Brearley head coach Scott Miller had been saying all summer his team’s success in 2021 would be a direct result of its offensive line, whether they could jell, and how far they could progress.
Through two games, the results are better than he could have imagined.
And that’s a big reason why the Bears are off to a 2-0 start.
Of course, the skill positions need to come through, and that’s where the numbers have been.
Brearley won its opener against Johnson two weeks ago 36-0, then went to Charger Stadium and beat Spotswood Saturday afternoon 32-0.
Offensively, quarterback Matt Sims ran for 175 yards on 24 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns, then threw for another 49 yards and scored twice more. Runningback Quinn Lonergan added a touchdown and rushed for 137 yards in the victory.
And the defense? What else can you say other than they’ve pitched two shutouts.
Miller knows Roselle Park – a big rival just a short, two-mile drive away – will be a big challenge this Friday night, so he’s not having his team take their collective feet off the gas pedal anytime soon. And wins will be crucial with a late-season stretch of Bernards, New Providence and Bound Brook on the schedule.
Click below to hear Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko talk with Brearley head coach Scott Miller about his team’s 2-0 start to the season: