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This Week in the Big Central – Episode 7: The Midway Point

Half the regular season is in the books in high school football across New Jersey, and we talk about it on Episode 7 of “This Week in the Big Central,” driven by Mark Montenero and his team at the world-famous Autoland!

Mike Pavlichko starts the show with a look at the playoff standings – interrupted by a mild rant on the state’s multiplier formula for power points.

Then, it’s a look at the Bellamy & Son Paving Player of the Week, South Brunswick’s Khiri Summers, who had three receiving touchdowns on offense, and two interceptions on defense, against Monroe.

Mike and Dom Savino wrap it up with a look at the Week 6 slate, including some playoff implications.

Kurdyla’s two TD passes help Bridgewater-Raritan stun No. 9 Phillipsburg, 17-7

A week after losing a big rivalry game to 3rd-ranked Hillsborough, Bridgewater-Raritan got right back on the horse.

In a big way.

Friday night, they knocked off No. 9 Phillipsburg 17-7 at Maloney Stadium.

The Panthers (3-2) got out to a 7-0 lead on Brady Kurdyla’s first touchdown of the game, a nine yard strike to Dylan Corsi late in the second quarter, but the Stateliners tied it with less than a half-minute to go.

Knock ’em down, they get right back up.

Bridgewater-Raritan proceeded to pitch a shutout the second half, and won the game with two fourth quarter scores: another connection – this one for 22 yards with 10:02 to play, and an 18-yard field goal for insurance by Sam Valeira with 2:32 left.

Phillipsburg (2-3) had not been shutout in a second half at home since a 2019 playoff semifinal loss to Wayne Valley, 7-0. The last league opponent (Big Central or Skyland) to shut the Liners out at Maloney was Hunterdon Central, in a 14-12 loss in September 2017. The Liners had led 14-0 at the half.

Click below to hear postgame reaction from Mike Pavlichko as the victorious Panthers got off the bus upon their return to Bridgewater:

Bridgewater-Raritan senior QB Brady Kurdyla

Bridgewater-Raritan head coach Scott Bray