No. 4 Camden at No. 8 Camden Catholic, 7 p.m.: The S.J. Gridiron Gang Game of the Week, with the winner taking the upper hand in the WJFL Royal Division race. The Panthers (3-1) have won the last two matchups and are led by Michigan recruits in WR/DB Brad Hawkins and TE/DE Ron Johnson. Both will also play in January’s Semper Fidelis All-American Game in Carson, Calif. The Irish (4-0) are averaging nearly 360 yards per game, 224 on the ground, and have outscored opponents 142-25. Junior RB Nazir Streater has rushed for 511 yards and nine touchdowns on 63 carries.
No. 14 Kingsway at No. 10 Timber Creek, 7 p.m.: The last time these two WJFL National rivals met, Timber Creek escaped with an overtime win in the S.J. Group 4 semifinals. Kingsway (1-2) is coming off a 36-8 victory over previously unbeaten Winslow Township. Junior RB Anthony Seas led the way, rushing for 139 yards and four TDs. The Chargers (2-2) are riding a two-game losing streak, the first since losing their last two in 2010. They will be looking to right the ship after falling to Washington Township in triple overtime.
No. 3 Williamstown at No. 5 Cherokee, 7 p.m.: The winner of this WJFL American matchup will take sole possession of first place in the division. The Braves (4-0) have outscored opponents 158-24, including back-to-back shutouts where they scored 95 points. Senior QB Rich Stanzione and RB Tyrik Glenn and Eriq Mercado have combined to rush for over 800 yards and 19 TDs. The Chiefs (2-1) are coming off their bye week and won last year’s matchup 41-33. Look for them to continue using the QB platoon of senior Evan Powell and junior Jacob Bodine, who have combined for seven TD passes.
No. 9 Paul VI at Winslow Twp., 7 p.m.: First place in the WJFL Constitution Division goes to the winner in this showdown of Eagles. Paul VI (3-1) will look to bounce back following a heartbreaking 35-34 loss to top-ranked Delsea. Senior QB Matty Vitale directs an offense that has had success through the air. Lonnie Moore and Stefone Moore-Green have combined for seven TD catches. Winslow Township (3-1) us coming off a serious pounding at the hands of Kingsway. These Eagles had just eight yards of total offense until the game’s final series. Keshawn Branham leads the team with seven touchdowns.
Holy Cross at Cinnaminson, 7 p.m.: Cinnaminson (4-0) can take another step toward the WJFL Liberty title with a victory. The Pirates have been led by junior QB Shaun Davilla, who is the team’s top rusher (323 yards, four TDs) and passer (25-of-40, 287 yards, three TDs). They’ve outscored opponents 103-25, which includes a pair of shutouts. The Lancers (2-2) snapped a two-game skid with a 21-7 victory over Florence. Junior FB C.J. DeGeorge is making the most of his touches, scoring twice last week to raise his total to a team-leading six TDs. Jeff Undercuffler has thrown three TD passes.
– Kevin Minnick