Seton Hall Prep enters 2021 with lofty expectations – has the Pirates listed as the No. 7 ranked team in the country. That, however, didn’t stop Montclair Kimberley Academy from giving Seton Hall Prep everything they had.

One of the best annual matchups in Essex County, this showdown between the Pirates and Cougars went down to the wire and saw the West Orange-based private school win 2-1 in a thriller. Zaiden James’ header in the 87th minute proved to be the difference as Seton Hall Prep emerged from their season-opener as winners.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week:

JSZ will present extended highlights and reaction from one boys and one girls game weekly, sponsored by OceanFirst Bank.

Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is made possible by “One on One with Steve Adubato.”