Bishop Ahr (0-4) at J.F. Kennedy (0-4), 7 p.m.: Bishop Ahr running backs Andrew Brazicki (73 for 339) and Dane Lupton (61 for 236) have combined to rush for 575 yards, while quarterback Tommy Galante has completed 30 of 60 passes for 255 yards. Brazicki is also the team’s leading receiver with nine catches for 93 yards. Lupton (30.5), Robert Gee (19) and Brazicki (16) are the team’s leading tacklers. J.F. Kennedy quarterback Andrew Roberts has passed for 297 yards and rushed for 171 more, accounting for 77 percent of his team’s offense. Mark Rudolf has 232 yards and three touchdowns receiving for the Mustangs. Cristian Cardosa leads J.F. Kennedy with 40 tackles. Bishop Ahr lost 22-12 to New Brunswick and 32-18 to Colonia, while J.F. Kennedy fell 42-21 to the Zebras and 39-18 to the Patriots. Bishop Ahr 21-16.
Carteret (1-3) at No. 9 South Plainfield (2-1), 7 p.m.: The Ramblers are coming off a stunning 14-6 upset of previously unbeaten Colonia. The victory marked the first time Carteret scored more than one touchdown in a game all year. Turnovers, however, continued to plague Carteret, which has been intercepted seven times and lost three fumbles this season. Running backs Da’avian Ellington (322) and Sam Kamara (266) have combined for 548 of Carteret’s 686 rushing yards. Linebacker Justin Taylor leads the Ramblers with 37 tackles, while Kamara has seven tackles for a loss including two sacks. The Tigers, who have victories over St. Joseph and J.F. Kennedy, are coming off a bye week. South Plainfield lost 27-12 to New Brunswick, while Carteret dropped a 35-6 decision to the Zebras. Jason Lee has accounted for 495 of South Plainfield’s 799 yards from scrimmage (62 percent) and had his number called on 54 percent (77 of 143) of the Tigers’ plays. The Tigers have committed just two turnovers and have limited two opponents to a single score apiece. South Plainfield 19-12.
J.P. Stevens (0-4) at No. 1 Piscataway (3-0), 7 p.m.: Piscataway has allowed just 27 points all season. Aidan Rosa (25 tackles) and Elijah Barnwell (13 tackles), anchor a stellar defense. Sincere Williams, Zaire Ashley, Joshua Boyd and Matt Peterson have 11 tackles apiece. Barnwell has rushed 56 times for 473 yards and six touchdowns, accounting for 71 percent of Piscataway’s offense on the ground. Quarterback Danny Haus has completed 19 of 29 passes for 279 yards and three scores. Wideout Nasir James has six catches for 163 yards. The Chiefs have yet to commit a turnover, but have registered four interceptions and four fumble recoveries. Piscataway has converted all nine of its red-zone scoring chances and has converted 7 of 19 third-downs. The Chiefs have outscored opponents 45-0 in the first quarter. They must cut down on penalties (19 for 145 yards). Placekicker Michael Stalenyj is a perfect 13 for 13 on PATs and set a school record with three field goals in a win over Edison. A rugged early-season schedule has resulted in the Hawks getting outscored 166-36. Rashiek Harvard had a stellar outing in last weekend’s loss to Old Bridge, rushing for 114 yards and two scores. Piscataway 31-6.
Matawan (1-3) at No. 6 Colonia (3-1), 7 p.m.: Matawan, the defending Central Group II champion, has been injury-riddled and will be without the services of star quarterback George Pearson. The Huskies snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Monmouth Regional last week. Matawan has played a more difficult schedule, losing to foes with a combined 9-1 record while Colonia’s four opponents have a combined 1-14 mark. Weather and horrendous field conditions factored into Colonia’s 14-6 loss to Carteret. Colonia quarterback Chase Barneys has completed 27 of 44 passes for 546 yards and six touchdowns. He has also rushed for 187 yards. Backfield mate Bashir Lauderdale is the GMC’s second leading rusher with 511 yards and five touchdowns. Barneys spreads the ball around to four wideouts, each of which has at least 99 receiving yards. Linebacker Solomon Manning, a Rutgers commit, anchors the defense with 47 tackles. Colonia 20-19.
North Brunswick (0-4) at No. 8 Edison (2-2), 7 p.m.: Conference-leading rusher James Stewart has amassed 560 yards while complementing dual-threat quarterback Haaziq Daniels. North Brunswick will be the first unranked opponent the Eagles have faced this season. They sandwiched wins over Monroe and East Brunswick around losses to Old Bridge and Piscataway. The Raiders are vastly improved, especially on the defensive side, but have no wins to show for their effort. North Brunswick’s last two defeats – to East Brunswick and Monroe – have come by a total of 11 points. The Raiders have been limited to a touchdown or less in three games. Edison 19-12.
No. 3 Old Bridge (3-1) at Brick Memorial (3-1), 7 p.m.: After falling 36-6 to undefeated Brick Township in its season opener, Brick Memorial has reeled off three consecutive wins, outscoring opponents 144-26. Tim Santiago, a two-year starter at quarterback, runs the triple option with precision. He rushed for more than 300 yards in a win over Toms River North. Brick Memorial defeated Old Bridge 35-23 last season, but the Knights were injury-riddled at the time. Old Bridge quarterback Artur Sitkowski, who has received scholarship offers from Rutgers and Maryland, had another stellar outing last week, completing 5 of 8 passes for 149 yards and four touchdowns in a rout of J.P. Stevens. He has completed 33 of 59 passes for 529 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions. Running back Jake Esposito has emerged as one of the GMC’s best all-around performers with 515 yards from scrimmage. Nick Sodano has rushed 47 times for 283 yards, while Jake Kodros has 10 receptions for 166 yards. Brick Memorial 21, Old Bridge 17.
No. 7 Sayreville (2-2) at Monroe (2-2), 7 p.m.: The game marks the return of former Falcons head coach Chris Beagan to Monroe. After dropping a 29-7 decision to Edison in its season opener, Monroe has steadily improved. The Falcons lost 21-14 to top-ranked Piscataway, which needed a late-game interception to preserve the win, before defeating winless J.P. Stevens and North Brunswick. After opening the year with wins over J.P. Stevens and North Brunswick, Sayreville fell 47-27 to Manalapan and 32-12 to South Brunswick. Monroe 18-17.
No. 2 South Brunswick (3-1) at East Brunswick (1-2), 7 p.m.: The Bears lost a heartbreaker in triple overtime last week to Edison. Kyle Wiggins (25 carries for 202 yards) and Almaliek Fitzpatrick (10 carries for 119 yards) ran well behind a formidable offensive line. Chrisjon Summers (42 tackles) anchors a South Brunswick defense that has recorded six sacks, six fumble recoveries and four interceptions. Quarterback Josh Liao has completed 30 of 56 passes for 480 yards and seven scores, while running backs Phil Campbell (204 yards) and Wendell Allen (123 yards) are South Brunswick’s leading rushers. Mo Jabbie (179 yards) and Justin Shorter (179 yards) are the Vikings’ leading receivers. South Brunswick 30-15.
No. 4 Woodbridge (4-0) at No. 5 New Brunswick (4-0), 7 p.m.: A battle for sole possession of first place in the White Division will feature some of the league’s top playmakers. Woodbridge signal caller Tracy Fudge (42 of 57 for 613 yards with seven touchdowns and one interception) boasts a stellar 140.6 quarterback rating, while his favorite target, wideout Quaasim Glover, has caught a league-leading 25 passes for 400 yards and four scores. New Brunswick counters with one of the league’s best backfield tandems in running backs Maurice Ffrench (490 yards) and Samad Davila (419 yards). Ffrench, who committed to the University of Pittsburgh earlier this year, has scored a conference-leading 52 points. The Barrons, however, can also run the ball. Keshaun Henry and Nate Lanier have combined for 400 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. Woodbridge 22-21.
Dunellen (0-3) at Point Pleasant Beach (2-2), 7 p.m.: Point Pleasant Beach simplified its offense last week and looked superb in a 17-7 upset of Spotswood, which handed Dunellen a 37-6 season-opening loss. The Destroyers have been outscored 123-20. Point Pleasant Beach 29-8.
Highland Park (1-2) at Keyport (2-2), 12 p.m.: The Red Raiders had a two-game winning streak that included victories over Point Pleasant Beach and South River snapped with a 44-0 loss at Metuchen last week. The Owls had a bye after dropping a 54-28 decision to Spotswood. Keyport 19-16.
No. 10 Metuchen (3-1) at Keansburg (1-3), 1 p.m.: A rebuilding Keansburg program had lost 11 consecutive games and was outscored 122-26 in three losses this season before upsetting South River last weekend. Jarett Sims (31 tackles), Justin Briggs (28 tackles) and Cole Caposino (27 tackles) anchor Metuchen’s defense. Trevor Firgau (61 carries, 448 yards) and Jake Lebovits (21 carries, 165 yards) are Metuchen’s leading rushers. Lebovits has completed 18 of 31 passes for 314 yards and two scores. Shamar Serieux (141 yards) and Devin Miller (145 yards) are Metuchen’s leading receivers. The Bulldogs opened the year with a 42-0 drubbing of South River, which fell 18-13 to Keansburg. Metuchen 30-12.
Holmdel (0-3) at Spotswood (2-2), 1 p.m.: Look for the Chargers to rebound from a 17-7 loss to Point Pleasant Beach. Running backs Joe Hayford (271 yards) and James Liu (197 yards) are Spotswood’s leading ground gainers. Quarterback Shawn O’Connor has completed 13 of 38 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns. Holmdel has been outscored 116-26 by three opponents with a combined 7-5 record. Spotswood 27-13.
Perth Amboy (0-3) at St. Joseph (1-2), 1 p.m.: The Panthers have been outscored 100-26 in losses to Middletown North, Colonia and Woodbridge. Freshman quarterback Tahjmere O’Neal has completed 19 of 38 passes for 174 yards. The Panthers have mustered 230 yards on the ground through three games. St. Joseph has steadily improved since dropping a 29-7 season-opening decision to South Plainfield. The Falcons fell 32-18 to state power Red Bank Catholic and defeated winless J.F. Kennedy 34-0 last week. In that game, Manny Resto and Luke Yakely combined for 270 yards on the ground as St. Joseph did not attempt a single pass. The Falcons, who have played their last 13 games on the road, will make their home debut on a newly installed artificial turf field. St. Joseph 28-9.
South River (0-4) at Mater Dei (2-2), 1 p.m.: The Rams, who endured a heartbreaking loss to Keansburg last weekend, are paced by Mario Nigro and Khaliyl Everett. Nigro has passed for 364 yards and rushed for 285 more. Everett has 230 yards receiving and 171 more rushing. Mater Dei is led by junior wide receiver Eddie Lewis, who has game-breaking speed and is a dangerous return specialist. Mater Dei has wins over Keansburg and Newark Academy. The Seraphs lost to Peddie and Asbury Park. Mater Dei 21-16.
Middlesex (3-1) at Sussex Tech (2-2), 1 p.m.: The Blue Jays allowed an 80-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-38 in the final minute of a 14-13 loss at Asbury Park last weekend. Running back Ryan Coke paces Middlesex. Sussex Tech has dropped its last two games. Middlesex 20-6.