No. 7 Timber Creek at No. 4 Hammonton, 7 p.m.: The Courier-Post/S.J. Gridiron Gang Game of the Week. Timber Creek won last year’s West Jersey Football League matchup 44-17.
The Chargers (5-2) can earn a share of the WJFL National with a victory. They’ve won three straight, outscoring opponents 105-19. Sophomore QB Devin Leary has completed 37-of-47 passes for 683 yards and eight touchdowns in the last two games. Noah Ellison, Cameron Chambers and Ezrah Archie have combined for 15 TD catches. Linebacker Julian Mahan has a team-leading 72 tackles.
The Blue Devils (7-1) will look to bounce back following a 36-21 loss to No. 3 Williamstown. They can wrap up the WJFL National outright with a victory in what will be their final regular-season game. They will likely be the No. 1 seed in the S.J. Group 4 playoffs. Zac Barnard and Mitch Vitali have combined for 1,235 yards and 22 touchdowns, leading the team’s ground attack.
Cinnaminson at Pemberton, 1 p.m.: This WJFL Liberty showdown will determine who will claim the crown or at least grab a piece of it.
The Pirates (6-1) can remain in the hunt for a share of the division crown with a win. They still have to play Delran on Thanksgiving. Junior QB Shaun Davilla has completed 48-of-84 passes for 728 yards and 10 TDs, while also rushing for 629 yards and eight scores. Devon Taylor has 17 catches for 353 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Hornets (7-0) can claim the division title outright with a win or earn a share with a loss. Junior QB Joe Benson leads the region with a school-record 21 touchdown passes and has thrown for 1,252 yards. Taro Gaither has 29 catches for 671 yards and nine TDs, while Robert Forchion leads the ground attack with 801 yards and four scores.
No. 6 Delsea at No. 14 Kingsway, 7 p.m.: A WJFL National showdown with division and playoff implications.
The Crusaders (7-1) bounced back from their loss to Hammonton with a decisive victory over Triton and will be playing their last regular-season game. They have scored 57, 55 and 54 points in their last three wins. A win, combined with a Hammonton loss, would give them a three-way share of the division title with Hammonton and Timber Creek. Rashaad Williams and Quinn Collins have combined for 1,671 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns.
The Dragons (4-3) have won three straight and are likely headed to the S.J. Group 5 playoffs. A win would help as far as playoff seeding, with Rancocas Valley and Millville also taking 4-3 records into the weekend. Junior RB Anthony Seas has been outstanding, rushing for a team-leading 875 yards and 12 touchdowns. He had all three in last week’s upset of Paul VI.
Overbrook at No. 12 Haddonfield, 7 p.m.: A Colonial Liberty matchup with league and playoff implications.
The Rams (4-3) are fighting for a spot in the S.J. Group 2 playoffs, holding just a six-point advantage over Woodstown for the eighth and final berth. Senior QB Tommy Wyatt has completed 102-of-164 passes for 1,211 yards and 12 touchdowns, while junior Marques DeShields has rushed for 805 yards and is among area leaders with 15 TDs. Senior LB Mitch Baraldi has 78 tackles.
The Bulldawgs (6-1) can earn a share of the division crown with a win and a West Deptford loss to Audubon on Saturday. The two-time defending S.J. Group 2 champions are likely to remain as the fourth seed in this year’s playoffs. Senior QB Tommy Kadar has thrown for 787 yards and eight TDs, while also rushing for 448 yards and eight scores.
Bishop Eustace at No. 2 Camden Catholic, 7 p.m.: A WJFL Royal contest with division and playoff implications.
The Crusaders (5-2) have won three of their last four and are coming off a 24-13 win over Glassboro. A playmaker, senior RB Kevin Lammers has rushed for a team-leading 711 yards and six touchdowns, while Robert Dunn (58 tackles) and Wesley Payne (55) have spearheaded the defense all season.
The Irish (7-0) will be looking to improve their playoff seeding in Non-Public Group 3 and can also win the division title outright. Nazir Streater and Jamal Parker have combined for 23 touchdowns, while senior QB Tyree Rodgers has thrown nine TD passes. Streater and Jordan Jefferson lead the team with better than 60 tackles apiece.
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