St. Joseph (10-0) vs. St. Anthony (8-3)

4 p.m. Saturday at Kean.

Coaches: St. Joseph, Paul Sacco, 287-56-5 in 34 seasons; St. Anthony, Ed Stinson, 12-9 in two seasons.

Previous titles: St. Joseph, 23 (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1985, 1983, 1977). St. Anthony, none.

St. Anthony breakdown: The Friars have won six in a row after a 2-3 start. They stunned St. Mary, which had played St. Joseph in the last four state finals, in the semifinals.

St. Anthony players to watch: The Friars have run for 4,051 yards and 42 touchdowns. Senior Eli Terry has rushed for 1,922 yards and 21 touchdowns, and junior Torrance Williams has run for 958 yards and 13 TDs.

St. Joseph breakdown: The Wildcats have won 20 in a row since a 31-28 loss to Holy Spirit on Sept. 20, 2013. This year's team has outscored New Jersey opponents by 414-55.

St. Joseph players to watch: Junior Salaam Horne has passed for 887 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushed for 705 yards on 70 carries, with seven touchdowns. His twin, A'Laam Horne, has run for 1,088 yards on just 87 carries (12.5 average) and scored 24 touchdowns. Senior fullback C.J. LaFragola has scored 12 touchdowns.

Fast fact: St. Joseph coach Paul Sacco was hospitalized with brain bleeding the last time his team played St. Anthony, in the 2010 playoffs. St. Joseph won, 50-7.

Pick: St. Joseph, 34-13.

- Phil AnastasiaEndText