77 minutes | Nov 18, 2020

Episode 9: The Cookie

The “Tuesday Night Quarterback” is headlined by a look at No. 2 Somerville’s win over No. 1 Woodbridge, in a battle of undefeated teams, 36-29 at Priscoe Field on the “Big Central Game of the Week” powered by Bellamy & Son Paving. Host Mike Pavlichko takes a closer look via his postgame conversations with Somerville RB Cookie Desiderio – who scored four touchdowns in the game – and head coach Dallas Whitaker, who celebrated his 28th birthday with a victory. Unfortunately, it was also Somerville’s last game of the 2020 season, as a COVID case on the team discovered over the weekend shut down the program for the season, cancelling their Week 8 tilt with Phillipsburg at Brooks field. It would have been the first meeting between the Pioneers and Stateliners since 1969. Mike also has postgame reaction from Cranford’s head coach, Erik Rosenemeier, whose No. 4 Cougars knocked off undefeated and No. 3 North Brunswick at home Friday night. There’s more audio from South Hunterdon’s third win of the season, which came Saturday on the “Big Central Game of the Week” powered by Bellamy & Son Paving against Metuchen. And Bernards head coach Jon Simoneau talks about how his team used modern technology to solve a big problem for his offense brought on by COVID. READ MORE: Bernards coaching staff just crushed COVID, with an assist from Zoom Then it’s installment number three of “Breakfast with Harry” from the Golden Corner Diner in Bound Brook, where Mike and legendary local high school sports writer Harry Frezza talk about high school football in Week 7, as well as biking, New Jersey’s favorite fast food chain, and run into a former Bridgewater-Raritan standout. One of Rutgers’ all-time great QBs – Mike Teel – joins Pavlichko on the “Rutgers Recap” to look back at a tough loss to Illinois, get inside current starting QB Noah Vedral’s head, and see what “green” initiative Teel is now involved in after stepping aside from coaching. Finally, the new Central Jersey Sports Radio Top Ten and Big Central Media Polls are unveiled, with as Somerville swoops into the top spot on the strength of their win over Woodbridge.
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