Toms River High School East Football Team Off to 5-0 Start

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.

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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.