New Jersey High School Football Bowl Games Set at Met Life Stadium

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For the first time ever New Jersey high school football teams will be playing an “extra” game this year as the state crawls toward eventually crowning an overall state champion. Over the next two weekends, MetLife Stadium will host 10 “Bowl Games” pitting sectional football champions against each other, plus the three Non-Public championship games.

On Saturday, the Non-Public Group 4 championship features a battle between nationally-ranked Bergen Catholic and St. Joseph Regional (Montvale). BC enters the game ranked No. 17 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, while St. Joe’s is No. 30. During their regular season matchup, BC won 24-20. The Crusaders have won four of the last five meetings with SJR. Four of the last nine games have gone into overtime.

Below are all of the matchups.

Group 1

North 1 vs. North 2 – Nov. 23, 4 p.m.

Butler vs. Hasbrouck Heights

Central vs. South – Nov. 24, 1 p.m.

Willingboro vs. Penns Grove

Group 2

North 1 vs. North 2 – Nov. 23, 1 p.m.

Kittatinny vs. Rutherford

Central vs. South – Dec. 1, 4 p.m.

Hillside vs. Haddonfield

Group 3

North 1 vs. North 2 – Nov. 24, 10 a.m.

Ramapo vs. Summit

Central vs. South – Dec. 1, 1 p.m.

Rumson-Fair Haven vs. Woodrow Wilson

Group 4

North 1 vs. North 2 – Nov. 30, 8 p.m.

Wayne Hills vs. Phillipsburg

Central vs. South – Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Long Branch vs. Shawnee

Group 5

North 1 vs. North 2 – Dec. 1, 10 a.m.

Ridgewood vs. Piscataway

Central vs. South – Nov. 23, 7 p.m.

Sayreville vs. Williamstown


Group 2 – Nov. 30, 5 p.m.

Holy Spirit vs. St. Joseph (Hammonton)

Group 3 – Nov. 24, 4 p.m.

Mater Dei vs. Red Bank Catholic

Group 4 – Nov. 24, 7 p.m.

Bergen Catholic vs. St. Joseph (Montvale)

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