Woodbridge and Cranford don’t have a long history, but this is one game many people had circled on their calendars at the beginning of the year.
And when the No. 4 Barrons meet the No. 7 Cougars tomorrow night on Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Big Central Game of the Week driven by Autoland, they will meet with both being undefeated, and looking for a boost in the playoff race.
With three weeks before the cutoff, Woodbridge is third in the North 4 supersection, and looking to pull into the top two to gain home-field advantage throughout the sectional playoffs. Cranford, meanwhile, sits atop their North 3 section, the only Big Central team to lead the pack at the moment, although several teams are in play for one of the top two seeds in other sections.
The similarities don’t end there, however.
Cranford has an experienced quarterback who is in his first year as a starter; Shane Van Dam split time with Dennis DeMarino last season. Woodbridge has Matt Stanton, who has turned his game around after moving with his family and transferring from St. Joseph-Metuchen to Woodbridge, where he’s cut down dramatically on the turnovers, and helped Barron Country believe there’s life after Anthony Santino and Ali Lee, Jr.
You can hear tomorrow night’s game on Central Jersey Sports Radio with kickoff at 7:00. Pregame begins at 6:45. Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino will call all the action from Priscoe Field; you can listen live and FREE by clicking here.
Click below to hear Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino talk with both head coaches about Friday night’s big matchup: