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Phil's Picks for every Turkey Day game, with extra gravy

Want Ad Willie used to pick every football game, every week.

He made a pithy comment on every one, too, although sometimes it was just "flipped a coin."

I'm using that.

Here's a pick for every Thanksgiving weekend game on the South Jersey football schedule:

Egg Harbor Township 23, Mainland 20: One EHT assistant will have mixed emotions during this one.

Schalick 19, Cumberland 13: Cougars finish one of better seasons since Paul Gause days.

Camden Catholic 33, Paul VI 13: The Irish haven't lost to a SJ team since a midseason 2014 game at Camden with Gov. Christie in the house at Farnham Park.

Cherry Hill West 34, Cherry Hill East 13: The Lions keep "The Boot" for another year.

Cinnaminson 27, Delran 14: The Pirates lock up WJFL Liberty Division title.

Rancocas Valley 27, Burlington Twp. 26: One of the best games of the weekend.

Deptford 26, Glassboro 21: Watch out for Bulldgos sophomore RB Isom Golden the next two years.

Ocean City 20, Pleasantville 19: Expect a thriller in renewal of one of SJ's oldest series.

Woodrow Wilson 22, Camden 20: The Tigers turn the tables on their cross-town rivals.

Middle Twp. 27, Lower Cape May 12: The Panthers win the Anchor Bowl.

Pennsville 30, Penns Grove 26: Strong finish for the Eagles' accomplished senior class.

New Eygpt 27, Bordentown 14: Still think this school's nickname should be "The Pharaohs."

Oakcrest 21, Absegami 20: Flipped a coin.

Pemberton 29, Northern Burlington 19: Always a battle for the Commander's Cup.

Highland 17, Triton 13: The Tartans cap best season in school history and earn WJFL Royal title with hard-fought win over school distict rivals.

Audubon 19, Haddon Twp. 14: After some fans enjoy traditional breakfast of "Kegs and Eggs," the Green Wave takes the Curley Cup on an extra special day.

Lenape 20, Shawnee 17: Maybe the best game of the weekend.

Clearview 27, Kingsway 20: The Pioneers get to seven wins for the first time since 2007.

Vineland 19, Millville 13: The Clan earns the win in the Granddaddy of them all in terms of Thanksgiving rivalries.

Clayton 29, Pitman 20: This was the late, great Harry Gamble's favorite game.

Gloucester Catholic 21, Gloucester 20: Rams cap comeback season.

Salem 27, Woodstown 22: Senior RB Jon Taylor gets the 135 needed to set SJ record for rushing yards in the Rams' victory.

Overbrook 19, Lindenwold 13: That's three Rams' wins in a row in this breakdown.

Haddonfield 24, Haddon Heights 20: This is a tricky one for Bulldawgs' assistant Ralph Schiavo, the former head coach for the Garnets.

Collingswood 14, Sterling 13: Always one of the hardest-hitting games of the day.

Timber Creek 38, Winslow Twp. 19: There's a good chance Chargers junior QB Devin Leary throws 4 TD passes to get to 44 and set state record.

Washington Twp. 19, Williamstown 17: The Minutemen keep the Kennedy Cup and finish 5-5.

Pennsauken 26, Bishop Eustace 14: The Indians finish bounce-back season.

Palmyra 18, Burlington City 13: The Panthers prevail in another ancient rivalry.

Holy Spirit 24, Atlantic City 16: The Spartans win the first of their "two state championship games" in a 10-day stretch.

Cherokee 21, Seneca 14: Chiefs end a frustrating season with a win.

Florence 13, Riverside 12: This would be Win No. 297 for Flashes coach Joe Frappolli.

West Deptford 27, Paulsboro 22: Last game of the weekend could be the best as well.

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