The Somerville Pioneers closed out the COVID-shortened 2020 football season as Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Team of the Year, a unanimous Number One pick in the final rankings.
They start 2021 right where they left off.
Despite the loss of CJSR Offensive Player of the Year Cookie Desiderio and Defensive Player of the Year A.J. Pena, the ‘Ville is expected to have enough talent and explosiveness on offense to still be a championship contender this fall, led by runningback Jaimen Bryant and quarterback Mike Miller.
Nipping at their heels at No. 2 is North Brunswick, led by Frankie Garbolino at QB and a host of other returning offensive players.
Below is the Central Jersey Sports Radio Preseason Top Ten:
Somerville also was a unanimous No. 1 in the Big Central Media Poll, getting all six first-place votes. The Media Poll includes votes from Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino, MyCentralJersey football analyst Marcus Borden, longtime Courier News sportswriter Harry Frezza, Big Central Gridiron’s Greg Machos, and the King James Radio Network’s Korbid Thompson.
Below is the preseason Big Central Media Poll: