The wait is over as Union County football playoffs begin

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nine weekends have passed, with some teams getting in nine games and most eight, as we begin the high school football playoffs in New Jersey in the month of October for the first time. After this weekend, next weekend and the one following it that will crown sectional state champions, there […]

Week 8 football will decide who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t

UNION COUNTY, NJ — This is the weekend that puts the closure on who is in and who is out — who is in the state playoffs, and who will come up short of qualifying. The sectional playoffs commence next week and then, after those three weekends, for the first time, public school group semifinals […]

Union County football: A playoff picture right now

Union County football: A playoff picture right now

UNION COUNTY, NJ — One thing New Jersey has made perfectly clear: Your high school football team does not need to be undefeated, or even better than .500, to qualify for the state playoffs. Right now, 12 of Union County’s 17 football-playing schools find themselves in playoff positions, with just two weekends of qualifying games […]

David Brearley is last one undefeated as football teams vie for playoff positions

David Brearley is last one undefeated as football teams vie for playoff positions

UNION COUNTY, NJ — David Brearley High School remains Union County’s only undefeated football team at 6-0. Week 7 features Union County schools in 16 games across three days, with only one common game — Cranford at Linden. There are two weekends of games remaining before the state playoffs commence on Friday, Oct. 28, and […]

Going into Week 6, David Brearley HS is the final undefeated football team

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Undefeated football in Union County? There’s just one team with that distinction remaining. The David Brearley High School Bears hold that distinction at 5-0 after producing their third shutout, a 14-0 win at home on Friday, Sept. 30, against 3-1 South Hunterdon Regional High School. David Brearley, which has outscored five […]

Union County football teams prepare for Week 5 matchups

Union County football teams prepare for Week 5 matchups

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Congratulations to the Union, Roselle Park and Summit football teams for winning their first games. Governor Livingston High School won a third straight contest to go more than .500 at 3-2, while Linden High School evened its record at 2-2 with its second shutout win at home. Elizabeth High School stunned […]

Union County football teams position themselves for Week 3

Union County football teams position themselves for Week 3

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County football for Week 3 will be spread out over three days, with two games scheduled to be played on Thursday, Sept. 15; 10 more on Friday, Sept. 16; and one on Saturday, Sept. 17. There are four common games: Roselle Park High School at David Brearley High School on […]

Week 1 football in Union County gets a quick preview

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Three Union County football teams opened their seasons last weekend, a weekend labeled only as New Jersey could label — Week Zero — while the other 14 will commence their 2022 seasons this weekend, known as Week 1. New Providence High School and Scotch Plains–Fanwood High School opened at home triumphantly, […]

Union County teams are eager for upcoming football season to begin

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The first day of official high school football practice in New Jersey, with shoulder pads, is now less than two weeks away: Wednesday, Aug. 10. That means teams can scrimmage one week later, with most of the 17 Union County football-playing schools slated to compete in their first scrimmages on Wednesday, […]

New GL football coach looks to turn team around

New GL football coach looks to turn team around

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — There are only three football-playing schools in Union County that have not won a state championship in the playoff era, which began in 1974. Governor Livingston High School is one of them, and first-year head coach Pete Ramiccio’s ultimate goal is to knock that number down to two. Ramiccio, who was hired […]

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