List of Union County football state champions from the playoff era here

UNION COUNTY STATE CHAMPIONS IN THE PLAYOFF ERA: 2018: Summit – North 2, Group 3 – JR covered at Summit Hillside – Central Jersey, Group 2 – JR covered at Hillside 2017: Westfield – North 2, Group 5 Hillside – Central Jersey, Group 2 – JR covered at Rutgers 2016: Westfield – North 2, Group […]

Hillside football has 1 more hurdle to climb to complete perfect season; Comets vs. Haddonfield in first-ever South, Group 2 Bowl Game

Undefeated repeat state champions will clash Dec. 1 at MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD – Twelve months ago Hillside, which went from the seasons of 2009-2016 without finishing above .500, defeated an unknown team (Point Pleasant Boro) that was 11-0 at a neutral site (Rutgers) in its final game of the 2017 season. Now the Comets are preparing to do the same to another unknown team (Haddonfield) […]

Union County vs. Middlesex County crossover FB results for 2018 here; UC came out on top

Here are the scores of this year’s Union County vs. Middlesex County crossover football games. Union County came out on top. UNION COUNTY VS. MIDDLESEX COUNTY CROSSOVER FOOTBALL FOR 2018 REGULAR SEASON: Aug. 30: New Providence 27, Middlesex 19 – at Middlesex Aug. 31: Bishop Ahr 22, Roselle 20 – at Bishop Ahr Sept. 7: […]

Hillside football repeats as Central Jersey, Group 2 state champions; 11-0 Comets will face Haddonfield in South, Group 2 final the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Senior Willis scores on offense in first half and on defense in second

HILLSIDE – The host Comets had to make the fourth quarter their own if they wanted to reach one of their goals. Give Manasquan head coach Jay Price and his staff a ton of credit. The Warriors limited Hillside’s offense to just four plays in the third quarter. Manasquan trailed the Comets by just four […]

Rahway, Summit, Hillside football seek to capture state championships for the first time before Thanksgiving

The explosive running backs include Rahway’s Dashon Moore, Summit’s Max Jackson and Hillside’s James Louis. The absolute studs on defense consist of Rahway’s Shimei Page, Summit’s Jack Kelly and Hillside’s Brian Ugwu. The efficient, calm-cool-and-collected, offensive-leading, signal-callers are Rahway lefty-throwing senior Jakir Robinson, Summit senior Skyler Schluter and Hillside junior Gavin Melendez. These are the […]

Hillside football to host only second state championship game on its field and first in 35 years; Nov. 17 battle pitting Manasquan at Hillside will be clash of last 2 CJ, G2 state champions

HILLSIDE – Yankee Stadium is referred to, for example, as The Stadium, the home of the Bronx Bombers, and most appropriately – The House that Ruth built. There’s another field that has multiple names. That’s where the Hillside Comets football team calls home. Now with field turf for the first time, we can start with […]

Do or die football is here; NJSIAA playoffs commence Nov. 2, continue Nov. 3

9 Union County teams seek to advance to next round

Welcome to the Tournament of Champions in New Jersey high school football. I say that because for the first time half of the public school state championship teams will lose games afterwards. Some could lose twice. Those fortunate enough will still game-plan for another contest – a first-time Bowl Game. Some will game-plan for two […]

Hillside football will enter CJ,G2 playoffs as not only defending champions, but with perfect 8-0 record; Comets top Group 4 Cranford in first game on new turf field

Defeat Cougars for first time since 2009

HILLSIDE – After going 8-0, winning the Mid-State Conference’s Valley Division championship for the first time and concluding a regular season schedule with home wins over Group 3 North Plainfield and Group 4 Cranford – the latter on its new turf field – now comes the difficult part for the Hillside Comets. Defending last year’s […]

Scenes from Hillside football’s first game on its new field turf; Comets dominant in 39-10 win over Cranford

Comet standout senior RB Ugwu, with Temple there watching, scores first TD on first quarter, 40-yard run down right sideline

HILLSIDE – Hillside came through big-time in its first game on its new field turf field, dominating Cranford 39-10 on Friday afternoon, Oct. 26. Scoring touchdowns in the first half for the Comets, who improved to 8-0 and will be the top seed in defending last year’s Central Jersey, Group 2 title, were seniors Brian […]

Hillside (7-0) to christen new field turf field today (Friday, Oct. 26) vs. Cranford (5-2); Both playoff-bound teams want to keep on winning – and stay healthy

Let’s get right to it. Cranford (5-2) is at Hillside (7-0) today (Friday, Oct. 26) at 3 p.m. – an historic first game on the brand new field turf at John Zappulla Field. Cranford is coming off decisive wins at home against 5-0 Summit 25-12 and at 4-2 Immaculata 35-7. Summit is 6-1 and has […]