The year was 2004.
George W. Bush was President. Gas was $1.23 a gallon. Brian Williams took over for Tom Brokaw on the NBC Nightly News. The Red Sox squashed the Curse of the Bambino. Carrie Underwood was an undiscovered Okie from Muskogee.
It was also the last time East Brunswick started a season 5-1, until this year.
Third-year head coach Andy Steinfeld has his team grooving right now, with a legitimate shot of finishing 8-1 before the playoffs begin, in which they’ll participate for the first time since 2014.
Click below to hear Central Jersey’s Mike Pavlichko talk with junior quarterback Ben Solimini and head coach Andy Steinfeld about the Bears’ 2021 season so far: