The Absegami High School football team has won three straight games.
The Braves haven't had much time to celebrate those wins.
"You look up and see the next monster you have to play," Absegami coach Dennis Scuderi Jr. said. "The coaches in this league do such an unbelievable job. You don't have a second to breathe. You're right onto the next game."
The next game for the Braves (3-1) comes at 7 p.m. today when they host Holy Spirit (1-2) in a Cape-Atlantic League American Conference contest. Absegami is No. 10 in The Press Elite 11.
The Braves should get a boost soon when defensive back, quarterback and wide receiver Rashad Kinlaw returns. Kinlaw, who has verbally committed to Notre Dame, broke his leg while playing for Team USA football in June.
Scuderi said Tuesday night he did not know if Kinlaw would play tonight.
"We're going to (err) on the side of caution," Scuderi said. "We're not going to put him out there at 85 or 90 percent."
Here is a preview of the Absegami-Spirit game as well as the rest of this weekend's games.
Holy Spirit (1-2) at Absegami (3-1)
7 p.m. today (94.3 FM): The Spirit defense has allowed just one touchdown in its last eight quarters. Spartans quarterback T.J. Anderson made his season debut in last Friday's 21-6 win over Mainland Regional. He threw for one touchdown and ran for another score. Absegami running back David has rushed 51 times for 419 yards and six touchdowns, while quarterback Mike Dolan has thrown for more than 600 yards and three touchdowns.
Hammonton (3-1) at Atlantic City (2-1)
7 p.m. today (97.3 FM): Hammonton is No. 8 in the Elite 11. The Blue Devils rely on the running of twin brothers David (six touchdowns) and Dominic Williams. Hammonton averages 33 points - the most in the CAL American Conference. Atlantic City has won two straight. Vikings quarterback Jarren McBride has five touchdown passes. Atlantic City upset Hammonton 13-9 last season when Dayshawn Reynolds returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Oakcrest (0-4) at St. Joseph (4-0)
2:30 p.m. Saturday: St. Joe is No. 1 in the Elite 11 and has won 22 straight. Wildcats quarterback Anthony Giagunto has run for three touchdowns and thrown for five scores. Defensive lineman Charles Cade leads the St. Joe defense with 21 tackles and three sacks. Oakcrest linebacker Brandon Bell left last week's 33-6 loss to Atlantic City with a collarbone injury. The collarbone is not broken, but he is day-to-day and his status for Saturday has yet to be determined. Oakcrest quarterback Quaashie Jetter has rushed for 167 yards and thrown for 386 yards.
Buena Regional (3-1) at Bridgeton (2-2)
7 p.m. today (1240 AM): Both teams come off losses and need a win to boost their South Jersey Group II playoff hopes. Turnovers hurt Buena in last week's 27-7 loss to Cedar Creek. Bridgeton lost to Hammonton 41-0 last Friday. Sophomore Stefon Bowman leads the Bridgeton offense with 325 rushing yards.
Pinelands Regional (0-4) at Long Branch (3-1)
7 p.m. today: Long Branch's only loss is to undefeated Neptune. Pinelands has struggled to score.
Manchester Township (0-4) at Lacey Township (4-0)
1 p.m. Saturday: Lacey is No. 3 in the Elite 11. The Lions feature a balanced offense that averages 44.7 points. Quarterback Tom Kelly has thrown for 725 yards and nine touchdowns. Running back Kyle Spatz has rushed for 499 yards and six touchdowns.
West Jersey Football League
Camden (0-3) at Cumberland Regional (1-3)
7 p.m. today: Cumberland running back De'Han Milledge has carried 67 times for 480 yards and four touchdowns. Cumberland defensive lineman Gabe Hemighaus has 31/2 sacks and leads the team with 25 tackles.
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