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Week 4 Games to Watch in South Jersey (Part Two)


Timber Creek's Zyheem Coleman-Frazier snags a reception in the Chargers' 28-15 win over Rancocas Valley on September 16, 2022. Timber Creek visits Cherry Hill West on Friday at 7 pm. Kevin Emmons/D2 Sports Network


Friday night's loaded slate of games features the latest installation of the Holy War, a pair of Top-10 unbeatens lobbying for bragging rights, and a head coach returning to his former post for the first time in three years. Here's a breakdown of Friday's top games with players to watch, and a complete schedule of games involving teams located throughout the traditional seven-county South Jersey region:


Woodbury (4-0) at Haddonfield (2-0), 7 pm


The Thundering Herd improved their record to 4-0 with a 46-8 decision over Paulsboro last Saturday. The defending South Jersey Group 1 champions have won 17 out of their last 18 games dating back to 2020.


Southpaw Bryan Johnson leads a dynamic offense with 747 passing yards and 10 touchdowns (nine passing, one rushing). 2021 SJ Sports Zone All-South Jersey Second Team selection Ja'Bron Solomon has been the beneficiary of Johnson's strong arm with 17 receptions for 308 yards and five touchdowns. Johnson's brother, Jayden Johnson, has 223 receiving yards with a pair of scores.

Derron Moore (217 rushing yards), Anthony Reagan (102 yards, three touchdowns) and Wilson Torres (two touchdowns) have collaborated to provide a blend of power and speed to fuel Woodbury's ground attack.


Solomon (two interceptions) and Moore (two sacks, 20 tackles) are also key members of the Thundering Herd's defense.


Sophomore Jasuan Solomon has powered the defense with a team-high four sacks to go along with 18 tackles and an interception return for a touchdown. Dominic Abbatelli provides experience paired with sideline-to-sideline versatility at linebacker. The senior has 18 tackles and an interception. Sophomore Kahsir Nesmith leads the unit in tackles (23) and Nyrell Redrow has been disruptive upfront with 13.5 tackles and 1.5 sacks.


The Bulldogs cruised past Paulsboro and Camden Catholic in their first two contests. The defending South Jersey Group 2 regional champions have won 10 out of their last 11 games.


Haddonfield's offense is led by junior quarterback Declan McCarthy. In two games, McCarthy has eight touchdowns (six passing, two rushing) and 384 passing yards. Dominic Hahn is a threat in the pass and run game. The junior leads the Haddons with 136 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. He also has a team-high six receptions for 90 yards and a pair of scores in two games.


Linebackers Patrick Ryan (17 tackles) and Johnny Mink (15 tackles) have combined for 32 tackles. Mink, a 2022 SJ Sports Zone Preseason All-South Jersey First Team selection, has also charted three tackles for loss.


Frank DeLano's squad won the last meeting, 35-0, in 2015. The Bulldogs have won four out of the last five meetings by a combined score of 150-31.


Williamstown (1-3) at Washington Township (1-3), 7 pm


The Braves have dominated Gloucester County's Border Bowl in recent memory, winning four out of the last five meetings.


However, Washington Township was victorious in last year's matchup, cruising to a 42-7 win behind 194 rushing yards and two touchdowns from current Delaware running back Jo'Nathan Silver.


The next episode of the Battle of Route 42 premieres this Friday and is expected to feature an enormous audience and plenty of excitement.


Sophomore signal caller Drew Craig leads Williamstown with 700 passing yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. He also ran for a score in a 28-14 triumph over Kingsway. Junior Zach Zerbe has 349 rushing yards, 106 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Julian Noel (218 receiving yards, two touchdowns), Harold Hill (144 yards) and Zerbe have emerged as Craig's top targets.


Junior Keaton Aucello has tallied 26 tackles, a team-high three tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. Sophomore Jaxon Colbert leads Williamstown with 29 tackles and has charted two tackles for loss. Senior Sean Gallagher has been responsible for 26 tackles.


The Braves suffered a 14-13 setback to Lenape last Friday.


The Minutemen have dropped back-to-back games to Kingsway and Holy Spirit. Jared Dzierzgowksi leads the offense with 286 rushing yards and a touchdown. Junior Guiliano Scavetta has added 151 yards and a score on the ground. Five different Washington Township players have rushed for a touchdown behind a towering offense frontier headlined by Rutgers commit John Stone.


Senior Logan Brown leads the Minutemen with 42 tackles. He's also accumulated 1.5 tackles for loss. Jason DiBlasio has a team-high 3.5 tackles for loss to complement 24 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. Senior Michael Tomasetti has 33 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks and a forced fumble.


Sophomore Dashawn Long is a two-way threat that's hauled in 120 receiving yards and a touchdown, in addition to securing 23 tackles and an interception on defense.


Timber Creek (4-0) at Cherry Hill West (1-3), 7pm


The Chargers celebrated their first 4-0 start since 2017 with a 28-15 win over previously-unbeaten Rancocas Valley last Friday. Monmouth commit Zyheem Coleman-Frazier scored a one-yard rushing touchdown and returned a punt 65 yards for another score. Coleman-Frazier has reeled in 12 catches for 204 yards and three touchdowns.


Quarterback Victor Oquendo has orchestrated a balanced passing attack with 500 yards, four touchdowns and a trio of interceptions. 11 different players, including Coleman-Frazier, have snagged a pass from Oquendo this season. Nasir Reason-Dallas leads the Chargers with 252 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. Junior Chase Conway has added 172 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Sophomore Amir Reason-Dallas has paced Timber Creek with a team-best 31 tackles and two interceptions. Brahim Wynn leads the Chargers with 3.5 sacks, five tackles for loss and has contributed 28 tackles. The junior holds an offer from Temple.


Timber Creek coach Brian Wright returns to Chapel Avenue for the first time since 2019. Wright accumulated a 38-41 record in eight seasons and coached former Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Hand at Cherry Hill West.


The Lions are currently led by third-year coach Justin Arabia. Cherry Hill West opened the 2022 campaign with a dominating 42-7 win over Clearview before dropping three straight contests to Pennsauken, Paul VI and Northern Burlington.


Cherry Hill West's sub-.500 record isn't indicative of its fiery competitiveness. The Lions led undefeated Pennsauken by 16 points with 8:38 left to play prior to quarterback Kevin Rorke suffering an injury. Arabia's squad also lost to Paul VI and Northern Burlington by a combined 11 points.


Rorke leads the Lions with 279 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Wood-Ridge transfer Gary Rowe has also been a staple of the ground attack with 167 yards and three scores.


Junior Derrick Young and freshman Hayden Baker have combined for 238 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns through four games.


2022 South Jersey Sports Zone Preseason All-South Jersey Second Team selection Tom Arcaroli leads Cherry Hill West with a team-high 39 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss.


Schedule


- Wildwood at Lower Cape May, 6 pm

- Bridgeton at Cumberland, 6 pm

- Bordentown at Allentown, 6 pm

- Clearview at Egg Harbor Township, 6 pm

- St. Joseph (Hammonton) at Willingboro, 6 pm

- Atlantic City at Deptford, 6 pm

- Moorestown at Oakcrest, 6 pm

- Palmyra at New Egypt, 6:30 pm

- Delran at Cinnaminson, 6:30 pm

- Pennsville at Schalick, 7 pm

- Rancocas Valley at Burlington Township, 7 pm

- Pitman at Riverside, 7 pm

- Northern Burlington at Hopewell Valley, 7 pm

- Woodstown at Glassboro, 7 pm

- Clayton at Paul VI, 7 pm

- Eastern at Lenape, 7 pm

- Mastery Charter at Collingswood, 7 pm

- Holy Cross Prep at Lindenwold, 7 pm

- Middle Township at Gateway, 7 pm

- Seneca at Hightstown, 7 pm

- Bishop Eustace at Princeton, 7 pm



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