New York, NY (September 1, 2022) — High School football is back, and MSG Networks is doing its part to help support local gridiron programs in the area.
MSG Networks today announced a lineup of high school football games featuring some of the top high school football programs across New York and New Jersey.
The schedule will include two weekend showcases and tilts airing live Fridays at 7pm ET and Saturdays at 1pm ET during the high school football campaign.
The network’s coverage will begin this Labor Day weekend with the Rumble on the Raritan, the Northeast high school football showcase that serves as the kick-off to the region’s high school football season.
Starting on Friday, September 2nd, the event will consist of eight games over three consecutive days, which will air live from SHI Stadium on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Two familiar voices will be broadcasting the action, as play-by-play announcer Jimmy Cavallo will be behind the microphone every week for each game airing on MSG Networks, alongside analyst and former NFL quarterback Matt Simms.
Simms, who played three seasons with the Jets, was a former standout high school quarterback at powerhouse Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey.
As part of the lineup, MSG Networks will also air the Battle for the Bridge, the annual high school football showcase being played at Rutgers’ SHI Stadium. The three-day event will feature matchups between formidable schools from New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia, beginning on Friday, September 16th.
The other games being played throughout the season will air live from different high schools across New York and New Jersey. The games airing on MSG Networks each week will also be available to watch on MSG GO, the network’s live streaming and video-on-demand platform.
Please see the schedule for weeks 1-3 below.
Week 1 – Rumble on the Raritan
(all games at Rutgers’ SHI Stadium)
Friday, September 2
4:00pm – Westwood (Township of Washington, NJ) vs. Shore Regional (West Long Branch, NJ).
7:00pm – Irvington (Irvington, NJ) vs. Millville (Millville, NJ).
Saturday, September 3
1:00pm – Pope John XXIII (Sparta, NJ) vs. Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, NJ).
4:00pm – Rumson Fair-Haven (Rumson, NJ) vs. Toms River North (Toms River, NJ).
7:00pm – St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City, NJ) vs. St Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia, PA).
Sunday, September 4
1:00pm – Lenape (Medford, NJ) vs. Wayne Valley (Wayne, NJ).
4:00pm – Salem (Salem, NJ) vs. Camden (Camden, NJ).
7:00pm – Winslow (Atco, NJ) vs. Northern Highlands (Allendale, NJ).
Friday, September 9
7:00pm – St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ) at Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ).
Saturday, September 10
1:00pm – Paramus Catholic (Paramus, NJ) at Pope John XXIII (Sparta, NJ).
Week 3 – Battle for the Bridge
(all games at Rutgers’ SHI Stadium)
Friday, September 16
5:00pm – Holy Trinity (Hicksville, NY) vs. Immaculata (Somerville, NJ)
8:00pm – Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, NY) vs. Rock Creek Christian Academy (Upper Marlboro, MD).
Saturday, September 17
11:00am – Monsignor Farrell (Staten Island, NY) vs. Hudson Catholic (Jersey City, NJ).
2:00pm – Curtis (Staten Island, NY) vs. St. Mary’s Ryken (Leonardtown, MD).
5:00pm – Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, NY) vs. DePaul Catholic (Wanye, NJ).
8:00pm – St. Anthony’s (Melville, NY) vs. St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ).
Sunday, September 18
11:00am – Cardinal Hayes (Bronx, NY) vs. Pope John XXIII (Sparta, NJ).
2:00pm – Canarsie (Brooklyn, NY) vs. Life Christian Academy (Chester, VA).
5:00pm – Lincoln (Brooklyn, NY) vs. Bishop McNamara (Forestville, MD.)
(Game schedule subject to change)
— Jerry Del Priore