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GENERAL
Nickname: Mustangs
Colors: Maroon/Gray
Coach: Ralph Cinque
League: North Jersey Super - Liberty Red
Playoff Division: North Group 5
Playoff Division Rank: #7

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 8
Returning Defensive Starters: 9
2017 JV Record: 5-3
Starting Quarterback Returning: yes

TOP PLAYERS
Armani Brinson 6'2" 185 Senior QB/ATH 4.58
David Martinez 5'8" 180 Senior RB 4.66
Christian Boneparte 5'8" 165 Junior RB/S 4.72

STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES
Team Strengths: 17 Returning Starters, Close-Knit, Battle-Tested
Team Weaknesses: Tough Schedule, Skill Position Size

RATINGS
2017 Final Power Rating: 3.7
2017 National Rank: #6035
2017 State Rank: #159
Personnel (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment: +7.5
2018 Starting Power Rating: -4.3
2018 National Rank: #4350
2018 State Rank: #113
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2017 Rating): 14.4
Dynasty National Rank: #4995
2018 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: worse by 18.7
Dynasty Record: 73-78-1 (39-33-1 in league)

HISTORICAL
2017 Overall Record: 6-4
2017 League Record/Finish: 4-3 (tied for 3rd)
2017 Points For Average: 25.9
2017 Points Against Average: 21.6
2017 Differential: +4.3
2017 Wins: #6250 Kennedy [John F.] (Paterson) (32-26), #6542 North Bergen (21-14), #8532 Hackensack (45-21), #9234 Eastside (Paterson) (20-6), #9235 Bayonne (38-13), #13544 Bergen Tech (Hackensack) (41-6)
2017 Losses: #3334 Ridgewood (31-20), #3334 Ridgewood (28-7), #3370 Passaic County Tech (Wayne) (29-0), #8252 Passaic (42-35)
2017 Opponents W-L: 54-47
Recent Section Championships: 2006 (North 1 IV)
Recent League Championships: 2004 (tied for 1st; NNJIL B)
Winning Streak Entering 2018 Season: none

SCHEDULE
2018 Schedule: 9/7 Northern Highlands (Allendale), 9/15 Kennedy [John F.] (Paterson), 9/21 at Hackensack, 9/28 at Passaic County Tech (Wayne), 10/5 Eastside (Paterson), 10/12 at Ridgewood, 10/18 Bergen Tech (Hackensack), 10/27 at Delbarton (Morristown), 11/22 at Passaic
Highest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents: Delbarton (Morristown) (20.1), Ridgewood (-5.6), Kennedy [John F.] (Paterson) (-5.9)
Lowest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents: Bergen Tech (Hackensack) (-52.5), Passaic (-24.7), Eastside (Paterson) (-21.6)
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength: -3.2 (4.3 overall)
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength: -13
2018 vs. 2017 Schedule Strength Comparison: -9.8
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank: #166
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank: #6097
2018 Projected Regular Season Record: 6-3
2018 Projected League Finish: 1st
2018 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: less than 1%