Union County football schedule, picks and Top 10 for Sept. 30, Oct. 1 games here; 4 of 5 undefeated teams in action this weekend

Union and Governor Livingston have the week off

Four of Union County’s five undefeated football teams will seek to go 4-0 this week, beginning with Westfield and Rahway on the road Friday night (Sept. 30). Westfield is a heavy favorite to vanquish Watchung Hills, while Rahway is favored to halt Voorhees. Both Watchung Hills and Voorhees are 0-3.
Union, 3-0 like Westfield and Rahway, is off this weekend.
On Saturday (Oct. 1) Roselle (3-0) is at Hillside and Summit (3-0) is at Scotch Plains, which like Watchung Hills and Voorhees is winless in three games.
A big game at Williams Field Friday night pits Mid-State 38 Conference-Watchung Division teams Linden at Elizabeth, with the winner to even its record at 2-2 and improve its chances of qualifying in North 2, Group 5.
Also seeking to even its record at 2-2 on Friday night is last year’s North 2, Group 3 champion – Cranford. In another battle of 1-2 teams, Cranford will host North Plainfield, which is now guided by first-year head coach Mark Ciccotelli, who last year was Cranford’s highly-respected offensive coordinator.
Roselle Park is at Brearley Friday night in a battle of 2-1 Union Division teams, while Dayton seeks to get its first win Saturday at Pingry in a clash of 0-3 Union Division squads.

UNION COUNTY
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
 
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

Friday, Sept. 30 (8 games)

Linden at Elizabeth, 7 p.m.

Westfield at Watchung Hills, 7 p.m.

Plainfield at Ridge, 7 p.m.

North Plainfield at Cranford, 7 p.m.

Rahway at Voorhees, 7 p.m.

Delaware Valley at Johnson, 7 p.m.

Bernards at New Providence, 7 p.m.

Roselle Park at Brearley, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1 (3 games)

Roselle at Hillside, 1 p.m.

Summit at Scotch Plains, 2 p.m.

Dayton at Pingry, 2:30 p.m.

Off: Union, Gov. Livingston.

 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS:

Friday, Sept. 23 (9 games)

Union 27, Elizabeth 7

Ridge 34, Linden 12

Immaculata 31, Scotch Plains 16

Gov. Livingston 36, North Plainfield 33

Bernards 24, Hillside 6

Delaware Valley 35, New Providence 0

Belvidere 24, Roselle Park 20

Brearley 47, South Hunterdon 0

Manville 34, Dayton 12

Saturday, Sept. 24 (5 games)

Westfield 37, Franklin 10

Hillsborough 35, Plainfield 0

Summit 35, Warren Hills 20

Rahway 40, Cranford 34

Roselle 56, Johnson 41

Off: None.

 

THIS WEEK’S PICKS (11):

Elizabeth over Linden

Westfield over Watchung Hills

Ridge over Plainfield

Cranford over North Plainfield

Rahway over Voorhees

Johnson over Delaware Valley

Bernards over New Providence

Roselle Park over Brearley

Roselle over Hillside

Summit over Scotch Plains

Dayton over Pingry

Best bet: Westfield

Upset special: Dayton

Last week: 8-6

This year: 26-14 (.650)

Best bets: 2-1

Upset specials: 2-1

 

JR’S UNION COUNTY TOP 10:

1-Westfield (3-0)

2-Union (3-0)

3-Summit (3-0)

4-Rahway (3-0)

5-Roselle (3-0)

6-Johnson (2-1)

7-Cranford (1-2)

8-Elizabeth (1-2)

9-Gov. Livingston (2-1)

10-Roselle Park (2-1)

OTHERS:

Brearley (2-1)

Linden (1-2)

Hillside (1-2)

Plainfield (0-3)

Scotch Plains (0-3)

New Providence (0-3)

Dayton (0-3)roselle-park-will-next-play-at-brearley-sept-30

Roselle Park will play at Brearley, Friday night, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at Ward Field in Kenilworth.

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