Lacey Township is back in a familiar spot.

The Lions are in the South Jersey Group III semifinals for the fifth straight season.

The Lions reached the final from 2005-07, winning the championship in 2006.

Lacey beat Pemberton 33-14 in last Saturday's quarterfinals. The win stopped Lacey's streak of five straight shutouts.

Timber Creek beat Moorestown 12-0 in the quarterfinals. The Chargers are loaded with big-play potential.

Senior running back Nahjee Gibson scored on a 95-yard run against Moorestown. Junior wide receiver Damiere Byrd has scholarship offers from Rutgers and South Carolina. Byrd has been timed at 4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

Key players for Timber Creek: Billy Bilo, OL; Nahjee Gibson, RB; Damiere Byrd, RB; Matthew Huckabee, OL/DL.

Key players for Lacey Township: Craig Cicardo (above), QB, 47-of-77 for 467 yards and six touchdowns and 110 carries for 436 yards and eight touchdowns; Jake Dabal, RB, 142 carries for 987 yards; Jarrod Molzon, RB, 55 carries for 301 yards; Mike Stuppiello, DL, 40 tackles, four sacks; Matt Uveges, LB, 58 tackles, two interceptions; Zach Torrell, DB, four interceptions.

Keys to victory: Lacey must find a way to slow Timber Creek down. The Chargers are fast and Gibson and Byrd can score from anywhere on the field. The best way for Lacey to stop them is to control the ball and keep Timber Creek playing defense as much as possible.

Game details

Who: Third-seeded Lacey Township (7-2) vs. second-seeded Timber Creek (7-2)

What: South Jersey Group III semifinal

When/where: 7 p.m. today at Timber Creek

What's next: Winner advances to the championship the weekend of Dec. 4-5 against the winner of tonight's other semifinal between top-seeded Hammonton and fifth-seeded Seneca.

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