Kingsway Regional stunned an undefeated Lacey Township in last year's South Jersey Group IV semifinals.

Kingsway won 42-28 at Lacey.

This year, the teams meet in the S.J. Group IV quarterfinals, but it is Lacey that has to pull off the upset to advance. The teams will kick off at 7 tonight at Kingsway.

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Lacey started the season 5-0 but has dropped four straight. Kingsway comes off its most impressive victory of the season - 41-22 over defending S.J.

Group V champion Williamstown. Kingsway running back Ray Lawry, who has verbally committed to Old Dominion, ran for 160 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Kingsway is ranked No. 9 in The Press Elite 11.

Key players for Lacey Township: Tom Kelly, QB, 96-of-149 for 1,589 yards and 18 touchdowns; Chris Jensen, RB, 84 carries for 346 yards; Christian Tutela, WR/RB/DB, 49 catches for 1,001 yards and 13 touchdowns; Matt McGovern, DL, 61 tackles - nine for losses; Jacob Post, LB, 51 tackles.

Key players for Kingsway Regional: Ray Lawry, RB/LB; Justin Morrison, RB; Robert Green, QB;

Keys to victory: Lacey must play stingier defense. The Lions have given up 40 or more points three times this season. In particular, Lacey must slow down Lawry. That's something the Lions didn't do in last year's meeting, when he ran for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Lawry isn't Kingsway's only back, however. Morrison ran for 87 yards against Williamstown, and Kingsway ran for 360 as a team.

On offense, Lacey needs to get back to its early-season form. The Lions scored 32 or more points in each of their first four games. But Lacey has done that just once in its last five contests.

Michael McGarry

South Jersey Group IV quarterfinal

Who: Fifth-seeded Lacey Township (5-4) at fourth-seeded Kingsway Regional (6-2)

When/where: 7 p.m. today at Kingsway Regional

What's next: Winner advances to the semifinals the weekend of Nov. 22/23 against the winner of tonight's quarterfinal between top-seeded Timber Creek (7-1) and eighth-seeded Cherry Hill West (4-4).


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