The Holy Spirit and St. Joseph high school football teams can clinch West Jersey Football League divisions Friday night.

Holy Spirit plays at Kingsway Regional, while St. Joe’s travels to Timber Creek.

What follows is a preview of those games and the rest of this weekend’s contests, involving teams from Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and southern Ocean counties.

West Jersey Football League

CONTINENTAL DIVISION

St. Joseph (5-2) at Timber Creek (2-4)

7 p.m. Friday

St. Joe can clinch the Continental Division with a victory. The Wildcats come off a 51-0 loss to West Deptford on Saturday. They will again be without coach Paul Sacco and a few key players after they were suspended by the school last week after a video surfaced of St. Joe players using racial slurs and taunting Haddonfield players. Wildcats running back Jada Byers has rushed for 1,027 yards and 18 touchdowns. Senior lineman Brad Lomax leads the defense with 15 tackles for losses. Timber Creek wide receiver Jayvin Little has caught 31 passes for 730 yards and four touchdowns.

Atlantic City (0-6) at Millville (4-3)

6 p.m. Friday

Millville has won four straight and is No. 11 in The Elite 11. The Thunderbolts have established themselves as Group IV contender after starting the season 0-3. Millville quarterback Eddie Jamison has thrown for 1,022 yards and 14 touchdowns. Tex Thompson has rushed for 596 yards. Atlantic City was off last week.

ROYAL DIVISION

Holy Spirit (4-2) at Kingsway Regional (4-2)

7 p.m. Friday

Holy Spirit can clinch the Royal Division title with a win. Spirit is No. 5 in The Press Elite 11. Spirit quarterback Ryan Yost has thrown for 1,278 yards and 14 touchdowns. Tight end Isaiah Gerena has caught 21 passes for 268 yards. Kingsway has won two straight, including a 21-14 defeat of Hammonton two weeks ago.

Eastern Regional (5-1) at Hammonton (3-4)

7 p.m. Friday

Hammonton needs a win to boost its playoff chances. Blue Devils sophomore running back Jaiden Abrams has rushed for 1,206 yards and nine touchdowns. Eastern is No. 8 in The Elite 11. Vikings quarterback Andrew Heck has thrown for 1,505 yards and 13 touchdowns.

INDEPENDANCE DIVISION

Oakcrest (3-3) at Ocean City (3-2)

6 p.m. Friday (106.3 FM)

These teams need a win, both having dropped two straight. Ocean City quarterback Ian Aungst has thrown for 970 yards and nine touchdowns. Red Raiders wide receiver Brandon Lashley has caught seven touchdown passes. Oakcrest quarterback Trey Sayers has thrown for 501 yards and three touchdowns, and run for 100 yards and a score.

Bridgeton (1-5) at Egg Harbor Township (2-4)

7 p.m. Friday (101.3 FM)

EHT comes off a 27-7 win over Cherry Hill East. Junior linebacker James Tucker leads the Eagles defense with 27 tackles, 6.5 for losses. Quarterback Steven Ramos completed 6 of 8 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Cherry Hill East. Bridgeton quarterback Taz’mire Burton ran for a score and threw a touchdown pass in last week’s 40-12 loss to Millville.

Constitution dIVISION

Cedar Creek (3-3) at Delsea Regional (3-3)

7 p.m. Friday

Both teams need a win to boost their playoff hopes and are coming off big wins. Cedar Creek quarterback Louie Barrios threw for three touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass in the Pirates’ 40-14 win over Oakcrest. Delsea’s Aidan Borguet rushed for 271 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-14 upset of Woodrow Wilson.

united DIVISION

Gloucester City (2-3) at Middle Township (3-3)

7 p.m. Friday (98.7 FM)

Middle Township remains on the edge of the Group II playoff race. Panthers running back David Hayes has rushed for 561 yards and five touchdowns. Karl Giulian leads the Middle defense with 40 tackles. Gloucester has dropped two straight.

Gloucester Catholic (1-5) at Lower Cape May Regional (4-2)

11 a.m. Saturday

Lower Cape May has won three straight games. Caper Tigers sophomore quarterback Connor Eckel has thrown for 515 yards and seven touchdowns, and run for 444 yards and four touchdowns. Junior lineman Ryan Jackson leads the defense with 33 tackles, eight for losses. Gloucester Catholic running back Dashaun Harris has rushed for 954 yards and 10 touchdowns.

american DIVISION

St. Augustine Prep (5-2) at Cherokee (0-5)

7 p.m. Friday

St. Augustine has won four straight and is No. 4 in The Elite 11. Hermits quarterback Chris Allen has thrown for 711 yards and seven touchdowns. Linebacker Shane Quast has made 44 tackles, four for losses. Cherokee quarterback Aidan Douglas has thrown for 593 yards and completed 56 percent of his passes.

classic DIVISION

Robbinsville (3-3) at Wildwood

Noon Saturday

Wildwood comes off a 35-0 loss to Lower Cape May. Robbinsville beat Bordentown 28-27 last week.

interDIVISION

Washington Township (2-3) at Vineland (2-5)

1 p.m. Saturday

Vineland has been competitive in each game this season and needs a win to boost its playoff chances. Fighting Clan quarterback Ryan Shelton has thrown for 1,073 yards. Wide receiver and defensive back Tyreem Powell has made 54 tackles on defense and caught 22 passes for 255 yards. Washington Township has dropped two straight.

Shore Conference

Barnegat (5-1) at Point Pleasant Borough (2-4)

7 p.m. Friday

Barnegat running back Charlie Cotton has rushed for 640 yards. Pt. Pleasant has dropped three straight. Linebacker Brian Ewan leads the Barnegat defense with 49 tackles, eight for losses.

Freehold Borough (3-3) at Lacey Township (4-3)

1 p.m. Saturday

Mike Kudlacik leads the Lacey defense at linebacker with 42 tackles, 12 for losses. Lacey quarterback Dylan Gudzak has thrown five touchdown passes. Running back Matt Kraus leads Freehold Borough.

Southern Regional (2-4) at Howell (1-5)

7 p.m. Friday

Southern quarterback Carmen Deo has thrown six touchdown passes. Joe Guglielmo (227 rushing yards) leads the Rams running game. Howell has dropped five straight.

Pinelands Regional (2-4) at Colts Neck (2-4)

Noon Saturday

Pinelands relies on the run. Evan Burton has rushed for 692 yards for the Wildcats, while Nik Dileo has gained 332 yards. Colts Neck comes off a 20-14 overtime win over Marlboro.

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