The Willingboro Chimeras and Point Pleasant Boro Panthers will face off in the championship round of the 2023 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 2 Football Championships on Friday, November 10th, at 6:30pm ET in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.
What it is: New Jersey High School Football
Matchup: Willingboro Chimeras vs. Point Pleasant Boro Panthers
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 6:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 2 Football Championships
Round: Championship Round
Locations: Point Pleasant Boro – Point Pleasant, NJ
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The Chimeras come into the game with a 9-2 record, while the Panthers are undefeated at 10-0. Point Pleasant Boro is ranked 1st in the division and 17th in the state, while Willingboro is ranked 2nd in the division and 31st in the state.
The Chimeras have a balanced offense, averaging 38.4 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and 10 touchdowns. Willingboro also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Panthers have a high-powered offense, averaging 43.0 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 35 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns. Point Pleasant Boro also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Willingboro allowing just 16.3 points per game and Point Pleasant Boro allowing just 18.7 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Willingboro will need to find a way to slow down the Panthers’ passing game and force turnovers. Point Pleasant Boro 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 Point Pleasant Boro due to their undefeated record and their more explosive offense. I predict that the Panthers will win a close game, 31-28.