Gridiron teams make history in 2014; Long time coming for Linden, Roselle

Cranford, Summit continue their winning ways

There were plenty of team achievements – for the first time in a long time – concerning Union County football in 2014.   Here are a few:   *Linden won its first home playoff game in 29 years, then won another home playoff game, then reached its first state championship game in 29 years and […]

First-time division winners Linden, Cranford and Roselle are top seeds; 10 Union County teams qualify for football playoffs

Summit - the second seed and two-time defending champion in North 2, Group 3 - is 64-3 since start of 2009 season

Of the 10 Union County schools that made the state playoffs, four of them are two home wins away – without needing help from anyone – from playing for a championship. Those teams include first-time Mid-State 38 Conference division champions Linden, Cranford and Roselle and also Summit, which captured Mid-State division titles the first five […]

Johnson football didn’t panic after 0-3 start; Crusaders will make CJ, G2 playoffs

The Johnson Crusaders did not panic after a 0-3 start included two losses by exactly one touchdown and another by a single point. The Crusaders, guided by first-year head coach and 2006 ALJ graduate Anthony DelConte, bounced back to win three of their next four to clinch a playoff berth in Central Jersey, Group 2. Presently, […]

Union County football schedule for this weekend; Dayton, Johnson, Westfield win; Brearley ties

Here is the Union County football schedule for this weekend, last week’s results, my picks and my Top 10. The  playoffs commence in two weeks.   UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL   THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE: Friday, Oct. 31 (6 games) Ridge at Union, 7 p.m. Johnson at Belvidere, 7 p.m. Hillside at Delaware Valley, 7 […]

Brearley football lifted in second half by RB Eskin and defense; Bears come back to top arch rival Roselle Park 34-24

Eskin rushes for 138 yards, scores 2 TDs in 4th quarter

KENILWORTH – Faced with the prospect of falling to their neighborhood arch rival for a fourth time in three seasons, the Brearley Bears needed to shore up defensively in the second half Friday night if a comeback win at Ward Field was to be produced. Brearley gave up 22, 47 and 41 points in its […]

CORRECTED new alignment of football’s Mid-State 38 Conference

Here is the corrected new alignment of football’s Mid-State 38 Conference for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. I erroneously printed the wrong alignment over the summer and earlier in September.   Mid-State 38 Conference for 2014 and 2015 seasons:   Delaware Division (8): Bridgewater-Raritan, Elizabeth, Franklin, Hillsborough, Hunterdon Central, Phillipsburg, Union, Watchung Hills.   Watchung Division […]

Brearley football – sparked by Eskin, Montesdeoca – top visiting Belvidere in opener

Bears score 4 TDs en route to 27-22 triumph; Eskin returns a kickoff for a TD for the first time

KENILWORTH – Just when the Brearley football team knew it was in for one heck of a battle with visiting Belvidere – the County Seaters answered Brearley’s first score with two of their own – it took an effort by one of the game’s best players to set things right. Brearley senior David Eskin, a starter […]

Baseball, softball, boys’ lacrosse, girls’ lacrosse state tournament information updated here; Johnson, Summit, Westfield boys’ lacrosse capture sectional championships

STATE TOURNAMENTS INVOLVING UNION COUNTY TEAMS   BASEBALL (9 still alive) Westfield, Summit, Cranford, New Providence, Dayton, Roselle Park, Union Catholic, Oratory Prep, Roselle Catholic.   NORTH 2, GROUP 4: Semifinals Tuesday, May 27 4-Bridgewater-Raritan at 1-Westfield 3-Millburn at 2-Ridge Final Friday, May 30 At higher seed   NORTH 2, GROUP 3: Semifinals Tuesday, May 27 13-Summit at 1-Cranford 7-Nutley at 3-West Essex Final Friday, May […]

Roselle Park, Union, Johnson, Cranford and GL move on in UCT softball

While defending champion and top-seeded Westfield will have to wait until Monday to play its first-round game – at home vs. 16th-seeded and 7-1 Roselle Catholic – Roselle Park, Union, Johnson, Cranford and Governor Livingston all advanced to Friday night’s quarterfinals at Linden with first-round wins on Saturday. Three of the eight first-round games were […]

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