Phillipsburg wins clash of Big Central titans, “picks off” Sayreville 14-7

In the Central Jersey Sports Radio Media Poll, Sayreville and Phillipsburg each got two of the five overall first place votes, even though North Brunswick – by the math – received more points and got the No. 1 ranking.

That all could change after Week 1, following Phillipsburg’s 14-7 win at Sayreville, just the second meeting between the two programs.

The Bombers won a 2016 playoff matchup at Maloney Stadium en route to a sectional championship., But the Stateliners got the road rematch Friday night, thanks to a 74-yard first quarter touchdown run by Xavier Moore – the team’s top returning rusher – while John Wargo’s third-quarter 68-yard pick-six turned out the be the difference.

The Stateliners no doubt returned talent in 2022, the question was how well they would thrive in starting roles.

For Week One, at least, that question has been answered: quite well.

Click below to hear Phillipsburg head coach Frank Duffy talk about Friday night’s road win at Sayreville:

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