The last time Carteret won its first two games of the year was also the last time it won back-to-back games: in 2018, when the team went 3-8.
But the way things are looking so far, they very well may surpass that win total.
On the job only a year-and-a-half, Kevin Freeman has his Ramblers off to a 2-0 start, thanks to a 13-0 win over Perth Amboy at The Pit Friday night.
After a scoreless first half, Tyrece Parrot ran in a seven-yard touchdown in the third quarter and an 18-yarder in the fourth, while the Carteret defense pitched a full, 48-minute shutout.
The win gets the Ramblers a bit closer in the all-time series between the two schools, once the longest Thanksgiving Day rivalry in Middlesex County. Perth Amboy leads 50-43-2, but the win snapped a three-game win streak in the series by the Panthers.
The Ramblers will visit South Plainfield next Friday night for their first road game of the season, as they look to go 3-0 for the first time since 2016.
Click below to heard Carteret head coach Kevin Freeman talk with CJSR’s Mike Pavlichko about Friday night’s win over Perth Amboy: