Big Central Gridiron’s Week 9 Picks

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ—The final week of the regular season is here. Week 9 is upon us as we approach Halloween this Sunday, Election Day next Tuesday, and the opening round of the NJSIAA State Playoffs next weekend. Another big week is on tap for Big Central Gridiron.

On Thursday evening, BCG will head over to Avery Ward Field in Kenilworth to take in the BCC Crossover between two neighborhood rivals playing in Division 1A and 1B, David Brearley and Jonathan Dayton. Weather permitting, we’ll be at Tiger Stadium at Cooper Field in Linden on Friday afternoon to take in the Division 4 Freshmen contest between Linden and Woodbridge.

Following the Freshmen Game on Friday, BCG will travel down Route 9 to Lombari Field and DeMarco Stadium in Old Bridge to see a neighborhood clash between two old GMC Red foes, Old Bridge and Sayreville in a BCC Division 5 crossover. Then, on Saturday, BCG will have a BCC Doubleheader.

First, Big Central Gridiron will travel over to Herm Shaw Field in Roselle Park on Saturday morning to take in another BCC Small School Crossover between the hometown Panthers and Belvidere of Warren County. Afterwards, we will head west on Route 28 to Plainfield High School and Hub Stine Field to see the Cardinals in action versus Perth Amboy.

Below are BCG’s picks for Week 9:

David Brearley vs. Jonathan Dayton

Sayreville over Old Bridge

Belvidere over Roselle Park

Plainfield over Perth Amboy

St. Thomas Aquinas over Delaware Valley

Colonia over Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Somerville over Summit

Piscataway over Carteret

Hillsborough over North Brunswick

Bridgewater-Raritan over South Brunswick

Edison over Watchung Hills

Union over Hunterdon Central

Ridge over Elizabeth

Phillipsburg over Westfield

Warren Hills over Hackettstown

Bernards over Middlesex

Roselle over Bound Brook

South Hunterdon over Morrisville (PA)

North Plainfield over South River

New Providence over Spotswood

Manville over Metuchen

J.F. Kennedy over J.P. Stevens

Woodbridge over Linden

Cranford over Montgomery

North Hunterdon over Voorhees

Monroe over New Brunswick

East Brunswick over Franklin

Governor Livingston over A.L. Johnson

Hillside over Rahway