Elizabeth football lifted by senior QB as Minutemen capture first N2, G5 title; Walker throws 4 TDs, including winner with 36 seconds left

Top-seeded Minutemen come back in fourth quarter to stun Piscataway 37-33 en route to 8th playoff crown and first since 2006

UNION – Phillip Walker threw an interception in the final minute of last year’s championship game vs. Piscataway. In the final minute of Friday night’s championship game, he more than made up for that by throwing a touchdown pass for the game-winning points. You can say it was the ultimate display of the agony of […]

Summit football advances to 3rd title game in 4 years; Hilltoppers drop Parsippany Hills 30-13

Are in first North 2, Group 3 final since 1986

SUMMIT – While it was No. 8 for Parsippany Hills – senior quarterback Tyler Simms – who was going to have to make things happen if his team was to advance in the state playoffs, it was the other No. 8 – senior receiver-cornerback Will Shamim – who did make things happen for Summit. Shamim […]

Congratulations to Elizabeth, Roselle Park football for advancing to state championship games

Cranford had another fine season conclude at 7-3; Summit hosts Parsippany Hills Saturday afternoon in the second N2, G3 semifinal

Congratulations to Union County football schools Elizabeth and Roselle Park for advancing to state championship games after posting NJSIAA semifinal victories Friday night. Elizabeth made it to a championship game for the second straight year and is in the first North 2, Group 5 final. Roselle Park made it to a title contest for the […]

Linden football’s improbable run to a state title game halted; Tigers have much to be proud of

Young squad improved greatly over final month

WASHINGTON – Linden’s improbable run to the program’s third state championship game and first in 27 years came to a sudden end Friday night. After a scoreless first half that included five punts – two by the Tigers and three by the Blue Streaks – it was host Warren Hills that got on the board […]

Linden football comes back to beat Union for 3rd straight win; Tigers now preparing for next playoff foe, Warren Hills

Union drops second straight to finish season 5-4

UNION – Over at Cooke Memorial Field Thursday morning, Linden came back to win its third straight game and hand host Union its first home loss, pulling off a 31-27 Thanksgiving Day triumph. After trailing 7-0, 14-7 and 14-13 in the first half, Linden outscored Union18-13 in the second half to improve to 4-6. Union lost its […]

Lifted by lightning running of Dolbrice and Hill, Linden football comes back to beat Barringer in N2, G4 quarterfinal

Dolbrice leads all running backs with 143 yards and 3 touchdowns; Tigers will play at sixth-seeded Warren Hills in the semifinals

NEWARK – Linden running backs Juwan Dolbrice and Stefan Hill were confident the holes would be there to run through. “We just had to stay focused,” Dolbrice said. “The offensive line worked hard all week and came through when the game was on the line.” Linden entered the second half against Barringer down by two […]

Roselle Park football wins first playoff game since 1993; Panthers sparked by RBs Johns, Carmona, Matthews

Will host New Providence in a semifinal 2 weeks from now

ROSELLE PARK – For the first time in nearly two decades Roselle Park’s season will not end when its annual Thanksgiving Day contest vs. Roselle is completed. Behind the efficient, bruising and electric running of seniors Richie Johns and Juan Carmona and junior Brian Matthews, the second-seeded Panthers produced their first playoff win in 19 […]

Playoff matchups finalized for 11 Union County football teams that made it; Games will take place Friday night and Saturday afternoon

Sectional consolation matchups listed below for 6 Union County schools that didn't qualify

Union County football has produced a state champion each of the last three years. Can this be the season that more than one Union County team holds up a trophy? The last time that happened was six years ago in 2006 when Elizabeth and Brearley won titles. Now it’s time to get ready for the […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ volleyball advances in states; Lions will next host Paul VI Tuesday night

Ousted Wardlaw-Hartridge on Seniors Day

The Roselle Catholic volleyball team’s season continues. The Lions, who survived a tough match at home against Mount St. Dominic on Friday, will play Pope Paul VI of Haddonfield on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Non-Public Tournament. Tentative game time in The Lions’ Den is 6 p.m. On Seniors Day, fourth-seeded Roselle Catholic […]

Rahway football dominates Roselle 29-6; Indians look forward to next week’s N2, G3 playoffs

Junior RB Gross runs for 103 yards and one TD

CLARK – Heading into the playoffs for the third straight season and for the eighth time in the last nine years, Rahway knew it was in for a helmet-to-helmet clash with neighborhood rival Roselle. Seeking to fine tune its game one final time before next week’s playoffs, Rahway set the tone immediately by driving 73 […]