Piscataway runs the table in WCTC Top Ten; North Brunswick's Cipot named Coach of the Year.

Piscataway ended the season in the WCTC Central Jersey High School Football Top Ten right where it began in the preseason.

Numero Uno.

The Chiefs - who ran the table in 2018 to go 13-0, including a seventh sectional title for head coach Dan Higgins in 16 seasons, and picked up

Piscataway head coach Dan Higgins

a first-ever bowl trophy - are the Number One team in the final rankings, making them the WCTC Team of the Year.

Piscataway won the GMC Red Division with a 5-0 mark; cruised past Bridgewater, Ridge and Union City en route to the North jersey, Section 2-Group 5 title; and beat Ridgewood for the North Group 5 Bowl title, becoming the first area team to win 13 games in a season.

The WCTC/Dr. John Bateman Trophy will be presented to Piscataway at a later date.

North Brunswick head coach Mike Cipot (Source: Twitter)

Meanwhile, North Brunswick second-year skipper Mike Cipot was named the 2018 Coach of the Year.  He guided North Brunswick to a 10-2 record, after engineering a remarkable turnaround in his first season.

The Raiders had gone 8-42 from 2012-2016, winning no more than two games in any of those seasons.  But Cipot got the team to go 6-4 last year, and the team picked up right where it left off  in 2018 with a 9-7 season-opening win in Week Zero against St. Joe's of Metuchen that got the attention of the GMC.

They finished 10-2 in 2018, with both losses coming to Sayreville - once in the regular season, and the second time in the Central Jersey Group 5 title game.

Following are the final 2018 rankings, with teams followed by records and previous rank:

  1.  Piscataway (13-0, 1)
  2.  Sayreville (11-1, 5)
  3.  Somerville (11-1, 2)
  4.  North Brunswick (10-2, 3)
  5.  Ridge (8-2, 6)
  6.  St. Joseph-Metuchen (7-3, 4)
  7.  Edison (8-3, 9)
  8.  Bernards (7-3, 8)
  9.  Middlesex (7-4, NR)
  10.  South Plainfield (6-5, NR)

Dropped out:  #7 South Brunswick (5-5), #10 Bound Brook (6-3)