Who: St. Joseph vs. Hudson Catholic

When/where: Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Rowan University

Coaches: Paul Sacco is 297-58-5 in his 34th season at St. Joseph. Lou Zampella is 27-14-1 in his fourth season at Hudson Catholic.

Previous titles: St. Joseph has won 24 state crowns, including six in a row. Hudson Catholic has never won a state title.

St. Joseph player to watch: Senior Derek Lomax is a top offensive tackle who also sees action along the defensive line for the Wildcats.

Hudson Catholic player to watch: Junior Syhiem Simmons is a top linebacker who has also run for 11 touchdowns for the Hawks.

Fast fact 1: St. Joseph's last loss in the state tournament was 3-0 to Hudson Catholic in 2008.

Fast fact 2: In the last meeting between these teams, St. Joseph beat Hudson Catholic, 72-0, in the state tournament in 2012.

Pick: St. Joseph, 33-10.

- Phil Anastasia
St. Joseph (9-2)

St. Augustine. . . 33-14 L

Absegami. . . 68-27

Millville. . . 13-7

Vineland. . . 29-6

Mt. St. Joseph. . . 29-0 L

Atlantic City. . . 53-15

Mainland. . . 48-24

Egg Harbor Twp.. . . 47-13

Ocean City. . . 35-0

Holy Spirit. . . 13-0 *

Immaculata. . . 48-6 *

* N.P. 2 tournament games

Hudson Catholic (10-1)

Newark Central. . . 23-0

Glen Ridge. . . 13-0

Dickinson. . . 42-0

Marist. . . 40-0

Snyder. . . 49-0

Ferris. . . 42-0

Hoboken. . . 28-6

Lincoln. . . 22-17 L

St. Anthony. . . 48-13

St. Mary. . . 34-14 *

Montclair Kimberley. . . 31-19 *

* N.P. 2 tournament games

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