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 […]

Linden football comes back to improve to 6-0, captures Watchung Division title; Tigers, sparked by many, down visiting North Hunterdon 35-21

Linden, led by 3 Kyle Phipps TDs, is off to best start in 27 years

LINDEN – Arguably the two biggest plays – in a Friday night division clash that featured plenty – came just three snaps apart early in the fourth quarter with the game deadlocked for the third time. The first came on fourth-and-five at the Linden 25, with the Tigers desperately trying to bring down shifty running […]

Are we on a 7-0 at 8-0 collision course? Linden, Elizabeth football off to 3-0 starts

Are we on a 7-0 at 8-0 collison course regarding the Linden and Elizabeth football teams? Both are off to 3-0 starts after Friday night wins – Linden won at 2-0 Montgomery 34-20 in Mid-State 38 Conference-Watchung Division play, while Elizabeth blanked visiting Franklin 34-0 in Delaware Division action. Linden, which leads the Watchung  Division […]

Linden football 2-0 for first time since 2009; Phipps rushes for 216 yards, scores 3 TDs

Tigers dominate visiting Plainfield to win home-opener 35-6

LINDEN – Executing the game plan, staying disciplined and showing improvement by game’s end were basic goals the Linden Tigers sought during Saturday’s home-opener at Cooper Field. It also didn’t hurt that Linden had returning starter Kyle Phipps running the ball. The 5-8 senior back carried 15 times for 216 yards and scored three touchdowns, […]

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 […]

Write on Sports Camp expansion successful; Initial offering at RC has 7 campers, 2 teachers

The Write on Sports camp experienced a successful expansion campaign at Roselle Catholic High School. A total of seven campers – who declared themselves The Sports-Savvy Seven by the end of the two-week experience on Raritan Road – and two teachers combined to make Write on Sports’ initial offering at Roselle Catholic nothing short of […]

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