Millville High School hosts a playoff football game tonight for the first time since 1998. The 2011 Thunderbolts are hoping for the same result as 13 years ago when Millville beat Pennsauken 14-12.
The undefeated Thunderbolts are No. 3 in The Press Elite 11. They haven't been 8-0 since 1978. They won their first Cape-Atlantic League title since 1989.
In Rancocas, Millville faces a team that has won six straight - all against schools from Mercer County.
The Red Devils feature college-bound players on the offensive and defensive lines. Offensive lineman Ray Korang is headed to Temple University and defensive lineman Dom Twitty will play for Minnesota.
Key players for Millville: Alquann Jones (above), RB, 214 carries for 1,536 yards and 18 touchdowns; Shaq Lee, QB/DB, 31-of-60 for 605 yards and seven touchdowns; 42 carries for 203 yards and seven touchdowns; Rashon Sorrell, WR/LB, nine catches for 204 yards; Nick Tyndal, OL/DL
Key players for Rancocas Valley: DeShawn Jones, RB, 101 carries for 618 yards and six touchdowns; Dylan Finelli, QB, 56-of-108 for 1,149 yards and 11 touchdowns; J.P. Wilson, WR, 20 catches for 436 yards and six touchdowns; Dom Twitty, DE, four sacks; Ray Korang, OL.
Keys to victory: Millville needs to rely on the running of Jones and timely passing of Lee. On defense, the Thunderbolts must shore up their pass defense.
Who: Seventh-seeded Rancocas Valley (6-2) vs. second-seeded Millville (8-0)
When/where: 7 p.m. today at Wheaton Field in Millville
Radio: 1440 AM
Admission: $3 adults, $2 students and senior citizens What's next: Winner advances to next weekend's semifinals against the winner of tonight's quarterfinal between third-seed Williamstown and No. 6 seed Washington Township.