Zone 6ix Football Classic Headlines Week 5 Games of the Week

Don Bosco Prep Ironmen - St. Peters Prep Marauders 

To put it simply, the Zone6ix Football Classic at Metlife Stadium is going to be a movie. Providing your main event fireworks, as fate unfolds, will between the two top teams in the state. After Don Bosco Prep dominated Bergen Catholic through the ground game last week, they will look to do the same against a stacked St. Peter’s Prep defense. The Marauders will be doing the opposite, relying on Maryland-bound gunslinger Champ Long to attack the Ironmen through the air. Expect an offensive shootout at the Meadowlands.

Donovan Catholic Griffins - St. Joseph (Mont) Green Knights

The perfect precursor to the last game, Donovan Catholic has been hot as season and is starting to get the respect they deserve. They will venture up north to take on one of the state's best in St. Joseph (Montvale). If Donovan Catholic can come away with a win, they will be cemented as a threat to compete for a state championship. St. Joe’s is trying to rebound after a gut-wrenching loss to St. Peter’s last week. They controlled the entire game before one of the craziest comebacks the state has ever seen. Will the Griffins put the state on notice? Or will the Green Knights rebound in a big way? 

Seton Hall Prep Pirates - Red Bank Catholic Caseys

Seton Hall and Red Bank Catholic will meet for the first time on the gridiron on Friday night. Seton Hall Prep, coming off a huge upset over Irvington, have seemingly figured out there offensive woes while sending out a stout defense. Red Bank Catholic is one of the best teams in the Shore and toughed out a close win over Donovan Catholic last week. Looking to show the doubters they can hang with the North Jersey powerhouses, the Caseys will try and ride their balanced offensive attack to a big win over a Pirates team that hangs with everyone. 

West Morris Central Wolfpack- Morris Knolls Golden Eagles

Fierce divisional rivals, West Morris Central and Morris Knolls will meet with unblemished records. Last season, the Wolfpack won a Group 3 Regional championship, with one of the only marks on their record coming in this rough-and-tumble game. West Morris Central runs their game through Brown commit Stefano Montella, the state’s leading rusher, while Morris Knolls runs one of the best veers in the state with backs Ryan Wong and Dom DelleMonache. The only thing you can hope for is that the on the field product Friday night is as intense and heated as the interactions on social media have been the entire week. 

Ramsey Rams - Westwood Cardinals

The winner of this game will not only come away with their undefeated record in tact, but the leader of the American Red division. Westwood is the winner of four of the last five games they have played against Ramsey, but the Rams snapped the win streak in the latest installment. The Cardinals have dominated in every game this season, but Ramsey will be their biggest test yet. Can the Rams start a head-to-head win streak of their own? Or will the Westwood dominance be back yet again?

Camden - Haddon Heights Garnets

Camden and Haddon Heights go into this game with the same record. Both teams were humbled in their first game, Camden to Ohio powerhouse Chardon and Haddon Heights to Woodstown, but they have both not lost a game since. The High hype is real this year, with quarterback Deante Ruffin leading a deadly offense. The Garnets has paved it’s way through their last three games, but Camden will give quite the challenge. 

Woodstown Wolverines - Salem Rams

The rivalry that has been around since 1911 will be moved from Thanksgiving Day to October this year. In a high stakes regular season game, two of South Jersey’s best teams will meet with hatred. This is a back-and-forth rivalry where you can throw records out the window. That should not be a problem this year, with Woodstown at 4-0 and Salem at 4-1. Both teams excel at finishing close games, but this will be their biggest physical and mental challenge of the season.

Timber Creek Chargers - Highland Tartans

Timber Creek and Highland will have one of the more interesting matchups of the week. The Chargers have rolled through their schedule to a 5-0 record, while the Tartans from the highlands have rebounded from an 0-3 start to win their last two by a lot. Highland will have to prove they have turned the corner against a Timber Creek team competing for a top seed in the state playoffs.

Hillside Comets - St. Thomas Aquinas Trojans

The Comets and Trojans have met once in 2019, and it resulted in a lopsided win in Hillside’s favor. This game should be a bit closer, with both sitting as two of the top teams in the Big Central Conference. Hillside has only won by less than four scores in their first game of the season, while Aquinas has been a team that plays their best when it matters most. It will be a struggle throughout the game, but St. Aquinas’ air attack might make a difference.