Tag: Delaware Valley

North Brunswick claims top spot in Big Central Media Poll, edging out Union in Week Two

A week ago, North Brunswick had three first place votes in the Big Central Week One Media Poll, while Union had just one.

But the voters that didn’t pick Union first had the Farmers higher than those who didn’t have the Raiders in the top spot, so Union took Number One.

In Week Two, the first place votes went the same way – with Somerville and Woodbridge each getting a nod – but a win over ranked Old Bridge on the road boosted the Raiders in the minds of voters, and this week, they earned the top spot with 52 points, two more than Union.

There was little other change in the poll. Hillsborough jumped over Phillipsburg following a 21-14 overtime home win over the Stateliners, while Edison and Watchung Hills both dropped out. Three teams – Bernards, Cranford and Linden – tied for tenth, with five other teams getting votes.

Below is the Week Two Big Central Media Poll:

Instant Replay: Delaware Valley 35, North Plainfield 6

Click below to listen on-demand to the “Big Central Game of the Week” driven by Mark Montenero and his team at the world-famous Autoland from Friday, September 10, 2021.

Delaware Valley won its fourth straight over North Plainfield, picking up a 36-5 road win at Krausche Field behind two passing and one rushing touchdown from junior quarterback Jack Bill.

Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call the action.

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Del Val has lots of weapons, and they’re not afraid to use them against Canucks

It’s been two years since Delaware Valley and North Plainfield have squared off on the football field, but Friday night the Terriers (1-0) will make their first trip to Krausche Field since the 2018 season opener, when they play the Canucks (1-0) on the Big Central Game of the Week driven by Mark Montenero and his team at the world-famous Autoland.

Pregame starts at 6:45 on Central Jersey Sports Radio, with kickoff at 7 as Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call all the action; you can listen to the game live – and for free – by clicking here.

The offense starts for Del Val with junior quarterback and co-captain Jack Bill. He was a thousand-yard passer as a sophomore, throwing for 12 touchdowns, while also rushing for 516 yards and another three scores.

Head coach Mike Haughey calls him “the total package.”

But Bill is not without a supporting cast – after all, someone has to catch the ball to amass that many passing yards. This year, his top target will be Logan Blake, a hybrid wide receiver/tight end, along with Justin Kolpan and Jaden Corbin.

Click below to hear Justin Sontupe talk about the Terriers with head coach Mike Haughey:

North Plainfield’s veteran group will have to be on its toes when Terriers come to town

Delaware Valley has a lot of weapons.

Head coach Mike Haughey knows it. Middlesex knows it. And now everyone else does, too.

That just means North Plainfield will have to play almost perfect defense Friday night when the Terriers visit Krausche Field for the “Big Central Game of the Week” driven by Mark Montenero and his team at the world-famous Autoland.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm with air-time on Central Jersey Sports Radio at 6:45. Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe will call all the action; you can listen live by clicking here.

The Canucks come into the game at 1-0, after a 30-26 season-opening win at home over rival and neighboring South Plainfield. Del Val is also 1-0, having blown out Middlesex 48-14 out in Frenchtown.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk to North Plainfield head coach Jimmy DiPaolo:

This Week in the Big Central – Episode 3: The Flood

This year was supposed to be about getting back to normal in New Jersey High School Football.

Week One was anything but.

In Episode 3 of “This Week in the Big Central,” driven by Mark Montenero and his team at the world-famous Autoland, we look at how the remnants of Hurricane Ida – and the residual flooding – played havoc with the high school schedule, even moving the Rutgers-Temple season-opener and forcing an audible on the weekend “Rumble on the Raritan” showcase at RU’s SHI Stadium.

This Week on TWiBC, Mike Pavlichko looks at how the Top Ten fared, and looks ahead at the Week 2 slate with Dom Savino, and is joined by several coaches and players.

But the feature story is the flood, and how it affected Manville. Not just the community, but the football team, and how the Mustangs, in turn, took care of their teammates, and their whole town.