Manalapan 35, Middletown South 31: Saeed Blacknall returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown, caught a pass for a 39-yard score, blocked an extra point and chased down the Middletown South running back to prevent a touchdown as the Braves (4-0) won on the road.
Jake Ripnick finished with 250 yards rushing and a touchdown for Middletown South (2-1) and quarterback Kyle Brey passed for two touchdowns for the Eagles, who led 31-28 before Tyler Leonetti’s 19-yard score put Manalapan in front for good.
Holmdel 39, Monmouth 7: The host Hornets (3-1) got four touchdowns from quarterback Rob Cantelli – two rushing, two passing – as they cruised past the Falcons (0-3).
Mark Scherzer and Jeff Harris caught touchdown passes and Frank Condito and Matt Dixon each rushed for a score for Holmdel.
Long Branch 38, Wall 7: Joscil Jackson rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns and Avry Griffin passed for two scores as the Green Wave (3-1) beat the host Crimson Knights.
Quarterback Jack Gifford scored on a 55-yard touchdown run for Wall (1-3).
Shore Regional 45, South River 7: Mark Costantino rushed for two touchdowns and scored on a 70-yard punt return, and Jake Monteiro kicked a 37-yard field goal as the host Blue Devils (3-1) beat South River (3-1) in West Long Branch.
St. John Vianney 39, Manasquan 35: The Lancers (2-2) rallied from a 35-6 deficit to stun the visiting Warriors (1-3) in Holmdel.
Billy DeMato threw six touchdown passes, including the gamewinner to Nick Anzevino with 19 seconds left.
Manasquan took a 35-6 lead on a 31-yard touchdown by Joe Murphy. But the Lancers stormed back in the second half.
Rumson-Fair Haven 9, Red Bank 3: Quarterback Danny Roberto rushed for a touchdown and Jake D’Amelio kicked a 41-yard field goal as the visiting Bulldogs (4-0) beat the Buccaneers (0-3) at Count Basie Field.
Ishier Lawrence kicked a 25-yard field goal for Red Bank.
Red Bank Catholic 49, Raritan 14: Quarterback Pat Toomey and Matt Golden connected for a pair of touchdowns and James Taylor returned a kickoff 70 yards for a score as the Caseys (4-0) downed the host Rockets (0-4) in Hazlet.
Toms River North 42, Jackson 10: Quarterback Carmen Sclafani rushed for two touchdowns and hit Joey Fields and Kyle Carrington for two more as the host Mariners (3-1) cruised past the Jaguars (1-3).
Southern 19, Brick 7: Dan Higgins passed for three touchdowns, including scores of 15 and 70 yards to Mike Gesicki, as the visitings Rams (3-1) downed the Dragons (0-4).
Doug Cuccinello ran for a touchdown for Brick.
Barnegat 14, Jackson Liberty 13: Ed Santiago scored from a yard out in double overtime, and the visiting Bengals (2-2) went on to victory over the Lions (3-1).
Barnegat’s Ricky Gerena hit Pat Moran for a 22-yard touchdown to tie the game and send it into overtime.
Central Regional 47, Pinelands 7: The visiting Golden Eagles (2-2) bounced back from a tough loss a week ago with the victory in Little Egg Harbor. Javon Hardy rushed for three touchdowns for Central.
Brick Memorial 52, Toms River East 28: The host Mustangs (4-0) got six touchdowns from quarterback Ryan Cieplinski, four passing and two rushing, as they beat the Raiders (0-4).
Cody Pinho caught two passes, and Mike Basile and Karl Kumm each caught one for Brick Memorial.