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(POAC) 09/25/09 Barnegat, NJ Barnegat's, Nick SanGiacomo (14,) hands off during first peroid action against Pinelands Wildcats at Barnegat. Frank Galipo/Special to the POAC

What makes this game special: This is a new rivalry. Dubbed "the Battle of the Bay" these teams began to play in 2006. Southern has won all three matchups. Barnegat students used to attend Southern.

Southern update: The Rams can clinch their third straight winning season with a victory. Quarterback Mike Balak has thrown for 1,232 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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Linebacker Brian Abbey leads the defense with 64 tackles.

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Quarterback Nick SanGiacomo has completed 145-of-243 passes for 2,053 yards and 15 touchdowns. Tight end and linebacker Jarrett Darmstatter is headed to Boston College. Wide receiver Mike DeTroia has eight touchdown catches.

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