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This Week in the Big Central – Episode 13: The Championship Weekend 2021

It’s time to crown some champions!

On Episode 13 of “This Week in the Big Central,” driven by Mark Montenero and his team at the world-famous Autoland, we’ve got complete previews of the three conference teams vying for championships this weekend.

Mike Pavlichko is joined by Dom Savino for quick look back at the semifinals, then we go through both games with the players and coaches involved.

First, it’s a look at our Big Central Game of the Week, driven by Autoland, as the North 2, Group 3 title game features top-seed and undefeated Cranford (10-0) taking on Sparta (8-3). Mike Pavlichko talks with Cranford head coach Erik Rosnemeier and runningback Colin Murray, as well as Sparta head coach Frank Marchiano.

Then, Mike takes a look at the Central Jersey Group 5 title tilt, featuring top-seed and undefeated Hillsborough (11-0) entertaining third-seed North Brunswick (8-3). Mike Pavlichko stopped by each team’s practice this week to catch up with Hillsborough head coach Kevin Carty, Jr., and defensive end/tight end Will Dixon, as well as North Brunswick head coach Miek Cipot and top runningback Marquis Perry.

Mike and Dom close it out with a closer analysis of both matchups.

Listen to Cranford take on Sparta in the Big Central Game of the Week driven by Autoland with an extended pregame starting at 6:30, followed by kickoff at 7 with Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe, while Tim Catalfamo provides live updates from the Hillsborough-North Brunswick game. Click here to listen live, and for free.

Postgame reaction will follow from both contests later Friday night on cjsportsradio.com.

North Brunswick used Hillsborough loss as springboard into postseason; now they hope to turn the tables

After a 41-0 loss in Week 9 of the regular season, The North Brunswick Raiders got together, and talked about what needed to change.

Sure, they had wins against Old Bridge, Edison and St. Joseph-Metuchen. But they also had a 13-point loss to Sayreville, and were outscored in losses to Union and Hillsborough by a combined 83-0.

The up-and-down season, despite a 6-3 record and the third seed in Central Jersey Group 5, wasn’t enough.

Since that meeting three weeks ago, North Brunswick has won two straight against solid South Jersey competition in the playoffs, falling behind by two touchdowns in both games, but rallying back both times, against Eastern and Cherokee.

That has North Brunswick (8-3) feeling things will be different this Friday night at 7 pm, when they return to Noonan Field to face top-seed Hillsborough (11-1) in the Central Jersey Group 5 title game.

The Raiders (of Middlesex County) are seeking their first state title ever; they’re 0-2 in the title game all-time, having lost to South River in the 1979 Central Jersey Group 2 final, then to Sayreville in the 2018 Central Jersey Group 5 championship game.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk with North Brunswick head coach Mike Cipot and runningback/safety Marquis Perry before practice on this week:

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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