BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Bernards football team's first game in the upcoming playoffs will be against a familiar opponent.
The Mountaineers (7-1) will host Delaware Valley in the opening round of the Central Jersey, Group 2 playoffs Friday at 7 p.m. The NJSIAA released the playoff pairings on Sunday.
Bernards, which has won seven in a row since an opening day loss to Hillside Sept. 14, defeated Delaware Valley, 32-7, Oct. 11 in Bernardsville. Bernards is the third seed. Delaware Valley is No. 6.
If Bernards wins, coach Jon Simoneau's team will play the winner of the Point Pleasant Boro-Cedar Creek game in the sectional semifinals.