Rahway football begins with 26-19 home win over Hillside; Sophomore OLB Pendleton sets tone with early INT for TD; Hillside QB Miller tosses 2 TD passes

Indians led 14-0 at halftime; First game at Multi-Purpose Athletic Field at Rahway River Park expected to take place night of Sept. 23 vs. Cranford

RAHWAY – Odd football stat of the week in Union County: for the fifth straight year, Rahway’s first win came against Hillside. The two Mid-State 38 Conference teams had to endure the high heat and humidity at Rahway’s grass Veterans Field Saturday afternoon (Sept. 10), with Rahway getting the better of the play in the […]

Union County football opening schedule, picks, last year’s final Top 10 right here

Here is this weekend’s opening Union County football schedule, picks and last year’s final Top 10. Enjoy! UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE: Friday, Sept. 9 (11 games) Watchung Hills at Union, 7 p.m. Hillsborough at Elizabeth, 7 Westfield at Linden, 7 Somerville at Cranford, 7 Summit at North Hunterdon, 7 Gov. Livingston […]

This weekend’s opening Union County football schedule here; 11 games for Sept. 9 and 3 for Sept. 10

Here is this weekend’s opening Union County football schedule, with 11 games Friday night, Sept. 9 and three on Saturday, Sept. 10. Saturday is a testing day, so games are scheduled at later and different times. Saturday’s Hillside at Rahway game is now a 1:30 p.m. start according to Rahway head coach Brian Russo – […]

HILLSIDE FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Comets are out to distinguish themselves

HILLSIDE – Football coaches thrive on challenges. The bigger, the better. First-time head coach Barris Grant has one on his hands here at Hillside. While the Comets have been competitive in recent years, they have not distinguished themselves since their last winning and playoff season of 2008. Grant and his coaching staff are out to […]

Here are Union County football scrimmages and complete Union County football schedules

Below are Union County football scrimmages and complete Union County football schedules for the upcoming 2016 season (for scrimmages, contact athletic directors to be sure): SCRIMMAGES UNION FARMERS Aug. 17 Multiple teams, 10 a.m. Union, Madison, Irvington, Randolph Aug. 23 at Phillipsburg, 4 p.m. Phillipsburg, Union, Warren Hills ROSELLE PARK PANTHERS Aug. 17 Delaware Valley, […]

Union’s Rutgers-bound Tverdov heads list of county’s top senior gridiron standouts; McCarthy report also cites Hillside’s Stuckey, Cranford’s Bakie and Summit’s Grange

Union was one game away from playing for a state championship last fall. A big reason for that was the play of junior two-way standout Mike Tverdov. Dennis McCarthy of his annual Dennis McCarthy Report ranks the Rutgers-bound Tverdov as Union County’s No. 1 college-bound senior. “He has great intensity,” McCarthy said. “He’s very quick […]

Union County All-Stars hold on for 13-7 football win over Middlesex County; Snap 4-game losing streak

Linebacker Okomaro of Hillside named MVP; Elizabeth's Burch, Linden's Guillaume score Union County TDs

Sometimes in sports you just have to switch things up just for the sake of switching them up. You may need to go against conventional wisdom and put people in positions where they will need to learn, need to grow, in order to be successful. When you put that philosophy into an all-star game setting, […]

Cranford only football school in Union County to change classification; Cougars now situated in Central Jersey, Group 3

Rahway is other Union County squad in section

The winningest Union County program the last five seasons and the only one to reach three state championship games and win two of them in that span is in the early stages of familiarizing itself with a different section. The NJSIAA moved Cranford out of North 2, Group 3 and into Central Jersey, Group 3 […]

Cranford well-represented in July 21 Snapple Bowl; 5 players and the coaching staff seeking to lead Union County All-Stars to first win since 2011

Game taking place at Woodbridge for the first time

When discussing Cranford football the past two seasons many people were aware of the accomplishments of lineman Will Fries and quarterback Jack Schetelich. The 2016 graduates have moved on to the next level, playing in the next state west of us now, with Fries at Penn State and Schetelich at Villanova. However, a lot more […]

Snapple Bowl practice commences July 11; Union County All-Stars seek to snap 4-game slide

The myCentralJersey.com Snapple Bowl XXIII is Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at Woodbridge High School, with the annual All-Star Football Game between Union County and Middlesex County just-graduated gridiron standouts taking place at Woodbridge for the first time. Middlesex County has won the last four games and nine of the last 10 and leads […]

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