State Non-Public II Final

Who: Fourth-seeded Holy Spirit (9-2) vs. second-seeded Mater Dei (11-0)

When/where: 1 p.m. Saturday at Kean University

Tickets: $5.50 adults and $2 students and senior citizens

Radio: 97.3 FM

Key players:

Holy Spirit: Mike Costabile, QB, 56 of 96 for 698 yards and six touchdowns; Reggie Jean Charles, RB, 193 carries for 1,585 yards and 17 touchdowns; Justin Figueroa, RB/DB, 86 carries for 725 yards and 10 touchdowns; Dan Tarsitano, WR, 28 catches for 385 yards and four touchdowns; Cade Antonucci, K, six field goals and 33 extra points; Dante Daniel, DL, 69 tackles, 13 tackles for losses; Gavin Liepe, LB.

Mater Dei: George Pearson, QB, 68 of 120 for 1,212 yards and 25 touchdowns; Marvin Pierre, RB/DL, 571 rushing yards, scored 15 touchdowns; Eddie Lewis, WR, 22 catches for 472 yards; Shane Mastro, OL/DL, 25.5 tackles; Izaiah Henderson, DL, 51.5 tackles.

Story lines: Mater Dei nearly closed 18 months ago because of low enrollment. … The Seraphs are seeking their first state title. Their only state final appearance came in 1999 when the lost 6-0 to St. Joseph in the state Non-Public I game. … This is Holy Spirit’s six state final appearance in the last seven years. The Spartans have won four state titles. They won the state Non-Public III title in 2007 and 2010 and the state Non-Public II crown in 2011 and 2012.

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