Oakcrest at Cedar Creek: It will be Penn State recruit Brandon Bell, a linebacker, vs. Georgia Tech recruit Damon Mitchell, an option QB.
West Deptford at Haddon Heights: Led by Alex Thompson and Dante Pinckney, the Garnets are dark-horse contenders in the Colonial Liberty. They get their shot when preseason favorite West Deptford comes to town.
Williamstown at Timber Creek: This might be the heaviest hitting game of the regular season, as these are two of South Jersey's best defenses.
Mainland at Holy Spirit: These Route 9 rivals have aspirations of being a surprise team in the realigned Cape-Atlantic American.
Woodbury at Paulsboro: These old rivals could meet again in the South Jersey Group 1 playoffs. But this game, which could turn on Paulsboro's ability to contain quarterback Anthony Averett, likely will decide the Colonial Patriot.
Cinnaminson at Holy Cross: The WJFL Liberty race could turn on a battle of high-powered offenses as 1,200-yard rusher Tom Donnelly leads the Pirates against QB Logan Hill, RB Khalid Hendricks, and Holy Cross.
Cherokee at Washington Township: These perennial powers likely will battle for prime position in the WJFL American race and the S.J. Group 5 playoff field.
Gloucester at Glasssboro: These teams' returning running backs combined for more than 4,300 yards and 59 touchdowns last season, as Lions junior Ben Boyer went for 1,865 and 23 and Glassboro senior Corey Clement set the South Jersey record with 2,510 and scored 36.
Rancocas Valley at Lenape: The Red Devils step out of WJFL Colonial play and back into traditional South Jersey competition in a game that could have major S.J. Group 5 playoff implications.
Pennsauken at Shawnee: This playoff-cutoff clash could decide the WJFL National race and determine both teams' postseason seeding. In a twist, Shawnee's strength is up front this season and the Renegades will flourish in space.
St. Joseph at Hammonton: This Thanksgiving Eve clash of crosstown rivals could decide the Cape-Atlantic American race, and will command the attention of a football-crazy town.
- Phil Anastasia