Shore Conference Week 13 High School Football Scoreboard
Thursday, November 25
No. 4 South Middletown 27, North Middletown 6
No. 7 Manasquan 21, Shore Regional 14
No, 9 Long Branch 29, Red Bank 14
Asbury Park 26, Neptune 18
Friday, November 26
NJSIAA Non-Public Championship Game B
At MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
2-Red Bank Catholic 13, 1-DePaul 8
Senior quarterback Alex Brown ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the third quarter and the RBC defense stopped a Hail Mary on the final play of the game to give the Caseys (11-1) a sensational victory over the Spartans (9-2) to claim their third state championship in the past seven years.
Brown’s touchdown run with 2:11 left in the third quarter gave RBC a 13-8 lead and capped a 14-play, 71-yard run. Earlier in practice, junior running back Sabino Portella completed a 12-yard pass to senior Joe Diorio on a fake punt from the Caseys 36-yard line.
Red Bank Catholic also scored on the first drive of the game, going for 71 yards in eight plays and finding the end zone on a 33-yard touchdown pass from Brown to junior receiver Najih Rahman.
The Caseys’ defense was outstanding in limiting DePaul’s offense to a single touchdown. Senior defensive end Alex Bauman, sophomore linebacker Davin Brewton, junior linebacker Michael Palmieri and junior Christian Ungemah had particularly strong games. DePaul’s other two points came via a blocked punt that came out of the end zone for a first-quarter safety.
The state title is the fourth in the history of Red Bank Catholic’s program and the third since 2013.
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