Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
and Central (Miami, Fla.)
have agreed to play in 2013 and 2014, according to Don Bosco Prep athletic director Brian McAleer.
The teams will first meet in New Jersey on September 21 this fall, with Don Bosco Prep returning the favor and heading to Miami the following season.
It will mark the third consecutive season that Don Bosco Prep has played an opponent from Florida. It defeated Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.)
in 2011 and St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
in 2012. Both of those games were played in the Sunshine State.
Miami Central, also no stranger to interstate competition, has played teams from Ohio and Georgia over the last two seasons.
The matchup will be highlighted by Central's dynamic running back duo of Joseph Yearby
and Dalvin Cook
, who comprise the nation's top backfield. The pair guided Central to a Class 6A state title last fall.
Don Bosco Prep, which failed to capture a state title in 2012 for the first time since 2005, loses standout defensive end Alquadin Muhammad
to graduation but returns a bulk of its offensive skill players.
In addition to Central, Don Bosco Prep will also take on St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.)
and Mission Viejo (Calif.)