SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ—Week 12 brings the NJSIAA Regional Championship games along with Non-Public semifinals. Big Central Gridiron will not be covering the two NJSIAA Regional Championships involving Edison and North Hunterdon, but will be following them, and providing updates.
Earlier in the day on Saturday, BCG will be at Palmer Stadium in Princeton for the Ivy League finale between Princeton and Penn. Then, on Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day, BCG will be back in action for its final two games of the season.
November 23, 2022 – Roselle Park @ Roselle
On Thanksgiving Eve, Big Central Gridiron will be heading out to Roselle to cover its annual holiday contest against Roselle Park. The Rams are riding high after defeating Bordentown (29-27) and then Haddon Heights (40-39) on the road to win the South Jersey Group 2 Invitational Tournament title.
November 24, 2022 – Plainfield @ Westfield
Then, on Thanksgiving Day, Big Central Gridiron will travel out to Kehler Stadium in Westfield for the annual holiday clash between the Blue Devils and the Cardinals of Plainfield. Plainfield is coming off a North Jersey Group 5 Invitational Tournament final win over Bloomfield (48-8) while Westfield suffered a heartbreaking defeat at Union City in the North Jersey Section 1 Group 5 semifinals.
Here are BCG’s Week 12 Picks
Non-Public A Semifinals
- Don Bosco Prep over Seton Hall Prep
- Bergen Catholic over Delbarton
Non-Public Group B Semifinals
- Red Bank Catholic over Holy Spirit
- DePaul Catholic over St. Joseph’s of Hammonton
NJSIAA Regional Championships
- Toms River North over Edison
- North Hunterdon over Northern Highlands
- West Orange over Passaic Tech
- Millville over Mainland
- Weequahic over Mountain Lakes
- Salem over Woodbury
- Caldwell over Westwood
- West Morris over Old Tappan
- Delsea over Camden
- Willingboro over Rumson-Fair Haven
NOTE: Last week, Big Central Gridiron was 7-3, and is now 60-12 in its 2022 NJSIAA playoff and consolation picks.