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Matawan wins CJ Group 3 Title!

Shore Sports Zone has all the highlights and extended post-game reaction of Matawan’s 27-7 win over Carteret at Kean University to win the Central Jersey Group 3 championship

 

UNION, NJ – Freshman quarterback George “LC” Pearson threw four touchdown passes in cold and wet conditions at Kean Univerity to lead the Matawan Huskies to a 27-7 win over Carteret to claim the Central Jersey Group 3 championship.  Pearson was 10-14 for 198 yards with 4 touchdowns and an interception.  A DeJohn Rogers interception thwarted Carteret’s opening drive at the six yard line.  Rogers would have a big gain on a slant to set up the Huskies first TD.  Pearson threw in traffic to the end zone and a ball deflecting off a defensive back landed in the hands of Jimmy Pierce.  The 32-yard TD made it 6-0.  Carteret took the lead on a Ra’Keem Bennett 18 yard TD run, but Matawan would take the lead for good on Pearson’s 17 yard TD to Justin Ferrara.  Adam Elliot missed a 28 yard field goal hitting the crossbar at the end of the first half.  But Matawan’s defense held Carteret at bay in the second half and Shawn Ramcheran scored on two short shovel passes from Pearson.

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Shawn Ramcheran shortly after scoring his second touchdown of the game

Matawan started the season 0-2, but bounced back to claim its first sectional title since 2011.

SCORING SUMMARY

Matawan 27 Carteret 7

1st quarter – LC Pearson 32 yard TD pass to Jimmy Pierce (6-0 Matawan)

2nd quarter – Ra’keem Bennett 18 yard TD run (7-6 Carteret)

2nd quarter – Pearson 17 yard TD pass to Justin Ferrara (13-7 Matawan)

4th quarter – Pearson 9 yard TD pass to Shawn Ramcheran (20-7 Matawan)

4th quarter – Pearson 32 yard TD pass to Ramcheran (27-7 Matawan)

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SCOREBOARD

We’ll keep you updated all weekend long at SSZ and post highlights and post-game reaction from every game involving Shore Conference teams

State Sectional Scores  
Central Jersey Group 3
Matawan27
Carteret7FINAL
Central Jersey Group 5
Manalapan21
South Brunswick7FINAL
Central Jersey Group 1
South Hunterdon12
Shore Regional42FINAL
Central Jersey Group 4
Jackson Memorial21
Middletown South18FINAL
Central Jersey Group 2
Delaware Valley0
Rumson-Fair Haven21FINAL
Non-Public Group 3
Red Bank Catholic45
Delbarton20FINAL

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