PSAL football entered its final week of the regular season, with local teams facing each other in two of the three games played.
There were heavy playoff implications at stake, and here’s how the area squads fared:
Frank J. Macchiarola Educational Complex – 12, Tilden – 6 (Bowl Conference)
Tilden senior signal caller Nimar Roach passed for 63 yards on four of 15 attempts with a touchdown.
The Blue Devils (7-2) are seeded sixth with 531 power points, while the Sharks are the eleventh seed with 419 points.
Tilden will get an opportunity to exact a measure of revenge as they face the same team Sunday at home in the first round of the playoffs.
South Shore – 24, Midwood – 20 (City Conference)
Down by a score of 20-16, the Vikings (7-2) used another come-from-behind effort in the fourth quarter to edge Midwood Friday night at Aviator Sports Complex.
Senior quarterback Jason Martin had a mixed game. He completed 11 of 19 passes for 215 yards with a touchdown and rushed for 154 yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns, but he committed three turnovers (two interceptions and a fumble).
The Vikings (7-2) finished with the third seed with 1275 power points. South Shore will get a bye in the first round.
Thomas Jefferson – 18, James Madison – 14 (Bowl Conference)
Thomas Jefferson (5-4) improved its playoff positioning by outlasting the Golden Knights Sunday at home. Two missed two-point conversions proved to be the difference in the contest.
Thomas Jefferson senior running back Dwight Adams bolted for a game-high 97 yards on 12 touches with a touchdown.
Madison’s Jatelle Wilcher bolted for 73 yards and a score while Elijah Jean Pierre contributed a touchdown of his own on defeat.
The Orange Wave is ranked eighth with 475 power points. Thomas Jefferson will host No. 9 George Washington Sunday at noon.
James Madison (5-4) sits in the tenth spot with 425 power points. The Golden Knights will square off against No. 7 Eagle Academy For Young Men II Sunday at 12 p.m. at Boys and Girls High School Field.