Watch extended highlights and post-game reaction of Neptune’s 21-7 win over Freehold Boro and see all the playoff scores including the consolation games

NEPTUNE – Royal Moore had a TD run and TD pass and the Neptune defense locked down a 21-7 victory over Freehold Boro in the first round of the Central Jersey Group 4 playoffs.  All of the scoring took place in the first half as Moore opened the scoring with a 5 yard TD run following a Savior King 40 yard run on 4th and 1.  Freehold Boro got the equalizer on the final play of the first quarter as Jake Curry hit Bailey Endursky in the end zone.  It was the first points surrendered by the Neptune defense in nearly a month.  The Scarlet Fliers took the lead on an 8 yard TD run by Jaree Parrish.  An errant punt gave Neptune the ball at the 29 yard line with a 29 seconds left in the half.  Moore hit Isaiah Calhoun on a TD pass to make it a 21-7 game at the half.

The win gives Neptune a rematch with Middletown South in the semifinals.  The Eagles blanked the Scarlet Fliers 41-0 in Week Two, but did not have Royal Moore who had to sit out due to transfer rules.  The winner will advance to the Sectional Championships in early December.

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Playoff Scores

Here’s the entire recap of opening round playoff action:

Week 10 Playoff Scoreboard
Central Jersey Group 5
(6) Old Bridge14
(3) Manalapan39FINAL
Central Jersey Group 4
(8) Burlington0
(1) Middletown South25FINAL
(5) Freehold Boro7
(4) Neptune21FINAL
(6) Middletown North7
(3) Jackson Memorial45FINAL
(7) Princeton12
(2) Brick Township48FINAL
Central Jersey Group 3
(8) Ocean Township19
(1) Hopewell Valley14FINAL
(5) Matawan27
(4) Raritan6FINAL
(7) Hamilton West0
(2) Long Branch31FINAL
Central Jersey Group 2
(8) Lakewood8
(1) Roselle26FINAL
(7) AL Johnson7
(2) Rumson-Fair Haven35FINAL
Central Jersey Group 1
(8) Point Pleasant Beach0
(1) Shore Regional49FINAL
South Jersey Group 5
(8) Toms River North19
(1) Lenape10FINAL
(5) Brick Memorial28
(4) Cherokee45FINAL
South Jersey Group 3
(5) Oakcrest 14
(4) Central Regional28FINAL
(6) Manasquan0
(3) Bridgeton42FINAL
(7) Wall0
(2) Delsea42FINAL
South Jersey Group 2
(7) Barnegat7
(2) Buena28FINAL
Non-Public Group 3
(5) Pope John7
(4) Saint John Vianney56FINAL
(7) Bishop Eustace7
(2) Red Bank Catholic62FINAL
Non-Public Group 1
(5) Mater Dei Prep48
(4) Morristown-Beard0FINAL

Next Week

Here’s a look at next week’s schedule.  15 Shore Conference teams are still in the hunt for a state championship

Week 11 Playoff Scoreboard
Central Jersey Group 5
(3) Manalapan28
(2) Hillsborough6FINAL
Central Jersey Group 4
(4) Neptune3
(1) Middletown South27FINAL
(3) Jackson Memorial44
(2) Brick Township0FINAL
Central Jersey Group 3
(8) Ocean Township20
(5) Matawan23FINAL
(3) Carteret21
(2) Long Branch17FINAL
Central Jersey Group 2
(3) Cinnamonson13
(2) Rumson-Fair Haven49FINAL
Central Jersey Group 1
(4) Middlesex13
(1) Shore Regional28FINAL
South Jersey Group 5
(8) Toms River North14
(4) Cherokee37FINAL
South Jersey Group 3
(4) Central Regional18
(1) Allentown25FINAL
Non-Public Group 3
(4) Saint John Vianney26
(1) Delbarton38FINAL
(3) St. Joe's (Montvale)14
(2) Red Bank Catholic44FINAL
Non-Public Group 1
(5) Mater Dei Prep18
(1) St. Joe's (Hamm.)41FINAL

Consolation Scores

The consolation round concluded on Saturday – here’s all the games from Thursday and Saturday involving Shore Conference Teams

Consolation Playoff Scores
Jackson Liberty35FINAL
Freehold Township20
North Brunswick7FINAL
Colts Neck28
Marlboro 7
Toms River South42FINAL
Egg Harbor13FINAL
Asbury Park24
South Plainfield21FINAL
Donovan Catholic19
Toms River East21FINAL OT
Keansburg 32FINAL
Monmouth Regional28
Point Pleasant Boro7FINAL
Red Bank Regional38
Cherry Hill East19
Woodrow Wilson30