Four CVC schools remain winless
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Quarterback Dan Merkel and Allentown host undefeated St. Joseph of Hammonton on Friday night.