Red Bank Catholic 28,
Southern Regional 7
Southern scored on its first posession, going 77 yards in 11 plays in a Shore Conference game. Quarterback Dan Higgins threw a 3-yard pass to TJ Bellissimo for the touchdown. Higgins threw four passes for 63 yards in the scoring drive.
After the kickoff, Red Bank Catholic's quarterback Ryan Spahr threw a 67-yard pass to a wide open Doug Whitlock to tie the game.
RBC is one of the favorites to win the state Non-Public III title and went on to score three more touchdowns.
Higgins completed 13-for-26 passes for 130 yards and one touchdown. Running back Bellissimo caught seven passes for 27 yards and rushed for 25. The Rams were held to just 31 yards rushing.
Red Bank Catholic 7 14 0 7- 28
Southern Regional 7 0 0 0- 7
SR-Bellissimo 3 yd pass from Higgins (Rob Yaiser kick good)
RBC-Whitlock 67 yd pass from Spahr (Patrick Toomey kick good)
RBC-Greg Golden 12 yd pass from Spahr (Toomey kick good)
RBC-James Taylor 16 yd pass from Spahr (Toomey kick good)
RBC-Chris Donald 45 yd run (Toomey kick good)
Records-Southern 0-1; RBC 1-0.