Semifinal Weekend has wrapped up for the public schools in the NJSIAA playoffs, and the first round is in the books.
Here’s the updated schedule for next week’s Championship Weekend, and the second round of the non-public playoffs, as well as a look at the complimentary games in each public supersection where Big Central teams are still alive.
Three league teams remain alive in the postseason: Phillipsburg, Bernards and St. Thomas Aquinas.
Coverage plans on Central Jersey Sports Radio will be announced early this week.
NORTH GROUP 5
North 2, Group 5 Final
#2 Union City (9-1) at #1 Phillipsburg (9-1), Friday 7 pm
North 1, Group 5 Final
#3 Montclair (8-3) at #1 Passaic Tech (11-0), Friday 7 pm
The highest remaining seed will host the North Group 5 semifinal, with the winner going on to the state Group 5 Championship Game. Passaic Tech was the overall No. 1 in the supersection, with Phillipsburg second, Union City third, and Montclair fifth. A Phillipsburg win and they would visit Passaic Tech, or host Montclair.
NORTH GROUP 3
North 2, Group 2 Final
#5 Lakeland (8-3) at #2 Bernards (11-0), Friday 7 pm
North 1, Group 2 Final
#2 Rutherford (10-0) at #1 Westwood (10-0), Friday 7 pm
The highest remaining seed will host the North Group 2 semifinal, with the winner going on to the state Group 2 Championship Game. Westwood was the overall No. 2, followed by Rutherford and Bernards, with Lakeland at No. 9. A Bernards win would have them on the road in the semifinals, regardless who whins the North 1, Group 2 title.
NON-PUBLIC GROUP B
#4 Holy Spirit (8-1) at #1 Red Bank Catholic (8-1), Friday, 7 pm
#3 DePaul (5-5) at #2 St. Thomas Aquinas (9-0), Friday 7 pm