Union County football state championship playoff era history here; Years listed when each team last captured a state crown

Now that Hillside has won its first state championship since 1985, here is the list of when was the last year each team in Union County won a football state championship:

Plainfield, with a record of 0-4 in finals, Governor Livingston (0-2) and Dayton (0-1) are the only three schools in Union County that have not won a state championship in the playoff era: 1974-2017.

Union County teams and the last year they won a state championship:

Rahway – 1984

Roselle – 1989

Scotch Plains – 1990

Union – 1993

Roselle Park – 1993

Johnson – 2002

Brearley – 2006

New Providence – 2010

Elizabeth – 2012

Summit – 2013

Linden – 2014

Cranford – 2015

Westfield – 2017

Hillside – 2017

UNION COUNTY STATE CHAMPIONS IN THE PLAYOFF ERA:

2017:

Westfield – North 2, Group 5

Hillside – Central Jersey, Group 2

2016:

Westfield – North 2, Group 5

2015:
Westfield – North 2, Group 5
Cranford – North 2, Group 3

2014:
Linden – North 2, Group 5

2013:
Summit – North 2, Group 3

2012:
Elizabeth – North 2, Group 5
Summit – North 2, Group 3

2011:
Cranford – North 2, Group 3

2010:
New Providence – North 2, Group 1

2009:
Summit – North 2, Group 2

2006:
Brearley – North 2, Group 1
Elizabeth – North 2, Group 4

2002:
Johnson – North 2, Group 2

2000:
Elizabeth – North 2, Group 4

1999:
Elizabeth – North 2, Group 4

1997:
Elizabeth – North 2, Group 4

1995:
Johnson – North 2, Group 2

1994:
Summit – North 2, Group 2

1993:
Union – North 2, Group 4
Summit – North 2, Group 2
Roselle Park – North 2, Group 1

1992:
Union – North 2, Group 4
Roselle Park – North 2, Group 1

1991:
Union – North 2, Group 4
Brearley – North 2, Group 1

1990:
Scotch Plains – North 2, Group 3

1989:
Elizabeth – North 2, Group 4
Roselle – North 2, Group 2
New Providence – North 2, Group 1

1988:
Elizabeth – North 2, Group 4
Summit – North 2, Group 2
New Providence – North 2, Group 1

1987:
Union – North 2, Group 4
New Providence – North 2, Group 1

1986:
Union – North 2, Group 4
Brearley – North 2, Group 1

1985:
Union – North 2, Group 4
Linden – North 2, Group 3
Hillside – North 2, Group 2
Brearley – North 2, Group 1

1984:
Union – North 2, Group 4
Rahway – North 2, Group 3

1982:
Union – North 2, Group 4

1981:
Elizabeth – North 2, Group 4
Brearley – North 2, Group 1

1980:
Summit – North 2, Group 3

1979:
Union – North 2, Group 4
Rahway – North 2, Group 3
Roselle Park (declared) – North 2, Group 1

1978:
Union – North 2, Group 4
Rahway – North 2, Group 3

1977:
Westfield – North 2, Group 4

1976:
Westfield – North 2, Group 4
Summit – North 2, Group 3
New Providence – North 2, Group 2

1974:
New Providence (declared) – North 2, Group 2

From 1975-1997 when 4 teams in each section qualified:
4 champions: 1985
3 champions: 1993, 1989, 1988, 1979

2 champions: 2017, 2015, 2012, 2006, 1992, 1991, 1987, 1986, 1984, 1981, 1978, 1976

Years no champions: 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1983, 1975.

Only two teams or one (declared) were selected in each section the first year in 1974, with all the games taking place at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

The sections were expanded to four teams in 1975 and then eight in 1998.

PLAYOFF TITLES:

Union 10 (10-4 in N2, G4 final and 0-1 in N2, G5 final)
Years won: 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993

Elizabeth 8 (7-1 in N2, G4 final and 1-1 in N2, G5 final)
Years won: 1981, 1988, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2012

Summit 8 (4-3 in N2, G2 final and 4-1 in N2, G3 final)
Years won: 1976, 1980, 1988, 1993, 1994, 2009, 2012, 2013

New Providence 6 (1-2 in N2, G2 final and one title declared,
4-10 in N2, G1 final and 0-1 in CJ, G1 final)
Years won: 1974 (declared), 1976, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2010

Brearley 5 (5-2 in N2, G1 final and 0-1 in CJ, G1 final)
Years won: 1981, 1985, 1986, 1991, 2006

Westfield 5 (3-0 in N2, G5 final, 2-0 in N2, G4 final and 0-1 in N2, G3 final)
Years won: 1976, 1977, 2015, 2016, 2017

Rahway 3 (3-4 in N2, G3 final)
Years won: 1978, 1979, 1984

Roselle Park 3 (2-3 in N2, G1 final and one title declared)
Years won: 1979 (declared), 1992, 1993

Johnson 2 (2-0 in N2, G2 final and 0-1 in CJ, G2 final)
Years won: 1995, 2002

Linden 2 (1-1 in N2, G3 final and 1-0 in N2, G5 final)
Years won: 1985, 2014

Cranford 2 (2-1 in N2, G3 final)
Years won: 2011, 2015

Hillside 2 (1-1 in N2, G2 final and 1-0 in CJ, G2 final)

Years won: 1985, 2017

Scotch Plains 1 (1-1 in N2, G3 final)

Year won: 1990

Roselle: 1 (1-1 in N2, G2 final and 0-1 in N2, G1 final)

Year won: 1989

Plainfield, Gov. Livingston and Dayton have not won state championships

PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI – Hillside represented Union County state championship football at Rutgers

in the playoff era.

Plainfield is 0-4 in N2, G4 (1976, 1978, 1997, 1998)

Gov. Livingston is 0-2 (0-1 in N2, G1 and 0-1 in N2, G2)

Dayton is 01 in N2, G2

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