The Bergen Catholic Crusaders and Paul VI Eagles will square off in the 2023 New Jersey High School Football Playoff Brackets: NJSIAA – Non-Public A on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 12pm ET at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, NJ.
What it is: New Jersey High School Football
Matchup: Bergen Catholic Crusaders vs. Paul VI Eagles
Time: Saturday Nov 11, 2023, 12pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 New Jersey High School Football Playoff Brackets: NJSIAA – Non-Public A
Locations: Bergen Catholic – Oradell, NJ
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The Crusaders enter the game with an 8-1 record, while the Eagles have the same record. The Crusaders have the better offense, averaging 33.0 points per game, while the Eagles have the better defense, allowing just 32.4 points per game.
The Crusaders are led by senior quarterback Jack Miller, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Miller also has a strong running game, with over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
The Eagles 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 Bergen Catholic Crusaders will win this game, 35-28.
The Bergen Catholic Crusaders are the better team overall. They have the better offense, the better quarterback, and the better running game. The Paul VI Eagles have a good defense, but they will need to play a perfect game in order to stop the Crusaders’ offense.
The key to the game will be the Eagles’ ability to slow down the Crusaders’ running game. The Crusaders have a strong running game that is averaging over 200 yards per game. The Eagles will need to get their linebackers and defensive linemen involved in order to stop the Crusaders’ running game.
The Eagles also need to avoid costly turnovers. The Crusaders have forced 20 turnovers this season. If the Eagles can avoid turnovers, they will have a chance to win this game.
The Crusaders are the favorites to win this game, but the Eagles are a dangerous opponent. If the Eagles can slow down the Crusaders’ running game and force them into turnovers, they have a chance to win this game.