The opening weekend of the 2021 football season continues as JSZ has wall-to-wall coverage of Day 2 of the Battle at the Beach, plus a showdown between St. Joe’s Montvale and Maryland powerhouse Good Counsel.

Thanks to everyone who signed up for our JSZ All-Access pass. We’ve got four games in the All-Access section from Saturday as well as the Millville/Union game from the Battle at the Beach as part of our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week series. Watch our teaser and then click on the games below to see all the action!

DeMatha Catholic (MD) 28 Holy Spirit 7 | Battle at the Beach

In a game that didn’t start until close to 10 p.m. and finished well after midnight, Maryland powerhouse DeMatha Catholic pulled away from the Spartans to secure the win. Brendan Wyatt rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the victory for the Stags. Trevor Cohen scored the lone TD of the night for Spirit.

JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Ocean City:

Good Counsel (MD) 28 St. Joseph (Mont.) 21

Saturday’s matchup between powerhouses Our Lady of Good Counsel (MD) and St. Joseph (Montvale) did not disappoint as Garden State football fans were treated to an all-out battle for four quarters. GC would lead 21-7 in the second, behind University of Georgia recruit Neeo Avery, before Joe’s would rally back with scores from Yasin Willis and Jayden Wimberly to tie the game at halftime. With Avery out due to injury in the fourth quarter, sophomore Frankie Weaver would take over quarterback duties and led Good Counsel to a 28-21 victory after the Green Knights failed to convert on a fourth and long in the closing minute. 

JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Palisades Park: 

Thank you to Rothman Orthopedics for sponsoring our St. Joseph coverage. 

Red Bank Catholic 34 Timber Creek 0 | Battle at the Beach

Sabino Portella ran for 138 yards and 2 TD’s and Alex Brown had a TD run and TD pass in his Caseys debut as RBC dominated in Ocean City. Rajahn Cooper started the scoring with a 2-yard TD run after a 50 yard run on the Caseys opening drive and Alex Bauman closed out the first half with a 25 yard TD grab. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Battle at the Beach:

Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care

Penns Grove 40 Bernards 20 | Battle at the Beach

Thunderstorms delayed this game for roughly two hours, but not even Mother Nature could stop the Red Devils offense on a soggy afternoon at Carey Stadium. The Penns Grove (1-0) offense exploded behind 163 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Jaleel Patrick, with Asante Johnson adding two touchdowns of his own. Senior Mike Leanza rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown in the loss for Bernards (0-1).

JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Ocean City: