Why this game is special: This is Atlantic County's oldest rivalry with the first meeting in 1926. Atlantic City ended Spirit's seven-game winning streak in the series with last year's 13-7 win.

Holy Spirit update: The Spartans are No. 1 in The Press Elite 11. Spirit will play DePaul for the state Non-Public I title 1p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Rutgers University. Linebacker Jeff Steeb, lineman Ray Ellis and defensive back A.J. Dawson leads a Spirit defense that has five shutouts this season. Spirit has won 16 of its last 17 games with the only loss coming against Atlantic City last year.

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Atlantic City update: The young Vikings qualified for the South Jersey Group V playoffs as the No. 8 seed.

The Vikings lost to top-seeded Eastern 32-26 in the first round. Atlantic City sophomore quarterback Jamir Prevard has completed 81-of-155 passes for 1,240 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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