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Big Day for SPF Sports. State Soccer and PAL Youth Football Championship Games Today

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The SPFHS Raiders, who have 17 shutouts on the season, will try to stop no. 1 ranked Washington Township's potent offense. Credits: John Mooney
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Jassiem Wahtuse (11) has 10 goals and 1 assist this season. Credits: John Mooney
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Sean Murray in goal Credits: John Mooney
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Raiders play for the state championship in boys soccer today at 12:30 p.m. Credits: John Mooney
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The undfeated Raiders 8th Grade Football Team play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2014.
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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders (22-3), ranked no. 4 in the state, take on top ranked Washington Township (25-1), the no. 3 team in the entire country, at Kean University today at 12:30 p.m. in the NJSIAA Group IV boys soccer state final.  

Raiders goalkeeper Sean Murray has 17 shutouts on the season. The scoring is led by Jassiem Wahtuse (10 goals, 1 assist), Justin Rodriquez (9 goals, 12 assists), Zach Lipshitz (8 goals, 4 assists), and Joey Bianco (8 goals).  Scotch Plains-Fanwood is seeking its eighth state championship in boys soccer.

Washington Township's Derek MacKinnon (19 goals, 12 assists) and Burak Ozdemir (19 goals, 10 assists), along with Lou Vilotti (16 goals, 28 assists), lead a potent offensive attack. 
 
 

Meanwhile, in a different kind of football, the undefeated 8th grade Scotch Plains Fanwood Football Team will take on Summit in the NJ Youth Football Super Bowl today at 2:00 p.m. in Perth Amboy (at 300 Eagle Road).

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