NJSIAA Championship Guide & Picks

Championship Weekend begins Friday with games across the state, and the action gets hot and heavy Saturday. There are 24 games, and ScarletReport.com has a breakdown on each game, including key recruits, Rutgers connections and predictions.

It is Championship Weekend in New Jersey, and prospects and committed players up and down the state are in action.

ScarletReport.com provides a fan-friendly guide, which includes prospects, Rutgers connections and predictions for all the title games.

North Jersey, Section 1
Group 5
Bloomfield vs. Montclair, MetLife Stadium, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Recruit watch: Bloomfield has West Virginia OL commit Marcell Lazard. Montclair has UMass OL commit Sam Zeff and 2014 DE Austin Stevens.
Rutgers connection:Rutgers freshman Julian Pinnix-Odrick played at Montclair
Hellman's pick: Montclair
Dohn's pick: Montclair

Group 4
Pascack Valley vs.Roxbury, Kean, Saturday, 8 p.m.
Hellman's pick: Roxbury
Dohn's pick: Pascack Valley

Group 3
Sparta vs. Ramapo, Kean, Saturday, 4 p.m.
Recruit watch:Ramapo class of 2014 DE Jimmy Hogan holds offers from Rutgers and Massachusetts.
Rutgers connection:Former head coach Greg Schiano is a Ramapo High product.
Hellman's pick: Ramapo
Dohn's pick: Ramapo

Group 2
New Milford vs. Kinnelon, Kean, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Hellman's pick: Kinnelon
Dohn's pick: New Milford Group 1
Cedar Grove vs. Pompton Lakes, MetLife Stadium, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Recruit watch:Cedar Gove has 2014 WR David Njoku, who is 6-foot-4, 205 pounds.
Hellman's pick: Pompton Lakes
Dohn's pick: Pompton Lakes

North Jersey, Section 2
Group 5
Elizabeth vs. Piscataway, Kean, Friday, 7 p.m.
Recruit watch:Elizabeth has Temple commit P.J. Walker and Piscataway is led by Rutgers commit Nadir Barnwell. Both are quarterbacks.
Rutgers connection: Rutgers players Marvin Booker and Jawaun Wynn are Piscataway products. The Scarlet Knights also have a rich history of Piscataway players, including Anthony Davis.
Hellman's pick: Elizabeth
Dohn's pick: Elizabeth

Group 4
Warren Hills vs. West Morris, Rutgers, Saturday, 10 a.m.
Rutgers connection: Fullback Michael Burton starred at West Morris.
Hellman's pick: West Morris
Dohn's pick: Warren Hills

Group 3
Palisades Park vs. Summit, MetLife Stadium, Saturday, 4 p.m.
Recruit watch:Class of 2014 OL Mike Hill is 6-3, 250 and hearing from Boston College, Pittsburgh and N.C. State.
Hellman's pick: Summit
Dohn's pick: Palisades Park

Group 2
Madison vs. Mountain Lakes, Kean, Saturday, 10 a.m.
Recruit watch: Rutgers RB commit Justin Goodwin plays for Madison.
Hellman's pick: Madison
Dohn's pick: Madison

Group 1
Hoboken vs. Roselle Park, MetLife Stadium, Friday, 5 p.m.
Hellman's pick: Hoboken
Dohn's pick: Hoboken

Central Jersey
Group 5
Manalapan vs. South Brunswick, Rutgers, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Recruit watch:Class of 2014 Manalapan WR Saeed Blacknall's offer list includes Rutgers and Boston College. South Brunswick is led by Rutgers S/WR receiver commit T.J. Taylor.
Rutgers connection:Former Rutgers standout Mohammed Sanu played for the Vikings, as did current freshman defensive back Jevon Tyree.
Hellman's pick: Manalapan
Dohn's pick: South Brunswick

Group 4
Sayreville vs. Middletown South, Rutgers, Saturday, 4 p.m.
Recruit watch:Middletown South has class of 2013 under-the-radar speedster CB Eli Smith.
Rutgers connection:Sayreville is the former home of DT Daryl Stephenson, LB David Milewski and committed DB Delon Stephenson
Hellman's pick: Sayreville
Dohn's pick: Sayreville

Group 3
Neptune vs. Nottingham, College of New Jersey, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Recruit watch:
Senior WR Geoff Fairbanks has offers from Liberty and Monmouth.
Rutgers connection:
Former Rutgers commit Charles Davis, who is now at Nassau CC, played at Neptune.
Hellman's pick: Neptune
Dohn's pick: Neptune

Group 2
Carteret vs. Weequahic, MetLife Stadium, Saturday, 10 a.m.
Hellman's pick: Carteret
Dohn's pick: Carteret

Group 1
Shore vs. Florence, College of New Jersey, Saturday, 10 a.m.
Recruit watch:Shore is led by class of 2014 QB Matt Muh
Rutgers connection:
Hellman's pick: Shore
Dohn's pick: Florence

South Jersey
Group 5
Williamstown vs. Southern, Rowan, Friday, 7 p.m.
Recruit watch: Temple LB commit Buddy Brown and 2014 CB/RB Marques Little (Temple offer) lead Williamstown. Southern is led by 2014 TE Matt Gesicki, who holds offers from Rutgers and Boston College.
Hellman's pick: Williamstown
Dohn's pick: Williamstown

Group 4
Timber Creek vs. Kingsway, Rowan, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Recruit watch:Timber Creek has DLs Greg Webb and Dajauan Drennon (North Carolina commits), LB Myles Nash (Rutgers commit), S/RB Zaire Williams (West Virginia commit), CB Eric Church (Kent State commit) and 2014 WR Adonis Jennings (Rutgers, Pittsburgh offers). Kingsway is led by running back Ray Lawry.
Rutgers connection: Freshman LB Quanzell Lambert played for Timber Creek.
Hellman's pick: Timber Creek
Dohn's pick: Timber Creek

Group 3
Delsea vs. Northern Burlington, Rowan, Saturday, 4 p.m.
Recruit watch:
Delsea LB Joshua Awotunde holds and offer from James Madison. He is 6-fot-2, 225 pounds.
Hellman's pick: Delsea
Dohn's pick: Delsea

Group 2
West Deptford vs. Cedar Creek, Rowan, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Recruit watch:West Deptfort is led by RB/LB Gerald Owens, who holds offer from Rutgers, Boston College, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Cedar Creek has Georgia Tech commit Damon Mitchell playing QB.
Hellman's pick: Cedar Creek
Dohn's pick: Cedar Creek

Group 1
Penns Grove vs. Woodbury, Rowan, Saturday, 10 a.m.
Recruit watch:Woodbury is led by Alabama CB commit Anthony Averett and also has 2014 DB Jeray Denby.
Rutgers connection:Former RB Aaron Hayward played for Penns Grove
Hellman's pick: Woodbury
Dohn's pick: Woodbury

Group 4
Bergen Catholic vs. Paramus Catholic, MetLife Stadium, Friday, 8 p.m.
Recruit watch: Bergen Catholic has S Kyle Queiro (Northwestern commit) and class of 2014 standout DLs Garrett Dickerson (Ohio State, Michigan, Rutgers, Northwestern among his offers) and Kurt Holuba (Rutgers, UMass offers). WR John Tsimis (Rutgers commit) missed the season with a torn ACL. Paramus Catholic has five-star 2014 DB Jabrill Peppers and WR Tyrone Washington (Rutgers offers).
Rutgers connection: Bergen Catholic coach Nunzio Campenile is the brother of Rutgers assistant Anthony Campenile. DT Marquise Wright played for Paramus Catholic
Hellman's pick: Bergen Catholic
Dohn's pick: Bergen Catholic

Group 3
St. Joseph (Mont.) vs. Delbarton, Rutgers, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Recruit watch: St. Joseph's WR Ricky Jeune is trying to organize visits to Purdue and Georgia Tech while 2014 S Kiy Hester holds close to double digit offers, including Miami, Maryland, Rutgers and Michigan. Class of 2014 WR Quai Jefferson and DT Kevin Wilkins are ones to watch as well.
Rutgers connection:Former CBs Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty played for St. Joseph's-Montvale, as did 2012 team captain Steve Beauharnais.
Hellman's pick: St.Joseph
Dohn's pick: St. Joseph

Group 2
Immaculata vs. Holy Spirit, College of New Jersey, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Recruit watch:Immaculata is led by Auburn commit Tashawn Bower, who is talking with several other schools. Holy Spirit has 2014 DT Ray Ellis, who is hearing from Rutgers, Boston College, Pittsburgh and a few others.
Rutgers connection:Walk-ons Dallas Whitaker and Nick DeLouisa played at Immaculata
Hellman's pick: Immaculata
Dohn's pick: Immaculata

Group 1
St. Joseph (Hamm.) vs. St. Mary (Ruth.), College of New Jersey, Saturday, 4 p.m.
Recruit watch:St. Joe's is led by Rob Thompson, a 6-0, 180-pound DB and Old Dominion commit.
Rutgers connection:
Hellman's pick: St. Joseph
Dohn's pick: St. Joseph

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