The Howell Rebels will have to wait a couple weeks to get back into the win column in Shore Conference play after a narrow 47-41 loss to Toms River East at Homecoming on Friday.
It was a close game all the way with the teams tied at 14 heading into the half and the two teams then tied at 41 before the Raiders picked up the final score in overtime.
Quarterback Connor McGlynn had a solid game completing 17 of 40 passes for 296 yards and five touchdowns on the night. Three touchdowns by the signal caller helped the Raiders keep the game close as he has now thrown for more than 1000 yards on the season. Prior to this week McGlynn had thrown just one interception in the previous three games combined.
McGlynn was also the second leading rusher for his team picking up 92 yards on nine carries for the Rebels. It was Nate Litkowsky who handled the bulk of the rushing game for Howell with 21 carries that amounted to 153 yards. With an air based offense so far this year Litkowsky boosted his season total to 164 yards while McGlynn has now run for 149 yards.
In the game against the Raiders Joey Schultz was the favorite target for McGlynn pulling in seven passes for 149 yards. Tyler Smalls had 54 receiving yards on two catches while Litkowsky had four receptions for 44 yards.
The Rebels will hit the road for the next three weeks starting with a game Saturday afternoon at St. Joseph’s of Metuchen in a crossover game with the Greater Middlesex Conference. After that the Howell squad will make the much shorter trip to Freehold Township to renew their rivalry with the Patriots. The November schedule kicks off with a trip to Middletown North before their final home game of the year against Manalapan on November 8.