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 […]

Union County All-Star QBs include standouts Oblachinski from Cranford and Bost from Rahway

Snapple Bowl practice commences later this week; the game is July 17 at Sayreville

Both quarterbacks can drop back and throw the ball. One looks more like the classic drop back because of his size. One looks more like the classic scrambler, also because of his size. One way or another it doesn’t matter. Cranford’s John Oblachinski and Rahway’s Jeffery Bost are pretty good at finding manners in which […]

Cranford, Dayton baseball one win away from playing for state championships; Cougars face Mount Olive, Bulldogs take on Ridgefield

On Friday, May 27, 2011, the defending North 2, Group 3 champion Cranford baseball team lost at home to Mendham 7-3 in a N2, G3 quarterfinal. Somewhat remarkably, the Cougars have not lost a state tournament game since. Cranford takes a 16-game state tournament winning streak into Tuesday’s scheduled Group 3 semifinal vs. MountOlive at Belleville […]

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