Hammonton starts fast, doesn't let Absegami catch up
Hammonton’s Ian Evans (85) tackles Absegami running back Ben Martin during the first half. The Blue Devils held Martin to 9 yards on three carries.

Why this game is special: This is the Cape-Atlantic League's only intra-district rivalry. Both schools are members of the Greater Egg Harbor School District. Absegami has won six straight games, including 35-7 last year, and leads the rivalry 17-16.

Absegami update: The Braves have won three of their last four games. Absegami features two of the region's top running backs in David Hood and Ben Martin.

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Hood has scored 15 touchdowns, while Martin has rushed for 1,100 yards.

Oakcrest update: A win would give Oakcrest its first winning season since it finished 7-3 in 1998. The Falcons have won four of their last five games. Oakcrest has two shutouts and has not allowed more than eight points in its last five games. Falcons running back/defensive back Craig James is headed to Villanova. Oakcrest has a strong running game with Myron Brown, Michael Smith and James.

- Michael McGarry

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