11/20/2009 – East Brunswick 13, Sayreville 8 – NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV Semifinals
East Brunswick played a great game of football to edge out a determined and talented Sayreville team and earn a spot at the Group IV Finals
which will be played on December 5 at The College of New Jersey. East Brunswick has only made it to the secional finals once before, that
being the 2004 State Champion team. East Brunswick took the opening kickoff and mounted a 12 play 89
yard drive topped off by a 2 yard keeper by Mauro Tucci for a touchdown. East Brunswick then tried to get tricky and did an onside kick which
Sayreville recovered. The Bombers took advantage of the short field and drove for a touchdown and gained the advantage by converting a
two point play to go ahead 8-7. Late in the half, Sayreville was again threatening when Anthony Gudzak picked off the ball and returned
it 30 yards to the Sayreville 38 with 28 seconds left in the half. With the help of a Sayrevill penalty, the Bears were able to get the
ball down to the 23 which set up a 40 yard field goal by Tyler YonchiuK. The second half was a defensive struggle. Sayreville treatened
on several occasions and missed a field goal that would have given them the lead. In the last few minutes of the game, East Brunswick padded
their lead with a 37 yard field goal by Tyler Yonchiuk. Sayreville then realized that it was now or never and started driving down the
field. They looked like an unstoppable force. They had a 1st and goal from the 8, but the Bears defense stuffed a first down run which was
then followed by three incomplete passes to effectively end the game. This was a great game for East Brunswick. Come out and cheer them
on to victory on December 5th!
East Brunswick is now 7-3 for the season.