BARNEGAT - The Barnegat High School football celebrated their home opener of the 2019 season with a 10-8 victory over Lakewood on Friday night. Barnegat quarterback Matt Verneiri passed for 76 yards and rushed for 72 yards to lead the Bengals. Vernieri's 70 yard TD pass to Matt Scott tied the contest at 6 in the second quarter. 

In the second quarter, Lakewood quarterback TJ Paturzo scored on a 30 yard run to put Lakewood up 6-0.  

In the third quarter, Barnegat's defense forced a 2 point safety which was the margin of victory for Coach Rob Davis' squad. 

Barnegat's record improves to 1-1 and Lakewood drops to 0-2.