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He brings the water bottles, and the excitement. And he wants to help bring Greg Schiano and Rutgers a national championship

You can find “Big Play Ray” running up and down the sidelines, exhorting the Eagles’ nest faithful to get on their feet and scream so loud the other quarterback can’t be heard by his teammates.

You can find him cheering on the baseball team – including his brother Charlie, a catcher – while keeping meticulous track of pitch counts to help his manager adhere to the “if this, then that, or else this” rules they must comply with on a weekly basis.

And he wants you to find him at SHI Stadium in Piscataway working for Greg Schiano next fall.

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Raymond Taub, an Edison senior, who has autism, is the Eagles’ biggest supporter, and somewhat of a miracle. His mother, Anne, says doctors told her when he was a child that he may not even be able to speak.

Well, that turned out to be bull.

He’s the loudest, most vocal supporter of his school and his team.

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On Senior Night against Sayreville, all the Edison seniors were asked for the game program “What do you want to do next?”

Taub said he wanted to go to Rutgers, and “help Coach Schiano win a National Championship.”

We’ll make sure he gets that message.

Less than 24 hours after his Eagles lost to North Brunswick Friday night, he was the next town over in Piscatway, cheering on his beloved Scarlet Knights, of whom he’s been a big fan for years.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko’s conversation with Raymond Taub, on the field before Friday night’s North Brunswick game (but after he made sure there was plenty of water out for the team):

Instant Replay: No. 5 North Brunswick 21, Edison 0

Click below to listen to the “Big Central Game of the Week” driven by Mark Montenero and his team at the world-famous Autoland from Friday, October 8, 2021.

No. 5 North Brunswick won its third straight game – and fourth in a row over Edison – a 21-0 win over the Eagles (3-3)

Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call the action from Matthew Drwal Stadium in Edison.

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Perry’s two touchdowns propel No. 5 North Brunswick to 3rd straight win, blanking Edison 21-0

It was hard to tell what was more impressive: the shutout No. 5 North Brunswick pitched against Edison on the road, or the David Copperfield-esque escape by Marquis Perry that sprung him for a 68-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

What’s certain was that both were critical in a 21-0 shutout of the Eagles, on the Friday night Big Central Game of the Week, driven by Mark Montenero and his team at the world-famous Autoland, and heard on Central Jersey Spots Radio.

Perry’s run opened the scoring for the Raiders (5-1), who have now won three in a row since a 35-22 loss to Sayreville.

He also had a nine-yard touchdown catch with 23-seconds to go in the first half. His efforts earned him the Autoland Player of the Game award. He’ll receive a custom football at the end of the season.

Edison dropped to 3-3.

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The North Brunswick defense was stifling, constantly in the face of Edison junior quarterback Matt Yascko, who had at least a half-dozen incompletions that were really just trying to get rid of the ball with defenders quickly approaching.

And that defense turned up a big play in the fourth quarter, when Willie Wilson picked off a Yascko pass, setting up a scoring drive that would determine the final margin.

North Brunswick has now won four straight against Edison, and leads the all-time series 11-7.

Click below to hear postgame reaction down on the field from Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko:

North Brunswick WR/S/K Marquis Perry

North Brunswick head coach Mike Cipot

No. 5 North Brunswick visits Edison with two-game win streak, and steadily improving

With a 4-1 football team in tow, North Brunswick head coach Mike Cipot believes his squad is in a good place.

They’ve been improving since a 35-22 Week Three loss to Sayreville, Cipot believes, and he’s happy with the improvement he’s seen in his team since then.

That was capped off with a win where the Raiders did all the right things last week in a 35-7 win over Piscataway.

LISTEN: Loaded North Brunswick aiming high behind Garbolino and Co.

So, North Brunswick looks to keep it going this week when they visit Edison’s Matthew Drwal Field for a big rivalry game against the Eagles in the “Big Central Game of the Week” driven by Mark Montenero and his team at the world-famous Autoland.

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Kickoff is 7 pm on Central Jersey Sports Radio with Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe on the call; click here to listen live.

North Brunswick won a dramatic game last year at Edison.

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With the Eagles driving late in the game down 21-20, North Brunswick D-back Jelani Devonish-Wynter was playing tight coverage on receiver Malcolm Stansbury. The two went up for a 50-50 ball in the left corner of the end zone, and after they both went to the ground, Stansbury and came out with the ball.

MORE AUDIO: Devonish-Wynter’s end zone heroics help No. 9 North Brunswick edge out Edison

The play was ruled an interception, and North Brunswick hung on to win.

Click here to listen to North Brunswick coach Mike Cipot talk with Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Justin Sontupe about the Raiders’ season and Friday night’s rivalry game at Edison:

Edison looking for consistency when No. 5 North Brunswick comes to town

In one sense, Edison has had consistency at the skill positions.

Returning for the Eagles are two talented receivers in Malcolm Stansbury and Jaden Peart, along with quarterback Matt Yascko, a junior who took over the starting role midway through his freshman season.

On the other hand, Edison has been up and down this season. They opened with a win, then alternated with a loss and a win, then another loss and a win over their next few games.

LISTEN: Shittu, Stansbury are primed to help Edison “finish” in 2021

The Eagles (3-2) will look to put together their first winning streak of the season Friday night when No. 5 North Brunswick rolls into Matthew Drwal Stadium for the “Big Central Game of the Week” driven by Mark Montenero and his team at the world-famous Autoland.

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Kickoff is 7 pm on Central Jersey Sports Radio with Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe on the call; click here to listen live.

Edison also will be looking to avenge a dramatic loss last year to the Raiders.

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With the Eagles driving late in the game down 21-20, Yascko found Stansbury in the left corner of the end zone, but North Brunswick D-back Jelani Devonish-Wynter, in tight coverage, fell to the turf with Stansbury and came out with the ball.

MORE AUDIO: Devonish-Wynter’s end zone heroics help No. 9 North Brunswick edge out Edison

The play was ruled an interception, and North Brunswick hung on to win.

Click here to listen to Edison coach Matt Fulham talk about the Eagles’ season and Friday night’s game against North Brunswick:

This Week in the Big Central – Episode 5: The Double Week

Two Big Central Games of the Week highlight Episode 5 of “This Week in the Big Central,” driven by Mark Montenero and his team at the world-famous Autoland.

We take a closer look at Sayreville’s upset of top-ranked and undefeated North Brunswick, and look at the hot start by Cranford.

Dom Savino catches up with former Edison standout Noah Stansbury, now at New Hampshire, then joins Mike for a look at the Top 10 slate, and we preview the rest of the weekend action.

North Brunswick win over No. 4 Old Bridge keeps Raiders at No. 1 in CJSR Week Two Top Ten

Going on the road is never easy. Going to Vince Lombardi Field in Old Bridge is even tougher, where the Knights’ student section is loud. Coming out of there with a victory is even tougher.

But that’s what No. 1 North Brunswick did on Friday, pulling out a 34-27 victory at then No. 4 Old Bridge. And so, the Raiders remain No. 1 this week in the Central Jersey Sports Radio Top Ten, picking up both first place votes.

Woodbridge and Summit made their season debuts in the rankings, while Edison and New Providence dropped out, though the Pioneers were more of a mathematical casualty, having still received a vote in the poll.

The Media Poll will be out later Monday afternoon.

Below are the Week Two CJSR Rankings:

Oluremi has himself a night to power Colonia in 38-7 upset of No. 8 Edison

Head coach Tom Roarty calls it one of the biggest wins for Colonia in recent memory, and he’s probably right.

The Patriots – now 1-1 – knocked off No. 8 (tie) Edison (1-1) Friday night at home 38-7, thanks in large part to Josh Oluremi. A senior quarterback who has been starting since the middle of his sophomore year, he took charge against the Eagles wioth four rushing touchdowns, while throwing for another.

Then there was the defense, as Jake Ciencin racked up six sacks, and Jaeden Jones had a pick six for a score. Colonia also added a field goal.

Click below to hear Colonia coach Tom Roarty talk about the Patriot’s’ win over the Eagles:

Union takes top spot in Big Central Media Poll; four different teams get first place votes

Somerville began the year as a unanimous Number One in the preseason Big Central Media Poll, but after dropping its second game of the year Sunday at Rutgers to Northern Highlands, Union has taken over at the top of the Week One rankings.

But the Farmers (1-1) are far from a unanimous pick. In fact, they only picked up one first place vote from the media members participating in the poll, while North Brunswick – 1-0 after a 56-21 win over South Brunswick in its opener – picked up three. But the Raiders picked up 51 points, finishing one point behind Union, which tallied 52.

Overall, four teams picked up first-place votes; Woodbridge (2-0) and Somerville (1-1) each got a nod.

In actuality, the entire poll was wide open this week, with 17 teams getting at least one vote.

North Brunswick takes over top spot in CJSR Week 1 Top Ten

Locked in a 21-all tie Friday night against their old Thanksgiving Day rivals, North Brunswick used a balanced attack to score four touchdowns in about five minutes of game action and 35 unanswered points to pick up a season-opening 56-21 win over South Brunswick.

That win, coupled with Somerville’s loss to Northern Highlands – albeit a very good Highlander team, the defending North 1 Group 4 champ from 2019 – flipped the top two spots in the Central Jersey Sports Radio Week One Top Ten.

Somerville finished atop CJSR’s first-ever final rankings in 2019, after beating Woodbridge in the first round of postseason games. The Barrons had been a unanimous No. 1 most of the year. And the Pioneers led the preseason CJSR rankings this year.

But after Week One, North Brunswick has taken the top spot, gaining both first-place votes.

Hillside was the only team to drop out of the rankings, doing so after a 14-7 loss to unranked Bernards – their first loss to the Mountaineers since 2016 – which jumped into the Comets’ spot in the Top Ten. Bernards was the only Big Central team to beat a ranked opponent in Week One

Here’s the Week One Central Jersey Sports Radio Top Ten: