Hillside football at Bernards in battle of 3-0 squads; Top teams in Mid-State’s Valley Division feature potent offenses

And stingy defenses

Last year Hillside went on the road after qualifying in Central Jersey, Group 2 for the first time and was victorious all three playoff games. Head coach Barris Grant dubbed his Comets “Road Warriors” after Hillside won at undefeated South River, at Johnson (a team it lost to in the regular season) and then defeated […]

Union County football this weekend includes 8 games Sept. 14 and 3 Sept. 15; Elizabeth and New Providence are home and both seeking first 3-0 starts since 2015

Westfield out to bounce back from a loss for first time since Thanksgiving 2014

Union County football this weekend – 8 games on Friday night, Sept. 14 and 3 on Saturday, Sept. 15 – has not been affected by the week-long rain. Story lines include: In a Mid-State 36 Conference-Union Division clash at Ward Field in Kenilworth it will be the Dayton Bulldogs (0-1) facing the host Brearley Bears […]

Elizabeth, New Providence football both 2-0 for first time in 3 years; Hillside on 5-game winning streak

Senior RB George starred for Linden in win that snapped Westfield's 37-game winning streak

For the first time since 2015, Elizabeth and New Providence are 2-0. For the first time since 2014, Hillside is 1-0 and Westfield is 0-1. Westfield still has a good team and will win its share of games. The Blue Devils saw their second-longest winning streak – that of 37 games which included three straight […]

Eight Union County football teams open this weekend with the other eight prepping for their second games; Thirteen clashes kick off Sept. 7 and one on Sept. 8

1-0 Elizabeth at 1-0 Union and Westfield seeks to extend its state-leading 37-game winning streak at Watchung Division rival Linden, the last team it lost to 4 years ago

Eight Union County football teams open this weekend, including Brearley hosting Highland Park, Dayton hosting Belvidere, Summit at Montgomery, Hillside at Middlesex, Somerville vs. Rahway at Rahway River Park, Cranford at North Plainfield, Westfield at Linden and Scotch Plains at North Hunterdon. All of those games are scheduled for Friday night. The lone Saturday game […]

High school football season in Union County kicks off 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30; At Frey Field in Berkeley Heights it will be Johnson vs. Gov. Livingston

The high school football season in New Jersey kicks off Thursday, Aug. 30 and in Union County it will commence at 3 p.m. in Berkeley Heights when Mid-State 36 Conference teams Johnson and Governor Livingston clash. Later Thursday at 7 p.m. New Providence will play at Middlesex in the first scheduled Union County vs. Middlesex […]

Updated Union County football game-scrimmage schedule here for week of Monday, Aug. 27

Here is an updated Union County football game-scrimmage schedule for the week of Monday, Aug. 27: Tuesday, Aug. 28: Rahway at J.P. Stevens, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29: Scotch Plains at Cranford, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30: Dayton at Keyport, 10 a.m. Verona at Brearley, 11 a.m. Summit at Morristown, 4 p.m. Westfield at Pascack […]

Union County coaches Chiola at Linden and Williams at Roselle talk about the many twists and turns of upcoming 2018 campaign; Both open on road Aug. 31 and do not play on Thanksgiving this year

The start of the 2018 high school football season in New Jersey – one with many changes – kicks off one week from this Thursday – Aug. 30. Union County squads begin to have their game-scrimmages this week, with Linden and Plainfield the first to have theirs, both scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22. Linden will […]

Union County football game-scrimmages commence this week, conclude next

Game-scrimmages for Union County football teams commence this week – week of Monday, Aug. 20 – and conclude next week – week of Monday, Aug. 27. Here’s the list: UNION COUNTY FOOTBALL GAME-SCRIMMAGES: UNION: Aug. 24 Summit, 11 a.m. BREARLEY: Aug. 30 Verona, 11 a.m. DAYTON: Aug. 30 at Keyport, 10 a.m. GOV. LIVINGSTON: Aug. […]

McCarthy Report praises plenty of Union County senior gridiron talent; State’s Top 20 college-bound senior football players also ranked here

High school football fans will soon see that Union County has some of the best players in the state. Standout seniors include linebacker Brian Ugwu of Hillside, running back BJ George of Linden and defensive lineman Rob Schork of Cranford, just to name a few. As has been the case for 60 years now, The […]