Football: Central Group III championship game at a glance

Football: Central Group III championship game at a glance

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Football: Central Group III championship game at a glance

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Sadiq Palmer (No. 6) will be a key player for Red Bank Regional in the NJSIAA Central Group III championship game against Rumson-Fair Haven.

Sadiq Palmer (No. 6) will be a key player for Red Bank Regional in the NJSIAA Central Group III championship game against Rumson-Fair Haven.

CENTRAL GROUP III CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

RED BANK (11-0) VS. RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN (9-2)

When: Saturday, 7 p.m.

Where: High Point Solutions Stadium, Rutgers University

Directions to the game: Route 18 North to the Rutgers Stadium exit. Then follow signs to the stadium.

RED BANK

Red Bank game-by-game: Defeated Wall 20-7; Colts Neck 30-0; Ocean 16-6; Neptune 28-7; Raritan 30-14; Red Bank Catholic 24-21; Holmdel 37-6; Manchester 31-14; South Plainfield 30-0; Ocean 21-14; Long Branch 35-12.

Football: Red Bank has been on a long journey

Red Bank key players: Sadiq Palmer (Sr., WR/RB/DB., 46 receptions for 657 yards, 7 TDs, 67 carries for 386 yards, 5 TDs rushing, 59 tackles, 3 TFL, 5 INTs, 1 FF); Jack Navitsky (Sr., QB., 75-127, 11 TDs, 5 INTs, 1,200 passing, 75-520, 5 TDs rushing, Chris Outterbridge (Jr., LB., 90 tackles, 15 TFL,  4.5 sacks, 1 FR for a TD); Alim Godsey (Sr., RB., 153-910, 13 TDs); Matt Reardon (Sr., WR/DB. 12-261, 3 TDs, 52 tackles, 4 INTs, 3 5 TFL); Teddy Mitchell (Sr., WR/DB., 4-82, 25 tackles, 2 INTs); Righteon Johnson (Sr., DL., 47 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks); Sean Naiman (Sr., DL., 38 tackles, 10 TFL, 8.5 sacks); Jack O’Connor  (Sr., PK/P 36-37 PATs, 9-for-11 FG, 19 punts for a 36.0 average).

Previous championships: 1975.

Football: Rumson-Fair Haven is in a familiar position

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN

Rumson-Fair Haven game-by-game: Defeated Matawan 17-0; Monmouth 27-0; lost to St. John Vianney 13-6; defeated Long Branch 28-0; Manasquan 49-6; Lakewood 30-14; Raritan 21-20; Holmdel 41-0; Rahway 43-6; Matawan 24-13. lost to Shore 20-14.

Rumson-Fair Haven key players: Mike O’Connor (Jr., QB., 130-995, 8 TDs rushing, 56-86, 13 TDs, 4 INTs, 520 yards passing); Mike Ruane (Jr., LB., 144 tackles, 6 sacks, 2 INT, 2 FR); Mike Murdock (Jr., SS, 100 tackles, 2 INTs, 1 FF, 1 TD); Max Pfrang (Sr., LB., 84 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 FR); Matt Vecchiarelli (Jr., RB., 125-725, 7 TDs, 3 TDs receiving); Bryan Hess (Jr., RB., 101-790, 7 TD, 2 receiving TDs) Elijah McAlister (So., WR., 15-156 4 TDs); John Kingdon (Sr., WR., 17-175, 3 TDs); Mike Caruso (Sr., DB., 47 tackles, 3 INTs, 1 INT for a TD, 1 FR for a TD); Thomas Chapin (Jr., PK., 29-for-35 PATS, 4-for-8 FG).

Previous championships: 2010, 2013, 2014.

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