EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Bears football team provided a variety of plays for the Bear Den to cheer about in their first home game. The Bears offense finally exploded as they punished the Monroe defense and won 48-7. Not only did the offense perform, but the defense played exceptionally well. During The whole game the football team had the Bear Den cheering, and it seemed as though Bear Den’s enthusiasm was providing the extra spark that the Bears needed.
The Bears' main advantage was the strength of their offensive and defensive line compared to Monroe’s. It was clear right from the beginning that EB was able to win the battles in the trenches. It was evident that the offensive line for the Bears were in the zone as they were creating holes left and right for running back Kyle Wiggins. Not only did they create holes, but Wiggins was able to exploit the holes and break tackles when he needed to. “Wonder Wiggins” broke out for 170 rushing yards and three rushing touchdown including a 70 yard touchdown.
The Bears jumped out to an early lead as they scored a touchdown on their first drive and they never looked back. They had a dominant 34-0 lead at halftime and later scored two more touchdowns in the second half.
One of the members that was cheering in the Bear Den was Lou Mottola who said, “The key to the EB victory was players that played on both sides of the ball”. Though the offense was led by Wiggins, the defense also played well. The defense held the Monroe Falcons to only 7 points and it included a defensive touchdown. It may not come as a surprise but the touchdown on the defensive side of things also came from Kyle Wiggins as he scooped up a loose ball and ran it all the way down the field for a touchdown.
The Bears showed that they were the much better team as they had no difficulties against Monroe but they were finally able to have a productive offense. It seemed as if the Bears could run it wherever and whenever they wanted as Monroe was not able to provide any resistance. Besides a great game by Kyle Wiggins, Zahir Jackson also had two rushing touchdowns and quarterback James Schuld was able to rush one in as well.
It was exciting and entertaining to finally see the team come alive, along with seeing the energetic Bear Den. The Bears may have finally hit their stride and it should be interesting to see how they do in their next game!
The Bears next football game is on Friday, October 8th at Marlboro High School.