The Edison Eagles were 6-2 in the COVID-shortened 2020 football season.
But a closer look reveals they were just two points shy of a perfect season.
They dropped their opener 7-6 at Franklin, and then a heartbreaker to North Brunswick a few weeks later 21-20.
No need to remind them of either defeat, especially the one to the Raiders. They remember it well, and are using it as fuel for 2021, where the goal is to close, to finish games.
Edison returns a number of key players on offense on defense. There’s junior quarterback Matt Yascko, who began his career as a starter midway through his freshman campaign. Jaden Peart and Malcolm Stansbury are two top receivers. On defense, Stansbury will man one of the corners, while Adekunle Shittu will be a disruptive force at end, after leading the team in sacks, TFLs and quarterback hurries a year ago.
Click below to hear Stansbury and Shittu talk about their upcoming season:
Edison junior DE/OL Adekunle Shittu:
Edison senior WR/CB Malcolm Stansbury: