CJSR to debut first-ever Big Central Media Poll, featuring TV, radio, web and print

A first-of-its-kind media poll covering the entire Big Central Football Conference will make its debut Tuesday night, when it’s unveiled on Mike Pavlichko’s “Tuesday Night Quarterback” program, which airs weekly on Tuesdays at 8 pm.

The poll will include seven media members from around the Big Central Football Conference, including our very own Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino.

Others voting in the poll include:

  • Marcus Borden, former East Brunswick football coach, current MyCentralJersey.com analyst
  • Harry Frezza, legendary Courier News scholastic reporter
  • Korbid Thompson, founder and operator of the King James Radio Network
  • Greg Machos, founder and operator of GMC Gridiron (the Greater Middlesex Conference merged with the Mid-State Conference to form the Big Central this season)
  • Bryan DeNovellis, sports reporter at News12 New Jersey

“I’m thrilled to bring this media poll to high school football fans in New Jersey,” said Mike Pavlichko, founder of Central Jersey Sports Radio. “Every media outlet has their own rankings, and we will, too. But so far as I know, no one has ever surveyed reporters from different media outlets.”

“This is great, because it includes Internet radio, websites, newspapers, and television. It’s the whole gamut of coverage in Central Jersey,” said Pavlichko.

All seven media members will vote following each weekend’s games. Pavlichko and Savino’s votes will encompass the Central Jersey Sports Radio Top Ten. Their votes along with those of Borden, Frezza, Thompson, Machos and DeNovellis will be tallied to form the Big Central Media Poll. Results for both will be announced during the “Tuesday Night Quarterback” show each Tuesday.

This is Mike Pavlichko’s 21st season covering high school sports in Central Jersey, expanding his reach beyond the GMC and Somerset County on New Brunswick-based 1450 AM WCTC for the past 20 seasons to Union, Hunterdon and Warren with the launch of the Big Central Football Conference. Mike has won numerous awards for his coverage on the long-running “Football USA.” Mike is a Rutgers graduate, and an alum of Spotswood High School.

Dom Savino is a fellow WRSU/Rutgers Radio alum with Mike, and spent the past three years as the host of the new “Friday Night Football USA,” a preview show running before high school football on Friday nights in the fall.

Marcus Borden brings a wealth of experience both as a former head coach – winning two state titles at East Brunswick – and his video/reporting can be seen on MyCentralJersey.com. Retired from coaching – though you wouldn’t know it by watching him on the sideline – Borden still teaches Spanish at East Brunswick.

Harry Frezza – a Bound Brook native – has spent several decades covering scholastic sports in Somerset County and beyond, and continues to be read on MyCentralJersey.com as well as newjerseyhills.com.

Greg Machos – a South Plainfield graduate – covers local high school football on Twitter @GMCGridiron and has run the GMC Hoops website at gmchoops.com for 20 years.

Korbid Thompson founded the King James Radio Network in 2011, broadcasting North Brunswick Township High School Sports – including football, basketball, baseball – Timothy Christian basketball, and a number of youth sports leagues.

Bryan DeNovellis is a TV veteran in the Garden State who returns to News12 New Jersey this fall after a stint at Jersey Sports Zone. He also teaches TV production at Holmdel High School.

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