Jake Dabal ran for three touchdowns to lead Lacey Township High School to its fifth straight win and fourth consecutive shutout, a 40-0 win over Middletown North in a Shore Conference football game Friday.

Dabal scored on 30-, 40- and 80-yard runs.

The Lions (5-2) scored twice on fumble returns. Dave Viera scored on a 90-yard return in the first quarter, and Brian Mykoliw took the ball 50 yards in the fourth quarter.

Rob Honeycutt caught a 10-yard TD pass from Lacey quarterback Craig Cicardo in the second quarter.

Lacey's defense has held opponents scoreless for 17 quarters. The Lions have become a South Jersey Group III contender after an 0-2 start to the season.

Lacey Township 6 20 7 7-40

Middletown North 0 0 0 0-0

FIRST QUARTER

LT-Viera 90 fumble return (kick failed)

SECOND QUARTER

LT-Honeycutt 10 pass from Cicardo (kick failed)

LT-Dabal 30 run (Ruhnke kick)

LT-Dabal 40 run (Ruhnke kick)

THIRD QUARTER

LT- Dabal 80 run (Ruhnke kick)

FOURTH QUARTER

LT-Mykoliw 50 fumble return (Ruhnke kick)

Records-Lacey 5-2; Middletown 4-3.