Why this game is important: These two Shore Conference schools play for the second time on Thanksgiving. Barnegat can win the Shore Conference B South title with a victory.

Barnegat won last year 30-28 and leads the series 3-2.

Pinelands Regional update: The Wildcats are young and have struggled, especially on offense, this season.

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They've struggled to replace running back Matt McLain, who rushed for more than 2,000 yards last season.

Barnegat update: The Bengals lost to West Deptford 49-10 in the South Jersey Group II semifinals last Friday.

Barnegat quarterback Mark McCoy has thrown 14 touchdown passes - five of them to wide receiver Pat Moran. Tight end Ryan Morris has committed to attend Big Ten school Purdue on a football scholarship.

Michael McGarry

Pinelands Regional (0-9) at Barnegat (6-4)

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