Piscataway’s back: Chiefs try to make up for lost time

Piscataway head coach Dan Higgins instructs his players during preseason camp on Green Acres on August 24, 2021.

When the Piscataway varsity football team takes the field at the new Ciardi Stadium next Friday night for its season opener against Phillipsburg, it will be the Chiefs’ first game since November 18, 2019.

That’s because the school district opted out of playing fall sports in 2020, one of only two schools in the Big Central Conference – Carteret being the other – to do so.

Ultimately, it means 612 days between kickoffs for head coach Dan Higgins, that’s just way too long.

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Higgins took it so hard, we never had an on-the-record conversation with him last year about what happened.

Now, he’s just looking forward, eyes ahead, working on making sure his program doesn’t miss a beat, and just gets better every day.

Click below to hear Piscataway head coach Dan Higgins talk to Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko about life without (coaching) football, and how he’s getting his 2021 team up to speed:

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