The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School football team bids to win a fifth straight NJSIAA sectional playoff championship when it tackles Somerville High School on Dec. 2.
The Central Jersey, Group 3 state finals will be played at High Point Solutions Stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway. Kick off is at 7 p.m.
The Bulldogs have won the last two Central Jersey, Group 3 titles, defeating South Plainfield High School, 27-22, in the 2016 finals and Red Bank Regional High School, 21-0, in the 2015 title game.
Rumson-Fair Haven won the Central Jersey, Group 2 title in 2014 and 2013, defeating Delaware Valley Regional High School, 21-0, and Weequahic High School, 14-6, respectfully.
A victory over Somerville will enable Rumson-Fair Haven to tie Manasquan High School with a Shore Conference record of five consecutive playoff titles. Manasquan won those sectionals from 1998 through 2002.
The Bulldogs defeated Wall High School, 28-13, on Nov. 17 in the Central Jersey, Group 3 semifinals.
Before facing Somerville, the Bulldogs defeated Shore Regional High School, 24-6, at home on Nov. 23 in their annual Thanksgiving Day rivalry game.