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).