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The Oakcrest High School football team will look across the field at a familiar face when it plays Mainland Regional in a West Jersey Football League Independence Division game Friday.

Mainland coach Chuck Smith was the Oakcrest head coach from 2010-15. Eric Arnold, who was a long-time Oakcrest assistant, now coaches the Falcons.

"It will be nice to see (Smith)," Oakcrest senior quarterback Kendall Elliott said. "But we're on a mission. It will be a different feeling. We're not used to seeing him on the other side of the field."

Oakcrest (2-0) and Mainland (0-2) will kick off at 6 p.m. in Linwood.

Elliott leads the Falcons with 285 passing yards and 204 rushing yards. He has thrown for two touchdowns and run for four.

Mainland features linebacker Dalton Raring, who has made 13 tackles, 2 of them for losses.

Oakcrest won its two games by a combined score of 68-6.

"We're looking to keep the momentum going," Elliott said. "There's a lot of excitement around the school. There's a lot of energy in the hallways. The students and the teachers really notice the difference when the football team is doing well."

A preview of the rest of this weekend's games follows:

West Jersey Football League

Continental Division

Bridgeton (0-2) at Atlantic City (0-2)

6 p.m. Friday

Nazim Derry caught two TD passes in Atlantic City's 46-14 loss to St. Augustine Prep two weeks ago. Last week, Derry shifted from wide receiver to quarterback and threw a TD pass in a 16-14 loss to Washington Township. Bridgeton's Markquese Bell, one of the state's top college prospects, returned a kickoff 96 yards for a TD in the Bulldogs' 49-24 loss to Clearview last Friday.

Egg Harbor Township (0-2) at Vineland (2-0)

6 p.m. Friday

Vineland will try to start 3-0 for the first time since 2010. Quarterback Isaih Pacheco ran for 98 yards and three TDs in a 53-0 win over Cherry Hill East last Friday. Senior linebacker Steven Lasewicz leads the EHT defense with 20 tackles.

United Division

Cedar Creek (2-0) at Ocean City (0-1)

6 p.m. Friday; 1450-AM

Cedar Creek is ranked fourth in The Press Elite 11. Pirates quarterback Jesse Milza has thrown six TD passes. Ocean City was off last week after the opening the season with a 35-0 loss to Oakcrest.

Absegami (1-1) at St. Joseph (2-1)

Noon Saturday

St. Joseph is No. 10 in the Elite 11 but comes off a 17-14 overtime loss to Holy Spirit. Senior linebacker Mike Mascioli leads the Wildcats’ defense with 20 tackles — eight of them for losses. Absegami quarterback Andrew Marcucci has thrown three TD passes.

United Division

Lower Cape May Regional (0-2) at Holy Spirit (2-0)

6 p.m. Friday; 94.3 FM

Holy Spirit is No. 9 in The Elite 11 and beat St. Joseph 17-14 in overtime last Saturday. Quarterback Mike Costabile has thrown four TD passes. Reggie Jean-Charles has rushed for 292 yards. Lower comes off a 49-6 loss to Absegami.

Middle Township (1-1) at Buena Regional (1-1)

6 p.m. Friday 98.7 FM

Middle comes off one of its biggest regular-season wins in years, 27-14 over Mainland last Friday. Running back Shawn Scott has rushed for 230 yards and three TDs. Buena quarterback Jake Maxwell rushed for 88 yards and a TD in last Friday’s 33-6 loss to Oakcrest.

American Division

Williamstown (1-1) at Hammonton (1-1)

7 p.m. Friday

Both teams will try to rebound from losses last week. St. Augustine beat Williamstown 48-10, while Hammonton lost to Rancocas Valley 15-10. Daniel Figueroa has rushed 29 times for 179 yards and three TDs for Hammonton.

Royal Division

Cumberland Regional (0-2) at Triton (0-2)

7 p.m. Friday

Both teams seek their first win. Triton lost to Pennsauken 42-24 last week, while Cumberland was shut out by Winslow Township 26-0.

Classic Division

Gloucester (1-1) at Wildwood (0-2)

7 p.m. Friday

Wildwood running back Trayvon Young ran for two TDs in the Warriors’ 50-28 loss to Haddon Township on Saturday. Quarterback Christian Tyson has thrown three TD passes this season.


Pleasantville (0-1) at Riverside (0-2)

7 p.m. Friday

Pleasantville was off last week after opening the season with a 14-7 loss to Buena Regional. The Greyhounds are looking to end a 21-game losing streak. Riverside lost to Schalick 45-0 last week.

Shore Conference

Toms River East (0-2) at Southern Regional (0-3)

1 p.m. Saturday

This is Southern’s homecoming game. Southern struggled in losses to Toms River North and Manalapan the past two weeks but faces an East team that has yet to score this season.

Pinelands Regional (0-2) at Lacey Township (1-1)

1 p.m. Saturday

Lacey junior running back Jason Giresi has rushed for 41 times for 164 yards. Pinelands sophomore running back Evan Burton has rushed 24 times for 226 yards and three TDs.

Manchester Township (1-1) at Barnegat (1-1)

7 p.m. Friday

Barnegat quarterback Connor Lustenberger has thrown three TD passes. Manchester beat Jackson Liberty 32-21 last Friday.

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