Phil's Picks: Friday games

Kingsway quarterback Robert Green tries to avoid being sacked by Camden's Andrew Stevens and David Martin. (Charles Fox/Staff Photographer)
Kingsway quarterback Robert Green tries to avoid being sacked by Camden's Andrew Stevens and David Martin. (Charles Fox/Staff Photographer)
Posted: November 23, 2013

Here's a closer look at five football games on Friday, all starting at 7 o'clock.

No. 4 seed Kingsway (7-2) at No. 1 Timber Creek (8-1) in South Jersey Group 4 semifinals. This is a rematch of last year's sectional final, won by the Chargers, 57-27, at Rowan.

Kingsway senior running back Ray Lawry is coming off a six-touchdown game in an opening-round win over Lacey Township. The Dragons also hope to get back senior running back Justin Morrison, who sat out last week with an ankle injury.

Timber Creek's passing attack could be the difference. Senior Dan Williams has 20 touchdowns and just two interceptions, and senior Adonis Jennings and sophomore Cameron Chambers are top receivers.

Pick: Timber Creek, 27-17.

No. 4 Millville (7-2) at No. 1 Eastern (9-1), South Jersey Group 5 semifinal. The host Vikings are facing a Cape-Atlantic American foe for the second week in a row, after surviving a scare from eighth-seeded Atlantic City in the opener.

Eastern has a potent passing offense led by senior quarterback Tom Flacco, senior receiver Keshawn Segers, and junior receiver Cinque Hill. Senior linebacker Kingsley Ayeni leads a Vikings defense that will be challenged by Millville's ground game.

The Thunderbolts have one of South Jersey's best one-two punches in the offensive backfield in speedy juniors Rob Ennis and Ryquell Armstead.

Pick: Eastern, 34-28.

No. 5 Glassboro (4-5) at No. 1 Pennsville (8-1), South Jersey Group 1 semifinal. This is a rematch of a regular-season game won by the host Eagles, 40-34.

Pennsville is healthy with the return of senior Eric Bundy to provide another weapon for a high-powered offense led by senior quarterback Dylan Cummings and senior wide receiver Drew Burdsall.

Glassboro is a dangerous 4-5 team with a tradition of success in the tournament and a top back in junior Ronnie James (849 yards, 11 touchdowns).

Pick: Pennsville, 32-26.

No. 6 Bridgeton (8-2) at No. 2 Woodstown (9-0), South Jersey Group 2 semifinal. This is a rematch of an August scrimmage that prepared both teams for successful seasons.

The visiting Bulldogs are coming off an impressive win at No. 3 seed Cinnaminson and feature junior playmakers Cappadonna Miller and Stefon Bowman.

Woodstown's defense has been stout behind junior safety Dillon Hill, and junior QB Jared Carney operates the team's option rushing attack.

Pick: Woodstown, 17-13.

No. 5 Bishop Eustace (5-4) at No. 1 Holy Spirit (9-0), Non-Public 2 semifinal. The visiting Crusaders are riding high after rallying for a victory over rival Camden Catholic in the opening round.

Holy Spirit's sturdy defense features linebackers Franco Rifici and Jeff Steeb, a Villanova recruit, as well as tackle Ray Ellis.

Pick: Holy Spirit, 23-7.

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