South Jersey Football Games of the Week

by Marc Narducci | Nov 3, 2022
South Jersey Football Games of the Week
South Jersey Group 3

(5) Highland (6-4) at (1) Seneca (9-0), Friday, 7. Seneca had an opening 47-33 Group 3 win over Somerville. Seneca senior Brayden Davis has thrown for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 856 yards and 13 scores. Highland has won six of its last seven after an opening 32-7 win at Manasquan. The only loss during this time was a 46-42 defeat to Rancocas Valley. Junior Connor Leary has thrown 1,378 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Tartans.

Central Jersey Group 5

(5) Atlantic City (7-1) at (1) Lenape (5-4), Friday, 7. Atlantic City has won five in a row after a 32-28 quarterfinal win over Rancocas Valley. During that five-game win streak, Atlantic City is averaging 33.4 points per game. Lenape snapped a two-game losing streak with a 40-0 quarterfinal final over Freehold. The big advantage for Lenape is that it has played one of the tougher schedules in South Jersey, with wins over Cherokee and Millville the highlight. Senior Zaire Goffney-Fleming has rushed for 998 yards (6.3 avg.) and 11 touchdowns.

South Jersey Group 4

(4) Shawnee (6-4) at (1) Hammonton (8-2), Friday, 6. Shawnee has won three in a row after an opening 42-7 playoff win over Ocean City. The Renegades have played a difficult schedule with their best win a 14-3 triumph over Group 5 semifinalist Lenape. Hammonton has won two in a row and four of five after an opening 48-6 win over Hightstown. Sophomore Kenny Smith has rushed for 1,241 yards (7.2 avg.) and 16 touchdowns.

South Jersey Group 5

(3) Cherokee (4-5) at (2) Kingsway (6-3), Friday, 6. Don’t be fooled by Cherokee’s 4-5 record. The Chiefs have played one of the toughest schedules in South Jersey. Cherokee opened with a 45-14 win playoff win over Williamstown. Senior receiver Cameron Burti has caught 36 passes for 460 yards and two touchdowns and has rushed for 148 yards and a score. Kingsway junior tight end Luke Van Brill has 24 receptions for 582 yards and nine touchdowns. The Dragons opened with a 35-6 quarterfinal win over Southern Regional.

Central Jersey Group 1

(4) Paulsboro (5-4) at (1) Woodstown (8-1), Friday 7. These two teams met on Sept. 9 with Woodstown earning an 18-0 win. Junior James Hill has been Woodstown’s offensive leader, having rushed for 1,538 yards (7.3 avg.) and 15 touchdowns. Paulsboro is a much-improved team since the first meeting. The Red Raiders have gone 5-1 since opening the season 0-3. Senior Rocco Pellegrini has thrown for 1,615 yards and 18 touchdowns for Paulsboro.

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Author: Marc Narducci


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