Hillsborough looking to quench 21-year championship drought when North Brunswick comes to town for a battle of Raiders

Hillsborough head coach Kevin Carty Jr. talks to his team after practice Tuesday, prepping for Friday night’s state final. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

One thing is for sure: sometime around 9:30 Friday night, the Raiders will be the Central Jersey Group 5 champions.

Whether that’s the top-seed Hillsborough or third-seed North Brunswick remains to be seen.

The Raiders come in 11-0, in the midst of their best season ever. Only four times prior has Hillsborough finished a regular season undefeated – the last time coming in 1996 – but they’ve never reached 11 wins before.

None of that will matter to this group – which many observers feel may the best in program history – if they don’t win Game Number 12.

That’s Friday night at 7:00 at Noonan Field when North Brunswick (8-3) comes to visit for the first home title game in school history.

Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Tim Catalfamo will have live updates of the game during our Big Central Game of the Week, driven by Autoland, the North 2, Group 3 title game between Cranford and Sparta. He’ll also have postgame reaction after the game on cjsportsradio.com.

Click below to hear Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko preview the CJ5 title tilt with Hillsboro senior tight end/defensive end Will Dixon and head coach Kevin Carty, Jr.:

Senior Will Dixon

Head Coach Kevin Carty Jr.

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