11 Union County football teams in this weekend’s opening playoffs; Undefeated Cranford, Brearley squads seek to extend winning streaks

Eleven got in. How many will get out? Union County is well represented in playoff football that commences this weekend. Eleven of the 17 football playing schools in Union County qualified. Last week I wrote that nine would get in. Rahway and Roselle also snuck in as eighth seeds in their sections – the Indians […]

Brearley football tops undefeated New Providence to capture conference’s Valley Division championship; Montesdeoca, Collier lead 9-0 Bears

North 2, Group 1 playoffs up next for victors

Making the tackle and not giving up the football via a turnover were going to be the keys for Brearley’s success this season according to head coach Scott Miller. That is what he emphasized two months ago before his 14th season at the helm of the Bears was about to commence. “We need to tackle […]

Johnson football notches another 3-game winning streak; Crusaders prepping for battle with Belvidere

Seek second straight CJ, G2 playoff berth

For the second year in a row a three-game winning streak has evened Johnson’s record following another tough 0-3 start. The Crusaders of Clark just notched their first road win and have scored the same amount of points – 110 – as they have surrendered. Johnson’s next goal is to prove that it is better […]

Union football makes statement with convincing home win over Hunterdon Central; Cranford, Brearley remain undefeated, both improving to 5-0

Dayton scores 50, Hillside 49 in league victories

Union had it with close losses. So when Friday night’s home game against Hunterdon Central became a one-possession contest for the second time, the Farmers were ready to make a statement. No more fooling around. Union returned two first-half kickoffs – including the opening one – for touchdowns, took a two-touchdown lead at intermission after […]

Brearley football moves to 4-0 after downing 2-0 Roselle Park 20-10; Bears sparked by solid defensive effort

Montesdeoca scores twice, Primavera once for Bears; Mimy reaches end zone for Panthers, while teammate Ambrosio kicks 37-yard field goal

ROSELLE PARK – After Roselle Park scored a touchdown on the game’s first play from scrimmage, visiting Brearley took it in stride. The Bears didn’t panic. Brearley answered by marching the ball right down the field to reach the end zone for its first time. Brearley then couldn’t wait to get back on defense. That’s […]

Roselle Park football has longest winning streak of any team in Union County – now at 4

Panthers lone team off this weekend; Will return Sept. 25 at Bound Brook

Three Union County teams opened with shutout victories last weekend, two on Friday night and one on Saturday afternoon. On Friday night in Mid-State 38 Conference-Valley Division play, Roselle Park opened at home with a 38-0 win over Pingry, while New Providence won at South Hunterdon 34-0. For the Panthers it was their fourth straight win […]

Union County’s top senior, college-bound football players ranked here; Cranford’s Penn State-commit Fries, QB Schetelich among Top 15

Two of the top senior football players in Union County for 2015 are both playing for Cranford. You have lineman Will Fries, who two months ago gave Penn State a verbal commitment. You also have returning quarterback Jack Schetelich, who opposing defenses found it rather difficult to contain him in 2014 as he guided the […]

Grammar school students excel at RC’s Write On Sports summer camp

“Write on Sports” completed a second straight successful season at Roselle Catholic High School earlier this month. Eight grammar school campers, residents of Roselle, Linden, Elizabeth, Hillside and North Plainfield, completed the two-week camp session, directed by Roselle Catholic graduates Joe Skrec (’84) and Erin Sisk “’06), from July 6-10 and July 13-17. Write on […]

1 27 28 29 30 31 39