The Seneca Golden Eagles and Delsea Crusaders will face off in the championship round of the 2023 NJSIAA South Jersey Group 3 Football Championships on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET in Franklinville, New Jersey.
What it is: New Jersey High School Football
Matchup: Seneca Golden Eagles vs. Delsea Crusaders
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NJSIAA South Jersey Group 3 Football Championships
Round: Championship Round
Locations: Delsea – Franklinville, NJ
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Both teams come into the game with identical 9-1 records. Seneca is ranked 7th in the division and 51st in the state, while Delsea is ranked 1st in the division and 13th in the state.
The Golden Eagles have a high-powered offense, averaging 33.7 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns. Seneca also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Crusaders have a balanced offense, averaging 38.9 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and 10 touchdowns. Delsea also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Seneca allowing just 16.3 points per game and Delsea allowing just 18.7 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Seneca will need to find a way to slow down the Crusaders’ passing game and force turnovers. Delsea will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
This will be the first matchup between the two teams this season.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Delsea due to their home field advantage and their more experienced quarterback. I predict that the Crusaders will win a close game, 28-24.