South Jersey football Games of the Week

by Marc Narducci | Oct 6, 2022
South Jersey football Games of the Week
Friday

Millville (3-3, 2-1 WJFL American) at Shawnee (3-3, 1-2), 6. Millville was upset last week, losing 21-17 to Lenape for its first American Division loss. Both Lenape and Millville are 2-1, behind 3-0 Cherokee. Millville hosts Cherokee, on Oct. 21. Shawnee is looking to snap a three-game losing streak, with two losses by a touchdown each to Cherokee and Winslow Township and then last week’s 38-14 defeat to St. Augustine. Shawnee will have to stop the Millville passing game. Millville junior Jacob Zamot has completed 63 of 129 for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns.

 

Lenape (3-2, 2-1 WJFL American) at Cherokee (3-2, 3-0), 6. Lenape got a big game last week from senior running back Zyaire Fleming, who rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown in the 21-17 upset of Millville. Cherokee lost its first two games but has won three in a row, all in the American Division over St. Augustine, Shawnee and Williamstown. Cherokee junior quarterback Ryan Bender has completed 40 of 75 for 526 yards and five touchdowns. He has also rushed for 146 yards (4.2 avg.) and three scores. If Cherokee wins, the Chiefs would clinch at least a tie for the division title, with its final American Divison game on Oct. 21 against Millville.

 

Timber Creek (5-1, 1-1 WJFL Memorial) at Hammonton (5-1, 3-0), 6. Hammonton would clinch the Memorial Division outright with a win. As it is, the Blue Devils have already clinched at least a share of the title. Hammonton bounced back from a loss to fellow Group 4 playoff contender Mainland to defeat Rancocas Valley, 21-14 last week. Sophomore Kenny Smith rushed for 122 yards (7.6 avg.) and a touchdown in last week’s win. For the season, Smith has rushed for 667 yards (7.6 avg.) and nine touchdowns. Junior Lucas Goehringer has rushed for 305 yards (5.9 avg.) and two scores. Timber Creek is coming off its first loss of the season, 19-14 to district rival Highland. Chargers junior quarterback Victor Oquendo has completed 62 of 121 for 777 yards and seven touchdowns.

 

Camden (4-1, 3-0 WJFL Constitution) at Haddonfield (4-0, 2-0), 7. Camden would clinch at least a tie for the Constitution title with a win. The Panther's only loss was a 33-6 defeat at Chardon, Ohio, in their opening game. This will be a battle of highly regarded quarterbacks. Sophomore quarterback Deante Ruffin (6-3, 220) has completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 947 yards and nine touchdowns for Camden. He has also rushed for 208 yards (5.5 avg.) and four touchdowns. Haddonfield escaped with a 14-7 win last week over rival West Deptford. Junior quarterback Declan McCarthy has completed 60.3 percent of his passes for 503 yards and nine touchdowns. He has rushed for four touchdowns.

 

Saturday

Woodstown (5-0, 2-0 WJFL Diamond) at Woodbury (5-1, 2-0), 10:30. The winner of this game will clinch at least a tie for the Diamond Division title. Woodstown is coming off a hard-fought 7-6 win over rival Salem. Wolverines junior James Hill has rushed for 986 yards (7.2 avg.) and eight touchdowns. Woodbury bounced back from a 28-6 loss to Haddonfield to defeat Gloucester last week, 43-29. Senior quarterback Bryan Johnson has completed 71.4 percent of his passes for 1,109 yards and 13 touchdowns for Woodbury.

 

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