H.S. Football Games of the Week (Part I)

by Marc Narducci | Oct 26, 2016
H.S. Football Games of the Week (Part I) It is already week eight in the South Jersey high school football season, one week away from the playoff cutoff date. Here is Part I of the top games of the week.

St. Joseph (5-2) at St. Augustine (7-0), Friday 6 p.m.
Record-wise this looks like a good battle, but St. Augustine has won every game going away. The Hermits closest game was a 41-21 win over a strong Millville team. In that game, St. Augustine led 34-7 at halftime. St. Augustine junior quarterback Josh Zamot has rushed for 468 yards (10.0 avg.) and 9 TDs. He has completed 48-67 passes for 813 yards, and 9 TDs. St. Joseph is a strong defensive team, but the Wildcats could have trouble moving the ball on the stout St. Augustine defense. St. Joseph has lost two games by 17-14 scores, to Holy Spirit in OT and to Cedar Creek last week in double overtime. Quahsin Townsel has rushed for 739 yards (5.1 avg.) and 10 TDs.

Cherokee (4-2) at Lenape (6-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
Cherokee is hitting its stride after losing its first two games to Shawnee and Timber Creek by a combined 10 points. The key will be how well Cherokee can run against the stiff Lenape defense. Cherokee's John Lovett has rushed for 919 yards (9.8 avg.) and 13 touchdowns. During its four-game win streak, Cherokee has outscored its opponents, 156-35. Lenape is coming off a 41-7 win over Hopewell Valley. Coach Tim McAneney's Indians are allowing just five points per game.

Holy Spirit (6-1) at Camden Catholic (6-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
Spirit bounced back from a 41-0 loss to St. Augustine to defeat Buena last week 24-6. The Spartans will have to contain one of South Jersey's most explosive running back, Nazir Streater. The senior has rushed for 815 yards (6.9 avg.) and 12 TDs. Since an opening 22-15 OT win over Camden, the Irish haven't been tested very much. Camden Catholic's closest win since the opener has been last week's 25-14 triumph at Seneca.

Cinnaminson (5-1) at West Deptford (6-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
On paper, this looks like a good game between SJ Group 2 teams, but one has to wonder if anybody on the schedule can keep up with West Deptford. The Eagles are coming off a 48-14 win over Group 2 playoff contender Haddonfield. As a team West Deptford is averaging 10.1 yards per carry and has rushed for 2,421 yards and 10 touchdowns. Leading the way is senior Anthony Seas who has rushed for 1,093 yards (13.0 avg.) and 12 TDs. Cinnaminson can also run the ball. The Pirates have rushed for 1,220 yards (6.6 avg.) and 20 TDs. Quarterback Shaun Davilla has rushed for 366 yards (6.4 avg.) and 6 TDs.

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