Shawnee and St. Joseph rank high entering this year.
By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
Marc Narducci: My, how time flies, with this being the final year of the first decade of the 2000s. That means one more season for a school to promote its candidacy as South Jersey's football team of the decade.
Phil Anastasia picks the winners of the championship playoffs:
Group 1: Paulsboro. Two-time defending champion Glassboro has a 24-game winning streak and an emerging star in junior running back P.J. James. But the slight edge goes to longtime power Paulsboro, which has a nasty defense led by linebackers Zach Greenwald and Maurice Lee.
There are so many key games to open the high school football season that we should call this Toss-Up Friday. Every game is important, especially for teams that could be on that always dangerous bubble when it comes to qualifying for the postseason.