A number of teams will take this weekend off as they enjoy their bye week.

Others will play games that could determine their playoff futures.

Schools with a 1-1 or 1-2 record can stay in the playoff race with a win this weekend. A loss and their chances of a playoff spot or even a winning season begin to fade.

Here is a preview of this weekend's games.

Cape-Atlantic League

American Division

Egg Harbor Township (1-2)

at St. Augustine Prep (2-1)

7 p.m. today: St. Augustine won its second straight with a 19-8 win over Vineland last Friday. Hermits lineman Austin Johnson is headed to Penn State University. St. Augustine allows just 9.3 points per game - fewest in the division. EHT comes off a 30-6 loss to undefeated Millville. EHT running back Curtis Fitzpatrick has rushed for 238 yards this season.

Absegami (1-2) at Vineland (2-1)

7 p.m. today (97.3 FM): Absegami has dropped two straight and needs a win to boost its season. Quarterback Rashad Kinlaw threw four touchdown passes in last Friday's 32-27 loss to Atlantic City. Vineland comes off a 19-8 loss to St. Augustine Prep. Vineland freshman running back Isaiah Spencer has scored four touchdowns this season.

National Division

Oakcrest (1-2) at Mainland Regional (1-2)

7 p.m. Saturday (94.3 FM): The winner stays in contention for the South Jersey Group III playoffs. Oakcrest's lone win came in a game it lost on the field. Holy Spirit forfeited its 41-16 win over the Falcons because of an ineligible player. Mainland got its first win with a 35-6 victory over Ocean City on Monday as quarterback Tom Bradway threw two touchdown passes.

United Division

Bridgeton (1-2)

at Buena Regional (1-2)

7 p.m. today (1240 AM): Bridgeton has dropped two straight. The Bulldogs need a win to get back in the race for a South Jersey Group II playoff spot. Luv'Uan Scott rushed or 200 yards in Buena's 14-8 win over Middle Township last Friday. Bridgeton beat Buena 20-17 last season.

Interleague

Middle Township (0-3)

at Ocean City (0-3)

7 p.m. today (98.7 FM): Both these Cape May County teams are seeking their first win. Ocean City quarterback Chris Gabor leads the Cape-Atlantic League with five touchdown passes. Middle quarterback Ben Keith threw a touchdown pass in last week's 14-8 loss to Mainland Regional. Ocean City edged Middle 14-13 last season.

Nonleague

Lower Cape May Regional (1-1)

at Wildwood (1-2)

7 p.m. today: These teams met last season with Lower winning 53-14. Lower was off last week. Frank Zeigler leads the Caper Tigers with three rushing touchdowns. Wildwood lost to Pitman 33-12 last Friday but two weeks ago Wildwood won its first game in three years with a 28-13 victory over Clayton.

Cedar Creek (1-2)

at Moore Catholic, N.Y. (3-0)

2 p.m. Saturday: The Pirates travel to Staten Island for this game. The Pirates are in their first varsity season, and they got their first varsity win with a 35-6 victory over Pleasantville as quarterback Damon Mitchell threw for 82 yards and touchdown and ran for 122 yards and another score. Moore Catholic rushed for nearly 400 yards in last week's 46-0 win over Morristown Beard (Morris County).

Shore Conference

Lacey Township (1-2)

at Manchester Township (2-1)

7 p.m. today: Lacey needs a win to get back in the South Jersey Group III playoff race. The Lions beat Pinelands Regional 53-0 last week. Lacey running back Kyle Spatz has rushed 55 times for 489 yards and six touchdowns. Brick Township beat Manchester 41-26 last Saturday.

Brick Memorial (2-1)

at Southern Regional (2-1)

2 p.m. Saturday: The winner enhances its playoff credentials and emerges as an A South contender. Southern has won two straight. Rams quarterback Dan Higgins has thrown four touchdown passes this season. Running back T.J. Bellissimo has carried 75 times for 278 yards in the last two games. Brick Memorial has struggled to score with just 38 points this season.

West Jersey

Football League

Cumberland Regional (1-2)

at Triton (2-1)

7 p.m. today: Cumberland lost to Delsea Regional 37-8 last Friday. Andrew Bonner scored the Colts' only touchdown on a 2-yard run. Triton opened the season with two wins but lost to Pennsauken, No. 6 in The Press Elite 11, 33-13 last week.

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