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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:

No. 7 North Brunswick puts unbeaten mark on the line vs. Edison in Big Central Game of the Week, powered by Bellamy & Son Paving

It will be a battle of sophomore quarterbacks at Drwal Stadium in Edison tonight when the Eagles entertain No. 7 and unbeaten North Brunswick in the Big Central Game of the Week powered by Bellamy & Son Paving (6:50 pm pregame, 7:00 kickoff).

Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino have the call. Listen by clicking the Listen Live button on our page, or here.

The Raiders have won each of the last three years, but before that, Edison had won three straight, and North Brunswick leads the all-time series 9-7. the teams only met for the first time in 1994, 20 years after North Brunswick Township High School first opened.

The game features two tenth-grade quarterbacks. Matt Yascko started six games as a freshman for Edison, compiling 1,065 yards and 7 touchdowns after starter Lucas Loffredo went down to injury. Loffredo eventually moved to and transferred to Piscataway, where he did not play.

READ MORE: Edison coach Matt Fulham talks 2-1 start, Yascko & Yascko, and North Brunswick challenge Friday night

North Brunswick’s sophomore quarterback is less tested. But Frankie Garbolino has helped lead North Brunswick through the first three games of the post-Myles Bailey era with 626 yards passing and 7 touchdowns in just the first three games, most notably including no picks.

Listen below to Dom Savino’s conversation with North Brunswick coach Mike Cipot on the 2020 season, and previewing the Edison game:

Edison coach Matt Fulham talks 2-1 start, Yascko & Yascko, and North Brunswick challenge Friday night

Edison dropped its first game of the year in what some considered to be a shocker to Franklin, 7-6.

Not that anything can be called shocking these days.

But the Eagles responded with a two-point win in Week 2 over Sayreville.

Touche.

This week, it’s a stiff challenge for Edison, which will look to go 3-1 when the Eagles host No. 7 North Brunswick Friday night in the Big Central Game of the Week powered by Bellamy & Son Paving on Central Jersey Sports Radio (7 pm kickoff, 6:50 pregame).

Hear head coach Matt Fulham’s conversation with Mike Pavlichko below: