Union at Westfield; Somerville at Rahway; Summit at GL; Brearley at Dayton featured Union County FB games Oct. 7, 8

The big football game in Union County this weekend is Saturday’s (Oct. 8) undefeated matchup featuring Union (3-0) at Westfield (4-0) at Westfield’s Gary Kehler Stadium.

However, there are several intriguing matchups Friday night (Oct. 7), including a battle of 4-0 teams in Rahway.

In Rahway’s first-ever game at its new turf field at Rahway River Park, the Indians will host Somerville, with the winner advancing to 5-0 status. In addition to both being 4-0 overall, both are 3-0 and tied for first place in the Mountain Division standings of the Mid-State 38 Conference.

Somerville, which won a combined four games the past four seasons, is averaging 48 points.

Rahway is 4-0 for the first time since 2013.

Governor Livingston, off its bye week, is 2-1 and hosting 4-0 Summit Friday night.

Brearley is 3-1 and has a two-game winning streak going into its Friday night game at rival Dayton (1-3), which won for the first time last weekend.

UNION COUNTY
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Friday, Oct. 7 (6 games)


Elizabeth at Hunterdon Central, 7 p.m.

Scotch Plains at Cranford, 7 p.m.

Summit at Gov. Livingston, 7 p.m.

Somerville at Rahway, 7 p.m.

Bound Brook at Roselle Park, 7 p.m.

Brearley at Dayton, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8 (4 games)

Union at Westfield, 1 p.m.

Montgomery at Plainfield, 1 p.m.

Johnson at Hillside, 1 p.m.

Roselle at New Providence, 1 p.m.

Off: Linden.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS:
Friday, Sept. 30 (8 games)

Elizabeth 23, Linden 10
Westfield 40, Watchung Hills 14
Ridge 49, Plainfield 7
Cranford 56, North Plainfield 35
Rahway 30, Voorhees 16
Johnson 39, Delaware Valley 12
Bernards 35, New Providence 17
Brearley 29, Roselle Park 7
Saturday, Oct. 1 (3 games)
Summit 54, Scotch Plains 35
Roselle 26, Hillside 0
Dayton 19, Pingry 6
Off: Union, Gov. Livingston.

THIS WEEK’S PICKS (10):
Hunterdon Central over Elizabeth
Cranford over Scotch Plains
Summit over Gov. Livingston
Rahway over Somerville
Bound Brook over Roselle Park
Brearley over Dayton
Union over Westfield
Montgomery over Plainfield
Johnson over Hillside
Roselle over New Providence
Best bet: Cranford
Upset special: Rahway
Last week: 10-1
This year: 36-15 (.706)
Best bets: 3-1
Upset specials: 3-1

JR’S UNION COUNTY TOP 10:

1-Westfield (4-0)

2-Union (3-0)

3-Summit (4-0)

4-Rahway (4-0)

5-Roselle (4-0)

6-Johnson (3-1)

7-Cranford (2-2)

8-Elizabeth (2-2)

9-Gov. Livingston (2-1)

10-Brearley (3-1)

Others:
Roselle Park (2-2)
Linden (1-3)
Hillside (1-3)
Dayton (1-3)
Plainfield (0-4)
Scotch Plains (0-4)
New Providence (0-4)

PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI - Which Union County teams will remain undefeated after the weekend of Oct. 7, 8? Westfield, Summit, Rahway and Roselle are 4-0 and Union 3-0.
PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI – Which Union County teams will remain undefeated after the weekend of Oct. 7, 8? Westfield, Summit, Rahway and Roselle are 4-0 and Union 3-0.

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