These teams are opposites of each other. Barnegat favors the pass and West Deptford the run.
Barnegat quarterback Nick SanGiacomo has thrown for 2,052 yards and 20 touchdowns.
West Deptford running back Vaughn Scott has rushed for 1,377 yards and 29 touchdowns.
West Deptford is No. 5 in The Press Elite 11. The Eagles rushed for more than 300 yards in a 44-13 quarterfinal win over Pt. Pleasant Borough last Friday.
The West Deptford running game got a boost against Pt. Pleasant when Rob Fearon returned from a knee injury. He rushed for 133 yards on nine carries.
Barnegat advanced to the semifinals with a 29-28 win over Lower Cape May Regional last Saturday.
Playoff histories: Barnegat won its first playoff game in school history with last Saturday's win over Lower Cape May. The Bengals' only other playoff appearance came in 2006 - their first varsity season. West Deptford is a perennial power, under coach Clyde Folsom. The Eagles have won four championships and are 19-6 in 11 playoff appearances.
Key players for Barnegat: Nick SanGiacomo (above), QB, 145-of-275 for 2,052 yards and 20 touchdowns; Mike DeTroia, WR/DB, 50 catches for 767 yards and nine touchdowns, eight interceptions; Pat Moran, WR, 49 catches for 732 yards and six touchdowns; Ryan Morris, TE, 23 catches for 370 yards and four touchdowns; Matt Schofield, LB, 71 tackles.
Key players for West Deptford: Vaughn Scott, RB, 1,377 rushing yards, 29 touchdowns; Rob Fearon, RB; Josh Cornelius, RB; R.J. Falls, FB/DE.
Keys to victory: Barnegat's schedule should prepare it for tonight. The Bengals played undefeated Shore Conference powers Lacey Township and Matawan back-to-back in the regular season. The Bengals must slow Scott and the West Deptford running game. On offense, Barnegat's passing game must produce big plays.
Who: Fifth-seeded Barnegat (5-4) vs. top-seeded West Deptford (9-0)
When/where: 7 p.m. today at West Deptford
What's next: Winner advances to the South Jersey final the weekend of Dec. 3-4 against the winner of tonight's other semifinal between third-seeded Haddonfield (8-1) and second-seeded Willingboro (9-0).