The Cedar Creek Pirates and Camden Panthers will square off in the 2023 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 3 Football Championships on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 12pm ET at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, NJ.
What it is: New Jersey High School Football
Matchup: Cedar Creek Pirates vs. Camden Panthers
Time: Saturday Nov 11, 2023, 12pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 3 Football Championships
Round: Championship Round
Locations: Cedar Creek – Egg Harbor City, NJ
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The Pirates enter the game with an 8-3 record, while the Panthers have just one loss. The Panthers have the better offense, averaging 32.1 points per game, while the Pirates have the better defense, allowing just 25.8 points per game.
The Pirates are led by senior quarterback Jack Miller, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Miller also has a strong running game, with over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
The Panthers are led by senior running back Ben Peterson, who has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Peterson is also a threat in the passing game, with over 300 yards receiving and five touchdowns.
This game is expected to be a close game, with both teams having evenly matched offenses and defenses. The outcome of the game will likely come down to which team can make the most stops on defense and which team can avoid costly turnovers.
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I predict that the Camden Panthers will win this game, 35-28.
The Camden Panthers are the better team overall. They have the better offense, the better quarterback, and the better running game. The Cedar Creek Pirates have a good defense, but they will need to play a perfect game in order to stop the Panthers’ offense.
The key to the game will be the Pirates’ ability to slow down the Panthers’ running game. The Panthers have a strong running game that is averaging over 200 yards per game. The Pirates will need to get their linebackers and defensive linemen involved in order to stop the Panthers’ running game.
The Pirates also need to avoid costly turnovers. The Panthers have forced 20 turnovers this season. If the Pirates can avoid turnovers, they will have a chance to win this game.
The Panthers are the favorites to win this game, but the Pirates are a dangerous opponent. If the Pirates can slow down the Panthers’ running game and force them into turnovers, they have a chance to win this game.