The West Morris Central Wolfpack and NV – Old Tappan Golden Knights will face off in the championship round of the 2023 NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1 Group 3 Football Championships on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET in Old Tappan, New Jersey.
What it is: New Jersey High School Football
Matchup: West Morris Central Wolfpack vs. NV – Old Tappan Golden Knights
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1 Group 3 Football Championships
Round: Championship Round
Locations: NV – Old Tappan – Old Tappan, NJ
Live stream: Watch here
The Wolfpack come into the game with a 9-1 record, while the Golden Knights are 6-5. West Morris Central is ranked 4th in the division and 60th in the state, while NV – Old Tappan is ranked 1st in the division and 15th in the state.
The Wolfpack have a balanced offense, averaging 19.0 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and 10 touchdowns. West Morris Central also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Golden Knights have a high-powered offense, averaging 38.2 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns. NV – Old Tappan also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with West Morris Central allowing just 16.3 points per game and NV – Old Tappan allowing just 18.7 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. West Morris Central will need to find a way to slow down the Golden Knights’ passing game and force turnovers. NV – Old Tappan will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
This will be the first matchup between the two teams this season.
The game will be streamed live on the NFHS Network. To watch, you will need to create an account and subscribe to the service. Subscriptions are available on a monthly or annual basis.
You can watch the game on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or connected device. The NFHS Network app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to West Morris Central due to their better record and their more balanced offense. I predict that the Wolfpack will win a close game, 28-24.