One last look at 2015 Union County football season

The 2015 Union County football season will always be remembered as the year Cranford cemented 12-0 for the first time, Westfield captured its first state championship in 38 years – en route to a program-first 12-0 mark – and that Brearley came oh so close to joining Cranford and Westfield at 12-0, falling just one […]

11 Union County football teams in this weekend’s opening playoffs; Undefeated Cranford, Brearley squads seek to extend winning streaks

Eleven got in. How many will get out? Union County is well represented in playoff football that commences this weekend. Eleven of the 17 football playing schools in Union County qualified. Last week I wrote that nine would get in. Rahway and Roselle also snuck in as eighth seeds in their sections – the Indians […]

Johnson football notches another 3-game winning streak; Crusaders prepping for battle with Belvidere

Seek second straight CJ, G2 playoff berth

For the second year in a row a three-game winning streak has evened Johnson’s record following another tough 0-3 start. The Crusaders of Clark just notched their first road win and have scored the same amount of points – 110 – as they have surrendered. Johnson’s next goal is to prove that it is better […]

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 […]

Roselle Catholic Lion mascot Mosley a special sports supporter; 2015 grad will continue studies at Penn State Behrend in Erie, Pa.

The final game wearing your high school uniform is usually an emotional one for every student-athlete. Even if that uniform is The RC Lion mascot suit. Andre Mosley slipped into the lion uniform for the final time when RC defeated Pope John, 57-45, in the Tournament of Champions final on March 23 in Trenton. “After […]

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 […]

New Rahway head football coach Russo seeks to guide Indians to many big victories; Was at helm of Woodbridge from 2003-2011

One of Brian Russo’s biggest wins as a head coach took place in Union County six years ago. The Woodbridge native and 1996 Woodbridge High School graduate guided eighth-seeded Woodbridge to a stunning 23-14 win at top-seeded Union in a North 2, Group 4 quarterfinal. The new Rahway mentor now has designs on leading the […]

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