Navigating the New-Look Cape Atlantic and West Jersey Football Leagues
The 2014 high school football season in South Jersey is right around the corner, and both the Cape-Atlantic League and the West Jersey Football League will appear a little bit different than they did in 2013.
At the end of last season, CAL officials released realigned conferences while still keeping the two conference set-up. However, because of Hammonton's move to the West Jersey Football League (more on that in a moment) the Cape-Atlantic will have an odd number of teams this year and in 2015.
Absegami, Atlantic City, Egg Harbor Township, Mainland, Ocean City, St. Augustine, St. Joseph, and Vineland will call the CAL AMERICAN CONFERENCE home once the season starts. Meanwhile, Bridgeton, Buena, Cedar Creek, Holy Spirit, Lower Cape May, Middle Township, and Pleasantville will call the CAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE home.
So, if you didn't pick up on that, Vineland, Ocean City and St. Augustine move from the National Conference to the American while Holy Spirit and Oakcrest move from the American to the National and Hammonton moves from the Cape Atlantic League to the West Jersey Football League.
The West Jersey Football League, like the Cape-Atlantic and others in the state, realigned this summer as well. Several nearby schools switched divisions for 2014 season with Wildwood being one exception, staying in the CLASSIC DIVISION.
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