STAFFORD - Southern opened up with a 6-0 lead when senior Will Devane blocked a punt and sophomore Jaiden Brown scored on a 21-yard touchdown on the Rams' first offensive play of the contest.

A pair of first half touchdowns and a field goal gave Toms River North just enough to defeat Southern 17-12 last night at Southern.  Southern gave the Shore Sports Network's #5 ranked team a great run for the money in the contest. 

Matt Spalletta scored what proved to be TR North's final touchdown in the second quarter off a short yardage run. Spalleta set up the score by blocking a punt on the previous series.

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Toms River North (2-0) took a 10-6 lead when Justin Burkert drove in a 40-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Dominick Jacob also contributed to the win by throwing an 80-yard scoring strike to Jake Kazanowsky in the opening quarter.

Jaiden Brown ran in two touchdowns for Southern (1-1), one of which was a 59-yarder in the third quarter.


Scoring Summary

Southern: Brown, Jaiden 21 run (run)

Toms River North: Kazanowsky, Jake 80 pass from Jacob, Dominick

Toms River North: Spalletta, Matt 5 run

Southern: Brown, Jaiden 59 run (run failed)

Southern: FG Burkert, Justin 40