TOMS RIVER-It’s been a while since anyone would consider Toms River High School East’s football team a powerhouse in the Shore Conference, but this year, the team is making heads turn after starting their season with a 5-0 record.
This weekend, East defeated Matawan 12-7 despite starting the game without their starting quarterback and injuries. Backup quarterback Nick Totten got the call to play this weekend in a game that could have gone south many times for the Raiders after fumbles and a few penalties that erased touchdowns. Totten threw just three out of 10 passes for completion, but two of those were touchdown passes to R. Englehard and N. Davis.
East will finish out their season playing Neptune, Lakewood, Toms River North and Lacey. This year, East picked up a big win against crosstown rivals Toms River South and a 28-0 route of Jackson Liberty.