South Jersey Playoff Game to Be Hosted by Philadelphia Eagles

After a shooting interrupted a South Jersey football playoff game on Friday, two high school teams will get to finish their game in a dream location.

The game between Pleasantville High School and Camden High School was stopped with 17 minutes remaining when shots were fired in the stadium. In the days following, it was announced that the game would resume on November 20 at a neutral location.

*Enter the Philadelphia Eagles.*

The NFL team will host both teams and their families to finish the game on Lincoln Financial Field, beginning at 4 pm on Wednesday. A defined number of free passes will be distributed to the teams and the game will be closed off to the public.

Larry White, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association executive director, commented on the emotional circumstances of this situation in a Facebook post announcing the news.

“It’s extremely unfortunate that a senselessly violent act has impacted this game, and there will certainly be a wide range of emotions along both sidelines. However, thanks to the Eagles’ generosity and community spirit, Pleasantville and Camden student-athletes and their families will have an opportunity to write their own ending to this game. They’ll compete on a world-class stage, sending a clear message that violence will not win.”

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