Central Jersey High School Football

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Top-ranked, top-seeded South Brunswick is on WCTC Friday night!
WCTC's No. 1 team in Central Jersey - South Brunswick - is on the air Friday night when the top-seeded Vikings take on 5th-seeded Trenton at home in a Central Jersey Group 5 semifinal game.  Mike Pavlichko and Tom Ortuso call all the action live from South Brunswick, with kickoff at 7 pm.  Throughout the game, we'll have live, frequent updates from Adam Woodring in Hillsboro, where the 2nd-seeded Raiders are entertaining the 3rd-seeded Manalapan Braves, the defending sectional champions.  There are seven other area teams in semifinal action Friday night.  They include: North Jersey, Section 2 - Group 4(1) Colonia vs. (4) JFK, 7 pm(6) Woodbridge at (2) Phillipsburg, 7 pm Central Jersey - Group 3(3) Carteret at (2) Long Branch, 7 pm North Jersey, Section 2 - Group 1(1) Dunellen vs. (4) Hoboken, 7 pm Central Jersey - Group 1(4) Middlesex at (1) Shore, 7 pm Non-Public - Group 2 (6) Immaculata at (2) DePaul Then, on Saturday afternoon at 1 pm, 2nd-seed Piscataway entertains 3rd-seed Elizabeth in the North Jersey, Section 2 - Group 5 semis. Listen to Football USA Saturday (after Rutgers-Michigan State from 4-7 pm) with Mike Pavlichko and Tom Ortuso for a complete recap of all the weekend's playoff events, and a look ahead to Championship Weekend, December 5-6!
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Friday night playoff roundup on Football USA Saturday morning!
For all the latest on Friday night's opening round of the state playoffs, tune in to Football USA Saturday morning at 11 am!  We'll recap the 16 teams in action Friday night, including the three top seeds:  South Brunswick, Colonia and Dunellen.  The Vikings host East Brunswick in a Central Jersey Group 5 first round game.  The Patriots entertain Scotch Plains-Fanwood in North Jersey Section 2 Group 4.  And Dunellen hosts Bound Brook in North 2 Group 1 action.  We'll also preview some of Saturday's games, including interviews with Piscataway's Dan Higgins and Spotswood's Andy Cammarano.  Join Mike Pavlichko and Tom Ortuso for all the latest from 11 am to 1 pm before Rutgers' Senior Day game against Indiana at 3:30 on 1450 WCTC and wctcam.com!
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NJSIAA announces playoff pairings; 21 are teams qualify, while 3 earn top seeds
The NJSIAA has released its official playoff pairings for the state football tournament, and 21 area teams made the cut.  Three of them earned top seeds:  South Brunswick in Central Jersey Group 5, Colonia in North Jersey Section 2 Group 4, and Dunellen in North 2 Group 1.  Following are the matchups in each section that includes a local team, with area teams in CAPS (all games at 7 pm Friday unless otherwise noted): North Jersey, Section 2 - Group 5:8-North Hunterdon at 1-Linden5-BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN at 4-Westfield (Sat 1 pm)6-Barringer at 3-Elizabeth7-Bayonne at 2-PISCATAWAY (Sat 1 pm) Central Jersey - Group 5:8-EAST BRUNSWICK at 1-SOUTH BRUNSWICK5-Trenton at 4-MONTGOMERY6-OLD BRIDGE at 3-Manalapan7-MONROE at 2-HILLSBOROUGH North Jersey, Section 2 - Group 4:8-Scotch Plains-Fanwood at 1-COLONIA5-West Morris at 4-JFK-ISELIN6-WOODBRIDGE at 3-Irvington7-Mendham at 2-Phillipsburg North Jersey, Section 2 - Group 3:8-NORTH PLAINFIELD at 1-Cranford5-West Essex at 4-Voorhees6-Orange at 3-Parsippany Hills (Sat 1 pm)7-Morris Hills at 2-Summit (Sat 1 pm) Central Jersey - Group 3:8-Ocean Twp at 1-Hopewell Valley5-Matawan at 4-Raritan6-Nottingham at 3-CARTERET7-Hamilton West at 2-Long Branch North Jersey, Section 2 - Group 2:8-Caldwell at 1-Mountain Lakes5-Hanover Park at 4-Ridgefield Park6-BERNARDSat 3-Lincoln (Sat 1 pm)7-Newark Central at 2-Madison (Sat 1 pm) Central Jersey - Group 2:8-Lakewood at 1-Roselle (Sat 1 pm)5-Delaware Valley at 4-SPOTSWOOD (Sat 1 pm)6-Bordentown at 3-Cinnaminson7-Johnson at 2-Rumson-Fair Haven North Jersey, Section 2 - Group 1:8-BOUND BROOK at 1-DUNELLEN5-Glen Ridge at 4-Hoboken6-Shabazz at 3-New Providence (Sat 1 pm)7-Brearley at 2-Belvidere Central Jersey - Group 1:8-Point Pleasant Beach at 1-Shore5-New Egypt at 4-MIDDLESEX (Sat 1 pm)6-METUCHEN at 3-South Hunterdon7-Florence at 2-Palmyra Non-Public - Group 3:8-PINGRY at 1-Holy Cross5-Holy Spirit at Montclair-Kimberley Academy (Sat 1 pm)6-IMMACULATA at 3-HUdson Catholic (Fri 7:30 pm)7-Gloucester Catholic at 2-DePaul
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South Brunswick tops final WCTC rankings before the playoffs
The undefeated Vikings remain the Top Team in the WCTC Central Jersey High School Football Top Ten, the final rankings before the playoffs begin and the end of the regular season.  Here are the Week 9 rankings, followed by record and previous rank: 1. South Brunswick (1, 8-0);  2. Piscataway (7-1, 2);  3. Colonia (9-0, 3);  4. Montgomery (8-1, 4);  5. Hillsborough (8-1, 5);  6. Old Bridge (5-3, 6);  7. Spotswood (6-3, 8);  8. Bernards (7-1, 7);  9. Monroe (6-3, 9);  10. Dunellen (7-1, 10).
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Week 8 WCTC Top Ten finds a new team at No. 1
There's a new team atop the WCTC Top Ten this week, as Soiuth Brunswick has displaced Piscataway.  The #2 Vikings beat the #1 Chiefs 14-7 in Piscataway last Friday night, in a game heard on WCTC, to clinch the GMC Red Division title.  Here are the Week 8 rankings, with teams followed by records and previous rank:  1. South Brunswick (8-0, 2);  2. Piscataway (6-1, 1);  3. Colonia (8-0, 4);  4. Montgomery (7-1, 8);  5. Hillsborough (7-1, 2);  6. Old Bridge (5-2, 7);  7. Bernards (7-0, 10);  8. Sppotswood (5-3, NR);  9. Monroe (5-3, 6);  10. Dunellen (7-1, 9).  Dropped out:  #5 Carteret (5-3)
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