South Jersey Football Games of the Week

by Marc Narducci | Sep 25, 2023
South Jersey Football Games of the Week
The final week of September has a number of key games as many teams pass the midway point of their regular season.

Here are some of the key games in South Jersey this week:

Friday, Sept. 25

6 p.m. - Bordentown (2-3, 2-0 WJFL Freedom) at Cinnaminson (5-0, 2-0).

These are the last two unbeaten teams within Freedom Division play. Bordentown saw a two-game winning streak snapped with last week’s 47-14 loss to Allentown. In last year’s matchup Cinnaminson earned a 21-7 win over Bordentown making the Pirates the favorites of this game. Cinnaminson has a high-powered offense and the Pirates are averaging 31.8 points per game. Cinnaminson is coming off a hard-fought 22-9 win over rival Delran with senior Kyle Willis having rushed for 407 yards (8.5 avg.) and six touchdowns this season.* 

6 p.m. - Holy Spirit (4-1, 1-0 WJFL Continental) at Clearview (2-2, 1-0). 

The winner of this game will earn first place in the Continental. Holy Spirit is coming off its first loss of the season—a 14-0 loss to St. Augustine. Before that, the Spartans were averaging 35.7 ppg. Sophomore quarterback Ty Costabile has thrown for 628 yards and nine touchdowns this season. Clearview is coming off a 45-12 win over Egg Harbor Township. Sean Ralph rushed for 202 yards and a score in 20 carries. For the season he has rushed for 399 yards and four touchdowns. Clearview is looking to avenge last year’s 47-6 loss to Holy Spirit. 

7 p.m. - Paul VI (3-1 overall, 2-0 WJFL National) at Moorestown . (4-1, 2-0).

The winner will be in sole possession for first place in the WFJL National. Paul VI has won three in a row since an opening 42-7 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas in Ocean City. The Eagles are coming off their most impressive win of the season, a 28-27 triumph over defending National Division champion Seneca. Senior Dom Santiago threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 57 yards and a score in the win over Seneca. Santiago has thrown for 848 yards and 12 touchdowns. Moorestown has won four in a row since an opening 32-27 loss to Burlington Township. The Quakers defeated Oakcrest last week, 3-0. Since that opening loss, Moorestown has allowed a total of seven points. The Quakers are looking for revenge against Paul VI after losing last year’s game, 20-0.

7 p.m. - Rancocas Valley (4-1, 1-1 WJFL Memorial) at Hammonton (3-2, 2-0).

Hammonton can clinch at least a tie for the division title with this win. The Blue Devils are the only team with an unbeaten Memorial Division record. Hammonton is coming off a 14-7 loss to unbeaten Mainland. Sophomore Kenny Smith has rushed for 746 yards (6.7 avg.) and eight touchdowns. Rancocas Valley bounced back from a crushing 21-18 loss to Timber Creek, to beat Burlington Township, 49-27 last week. Quarterback Nick Marco passed for 146 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 79 yards and two scores.  Rancocas Valley is looking to avenge last year’s 21-14 loss to Hammonton.

 

*Stats courtesy of NJ.com

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