Gameday Focus: Week Eight Football at West Deptford

Gameday Focus: Week Eight Football at West Deptford

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Week eight of the high school football season features the Pirates at West Deptford for a WJFL contest. Here is our Gameday Focus for an in-depth look.

When: Friday, October 28 at 7pm

Where: West Deptford High School

Pirates 5-1

After moving to 5-0 for the first time in years, the Pirates hit their first speedbump of the 2016 season with a 12-8 loss on the road to Collingswood.

The game against Collingswood was a defensive battle as both teams struggled to move the football and score points.

Cinnaminson had an opportunity to take the lead late in the game, but could not punch the football into the end zone on fourth and goal.

The Pirates had a bye last week in preparation for a showdown with West Deptford tonight.

In their five wins this season the Pirates have scored 22 points or more. They also have three shutouts, all coming against Liberty Division opponents.

Cinnaminson has outscored its opponents 200-44 through six games.

The Pirates appear on one South Jersey poll this week, coming in at #22.

As it stands right now, the Pirates have 88 power points, which puts them in fourth place in South, Group 2.

Eagles 6-0

West Deptford enters tonight at 6-0 after a 48-14 dismantling of perennial power Haddonfield.

The Eagles have a two-headed running attack in Gio Gismondi and Anthony Seas that has been overwhelming opposing defenses this season.

The pair carried the football 33 times for 332 yards and five touchdowns in the victory over Haddonfield last week.

West Deptford has outscored its opponents 253-41 this year, averaging over 42 points per game on offense.

The Eagles defense has been just as dominant, allowing an average of 6.83 points per game.

Seas has rushed for at least 100 yards in all six games played this season.

The Eagles appear on three polls this week, coming in at #3 twice and #5 once.

West Deptford boasts 94 power points, which puts them in third place in South, Group 2.

Head to Head

This two teams have not met in the last nine seasons.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com