Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Football Playoff Capsules

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Football Playoff Capsules

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North 1, Group 5 final vs. Passaic Tech

Saturday, 4 p.m., MetLife Stadium

How it got here: Ridgewood d. No. 8 Clifton, 42-21, and No. 5 Montclair, 24-17 (OT).

Coach's take: "I've really enjoyed coaching this group, watching the way they've embraced the challenges. This is truly a team where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." -- Ridgewood's Chuck Johnson

Captain's take: "If we hadn't lost to Hackensack after blowing a lead, I don't know if we would be here. That taught us that we had to finish games, and we've been doing that ever since." -- Ridgewood senior CB Zack Edwards

Offensive leader: Zack Feagles has run for 263 yards and 5 TDs in two playoff games, including the OT game-winner vs. Montclair.

Defensive leader: Liam Benjamin has 14 tackles, 5 for losses, and 4 sacks in two playoff games, including three in the playoff win over Clifton and a share of the game-ending sack vs. …

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