Monsignor Donovan 24,
Barnegat rallied late with two passing touchdowns, a 7-yarder to Pat Moran and a 20-yarder to Matt Knierim from quarterback Ricky Gerena.
But after cutting the deficit to three, Monsignor Donovan recovered an onside kick to seal the win.
Barnegat scored first when Gerena found Ryan Ulrich on a 21-yard pass in the first quarter. But the Bengals gave up 21 points in the fourth quarter and couldn’t recover in the Shore Conference B South game.
A 27-yard field goal early in the fourth was the deciding factor in the game.
Barnegat dropped to 1-2.
Monsignor Donovan 0 21 0 3— 24
Barnegat 7 0 0 13— 21
B—Ulrich 21 pass from Gerena (Moran kick)
MD—Grasso 47 run (kick good)
MD—Grasso 52 run (kick good)
MD—Klimek 72 run (kick good)
MD—27 yard field goal
B—Moran 7 pass from Gerena (kick failed)
B—Knierim 20 pass from Gerena (Opre run)
Records—Monsignor Donovan 2-1, Barnegat 1-2.