The St. Joseph High School football team will get a first-round playoff bye.

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association released the official playoff pairings. Only seven teams in the state Non-Public I bracket elected to participate in the playoff, so undefeated St. Joe, the top seed, will get a first-round bye, which means the Wildcats will be off for 18 days before they meet Hammonton in a regular-season contest on Nov. 21.

Teams that did not make the playoffs will participate in consolation games this weekend. The times for those games have yet to be finalized.

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The following is this weekend’s playoff schedule.

Local teams in bold

South V

7 p.m. Friday

Millville (8) at Williamstown (1)

Absegami (5) at Atlantic City (4)

Southern Regional (6) at Washington Township (3)

Toms River North (7) at Eastern (2)

South IV

6 p.m. Friday

Kingsway (6) at Moorestown (3)

7 p.m. Friday

Hammonton (8) at Timber Creek (1)

Shawnee (5) at Clearview (4)

1 p.m. Saturday

Toms River So. (7) at Lacey Twp. (2)

South III

7 p.m. Friday

Pt. Pleasant Borough (5) at Northern Burlington (4)

Bridgeton (6) at Barnegat (3)

Highland Reg. (7) at Delsea Reg. (2)

1 p.m. Saturday

Deptford (8) at Burlington Twp. (1)

South Group II

6 p.m. Friday

Middle Twp. (6) at Willingboro (3)

7 p.m. Friday

Sterling (8) at West Deptford (1)

1 p.m. Saturday

Woodstown (5) at Haddon Heights (4)

Cinnaminson (7) at Cedar Creek (2)

South Group I

7 p.m. Friday

Paulsboro (5) at Gloucester (4)

Pennsville (6) at Glassboro (3)

1 p.m. Saturday

Audubon (8) at Penns Grove (1)

Wildwood (7) at Woodbury (2)

State Non-Public IV

7 p.m. Friday

Paul VI (8) at Paramus Catholic (1)

Seton Hall Prep (5) at St. Peter’s Prep (4)

St. Augustine Prep (7) at Don Bosco Prep (2)

1 p.m. Saturday

Notre Dame (6) at Bergen Catholic (3)

State Non-Public II

7 p.m. Friday

Bishop Eustace (7) at Holy Spirit (2)

Pingry (6) at Holy Cross (3)

Montclair Kimberley (5) at Marist (4)

Gloucester Catholic (8) at Immaculata (1)

State Non-Public I

St. Joseph (1) bye

1 p.m. Saturday

Hudson Catholic (5) at Morristown-Beard (4)

Queen of Peace (6) at St. Anthony (3)

Mater Dei (7) at St. Mary’s Rutherford (2)

Consolation games


7 p.m.

Ocean City at Cumberland Regional

Egg Harbor Township at Cherokee

Buena Regional at Haddonfield

Oakcrest at Winslow Township

Mainland Reg. at Cherry Hill West


11 a.m.

Pleasantville at Overbrook


Lower Cape May Reg. at Pemberton

Vineland at Camden

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