South Jersey Football Preview -Part II

by Marc Narducci | Oct 13, 2016
South Jersey Football Preview -Part II Cinnaminson (5-0) at Collingswood (3-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
This is a matchup of South Jersey Group 2 teams that both should reach the postseason. Cinnaminson is averaging 38.2 points per game and has also recorded three shutouts, including last week's 38-0 win over Robbinsville. Cinnaminson senior Shaun Davilla has thrown for 362 yards and five TDs and has rushed for 364 yards (6.4 avg.) and six touchdowns. After opening with a loss to Haddonfield, Collingswood has won three in a row. Collingswood is coming off consecutive shutouts, beating Buena, 24-0 and last week defeating Audubon, 38-0. According to GridironNewjersey.com, Collingswood currently occupies the eighth and final playoff berth in Group 2, although five teams ahead of the Panthers have played one more game.

Woodbury (2-2) at Clayton (3-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
These are two teams that figure to qualify for the South Jersey Group 1 playoffs. Clayton, which lost to Pennsville in last year's South Jersey Group 1 final, also lost in last week's rematch against the Eagles, 34-20. Quarterback Damir Washington leads a solid passing game. Woodbury has played four Group 1 contenders this year and opened with a 14-13 win over Paulsboro, lost to Pennsville, 21-6, beat Haddon Heights, 25-19 and lost last week to Salem, 28-16.

Vineland (4-0) at Clearview (3-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
Clearview is coming off an impressive 41-14 win over Paul VI as quarterback Jarret Baker rushed for 149 yards and three TDs and passed for two scores. Clearview's one loss came to powerful Timber Creek. The Pioneers currently hold the eighth and final playoff spot in South Jersey Group 4, but three teams ahead of Clearview have played an extra game. Vineland, which went 3-7 last year, has beaten teams with a combined 1-17 record so this will be the first major test for the Fighting Clan, who are currently fifth in South Jersey Group 5. Vineland's tougher part of the schedule is ahead beginning with this game against the Pioneers.

Millville (3-1) at Hammonton (3-2), Friday, 7 p.m.
Millville rebounded from a 41-21 loss to No. 1 St. Augustine in beating Williamstown, 22-14 last week. The Thunderbolts are a contender for a South Jersey Group 5 playoff spot. Hammonton is hoping to earn a spot in the South Jersey Group 4 playoffs. The Blue Devils are coming off last week's 37-7 loss to Cherokee, a major contender in South Jersey Group 5.

Deptford (3-1) at Schalick (4-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
Schalick has won seven in a row over the past two years and is a team to watch in what is a loaded South Jersey Group 1 field. The Cougars have recorded three straight shutouts and their closest game was last week's 28-0 victory over Gloucester. Still, Schalick will begin its toughest portion of the schedule with games against Deptford, Clayton and Woodstown. Deptford, whose one loss came against Pennsville, is in the running for a South Jersey Group 3 playoff berth and this game would be a major boost for the Spartans. The person Schalick must contain is junior running back Darius Dowd, who has rushed for 754 yards (8.0 avg.) and eight touchdowns.

Woodrow Wilson (3-1) at Willingboro (3-2), Friday, 7 p.m.
Wilson, which has won three in a row since an opening 13-7 loss to Highland, needs a win to keep pace in the South Jersey Group 3 race. After losing its first two games to two unbeaten teams, Cinnaminson and West Deptford, Willingboro has won three in a row following last week's 37-0 win over Holy Cross. The Chimeras are in the running for a South Jersey Group 2 playoff spot.

Haddonfield (4-0) at Paulsboro (3-1), 2 p.m.
Haddonfield escaped with a 14-6 win against Overbrook last week. Senior quarterback Brendan Gilmartin is a two-way threat for Haddonfield, having rushed for 452 yards (9.2 avg.) and eight TDs, while passing for 414 yards, three TDs and no interceptions. Paulsboro has won three in a row since an opening 14-13 loss to Woodbury. Junior running back Dehron Holloway is a game-breaker for Paulsboro.

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