Livecast primer: Bridgewater-Raritan vs. Westfield - N2G5 final

by Mike Kinney on
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 2:54 PM — @MikeKinneyHS

Livecast primer: Bridgewater-Raritan vs. Westfield - N2G5 final

NJSIAA Football Championship
NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 2, GROUP 5

No. 3 Bridgewater-Raritan (9-2) vs. No. 1 Westfield (11-0)

Date: Thursday, November 30
Site: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Time: 8 p.m.

Watch LIVE Online: Click here to watch the game 10 minutes prior to kickoff

2016 champion: Westfield over Bridgewater-Raritan
2017 Pre-playoff prediction: Westfield over Bridgewater-Raritan

New Jersey Ranking: Westfield is No. 9

Titles won/last accomplished: Bridgewater-Raritan 2 (1989 as B-R East); Westfield 4 (2016)

Last meeting: 2016, North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 championship, Westfield, 15-13. The Blue Devils opened a 15-7 lead  in the first half, then cemented a second straight sectional title with outstanding defense from Jeff Gagum, Owen Kessler, Adam McDaniel, Jeff Dayon and others. McDaniel returned an interception for a TD in that opening half, while Jake Vall-Llobera contributed with a 3-yard scoring run and Mike Moriarty kicked a 28-yard field goal.

How they got here: Bridgewater-Raritan defeated Watchung Hills, 41-0, in the first round and Piscataway, 27-6, in the semifinals. Westfield defeated Ridge, 17-10, in the first round and Elizabeth, 13-6, in the semifinals.

Players to Watch:

Bridgewater-Raritan: Justin Bryant, Sr. FB/LB; Chike Nwankwo, Jr. TE/LB; Greg Verano, So. QB/DB; Nick Celli, Sr. OG/DE; Anthony Goffe, Jr. RB; Brandon Myers, Sr. TE/DE; Allen Choy, Sr. OC/DE; Lawrence Nice, Jr. TE/DE; Robert Stashek, Jr. OL/DL; Tyler Ball, Sr. WR/DB; Josh Glussky, Sr. OL; Coleton Roseland, Jr. WR/CB; C.J. Hall, Sr. WR/DB; Nick Balliro, Jr. K.

Westfield: Hank Shapiro, Jr. QB; Shea Elliot, Sr. LB; Drew  Ortiz, Sr. LB; Jake Vall-Llobera, Sr. RB/OLB/DE; Jake Dayon, Sr. LB; Tim Alliegro, So. RB; John McCauley, Sr. OL; Steven Barden, Sr. WR/CB; Adam McDaniel, Sr. WR/S; Juandre House, Jr. RB; Jordan Barham, Sr. OL; Joe SanGiacomo, Sr. LB; Tommy Norris, Sr. TE; Aidan Boland, Sr. K.  

KINNEY'S PICKBridgewater-Raritan

Sophs Alliegro, Shapiro gave Westfield a lift in September win over Ridge

Goffe's early running, Bryant's versatility steered B-R over Piscataway and into final

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