Here is a look at this weekend's football games. It includes a rare matchup of the team ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by the Inquirer and the team ranked No. 2.

Friday night

No. 1 St. Joseph (2-0) at No. 2 St. Augustine (1-1), 6: This is the obvious Game of the Week and a clash layered with back stories and wide implications. These aren't just two of the top programs in South Jersey. They also are non-public schools that compete on the field as well as off the field in terms of "attracting" — or "recruiting," if that's your preferred word — top student-athletes.

There's another interesting angle to this game: Second-year St. Augustine coach Pete Lancetta is a St. Joe grad who spent most of his career at Hammonton, winning more than 200 games for a Blue Devils program that annually played cross-town foe St. Joe in one of South Jersey's all-time best Thanksgiving rivalries. There's a lot of history there.

St. Joseph has won 14 games in a row. The Wildcats feature a potent offensive line with seasoned seniors such as Wisdom Quarshie, Brad Lomax, Tucker Monico, Bobby Hyndman and Sean Morris clearing the way for Jada Byers, a dynamic junior back. Byers has 11 TDs in the Wildcats' first two games.

Senior Joe Bonczek, a Princeton recruit, leads St. Augustine.
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Senior Joe Bonczek, a Princeton recruit, leads St. Augustine.

St. Augustine is coming off an impressive win over Lenape on Friday. Senior Sincere Rhea scored on a punt return, and senior Joe Bonczek scored on a kickoff return.

Mainland (2-0) at Cherry Hill West (1-1), 6: The visiting Mustangs are off to their best start in several seasons, thanks to a defense that has allowed just six total points. Senior quarterback Dean Hall has scored a TD in each game for Mainland.

Cherry Hill West bounced back from a season-opening loss to Cinnaminson in a big way, beating then-No. 19 Pennsauken, 23-13, as senior quarterback Nick Arcaroli ran for one score and passed for another. Senior two-way lineman Max Sullivan is a player to watch for the Lions.

No. 16 Millville (0-2) at No. 4 Williamstown (2-0), 7: The Thunderbolts can't seem to catch a break in their schedule. They opened with North Jersey non-public superpower St. Peter's Prep. They lost Saturday to South Jersey No. 1 St. Joe. Now, they visit fourth-ranked Williamstown.

Williamstown’s Wade Inge is a Delaware State recruit.
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Williamstown’s Wade Inge is a Delaware State recruit.

The Braves are coming off an imposing 17-6 win over then-No. 10 Rancocas Valley on Saturday night. Senior quarterback J.C. Collins and senior all-purpose Wade Inge both ran for scores, and the Braves defense pitched a shutout, as the Red Devils' TD came on a kickoff return.

Millville has players to watch in senior Tex Thompson and junior Solomon DeShields.

No. 22 Vineland (1-1) at Lenape (0-2), 7: This is a rematch of last year's South Jersey Group 5 playoff opener, won convincingly by the Indians.

Vineland, coming off a shutout of Atlantic City, will look to turn the tables behind a stout defense and the play-making of junior quarterback Ryan Shelton. Senior nose guard George Robinson leads the Clan defensive front.

Lenape is looking to avoid an 0-3 hole. The Indians have lost road games to top teams South Brunswick and St. Augustine and will look to jump-start things in their home opener. Sophomore Xavier Coleman has scored a TD in each of the Indians' games.

Winslow Twp.’s Donovan Bunch returned an interception 103 yards for a touchdown vs. Moorestown.
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Winslow Twp.’s Donovan Bunch returned an interception 103 yards for a touchdown vs. Moorestown.

No. 24 Winslow Twp. (1-1) at No. 19 Cherokee (0-1), 7: The Eagles got their season on track with a 20-15 win over then-No. 18 Moorestown on Saturday night as Rutgers commit Donovan Bunch returned an interception 103 yards for a TD. Per research by South Jersey sports-record maven Chuck Langerman, that tied for the third-longest pick-six in South Jersey history.

Cherokee went toe-to-toe with No. 8 Shawnee in a 21-14 loss on opening night. Quarterback Aiden Douglas threw a pair of TD passes for the Chiefs.

No. 9 Camden (1-1) at Paul VI (0-2), 7: The visiting Panthers are coming off a 20-2 win over Cedar Creek that was stretched over two days by the stormy weather this past weekend.

Junior linebacker Tirek Austin-Cave, a transfer from Camden Catholic, has made an immediate impact and strengthened an already-tough Camden defense. Sophomore Corey Palmer, who had a pick-six vs. Cedar Creek, is another young player to watch.

Paul VI's Kevin Johnson threw a TD pass to Austin Bannon in a loss Saturday to No. 13 Burlington Twp. The Eagles have one of South Jersey's top kickers/punters in Henry Westermann.

No. 10 Holy Spirit (1-1) at Camden Catholic (0-2), 7: Things don't get any easier for the rebuilding Irish, who are playing several freshmen to compensate for the loss of more than 30 players in the fall-out from the controversial departure of former coach Nick Strom in May. They were shut out by No. 14 Rancocas Valley in the opener, then overwhelmed by No. 6 Woodrow Wilson on Saturday.

Holy Spirit’s Eli’Jah Gray ran for three TDs last weekend vs. Eastern.
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Holy Spirit’s Eli’Jah Gray ran for three TDs last weekend vs. Eastern.

The 10th-ranked Spartans will travel to Cherry Hill with momentum from a hard-fought win over Eastern on Saturday. Junior Eli'Jah Gray ran for 237 yards and 3 TDs. These teams have history, having met in the non-public playoffs and in the 2017 regular season, with the Spartans handing the then-No. 3 Irish their first loss by a 42-26 score last Oct. 27.

No. 3 Delsea (1-0) at No. 15 West Deptford (1-1), 7: These Gloucester County powers haven't met since the Crusaders beat the Eagles, 17-14, in the South Jersey Group 2 title game in 2008.

They are two of the most accomplished teams around, combining for 16 sectional titles and 25 title-game appearances since 2000. But despite their proximity and relatively-similar size — plus their near-identical offensive approach over the years, with mastery of the old-school Wing T —  they are not rivals because they really haven't played each other.

Delsea’s Aidan Borguet, here vs. Woodrow Wilson in the S.J. 3 title game, scored two TDs for Delsea in the season opener.
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Delsea’s Aidan Borguet, here vs. Woodrow Wilson in the S.J. 3 title game, scored two TDs for Delsea in the season opener.

That could change as the WJFL looks to create these kinds of scheduling matchups. Delsea is coming off a hard-fought win over Willingboro as Harvard-bound Aidan Borguet scored two TDs, one on a fumble return.

West Deptford bounced back from a season-opening loss to Paulsboro with a big victory over Collingswood, as Princeton recruit Kenny Lim scored three TDs.

No. 12 Cinnaminson (2-0) at No. 5 Haddonfield (2-0), 7: This is a rematch of last year's S.J. 2 semifinals, won by Haddonfield, 35-8. That outcome marked Cinnaminson's lone loss in the last 10 games.

This game has major S.J. 2 playoff implications and also could be a preview of another meeting in November.

The visiting Pirates are led by senior running back Rashad Raymond, junior quarterback Shawn Ruffin, and senior two-way lineman Ahmad Gant.

Haddonfield’s Davis Smith is a top all-purpose player.
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Haddonfield’s Davis Smith is a top all-purpose player.

Haddonfield is the defending S.J. 2 champion. The Bulldawgs have won six in a row behind two-way standout Gabe Klaus as well as quarterback Jay Foley and all-purpose player Davis Smith.

No. 25 Holy Cross (2-0) at Delran (1-0): This cross-town rivalry marks a bonus 11th game in this weekend's preview.

Holy Cross coach Frank Holmes is a Delran teacher. His team is led by senior quarterback Andrew Paolini and senior fullback Jack Fusco, who scored two TDs in a shutout of Bordentown.

Delran has a top all-purpose standout in junior R.J. Moten, who scored two TDs in a 21-0 win over Bishop Eustace. Junior quarterback Dustin Desher is another player to watch for the Bears.

Saturday

Paulsboro sophomore Bhayshul Tuten with interception that he returned for touchdown in season opener vs. West Deptford.
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Paulsboro sophomore Bhayshul Tuten with interception that he returned for touchdown in season opener vs. West Deptford.

No. 11 Paulsboro (2-0) at No. 17 Penns Grove (2-0), noon: This is a rematch of last year's S.J. Group 1 title game and, perhaps, a preview of this year's final as well.

It's also a classic matchup of Paulsboro's immovable defense and Penns Grove's irresistible offense. The Red Raiders have a top-flight front seven, led by seniors such as tackles Douglas Blue-Eli and Robert Glocker, end Santino Morina, and linebacker Anthony Morina.

The Red Devils offense is led by Sacred Heart recruit Tyreke Brown, an all-purpose star who has eight TDs in the first two games.

This game will go a long way toward seeding in the S.J. Group 1 sectional and also could just be the prologue to another high-stakes battle in the state tournament in November.