WEST LONG BRANCH: The Shore Regional football team has captured its sixth state title after defeating South Hunterdon 42-12 in the NJSIAA Tournament Central Jersey Group 1 Tournament Final on Dec. 6
The Blue Devils never trailed in a game where they leaned on a dominant rushing attack led by running back Doug Goldsmith, who totaled 146 rushing yards and a touchdown. Kyle Masica added another 73 yards on the ground and two scores while Tyreek McCain rushed 9 times for 55 yards and a touchdown.
Quarterback Ryan Campi ran for a score and threw a 29-heard touchdown pass to receiver Mike Moore. His rushing touchdown starting the scoring for the Blue Devils who never trailed in the game.
Shore's defense stifled South Hunterdon throughout the day and picked of quarterback Tyler Frazee's 12 pass attempts. Masica and Moore each had interceptions for the Blue Devils. The defensive line and linebackers held Frazee in check on the ground as he was rushed 15 times for only 48 yards.
Saturday was the Blue Devils' third trip to the finals in the last three years, but their first championship since defeating Dunellen in 2010.