monmouth, 12 p.m.

Keansburg at Keyport, 12 p.m. 

Long Branch at Mater Dei, 1 p.m.

Neptune at Manasquan, 1 p.m.

Pinelands at Lakewood, 1 p.m.

Barnegat at Manchester, 1 p.m.

NEWS: Teams of the Year program announced

At the end of the season, USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey, along with presenting sponsor RWJ Barnabas Health, will crown a statewide Team of the Year in each of New Jersey’s five public school groups, and we’ll crown one overall non-public school Team of the Year. Get details here. 

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