Posted On: 06/14/21 2:04 PM

It has all come down to this! Old Bridge and Southern vying to be crowned the champion of champions this evening in the State Final. So to celebrate this tremendous matchup of two squads in the Prep Dig Top 10 (Southern No. 3 & Old Bridge No. 4), let's give a full breakdown of this match with a prediction. 

State Titles

Old Bridge: 2018, 2019

Southern: 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

Head-to-Head

These two giants clashed back in early May at Old Bridge. Old Bridge fell behind early but still rallied to win the first set. Southern bounced back in a big way and rallied to take the final two sets in a 21-25, 26-24, 25-21 thriller. If the championship is anything like their matchup earlier this year, we are in for a treat. Tommy Deakyne led the way 19 kills while Brian Snook had 16. 

How They Got Here

Old Bridge cruised through the Central section and then met up with Christian Brothers who had just defeated them. They played one of the greatest first sets ever with a 70 point set. The Knights got through that revenge matchup and then cruised against St. Peter's Prep. 

Southern had

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