Two former Thanksgiving Day rivals, separated by just a few miles and an inlet meet Friday Night with a trip to the sectional finals on the line as Manasquan heads south to Point Boro. This Central Jersey Group II semifinal is the Jersey Mike’s Game of the Week and will be broadcast live on Beach Radio 1160 & 1310AM and streamed on Vin Ebenau, Kevin Williams and Ed Sarluca will call all the action live from Al Saner Field beginning with the pre-game show at 6:50 p.m.

Point Boro is the top seed in the section and comes into the game with a perfect 10-0 record fueled largely by an offense that has averaged 35 points a game. The leader of that is senior quarterback James Fara, who has rushed for over 1,400 yards and 23 touchdowns while executing their flex bone attack with precision as Boro cruised to their third straight Class “B South” title.

Manasquan’s 6-3 record may not be as impressive but don’t let it fool you. All three of their losses came to “B North” rivals Long Branch, Middletown South and Red Bank Catholic, three teams that made the playoffs. The Warriors feature senior running back Connor Morgan, who has rushed for over 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns while the Big Blue defense has recorded four shutout wins.

Kickoff is 7 p.m. with Matt Harmon, Kevin Williams and Ed Sarluca calling all the action from DeFabio Field. The game can also be heard on and on your smartphone by downloading the free Shore Sports Network mobile app.

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