Johnson, Westfield – Union County’s 5-0 FB teams; Crusaders win Valley Division, Blue Devils see winning streak reach 30

UNION – Exit 135 off the Garden State Parkway south – the Clark-Westfield turn – is presently 10-0 on the gridiron so far this season. Johnson and Westfield both improved to 5-0 Friday night, each capturing key Mid-State 38 Conference division victories. Johnson turned back visiting Hillside 22-13 at Nolan Field to clinch the Valley […]

Johnson football can clinch Valley Division title Friday night; Linden had week off then another big game at Bridgewater-Raritan

Crusaders 4-0 for first time since 2006; Tigers defeated Elizabeth in regular season for first time since 2010

Two of the Mid-State 38 (really 37 since Pingry left) Conference’s hottest football teams are Johnson and Linden. Johnson is 4-0 for the first time since 2006. Linden (3-1) just defeated Elizabeth in the regular season for the first time since 2010. Linden, winners of three straight, has this weekend off before another huge game […]

MONDAY EVENING QUARTERBACK: Can Union end Westfield’s 29-game winning streak? Other big Oct. 6 games include Hillside at Johnson, Roselle Park at Bound Brook

There are three scheduled Friday night (Oct. 6) games that do not include either team with more than one loss. They are all division games concerning six Mid-State 38 Conference squads. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS IN UNION COUNTY OCT. 6: WATCHUNG DIVISION: Westfield (4-0, 3-0) at Union (2-1, 2-1) – Cooke Memorial Field VALLEY DIVISION: Hillside […]

Cranford boys’ 3rd seed and Union girls’ 3rd seed for soccer Union County Tournaments; Will wrap at Kean the final weekend in October

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENTS BOYS’ SOCCER SEEDS: 1-Westfield 2-Elizabeth 3-Cranford 4-Gov. Livingston 5-Summit 6-Scotch Plains 7-Johnson 8-New Providence 9-Plainfield 10-Rahway 11-Dayton 12-Oratory Prep 13-Hillside 14-Union 15-Union Catholic 16-Linden 17-Roselle 18-Roselle park 19-Roselle Catholic The top four seeds receive byes into the quarterfinals. Fifth-seeded Summit receives a bye into the first round. Preliminary round games need to […]

MONDAY EVENING QUARTERBACK: Can Hillside continue its recent dominance over a tougher opponent?

Although it is against teams that are a combined 0-7, the Hillside Comets are on a bit of a roll the past two weekends. Hillside followed up a 42-7 win at New Providence by downing Bernards by the score of 42-0 at home this past Saturday. Bernards reached last year’s Central Jersey, Group 2 final. […]

Cranford football posts impressive 2nd half comeback to notch first win; Roselle Park is Union County’s first 4-0 team

Linden sophomore quarterback Marshall produces 5TD game to remember

Elizabeth, Cranford and Roselle Park all won on the road at teams that were 2-0. Not bad. Linden also produced a huge road victory, winning in a shootout over a team it had not beaten since 2014. Also not bad. Johnson also defeated a team that was 2-0 – doing so at home – and […]

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: Roselle Park 3-0 for first time since 2005; Johnson seeks first 3-0 start since 2007

Sophomore Sanborn impressing for Farmers; Westfield defense continues to stifle foes

Roselle Park is 3-0 for the first time since 2005. Johnson will attempt to get to 3-0 for the first time since 2007. Both are involved in big Mid-State 38 Conference undefeated division matchups scheduled to take place Friday night. Roselle Park is at Belvidere, with both at the top of the Union Division standings […]

All 17 Union County football teams scheduled to play Sept. 15; Rare weekend when none will play on Saturday

Big matchup: Westfield at Ridge, a battle of 1-0 Watchung Division teams with the Westfield Blue Devil defense attempting to halt the Ridge Red Devil offense

All 17 Union County football schools are scheduled to play Friday, Sept. 15, which will be a rare weekend when none are to play on Saturday. There are 12 games, including five featuring two Union County squads. Perhaps the most high profile matchup of the weekend is Westfield at Ridge, which is a battle of 1-0 […]

Linden scores first, but Westfield football prevails once again behind trademark defense; Tigers also played well defensively

Linden junior Myers returns game's opening kickoff 85 yards for TD

WESTFIELD – Less than five minutes in two-time defending North 2, Group 5 state champion Westfield already committed three mistakes. The Blue Devils allowed Linden to return the game’s opening kickoff for a touchdown, sophomore quarterback Hank Shapiro had to fall on a bad snap for a 12-yard loss on Westfield’s first play of the […]

Union County football schedule for Sept. 8-9 weekend here – weather permitting, of course

Here is the Union County football schedule for the weekend of Sept. 8 and 9 – weather permitting, of course. As of Sunday, Sept. 3 there are 8 games scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8 and 5 for Saturday, Sept. 9. Saturday, Sept. 9 is an ACT testing day, with games listed to start at 1 […]