Roselle football wins at home on Thanksgiving to close its season with a 5-game winning streak; New Providence, Rahway and Westfield also triumph

Rams top Roselle Park 50-36 in first holiday game played at Arminio's new turf field

One team in Union County that can’t wait for the 2020 football season is the Roselle Rams. Roselle went 5-6 the very best way you can do it – by winning its final five games. Roselle hosted Roselle Park on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2015 and on Thursday morning the Rams came away […]

Hillside football, 11-0 again after capturing a 3rd straight state championship, eyes first undefeated finish; South Jersey, Group 2 champ Comets next play Dec. 8

Opponent will be either Cedar Creek or Camden in the South, Group 2 Regional Championship Game to be contested at Rutgers

In New Jersey now if you are good and fortunate enough to win a state championship, which means winning three sectional playoff games in three weeks, you then run the risk of failure afterwards. Last year Hillside was among New Jersey’s state championship football teams that concluded their campaigns with a season-ending loss. Hillside’s first […]

Union football gets the job done and is North 2, Group 5 state champions; First Farmers crown in 26 years sparked by standout Wilson effort

Leads all rushers with 210 yards on 14 carries and scores 2 TDs

UNION – Just four plays into the game Union junior running back Diante Wilson set the tone for what was about to come. He burst through the middle of the line and then raced, untouched, into the end zone for the game’s first points. With the Farmers ahead by six in the third quarter he […]

Union football’s last 3 attempts at winning a state championship game did not end well for the storied Union County program; Tonight the Farmers get a chance to re-write history

COMMENTARY There’s no way to sugarcoat it. The last three times Union football played in a state championship game it turned out to be a disaster for the Farmers, on and off the field. Tonight Union is seeking to capture its first state championship since 1993. Hard to believe, in many ways, that it’s been […]

Union football (11-0) seeking first title since 1993; Hillside (10-0) out to capture a 3rd straight

State championships on the line Nov. 22 at Union's Cooke Memorial Field and at West Deptford's still grass-playing surface

Two programs clashing for the first time. Two programs with a rich history of winning it all on more than one occasion. Two programs that were eliminated in the semifinal round of their sectional playoffs a year ago, each finishing 8-3. Two programs that have not won in a long time, the road team in […]

Union football holds off West Orange to advance to its second North 2, Group 5 state championship game

Farmers, for the fourth time since 1996, are four quarters away from capturing their first state title since 1993

UNION – With the game, the season and a legitimate shot at reaching a state championship on the line it was Union’s offensive line that really came through in the game’s final seven minutes. Visiting West Orange just produced its first two scores, on drives that took less than two minutes, and now trailed the […]

Union, Hillside and Westfield football all 1 win away from playing for state championships; In sectional semifinal action Friday night, Nov. 15

Undefeated Farmers (10-0) are home, while unbeaten Comets (9-0) and Blue Devils (6-3) are on the road

Former Irvington player, assistant coach and head coach Darnell Grant left Irvington to take over as head coach at Shabazz in 2010. With Shabazz dropped down to Group 2 at the time and now in a different conference he thought his days of preparing for the Union Farmers were done. He then became the head […]

Hillside football explodes for 5 second half touchdowns en route to 36-2 playoff win over Cinnaminson; Biggins begins blast with 69-yard sprint

Comets are next at defending champion Haddonfield in Nov. 15 South Jersey, Group 2 semifinal

HILLSIDE – Were the host Comets concerned at all when they entered their locker room at halftime with no first half points at all for the initial time this season? Four first half possessions produced just four first downs, while lead running backs James Louis and Jahon Moore were limited to only 18 and 14 […]

Union football will next prepare for West Orange in N2G5 semifinals; Farmers easily handle visiting Paterson Kennedy 35-0

Sanborn connects with Igbinosun for three touchdown passes and, along with Murrell, also runs in for a score

UNION – For the second straight week the Union Farmers will begin to prepare for an opponent they have never faced in the playoffs. After top-seeded Union easily handled eighth-seeded Paterson Kennedy 35-0 Friday night at Cooke Memorial Field its attention turned to the Mountaineers of Essex County. “West Orange has great athletes and is […]

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