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Cedar Creek (1-0) at Bridgeton (1-0)

When: 7 tonight

Where: Jim Hursey Memorial Stadium, 111 West Avenue, Bridgeton

Coaches: Cedar Creek: Tim Watson (3rd year, 14-7); Bridgeton: Dave Ellen (14th year, 81-75).

Last week:
Cedar Creek opened its season with a solid 21-0 win over Ocean City at home. The team graduated dynamic quarterback Damon Mitchell, but his younger brother Ahmir Mitchell started his tenure as the Pirates’ starting quarterback on a high note, having a hand in all three of his team’s scores. He ran for touchdowns of 69 and 65 yards and threw a 25-yard strike to Jesse Mitza. … Bridgeton left no doubt in its opener, steamrolling Lower Cape May, 68-8. Running back Stefon Bowman scored on runs of 29 and eight yards. Cappadonna Miller had a fumble recovery and an interception return for a touchdown, in addition to a 29-yard scoring run. The Bulldog defense allowed the Caper Tigers to gain just 69 yards in the game.

Lower Cape May (0-1) at St. Augustine (1-0)

When: 6 tonight

Where: Father Stephen LaRosa Field, 611 Cedar Avenue, Richland

Coaches: Lower Cape May: Bill Miller (1st year, 0-1); St. Augustine: Mark Reardon (2nd year, 9-2).

Last week:
Lower Cape May was humbled by Bridgeton in its season opener, falling 68-8 to the Bulldogs. The team gained just 69 yards in the game. The lone Caper Tigers touchdown came on an eight-yard run by Chris Rivera in the fourth quarter. … A new-look offense was sharp for St. Augustine in a 48-14 win over Middle Township. Sophomore quarterback Jose Tabora had a nice debut, throwing for 221 yards on 11-of-19 passing. The Prep struck first on a 65-yard pass from Tabora to wide receiver Austin Francisco and Middle Township tied it up later in the quarter. But the Hermits then scored five straight touchdowns to make it a blowout. Lamont Harris had three rushing scores for the Prep.

Gloucester (1-0) at Schalick (0-1)

When: 7 tonight

Where: 718 Centerton Road, Pittsgrove

Coaches: Gloucester: Ed Malone (1st year, 1-0); Schalick: Seth Brown (9th year, 51-32).

Last week: Gloucester started its season with an 18-14 win over Pitman at home. Running back Ben Boyer had 132 yards on 30 carries and scored twice, including a 40-yard run to open the scoring on the fifth play of the game. The Lions took an 18-6 lead at one point and Pitman closed the gap to 18-14, but neither team could score in the second half and Gloucester held on. … Schalick allowed 380 yards of offense to Gloucester Catholic and lost, 19-14. Cougar running backs Tyrell Hart and DeAndre Solomon each broke the 100-yard rushing mark with 102 and 101, respectively. Hart had a 27-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to cut the Rams’ lead to five points, but a comeback wasn’t in the cards. Nick Crisafulli had the other Schalick touchdown, a 15-yard run in the second quarter.

Moorestown (1-0) at Delsea (0-1)

When: 7 tonight

Where: John A. Oberg Field, 242 Fries Mill Road, Franklinville

Coaches: Moorestown: Beau Sherry (1st year, 1-0); Delsea: Sal Marchese (21st year, 155-55-1)

Last week: Moorestown eked out a 7-0 victory over Seneca to open its season. The Quakers broke a deadlock with 6:13 to play in the fourth quarter when quarterback Tyreek Robinson found receiver Brandon Hammons for a 50-yard touchdown. Moorestown forced Seneca to turn the ball over six times. … Delsea fell to Camden, 38-29. The two teams exchanged touchdowns early, with Delsea leading 7-6 and 14-12, but the Panthers took the lead for good with an 82-yard kickoff return for a score. Delsea moved the ball effectively on the ground, amassing 347 yards. Rob Hooks had 136 himself, and Vineland transfer Isaiah Spencer rushed for 83 yards in his Delsea debut. The Crusaders allowed 224 yards through the air.

Cumberland (1-0) at Cherry Hill West (1-0)

When: 7 tonight

Where: Jonas C. Morris Stadium, 2101 Chapel Avenue, Cherry Hill

Coaches: Cumberland: Tom Lake (8th year, 32-39); Brian Wright (2nd year, 5-6).

Last week: Cumberland won its first season opener since 2001, topping visiting Deptford, 17-6. The Colts defense was stout, holding the Spartans to less than 150 yards of offense. Cumberland never trailed in the game, taking the lead on a 1-yard run by Michael Foytik in the second quarter. De’Han Milledge added a touchdown with a three-yard run in the fourth quarter and a 30-yard field goal by Ryan Davis made for the final margin of victory. … Cherry Hill West beat Paul VI 30-24 after a Rodney Williams 21-yard touchdown scamper with 1:33 left to play. Williams ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more. The quarterback also converted a pair of two-point conversions. He had 203 yards himself.


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