Part II Preview: Woodbury vs. Salem...

by Marc Narducci | Sep 29, 2016
Part II Preview: Woodbury vs. Salem... Part II Preview: Woodbury vs. Salem Highlights Weekend High School Football Action

Buena (2-1) at Collingswood (1-1), Friday, p.m.
After losing 35-7 in its opener to Haddonfield, Collingswood bounced back to defeat Delran, 38-7. The Panthers are coming off a bye week. Collingswood lives by the run. Sophomore Michael Jenkins rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in the win over Delran. The Panthers are contenders for a Group 2 playoff berth. Buena has had easy wins over Pleasantville and Oakcrest, sandwiched by a 33-6 loss to unbeaten Oakcrest. This season Buena has moved from South Jersey Group 2 to Group 1 and the Chiefs should be a major contender in their new division.

Deptford (2-1) at Sterling (0-2), Friday, 7 p.m.
Deptford will be looking to bounce back after last week's 52-18 loss to Pennsville. The Spartans have shown improvement under third-year coach Chris Crowley. After going 2-8 in 2014, Deptford was 3-7 last year. Now the Spartans are a legitimate contender for a South Jersey Group 3 playoff spot. Junior running back Darius Dowd has rushed for 454 yards (7.4 avg.) and five TDs. Quarterback Riley Giles has thrown four touchdown passes. Sterling had a bye last week. The Silver Knights opened the season with a last-second 38-31 loss to Overbrook and then lost 54-14 the next week at Cinnaminson.

Glassboro (1-2) at Cinnaminson (3-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
Glassboro opened with a strong 24-22 win over Salem before suffering consecutive close defeats, losing to Paulsboro, 19-12 and Woodstown, 21-20. All three are solid SJ Group 1 teams and Glassboro should contend for a playoff spot. Cinnaminson has allowed just 14 points and has recorded two shutouts, including last week's 22-0 victory over Holy Cross. Quarterback Shaun Davilla has completed 19-32 passes for 207 yards and 4 TDs. He has rushed for 216 yards (5.7 avg.) and 3 TDs. So the key for Glassboro will be to attempt to contain Davilla.

Woodbury (2-1) at Salem (1-2), Saturday, 2 p.m.
Both of these teams are South Jersey Group 1 contenders. Salem has gotten off to a slow start, with losses to Glassboro and Penns Grove sandwiched around a victory over Burlington City. Running back-linebacker Jonathan Taylor, a Rutgers commit, is one of the top players in South Jersey. He leads a strong Rams running game. Woodbury opened some eyes with an opening 14-13 win over serious Group 1 contender Paulsboro. The Thundering Herd then lost to defending South Jersey Group 1 champion Pennsville, 20-8, before being Haddon Heights, 25-19. This will be a battle of strong running games. Woodbury's Jaquan Solomon rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns runs of 71 and 4 yards against Heights.

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