by Mike Pavlichko
The next two weeks of the high school football season – Weeks 7 and 8 – in the Big Central Conference will feature the best, most competitive matchups.
That’s the goal of Scott Miller, league president, and Athletic Director at member school Brearley in Kenilworth.
In an interview with Central Jersey Sports Radio today, Miller said finding great matchups was paramount to scheduling the next two weeks.
“It’s been challenging to say the least,” said Miller, who has been working with ADs from around the conference all year.
“Basically what we’ve been able to do so far is look at matchups that we thought would be good matchups. It’s almost like we’re putting together a two-week schedule.”
Miller says some games scrapped because of COVID may also work their way into the schedule. He says the two weeks will not be a playoff format.
“Our biggest objective going into this was making sure we put schools together that were comparative,” Miller said.
“We want to give some of our better schools an opportunity to play some of the better teams. And we want to give ours schools that maybe had a rough year an opportunity to play games that they could be competitive in and possibly win, Miller said.
A few teams also opted out: JP Stevens, Perth Amboy and Franklin.
South Plainfield requested only one game instead of two. The Tigers had to sit out last week due to a COVID issue, leaving Somerville to have to schedule a road game at Old Tappan.
Listen to the full interview below: