April 9, 2021 – By NJP
N1G1 is a wide open group of 14 with 8 teams we think can compete for top honors. The top seed Verona has shown some signs of weakening losing to Livingston this week. They have had a great season since their first game loss to Caldwell. They beat MKA this season and were highly rated in the preseason projections. Hasbrouck Heights comes in as one of the remaining undefeated teams in NJ. And not 3-0 but 10-0. They have beaten Wood-Ridge twice this season. Wood-Ridge has a high rating based on our latest 4/4 ranking but have lost 3 games this week and appear to have lost their early season momentum.
Lyndhurst and Secaucus could make a run to the semi’s. We think anything can happen in this grid but it is a great opportunity for both Verona and Hasbrouck Heights to win a state sectional title if they can leverage their talents and get some momentum rolling through three games.