Last week of the season sees Union football teams positioning for playoffs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The final weekend. This is it – the final opportunity to make a lasting impression on the first goal most teams have, which is making the playoffs in their sections. This is not only Week Eight but it’s also called the playoff-cutoff date weekend as it’s the final weekend before the […]

Hillside football team wins its sixth straight division title

Hillside football team wins its sixth straight division title

HILLSIDE, NJ — Since Barris Grant took over as the football team’s head coach at Hillside High School, beginning with the 2016 football season, the Comets have produced unprecedented success during that span. For example, Hillside captured three consecutive sectional state championships and also won a regional title. Hillside’s only sectional state crown that it […]

Football teams position themselves in Week Seven as season nears its end

UNION COUNTY, NJ — We’re down to two weekends to go before the start of the high school football playoffs in New Jersey. The season goes by that quickly. Perhaps the biggest winners in Union County last weekend included Summit High School out-lasting Linden High School at home in a battle of one-loss squads, Hillside […]

Teams improve positions as just three games remain in regular season

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Summer workouts are complete. The beginning of practice in August has come and gone. Games in August and September are now history. We’re down to just three weekends remaining in the regular season. October football to decide which teams make the playoffs and which squads don’t. In Union County there are […]

Week Five finds seven football teams with only one loss

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County schools that were 3-1 went 3-2 last week, while teams that were 2-1 went 4-1. So that now leaves us with seven one-loss teams in the county, three at 4-1 and four at 3-1. The three 4-1 squads are Group 5 Union High School, Group 4 Linden High School […]

Week Four football preview sees 10 county schools have just one loss

UNION COUNTY, NJ — There are no undefeated football teams remaining in Union County, but that does not mean that there are not a bunch of good teams out there. Through the first four weekends of the 2023 campaign, 10 of Union County’s 17 football playing schools have just one loss. Five are 3-1 and […]

All pistons are firing as Union County football blasts into Week Three

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Winning for the first time in Week Two last weekend were Arthur L. Johnson and Roselle Park high schools on Friday night, Sept. 8, and Hillside High School on a steamy, sweltering Saturday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Hillside’s John Zappulla Field. Arthur L. Johnson won at home against Bound Brook High […]

Union County football gears up for action in a Week Two preview

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union High School found a way to win in overtime to, this time, beat Bridgewater-Raritan High School in a close one. Cranford High School got off to a rousing start by venturing into Hunterdon County and coming away with a 41-0 triumph against North Hunterdon Regional High School. Linden High School […]

Hillside Comets feature replacements at key spots

HILLSIDE, NJ – Salters is gone. Simonson is gone. Parkman is gone. You’re talking about Caleb Salters, three-year starter at quarterback, and 2,000-yard rushers Kyle Simonson and Muwaffaq Parkman. All players are competing in college now and no longer for the Comets. So how will they be replaced? “It’s not going to be easy,” Hillside […]