The New Jersey Transit railroad tracks that run parallel to New Brunswick High School’s refurbished Memorial Stadium provided a fitting backdrop as the Zebras christened their new turf field with a 35-6 victory over Carteret on Friday night.
MyCentralJersey.com football analyst Marcus Borden has appropriately dubbed New Brunswick’s vaunted rushing combination of Maurice Ffrench and Samad Davila as the Acela Express and the Freight Train, respectively, although the latter can certainly run with the speed of his backfield mate.
The duo combined for 266 yards on the ground as the Zebras improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2005.
New Brunswick has already equaled its victory total of last season when it finished 3-7 to win more games in 2014 than it did in the previous four seasons combined during which the Zebras posted a 2-36 record.
The Zebras and Colonia sit atop the Greater Middlesex Conference White Division with identical 3-0 records with Woodbridge (3-0 overall, 2-0 division) trailing by a single game.
Ffrench, who committed to the University of Pittsburgh earlier this year, had a 60-yard touchdown reception, a 55-yard touchdown run and scampered 79 yards for another score out of punt formation after the snap sailed over his head.
He also intercepted a halfback option pass to set up one of Davila’s two touchdown runs.
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