Looks like 10 Union County football teams are playoff bound; Linden also still alive despite 1-5 record

Next weekend's schedule, picks, this past weekend's results, JR's newTop 10 here

UNION COUNTY FOOTBALL TEAMS ALREADY PLAYOFF BOUND

STILL WITH TWO WEEKENDS TO GO

 

NORTH 2, GROUP 5:

Elizabeth, Union

 

NORTH 2, GROUP 4:

Scotch Plains

 

NORTH 2, GROUP 3:

Summit, Cranford, Rahway

 

NORTH 2, GROUP 1:

New Providence, Roselle Park, Dayton

(It will help Roselle Park and Dayton if Secaucus

loses at Lyndhurst this weekend.)

Roselle Park hosts Dayton this weekend

and will clinch its first playoff berth since 2001

with a victory.

 

CENTRAL JERSEY, GROUP 2:

Johnson

 

COULD STILL GET IN:

Linden (1-5) in North 2, Group 4

Tigers will probably need to win their last two qualifying games,

which are at Watchung Hills (4-3) this weekend and

Bridgewater-Raritan (4-3) at home next weekend.

 

ALREADY ELIMINATED BECAUSE THEY

WON’T GARNER ENOUGH POWER POINTS

(TEAMS DON’T NEED TO BE .500 OR BETTER TO QUALIFY):

Gov. Livingston (1-5) in North 2, Group 3

Roselle (1-5) in Central Jersey, Group 2

Hillside (0-7) in Central Jersey, Group 2

Brearley (0-7) in North 2, Group 1

Westfield (0-6) in North 2, Group 5

Plainfield (0-6) in North 2, Group 4

 

WEEK 8 SCHEDULE:
Friday, Oct. 26 (10 games)

Plainfield at Union, 7 p.m.

Dayton at Roselle Park, 7

Manville at Brearley, 7

Gov. Livingston at North Plainfield, 7

Summit at Delaware Valley, 7

Phillipsburg at Elizabeth, 7

Hillside at Pingry, 7

Linden at Watchung Hills, 7

Rahway at Voorhees, 7

Cranford at Johnson, 7

Saturday, Oct. 27 (3 games)

Somerville at Roselle, 1 p.m.

Warren Hills at Scotch Plains, 1

Bridgewater-Raritan at Westfield, 2 p.m.

Off: New Providence.

 

WEEK 8 PICKS (13):
Union over Plainfield
Roselle Park over Dayton
Brearley over Manville
North Plainfield over GL
Summit over Delaware Valley
Elizabeth over Phillipsburg
Hillside over Pingry
Watchung Hills over Linden
Rahway over Voorhees
Cranford over Johnson
Roselle over Somerville
Warren Hills over Scotch Plains
B-Raritan over Westfield
Best bet: Elizabeth
Upset special: Hillside
Last week: 8-2
This year: 66-19 (.777)
Best bets: 6-1
Upset specials: 1-6
*
WEEK 7 RESULTS:
Friday, Oct. 19 (5 games)
Ridge 35, Cranford 21
Johnson 35, Somerville 7
New Providence 47, Manville 0
Watchung Hills 34, Scotch Plains 0
South Hunterdon 14, Dayton 10
Saturday, Oct. 20 (5 games)
Elizabeth 42, Linden 0
Franklin 26, Union 13
Summit 41, Warren Hills 14
Roselle 20, Hillside 12
Pingry 13, Brearley 6
Off: Roselle Park, GL, Rahway,
Westfield, Plainfield.
*
JR’S UNION COUNTY TOP 10
FOR WEEK 8:
1. Elizabeth (7-0)
2. Union (4-2)
3. Summit (7-0)
4. Cranford (5-2)
5. Johnson (5-1)
6. Rahway (4-2)
7. New Providence (6-1)
8. Scotch Plains (4-3)
9. Roselle Park (4-2)
10. Dayton (3-4)
* Two teams are 0-7, two 0-6 and three 1-5.
*
– JR PARACHINI

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