Well at least 3 of the 4 are big.
However to the 27 high school football teams from the shore area that qualified for the NJSIAA playoffs what counts as a big game are the ones they will be playing beginning this weekend when the postseason officially begins.
No matter what the Shore Conference is assured of having at least two winners this weekend because of head-to-head meetings between local teams.
Toms River East, one of the better stories of this season, will host Middletown North tonight in the Central Jersey Group 4 bracket with the winner to likely face Jackson if the Jaguars, as expected advance past Moorestown. Brick and Middletown South also have games in that sectional tonight.
Among Group 5 schools Toms River North earned a 2 seed in Central Jersey and will entertain South Brunswick tonight while Southern hosts just their second playoff game in school history when they take on Vineland in the South Jersey portion. Point Beach and Point Boro are both on the road this weekend.
Among the other teams in action this weekend are Manasquan and Ocean.