Eagles didn’t forget last trip to Lenape, and made this one count

Edison head coach Matt Fulham after Edison’s Central Jersey Group 5 title win on November 11, 2022. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

The last time Edison played a football game at Lenape, it was the opening round of the 2019 playoffs.

The Eagles were the 7th-seed that yea, the Indians the No. 2 seed. And they took it to the visitors, in a 39-6 decision, en route to the South Jersey Group 5 final, where they would lose to Williamstown.

Quarterback Matt Yascko remembers that day. He was a freshman, making just the sixth start of his career, thrown into the heat of the Greater Middlesex Conference’s White Division, and going 2-3 before that playoff loss, where he went 9-of-22 for 91 yards with a touchdown pass and an interception.

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Head coach Matt Fulham remembers that game, too. And three years later, not only did Edison come out on top against Lenape, but did so to bring back a championship trophy, the Central Jersey Group 5 hardware that has eluded the Eagles since 1991, their last appearance in a title game.

Edison is now 3-0 all-time in finals/

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As Edison head coach, Fulham earned his 80th win. There have been some lean years. He’s 79-98-1 in his 18 seasons at the helm.

But this has been the best four-year stretch he’s had. No coincidence they’ve come with Yascko as quarterback.

Now, he can forget about that freshman performance, after rushing for a career high 168 yards, scoring two touchdowns, and throwing for another.

And Fulham finally has a ring, too.

Click belwo for postgame reaction from Mike Pavlichko with Edison head coach Matt Fulham:

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