Linden, Cranford football to play their state championship games at MetLife Stadium; Tigers to battle Elizabeth in N2, G5 and Cougars to clash with Parsippany Hills in N2, G3

Both contests to kick off Dec. 7 in East Rutherford

For the first time, the Linden and Cranford football teams will be playing for a state championship in East Rutherford. Both Union County Mid-State 38 Conference division winners advanced to sectional finals – for Linden the first time since 1985 and only third time total – and for Cranford the first time since 2011 and […]

Linden football reaches first state championship game since 1985; Tigers hold on to defeat Westfield 14-6 in North 2, Group 5 semifinals

Phipps, Dolbrice score TDs in second quarter

LINDEN – With playmakers such as Kyle Phipps and Juwan Dolbrice, Linden can score from anywhere on the field at any time. Sometimes it’s all that’s needed. In a weird way it was Friday night at Cooper Field. Led by touchdown runs of 58 yards by Phipps and 41 by Dolbrice in the second quarter, […]

Linden, Cranford, Summit, Roselle will host sectional semifinals; All are 1 win away from playing for a championship

Seniors Dolbrice, Zanelli become their school's all-time leading rusher

For the first time in awhile, four Union County football teams are one home win away from playing for championships. Those schools will be Linden and Cranford on Nov. 21 and Summit and Roselle on Nov. 22. All total, six Union County teams are still alive and playing in sectional semifinals, including Westfield on Nov. […]

First-time division winners Linden, Cranford and Roselle are top seeds; 10 Union County teams qualify for football playoffs

Summit - the second seed and two-time defending champion in North 2, Group 3 - is 64-3 since start of 2009 season

Of the 10 Union County schools that made the state playoffs, four of them are two home wins away – without needing help from anyone – from playing for a championship. Those teams include first-time Mid-State 38 Conference division champions Linden, Cranford and Roselle and also Summit, which captured Mid-State division titles the first five […]

Johnson football didn’t panic after 0-3 start; Crusaders will make CJ, G2 playoffs

The Johnson Crusaders did not panic after a 0-3 start included two losses by exactly one touchdown and another by a single point. The Crusaders, guided by first-year head coach and 2006 ALJ graduate Anthony DelConte, bounced back to win three of their next four to clinch a playoff berth in Central Jersey, Group 2. Presently, […]

Union County football schedule for this weekend; Dayton, Johnson, Westfield win; Brearley ties

Here is the Union County football schedule for this weekend, last week’s results, my picks and my Top 10. The  playoffs commence in two weeks.   UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL   THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE: Friday, Oct. 31 (6 games) Ridge at Union, 7 p.m. Johnson at Belvidere, 7 p.m. Hillside at Delaware Valley, 7 […]

Cranford football ends Summit winning streaks, downing Hilltoppers 33-14 at home; Cougars sparked by senior RB Christiano, junior QB Schetelich

Cranford now 4-0 overall and 3-0 in Mid-State's Raritan Division

CRANFORD – Sparked by a balanced offense led by an all-state performance from senior back Luke Christiano, a defense – lifted by the likes of lineman Will Fries, linebacker Niko Cappello and defensive back Eric Donahue – that shut out its opponent in the second half for the second straight week and the ability to […]

Winning streaks on line for Hilltopppers in big football game at Cranford; Both Raritan Division teams 3-0, among best in county

Summit has won 27 straight games. The Hilltoppers have also won 48 consecutive regular season matchups. Cranford is out to end both streaks this week. Both are off to strong 3-0 starts, with defending champion Summit leading the Mid-State 38 Conference’s Raritan Division at 3-0. Cranford is tied for second in the division with Voorhees […]

CORRECTED new alignment of football’s Mid-State 38 Conference

Here is the corrected new alignment of football’s Mid-State 38 Conference for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. I erroneously printed the wrong alignment over the summer and earlier in September.   Mid-State 38 Conference for 2014 and 2015 seasons:   Delaware Division (8): Bridgewater-Raritan, Elizabeth, Franklin, Hillsborough, Hunterdon Central, Phillipsburg, Union, Watchung Hills.   Watchung Division […]

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