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.

Linebacker Brian Abbey leads the defense with 64 tackles.

Barnegat update: The Bengals come off a 31-6 win over Overbrook.

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.

- Michael McGarry