Seaview Orthopedics Week 12 Shore Conference Football Scoreboard

Week 12

Friday November 18

NJSIAA State Playoffs

Non-Public B, Semi-Finals

1-Red Bank Catholic 50, 4-Holy Spirit 21

Senior running back/safety Sabino Portella rushed for 190 yards and three touchdowns and intercepted a pass on defense, junior wide receiver Emanuel Ross caught four passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns, and the Caseys (10-1) stood rallied from an early deficit and dominated the second half to defeat the Spartans (8-2) and return to the Non-Public B Championship game.

Red Bank Catholic will face DePaul in the Non-Public Championship B game next Friday, Nov. 25, at MetLife Stadium. DePaul beat St. Joseph (Hammonton), 35-14, in the other semifinal. It will be a rematch of last season’s title game won by RBC 14-10.

Holy Spirit quickly took a 14-0 lead before RBC rallied to level the score at the end of the first half and then exploded in the second half. The Spartans rushed for 77 yards in 12 games and took a 7-0 lead on a 3-yard touchdown by sophomore running back Jahcere Ward. Then, on RBC’s first offensive play, Caseys’ sophomore quarterback Frankie Williams was stripped down as he prepared to throw. The fumble was returned to 50 yards for a touchdown by senior linebacker Xavier Hernandez for a 14-0 lead less than four minutes into the game.

RBC responded on the next drive with a 3-yard touchdown run by Portella, then tied the game at 14 when a short punt led Portella to score on a 32-yard run late in the first quarter. Holy Spirit took a 21-14 lead on an 8-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Sean Burns to junior receiver Tahmir Jones.

Holy Spirit didn’t hit the ball deep on kickoffs the entire game and instead used onside/squib kicks. This method gave RBC the ball around midfield most drives and this time it led to Williams throwing a 36-yard touchdown pass to Ross with just eight seconds left in the first half to even the game. score at 21 after Justin LaMorte’s extra point.

The second half was all Red Bank Catholic as the home side scored on all five attacking possessions to win in convincing fashion. Senior running back Torin Harmon finished with 75 rushing yards and two touchdowns, and his first 11-yard touchdown gave RBC a 28-21 lead early in the third quarter. A punt blocked by Aidan Donohue then set LaMorte up for a 23-yard field goal that made it 31-21.

A 1-yard touchdown by Portella extended the lead to 38-21 and he then intercepted a pass from Burns to give the ball back to the Caseys. They ended up punting, but on the next play, and in a sudden and intense snow squall, junior linebacker Davin Brewton intercepted a deflected pass for another turnover by the RBC defense. Williams and Ross followed with a 41-yard touchdown connection on the next play for a 44-21 lead.

Harmon added a 29-yard touchdown later in the fourth quarter to close out RBC’s 10th win of the season.

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Saturday November 19

NJSIAA State Playoffs

Group 5 Semi-Finals, at Cherokee High School

Toms River North vs. Edison, 5:30 p.m.

Regular season


Asbury Park at Neptune, 11 a.m.

Sunday November 20

NJSIAA State Playoffs

Group 2 Semi-Finals, at Cherokee High School

Rumson-Fair Haven vs. Willingboro, 11 a.m.

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