Games To See In New Jersey This Weekend

Pat PJR Rice, NJ Gridiron Guru
NJ Varsity

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South Jersey:

St. Joe’s, Hammonton (5-0) at Allentown (4-1), Friday night. St. Joe’s has outscored the opposition, 238-29, while Allentown has scored 198 to test the Wildcat defense.

Penns Grove (3-1) at Florence (2-2), Friday night. Florence coach Joe Frappoli goes for his 300th career win. In addition, it is a big game between two respected programs.

Camden Catholic (4-0) at Shawnee (3-1), Friday night. Camden Catholic won last year’s game and Shawnee hopes to get back at them.

Collingswood (2-2) at Cinnaminson (3-2), Friday night. Two good teams at a fork in the road: a win could lead to bigger things and a loss makes them play catch-up.

Cedar Creek (4-1) at Buena (3-2), Friday night. Both have played tough schedules. Creek has played four vs. Group 4 and 3 schools, while Buena has also played bigger schools.

Haddonfield (4-0) at Paulsboro (4-0), Saturday afternoon. Biggest game in South Jersey and Haddonfield begins a four game stretch against teams with a combined 15-2 record.

The Shore:

Howell (5-0) at Manalapan (5-0), Friday night. Two of the best public schools face off and there can be plenty of fireworks.

Rumson-Fair Haven (4-0) at St. John Vianney (5-0), Saturday, 4 PM at Rutgers. RFH keeps rolling and Vianney will have a good lead-in game heading into Red Bank Catholic next week.

Middlesex (4-1) at Shore (3-2), Friday night. Middlesex has one loss in overtime, while Shore lost to Mater Dei and Barnegat.

Wall (3-2) at Middletown North (2-2), Friday night. Both teams need this to get their season headed in the right direction.

Long Branch (4-0) at Red Bank Catholic (5-0), Saturday night at Rutgers. Many good players will be showcased in this one.

Middlesex County:

Old Bridge (2-2) at Piscataway (4-0), Friday night. Piscataway come off big win over Sayreville and look to avenge upset loss last year at the hands of Old Bridge.

Woodbridge (2-3) at Carteret (2-2), Friday night. Two local rivals have influential game in their season.

Mid-State 38:

Hillsborough (3-2) at Hunterdon Central (2-3), Friday night. Hunterdon Central won last year’s encounter by one point.

Linden (3-1) at Bridgewater-Raritan (3-2), Friday night. Linden hasn’t played since their impressive win over Elizabeth two weeks ago and B-R lost a close one to North Hunterdon.

Summit (3-2) at Cranford (3-2), Friday night. Two Union County rivals who are playing good football of late.

Manville (4-1) at Brearley (3-2), Friday night. Manville won a close one against Belvidere and Brearley lost a close one to them; I’m saying this should be a close game.

Voorhees (4-1) at Delaware Valley (3-2), Friday night. This should be a good one to see in West Jersey.

Northwest Jersey:

West Essex (4-1) at Parsippany Hills (5-0), Friday night. Only a one-point loss for West Essex keeps this from being a battle of 5-0 teams.

Mountain Lakes (4-1) at Whippany Park (5-0), Friday night. Mountain Lakes is battle-tested playing some tough opponents.

Hackettstown (3-2) at Lenape Valley (4-1), Friday night. These two have been playing competitive games against one another the last four years.

Hanover Park (3-2) at Pequannock (5-0), Friday night. This will be a big push for Hanover Park to make the playoffs and a win will net them plenty of power points.

West Morris (4-1) at Morris Knolls (3-2), Saturday afternoon. Long-time rivals play an important game.

Northeast Jersey:

Cedar Grove (3-2) at Westwood (4-1), Friday night. Westwood is one of Group 2’s favorites and Cedar Grove has won its last three.

Glen Ridge (4-1) at Weequahic (3-1), Friday night. Each team lost to Cedar Grove in the last two weeks, giving each team their only loss.

Hoboken (3-2) at Shabazz (5-0), Friday night. This is Shabazz’s first big test, while Hoboken has a quality win in Cedar Grove.

Lincoln (2-3) at Caldwell (4-1), Friday night. Lincoln has played a tough schedule, while Caldwell rebounded nicely from their only loss.

St. Peter’s Prep (4-1) at Bergen Catholic (3-2), Saturday afternoon. The two top ranked Parochial schools square off, with both coming off big wins.

Pope John (5-0) at St. Joe’s, Montvale (3-2), Saturday afternoon. The traditional Group 3 Parochial power hosts and up-and-coming Pope John.

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