Experienced Edison squad looks to make it all down the stretch, starting with night visit to St. Joe’s

Edison QB Matt Yascko and company – shown here in an undated photo – won at the Battle at the Beach Sunday, August 28, 2022. (Source: Edison Football)

Malcolm Stansbury. Selbin Sabio. Adekunle Shittu. Matt Yascko.

All four of those Edison football players got their first starts in 2019, their freshman season. They were starting games before anyone had ever heard of something called “COVID-19.”


They are experienced beyond your average high school football player. You can also throw third-year starter Matt Bueno in there as well. And Eagles head coach Matt Fulham is hoping that will be the difference down the stretch for his program in 2022, as they close out with their final three games.

Friday night, Edison (4-2) visits St. Joseph-Metuchen (3-2) as the Falcons host the first-ever night game in school history – complete with rented lights for their first-ever Homecoming Weekend – in a game that can be heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio. Kickoff is at 6:30 pm, with pregame starting at 6:15.

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Mike Pavlichko and Chris Tsakonas have the call. Click here to listen.

The Eagles’ four wins have come sandwiched around two defeats, where the absence of two players clearly hurt them: the offensive tandem of QB Matt Yascko, Jr, and WR Malcolm Stansbury.

To wit: after putting up 42 points against Cedar Creek in a win down at the Battle at the Beach in Ocean City, and 43 against JP Stevens, they scored just 10 and 6 points each in losses to North Brunswick at home and at Sayreville.


READ MORE: Edison wears down Cedar Creek to win finale in the 2022 WJFLCA Battle at the Beach

Both good opponents to be sure, but Edison could have scored more, to be sure, as well. In their next two games against Franklin and New Brunswick – albeit clearly lesser opponents – they were back to their high-scoring ways: scoring 34 against the Warriors and 44 against the Zebras.

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It’s a critical stretch, too, for Edison, hurtling toward Cutoff Wekeend with three really good opponents.

After the Falcons Friday night, the Eagles host South Brunswick next Friday, and visit St. Thomas Aquinas on the Friday night of Cutoff Weekend.

Click below to hear Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko talk with Edison coach Matt Fulham:

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