Football predictions: Lenape over Burlington Twp.

Cinnaminson senior quarterback Shaun Davilla (right) at practice Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Last weekend in South Jersey, football was marked by a series of intriguing crossover games.

This weekend, division play returns with a bang.

The expanded West Jersey Football League realigned several divisions before this season, creating some interesting matchups between programs with little to no history.

Seneca visits Camden in an important WJFL Constitution game, courtesy of the host Panthers' move from the Royal Division.

Kingsway gets another taste of life in the American with a visit to perennial power Cherokee.

Paul VI gets a good sense of what life is like in the National with a visit to four-time South Jersey Group 3 champion Delsea.

Pennsville at Deptford is something new in the Diamond. Hammonton vs. Williamstown is a new American rivalry. Lenape vs. Burlington Township is a new game in the Capitol.

Same goes for Clayton-Gloucester Catholic in the Classic. And Pennsauken-Cherry Hill West in the National. And Salem-Penns Grove in the Diamond.

It's one of the best things about the WJFL: Every year, league officials shuffle the deck a little bit, creating some new division alignments and giving rise to some new rivalries.

Pick Six

Friday night's games

No. 15 Burlington Twp. (2-0) at No. 4 Lenape (2-0): The Falcons and Indians both are 1-0 in the Capitol Division, as is Rancocas Valley.

Burlington Township features top weapons in seniors such as quarterback Bryan Pettway, running back Drew Price, and wide receiver Everett Wormley, a Rutgers recruit.

Lenape has allowed just one touchdown this season, and has held 16 opponents to a touchdown or less since the start of the 2014 season.

Senior backs Tim Montgomery and Mike Doulong and junior end Aaron Acosta lead the Lenape defense.

Pick: Lenape, 17-10.

No. 18 Cinnaminson (2-0) at Holy Cross (1-1): This game between old rivals could decide the Liberty Division race.

The visiting Pirates are off to a good start, averaging 40.5 points behind senior quarterback Shaun Davilla and sophomore running back Rashad Raymond.

Holy Cross will look to bounce back from a tough loss to Haddonfield. Junior quarterback Jeff Undercuffler and junior running back Tim Petrucelli are among the players to watch for the Lancers.

Pick: Cinnaminson, 27-20.

No. 20 Pennsville (2-0) at Deptford (2-0): The visiting Eagles have won nine in a row since last October and they are the defending South Jersey Group 1 champions.

Pennsville has a player to watch in all-purpose senior Logan Johnston, a wide receiver/defensive back/kicker.

Deptford is coming off a 29-28 win in overtime against Gateway as Darius Dowd crashed in for the two-point conversion after Riley Giles' touchdown pass to Tavon Fox-Ballard.

Pick: Pennsville, 29-22.

Paul VI (1-1) at No. 16 Delsea (0-2): Slow starts are nothing new for the host Crusaders, but they likely will be highly motivated to avoid an 0-3 hole.

Paul VI has been impressive under new coach Phil Brunozzi, especially in pushing Burlington Township to the brink last Friday night. A win at Delsea would be a big deal for the Eagles.

Pick: Delsea, 20-14.

No. 1 St. Augustine (3-0) at No. 14 Millville (2-0): The visiting Hermits have scored 47, 46, and 48 points in their first three games.

Millville has not allowed a point.

Something has to give in this WJFL Continental clash.

Pick: St. Augustine, 31-13.

Cherry Hill East (0-2) at Eastern (1-1): After going 1-9 in each of the last two seasons, the host Vikings have a chance to get to 2-1.

Eastern rallied to beat Trenton, 15-12, on Saturday.

Cherry Hill East beat Eastern, 28-21, in the 2015 opener. The Cougars are looking to get on track this season.

Pick: Eastern, 21-14.

Last week: 6-1. Year to date: 12-2.



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