Vineland at Atlantic City football

Vineland at Atlantic City football. Oct. 20, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer

They used to be called consolation games. Now, they’re known as regional crossover matchups.

Whatever the name, they are games for high school football teams that did not qualify for the playoffs.

The games will be played Thursday and Saturday. What follows is a preview of the local crossover games.

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Audubon (3-5) at Buena Regional (4-5)

6 p.m. Thursday

Byron Spellman ran for two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass in Buena’s 41-24 win over Lower Cape May Regional last week. Audubon lost to Overbrook 54-0 last week.

Cherry Hill West (0-8) at Egg Harbor Township (0-8)

6 p.m. Thursday

EHT quarterback Sal Paschall has thrown for 705 yards and four touchdowns. Cherry Hill lost to Camden Catholic 37-0 last week.

Clearview Regional (1-7) at Mainland Regional (1-7)

6 p.m. Thursday

Mainland’s lone win came in a 21-8 victory over Oakcrest on Sept. 22. Clearview beat Cherry Hill East 34-14 on Oct. 20.

Cumberland Regional (0-8) at Lower Cape May Regional (1-7)

6 p.m. Thursday

Cumberland senior Lamark Jones has stood out at quarterback, running back and wide receiver. Lower quarterback Brennan Ray has rushed for 536 yards and eight touchdowns.

Delran (3-5) at Middle Township (3-5)

6 p.m. Thursday

Gary Nagle leads the Middle Township defense with 63 tackles and three sacks. Delran comes off a 44-8 loss to Holy Cross.

Southern Regional (2-6) at Atlantic City (4-4)

6 p.m. Thursday

Atlantic City just missed the South Jersey Group V playoffs. Wide receiver Nah’Sir Morgan has caught nine touchdown passes. Southern linebacker Joe Miele has made 56 tackles, seven tackles for losses.

Toms River South (2-6) at Bridgeton (4-5)

6 p.m. Thursday

Bridgeton has won two straight and three of its last four games and also just missed the playoffs. Toms River South comes off a 24-13 loss to Southern Regional.

Oakcrest (1-7) at Pinelands Regional (2-6)

7 p.m. Thursday

Pinelands running back Evan Burton has rushed for 884 yards and 13 touchdowns. Oakcrest linebacker Dominique Daniel has made 40 tackles.

Barnegat (4-4) at Overbrook (5-3)

1 p.m. Saturday

Barnegat tight end Sean Morris has caught 34 passes for 627 yards and eight touchdowns. Overbrook has won three straight.

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