The Wildcats dominated thanks largely to RBs Jada Byers and Ahmad Ross. Byers and Ross each accounted for three touchdowns.
Senior RB Abellany Mendez did a little bit of everything in Rutherford’s 62-14 victory over Kittatiny, rushing for 93 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries, catching five passes for 81 yards and a score and throwing for a three yard touchdown and two-point conversion.
A year after suffering a crushing loss to the Pioneers in the finals, the Bulldogs earned some payback. RB Alex Maldjian couldn't be stopped, as he rushed for 281 yards and four touchdowns in the 42-35 victory.
The defending champion Renegades, who were just 2-6 when the playoffs began, scored a huge upset over the Thunderbolts, 28-26.
QB Sammy Nieves was the top playmaker for South Plainfield, rushing for touchdowns of 41 and 66 yards. Overall, he rushed for 125 yards on just six carries, as the Tigers took down the section's defending champs.