Abraham Clark, Westfield football close with holiday wins

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Four teams in Union County won eight or more games this season. The first two were David Brearley High School (10-1) and Hillside High School (9-2), which reached state championship games in their sections. The other two were Abraham Clark High School and Westfield High School, which just completed their 2022 […]

Football teams square off in sectional and RIT finals

Football teams square off in sectional and RIT finals

UNION COUNTY, NJ — David Brearley High School, sparked by the outstanding performance of Union County Player of the Year candidate Matt Sims, does not have a blemish. Hillside High School, lifted by the bulldozing running of back Kyon Simonson, is in familiar territory. For the first time in seven years, David Brearley has reached […]

Four Union County football teams compete in sectional semifinals this weekend

UNION COUNTY, NJ — It’s now down to a final four. The four Union County football teams still alive in state playoff competition are preparing hard for this weekend’s sectional semifinal matchups. On Friday night, Nov. 4, Cranford High School and David Brearley High School will be playing at home, while Westfield High School will […]

The wait is over as Union County football playoffs begin

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nine weekends have passed, with some teams getting in nine games and most eight, as we begin the high school football playoffs in New Jersey in the month of October for the first time. After this weekend, next weekend and the one following it that will crown sectional state champions, there […]

Week 8 football will decide who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t

UNION COUNTY, NJ — This is the weekend that puts the closure on who is in and who is out — who is in the state playoffs, and who will come up short of qualifying. The sectional playoffs commence next week and then, after those three weekends, for the first time, public school group semifinals […]

Union County football: A playoff picture right now

Union County football: A playoff picture right now

UNION COUNTY, NJ — One thing New Jersey has made perfectly clear: Your high school football team does not need to be undefeated, or even better than .500, to qualify for the state playoffs. Right now, 12 of Union County’s 17 football-playing schools find themselves in playoff positions, with just two weekends of qualifying games […]

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