Bishop Ahr (2-5) at Perth Amboy (1-6), 7 p.m. The Panthers are looking to rebound from an 8-6 loss to South Plainfield. They are led by Jose Caceres, who has recorded 41 solo tackles. Bishop Ahr has won two of its last three. Bishop Ahr 14-12.
East Brunswick (3-4) at Monroe (3-5), 7 p.m. Both teams appear to be mathematically eliminated from receiving a playoff berth. East Brunswick’s Kyle Wiggins has rushed for 787 yards and recorded 61 tackles. Monroe’s Miles Shipp has caught 18 passes for 472 yards and four scores. Monroe 17-16.
Edison (2-5) at Sayreville (5-3), 7 p.m. With an upset of the Bombers, Edison will qualify for the Central Group V playoffs. Edison has allowed 40 or more points per contest during a current three-game losing streak. The Bombers will be without starting quarterback Jayson DeMild, lost to a season-ending injury last week. Sayreville 25-17.
Piscataway (5-2) at Old Bridge (5-2), 7 p.m. The Chiefs are looking to rebound from consecutive heartbreaking losses to Sayreville and South Brunswick in which they squandered late fourth-quarter leads. Junior running back Elijah Barnwell has rushed for 1,056 yards. Old Bridge counters with sophomore quarterback Artur Sitkowski, who has completed 71 of 135 passes for 1,079 yards. Old Bridge 21-20.
South Plainfield (6-1) at Colonia (6-2), 7 p.m. Colonia can win the GMC White Division title with a victory. The combination of a South Plainfield win and a New Brunswick loss to St. Joseph would give the Tigers the division crown. South Plainfield’s Jason Lee has 1,200 all-purpose yards. Colonia linebacker Solomon Manning leads the conference with 93 tackles. Colonia 19-18.
South River (1-7) at Highland Park (3-4), 7 p.m. After scoring three touchdowns in the final 5:30 to close a deficit to two points, the Owls lost a heartbreaker to Sussex Tech when their two-point conversion pass was batted down. The defeat appears to have knocked Highland Park out of playoff berth contention. South River’s Mario Nigro has rushed for 833 yards and passed for 701 yards. Highland Park 25-19.
J.P. Stevens (0-7) at Marlboro (0-8), 1 p.m. Look for Rashiek Harvard , one of the GMC’s most underrated players, to lead the Hawks to a victory over Marlboro for the second consecutive season. Harvard has 446 rushing yards, 156 receiving yards and scored four touchdowns. J.P. Stevens 23-21.
New Brunswick (7-1) at St. Joseph (3-4), 1 p.m. Depending on the outcome of Fridays’ game between South Plainfield and Colonia, the Falcons can play the role of spoiler. If South Plainfield wins that contest, New Brunswick can claim the GMC White Division title with a victory over St. Joseph. The Falcons have lost consecutive heartbreakers, falling to Colonia and Woodbridge by a total of six points. New Brunswick is looking to rebound from a loss to Colonia. Joe Papa anchors St. Joseph’s defense with 96 tackles including 15 for a loss. New Brunswick’s Maurice Ffrench has 1,103 rushing yards and 501 receiving yards. St. Joseph 23-22.
Metuchen (6-1) at Spotswood (6-2), 2 p.m. The winner of this contest, which is a rematch of last year’s division title game, will claim the GMC Blue Division title. Defending champion Spotswood has found more offensive balance in recent weeks with quarterback Shawn O’Connor averaging 175 yards through the air during a four-game winning streak. Metuchen counters with a defense that has pitched four shutouts and allowed just one touchdown apiece to two other opponents. Metuchen 20-17.
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