The path to an unbeaten season continued for 36 high school football teams this week and ended for 17 more.
We will continue to monitor the roster as the season progresses, but over the past two weeks the number of undefeated teams has dropped by around 33% each time. If the trend continues, 12 more teams will fall in Week 6, which includes two games between undefeated teams.
Caldwell (4-0) moves to face Cedar Grove (5-0) in one of the showdowns. Clifton (6-0) hosts Northern Highlands (5-0) in the other.
Northern Highlands, ranked No.10 in NJ.com’s Top 20, was propelled by a well-rounded offense and improving defense that allowed just six points in their last two games. Clifton, meanwhile, is hoping for a win in the state standings for the first time this season. The winner takes the head of the Patriot Red division of the Super Football Conference.
Will it be Clifton or Northern Highlands? How many other teams will remain undefeated?
Check out the table below for a rundown of the 36 state teams that have stayed on course for perfection. The table also includes information on each team’s next opponent as well as the state’s longest winning streak.
It’s still Newton, who has won 11 in a row since last season.
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|Team||Save||Last victory||Next game||Winning streak|
|No. 1 Catholic Bergen||5-0||Pope John, 41-0||at Catholic Paramus (0-6)||6|
|Bogota||3-0||Saddle Creek, 24-16||at Elmwood Park (3-2)||7|
|Boonton||4-0||Wallkill Valley, 45-14||against Hopatcong (0-4)||4|
|Caldwell||4-0||Verona, 31-6||at Cedar Grove (5-0)||6|
|No. 17 Cedar Creek||6-0||N ° 2 Holy Spirit, 7-6||v Oakcrest (2-3)||9|
|Cedar grove||5-0||North Warren, 44-20||against Caldwell (4-0)||ten|
|Regional center||5-0||Marlboro, 42-0||in Matawan (2-3)||5|
|Clifton||5-0||Passaic Tech, 34-0||vs. No. 10 N. Highlands (5-0)||5|
|Cranford||4-0||Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 20-6||against Colonia (4-1)||4|
|Delaware Valley||5-0||Bernard, 28-14||at Johnson (1-4)||6|
|Chelsea||5-0||Hammonton, 31-7||vs. Cherry Hill West (0-4)||ten|
|Dumont||4-0||Dwight Morrow, 42-6||vs. Fort Lee (3-1)||4|
|Eastern Orange||5-0||Livingston, 47-7||vs. Newark East Side (0-5)||6|
|Fort Lee||3-0||Pascack Hills, 22-15||vs. Glen Ridge (3-1)||3|
|Gloucester||3-0||Wild wood, 60-22||v Riverside (0-4)||4|
|# 16 Hillsborough||5-0||Crest, 42-14||at Westfield (2-2)||5|
|Immaculate||5-0||Newark Center, 50-0||at Mendham (1-4)||5|
|Lincoln||5-0||Shabazz, 46-6||at Weequahic (2-2)||6|
|Long branch||4-0||Toms River East, 53-7||at Toms River Sud (2-3)||4|
|Middle Canton||5-0||Clayton, 41-0||at Collingswood (0-6)||8|
|Middletown South||4-0||Manalapan, 13-7||to the south (3-1)||4|
|Newton||5-0||Kittatinny, 44-7||at Hackettstown (0-5)||11|
|No. 10 N. Highlands||5-0||Hackensack, 38-0||at Clifton (5-0)||8|
|Nottingham||4-0||Hamilton West, 50-12||against Steinert (1-3)||4|
|Ocean city||6-0||Egg Harbor, 24-7||at Pemberton (0-3)||6|
|Overbrook||6-0||New Egypt, 3-0||vs. Maple Shade (4-2)||6|
|Ridge Park||4-0||Wallington, 42-0||against Sainte-Marie (Ruth.) (0-2)||5|
|Pingry||4-0||Greenwich Day (Ct.), 13-0||at Morristown-Barbe (1-1)||3|
|Pleasant Point Boro||4-0||Canton of Manchester, 48-14||against Barnegat (3-2)||5|
|No.12 Ramapo||5-0||Old Tappan, 41-13||v Wayne Valley (2-3)||5|
|Ramsey||5-0||Ridgefield Park, 48-34||against Hanover Park (3-1)||5|
|No. 9 Catholic Red Bank||5-0||Regional Red Bank, 47-6||at Ocean Township (0-5)||5|
|N ° 6 Rumson-Fair Haven||4-0||Toms River North, 37-7||at Colts Neck (3-1)||7|
|Saint Thomas Aquinas||4-0||Johnson 46-0 (week 4)||against Belvidere (2-1)||5|
|# 15 Woodbridge||6-0||Iselin Kennedy, 41-7||vs. Cranford (4-0) on October 15||6|
|Woodbury||5-0||Palmyra, 57-8||at Penns Grove (3-2)||6|
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