After going 8-2 in the 2021 season, things have not gone to plan for East Brunswick and fifth-year head coach Andy Steinfeld.
Following a 1-8 campaign in 2022, the Bears are off to an 0-6 start with time running out to get back in the win column, with two of the final three games coming against teams in Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Top Ten, as they close out the season with matchups against top-ranked North Brunswick and fourth-ranked Phillipsburg.
Before that gauntlet is a matchup with the Piscataway Chiefs, a team looking to gain some consistent footing in their own right.
It’s a game that kicks off Friday night at 6:00, and can be heard here on Central Jersey Sports Radio, starting with the pregame at 5:45. Mike Pavlichko and Alec Crouthamel will call all the action; click here to listen.
Vito Tropeano joined the team this season at quarterback after spending his first three seasons at Elizabeth. He has helped lead a new offensive gameplan leaning more pass-heavy after relying on the run game in years past, but it has yet to translate to wins on the scoreboard.
Led on offense and defense by seniors Derrick Christie and Ryan Bennett, as well as Faruq Tajudeen on the ground, the Bears are looking to take it one game at a time as the season begins to hit its back nine.
With many of the starters being seniors, the veteran-laden East Brunswick squad is looking to end their high school careers on a high note.
Click below to hear Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Alec Crouthamel talk with East Brunswick head coach Andy Steinfeld about the Bears’ season and Friday night’s matchup with Piscataway: