Central will be without 10 players, including six starters, who have been suspended for the first quarter of Friday night's Class A South game against Toms River North.

Central can clinch at least a tie for the A South title by defeating the Mariners, and can potentially win the title outright if they win and Jackson Memorial defeats Brick Memorial.

The names of the players were not released and the infraction for which they are being suspended was not stated, but Central Regional Superintendent Tom Parlapanides confirmed the suspensions to Shore Sports Network on Friday morning.

"Ten players, including six starters, have been suspended for the first quarter of tonight's game against Toms River North for an incident they were involved in," Parlapanides said. "We will not sacrifice what we believe in to win football games and these kids have to learn there are consequences for their actions."

"They are missing 25 percent of a championship game and hopefully they will learn from this."

The Golden Eagles enter Friday night's game with a 6-2 record while Toms River North is 1-7. Central's last division title was in 2014 when they split the Class B South division title with Barnegat. The Eagles' last outright division title was won in 1994.


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