The football season will start early for Holy Spirit and Cedar Creek.
Every other South Jersey team will open the season next weekend, but the Spartans and Pirates will begin play this weekend with out-of-conference games against unfamiliar opponents.
Holy Spirit, rebuilding after an 11-1 season in 2013, will play at Southeastern Pennsylvania power Malvern Prep on Friday night.
Cedar Creek, which returns several key players from last year's 8-2 team, will host North Jersey Group 1 power Cedar Grove on Saturday afternoon.
"It should be a good test for us," Cedar Creek coach Tim Watson said. "They've been one of the best Group 1 teams up there for a long time."