The 2012 South Jersey football postseason is upon us. Title chases that started during summer workouts continue into December and various local programs are part of the playoff mix.

Teams that failed to qualify for postseason action participate in consolation games. After this weekend, the only guaranteed football games remaining for high school seniors are traditional Thanksgiving Day matchups.

Friday night games include Absegami at Atlantic City. You can hear that matchup between Cape-Atlantic American Conference rivals live right here on 973espn.com.

Click here for a full look at the local football schedule for opening round playoff collisions and consolation contests.

Tyler Donohue guides you through opening night of New Jersey high school football playoffs on 97.3 ESPN FM. The action begins 6 p.m. Friday with Countdown to Kickoff. Follow Tyler on Twitter @SouthJerzSports for live scoring updates.