Some teams have the hype and the fanfare.
Sayreville has just won football games.
The Bombers got off to a somewhat inauspicious start, dropping their first two games in crossovers with Bridgewater-Raritan and Woodbridge. But they righted the ship in Week 3 with an impressive 35-22 win over North Brunswick, and haven’t lost a game since.
Friday, Sayreville (7-2) will be one of 12 Big Central Conference teams opening up the playoffs at home, when the third-seeded Bombers host 6th-seed Middletown North (5-3) at War Memorial Stadium.
It’s their first meeting since 2016, when Sayreville dropped the Lions 41-14 at Rutgers to win the North 2, Group 4 championship game, finishing 10-2 on the season.
Click below to hear Sayreville head coach Chris Beagan’s interview with Mike Pavlichko live on last Saturday’s playoff projection show: