Staff Report

We’re getting down to the nitty gritty in the high school football season with the state playoffs just a few weeks away, and the Glory Days Magazine Best 11 rankings reflect the teams that have been able to sidestep the pitfalls that happen throughout the course of the season. Here’s a look at how Mark Trible and Coach Mac see things shaking out heading into Week 8.

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Here’s the list:

11. Woodbury (6-0): “They’re undefeated, have not lost and are playing great defense. They’ve earned that No. 11,” says Coach Mac. QB Bryan Johnson has more than 1,300 yards and 15 TD passes in just six games, and the Thundering Herd have rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a team.

10. Cherokee(3-2): The Chiefs have won two straight, including an impressive 56-21 win over Shawnee last weekend. They’re on the road Saturday against Rancocas Valley.  

9. Washington Township (5-1): “I was impressed with them thoroughly last weekend. They had that blip on the radar against Kingsway but have bounced back in a big way,” Trible says. Jo’Nathan Silver led the way in a rout of Williamstown last week with 194 yards and two touchdowns on just 13 carries.

8. Delsea Regional (6-0): The Crusaders are undefeated and have racked up nearly 250 points this year. They’ve scored at least 31 points in every game and have notched 40 or more four times.

7. Ocean City (6-0): About the only thing that can slow Ocean City down is a bye week. The Red Raiders have allowed just 13 points all season and they’ll look to continue that defensive dominance on the road at Pemberton on Saturday.

6. St. Joseph Academy (5-2): The Cats have won three straight since a setback against St. Augustine Prep, and have scored at least 45 points in all three games.

5. Winslow (5-1): The Eagles have been flying high since a season-opening loss against Woodbridge. The offense relies on QB Hamas Duren and RB Trey Thorpe to get things going, and they’ll need to tonight against a really good Cedar Creek defense.  

4. Holy Spirit (3-2): The Spartans had their showdown with Prep postponed until later this month, and that might be a good thing as Spirit has been banged up with injuries to two-way starters like Mike Weaver and Jahmir Smith. Sparty is back in action on Saturday when it travels to Woodrow Wilson.  

3. Cedar Creek (7-0): The Pirates have one of the best defenses in the state and that will be on display tonight when they travel to Winslow.  

2. Millville (4-1): The Bolts have just one loss, to No. 1 St. Augustine Prep, and are coming off a 50-0 rout of Hammonton last week. Despite Millville playing just twice since Sept. 10, QB Nate Robbins has nearly 1,000 passing yards.

1. St. Augustine Prep (5-1): The Hermits have won five straight since a season-opening loss, including big wins over St. Joseph Academy and Millville, two of the top 6 teams in the WJFL. Kanye Udoh, one of the best running backs in the state, has nearly 1,000 yards through six games, and Kenny Selby leads a secondary that has nine interceptions.