Williamstown & Millville Looking to...

by Marc Narducci | Sep 28, 2016
Williamstown & Millville Looking to... Williamstown & Millville Looking to Bounce Back in High School Football

Williamstown and Millville look to bounce back from losses to quality teams to headline Part I of our weekend look at the top South Jersey high school football games.

Williamstown (1-2) at Millville (2-1), Friday, 6 p.m.
This could be a SJ Group 5 playoff preview. Williamstown has lost to St Augustine and last week, 14-13 to Hammonton after missing a conversion kick. Millville hadn't allowed a point in its first two games but last week ran up against the consensus No. 1 team St. Augustine. The Thunderbolts lost 41-21, but became the first team to score more than two touchdowns against the Hermits.

Eastern (2-1) at Absegami (1-2), Friday, 6 p.m.
Eastern has matched its win total from the previous two years with last week's win over 35-0 win over Cherry Hill East. The Vikings could stay very much in the hunt for a SJ Group 5 playoff berth with a win. Absegami could get itself in the SJ Group 4 race with a win. The Braves have lost to two defending champs, Cedar Creek (SJ Group 2) and St. Joseph (Non-Public Group 2).

Cedar Creek (3-0) at Camden (1-1), Friday, 6 p.m.
Camden will need a big game from senior quarterback Drew Harris, who has completed 20 of 44 passes for 316 yards, 5 touchdowns, but four interceptions. Junior Najyere Edwards has rushed for 178 yards (5.4 avg.). Camden will have to rely on long drives to keep the potent Cedar Creek offense off the field. The Pirates have averaged 30 points a game in earning wins over Absegami, Delsea and Ocean City. Cedar Creek entered the season considered the team to beat again in SJ Group 2 and the Pirates have shown they will be a major contender.

Holy Spirit (3-0) at Delsea (1-2), Friday, 7 p.m.
Holy Spirit showed it was for real with a win over St. Joe two weeks ago. After losing to two of the top teams in South Jersey, Timber Creek and Cherokee, Delsea rebounded with a resounding 35-0 win over a solid Paul VI team. Linebacker T.J. Hollowell has 20 tackles and four tackles for loss to lead a Delsea defense that is improving. Delsea senior Charles Walker has rushed for 277 yards (9.2 avg.) and 3 TDs while classmate Rashaad Williams has rushed for 190 yards (4.0 avg.) and 2 TDs. Holy Spirit's signature win was a 17-14 overtime triump in its second game against St. Joseph. Those two teams could end up meeting again in the state Non-Public Group 2 playoffs.

St. Joseph (3-1) at Pennsville (3-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
Pennsville has scored 103 points in wins over Woodstown, Woodbury and Deptford. Junior linebacker Nick Bard is averaging 8.7 tackles per game and has rushed for 298 yards (7.6 avg.) and 2 TDs. St. Joseph bounced back from its overtime loss to Holy Spirit to defeat Absegami last week, 35-7. Junior Qwahsin Townsel has rushed for 418 yards (6.9 avg.) and 7 TDs. St. Joseph is the favorite but this will be a good game for Pennsville to gauge its progress and also great preparation for the playoffs.

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