Trailing by 14 points, Cougars march back and win in OT

Trailing by 14 points, Cougars march back and win in OT

CRANFORD, NJ — The home team was already trailing by more than one possession as the fourth quarter passed its midway point on Friday, Sept. 10. Mistakes in all three phases — offense, defense and special teams — cost Cranford, favored to win and making its 2021 debut, dearly up to this point. Then North […]

Dayton blanks Highland Park 34-0 in Scotch Plains

Dayton blanks Highland Park 34-0 in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS / FANWOOD, NJ — Perhaps instead of Group 1 football, it should be called Adversity Football. The combatants at Tyson Field on Saturday, Sept. 11, visitor Highland Park and host Dayton, sure have seen their share. Jonathan Dayton High School’s turf field was flooded and deemed unplayable for Friday night’s scheduled Big Central […]

Summit defeats a diminished Elizabeth, 39-12

Summit defeats a diminished Elizabeth, 39-12

SUMMIT, NJ — Pinned deep in its own territory late in the first half of its battle against Elizabeth on Saturday, Sept. 4, Summit football’s offense was stopped on three consecutive possessions, after the Hilltoppers began their 2021 season by marching down the field and scoring a touchdown. With a little more than three minutes […]

Despite early lead, Hillside falls to Bernards, 14-7

Despite early lead, Hillside falls to Bernards, 14-7

PISCATAWAY, NJ — An unusual first half on Sunday, Sept. 5, at Rutgers Stadium saw Hillside with only 10 plays on its resume to 36 for a Bernards team that drove down the field but could not reach the end zone. Strangely up by a touchdown at the half — Hillside had the ball only […]

Union Farmers are looking to take it all the way this year

Union Farmers are looking to take it all the way this year

UNION, NJ — For the first time since the 1994 season — when legendary head coach Lou Rettino was still at the helm of the Farmers — Union football is a defending state champion. The Farmers were fortunate to get in seven games during the pandemic last season, winning four. However, there were no playoffs […]

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