For the North Plainfield football team, it isn’t all about the wins and losses. Not yet.
Of course, they want to win football games, so eventually it will be. But the goal for second-year head coach Derrick Eatman is to increase the number of kids in his program. That will lead to more talent, a deeper team, and – eventually, the hope is – more wins.
Coming off a 1-9 season in his first year with the Canucks, Derrick Eatman will be relying on this year’s team to be the second building block in the house that is North Plainfield football.
Tyrell King and Anthony Penaranda are both wide receivers/d-backs and, more importantly, both juniors, who will be there this year and next to help build the program. Senior Kellan Aurielen will be their mentor, and so on, and so on.
Despite a 34-6 loss at Manchester Township to open the season, there’s still reason to be optimistic for North Plainfield. Voorhees and Governor Livingston are on the schedule before a visit to archrivak South Plainfield on September 15th.
Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko with North Plainfield head coach Derrick Eatman and junior Anthony Penaranda