Big Central Gridiron’s Week 8 Picks – October 19-21, 2023

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – On Thursday night, the 2023 New Jersey High School Football season begins another large slate of Week 8 games. Most of the Big Central Conference games will be played on Friday with a Thursday night contest between David Brearley and Dunellen scheduled, and several contests on Saturday. 

Big Central Gridiron will be covering three games this week starting with a night game on Friday between Bound Brook and Manville at Ned Panfile Stadium in Manville. The schedule may change a bit due to another coastal storm that is forecast to bring more rain to the Garden State this weekend.  Below are BCG’s Week 8 picks.

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

BCG went 23-7 in its Week 7 picks last weekend. Now 196-39 overall on the season in 2023.