Union, Linden, Summit, Cranford, Rahway, Roselle Park, New Providence football seek to advance to championship games; Sectional semifinals are this weekend

Tigers, Indians, Cougars will play on road vs. undefeated teams they recently lost to

Union has had enough of losing to Piscataway in the playoffs. For that matter, so has everyone else who has played the Chiefs in that setting since 2002. Cranford has had enough of losing to Summit – period – the last five seasons in Mid-State Conference play whether it was a close game or a […]

Football playoffs for 11 Union County teams commence this weekend; Defending N2, G3 champ Summit goes 9-0 for 5th straight season

Union, Linden, Westfield in N2, G5; Scotch Plains in N2, G4; Cranford and GL also in N2, G3; Roselle Park, Brearley, New Providence in N2, G1; Rahway in CJ, G2

Here we go again. High school playoff football in UnionCounty is back – about a week later than normal – with many teams seeking to extend their seasons a week. Will this be the last season that we just crown sectional champions? We won’t know about possible playoff expansion until it gets voted on again […]

These Union County football schools have qualified for the playoffs: Union, Linden, Scotch Plains, Summit, Cranford, New Providence, Brearley, Roselle Park and Rahway

This weekend is the cutoff date, with Westfield still having a chance to make it in North 2, Group 5

Usually we’re getting ready for the playoffs this weekend. However, the old system of having a “Week Zero” where only a handful of teams open the season came back this year – thus pushing the 2013 campaign back a week. That means that this is the cutoff date weekend, with some teams done with their […]

Cranford girls’ soccer edged 1-0 by Scotch Plains in UCT championship match; Cougar goalie Pringle made some fine saves

First loss of the season comes after 15-0 start

UNION – Teams that go on to win championships know how to take advantage of opportunities presented to them, even if they might be few and far between. Add a tremendous defensive effort to the mix and odds are that they’ll be hoisting the first place trophy moments after the final whistle. That was the […]

Cranford football turns back Scotch Plains sparked by fine DeLayo catch; Christiano scores 4 TDs

Cougars win 3rd straight to improve to 4-2, strengthen playoff chances

SCOTCH PLAINS – There are moments that define a season. For the Cranford football team, a third consecutive playoff campaign for the first time in program history might have been clinched by a player not known for being a part of such moments. On fourth-and-seven from the Scotch Plains 30 with less than five minutes […]

Union football program out to attain victory No. 500 Friday night in Somerset County

Farmers are at Hillsborough in big Mid-State 38 Conference-Delaware Division clash

The Union football program’s first attempt at gaining victory No. 500 will come Friday night (Oct. 18) at 7 at Hillsborough in a big Mid-State 38 Conference-Delaware Division clash. Union is 2-2 overall and 2-2 in the Delaware Division, while Hillsborough is 2-3 overall and 2-2 in the division. Union is trying to qualify again […]

UCT girls’ soccer kicks off this Saturday; defending co-champion Scotch Plains is top seed once again

Dayton, Union, Johnson and Brearley were to host first 4 matches

The girls’ soccer Union County Tournament was to kick off this Saturday, Sept. 28, with four preliminary round matches. Defending co-champion Scotch Plains was awarded the top seed once again. Four first round games are scheduled to be played Wednesday, Oct. 2, with four more second round games set to take place Saturday, Oct. 5. The […]

Summit football scores all 7 times it has the ball in first half; Hilltoppers handle division rival Cranford in their home-opener

Senior quarterback Terry tosses 4 touchdown passes and runs for one score

SUMMIT – The way the Summit football team performed in its home-opener Friday night can another 12-0 season be in store? The Hilltoppers looked that sharp.That precise. That unbeatable. Summit scored all seven times it had the ball in the first half en route to a commanding 48-14 triumph over Cranford in Mid-State 38 Conference-Raritan […]

Top senior, college-bound football players in Union County discussed by editor of The McCarthy Report

Union Farmers represented on Top 11 list by Egwuonwu, Bogan, Iroha

The Union and Plainfield football teams will clash Nov. 2 at Hub Stine Field after both will have played six games. Although they are in different sections (Union in North 2, Group 5 and Plainfield in North 2, Group 4) and different divisions in the Mid-State 38 Conference (Union in the Delaware and Plainfield in […]

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