Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

North 1, Group 4 Final

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

North 1, Group 4 Final

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NV/Old Tappan (11-0) vs. Mount Olive (10-1)

Saturday, 7 p.m., MetLife Stadium

The road: The third-seeded Marauders shut out Morris Knolls, 36-0, then earned revenge on West Morris, the only team to beat them in the regular season, 21-16. The top-seeded Golden Knights cruised past Teaneck in the first round 46-7, then knocked off defending sectional champs Wayne Hills, 42-7.

The history: These two schools have only met twice, in the playoffs in 2007 and 2010 with NV/Old Tappan winning both. The Golden Knights have two sectional titles, 1985 and 2015. Mount Olive has won one sectional title in 2002, its only finals appearance. Current Mount Olive coach Brian O'Connor was previously the head coach at Wayne Valley. He lost twice to NV/Old Tappan while with the Indians.

The players: The Golden Knights have a balanced attack directed by quarterback Nick McNerney, who can run and throw, but usually its first option is running back Marquez Antinori. …

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