by TOM WILLIAMS
With just three weekends left in the West Jersey Football League regular season, St. Augustine running back Kanye Udoh leads players from Cape-Atlantic League schools in rushing yardage, Middle Township’s Brett Nabb has the highest passing efficiency rating and JoJo Bermudez of Cedar Creek has the most receiving yards.
Udoh, the prime running back for the No. 1 ranked team in South Jersey (see the rankings HERE), enters this weekend with 920 yards and is one of three CAL backs with 700 or more yards. The others are LeQuint Allen of Millville and Ja’Briel Mace of Mainland. Udoh has carried the ball the most, Allen has the most rushing TDs and Hammonton’s A.J. Ryker, who missed a few games with an injury, has the highest yards per carry average.
Nabb has only thrown the ball 46 times but he has made good use of those opportunities, completing 54 percent for 533 yards, 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. He is the only CAL QB not to be picked off. J.C. Landicini of Cedar Creek has the most attempts, most completions, highest percentage and most TD passes. Aaron Bullock of Oakcrest joins Landicini with more than 1,000 passing yards.
Bermudez – the all-time leader at CAL schools in career catches and career receiving yards – continues to add to his record. He has the most catches this year, the most yards and is tied with Jahmeer Cartegena of St. Joseph for the most receiving TDs. Patrick Lonergan of Ocean City has the most yards per catch.
You can check the rushing stats of 26 players, the efficiency ratings of 16 QBs and the receiving totals of 26 more players HERE.
In addition, when it comes to scoring, Millville averages the most points, Ocean City gives up the least and Allen is the top individual scorer.
In a close battle for most kicking points, Trevin DelGozzo of St. Joseph has 34 points, Ocean City’s Brendan McGonigle has 32 and Brendan Bispo of St. Augustine 31. Bermudez has two return touchdowns and Marcus Hebron of Lower Cape May has two defensive TDs.
All of the leaders in scoring stats are HERE.
St. Joseph is at Kingsway on Friday and Triton is at Atlantic City in games that will break ties for first place in their divisions. St. Augustine, Ocean City, Mainland and Cedar Creek will all play this weekend trying to hold on to their division leads. Lower Cape May and Middle Township are tied for their division lead and both have a bye this weekend.
Check out the weekend schedule and all the division standings involving CAL teams HERE.
And links to live video streams of some of this weekend’s games are HERE.
The NJSIAA playoffs begin in three weeks and 10 CAL teams would be involved based on this week’s ratings. But the next three weekends could have a real impact on who qualifies, whom they play and where the play.