EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Bears met the Piscataway Chiefs at Friday night in a game that began with East Brunswick VFW Post 133 and local firefighters in their dress uniforms displaying flags in a ceremony that was followed by a moment of silence.
F-14 fighters flew overhead to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that affected so many families in New Jersey and cost the lives of eight East Brunswick residents.
In the game that followed, Piscataway scored on its first possession and built a 21-0 lead after the first quarter.
Brandon Kennedy, the East Brunswick quarterback, went down with an ankle injury and did not return. His back up Jim Schuld, filled in but was up against a tough team. Piscataway running back Elijah Barnwell had a field day against EB, running 120 yards and scoring three touchdowns.
Pat Fitzgerald, the EB punter was the hardest working kid on the team as the Bears could not get a drive going. Fitzgerald were forced to punt over and over again.
Kyle Wiggins was called on frequently to run and did a nice job. In addition to scoring our only touchdown, Al Fitzpatrick had a good night returning a few kicks for nice returns and catching a few well-executed passes.The Bears were simply overmatched against a bigger and faster team.
The final score was 42-7. Al Fitzpatrick scored late in the game for EB on a four yard run to avert the shutout.