A preview of the final county football games on Thanksgiving

A preview of the final county football games on Thanksgiving

UNION COUNTY, NJ — It’s time to put the 2023 Union County football season to bed with its two longtime Thanksgiving Day clashes this week. Roselle Park High School seeks its first win against Abraham Clark High School, Roselle, since 2017. A Panther victory against the Rams would also give Roselle Park its first winning […]

McCarthy Report lists top-ranked football players

McCarthy Report lists top-ranked football players

UNION COUNTY, NJ — It was a quick 2023 high school football campaign in Union County, as none of the 17 football playing schools in the county reached a sectional state championship game. The final two consolation games were played on Thursday, Nov. 9, with Frank J. Cicarell Academy, Elizabeth, winning at Hackensack High School, […]

Football gets ready for playoff week No. 2 in Union County

UNION COUNTY — The high school football state playoffs in New Jersey can be a harsh reality to deal with, especially when the scoreboard doesn’t work in a team’s favor. Of the 11 Union County football playing schools that qualified, eight were defeated last weekend, with their seasons completed before Halloween. Those who lost were […]

Union County football teams seeded for playoffs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Although some Union County football teams did not have great performances last weekend, which was the final regular season weekend, they now have a chance to make up for that in the state playoffs. Union, Governor Livingston, Summit, Rahway, Cranford and New Providence high schools lost and Linden High School tied […]

Last week of the season sees Union football teams positioning for playoffs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The final weekend. This is it – the final opportunity to make a lasting impression on the first goal most teams have, which is making the playoffs in their sections. This is not only Week Eight but it’s also called the playoff-cutoff date weekend as it’s the final weekend before the […]

Football teams position themselves in Week Seven as season nears its end

UNION COUNTY, NJ — We’re down to two weekends to go before the start of the high school football playoffs in New Jersey. The season goes by that quickly. Perhaps the biggest winners in Union County last weekend included Summit High School out-lasting Linden High School at home in a battle of one-loss squads, Hillside […]

Teams improve positions as just three games remain in regular season

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Summer workouts are complete. The beginning of practice in August has come and gone. Games in August and September are now history. We’re down to just three weekends remaining in the regular season. October football to decide which teams make the playoffs and which squads don’t. In Union County there are […]

Week Five finds seven football teams with only one loss

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County schools that were 3-1 went 3-2 last week, while teams that were 2-1 went 4-1. So that now leaves us with seven one-loss teams in the county, three at 4-1 and four at 3-1. The three 4-1 squads are Group 5 Union High School, Group 4 Linden High School […]

Week Four football preview sees 10 county schools have just one loss

UNION COUNTY, NJ — There are no undefeated football teams remaining in Union County, but that does not mean that there are not a bunch of good teams out there. Through the first four weekends of the 2023 campaign, 10 of Union County’s 17 football playing schools have just one loss. Five are 3-1 and […]