According to our Tyler Donohue, host of Countdown to Kickoff and the South Jersey Sports Report, Holy Spirit head football coach John Iannucci  confirmed that Lower Cape May Regional will forfeit Friday's game.

The game was supposed to be the Spartans homecoming game.

Lower Cape May reached out to Holy Spirit to notify them of intention to forfeit around 4 PM today.   Donohue asked coach Iannucci if team will try to schedule matchup for this week; he said it's "too late".

With the forfeit, the Spartans improve to 6-0, Lower Cape May drops to 0-6

It's been a tough season for the Caper Tigers a small Group II school that has now lost 12 games in a row.  Earlier this season, they helped Pleasantville end their 35 game losing streak.  They have been outscored this season 245-32.

The next game on the Caper Tigers schedule is set for Nov. 1 against Ocean City.

This isn't the first time Lower Cape May has had to forfeit a game, back in 2009, Lower forfeited a game against St. Augustine due to a lack of healthy players.  This season there was speculation that they would do the same, but they ended up playing the Hermits - a 53-6 Lower loss.

Holy Spirit hasn’t played at home since Sept. 20 and with this forfeit, the undefeated three-time defending state champs must wait till Egg Harbor Twp. comes to town on Nov. 1.