Four CVC schools re­main win­less

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - SPORTS - By Greg John­son gjohn­son@tren­to­nian.com @greg­p_j on Twit­ter

En­ter­ing Week Six of the West Jer­sey Foot­ball League, four of 13 CVC schools are still search­ing for their first vic­tory.

At least one is guar­an­teed a win this week­end when West Wind­sor South (0-5) hosts Prince­ton (0-5) Fri­day night. Robbinsville and Hopewell also cur­rently sit at 0-5 with road matchups on tap.

Mercer County’s teams went 6-7 last week. No­tably, Hightstown up­set Hamilton, Tren­ton held off Notre Dame and Lawrence ral­lied to win on the road at Ewing.

Fri­day

ST. JOSEPH (HAMM.) (5-0)

AT AL­LEN­TOWN (4-1)

Th­ese are the kinds of games Jay Graber sched­ules to build his pro­gram. The Red­birds are fly­ing high with 137 points dur­ing a three-game win­ning streak against North­ern Burling­ton, Hopewell and Pem­ber­ton. But the Wild­cats will be mighty tough to stop. The non-pub­lic school has al­lowed three points to­tal in four of their wins, and St. Joe’s rushed for seven touch­downs last week against Oakcrest. EWING (2-3)

AT BURLING­TON TWP. (4-1)

The Blue Devils are in a rut af­ter be­gin­ning the sea­son with two straight wins. They have only 13 points dur­ing a three-game los­ing streak. The Fal­cons have beaten all three of their CVC op­po­nents so far (Notre Dame, Hightstown, Hopewell). Af­ter this week, Ewing re­turns home to host Hamilton and then Prince­ton.

MOORESTOWN (4-1)

AT HIGHTSTOWN (2-3)

The Rams have a chance to claw back to .500 with an­other tough op­po­nent com­ing to town. Has Hightstown turned a cor­ner af­ter churn­ing out more than 300 yards rush­ing last week against Hamilton? Road games loom at West Wind­sor South and then Notre Dame. PRINCE­TON (0-5)

AT WW-P SOUTH (0-5)

Fu­til­ity will end for one of two strug­gling pro­grams this week. Nei­ther team has been able to stop any­one de­fen­sively this sea­son. Prince­ton is al­low­ing 45.2 points per game, while South is yield­ing 41.4 points per game. Buckle up for a po­ten­tial slopfest.

ROBBINSVILLE (0-5)

AT LINDENWOLD (1-3)

The Ravens have been shut out in four of five games, but they also play a bevy of chal­leng­ing out of area op­po­nents. Last sea­son, Robbinsville beat Lindenwold at home in the first ever meet­ing between the schools, 28-21. Could this be the week the Ravens gain trac­tion?

TREN­TON (2-3)

AT CHERRY HILL WEST (0-4)

The Tor­na­does’ sched­ule has light­ened up af­ter a bru­tal stretch to be­gin the sea­son. This week marks Tren­ton’s fourth straight and fi­nal road game be­fore host­ing Burling­ton, Al­len­town and Hopewell. A strong fin­ish is needed to make a play­off push.

Satur­day

HAMILTON (3-2)

AT NO. BURLING­TON (1-4) The Hor­nets are look­ing to bounce back af­ter the pro­gram suf­fered its first loss to ris­ing Hightstown since 1993. They should be able to flour­ish on the road against a Greyhounds team that Stein­ert shut out last month.

HOPEWELL (0-5)

AT STEIN­ERT (4-1)

The Spar­tans are one of the hottest teams around with four straight wins and fir­ing on all cylin­ders. They should be able to pound the rock against a Bull­dogs team that con­tin­ues to strug­gle de­fen­sively. Hopewell hasn’t gone this far into the sea­son with­out a vic­tory since 2005.

NOTRE DAME (2-3)

AT NOT­TING­HAM (4-1)

Brace for a high-pow­ered rush­ing bat­tle between two of the fierc­ing run­ning games in the area. The Ir­ish are try­ing to re­spond from two straight close de­feats, while the North­stars are aim­ing to start 5-1 for the first time since 2013.

GREGG SLABODA — TREN­TO­NIAN PHOTO

Quar­ter­back Dan Merkel and Al­len­town host un­de­feated St. Joseph of Hammonton on Fri­day night.

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