Why this game is special: This contest is dubbed "the Anchor Bowl." The winner gets a plaque that features an anchor taken from a boat owned by the father of former Lower Cape May coach Bill Garrison. Middle won 41-33 last year as quarterback Nolan Quinn threw five touchdown passes.
Middle Township update: This has been a disappointing season for the Panthers, but they won their last game, 42-21 over Sterling on Nov. 16. Quinn has completed 81-of-160 passes for 1,089 yards and seven touchdowns. Wide receiver Charles Cooper has caught 35 passes for 604 yards and five touchdowns.
Lower Cape May Regional update: The Caper Tigers ended their 28-game losing streak with a 34-20 win over Lakewood on Nov. 14. Quarterback Mike Mulligan has completed 58-of-140 passes for 908 yards and eight touchdowns. Chris Alicea has 269 rushing yards and 396 receiving yards.
- Michael McGarry