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Friday Night Lights for the Spotswood Varsity Football Team in the NJSIAA Playoffs

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Eight teams qualified for the NJSIAA High School Football Playoffs in the Central Jersey Group Two Division. Spotswood High School's varsity football with it's 7-2 overall record is the seventh seed. The Chargers clinched their second straight Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division title on Saturday on a Ryan Szatkowski field goal with 10 second remaining in the game against rival Metuchen. 

They now look to the first round of the NJSIAA Playoffs where they will face second seeded Delaware Valley under the lights on Friday, November 13. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. in Frenchtown. The Terriers finished the season with a 7-1 overall record. They were undefeated in conference play just like the Chargers with a 4-0 record. 

Delaware Valley won their first six games of the season before losing to Cranford on October 23, 28-21. They rebounded against Hillside on Halloween, crushing them by a score of 41-0.

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In addition to Spotswood and Delaware Valley, six other group two teams round out the Central Jersey bracket. Lincoln is the number one seed and will take on eighth seeded Roselle on Saturday. Point Pleasant Boro is the third seed and they will kick off against sixth seeded Raritan on Friday evening. Fourth seeded New Providence will match up against fifth seeded Johnson on Friday night as well.

Spotswood is 0-4 in NJSIAA games. Last year, they lost to Delaware Valley 28-14.

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