Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Football Playoff Capsules

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Football Playoff Capsules

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Non-Public Group 4 final vs. Don Bosco

Friday, 8 p.m., MetLife Stadium

How it got here: No. 8 St. Joseph d. No. 1 St. Augustine Prep, 28- 0, and No. 4 St. Peter's Prep, 37-27.

Coach's take: "Our boys are ready to go. They've done what they've needed to do to have an opportunity to play for a state championship." - St. Joseph's Augie Hoffmann

Captain's take: "Since the beginning of the year, I don't think anyone was expecting us to win this game. We're just out to prove everyone wrong." - St. Joseph senior RB/CB John Thomas Giles- Harris.

Offensive leader: There's no dominant star as in years past, but senior RB Brian Kearns' 234-yard performance in the semifinals showed his importance. If the Green Knights are going to control the clock, he must be a factor.

Defensive leader: Junior LB Louis Acceus has stepped up as a force on arguably North Jersey's premier defense. The Division I prospect is quick and smart and has shown he can make big plays.

Special teams leader: Freshman K Angelo Guglielmello, aka "The Shoe," already has set a program single-season field goal record and could wind up the difference-maker in a close game. …

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