Rivals Dunellen and Middlesex square off tonight at Faber school

Editor’s Note: While Central Jersey Sports Radio unfortunately is unable to broadcast tonight’s game (see our Broadcast Schedule for recent changes and the current slate) we offer this preview of the Blue Jays and Destroyers.

Coming off a better than .500 season for the first time under 7th-year head coach Jared Goldstein – where they were also the third-highest scoring team in the league behind St. Thomas Aquinas and Carteret – Middlesex come into 2021 looking to build. At 2-2, they have a win over division foe Spotswood, and 0-4 Woodbridge, a step up to the GMC White Division.

With neighboring rival Dunellen coming off a 25-5 season and moving up from the GMC Gold to the Blue Jays’ Blue Division this season, Middlesex has its sights set on tonight’s game against the Destroyers at the Faber School. (The game begins at 6 pm and you can watch the game’s livestream by clicking here.)

But Dunellen has this game circled, too. At 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the division – a half-game ahead of South Plainfield (2-1 in the Blue), the win is a chance for the Destroyers to prove they belong at the next level.

Dunellen has won two straight in the series (49-38 in 2019 and 77-47 in 2018, both in holiday tournaments in December) but Middlesex leads 7-3 since the start of Goldstein’s tenure with the Blue Jays, and 6-2 since Horowitz took over the Destroyers.

Middlesex’s last win came on January 22, 2018, a 62-56 win at Faber School.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko’s conversations with Middlesex Head Coach Jared Goldstein and Dunellen Head Coach Howie Horowitz.

Middlesex head coach Jared Goldstein
Dunellen head coach Howie Horowitz

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