Piscataway Chiefs keep Winning Streak Alive with 35-0 Victory over East Brunswick Bears

Piscataway Chiefs keep Winning Streak Alive with 35-0 Victory over East Brunswick Bears (File Photo) Credits: Kenneth Simmons

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Piscataway High School varsity football team entered Friday night’s game against East Brunswick with a 26-game winning streak versus the Bears.

And behind a power running game, the Chiefs (2-0) upped that tally to 27.

Piscataway running back Juwon Jackson, who has big shoes to fill left by Elijah Barnwell, carried the ball 16 times for 264 yards and four touchdowns as the Chiefs blanked the Bears, 35-0, in East Brunswick last night.

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On the game’s first play from scrimmage, Jackson took an outside run to the house for a 65-yard touchdown to put Piscataway up 7-0. After the Bears were forced to punt, quarterback Joseph Hatcher hit receiver Nahjir Woods on a quick pass for a big 62-yard gain. Jackson would punch in an 8-yard score on the ground as the Chiefs led 13-0.

Piscataway would lead 21-0 after the first quarter when Hatcher capped a 12-play, 52-yard drive with a 12-yard passing touchdown to Kamille Pryor. Hatcher connected with Jackson through the air for the two-point conversion.

Hatcher, who finished the game 6-for-15 passing for 153 yards with the one score and an interception, completed all four of passes for 36 yards on the aforementioned drive.

Jackson scored on long runs of 26 and 83 yards in the third and fourth quarter respectively. The junior now has 425 yards on the ground with six touchdowns on the season.

As for East Brunswick, quarterback James Schuld went 6-for-12 for 46 yards and ran 13 times for 29 yards. Running back Zahir Jackson finished with 20 carries for 84 yards as well.

In the second quarter, Schuld mixed in the pass and run as the Bears went on a 16-play drive which got all the way down to the Piscataway 4, but a holding penalty forced East Brunswick backwards. The Bears missed a 24-yard field goal.

Next up, Piscataway hosts South Brunswick on Friday, Sept. 22 in arguably the biggest game of the year with tons of power points at stake and positioning in the Greater Middlesex Conference - Red Division standings on the line.

The Chiefs got the best of the Vikings in 2016, winning 26-14 in Monmouth Junction, but South Brunswick is loaded and has four-star wide receiver and Penn State commit Justin Shorter on their side.

South Brunswick is also 2-0 with recent victories over Old Bridge (35-6) and New Brunswick (35-7).

Dominic R. Ciardi Field will no doubt be rocking as the two teams dressed in black and gold/yellow meet once again. is an online newspaper serving the Township of Piscataway. Sign up for our FREE daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PiscatawayTAP.

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