Ask head coach Dan Higgins how he’s doing these days.
“We’re playing football, and we played last year. I’m good!”
And that about sums it up.
2020 was a tough year for Higgins and the Piscataway football program, which had to sit the COVID-shortened year out after the district cancelled fall sports, one of two in the Big Central Conference – Carteret being the other – to do so.
2021 might have actually been tougher. There was an entire missed season of practices, games, film study and strength and conditioning. And it no doubt impacted the program, which went winless the entire year, something the program hadn’t done since 1968.
This year, everyone has a year under their belt. Everyone has been through strength and conditioning, as well as a baptism by fire. This year, the conventional wisdom says Piscataway football will be on the rise.
That wisdon gets put to its first test Friday night when the Chiefs take on Hunterdon Central (0-1) – one of their long time rivals, with many great playoff matchups in the history books – in the Big Central Game of the Week on Central Jersey Sports Radio.
Mike Pavlichko and Max Scheiner will call all the action from Kenny Armwood Stadium in Piscataway, with kickoff slated for 6. Pregame is at 5:45. Click here to listen live.
Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk with Piscataway head coach Dan Higgins: