A lot has changed for Edison since last November, when the Eagles’ football team won its first state sectional title in over three decades.
Head coach Matt Fulham retired, and offensive coordinator Matt Yascko – a veteran head coach who won two titles himself at Carteret, and that 1991 title in Edison as a player – took over.
Yascko’s son – a four-year starter at quarterback, with his dad as his coordinator for the last three – graduated, along with solid kicker Selbin Sabio and a number of other significant contributors.
That’s meant a bit of a shift in offensive style, with junior Anthony Calantoni taking the reins, a QB who doesn’t nearly run it like the younger Yascko did.
And as the offense comes around, Edison is looking to cut down on big plays that did them in during losses at Bridgewater-Raritan and North Brunswick.
At least the Eagles get to play on their home turf finally, after playing those first three on the road. That’ll happen Thursday night when 8th-ranked Sayreville (2-1) comes to town for a 7:00 game you can hear on Central Jersey Sports Radio. Pregame is 6:45, and Mike Pavlichko and Alec Crouthamel have the call. Click here to listen.
Click below to hear Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko preview the game with Edison head coach Matt Yascko: