by Dom Savino
Since the start of the season, No. 1 Woodbridge has stood atop the Central Jersey Sports Radio Top 10, thanks to a massive group of returners from a 2019 squad that reached the North 1, Group 4 sectional final.
Those familiar faces — headlined by seniors like RB/CB Ali Lee Jr., QB Anthony Santino, and WR/S Justin Magera — have guided the Barrons to a 4-0 record, highlighted last week by a 41-0 win at state-ranked Parsippany Hills. Lee Jr., one of New Jersey’s premier running backs, led the way with a career-high 264 rushing yards and four rushing TDs.
Woodbridge will face another road test this Saturday at 1 p.m. as the Barrons battle St. Joseph of Metuchen, which fell out of the Top 10 this week after back-to-back losses to No. 9 Union and No. 5 Ridge. With the Falcons eager to end the skid, it makes for a powerhouse Middlesex County showdown in the Big Central Game of Week powered by Bellamy & Son Paving.
Central Jersey Sports Radio caught up with Woodbridge head coach Joe LaSala to preview Saturday’s meeting with St. Joe’s on the “Big Central Game of the Week powered by Bellamy & Son Paving.” The third-year head coach spoke first about his team’s win over Parsipanny Hills, a game that materialized quickly last week after both teams had opponents drop out due to COVID-19 protocols.