Big Central Gridiron’s Week 9 Picks – October 25-28, 2023

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – On Wednesday night, the 2023 New Jersey High School Football post-season begins with another large slate of Week 9 regional crossover and playoff games. Most of the Big Central Conference games will be played on Friday with a Wednesday night contest between North Plainfield and Nutley scheduled, and several contests on both Thursday and Saturday. 

Big Central Gridiron will be covering four games this week starting with a night game on Wednesday between North Plainfield and Nutley in Essex County. The schedule may change depending upon how things go with some of the games.  Below are BCG’s Week 9 picks.

Week 9 Consolation Game Picks

  • North Plainfield over Nutley
  • Scotch Plains-Fanwood over South Plainfield
  • Monroe over Perth Amboy
  • Piscataway over Edison
  • Metuchen over Highland Park
  • J.F. Kennedy over J.P. Stevens
  • East Brunswick over Jackson Liberty
  • Voorhees over Mendham
  • Trenton over Franklin
  • Old Bridge over Livingston
  • Point Pleasant Beach over South River
  • Keansburg over Manville
  • Bound Brook over Belvidere
  • Jonathan Dayton over Wallington
  • Roselle Park over Secaucus
  • Roselle over Lower Cape May
  • St. Joseph’s over Pope John*

*Regular Season

Week 9 Playoff Picks

  • Roxbury over Colonia
  • Ridge over Woodbridge
  • Bernards over Ramsey
  • Summit over Governor Livingston
  • Phillipsburg over Morristown
  • Linden over Morris Knolls
  • West Orange over Plainfield
  • North Brunswick over Freehold Township
  • Bridgewater-Raritan over Watchung Hills
  • Hillsborough over Howell
  • Kingsway over Hunterdon Central
  • Montgomery over Sayreville
  • Ramapo over Rahway
  • Ridgewood over Union
  • West Essex over Cranford
  • Point Pleasant Boro over Spotswood
  • Somerville over Manasquan
  • Marlboro over South Brunswick
  • Camden over Carteret
  • Pleasantville over A.L. Johnson
  • Westfield over Clifton
  • Hillside over Sparta
  • Rumson-Fair Haven over Delaware Valley
  • Woodstown over Dunellen
  • Salem over South Hunterdon
  • Burlington City over Middlesex
  • Cinnaminson over New Providence

BCG went 23-7-1 in its Week 8 picks last weekend. Now 219-46-1 overall on the season in 2023.