POINT PLEASANT - Barnegat opened the 2019 season on Friday night and suffered a 23-13 setback to the Point Boro Panthers.

Quarterback Charlie Vitale connected with Sam Young three times on touchdown passes in the contest. 

Barnegat quarterback Matt Vernieri scored two touchdowns for the Bengals.  His first score put Barnegat in the lead 6-0. He would later score from three yards out to put Barnegat in the lead 13-7.  

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Boro came from behind and secured the 23-13 victory. 

Next week, Barnegat will host Lakewood Friday night at 7 p.m.