The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Kinlaw, who has committed to Notre Dame as a defensive back, took about 20-25 snaps at quarterback. He ran five times for 39 yards, scoring two touchdowns.
"He looked awesome," Scuderi said of Kinlaw, who didn't play defense in Friday night's game.
Kinlaw's return could shift the balance of power in the South Jersey Group 5 tournament. With a 5-2 record, Absegami likely is assured a spot in the field, although the Braves could secure a high seed and home-field advantage with a victory this weekend against follow South Jersey Group 5 contender Atlantic City (5-2).
With Kinlaw in a backfield with senior Tyler Bing (147 rushing yards, two touchdowns against Hammonton) and junior David Hood (148 rushing yards, three touchdowns), Absegami might have the most explosive backfield in South Jersey.
The playoff field will be filled out after this weekend's games. Absegami and Atlantic City should join with likely top seed Williamstown (7-0) as well as Washington Township (6-1), Eastern (6-2), and Southern (5-2).
The remaining two spots are up for grabs with Millville (4-3), Toms River North (4-3), Egg Harbor Township (3-4), Cherry Hill East (3-4), and Cherokee (3-4) in contention.
South Jersey 4. Lacey (7-0) likely will be the top seed, followed by Timber Creek (5-2) and Moorestown (5-3), with Clearview (4-2) and Kingsway (5-2) right there as well.
Shawnee (4-3) likely will earn a home game with a victory over Pennsauken. Toms River South (4-3), Hammonton (4-3), Seneca (3-4), and Cherry Hill West (4-3) remain in contention.
South Jersey 3. Delsea (7-1) will be the top seed, and Burlington Township (6-1) could clinch the No. 2 spot with a win over fellow S.J. 3 contender Northern Burlington (4-3).
Northern Burlington is in a madcap scramble for the last few spots with Bridgeton (4-3), Highland (4-4), Barnegat (4-3), Cumberland (3-4), Deptford (3-4), and Camden (2-5).
South Jersey 2. West Deptford (7-0) and Cedar Creek (7-0) likely will be the top two seeds, with Haddon Heights (5-2) angling for the No. 3 spot.
There's a rush for the final spots with Woodstown (4-3), Buena (4-4), Cinnaminson (4-3), Willingboro (4-3), Middle Township (4-3), and Sterling (3-4) in the mix.
South Jersey 1. Glassboro (6-1) and Penns Grove (7-0) probably will be the top two seeds, with Woodbury (6-1) in the No. 3 spot.
Gloucester (6-1) has the edge on Paulsboro (6-1) for the No. 4 seed and home field. Wildwood (5-3) has a chance to earn the first berth in the history of the program, depending on what happens with Pennsville (4-3), Audubon (4-3), Schalick (3-4), and Haddon Township (4-3).
Non-Publics. Paul VI (5-2) and St. Augustine (6-1) likely will qualify in Group 4, but are looking at probably road games against North Jersey powers such as Don Bosco Prep, Bergen Catholic, or St. Peter's Prep.
Camden Catholic (5-2) also is likely to open on the road in Group 3. Holy Spirit (4-3) and Holy Cross (4-3) should be in the Group 2 field along with Bishop Eustace (3-5). St. Joseph (7-0) will be the top seed and prohibitive favorite in Group 1.
Central fields. Delran (7-0) could be the top seed in Group 2, while Florence (6-1) is angling for the top seed in Group 1.
Two hundred-win club. Shawnee coach Tim Gushue will become the ninth coach to win 200 games in South Jersey football if the Renegades beat Pennsauken on Friday.
Gushue enters the game with a career mark of 199-96-6 in 30 seasons. West Deptford's Clyde Folsom and Hammonton's Pete Lancetta both won their 200th game this season.
Sixty-point club. Penns Grove has scored 60 or more points in three games this season. The Red Devils are averaging 50.8 points, ahead of the pace for the all-time South Jersey record of 48.4 points per game, set by Salem in 1996.
Penns Grove has won games by 60-0, 60-0, and 68-0. The Red Devils have outscored their last four opponents by 210-0.
"This team loves to play defense," Penns Grove quarterback/defensive back Nick Elmer said. "We love figuring out what the other team is trying to do and making adjustments to shut it down."
Webb's return? Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson said there's a chance that defensive tackle Greg Webb, a North Carolina recruit, could make his 2012 debut on Friday against Seneca. Webb has not played since undergoing knee surgery in February.
"He's moving well and practiced all week," Hinson said.
Sandy and the schedule. With many schools likely to be closed on Monday and Tuesday because of Hurricane Sandy, there's a good chance a lot of games scheduled for Friday night will be pushed to Saturday.
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