April 9, 2021 – By NJP
This is an awesome grid and will provide fun games to watch throughout the entire grid. Hunterdon Central has had one of those perfect seasons up until their last game against North Hunterdon. It will be interesting to see how they come back after losing for the first time. East Brunswick is in a very similar position. They were undefeated most of the season before losing a revenge matchup to JP Stevens, who is also in the grid. With HC, EB, and JPS, you have the #7, #5, and #11 teams in the state. Hunterdon really benefits from the 1 seed here in which all three teams were within one power point overall. This leaves JP Stevens and East Brunswick aligned for the semi-final and Hunterdon against possibly Bridgewater Raritan or Hillsborough.
Whichever team rises up to win the grid will give their top players a chance for Player of the Year. JPS and Simrin Carlsen was one of our favorites since the beginning of the season. But Syd Eckhardt from Hunterdon Central and Hailey Benesz & Paige Anania from East Brunswick will have something to say about that.