The first round of the playoffs come to a close with Saturday action around the state.  JSZ brings you more post-season highlights including Edison’s first playoff win in 18 years, a revenge win for the Brick Memorial Mustangs plus emphatic shutouts from Seton Hall Prep and Montclair along with a dominating performance from Piscataway.  Watch our Saturday Week 9 Preview and then scroll down to watch nine games of action from around New Jersey:

Randolph 34 Colonia 27 – North 2 Group 4 First Round

Anthony Sofia’s 12-yard TD run with 3:18 to go in the 4th quarter broke a 27-27 tie as the 2nd seeded Rams held off an upset bid from the Patriots.  Colonia stormed back from a 27-13 halftime deficit to tie the game at 27 in the 4th quarter.  Randolph caused a fumble on defense and then avoided a turnover with a fumble recovery on offense to set the stage for Sofia’s game winning run.   JSZ has all the exciting moments from this Saturday night thirller:

Seton Hall Prep 17 Paramus Catholic 0 – Non-Public Group 4 First Round

For the first time in eight seasons Seton Hall Prep won a playoff game. With just a field goal after one quarter of football quarterback Aidan Gilman would link up with Matt Colantuono for a touchdown to lead 10-0 at halftime. Gilman would throw another touchdown in the fourth quarter to lead the Pirates to a 17-0 victory in the first round of the Non Public Group 4 playoffs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:

Edison 14 South Brunswick 7 – Central Jersey Group 5 First Round

Tyler Montford’s 37-yard touchdown with under three minutes to go in the 4th quarter proved to be the difference as Edison’s defense produced three interceptions and two goal-line stands to give the Eagles their first playoff win since 2000.  Noah Stansbury had an 8-yard TD catch and his seventh interception of the season in the win.  The 6th seed travels to #2 North Brunswick this Friday night in the semifinals.  JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the upset:


Montclair 35 West Orange 0 – North 1 Group 5 First Round

After falling to West Orange to open the 2018 season, Montclair was able to deal a bit of revenge Saturday as the Mounties dominated from sideline to sideline in a 35-0 shutout against the Mountaineers. Quarterback Charles Murphy accounted for 208 yards and three total touchdowns while the Montclair defense allowed only  75 yards of offense on the afternoon. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from the win:

Piscataway 42 Bridgewater-Raritan 0  – North 2 Group 5 First Round

Juwon Jackson ran for 100 yards and two TD’s in just one half of action and the Chiefs cranked out 367 yards of offense in one half to cruise into the North 2 Group 5 semifinals and a home game against Ridge in the semifinals.  JSZ has the highlights from a dominating performance from the #4 ranked team in the state:

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Brick Memorial 21 Freehold Boro 13 – Central Jersey Group 4 First Round

Jeff Lavarin’s 64-yard TD run late in the third quarter proved to be the game winner as Brick Memorial rallied from a 13-0 first quarter deficit to avenge a regular-season loss to Freehold Boro and advance in Central Jersey Group 4.  Mustangs QB Tyler Sindel ran for 157 yards and two TD’s in the win.  Brick Memorial will take on top seed Long Branch this Friday in the CJ Group 4 semifinals.  JSZ has the highlights from Freehold:

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Woodrow Wilson 41 Triton 6 – South Jersey Group 3 First Round

It was another brilliant offensive game for the Woodrow Wilson offense as Nick Kargman passed two touchdowns and Louisville-commit Stanley King had 163 yards and one receiving touchdown to push the Tigers into the semifinals of the South Jersey Group 3 bracket. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:

Manasquan 40 Delaware Valley 21 – Central Jersey Group 2 First Round

Canyon Birch ran for 186 yards and two touchdowns as the Warriors scored 40 straight points after falling behind 6-0 in the first quarter.  The Warriors will host Cinnaminson in the Central Jersey Group 2 semifinals next Saturday.  JSZ has the highlights from Manasquan’s offensive explosion:

Penns Grove 40 Woodstown 6 – South Jersey Group 1 First Round

Tyreke Brown, Penns Grove’s Swiss-army knife athlete, accounted for over 100 yards and a trio of scores on the day as Penns Grove won it’s 10th straight game. The Red Devils will meet with fellow undefeated Buena in the semifinals next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel is on the call: