Big Central Gridiron’s Week 5 Picks – September 28-30, 2023

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – On Thursday night, the 2023 New Jersey High School Football season begins another large slate of Week 5 games. Most of the Big Central Conference games will be played on Friday with one BCC contest between Governor Livingston and South Plainfield on Thursday night, and several games on Saturday. 

Big Central Gridiron will be covering three games this week starting with a night game on Friday in Jonathan Dayton and Highland Park in Springfield. The schedule may change a bit due to an impending coastal storm that is forecast to bring a lot of rain to the Garden State this weekend.  Below are BCG’s Week 5 picks.

  • Governor Livingston over South Plainfield
  • Highland Park over Jonathan Dayton
  • St. Joseph’s over Westfield
  • Watchung Hills over Montgomery
  • Woodbridge over Perth Amboy
  • North Brunswick over Franklin
  • Spotswood over Roselle Park
  • Linden over J.F. Kennedy
  • Roselle over Metuchen
  • Ridge over Bridgewater-Raritan
  • Hillsborough over Union
  • Phillipsburg over Hunterdon Central
  • Somerville over Elizabeth
  • St. Thomas Aquinas over Hillside
  • Piscataway over Old Bridge
  • South Brunswick over Monroe
  • Colonia over North Hunterdon
  • Edison over New Brunswick
  • Summit over Scotch Plains-Fanwood
  • Sayreville over East Brunswick
  • Cranford over Rahway
  • Delaware Valley over Bound Brook
  • New Providence over A.L. Johnson
  • Bernards over North Plainfield
  • Johnson Regional over Roselle
  • Carteret over J.P. Stevens
  • Plainfield over North Bergen
  • Voorhees over South River
  • South Hunterdon over David Brearley
  • Dunellen over Manville
  • Middlesex over Belvidere

BCG went 26-4 in its Week 4 picks last weekend. Now 118-27 overall on the season in 2023.