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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2009 12:00 am

Cape-Atlantic League

American Conference

Atlantic City (0-1) at Mainland Regional (1-0)

4 p.m. today: Both teams struggled on offense last week. Atlantic City's lone touchdown in a 41-7 loss to Egg Harbor Township came when Keith Gray returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Mainland scored a defensive touchdown and had a safety in a 17-7 win over Vineland. The Mustangs have won 13 straight. Atlantic City hasn't beaten Mainland since 2006. 2008 result: Mainland 41, Atlantic City 0

Ocean City (0-0) at Oakcrest (0-1) This is the season opener for Ocean City. The Red Raiders graduated numerous standouts from last season's 6-4 team but return quarterback Chris Curran and defensive end Robbie Zauck, two of the region's more dynamic players. Oakcrest lost 7-0 to Millville last season. The Falcons hurt themselves with three turnovers. 2008 result: Ocean City 31, Oakcrest 20

7 p.m. today 98.7 FM:

Vineland (0-1) at Absegami (0-1)

7 p.m. today: Both teams come off disappointing losses. Vineland committed six turnovers in a 17-7 loss to Mainland Regional. Absegami fell behind Hammonton 20-0 after the first quarter and lost 41-12. Both teams feature strong running attacks. Vineland junior Brian Winchester rushed for 1,191 yards last season. Absegami running back David Hood impressed against Hammonton with 12 carries for 75 yards. 2008 result: Absegami 14, Vineland 6

National Conference

Lower Cape May Regional (0-0) at Holy Spirit (1-0)

7 p.m. today: Holy Spirit is No. 9 in The Press' Elite 11. The Spartans used the run and the pass in last week's 32-6 win over Pleasantville. Quarterback Joe Callahan threw two touchdown passes, while running back Nigel Jones ran for two scores. Lower comes off consecutive 0-10 seasons. The Caper Tigers feature wide receiver Chris Alicea. 2008 result: Holy Spirit 57, Lower Cape May 6

Pleasantville (0-1) at Buena Regional (0-0) Pleasantville played favored Holy Spirit tough for one half last Friday. The Greyhounds trailed just 6-0 at halftime. Buena graduated several standouts from last season's 7-4 team. But the Chiefs return Donetae McKinnon. The running back rushed for 989 yards last season but will see time at quarterback this season.

7 p.m. today:

2008 result: Buena Regional 39, Pleasantville 16

Middle Township (0-0) at St. Joseph (0-1)

Noon Saturday: St. Joe was upset by Bridgeton 14-6 last Friday. St. Joe, a perennial power, has dropped three straight and is 2-6 in its last eight games. The Wildcats must get their offense untracked. They've scored 10 points or more in just one of their last eight games. Middle was 3-7 last year. Panthers quarterback Nolan Quinn leads an offense that should be able to put some points on the board. The senior threw for 1,443 yards and 13 touchdowns. 2008 result: St. Joe 35, Middle Township 6

Shore Conference

Toms River East (1-0) at Lacey Township (0-1) The Lacey offense struggled in last week's 14-0 loss to Middletown South. Still, the Lions have talent on offense with quarterback Craig Cicardo and running back Jarrod Molzon. Toms River East is No. 9 in The Press' Elite 11. Running back Nico Steriti rushed for 215 yards in last Saturday's 30-6 win over Southern Regional. This is a Shore Conference Constitution Division game. 2008 result: Lacey 20, Toms River East 13

4 p.m. today:

Brick Memorial (0-1) at Southern Regional (0-1)

7 p.m. today: Southern's 30-6 loss to Toms River East last Saturday was closer than the final score indicated. A pair of bad snaps on punts led to 14 Toms River East points. Southern quarterback Mike Balak threw for 176 yards and a touchdown. Brick Memorial lost to Central Jersey power Sayreville 29-26. Memorial quarterback Mike DiGuilmi rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 111 yards. 2008 result: Southern 28, Brick Memorial 7

Tri-County Conference

Pitman (0-1) at Wildwood (0-0)

7 p.m. today: Wildwood opens the season. The Warriors feature running back Dwayne Moody and the versatile Rick Palmer, who plays quarterback, running back and wide receiver. Pitman opened with a 34-16 loss at Gloucester City last Saturday. 2008 result: Pitman 34, Wildwood 14

Highland Regional (0-1) at Cumberland Regional (0-1)

7 p.m. today: Each team is looking for its first win and points of the season. Cumberland lost to Delsea Regional, No. 2 in The Press' Elite 11, 35-0 last Saturday. Freshman quarterback Steve Garron threw for 96 yards. Kingsway Regional beat Highland 16-0. 2008 result: Cumberland 42, Highland 13.

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