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 […]

2015 Union County football schedules

UNION FARMERS Sept. 11 Phillipsburg, 7 p.m. Sept. 18 Franklin, 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Bridgewater-Raritan, 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Elizabeth, 7 p.m. Oct. 9 Hunterdon Central, 7 p.m. Oct. 16 Hillsborough, 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Watchung Hills, 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Ridge, 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at Linden, 7 p.m.   […]

Union County football scrimmage schedules here

UNION COUNTY FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGES:   UNION: Game scrimmage Sept. 3 North Bergen, 6 p.m.   ROSELLE PARK: Aug. 25 Quad, 10 a.m. Aug. 28 Keyport, 11 a.m.   BREARLEY: Aug. 21 North Plainfield, 10 a.m. Aug. 28 South River, 10 a.m.   SUMMIT: Aug. 25 Bloomfield, Caldwell, Shore Regional, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 28 Columbia, 10:30 […]

Union County All-Stars defeated in Snapple Bowl at Kean; Linden’s Phipps, Roselle Park’s Gonzalez rush for TDs

UNION – There’s always a price to pay when attempting to win one of these all-star games. To say that the Middlesex County squad had the right fee Thursday night would be a most appropriate statement. That fee was paid in the form of diminituve running back Chase Fee of Spotswood. One of the shortest […]

Union County All-Stars, led by Linden’s Kyle Phipps, out to win first Snapple Bowl since 2011

The last time Kyle Phipps played in a football game he helped lead Linden to its first state championship in 29 years. The next time, which will be Thursday night, he hopes to help lead the team he is playing for to its first triumph over the opposing side in three years. Victories have been […]

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