These Union County football schools have qualified for the playoffs: Union, Linden, Scotch Plains, Summit, Cranford, New Providence, Brearley, Roselle Park and Rahway

This weekend is the cutoff date, with Westfield still having a chance to make it in North 2, Group 5

Usually we’re getting ready for the playoffs this weekend. However, the old system of having a “Week Zero” where only a handful of teams open the season came back this year – thus pushing the 2013 campaign back a week. That means that this is the cutoff date weekend, with some teams done with their […]

Summit comes back in the 4th quarter to stun Rahway 26-20: Hilltoppers increase regular season winning streak to 41

In battle of the last 2 undefeated Union County teams, Summit tops Rahway for a 14th straight time; Dougherty scores winning TD with 36 seconds left to increase Hilltopper overall winning streak to 17; Bost scored all 3 Rahway TDs

RAHWAY – In order to beat a quality, state-championship caliber team – which was the way Rahway head coach Gary Mobley put it – playing for just 36 minutes is not going to cut it. The home team Indians found that out the hard way Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of more than […]

Rahway challenge will be to limit Summit early on; Battle of elite 4-0 football squads Saturday at Veterans Field

Host Indians have not defeated visiting Hilltoppers since 1981; Summit's regular season winning streak at 40 and overall win streak at 16; Summit has a 13-game winning streak against Rahway

One of the challenges to staying in a game against Summit is to keep the Hilltoppers off the scoreboard in the first half in order to have a chance after halftime. So far Somerville, Johnson, Cranford and North Plainfield have not been able to do that. Those teams were not fast enough or focused enough […]

UCT girls’ soccer kicks off this Saturday; defending co-champion Scotch Plains is top seed once again

Dayton, Union, Johnson and Brearley were to host first 4 matches

The girls’ soccer Union County Tournament was to kick off this Saturday, Sept. 28, with four preliminary round matches. Defending co-champion Scotch Plains was awarded the top seed once again. Four first round games are scheduled to be played Wednesday, Oct. 2, with four more second round games set to take place Saturday, Oct. 5. The […]

Union County football scoreboard from Friday here, followed by rest-of-weekend schedule

                FRIDAY AFTERNOON UNION COUNTY FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD (5 games): Rahway 27, Hillside 13 – at Hillside New Providence 34, Brearley 14 – at New Providence North Hunterdon 20, Linden 7 – at Linden Scotch Plains 20, Gov.  Livingston 14 – at GL Bernards 33, Dayton 0 – at […]

Gross nets 139 yards, 3 TDs to lead Rahway football to season-opening win at Hillside; Wilkins scores twice for host Comets

HILLSIDE – The visiting and favored Indians scored the first four times they had the ball, capitalizing on turnovers their first two drives. The home team Comets could have quit after being down by four touchdowns in the second quarter, but they did not. Hillside hung in there, played much better defensively the rest of […]

Top senior, college-bound football players in Union County discussed by editor of The McCarthy Report

Union Farmers represented on Top 11 list by Egwuonwu, Bogan, Iroha

The Union and Plainfield football teams will clash Nov. 2 at Hub Stine Field after both will have played six games. Although they are in different sections (Union in North 2, Group 5 and Plainfield in North 2, Group 4) and different divisions in the Mid-State 38 Conference (Union in the Delaware and Plainfield in […]

Linden, Rahway football move to different sections; Tigers up to North 2, Group 5 and Indians back to Central Jersey, Group 2

Both seeking first championships since mid 1980s

The Linden football team is in a section other than North 2, Group 4 for the first time in a quarter of a century. The Tigers have not won a state championship since 1985. Rahway, like a bouncing ball, is back situated in Central Jersey, Group 2 for the eighth time since NJSIAA reclassification began […]

2013 Football Classifications here for the 17 teams in Union County

2013 FOOTBALL CLASSIFICATIONS FOR THE 17 TEAMS IN UNION COUNTY REVISED AUG. 2  *  NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 2   GROUP 5   Enrollment: 1284-3379 Elizabeth (3379), Westfield (1378), Linden (1284), Union (1810) * GROUP 4   Enrollment: 943-1236 Scotch Plains-Fanwood (1120), Plainfield (1109) * GROUP 3   Enrollment: 715-866 Cranford (866), Summit (801), Governor Livingston […]

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