Toms River North 17,

No. 7 Southern Regional 14

Toms River North stopped a late drive by Southern Regional for the upset in the Shore Conference A South game. Chris Gulla kicked a game-winning 45-yard field goal for the Mariners.

Southern, No. 7 in the Elite 11, threatened in the final minutes, but a fumble on the snap ended the Rams’ chances of a comeback.

The Rams, the No. 7 team in the Press Elite 11, got on the board with 44 seconds left in the first quarter when Rob Yaiser ran for a 1-yard score.

Both teams were scoreless in the second.

The Mariners offense came alive in the third, when Joey Fields scored on a 37-yard punt return and Kyle Carrington caught an 8-yard pass from quarterback Carmen Sclafani.

Southern tied the game on a 3-yard run by Abe Gonzalez in the fourth.

Toms River North 0 0 14 3—17

Southern Regional 7 0 0 7— 14


SR—Yasier 1 run (Yaiser kick)


TRN—Fields 37 punt return (Gulla kick)

TRN—Carrington 8 pass from Sclafani (Gulla kick)


SR—Gonzalez 3 run (Yaiser kick)

TRN—Gulla 45 field goal.

Records—TRN 2-1 (1-1), Southern 2-1 (1-1).