Photo by James Dombrowski
EAST RUTHERFORD (Sept. 16, 2010) — Becton Regional High School Football Coach Roger Kotlarz guided his Wildcats to an 8-3 record last season and hopes run high in 2010. Kotlarz is in his fourth season as the head coach of the ‘Cats. Standing alongside him are the four senior captains who have been with him since his rookie coaching season.
From left to right is Stephen Moran who plays defensive end and offensive tackle; Mike Cavallo who plays center and defensive end; Chris Cervasio plays offensive guard and defensive tackle; Zach Trause plays quarterback and cornerback. Becton has 54 players this year, which is enough to field both a junior varsity and freshman team. The freshman team has 23 players and a full schedule for the first time in many years.
“The large turnout is very satisfying for our program and its great to see so many freshman,” said Kotlarz. “The large amount of players on the JV and varsity will give us experience. No freshman will be playing on the varsity this season and that is good. The feeder programs in town have been great and its nice to see that we did not lose any players to parochial schools.”
The four senior captains were very enthusiastic about the upcoming season and proud to say they were with the coach from their freshman season.